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Yoga for Athletes | a six-week class series

Studio 4:8 Yoga
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Starting May 1, come get ready for summer activities with a six-week yoga series designed for athletes! This series is for athletes wanting to become more in tune with their body while improving overall fitness performance.
When: 7:15 p.m.
How often: Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5
Why: If you’re training for a big event, a high school or college athlete, or someone who just loves physical fitness – come learn why yoga is the best recovery you can add to your schedule. Think yoga is boring and scary? Think again. We’ll focus on yoga basics, creating space to understand our breath and body, and the importance of using yoga to stretch and strengthen mentally and physically.
Taught by: Topher Thompson and Tonya Vyhlidal, both 200 RYT. Topher enjoys endurance sports, doing multiple marathons a year and is an Ironman finisher. He enjoys yoga for an active recovery. Tonya has a Master’s in Sport Pedagogy, has several fitness certifications and previously taught Yoga to the University of Nebraska Athletes from 2008-2011.

Investment: $89 per person member / $110 per per non-member
Max #: 10

Sign-up by April 25 – but don’t wait! Space is limited.
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Each class will have a specific focus and will build on the previous week’s practice to give you a complete set of tools you can use on your own to complement your runs and workouts at the end of all 6 weeks.
Week 1 – Introduction to Yoga (what is it, how to breathe, basic yoga postures – down dog, child’s pose, and sun salutations – importance of rest and using it to help improve your performance)
Week 2 – Recap of previous session (breath work, intro to a basic flow – taking basic postures and interlacing them with flow and breathe).
Week 3 – Yin Yoga (longer held poses to improve mobility, injury prevention, and flexibility)
Week 4 – Utilizing yoga to improve your balance and coordination (strength and balance poses)
Week 5 – Complete vinyasa flow class that includes basic yoga postures, strength/balance postures, and meditation
Week 6 – Restorative yoga – using restorative yoga for recovery for the body, mind, & soul