Yoga for athletes and sports performance – helping you perform at the highest level
Do you work in Finance and/or in the City, love to exercise, run, or compete in a particular sport and want to find out more about how yoga can help you to perform better in your chosen hobby or speciality?
Would you like to find out more about my Yoga for Sports classes?
Sports & the City
Having worked in the City for many years, I know that there are many individuals out there who love to exercise and compete in sports.
Whether it be running, cycling or competing in marathons or triathlons, being a weekend warrior is their thing. In fact, amongst finance professionals, running is a well known past time. How can yoga help with your chosen passion?
Why Yoga for Sports
Having worked in the City for many years, I know that there are many individuals out there like you who love to exercise and compete in sports. Whether it be running, cycling or competing in marathons or triathons, being a weekend warrior is your thing.
As an expert level skier and all-round fitness enthusiast, I understand the needs required to perform day in day out as well as have attend work in between their training. That’s why I chose to specialise in Yoga for Sports to help athletes perform at their highest level.
Yoga for Sports
My Yoga for Stress classes involves:
- A complete posture assessment, identifying any imbalances or areas to focus on as part of the training.
- Targeted yoga practice to help you perform and improve in your chosen passion involving a combination of physical posture, breathing and meditative practices.
Get in contact with me to help you achieve your training goals.
Frequently asked questions
How can yoga help you perform better in other sports?
Did you know that a lot of elite athletes like Ryan Giggs, for example, practise yoga? Yoga helps you improve strength, flexibility, and overall physical and mental wellbeing. Practising yoga is a great way to improve core strength, range of motion, and athletic performance.
Yoga acts as the perfect complementary activity to any other sport you’re practising. One of the greatest benefits is that it allows you to stretch and relax muscle groups that might be either over- or underworked and engage and develop your whole body. This, in turn, helps you to address any imbalances in the body and to prevent injuries.
Can you support any sport?
Yes, whether you’re a runner, a triathlete, a cyclist, a weekend warrior, or compete in any other sport, my yoga classes can help. As a keen, expert-level skier myself and all-round fitness enthusiast, I understand what’s required to perform at a high level while also having to attend work in between training or competitions. When we start working together, I will research the individual requirements of your chosen sport to ensure that through practising yoga you can work towards meeting your specific training and competition objectives.
Do I need to compete at a professional level to work with you?
No. You don’t have to. If you practice any sport at any level, yoga can help. Even if you’ve decided to take up running on the weekend as a way to relieve tension and release stress from a long week at work, I can help. I love working with athletes and sportsmen of any level.
How does it work and what method do you follow?
When we meet for the first time, we start with a posture assessment. This allows me to identify any existing imbalances in your body and any areas to focus on. What follows is an individually-targeted yoga practice tailored specifically to you and your individual needs. The work we do together helps you perform better, improve your results, and ultimately to achieve your training goals.
And when it comes to my chosen method, as an experienced and trained yoga teacher, I practise a Vinyasa style of yoga that incorporates elements of hatha and flow.
What Method Do you Follow
In case you’re wondering, Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterised by stringing yoga postures together so you can seamlessly move from one to the next, using your breath. Vinyasa is often referred to as ‘flow’ yoga, or ‘power’ yoga. With the focus being on stress management, my Yoga for Stress classes focus on poses for stress relief.
Hatha refers to the practice of physical yoga postures. The word can be translated as ‘willful’ or ‘forceful’ and as ‘sun’ and ‘moon’, or the ‘yoga of balance’.
My style is dynamic but also grounded and incorporates various elements into the practice – always finishing with ample time to rest (this is called savasana).
Do I need any previous experience?
No. No previous experience or knowledge of yoga is required. My classes and open and suitable for everyone, regardless of whether you’ve been practising yoga before or not. And if you are worried about not being flexible, you’ll be pleased to know that I always tell my clients that ‘stiffness is a gift’. The aim isn’t to get you to do the most difficult poses (unless that’s your objective). I’m here to help you perform at your highest level in the sport you’ve chosen to practise or compete in. Your yoga practice will support your training efforts, but you don’t need to be an expert at yoga.
How many people are your group/corporate yoga classes for?
There is no minimum number. I am happy to come to your workplace and run a class just for you. However, if you can get more of your colleagues in, that works even better!
What areas of London do you cover?
I can run classes in the centre of London and West London – typically I teach in or around the business district where most financial services companies are based (Canary Wharf, Tower of , etc.). Parks and green spaces are great in the summer when the weather is good. Otherwise, as long as you have a suitable room or quiet area in your company, I am happy to come to your workplace.
When are your classes held?
As a full-time working professional myself, I run yoga classes during evening (after work) and weekends. I am not currently available for weekday classes during the day.
How long are the sessions?
The sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on number of attendees and on your specific requirements.
How much are the sessions?
Private sessions cost between £60-£80, depending on the time, place, and number of attendees. Prices for group classes depend on the number of participants and the location and are to be agreed during booking.
Do you offer free trials?
I don’t currently offer free trials, but I am sure you will enjoy our first class together and get a lot of value from it, even if you decide yoga isn’t for you right now.
Can sessions be booked separately or do I have to book a series of them?
You can book individual sessions or a block of 10 or 20 sessions, which works out cheaper for you.
What should I wear and what do I need to bring?
Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely during the class. And please bring your own drink and yoga mat. If you have practised yoga before and use other pieces of equipment, feel free to bring them to class with you.