Yoga for Sport


Sport-Specific Yoga

Working on a regular basis with Sport-Specific Yoga will help to correct postural imbalances, improve functional mobility, stability, breathing and focus. It maximises your performance potential – providing the missing link in strength and conditioning training which gets results.

As a Yoga Sports Coach I tailor programmes to an individual athlete’s needs.

To maximise performance I will assess the individual biomechanics, and then look at the demands of the specific sport, before developing the right Sport-Specific Yoga techniques and programme.

Yoga Sports Science

Yoga Sports Science is fast becoming recognised as the missing link in strength and conditioning training. Many elite athletes are now incorporating yoga into their training to help them improve their performance.

Yoga Sports Science is using the science of Yoga as a system to study the body and how to use specific techniques to enhance the body's natural ability to perform at its maximum level.

Sport Science

Muscle Shortening and Contraction

The power required to sustain athletic movement comes from the continual shortening or contraction of muscles. Muscles are always working in pairs, one stretching and one contracting, so by introducing a greater mobility an athlete will be able to push the boundary of their range of movement.

This pattern of repetitive movement results in the brain setting the muscle fibres to a set given length, which restricts the maximum stretch and range of motion.

Through Performance Yoga this set length can be altered which will counteract the negative effects of repeated contraction, i.e. traditional muscle training such as running. Muscles that are persistently worked without stretch become hard and short.

The result of this is:

• Inhibiting the movement of joints
• Prohibiting the full contraction of opposing muscles
• Miss-aligning the body
• Decreasing body efficiency
• Increasing the possibility of injury
• Deterring the maximum pumping action within each muscle

Targeted YSS Programme

A targeted Yoga Sports Science (YSS) programme will help the athlete:

• Prevent injuries and reduce recovery times from injury
• Correct muscle imbalances and joint instability
• Develop concentration and focus reducing performance nerves or anxiety
• Improve the quality and efficiency of the breath through performance breathing techniques
• Develop structural core stability
• Improve mobility, stability and balance
• Help athlete to perform longer in their chosen field

H.Winter, Founder of Yoga Sports Science



When an injury is healing, the aim is to restore original function to the affected part of the body. Receiving instructions are of the outmost importance to ensure that the correct muscle groups are trained with the appropriate movements and a well-balanced load.

Through analysing the causes and consequences of the injury enables a programme to be drawn up for the treatment of muscles, joints, and ligaments. The treatments methods used are flexibility, strength, and coordination training together with encouragement and use of modalities to reduce pain and discomfort.

Yoga Sports Coaching techniques do not required any previous experience of yoga and are suitable for all athletes who are looking to improve their performance, from those simply keen on fitness through to the elite levels.


Prices are based on £30 per half-hour, £50 per hour and £60 initial 90-minute assessment with block booking discounts available.

For 1:1 coaching this includes written personal worksheets for training outside contact hours to ensure maximum value from your sessions.

20% off for a package of 5 sessions: just £200 for 5 x 60-minute 1:1 coaching session

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