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Many athletes are turning towards yoga, not only to enhance performance but to create a deeper body mind connection, to balance the effects of prolonged stress from competition and trauma, to facilitate healing and to prevent injuries. Unfortunately however without the proper consideration and sequencing specifically designed for the “athlete body” combined with their specific under and overdevelopment in certain muscle groups, predisposition to ignore pain and competitive mindset yoga has the potential to injure as opposed to heal.

This intensive is designed for those interested in teaching yoga to athletes. We dissect the various anatomical and psychological considerations for working with athletes of various sports followed by practical application, teaching methodology and sequencing for specific sports.

Lectures will include:

  • A deeper look at the main joints: Shoulder, Hip, Spine. Rage of motion and dysfunction
  • Injuries: what we can do as teachers to facilitate healing and what we should avoid.
  • Muscle imbalances-We often think of disfunction only interns of tightness, however dysfunction is often a result of weakness in specific muscle groups, while other groups are overworking.
  • Sports Psychology- Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic response,utilizing pranayama and meditation to create balance and deep relaxation to facilitate in the most overlooked component of performance: rest and digest.
  • Effective Sequencing for specific sports
  • Working one on one



Michele has over 16 years experience working in the health and fitness industry in Yoga, personal training, athletic conditioning and “whole” istic medicine (nutrition, movement and lifestyle) She studied anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, sports medicine, psychology and biochemistry at University receiving her BSC in Exercise science (Pre-Sports Med) upon completion of her degree, Michele opened a Yoga and Fitness studio: Yoga revolution and Fitness, where she taught: Yoga, indoor cycling, strength training, nutrition and lifestyle programs. During this time Michele was also the Strength and conditioning coach, yoga and nutrition coach for 14 minor and elite hockey teams as well as worked one on one with professional athletes and weekend warriors in various sports. Michele has continued to study movement and holistic medicine for the last decade including: Yoga, Myofascial release, Anatomy Trains, Ayurveda, TCM substances and is working towards her PHD in the philosophy of natural medicine, specializing in Body/Mind Integration.


A deposit is required to hold your spot. Deposits are not refundable. Cancelations up to 30 days prior to the event may be issued a credit with Empowered Yoga to be used towards a different program. Unfortunately we are unable to issue a credit or refund the deposit within 30 days of the event. Certificates of completion may be issued upon the successful completion of the requirements above. Once a certificate is issued students may be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT. For more info, contact us at info@empoweredyoga.ca

  • April 25, 2015
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • April 26, 2015
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Venue Phone: (780) 986-5588

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5205 50th Ave, Leduc, Alberta, Canada, T9E 6T2