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Yen Yau

Lake District, UK

Yoga Sports Coach™

YSS Graduation Date:  February 2013

Having a traditional yoga teaching qualification, the YSS diploma really interested me as its approach is more scientific and although targets a specific audience, has a wide appeal. 


I am based in the Lake District where I can make the most of the hills, hiking, climbing and cycling.  I have also qualified as a personal trainer and my own interests in that field lie in strength and conditioning and nutrition.  However my main passion is always yoga which I find the perfect compliment to all my other activities and most importantly keeps me sane!


YSS Case Study Research: Cyclist


My case study was a road cyclist who had never tried yoga before and working with him was a real eye opener and I had to make a major U-turn from the traditional style of teaching. 


Yoga Sports Coaching Profile:

I offer private teaching and run  yoga for sport classes in Ambleside, a well-known outdoor hub in the Lake District. I also run hiking and yoga weekends together with my partner who is a mountain guide.


What I really enjoy is teaching people yoga for sport who are generally nervous of yoga or those who have preconceptions of what yoga is.  Fit/sporty individuals and generally men think that their lack of flexibility precludes them from yoga, but all they need is a specific approach.


Personal trainer

Diploma Swedish massage

Single Pitch Climbing Award training (SPA)

Hill and Moorland Walking Group Leader training


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