Programs Offered to Athletes
Flow, Connecting and Integrating
Faster pace, aerobic. Promotes deep and even breathing. When we string poses together, we give teens a taste of what it means to move with ease. It also helps them build the awareness that all our movements are a series of coordinated efforts between muscles, bones, joints and nerves.
Strengthening and Energizing
Slower pace. Focusing on classic postures and correct alignment in the body. There is a common thought that yoga is great for stretching, but doesn't build strength. I choose to include conversations, as well as exercises around how helpful yoga is for building strength. Talking about the different muscles used in poses and incorporating games and sequences will help build strength as well as body awareness and coordination. Bodies that are strong digest food better and maintain a healthy weight.
Awareness and Focus
Yoga helps create awareness in the body through deep breathing and movement. It gives teens and athletes a way to express themselves, build a strong connection between what they hear and what they do. Teens that have healthy body awareness are more confident and strong human beings, have better posture, breathe better and have a sense of quiet strength. This quiet strength can then be transferred onto the field and the court.
Balancing poses teach teens and athletes that with increased focus, you can increase attention naturally, even in teens who struggle with different challenges related to attention. Certain poses and games focused on balancing skills, develop an intrinsic strength, evoke a meditative feeling, and promote stillness and quieting of the mind. This can help kids deal with the stress of living in a chaotic world where constant stimulation is a regular part of life. Allowing them to maintain more focus and consistency on and off the field and court.