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Teaching Yoga to Athletes- The Science of Sequencing with Anthea Sweet

29th July 2017
at Kesgrave Community & Conference Centre

Teaching Yoga to Athletes- The Science of Sequencing with Anthea Sweet

Tutor: Anthea Sweet

Date: 29th July 2017

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Kesgrave Community & Conference Centre

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 16

Anthea Sweet is BWY Diploma teacher,Advanced Yoga Sports Coach and
Head of Tutoring for Yoga Sports Science.She has 13 years experience of teaching classes and 1:1 yoga specialising in posture and movement mechanics. Completed Gary Carter’s Anatomy Series and also a qualified sports/remedial therapist treating sports injuries.

Aims of the Morning

To develop teachers’ understanding of the science of yoga in sport
To explore key principles of sports-specific breathing


To introduce the context and value of yoga as a sport science
To deliver an introductory yoga practice illustrative of athlete-specific yoga
To introduce the relevancy of the science of breathing to class planning

Aims of the Afternoon

To explore key principles of sports-specific movement and sequencing
To develop teachers’ skills in managing athletes in class


To introduce the relevancy of the science of sports-specific movements to class planning
To highlight the principles of successful delivery of yoga to athletes in class
To deliver a yoga practice illustrative of the requirements of a specific sport

Teaching material used on the day

Handouts (for breathing and movement/sequencing)

Methods of presenting the subject

Demonstration, visual material, handouts, group work, worksheet for aiding example class p

Outline plan for the day

Opening practice: athlete foundation session
Session on breathing including practice of various sports-specific breathing techniques

Session on anatomical planes of movement, relevancy of posture to sport, sequencing
Group work to practice lesson planning using key principles
Closing practice: sequence specific to swimmers

Other information

Yoga Sport Science will provide a "BWY IST Room” within their online environment, so that teachers registering for the IST can access pre-course material including some handouts and pre-course reading and links.

Aimed at qualified teachers keen to develop their skills into working with athletes in a class environment.



Kesgrave Community & Conference Centre
Twelve Acre Approach


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