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Teaching Yoga to Athletes and Sport – 80 hrs with Sarah Ramsden

25 November @ 9:30 am - 29 November @ 5:30 pm


80 Hrs Training – Over Two Modules!


With Sarah Ramsden – long term yoga teacher at Manchester City & Manchester United Football Clubs

Yoga is becoming huge among sports people. From professional athletes to weekend warriors, yoga is the new must-do compliment to their training. This Specialist Yoga Teacher Training gives you the practical skills and understanding to engage successfully with athletes.

Following your Accreditation you will be able to:

Teach safely, confidently and successfully with athletes and in sport.
Sequence and adjust confidently based on understanding the needs of the sport.
Sequence confidently based on an athlete’s / group’s needs – recovery, mobility, prehab etc.
Understand how flexibility & stability work together to create good movement.
Create positive professional working relations with athletes & medical / conditioning staff.
Gain the new Yoga Alliance Professional ‘Teaching Yoga in Sport’ specialist accreditation.

Who is this for?

Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour minimum.
Other movement specialists / instructors such as pilates teachers, personal trainers, medics, physiotherapists, fitness trainers / S&C coach, soft tissue therapists.
If you are not a yoga teacher, you will need to attend at least 40 hours of yoga classes by the end of the course.

About Sarah Ramsden

Sarah has worked in professional football for 12 years, including 10+ years at MCFC & MUFC, where she worked long-term with Ryan Giggs, working with senior, youth & academy players. Clients include football clubs, GB Taekwondo, & individual athletes. She specialises in the effective training of range, stability & movement patterns, drawing from her extensive knowledge of functional anatomy, yoga, pilates, & many movement disciplines.

Why learn with Sarah Ramsden? Sarah has…

Pioneered the growth of yoga-inspired training with athletes over the last decade.
Developed the Yoga in Sport Module, is a Senior Yoga Teacher, holds an MSc. in sport science.
Is an outstanding, passionate teacher, drawing from her extensive knowledge of traditional yoga, sport science, functional anatomy, fascial connection, pilates and many other movement disciplines.
You will work in small groups, with extensive hands-on practice. The emphasis is on deep understanding coupled with extensive teaching practice to build your confidence, understanding, skill and knowledge.
All contact hours are directly with Sarah who will guide and mentor you through your accreditation.

What to Expect?

A packed, fun, practical, challenging, hands-on course! You will learn a huge amount, get lots of skills and new repertoire into your instructing and adjusting, become qualified as an instructor, and leave with a huge range of skills for working with athletes (and regular people!!).


Module One 25th – 29th November 2020

4.5 day intensive

Wed 6pm – 9pm, Thursday – Sunday 9:30 – 17:30

Understanding Your Sport, Understanding Your Athlete, Instructing

Module Two 4th – 7th March 2021

4.5 day intensive

Wed 6pm – 9pm, Thursday – Sunday 9:30 – 17:30

Instructing, Adjusting, Working with Athletes, Assignment

Course Contents

Module One 25th – 29th November 2020

Understanding your sport

Understanding your athlete

Spinal articulation & rhythm

Spinal movements for athletes

Assessing & testing flexibility

Stability & bandhas for athletes

Creating good flexibility for athletes

Soft tissue response in athletes

Sequencing for different sports

Module Two 4th – 7th March 2021

Psychology of working with athletes

Warming-up: how and why

Functional movement patterning for athletes

Shoulder mobility & stability

Working in sport – professionalism & how-to

Working in Sport – rehab, pre-hab, off-season etc.

Assignment preparation

Instructing Training

Ongoing teaching practice within small groups during course sessions (and in your classes!)

Assessed teaching as part of the course qualification.

Putting It All Into Practice! Accreditation (post-course)

Assess, design and deliver a 15- minute training programme for a player / athlete over a 6- week period and present the intervention as a powerpoint or similar for course qualification. This will be assessed after the course for your final accreditation!


Superbly researched reading list to help you with all aspects of the course

Teaching videos to support each learning block

Detailed ROM & Stability testing guide

Access to all assignments to enhance wider understanding of multiple sports


The Specialist Sports Teacher Training is accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.


25 November @ 9:30 am
29 November @ 5:30 pm
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Hot Yoga Dublin & Yoga Next Door
Unit 5, Block 4, Burnell Green, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17
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