Restore Yoga

WHEN 

Before Christmas: Mondays 8pm - 9pm, Mona Vale Surf Club

From January 2019: Tuesdays 7pm, Surfside Home Studio

IS THIS CLASS RIGHT FOR ME?

This class is designed specifically for:

  • Anyone who thinks they are too tight, or not flexible enough for yoga

  • People who are exhausted from a busy, modern day life but are not particularly good at relaxing or slowing down

  • Those who train hard in their chosen modality - whether that is Crossfit, footy or surfing OR those who work very hard and spend a lot of time sitting/driving

  • Men or women - who would feel uncomfortable going to an open class

  • All levels from total beginners to experienced yogis

HOW WILL I BENEFIT?

  • Increased flexibility and range of motion

  • Healthier joints

  • Increased focus and concentration

  • Increased body and spatial awareness, improving your alignment in your sport

  • Improved balance and stability

  • Reduced soreness and faster recovery

  • Injury prevention

  • Calmer nervous system, resulting in lower stress levels and stronger immunity

  • Better breath control and efficiency

INVESTMENT

  • $120 for 6 weeks

  • Start your 6 week block anytime

  • Bookings essential via the Mind Body Online app

  • Download to your phone, search Healthspace, and select "Sports Recovery Course"

  • Limited to 12 places. Casuals permitted IF there is space, but preference given to those signed up for the 6 week course

  • Surfside Yoga members with a 5 or 10 class pass may now use that to attend this class

 

WHAT IS SPORTS RECOVERY YOGA?

Lou teaches athletes, sporty types and inflexible fellas how to use yoga to aid recovery and improve performance.

Designed for tight, sore, inflexible bodies and busy minds, sports recovery yoga teaches you how to increase mobility, aid muscle recovery and replenish the nervous system. 

Asking students to listen to their bodies, we teach in a practical way that empowers each student to tailor the practice to accommodate their individual needs and injuries.

IS THIS STYLE RIGHT FOR ME?

It is most suitable for those who: 

  • Train hard in their chosen modality - Crossfit, team sports, running, golf...the list goes on

  • Think they are too tight or inflexible for yoga

  • Feel uncomfortable or out of depth going to an open class

  • May not have any yoga experience, but are fit and active

  • May not be sporty but are exhausted from the juggle of modern day life and want to learn how to slow down, stretch out and unwind

CLASS DETAILS

We focus on different areas of the anatomy each week, depending on who is in the room and what injuries or ailments we are working with. We learn poses that target specific parts of the body and are easy to replicate at home, in the gym, or outside. 

Throughout the session we use breathing techniques to bring energy into the body, remove toxins, lengthen muscles and calm the nervous system.

Towards the end of the class, you will be guided into relaxation. This will teach your nervous system to unwind, leaving you feeling relaxed and revived.

STUDENT LOVE

"Lou is one of the best instructors I have ever come across, both personally and professionally. In 2013 we approached her about teaching yoga at CrossFit Athletic and since then she has been our go-to yoga instructor for all corporate contracts, events and sports recovery classes.

Not only does she have a firm understanding of how everyday people move and feel, but she also caters for different levels always providing options to accommodate ability, experience, injuries and pregnancy, making all our members feel welcome and cared for.

10/10 from all of us at CrossFit Athletic."

- Natasha Kaz, Crossfit Athletic Gym Manager & CrossFit Games Athlete

THE BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

  • Increased flexibility and range of motion

  • Healthier joints

  • Increased focus and concentration

  • Increased body and spatial awareness, improving your alignment in your sport

  • Improved balance and stability

  • Reduced soreness and faster recovery

  • Injury prevention

  • Calmer nervous system, resulting in lower stress levels and stronger immunity

  • Better breath control and efficiency.

Hop on over to our blog to read our post on "7 Ways That Yoga Can Improve Your Athletic Performance" - as featured on popular wellness blog Training For Chocolate.