WESTFORD Yoga For Student Athletes Series


Yoga For Student Athletes 4-Week Series
w/ Tina Terry @ RCY Westford
Saturdays @ 8:15 – 9:15am
March 23, 30, April 6, 13 (4 week series, Make-up date April 27)
Series Registration $60

Throughout the course of an athlete’s season, training is typically geared towards specific muscles that are relevant to the athlete’s sport. This training can lead to an imbalance due to the neglect of other muscle groups. Yoga is a very useful means by which to bring balance to an athlete’s training. This balance can help alleviate soreness and tightness, increase performance in competition, and potentially prevent injury. Yoga can also be used to increase an athlete’s mindfulness and decrease their stress levels. This program is appropriate for youth between the ages of 13-18.

Tina Terry
I first came to yoga in 2001 looking for a physical work out. After having children my practice stopped due to the demands of being a working mother.  In 2013 I transitioned to a new job at a small high-tech startup company. I soon became overwhelmed balancing my new position and motherhood. I found my way back to yoga and after I left that first yoga class I felt relaxed, calm, and the tightness in my chest was gone. When I came home from work my son noticed a change in me and asked what was different about my day? It was then that I realized that my stress and need to get everything done right now was leaving very little room for me to be present and more importantly it was affecting my relationship with my children. As my practice grew so did my love for yoga. I stopped imposing unwanted stress on myself by attempting to do everything immediately. I was able to remain present, which allowed me to fully enjoy and appreciate each moment.

I am a wife, mom of three, software test engineer and type I diabetic. Another benefit of my yoga practice is the assistance it provides with managing my blood sugar. My passions include being outdoors, fitness training, and reading. My decision to become a yoga instructor was born from the desire to bring peace and awareness to others. I am a RYT-200 and completed my YTT-200 hour at Revolution Community with Cindy Boulter.  My style of teaching involves bringing attention to mindful movements. It is my hope that my students can take what they learn about themselves on their mat and extend this knowledge off their mat.