Even if you have never heard of a “ruck” or “rucking” you have probably already done it! For example, you have probably carried a heavy backpack in school or while travelling. The definition of rucking is walking with a weighted rucksack aka backpack and is a low impact exercise that has origins in military training.
What do I need to bring ?
A yoga mat, water bottle & a backpack (option to fill with weight, anywhere from 10 lbs all the way up to 35 lbs depending on your comfort & fitness level). Remember, please go lighter if you have any concerns or weight restrictions as the weight mentioned previously is a just a guideline.
How do I pack weight in my pack?
Grab a weight and wrap it in a towel for cushion, and put it in the bag. Anything will work as your weight – dumbbells, bricks, books, you can even fill the bag with potting soil, just add weight. You can add towels or even a yoga block to help stabilize the weight in your pack.
Tip: start light and if your pack allows, keep the weight high and stable next to your back
Where do we meet?
We will meet at the Turkish Pavilion at Tower Grove Park at 8:45 am and depart at 9 am once everyone is checked in.
What can I expect?
The goal for this event is to gather as a community and find joy in moving your body with some weight on your back which is known to improve cardiovascular health and endurance while enjoying the outdoors and maybe make some new friends along the way.
A Word on Accessibility
Outdoors / Concrete and grassy surfaces
Be prepared for a long walk (wear comfortable socks & shoes and wear layers)
Dress for outdoor conditions
***Class is subject to weather. Stay up-to-date with details on this series by following our Facebook event page.***
Each of our events are held in unique locations. We do our best to make them as accessible as possible, and we hope these notes are useful in clarifying expectations about our yoga venues. We know that not all of our event locations will meet the needs of every individual. If there is ever any question, concern, or any additional assistance you need in order to feel supported at one of our events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any specific needs, concerns, injuries, or limitations, please let us know either via email in advance, or connect with the teacher directly before the class begins.
Street parking near the pavilion