What is Yoga for Athletes?

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Yoga for athletes is not simply athletic yoga. It is a conditioning program which uses the principles of yoga to improve sports performance, prevent injury and promote recovery. Programs are tailored to meet the athlete’s needs based upon the demands of their specific sport.

More than just stretching, emphasis on breath awareness improves focus and mental endurance. Increased flexibility and balance improve overall body strength, efficiency and power. In short, yoga will make a good athlete, better.

Tara Kestner is a registered yoga instructor who specializes in working with athletes of all levels. She designs programs based on specific sport requirements and challenges. Utilizing the principle that strength plus flexibility equals power, her classes give athletes the tools they need to enhance their performance.

Her overall goal is not to turn athletes into yogis, but to make yoga accessible and useful to help them meet their goals. Knowing the best ability any athlete can have is availability, Tara’s programs help prevent injuries and promote recovery.

Credentials:
> Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance
> 200 hour teacher certification- Aura Wellness Center
> Power Yoga for Sports with Gwen Lawrence-  teacher training course
> Yoga for Athletes with Sage Rountree-  teacher training course
> Yogafit- certified teacher
> Group Exercise certified teacher- YMCA
> CPR and First Aid certified- American Safety & Health Institute

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