I am an experienced yoga teacher of four years and an athlete, so I understand the benefits and challenges of bringing yoga practice into a busy training regime. I trained initially with Sun Power Yoga, blending the alignment focus of Iyengar practice with the dynamic flow of Ashtanga.
As an athlete, I am the UK's leading female pool freediver holding National Records in breath-hold swimming with and without fins. I also compete in the related sport of fin swimming where I hold several age group records.
YSS Case Study Research: Freediving
Why I Joined YSS:
I joined YSS to deepen my understanding of sport biomechanics and how yoga can address issues with the body, mind and breath. As a scientist (my day job) I want to research, understand and, if possible, quantify the benefits of yoga practice for sport and daily life. So the scientific approach of YSS suited me perfectly!
Working as a Yoga Sports Coach™:
Following on from my YSS Yoga Sports Coach™ training in 2013, I now teach Yoga for Sport classes in Bristol at Yoga Space and Sweaty Betty studios. I also teach Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga in Bristol and Bath during the summer months.
Rebecca is now holder of the UK Freediving Record.
She is also twice UK female National Record holder for Dynamic No Fins, (DNF) with a swim of 134m on one breath!
Read her blog to see how she used yoga to help her achieve great results!