It only took three major bicycle crashes to get Benjamin Ho into a yoga studio. Once there, he found peace in his practice – for the mind, body and soul. Along the way to rebuilding, he suddenly found himself transitioning from Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes to Yin Yoga and then in a Yin Yoga Teacher Training. The Yin and Meditation practice enabled him to endure the high intensity efforts in racing and training. He couldn’t continue without it. Seeing the huge benefits of Yin Yoga and how it addresses the connective tissues and hidden parts of the body restoring balance, the practice was too good not to share. This practice is not just for cyclists, it’s for everyone. It benefits those who are especially active in any sport. While the practice is tailored to the life-long athlete, anyone can participate. And unlike sport, there are no levels. You start where you are, now.
Benjamin is a certified Yin Yoga teacher through trainings by Sagel Urlacher. He has held several Yin Yoga for Cyclists series and has been practicing Yin Yoga since 2014. He has cycled competitively since he was 19 years old and currently races in the Tall Sock Racing Team in Portland. He is very grateful, humbled and honoured to be part of Team Metta.