WHY I CHOSE JOGA
My love for competitive sports was developed in my youth as a champion on the National Iranian Gymnast team.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in physical education and sports science, I worked as a gymnastics coach, swimming teacher, and group fitness instructor in Tehran. During and coached the national Iranian gymnastics B team.
Moving to Dubai, Roshan became a physical education teacher in a private school for 5 years prior to landing in Vancouver BC where she settled and continued to develop her career. Throughout the past 15 years in Vancouver, Rozita has maintained her certification with Gymnastics BC and has earned the respect and admiration of athletes and their parents as a competitive (Flicka and Balance) and recreational (West Vancouver Recreation Centre) gymnastics coach.
After suffering a knee injury and going through physio and rehab exercises to overcome her injury, Rozita inadvertently took part in a Joga (Yoga for athletes) class at Steve Nash Sports Club and discovered that it helped her to cope with her chronic knee pain. Recognizing Rozita was an advanced student who exhibited a love for the classes, the instructor encouraged her to become a certified Joga coach. Shortly thereafter, Roshan completed the coaches training and is now a certified Joga coach and has launched classes in the Vancouver area.
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“A professional and dedicated approach tailored to your needs is what you get from Rozita from day one. I also found her very knowledgeable when things changes along the way or some approaches don’t deliver her expected results. Very happy with her along my way during the last 8 months towards better health and fitness; I found her my ideal trainer so far. Thanks, Rozita !”
“Gymnasts at Balance Gymnastics. The athletes have hugely benefitted from her programming and the results of this program are numerous! We have been very lucky to have her skills and expertise. - www.balancegymnastics.ca”
“Thank you for being such a big part of Natalie's life for the past 2 years. I appreciate your dedication, patience, and persistence. You have helped Natalie develop into a more mature athlete and she has a very strong foundation that supports her in her other sports. When she is biking or skiing, I get comments about her strength, power, agility and body control. All I can answer with is "she has a great gymnastics coach"”
“Words cannot reflect the kind and wonderful work Rozita has done with both of our daughters. Rozita is highly professional, self-motivated, attention to detail type coach who has motivated and inspired our girls to love gymnastics! I can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work.”
“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.”