YOGA for ATHLETES... is NOT just about stretching!

This  misconception stops many competators from using Yoga to help them gain specific tools that could just give them the edge to take their sports performance to a whole new level.

Many professional and Olympic athletes are now using Yoga to cross-train their bodies, breathing and mind, to up their competative game.

Competing is not just physical, its a mind-game too. This is where Yoga has specific mental focus, visualization and mindfulness techniques, that can help to make you a winner!


Yoga for Athletes workshops and classes are designed specifically to incorporate techniques and skills that you will not get in a general Yoga class or studio. Studio/Gym classes are usually geared more to the needs of a general, non-athletic yoga practitioner. Serious Athletes have different requirements, depending on the type of sport they participate in. Attending a generalized yoga class can actually be totally unproductive and even harmful. Finding the correct teacher and style for your cross-training needs is crucial so that you don't waste any time in your already tightly packed training schedule!

"I’d go so far as to say that if you’re not practicing yoga, you’re competing at a disadvantage and missing an opportunity to enhance peak performance" - Rich Roll, Ultra5 Triathlete


* How to stretch effectively - stretching can be totally pointless, even dangerous, if done incorrectly. Most people don't know how to stretch correctly - learn what to do and what to avoid,

(Studies show that effective stretching can improve your performance by up to 30%).

* Strengthening of weaker, under-used muscles and core stabilizers (most sports use the bigger external muscles to power movement, leaving deeper smaller muscles undeveloped and in-accessable when distributing work load).

* Increased endurance and energy levels (Overly tight muscles and lack of/restricted joint mobility means your energy is being wasted in trying to push through those blocks just to make you move in the most basic way).
* Improved performance through breath training and specific exercises for strengthening of breathing muscles (Studies show anywhere from 5-33% improvement - breath training is particularly effective in cyclists. The Pranayama exercises taught in general yoga classes are NOT the correct breathing techniques that athletes should be learning and can damage lung tissue!).
* Faster recovery rate after competing.
* Better injury prevention and recovery.

* Visualization techniques and practices to strengthen your mental game.

* Techniques to deal with pre-race anxiety and stress.

* Stronger Immune System from relaxation techniques that tone the nervous system (Hyper-focus, over-training and peak competition can over-strain the nervous system, which in turn breaks down the Immune System).

* Relaxation techniques are crucial to balance out an active training schedule so that you don't fatigue and burn out from the stress load.

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