Yoga for Athletes: Special Class with Shree Mathavan, May 9

Orchard Central
Sunday, May 9, 2021
2.30pm - 3.45pm

Dig high-intensity interval training, running or any sort of aerobic activity but constantly feel tight or sore? Having the discipline to cultivate a yoga practice which targets the specific muscle groups exerted will go a long way towards helping sustain your athletic pursuits. A limited range of motion ultimately hinders your sporting performance and heightens the risk of injury. Conversely, having both strength and flexibility will translate into better muscle recruitment, agility and greater efficiency in movement.

Join Shree as she takes you through a dedicated Yoga for Athletes special class – tapping on her background and experiences in both yoga and crossfit. Delve into the tools and techniques you can employ to unwind those tight muscles, improve shoulder and hip mobility, create suppleness in the hamstrings, stretch out your lower back, quads, glutes, improve your balance and build a strong core.

Incorporating a mix of yoga postures that we hold and dig deep into as well as some dynamic sequencing, the session will be accessible, occasionally challenging and most importantly, fun! The underlying focus on the breath will help to sharpen mental focus, even when you’re off the mat trying to excel in your respective sport.




As a communications person – a large chunk of Shree’s professional life entails tight deadlines, churning out copy and ‘selling’ ideas, plans or stories to different stakeholders. Having worked on both ends of the communications spectrum – first as a newspaper journalist and currently, as a PR person, long days and non-stop adrenaline are par of the course for this part-time teacher.

Yoga has thankfully managed to be her refuge and source of comfort and strength whenever things got rough. A champion of sweating it out, Shree has practised vinyasa yoga on and off for more than 10 years, and consistently so the past four.

Hungry to further her passion, Shree took up her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification at Space & Light Studios in 2014 with Anusara-inspired teachers, Lynn Yeo and Sumei Shum. The uplifting power of yoga, mindful alignment and the extension of the practice beyond the mat into our time-pressed, everyday lives is what Shree constantly works on bringing into her classes.

The calming of the mind – chitta vritti nirodha — through meditative movement and breath is a philosophy that continues to guide and inspire her. In her classes, expect a sense of playfulness, clear alignment, the uplifting power of yoga and the extension of the practice beyond the mat into our time-pressed, everyday lives.