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Rebecca Coales

Bristol, UK

Yoga Sports Coach™

YSS Graduation Date:  February 2013

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.







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Rebecca's News

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!

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