Athletes and Teams
Looking back on my career as an athlete, I can see how a yoga practice would have helped me build mental toughness around competitions, and strength around joints that were hyper-mobile. If yoga had been more accessible all those years ago I think my career would have taken a different trajectory. Today, as a yoga teacher with 20 years of daily practice under my belt, I want to use my experience as an athlete and as a yoga student/teacher to help other athletes find a place of functional mobility and wellness that supports their dreams in sport.
Athletes are finely tuned and need special support to perform their best. Developing a regular yoga practice is an opportunity for athletes to improve muscle function, balance, body awareness, flexibility, core stabilization, and most importantly, mental control.
Physical training goes hand-in-hand with mental training, injury care and prevention, and a yoga practice supports all of these pieces. Ashtanga yoga as a method of practice wraps all of those skills into one package athletes can dig into when an issue pops up to level out the highs and lows and support performance. Practice makes progress.
I have had the opportunity to teach yoga and integrated practices to many athletes and teams including Alberta Track and Field, Calgary Stampeders, Dive Calgary, Banff Alpine Racers, nationally ranked cyclists, and hundreds of weekend warriors looking for improvement in their sport. If you would like to speak to me about developing a yoga and wellness program for yourself, your child or team please email me to set up a meeting.