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Yoga for Athletes

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Challenge Overview

Week 1, class 1: open the shoulders, chest, and back Week 1, class 2: release the hamstrings and quads  Week 2, class 1: build core strength Week 2, class 2: increase your endurance  Under Luke's expert guidance, you'll learn how to maximize your athletic endeavors and minimize your risk for injury! And even if you don't consider yourself an athlete, there's something here for you if you love heat-building classes! Join us for this exciting new challenge. 

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

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Challenge Outline

2 Weeks to complete

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Section 1
  • Enhance your balance and proportional strength by addressing asymmetry and tightness/weakness in your shoulders, chest, and back. Join Luke for this 20-minute sequence (featuring shoulder stretches, backbends, lunges, and twists) that will help you open through your upper body, release tension, and get long and strong overall.
Section 2
  • Creating space and openness in the hips, thighs, and hamstrings can enhance any active endeavor. Join Luke for this 20-minute class which begins with a gentle warm-up (leg swings and circles), then moves through a lunge sequence, "knee drops" in high lunge, warrior III, a quad-stretching half moon variation, and more. Enjoy!
Section 3
  • Athletes, maximize stability to minimize the risk of injury by enhancing your core strength. Join Luke for this heat-building 20-minute class which features knee-to-elbow, long holds in high plank, forearm plank, upward dog, leg lifts, and more. Let's go!
Section 4
  • Endurance is essential for athletes. Find sustainable strength through breath and balance by working with smooth transitions in classic poses. This 25-minute class features warrior poses, dancer pose, hand-to-foot pose, "abdominal squeeze," and more. Unroll your mat and let's begin.

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Luke Ketterhagen
Hi, I’m Luke Ketterhagen. I’ve been teaching and studying yoga for over twenty years. I specialize in... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this challenge in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This challenge is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Challenge completion.
No prerequisites are required; this challenge is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the challenge is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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