Yoga for Endurance Athletes

Yoga to Build Mobility and Breath Control to Help You Move More Comfortably.

I’m pretty awkward.

I’m way past 50, my long limbs don’t bend easily, and I’m pretty inflexible, especially since I’ve broken a lot of bones.

So I’ll never look like the 25-year-old former dancer getting into wild poses.

You don’t need to either!

My yoga teaching practice is always focused on how you feel in the pose.

It’s not about how you look or whether you can do a Wheel pose (I can’t).

You should feel strong and powerful, as well as challenged to continue focusing on your breath while you’re in the pose.

Our goal is always to use yoga to build mobility in your joints while learning to control our breathing as we move through poses.

Sign up below for the first class in the Yoga for Endurance Athletes course for FREE!

Yoga for endurance athletes helps you feel stronger and able to focus on your breathing while moving through increasingly challenging poses.
Foundation Yoga can help you build mobility, strength, and breath control through online and studio classes.

Yoga for Endurance Athletes Builds Mobility, Strength and Balance

Mobility and a strong core and hips are critical for lifelong movement

Most of us move in one forward plane and that can leave us stiff and inflexible.

We use our yoga practice to get stronger from our poses, build mobility through movement, learn better breath control, and recover better from workouts.

Yoga for Endurance Athletes

We build specific yoga sequences to help endurance athletes become better users of breath, stronger, and more mobile as well as to counteract bad habits and overuse.

We focus on building a strong foundation on the mat of breathing and of movement. 

First, that means we start with our breathing, both to calm us and learn to strengthen and control our breathing.

Second, we move into creating a solid foundation for the yoga pose. 

For instance, if we’re doing Warrior poses, we are going to focus on our feet being flat on the mat, our weight is balanced between front and back feet, our back knee soft, and our hips in the right place.

Once we have that solid foundation, we can move our upper body into the right places.

With a solid foundation, we are able to reach our full potential in any pose, regardless of our experience. 

Yoga is essentially a meditative practice. Since I can’t sit still for more than a few seconds, yoga is perfect since I can practice deep breathing while moving in poses that challenge my ability to fully inhale into my belly.

Yoga for endurance athletes helps you feel stronger and able to focus on your breathing while moving through increasingly challenging poses.
Yoga to build mobility helps you feel stronger and able to focus on your breathing while moving through increasingly challenging poses.

Certified Yoga Instructor

I have a 200-hour RYT yoga teaching certification from Empower Yoga in the Milwaukee-area.

I got into yoga initially because I could never sit still for more than a minute or two in meditation. Then I recognized the physical benefits, including yoga to build mobility and breath control.

Yoga also helped me rehab several broken bones.

During yoga teacher training, I researched movement for endurance athletes, particularly cyclists and runners.

I also did a lot of work with older people, including my 83-year-old mother!

Yoga for Endurance Athletes Online

We offer a six-week, 12-class Yoga for Endurance Athletes course.

  • One recovery class each week that can be used several times a week to build mobility and speed recovery
  • One strength class each week that focuses on building breath control, strength, and mobility. 
  • Weekly Facebook Live sessions that focus on individual poses that help cyclists. 
  • Each class develops breath control, “testing” that breath control in increasingly challenging poses. 
  • The strength class holds yoga poses a little longer than “normal” yoga classes. We do this for two reasons: holding the pose creates a lot of isometric stress that helps build muscle, and practicing breathing while in a challenging position deepens your breath.
  • We will create a Facebook group for everyone to ask questions, share successes and challenges, and share our practices.

Yoga in Studios

I teach a class at the Greenfield WAC on Mondays at 11 am.

I’m also going to be teaching a class through the Franklin Recreation Department in January.

And by March, I’ll be offering regular classes at my own studio space!

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