Yoga for athletes uses stretching and strength-building poses. The breathing techniques used teaches the discipline of being present in the moment through physical postures. The focus on breathing helps increase oxygen intake and your ability to remain relaxed during competition. Yoga for athletes also delivers a low-impact cross-training exercise for athletes who do the same sport or exercise routine year-round.
Julie completed the Yoga Alliance 80 hour Yoga for Athletes & Sport Accreditation in September 2017. This course is designed by Sarah Ramsden at www.sportsyoga.co.uk, Sarah has worked with many professional footballers keeping them fit and injury free.
Julie also complete the Yin Yoga 30 hour Teacher Training with Sarah Lo in May 2018. Yin yoga and the long held posture can help balance and restore athletes’ energy. Yin yoga offers athletes the chance to find stillness in the heart, the mind and the body. The postures work on the connective tissue and fascia in the body leaving athletes at the end of the class feeling more relaxed, energised, stronger in mind and body.
Yoga Station’s classes cater for all athletes regardless of age or sport and there are some fantastic benefits: