WHY I CHOSE JOGA
I love JOGA because it makes me feel connected to my body and allows me to feel the tension of breath work and movement to feel my best.
Being an athlete my whole life I was very interested in how the body works, from recovery to injuries and feeling your best when competing. I am currently working towards a kinesiology degree in hopes to go into physiotherapy in the future.
When I found out about JOGA I instantly was fascinated with the connection between each movement. I felt that there was always something missing in the recovery of sport and not many people knew how to get that, JOGA is exactly that.
I have played at high levels of hockey, softball and track and field. It is important to me that every athlete feels their best when they are competing.
I am happy to now be coaching this to others. It has helped me and I am excited to share that with the athletes!
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“As an active father of three and grandfather of four, I was looking for something to improve my physical condition. My friend, Carlie, invited me to try out her JOGA class. Traditional Yoga never really worked for me, so I was a bit apprehensive to try Joga. After my first class, I immediately realized that my range of motion, stability, core strength, and breathing techniques were in need of improvement. I have been extremely happy with the results I have experienced over the last year. My lower back pain has virtually disappeared and I feel so much stronger and centered. I recover faster and I can do the sports I love better. Thank you, Carlie. You have inspired me to be my best self.”
“My son is a 2010 hockey goalie. Despite participating in goalie clinics and camps, we noticed him sometimes struggling with balance and stability when moving in the net. In one of his goalie camps, he was introduced to yoga - he understood the benefits, but wasn't really a fan. Recently, he was introduced to Joga by Carlie Chiovetti, a fellow goalie's mom. He took his first class via Zoom and said he thought it was helpful. However, as an observer, I saw how much he struggled with poses introduced virtually and asked Carlie if she could work with him in-person. Carlie provided hands-on instruction, made corrections to his positioning, and introduced poses and stretches that benefit and challenge him as an athlete, specifically as a goalie. After two in-person sessions, he is already seeing/feeling progress and believes Joga has definite benefits. As his parent, I already see improvements in his balance, posture, stability, and focus - not just in the net, but overall. Joga has provided my son with a way to enhance his athletic performance and build skills off the ice, while keeping his mind engaged. Thank you, Carlie and Joga!”
“My name is Tyler Russell. I play hockey for the Los Angeles Jr Kings. I have been practicing JOGA for over 2 years. JOGA has helped me get stronger, especially with the strength in my legs. I really enjoy doing all of the JOGA exercises along with the salutation and the stretches. I consider JOGA a secret weapon because my body is in pain during the workout but I know that the pain is what will make me stronger. My JOGA coach, Carlie Chiovetti, is awesome. She is great at teaching all of the exercises and really cares that we are making improvements every week to help me be a stronger athlete.”
“What benefited me the most is the way we worked on my posture. In addition to that, my hips and hamstrings were always tight in the past. Now they, never get tight and I feel very fluid.”
“To be successful on the field, you have to be both physically and mentally prepared! I believe JOGA is the perfect blend of recovery, performance, and conditioning. I love JOGA because it not only makes my body feel better, but it allows my mind to let go.”
“I was looking for something new and that made sense with how my players move. This is when I was introduced to JOGA, a movement based program to help my players recover and maintain strength and mobility without sacrificing time. I felt it was an effective way of training”
“When trying to establish a foundation of strength JOGA segments 1 and 2 are very good for teaching the athlete balance and body control. This helps to increase strength and explosive power down the line.”
“JOGA is different than a traditional yoga class as it takes into consideration how athletes move, train and digest information. It’s program based and encompasses all of the physical properties needed to support elite performance.”
“When I started with Jana this past summer I noticed an immediate improvement in the way I felt physically. She paid close attention to the way my body was built and my strengths and weaknesses, allowing me to work on and improve strength and mobility that would immediately help me as an athlete. The work was very specific and tailored to my position. I’m very confident that it helped me on the ice when the season started. I’m looking forward to working with her again in the future.”
“Yoga can be an integral part of the off-season training of any athlete. It is important, however, to find an instructor who understands the demands of your sport and the strength and conditioning program. Jana and the JOGA staff have a done a great job of tailoring a program to meet the needs of my athletes and are willing and able to customize their sessions based on my feedback.”