Yoga is widely practiced by individuals of various ages and fitness levels, and the classical techniques of yoga date back over 5,000 years! There are dozens of variations and forms of yoga in existence today, but all focus on exercise, breathing, and meditation. Top-notch athletes turn to yoga to increase flexibility, build muscle strength, improve balance, and prevent injuries. However, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to reap the countless health benefits yoga offers. Thousands of people have credited yoga for easing back pain, strengthening their core muscles, aligning their posture, and for achieving a meditative state of relaxation and increased focus. CoachUp boasts a wide selection of accredited yoga instructors across the country for you to choose from.
Working with a private yoga instructor is a great way to introduce yourself to yoga, elevate your current practice, or add to your training routine as a supplement to your fitness training. No matter your physical fitness level or familiarity with yoga, there is a form or style to fit your needs. One of the most popular styles of yoga is Hatha; a gentle introduction to the most basic postures (also known as “asanas”) and breathing techniques. In Hatha yoga, you won’t necessarily work up a sweat, but rather will walk away with improved flexibility, increased relaxation, and a firm understanding of the most basic poses. If you want to explore a more challenging form of yoga, pairing up with a CoachUp instructor that has a background in Vinyasa yoga would be ideal. The Vinyasa style is known for having a movement-intensive flow. Vinyasa focuses on linking your breathing as you move from pose to pose.
The yoga coaches available on CoachUp have studied many of the different variations of the practice, and have a solid understanding of movement science. Coach Trang, for instance, is a 200 Hour YTT Internationally Certified teacher who specializes in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She likes to work with students with various backgrounds, and has extensive experience modifying each pose to fit your body, and avoid injury. Coach Ashley is also well versed in Vinyassa Flow, and practices Power Yoga. With a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Coach Ashley specializes in training those looking to improve their fitness level. For a full listing of the top yoga instructors in your area, get started by searching today!