Gwen Lawrence is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS) has been a practicing fitness professional since 1990. Her current practice includes private yoga trainings, class instruction, team instruction and her Power Yoga for Sports, sports specific training, International travel to teach, TV appearances, Writing, Workshops and radio contributions.
You can become a certified Yoga Coach through her online training, like people around the world in 19 countries are taking advantage of. Gwen’s unique combination of dance, massage therapy, and yoga training experience, coupled with her extensive knowledge of anatomy and nutrition, provides her clients and athletes with overwhelming results.
Please tell us a bit about your background and what inspired you to continue this path professionally?
I transform lives from good to great, helping my clients reach their highest potential, using my 6 power yoga for sports philosophy’s to Attain fitness, find Balance, Create goals, and Define personal happiness in work, school, family and life the way only an intuitive Yogi and seasoned MOM can.
I have been the yoga instructor for many teams over the years including the NY Giants, NY Knicks, NY Mets, NY Redbulls, NY Rangers, NYC FC and members of the NY Yankees, several major colleges like: Columbia, Yale, Manhattan, UNC and many more.
My writings have been published in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Cosmo, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest, Yoga Magazine, Details and espn.com and espn.com.
Starred as co-host in my own nationally syndicated on NBC TV show, The Better Man Show and make regular appearances on NBC TODAY SHOW, Good Day NY, and Dr. Oz as well as many Radio and TV news shows.
My Yoga school is registered to certify students with 200 and 300-hour trainings along with online Power Yoga for Sports Teacher Training.
Some of my accomplishments include being named Best of Westchester, appeared in 2019 Jade Yoga Calendar, voted Top 108 Influential Yogis Online and featured in ESPN Magazine as “The Best Innovation In Sports Medicine”.
I have released 13 Power Yoga for Sports sport specific DVD’s, a feature DVD with Gaiam, and published books Body Sculpting with Yoga, Tactical Mobility and Teaching Power Yoga for Sports. You can take advantage of working with me through Gaia TV, and my You Tube Channel, Gwen Lawrence Yoga.
What inspires me to continue on my path is seeing results I have gotten for decades with athletes and clients from little league to pro. It is truly uplifting to help people. I love getting emails from people letting me know the difference I have made.
What services do you provide?
I am a yoga and mindfulness coach, I am one of the innovators in the space of yoga for athletes and have worked with 7 pro teams in NY for decades, increasing their longevity health and success.
How does power yoga differ from traditional yoga?
My yoga is named “power” because of the secret formula to Power Yoga for Sports’ success that is Strength + Flexibility = POWER….yoga for sports.
We are focused on the 6 trademarked facets of focus, that bring the athletes
- Balance and symmetry
- Functional strength
- Mental toughness
All critical to an athlete getting and staying next level.
What are the key benefits experienced?
Decreased injury, longevity on the field of play, better focus and concentration, quicker recovery, more balance symmetrical body.
Are there any risks to bear in mind?
None, not with my trained professionals, I have my own school for decades with trainees in 19 countries and 29 states and I am diligent about training them to be the best of the best.
Do you have any complimentary personal routines that you regularly practice for self-care and wellness?
I have many:
- Daily meditation
- Goal setting
- Red light therapy