By Ryanne Cunningham
Human Kinetics Publishers Canada
The ultimate yoga resource for athletes offers instruction on improving strength, flexibility, and balance in any sport or activity. Packed with full-color photos, the book demonstrates poses, breathing, and guided visualization to elevate sport performance.
From the gridiron to the hard court, today’s top athletes know the benefits of yoga. It’s why so many have made it an essential component in their training and conditioning programs. Now you can too with Yoga for Athletes.
Author and instructor Ryanne Cunningham has worked with some of the top names in sports. She’s helped keep some of the toughest NFL players on the field, and top endurance athletes run longer and stronger. Her step-by-step instruction, expert advice, and pose variations focus on active muscles and movements across sports such as these:
Yoga for Athletes is designed for every athlete, from weekend enthusiast to professional. Using demonstrations of the physical poses, breathing, and guided visualization, you’ll improve performance, reduce the risk of injury, and maximize training results.
Your secret to improved strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and performance is Yoga for Athletes.
Ryanne Cunningham, RYT 200, RYT 500, is a longtime resident of the Green Bay area. She operates Flow Yoga Studio, where she trains Green Bay Packers football players Randall Cobb, Tramon Williams, B.J. Raji, Jarrett Bush, Mike Neal, Andy Mulumba, and others as well as athletes from many other sports in both group and private yoga sessions. Cunningham obtained her 500-hour RYT Advanced Teacher Training certification in 2012 through a yoga center in Green Bay, where she has practiced and taught since 2002. She earned her 200-hour RYT in 2002 at Satchidananda Ashram in Buckingham, Virginia, and holds a Power Yoga for Sports certification.
Since 2002 Cunningham has owned and operated Advanced Massage Therapy. Her education in massage therapy covered topics such as human anatomy, biology, and kinesiology, which she uses in her yoga teachings and practices. She uses her personal experience in sports and fitness in teaching students proper stretching and alignment, which benefit all yoga students.
Cunningham has been featured in numerous national and local publications, including Yoga Journal, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Mantra Magazine.