Adding a regular yoga practice into your week offers an invaluable addition to your training programme
Whatever your choice of sport, yoga can help in improving your mental focus, respiratory capacity, flexibility and strength.
Professional athletes are now turning towards yoga to enhance their physical performance, prevent injuries and extend their careers.
However you dont have to participate in a sport to reap the endless benefits of yoga- so whether you are looking for a stand-alone activity to improve your overall health and well being, or you are after a cross-training programme to benefit your chosen sport then Optimal Movement Yoga Classes are for you.
- Improve overall flexibility and mobility
- Build strength and stamina
- Increase balance and agility
- Reduce daily aches and pains
- Return body to optimal alignment
- Aid in recovery and injury prevention
- Improve posture
- Improve blood flow and tissue health
- Promotes better diaphragmatic breathing and lung efficiency
- Stimulates parasympathetic nervous system- reducing blood pressure, heart rate, stress and anxiety
- Improves digestion (digestive system is stimulated by the parasympathetic system)
Yoga for Runners (6 Week Block)8 Person Class (Zoom / Face-to-Face Options)
Option 1 (Zoom): Starting Monday 2nd November (6.30pm – 7.15pm)
Repeating every Monday at 6.30pm for 6 weeks (£35)
Option 2 (In Person): Starting Wednesday 4th November (6.30pm – 7.15pm)
Repeating every Wednesday at 6.30pm for 6 weeks (£45) – FULLY BOOKED
Option 3 (In Person): Starting Saturday 7th November (10.00am – 10.45am)
Repeating every Saturday at 10.00am for 6 weeks (£45) – FULLY BOOKED
The classes on Monday will be delivered via Zoom and numbers will be limited to ensure the safety of those attending and the quality of the class.
The classes on Wednesday and Saturday will be held at Optimal Movement. Numbers will be limited to ensure the safety of those attending and to adhere to current Government regulations.
Sessions will focus on runners ‘hotspots’ to help keep the body healthy and functioning well, so that you can continue running for years to come.
We will lengthen tight restricted areas, build strength in the more vulnerable areas, and improve core stability.
Our Yoga for Runners classes will help you to maintain a stable pelvis, strong muscles and mobile joints- essential for efficient running and good technique.
Classes are suitable and beneficial for runners of all levels and abilities. No Yoga experience needed.
Sessions are led by Sally, our 200hr Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher, UK Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness Instructor and lifelong runner. Sally has been bringing Yoga to athletes of all levels (from former GB athletes to complete beginners) for the past 3 years.
Lunchtime Yoga (6 Week Block)8 Person Class (Face to Face)
Starting Monday 2nd November (12.30pm – 1.15pm)
Repeating every Monday at 12.30pm for 6 weeks (£45)
Press pause on your busy day and take some much needed time out to move your body and calm your mind.
We will flow through a series of Yoga asanas (postures) to ease away tension and alleviate daily aches and pains, leaving you feeling refreshed and energised.
A regular yoga practice will develop strength, flexibility and balance. It will boost your immunity and energy levels, to help keep you healthy and well all year round.
Sessions will be led by Sally, a 200hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Sally is also qualified in both ‘Mindfulness, Movement, Meditation and Relaxation’ and ‘Yoga for Stress and Anxiety’.
1-to-1 Yoga SessionEmstrey House South, Shrewsbury Business Park, SY2 6LG
£60 per 75min session
We will start by discussing your needs/areas of concern before moving through a series of ROM tests to quickly identify problem areas within the body (where muscles have become too short to allow a joint to move through it’s full range).
Following on from this, Sally will guide you through a variety of stand alone yoga exercises to find the ones that work best for you and your body. These stretches will target the restricted areas, to help restore your body back into balance and reduce your future risk of injury.
£45 per 50min session
Follow on sessions will be tailored to meet your specific needs with an emphasis on returning your body back to optimal alignment.
You will be able to move at your own pace and within your own comfort zone, focusing on what’s important to you.
You will begin to develop strength, stability and flexibility where it is most needed, restoring the body and the mind back into balance.
Yoga & Running WorkshopMuch Wenlock Leisure Centre, TF13 6NB
Date: 14th November 2020
Cost: £20 (payment must be made to secure your place)
Running and Yoga compliment each perfectly so whether you are an elite runner or beginner, a regular downward dogger or you’ve never done yoga before then this workshop is for you.
We will meet at Much Wenlock Leisure Centre before heading outside to the fields for a training session, led by our athletic coaches and sports injury specialists Joe Brocklehurst and Oli Blake. The boys will guide you through a comprehensive warm up, running drills and running techniques before leading you through a session tailored to meet the needs of the group.
We will then head back to the hall for our active recovery Yoga session led by Sally, our Yoga Alliance Sports Yoga Specialist. The routine has been designed to counter balance the demands that running places on the body. We will restore muscles back to their normal resting length, aiding in your recovery and reducing future risk of injury.
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