Yoga for Athletes - the science of Sequencing
Tutor: Anthea Sweet
Date: 21st March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Holy Cross
Type of Event: IST Days
Places Available: 21
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
About the Tutor
Advanced Yoga Sports CoachTM
Head of Tutoring for Yoga Sports Science
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.
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
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.
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