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IST: Yoga classes for athletes - the science of sequencing

3rd November 2018
at Hemingford Abbots Village Hall

IST: Yoga classes for athletes - the science of sequencing

Tutor: Anthea Sweet

Date: 3rd November 2018

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Hemingford Abbots Village Hall

Type of Event: CPD Days

Places Available: 0

Aims of the morning
  • To develop teachers' understanding of the science of yoga in sport
  • To explore key principles of sports-specific breathing

Objectives for the morning
  • 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

Objectives for the afternoon
  • 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
About the Tutor
Anthea Sweet is a qualified BWY Diploma teacher and an Advanced Yoga Sports CoachTM . She is Head of Tutoring for Yoga Sports Science.  Anthea has 13 years' experience of teaching classes and 1:1 yoga, specialising in posture and movement mechanics. She has completed Gary Carter's Anatomy Series and is also a qualified sports/remedial therapist treating sports injuries.

Outline plan for the day
  • Introduction
  • 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 its online environment, so that teachers registering for the IST Day 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.

Event organiser: Cambridgeshire county rep Gemma Skells

For our policy regarding refunds and cancellations please see our terms and conditions / 


Hemingford Abbots Village Hall
High Street
PE28 9AH


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