Welcome to my profile page. Just so you know a little bit more about me and how I became a Yoga Sports Coach™, here is a little info for you.
I have always participated in sport, from gymnastics from when I was younger to playing netball from the age of 9 and still currently playing having played for my County and University and local club team over the years. I have studied PE all through school and took this to University where I studied BSc Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences at Bournemouth University. This provided me with a great foundation in the different elements of sport, and more specifically different psychological influences within sport. I then took this further to study at Brunel University studying MSc Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology). Once I completed this, I wanted to use this skill base and knowledge and take it into a practical task that I could use in my work life which led me to Yoga Sport Science.
I also have a background in fitness and have worked within the fitness industry for the last decade. I am particularly interested in working within rugby and have focused a lot of my study around the psychology of sports injury and surrounding support within rugby. I completed my case study with a rugby player (view blog here) which was great and we found some real improvement in the player. This is something I now use in my weekly working life. I currently teach Yoga for Sport at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre which has become really popular here, for beginners, regular attenders and with both men and women.
Why I joined YSS
YSS came highly recommended and has provided me with an opportunity to learn something completely new as I had not much experience with yoga prior to doing the course. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching it and hope to develop my teaching and training over the coming years.We have also been fortunate enough to have Hayley Winter lead a YSS Clinic at the Centre which we are hoping to repeat here more regularly and get more classes up and running, and involving more and more gym members, class participants and University sports users.