WHY I CHOSE JOGA
I spent the majority of my youth, a one track athlete. My training consisted of swimming twice a day, and the occasional dry land. I was not well rounded, I burned out. I spent the following years searching for something to connect to… I did every type of yoga I could find, I ran, I played a list of “good time” sports; I was fit, healthy, and strong.
Cue the low back injuries, joint pains, strains, and aches. I was doing everything- and none of it properly.
In 2011, my boyfriend and I moved to Toronto, all the physical ailments came along. Then I met this powerhouse named Jana Webb, who created this thing called JOGA. I tried it, I was hooked. Even with no knowledge or in depth understanding of the program, my body could tell me, “yes, this is it, this is what we can do.”
Over time, I kept my practice. Over time, I was able to come back to things I loved- like tennis and running.
We then left Toronto, got married, moved, moved again, had some babies, moved some more. But I kept my solo practice for those 9 years. I now play tennis every week, I skin mountains, I ski, I golf, I hike with children strapped to my back. I do everything- and I do all of it, properly.
Because of this program, I am connected- mind and body working together. Mind and body united in strength.
My passion for JOGA runs deep- because it has changed MY life.
My mission is to bring this freedom, this connectivity of mind and body, and this force of athleticism to all levels and abilities. My drive is to change lives, the way mine has changed.
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“After my first 30 minute private session, my life dramatically changed for the better. Erin is able to tailor this program for me as I work through my second postpartum bounce back. No pain, calm mind. I move differently now, my strength has come back in such a different way."”
“JOGA is so challenging, really takes the ego down a couple of notches. It is never easy, always hard. I love it.”
“Joga is the perfect compliment to my other sports. Not only is it an excellent active recovery, but adds strength and balance components as well.”
“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.”