Sunday 14 July

Rehab and Prehab | What is the Role of Yoga Preventing and Healing Sports Injuries

With Jim Harrington

One bad injury can be the end of a sports career. But also injuries, like accidents are inevitable in sports. They do happen and being able to quickly recover from inevitable injuries is one of the blessings of an athletes yoga practice.

The prevention of injury can extend a career by several years: Ryan Giggs, Gerry Lopes and Rahul Dravid are examples of professional sports legends who have used yoga as prehab and rehab with great success.

Effectively preventing and recovery from injury is one of the keys for both amateur and professional athletes.  Jim has shaped this pre-hab and re-hab workshop using his experience of 2 decades of therapeutic work.

Principles of yoga-based interventions and care for prevention and recovery for these common problems:

  • shoulder-girdle (rotator cuff) injuries
  • intervertebral disk injury
  • 4 different typical knee injuries
  • Understanding over-use injuries

This information will be valuable for anyone who practices yoga or virtually any kind of activity as these are such common experiences.

This series of workshops is essentially about two things:

  • Bio-mechanically effective practice and teaching methods,
  • Very specific application of the profound body-mind tools that traditional yoga has given us.
Invest in this workshop if you are:
  • an amateur or professional striving to be your best
  • a professional movement therapist or coach
  • a yoga teacher looking to expand on your skills and influence

Dates & Times Sunday 14 July 2019 | 11:00-13:00

Location Sint Janshovenstraat 1

€45 per session | €195 for all
Early bird until and Infinity discount: €36 or €185 for all
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About the teacher

Jim Harrington

Jim Harrington, Cape Town, South Africa

Jim started practicing yoga in the late 80’s to recover from injuries sustained while surfing, and taught his first students in 1994. Since then, he has applied his twenty plus years of experience to training and mentoring over 170 yoga teachers.

As a mentor for hundreds of students and teachers, his philosophy is “Anyone who can breathe can do yoga.

“You don’t have to be super bendy or even very fit to start feeling the benefits of yoga practice. I get a huge amount of satisfaction out of seeing people discover those benefits.”

He has trained in a variety of Hatha Yoga methods, including the strict alignment based style of BNS Iyengar, the more dynamic Ashtanga Yoga, the Classical Raja yoga in the tradition of the Himalayan Institute.  His teaching and practice is also heavily influenced by the Chinese forms of Chi Kung and Kung Fu.  He gained Diplomas in Remedial and Sports Therapies and went into practice applying Yoga techniques along with Corrective Exercise and manual bodywork therapies. His training in the medical approach to yoga taught by Exercise Physiotherapists (Yoga Synergy ) has informed the synthesis of the ancient practice with contemporary based science continues to inspire his approach to yoga and has been the key to the application of Yoga to Sports.

In the summer of 2011, the Indian National Cricket Team hired Jim as their official Yoga Coach in a bid to improve fitness and mental focus. That same team went on to win the Cricket World Cup. Perhaps the yoga had something to do with it.

He toured India with the Delhi Daredevils IPL team in 2012. Yoga for Cricket marks the start of Yoga for Sports – a Jim Harrington Yoga initiative.

When not working, Jim is usually found surfing on the ocean, running on table mountain or playing on the beach with his family.

“A big obstacle is that many guys initially tend to think that yoga won’t be challenging enough for them.  Pro athletes have long discovered that yoga provides the platform for endurance, concentration and fortitude.” – Rusty Wells

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