A dedicated yoga practitioner of 20 years, Laura Hughes has been teaching yoga since 2006, previously in London and currently in Cambridge. Laura teaches at Camyoga, Cambridge’s leading yoga centre, and provides one-to-one yoga tuition. Laura holds the British Wheel of Yoga teaching diploma (2006) and studied the Ashtanga Yoga System under the guidance of Sri K Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India (2004).
Previously Laura had a ten year marketing career in London and New York.
YSS Case Study Research: Professional Triathlete
Laura worked with a professional Triathlete and Ironman competitor to assess the effect of a sport-specific yoga programme on relieving muscle tension for a more sustainable and effective position on the bike.
A ten week intervention demonstrated that improvement gains were made in the athlete’s comfort level. Significant progress was achieved with the regular practice of re-patterning techniques.
At the end of the programme the athlete competed in a major race, won their age category and reported that they felt comfortable and ‘niggle-free’ for the duration - a personal competition first.