IYSF Head Coach
Yoga is one of the six philosophical systems of Hinduism, and Asana is one of the traditional eight limbs of Yoga. While there is still so much controversy surrounding the concept of yoga asana as sport, the IYSF points out that sport, and the practice of yoga asana, both aim to improve and maintain physical skill, self-control, and general wellbeing.
Yoga Sport, founded on the ancient values of traditional Indian Yoga, is focused on asanas/postures, which discipline the external physical body, to achieve mental awareness and emotional peace within.
The IYSF believes Yoga Sport demonstrates the incredible capabilities of the human body, bringing a sense of personal achievement and benefit to the participant, and joy and inspiration to the observer.
The IYSF is currently working on meeting the criteria for inclusion in the GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federation) which is the first step to becoming an Olympic Sport. One such criteria has been to develop the IYSF’s educational program for yoga teachers, coaches, judges, and athletes.
Our IYSF Head Coach, Kim Tang will guide the Beginners’ Class teacher trainees through the Yoga Sport Drills which are designed to bring a beginners’ asana practice to the next level.
Her role in our teacher training is to build a bridge between the beginners’ level and the advanced level postures. By experiencing the Yoga Sport Drills, the trainees will understand that a deeper version of the beginners’ practice is accessible to all, if the alignment of their beginners’ postures is correct. Kim will address all the below mentioned groups of the spine movement.
5 daily modules:
- Forward Compression
- Lift & Inversions (combining all previous spinal movements with new skills)