What you will learn
Attendees of this class will learn:
- Basic yoga postures to increase flexibility and prevent injury
- Breathing techniques
- Stretching and strength training for athletes
About Your Instructor
Amanda Nurse is is founder of Wellness in Motion Boston’s Yoga for Athletes program and an Olympic Trials Marathon runner, personal coach and treadmill instructor. In an effort to stay injury-free during a high-mileage marathon training cycle, Amanda discovered yoga and fell in love with the practice. She is an avid proponent of practicing yoga to enhance running performance through strength, stability, flexibility and most-importantly mindfulness and breathing. In 2016, Amanda completed the New School of Yogic Arts' 200-Hour Intensive Teacher Training, studying under Tatyana Souza, Goldie Graham, Andrew Tanner and Laura Ahrens. Amanda teaches yoga at Harvard University to the Men's and Women's Water Polo Teams, and has taught Yoga for Runners classes for Lululemon, Coolidge Corner Yoga, and Runner’s World. Amanda teaching style is informed by her knowledge of the body and how it needs to be optimized to perform at its top level in a sport. Her thoughtful sequencing is a mix of a gentle vinyasa flow and restorative postures, with a strong emphasis on stretching and finding breath through movement.