What do the elite basketball athletes do to stay in tip top condition?
From Kareem Abdul Jabbar (who played at an elite level into his forties), Lebron James, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo, Brendan Haywood, The Chicago Bull Dynasty of the 90's led by Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neil, Coach K, Bridget Pettis and many others have found yoga to be a fundamental part of their training program because of its ability to improve flexibility, center the mind and build core strength, which means less injuries and faster recoveries.
Lifting weights, running, and jumping all cause the muscles to tighten and become sore. The more they tighten the more prone you become to such nagging injuries such as muscle pulls and strains. Too much strength and not enough flexibiiity can lead to serious injuries that can keep you off the floor indefinitely.
"Yoga for Old Guys still Ballin'" is designed to help the pick up basketball player to keep their body operating optimally and you playing at the top of your game. Whether you are playing to win or to just stay in shape, our yoga sessions will keep you ballin' near the top of your game whether you are 18 or 86.
Where: Beyond The Hoop
5547 Lee Highway 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22207
Instructor: Kenny Robinson , E-RYT 200, has been featured in "The Yoga Journal" for his work with basketball players.
Requested Dontation is $240 for 10 sessions
Contact Kenny: Beyondthehoop@aol.com
Yoga Class Schedule
"Yoga for the basketball athlete and anyone else."
Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Beginning yoga
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Intermediate Yoga
Tuesdays Noon - 1:00 p.m Power Yoga
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 Vinyasa Yoga
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Gentle Yoga
Thursdays Noon - 1:00 p.m. Power Yoga
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Restorative Yoga
Friday 11:30 - 12:30 Vinyasa Yoga
Saturday 6:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m. Sunrise Yoga
Cost: $250.00 donation for ten sessions
Each class is limited to a maximum of four participants. Small classes allow our instructors to focus on you. Registration required. No drop ins
Beginner yoga- is designed for those with little or no experience doing yoga.
Intermediate yoga- is designed for those who have been doing yoga on a regular basis.
Vinyasa yoga- is a flowing movement yoga class that is a little more active and challenging type of yoga.
Power Yoga - is a strength building and intense class designed to be more challenging exercise based class.
Restorative Yoga- is a class in which props are used to support various yoga postures and is designed to help the body rest and restore its energy.
Sunrise Yoga- is an early morning class designed to take advantage of the body's early morning energy.
Beyond the Hoop is an academic enrichment, mentoring and basketball training program. Our goal is to increase the chances of the student athletes success on the basketball court and in the classroom.