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 and Face-to-Face Options)
£35 for 6 x weekly sessions
Option 1 (Zoom): Starting Monday 7th September (6.30pm – 7.15pm)
Repeating every Monday at 6.30pm for 6 weeks
Option 2 (In Person): Starting Wednesday 9th September (6.30pm – 7.15pm)
Repeating every Wednesday at 6.30pm for 6 weeks
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 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.
1-to-1 Yoga SessionEmstrey House South, Shrewsbury Business Park, SY2 6LG
£55 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.
£40 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.
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