Yoga for Golfers

Maximize your performance, on and off the course.

Yoga for GolfersTaking the PGA by storm, the unique Yoga For Golfers™ program is featured in Golf Magazine, GolfOnline.com, Golf for Women, and The Golf Channel.  Founded by golf fitness expert Katherine Roberts.  Katherine’s program is highly reputable, impressing the likes of Hank Haney, Gary McCord, Tom Lehman, Brad Faxon and Aaron Baddely, as well as the LPGA’s Julie Inkster, Betsy King and Jill McGill to name a few.  Many MLB baseball teams are using her to work with players in yoga and fitness to induce significant performance gains.  

I am thrilled to be able to bring this unique and highly regarded program to the Calgary area.  I have completed my Yoga for Golfers certification (Levels 1 and 2) with Katherine Roberts, in Scottsdale Arizona in 2010 and 2012.  Since my training, I’ve been working with golfers to improve their body functioning by building mobility, stability and strength.  Working together with your Golf Pro, we can analyse the bio-mechanics of your swing, and I can create a yoga program specifically designed for your particular swing opportunity and your body’s current limitation(s), thus elevating the quality of your play both physically and mentally.

Yoga for Golfers

Your body acts as your 15th club in your bag.  To reach maximum potential, the golfer must access all resources – instruction on the bio-mechanics of the swing, changing technology and the power of the body.  The impact of the golf swing happens in less than two seconds with the club head speed typically being 70-90 miles /hour.  Impact carries a huge force in the body from the compression that occurs in the spine.  Couple that with the fact that you are walking four – five miles per round, taking over 100 practice and actual swings, leaning over 30-40 putts and bending down 40-50 times.  The golfer’s body simply can’t bear the one sided repetitive strain put on it without sustaining imbalance, instability, fatigue and risk of injury.  Yoga For Golfers is the remedy to this.

With your commitment, I will help you achieve your goals of driving further, creating effortless power, improving club head speed, and creating a functional body that will allow you to play longer, with more stamina and with reduced recovery time.  

Yoga for GolfersPeople often ask:
“What is the style of yoga for golfers?”
The answer is:
“It’s the style best suited to the person in front of me.”

“Preparing for golf is an exhaustive task. You have to tighten your swing, practice your short game, get in the right frame of mind and get physically fit. Or you can practice Yoga and accomplish all of the above.” – Gary McCord (PGA Tour Player)

Yoga For Golfers Classes

Benefits include:

  • Superior overall fitness – reduced risk of injury/recovery time
  • Improved strength and flexibility – greater distance and swing accuracy
  • Better balance – improved club control and weight distribution
  • Breath awareness – enhanced rhythm and tempo in swing
  • More focus – increased concentration and visualization techniques
Weekly Classes:

-    Due to my schedule, I am currently not running any full sessions of Yoga for Golfers
Half Day Workshops (can be done in a corporate setting too)

-    Book a 3-4 hour workshop utilizing poses from the Par, Birdie and Eagle level programs (level depends upon the abilities of the group)

Tournament Tee Offs
-    I will come to your tournament course and deliver a pre round 20-30 minute warm up prior to your shot gun start.  Your first tee shot will feel like your 5th or 6th!  All you need is golf attire and one club.

Private Instruction Options

Option 1
-    Work one on one with me to customize a program specifically suited to your physical needs and opportunities.  I will take you through the Titleist Performance Institute physical screening process and build a customized program based on physical opportunities.

Option 2
-    Work with your golf pro and myself to digitally analyse your swing, your Titleist Performance Institute physical screen results and base your program directly on the improvement potential shown to us both on camera and on you.  You leave with a yoga/fitness program specific to you and your physical opportunities.

My most recent private client has spent only 6 weeks on my program and his handicap has been lowered from 22 to 18 already!!  Maximize your potential.

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Testimonials on my local classes and in general for the Katherine Roberts Yoga for Golfers™ program

“Rose and I were recently in Mexico and I played 18 holes of golf a day for 7 days. I do not believe I could have done this without first attending your classes. I have lower back “issues” which prevent me from making a “proper” swing and this then leads to me making a lot more swings than I want!” ~ Larry Hirst – (Avid Golfer and Member of The Calgary Elks)
At 62 years of age, this was my first introduction to yoga, and I throughly enjoyed the sessions.  In two of the sessions, we measured our flexibilty before and after.  I was truly astonished at how much your flexibillty can improve with 1 hour of controlled exercise.  I would not hesitate for a single minute in recommending these sessions to anyone.”                ~ David Lewko – (Avid Golfer and Member of The Calgary Elks Lodge and Golf Club)

“The Western world has grown increasingly open to Eastern philosophy, in which disciplines like yoga emphasize the power of the intuitive mind over cognitive thought” ~ Jaime Diaz, Golf Digest Magazine, July 2004

“What is expected, tends to be realized” ~ Unknown

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