Mountain Gear’s 11th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous is just ahead of us, taking place March 28 through 30. In support of the upcoming festivities, I’ve written a post appearing in today’s Mountain Blog, “Start Training for Climbing Safely: Five Essential Tips for Newbies.” Hope to see you at the event!
I’m excited to be part of the upcoming inaugural Women’s Climbing & Yoga Weekend in Lander, Wyoming, taking place April 11-13. This event aims to bring together women from around Wyoming (and beyond?) who enjoy climbing and yoga in a relaxing and fun setting. The event kicks off with a Friday night dinner. Saturday morning starts with a two-hour climbing clinic at Elemental Performance and Fitness. After a break for lunch, we’ll enjoy a two-hour yoga session at Ananda Yoga Lander, followed by appetizers and drinks at the Coalter Loft. Participants will receive a swag bag with goodies from Clif Bar, prAna, Scarpa, Joshua Tree Skin Care, and more.
It’s STILL snowing in Wyoming (nothing new & different), so I took this opportunity (after some solid days of climbing training) to start teaching myself a new asana (pose), pictured above — Vrschikasana in Pincha Mayurasana, or Scorpion Pose in Forearm Stand. It definitely still needs lots of work, but it’s a start; I have no idea if I’ll ever get those feet to touch my head, but who cares?! Read how practicing yoga and the process of learning new poses has helped improve my climbing in ways I never imagined it would in my latest prAna life entry, Yoga Mind, Climbing Mind: Exploring the “Whys” of Learning & Mastering Movements.