Yoga for Endurance Athletes

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I have always been drawn to endurance sports. I began swimming when I was very young, my bike allowed me some semblance of freedom in the suburbs without a car, and running was part of my training for high school sports. In college and the following years, I got into cycling, stair climbing, running, freediving and continued to swim. When I discovered yoga in college, I realized that the knee and hip problems I had had for most of my life began to fade. In 2011 when I did my teacher training, I began to realize the role that yoga could play in traditional athletics training. My teacher training project focused on rowing and my first class was at a local bike shop.

Please join me Saturday July 20th from 5-7p at our Arlington location for a Yoga for Endurance Athletes workshop. I’ve developed this workshop along with TS teacher training grad Andrew Simpson a runner and coach with FeXY triathlon team. This workshop is designed for athletes who participate in sports that require lots of repetitive motion (eg cyclists, runners, swimmers, rowers). We will discuss poses that may be particularly beneficial to your training, as well as poses that are counterproductive; no one wants to have their training derailed by a yoga injury so we will discuss ways to avoid poses that are particularly risky for athletes. We will discuss injury prevention, strength building, and how to work the supporting muscle groups. Additionally, recovery is a major component of endurance training so we will go over some techniques to improve recovery.

The format of this workshop will be some discussion followed by a practice of poses that we will talk through while practicing, focusing on alignment and modifications. This is meant to be interactive so bring questions and let me know before hand if there’s anything specific that you want to focus on.

Namaste,
Maggie

3 thoughts on “Yoga for Endurance Athletes

  1. Edoardo

    July 9, 2013 at 10:22pm

    Hi Maggie,
    I was very interested in attending this session, but I have an adventure race that day:( I spoke to some folks at the studio last time I took a class (yesterday) and they said to get in touch with you. Are you offering another similar class in the future? If not, perhaps you can give me some tips on what poses to avoid and other tips? Thanks!

    Best,
    Edoardo

  2. Libby

    July 11, 2013 at 9:03am

    Hi Maggie – I am in a similar situation as Edoardo. Any chance you will be offering this again?

    Thanks, Libby

  3. Maggie

    July 11, 2013 at 11:13am

    I’m looking into offering it again since I’ve talked to a few others who are in the same situation. In the meantime, feel free to email me directly at maggielonergan@tranquilspace.com and I can send you the handouts from the workshop and address any questions.

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