The coaching from TUNE is done both on the yoga mat and on the bike. While I am technically a certified yoga “instructor”, I prefer the term yoga “coach” or even “guide” – specializing in MOBILITY for athletes. That speaks better to the objective of using the tangibles and intangibles of yoga to optimize sports performance. In addition, I am a USA Cycling (National Governing Body) certified coach and work with cyclists and triathletes on – and off – the bike.
For both yoga and cycling, individual and personalized attention allows for customized focus on your specific bioindividuality and unique needs. Group/team sessions for teams are effective as well – I do a lot of them and can be geared toward specific events/games, training goals, team building and group solidarity.
I work with cyclists and triathletes on the bike with a variety of goals – ranging from the introduction of core principles such as cadence, form, climbing/descending technique and good nutrition to goal setting, training plans, heart rate and power assessment and more. Whether inspiring brand new riders to gain confidence to get on the bike for the first time and thrive, to seasoned athletes looking to take their performance to a higher level, my work with a range of cyclists and triathletes has been successful and rewarding.
And, all with the important theme of SAFETY* – ensuring new riders understand critical STREET STRATEGIES and experienced riders continue to understand our role and responsibility on the road. Safety also comes in staying healthy through nutrition and injury prevention with yoga, recovery mechanisms and listening to our bodies – training smart on and off the bike. (*Request my SAFETY manual here.)
Drawing the linkage of yoga and sports performance, I work with a wide range of both recreational and competitive athletes from cyclists, runners, triathletes, skiers, ball players, equestrians, dancers, skaters as well as others seeking the benefits of this transformative practice. Some are regular yoga practitioners and others have never done a yoga pose before.
I work to lengthen overused muscles and strengthen underutilized ones for greater efficiency, balance and endurance, bringing greater awareness to the body and breaking bad postural habits that impact breathing and even confidence. I strive to offer a safe, supportive environment frequented by men, women and youth alike — most who initially asked “why yoga.”
Recent yoga for sports with these local New York teams or specific athletes has been most rewarding and successful:
- Hobart William Smith Women’s Lacrosse Team
- Honeoye Central School – indoor track; cross country running; soccer
- Canandaigua High School – men’s and women’s swim team; lacrosse players; soccer players; track and field
- Moms In Motion
- Nice Tri Triathlon Team coached by Dan Jarecke and featuring pro Danielle Ohlson
- Ironman triathletes and all-around athlete Sharon Coons Radak
- Distance runner and orienteering champion Angela Schnuerch
To play at a higher level, contact me.