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Elevate your Climbing Game with Yoga

In recent years, the intersection between yoga and climbing has become increasingly apparent, with more climbers recognising the profound benefits a yoga practice can offer, not only to their climbing skills but also to their overall wellbeing. Now, at the Climbing Works, a new opportunity arises to delve into this synergy with Yoga for Climbers lessons led Sandra Berlin.

Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm, climbers of all levels are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery and physical empowerment. Sandra Berlin, a qualified Development Coach with over a decade of climbing coaching experience and a certified RYT-500 Yoga teacher, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the mat. With her extensive background working with climbers of varying abilities, Sandra understands the intricacies of movement and the unique needs of climbers.

What sets Sandra's classes apart is her unwavering commitment to safety and alignment coupled with a refreshing approach that infuses each session with a sense of playfulness and relaxation. This balance allows students to push their boundaries while cultivating a sense of ease and enjoyment in their practice. As climbers, we often push ourselves to the limit, both physically and mentally, but Sandra's classes offer a sanctuary where we can explore movement mindfully and with intention.

The benefits of incorporating yoga into a climbing routine are manifold. Firstly, yoga helps improve flexibility and mobility, crucial components for navigating challenging routes and preventing injuries. By enhancing range of motion and promoting muscular balance, climbers can move more efficiently and effectively on the wall. Additionally, yoga cultivates strength, particularly in the core, arms, and shoulders, essential muscle groups for climbing. Through a series of asanas (poses) and sequences, climbers can develop the strength and stability needed to tackle even the most demanding routes.

Moreover, yoga fosters mental resilience and focus, invaluable qualities for climbers facing daunting challenges. The mindfulness practices inherent in yoga teach climbers to quiet the chatter of the mind, hone their concentration, and remain present in the moment, whether on the mat or on the rock face. By cultivating this mental clarity and equanimity, climbers can approach their climbs with confidence and composure, effectively managing fear and stress.

Beyond its physical and mental benefits, yoga offers climbers a holistic approach to self-care and wellbeing. In a culture that often glorifies pushing through pain and exhaustion, yoga provides an opportunity to tune into the body's signals, practicing self-compassion and self-awareness. By integrating breathwork, meditation, and relaxation techniques into their routine, climbers can enhance recovery, reduce stress, and foster a deeper connection with themselves and their surroundings.

Sandra Berlin's Yoga for Climbers classes at Climbing Works offer a unique opportunity for climbers to harness the transformative power of yoga in their climbing journey and everyday lives. Whether you're a seasoned climber looking to elevate your performance or a beginner curious about exploring the synergy between yoga and climbing, these classes provide a welcoming space for growth, exploration, and community.

So, why not join Sandra on Wednesday evenings and discover how yoga can revolutionise your climbing experience? Step onto the mat, breathe deeply, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

Yoga for Climbers Wednesdays, from 7pm to 8pm For bookings and more details please visit: yogaforclimbers/

“Joining the Climb and Yoga classes has undoubtedly been one of the best decisions I’ve made. The challenging yet approachable yoga classes led by the C&Y team, along with the unmissable climbing tips have massively improved both my physical and mental ability. This has allowed me to move forward in both disciplines, for which I am immensely grateful. And I’ve made some incredible friendships along the way! Couldn’t ask for more.” Ashley D

“I attended Sandra’s workshop at the Castle. As someone who isn’t super au fait with yoga I instantly felt at ease and really enthused about the workshop. Sandra is an enthusiastic, warm and very open person. The workshop was really enjoyable and her teaching very thorough and engaging. I felt great at the end of it and really fired-up to do more which to that point I’d never really experienced with yoga having only dabbled in a few classes here and there, looking for the right thing.” Helen W

“Sandra Berlin is an exceptional instructor and I cannot praise her qualities enough. I always feel I am being treated at a personal level and she is attentive, understanding and extremely expert. One of the best coaches in any field I have worked with.” Keith L

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