My journey to yoga came through being an athlete and a personal trainer. As an athlete in my 20’s, I was introduced to yoga through my chiropractor/mentor at the time. His insight and knowledge was years ahead of his time and I completely trusted him as I ventured to sit in what, at the time, I considered ‘torture’.
I know many of you can relate to what I am talking about.
Yoga ~ sitting still within oneself
A scary thought, let alone to be a young athlete with a ton of energy who was being asked to slow down. Because of my trust, I set my mind to it and knew that, long term, it was going to benefit me in ways that I, at the time, had no clue about!
It was yoga that saved me on many occasions. It was yoga that set me on my spiritual journey. Not to live in an Ashram or to wear funky garments and not eat meat - not my style. But to go deep within myself and discover who the person was at the core of me. What made me tick? What made me laugh? What made me cry? What made me happy and what made me sad? The one thing I had no clue about was how my life was going to change the day I met Hayley Winter back in September 2011.
Hayley, is the founder of Institute of Yoga Sports Science® (YSS) , my dear friend and colleague. It was Hayley that introduced to me to what now has become my lifelong passion - not only working with athletes and helping them heal, gain strength, flexibility and mobility but seeing them take their sports performance to the next level. Not only do I get to work with very special people on a daily basis, I have accepted the position of Director of Operations for YSS and I get to draw people in from all around the world to the amazing journey that YSS provides.
As a trainer, I always focused on my clients as a whole being, long before being a Life Coach was a real job . I played detective on a daily basis to assist my clients in gaining better awareness of themselves inside and out. It was important to understand where they were coming from and what they were dealing with in order to see them to their goals.
In walks YSS...
The place where you get to learn and discover how all the benefits of a yoga practice can apply to an athlete and easily be incorporated into their training regimen.
As a student of the YSS programs, data is collected and the science of how yoga works for sport is created! Athletes, coaches, trainers and more can be shown the benefits that we already know!
Through the methodology of YSS, I am able to weave ALL that I have learned through the years to make something very unique to ME.
Train today with YSS
Create a UNIQUE you &
Discover a world with NO BOUNDARIES!
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Bonnie Strati is Director of Operations for The Institute of Yoga Sports Science®, and an Advanced Yoga Sports Coach™ since 2012. She is a RYT 200 hr Yoga Instructor and currently completing her 300 hr RYT course work. She received her Level 2 Nutrition Coaching Certificate from Precision Nutrition. She resides in Greenwich, CT and has 2 boys.