Yoga for Runners & Athletes with Liz Richards
A new 6 week course commences
On – Thursday 8th November 2018
At – The Ananta Yoga Studios, 5, Wentworth Place, Wicklow Town
Time – 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Cost – Just €85 for 6 classes
Suitable for all levels – Limited spaces!
Booking is essential.
Enquiries/Bookings – Call/Text Liz 086 8963425
Liz Richards has been running this popular class for 9 years in association with members of The East Coast Tri- Club and Iron Man Training along with other local sports clubs and individuals who prefer a class with a sports focus. There is often a waiting list for this class so early booking is advisable.
Liz brings over 10 years of practice and teaching experience to these specialised classes, coupled with extensive and ongoing training with senior instructors in Ireland and abroad.
She has worked closely with several top athletes to help improve their breathing techniques, strength, flexibility, stamina and mental focus. It is also attended by students involved in a diverse range of other activities such as rugby, football, tennis, golf, walking, running, swimming, cycling and equestrian sports all whom have reported a significant improvement in their athletic performance and enjoyment of their chosen sport.
In these specialised classes the primary focus is on injury prevention, performance enhancement and developing mental clarity through specific breathing techniques. Yoga is the perfect way to counteract the effects of other sports on the body and is one of the few disciplines or activities that takes the body through its full range of movement every time it is practiced.
Students learn how to protect the areas of the body which are vulnerable in many sports such as the ankles, knees, hips and lower back, through correct alignment and engagement of the three platforms or stabilizing junctions of the body. The joints become more open, muscles are gently stretched through eccentric, concentric and isometric activities – and the body generally becomes more supple, light and free.
Using both static and dynamic classical yoga postures and specific breathing techniques in an intelligently sequenced class, athletes are often surprised at the many physical and mental benefits a regular yoga practice has to offer.
Suitable for any students who are involved regularly in sporting activities and are curious about how yoga can bring balance to every aspect of their lives.