Workouts and Stretching

Conditioning and flexibility are vital for any martial artist. At Nam Yang Mountain Retreat, morning meditation and soft arts are complimented by approximately 1 hour of active workouts and stretches in the afternoon to improve endurance and elasticity.

Nam-Yang-Crab-PicConditioning routines are borrowed from various martial and athletic disciplines to maximize stamina, cardio and strength improvement while maintaining safety and a mind for technique.

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Stretching routines employ methods from both kung fu and yoga to greatly improve joint and muscle flexibility and teach body relaxation. Students often notice significant improvements in flexibility and elasticity after leaving the mountain retreat.

I have only been here a few days and I feel like I am in a new body.” – Isobel

Check out this video of Master Iain stretching.  The suspended box split is right at the end.