Field of Yoga Project

this. is. a. all-around empowerment program.

Nature Force 2017!
Starts Friday June 2, 12 weeks of women-only group training.
Read on below for all the details of this unique badass empowerment program. Sign-up link above!
Nature Force 2015 at the Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon
Nature Force Crew 2016
Remember your power.
In 2015, 14 women raced an adventure triathlon.
Our whole crew met our goals, and we took 1st and 2nd female medals.
Then in 2016, 20 women raced an adventure triathlon.
Again, goals met all-around, and we took 1st and 3rd female medals.
That's Nature Force, baby.

Below is a little about what we do. Sign-up is soon to be LIVE, and spots are limited.
NEW in 2017: We've got you covered with 2 intensity levels, and 2 skills levels. Because sometimes you haven't learned the skills but you want to hit it hard. Or maybe you already know a thing or two about mountain biking, but aren't in a place now to take on serious training. Intensity and skills are two different things, handled two different ways. So you will get the chance to learn from where your skill set's at, and choose the appropriate intensity for your training. Separately.

Intensity level: BUILDING FITNESS or OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE
Skills level: BEGINNER/GROWING or INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

This program is about the cost of an extreme fitness program, but all done in the outdoors, with experts in all different areas, and all the things in that lime and gray box at the top of the page.
Learn something new. Gain skills. Get faster. Get stronger. And apply that sh*t!

Here's ALL the details for 2017! SIGN UP HERE.

What's an adventure tri?
kayak + mountain bike + trail run.
What's nature force?
nature + challenge + expert encouraging guidance + your own bad*ss crew of women who care.
Nature: train in the natural place your body wants to move - outside.
Challenge: because being comfortable stops you from getting awesome-er.
Expert encouraging guidance: learn from these experienced racers! Mountain bike instruction by Karmen Woelber and Johnny Johnson, Trail running instruction by Wendy Foote, Kayaking instruction by Darrin Siefken of Crawdaddy Outdoors, Yoga instruction by Mary McInnis Meyer of Field of Yoga Project. All of us are all about supporting you.
KICK-OFF WORKSHOP
Friday, June 2, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Pfeiffer Park in Cedar Falls. Meet the experts and your whole crew. Experts will present on proper form, equipment, and mental training strategies. Your full training plan will be revealed at this workshop. We'll follow up with the social dimension of well-being at Singlespeed for a brew or two!
TRAINING SCHEDULE
12 weeks of up to 4x/week group sessions (up to u!) leading up to the Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon August 26 in Waverly/Ingawanis - plus dozens of other regional adventure tris. Also, entry to our facebook group, where we share tons of resources on everything from breathing practices to improve Heart Rate Variability (HRV)/recovery, to race day fueling.
Here are some of the opportunities to meet up and train with your crew:

    • 12 BRICK trainings: soft trail mountain bike workout ride, a speedy transition, then go right into a trail run. (Sat 6:15 am)
    • 1 Shinrin Yoku "Forest Bathing" with the nature prescription doc Suzy Bartlett, MD (Fri Jun 9 6:00 pm)
    • 6 Kayak technique and interval training sessions (kayaks provided) (Mon 6:30 pm)
    • 6 Mountain bike technique and skills drills sessions (Mon 6:30 pm)
    • 12 30-min yoga class before skills sessions (Mon 5:45 pm)
    • 4 bonus intermediate/advanced MTB bike park sessions (Mon 8 - 8:30 pm)
    • 1 Trail running gear clinic with Wendy Foote (Thu June 8, 7 pm)
    • 1 Trail running technique clinic with Wendy Foote (Fri, June 30, 6:30 pm)
    • 12 Group run speed workouts (Thu 6:00 pm)
    • 1 Basic bike maintenance clinic so you can change a tire on the fly (Fri July 14, 6:00 pm)
    • 40% off on Kayoga (Kayak + Yoga) Day Trips (April 29, June 4, Sep 2 8:30 am)

  • Max capacity 24.
    We capped out in 2016 - act fast!
    $105/mo for 12-week program ($315 total), may be made in 3 monthly payments.
    Thats 50+ group trainings, 90+ hours together. We gonna be tight. ;)

    BE READY!
    Be ready for a BRICK of 45 minutes bike and 20 minutes run on the trails the first day.

    SATURDAY BRICK WORKOUTS

    Let's BRICK together. You and your bad*ass crew. Bike, then run. Early morning (could be 5:30 am, could be 7 am). That's how we do.
    Every week, BRICK start times change - do not go by the approximate time used by this system. Our first BRICK will be June 3, 6:30 am, meeting at Pfeiffer Park in Cedar Falls. (Note: several BRICKS will take place at Ingawanis County Park, Janesville.) All times and locations are listed on your training plan - to be revealed at the Kick-off Workshop Friday, June 3, 6:00 pm, at Pfeiffer Park.
    BE READY: We'll be starting the first week with basic soft trail mountain bike know-how, then a 45-min mountain bike ride and a 20-min trail run. Then it's release-focused yoga after. Done by 8:30 am every week.
    Start ramping up to that first BRICK now. Our Nature Force Facebook group is a great way to connect with your crew to get out there together!
    These BRICKS will ensure you get the amount of training required for a strong finish in your adventure triathlon race(s). Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon, here we come!

    MONDAY KAYAK/MOUNTAIN BIKE DRILLS, WITH YOGA BEFORE

    Mondays 5:45 - 6:15 pm for yoga, 6:30 - 8:00 pm for drills, locations are Big Woods Lake for kayak workouts, and either Tondro Pray in North Cedar, Higgins Shelter at George Wyth Park, or Ingawanis Woodlands in Janesville for mountain bike, per your training plan to be revealed at the Kick-off Workshop Friday, June 2, 6:00 pm, TBD location. Kayaks will be provided or bring your own, arrive early to be ready to launch at 6:30 pm.
    GET THIS:
    6 Kayak drill sessions led by Darrin Siefken, owner, Crawdaddy Outdoors, and Race Director for the Rugged Toad Adventure Triathlon. This guy can both challenge you and encourage you. He'll teach us how to paddle for best performance, how to get around turns efficiently, and even how to get back in our boats should we dump. (Done that!)
    6 Mountain bike technical skill drill sessions led by Karmen Woelber, local female mountain bike addict and racer, and Johnny Johnson, super tricky bike dude and racer. Beginners to advanced, we'll all learn skills first in a structured environment, then on the trails, so you can get through that rocky terrain, over those logs, up steep rooty climbs, and around tight corners - all with more speed and confidence.
    INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BONUS: You get 4 extra sessions, at Tondro Pray following drills when it's light enough out: June 5, 19, July 10, 25.
    BE READY: Kayaks and kayaking gear will be provided. We'll be starting with the basics, but be ready to work hard!

    WEDNESDAY MTB SKILLS PRACTICE + MTB GROUP RIDE
    Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:15 pm at Pfeiffer Park.
    Practice in the parking lot and grass, over and over! Repeat the things you only come across a few times on the trails, so when you do hit 'em, ya nail it!
    Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Pfeiffer Park.
    Hit the local Cedar Valley Association for Soft Trails (CVAST) weekly ride together. socialize with a refreshing beverage at Mulligan's after!

    THURSDAY RUNNING SPEED WORKOUTS
    Thursdays 6 - 7 pm, The Runner's Flat.
    Scott Gall's pro crew coaches us through speed work with the go-getting TRF Run Club.

    2 TRAIL RUNNING CLINICS

    Thu June 8, 7:00 pm, park across 1st St at Main
    Ultra dirt marathoner Wendy Foote will take us throught gear recommendations
    Fri June 30, 6:30 pm, Ingawanis Woodlands
    Trail running technique clinic - learn all of Wendy's secrets to stellar dirt running!

    OMIGOSH! FOREST IMMERSION!

    Friday June 9, 6:00 pm, Ingawanis Woodlands.
    Listen, we can't always just be bustin' through nature. Nature's benefits on our well-being come through more when we slow down in nature, and truly take it in. Dr. Suzanne Bartlett, MD, Integrative Medicine, will lead this in one of her signature offerings, and you can learn a little more about it here: "Sometimes We Hug Trees" - KWWL