Yoga Alliance Registered Continuing Education Programme with Sophia Butler-Cowdry


Are you a yoga teacher or physical therapist wondering how yoga could benefit your clients who regularly do sport?

Whether you’ve just qualified, been teaching for years, or never taught yoga before (but work in physical therapy), this training is for you. It will give you the unique skills, insights and understanding necessary to work with people whose sport affects their body.

There will also be a strong focus on the mental aspects that can affect sport performance.

You will start from the bottom up, learning to assess and identify your clients’ needs and then applying a physical yoga sequence to match those needs. You will learn how to adapt ‘traditional’ yoga poses to the specific requirements of your client, within both an informal/amateur setting and a professional environment.


Sophia trained with Ryan Giggs and Manchester United’s long-term yoga coach, Sarah Ramsden, whose specialised teacher trainings she continues to assist. Sophia first started to work with professional kite surfers, Chris Burke and Oswald Smith, refining her methods in Functional Yoga for Sport.

She was then invited to launch and head the official Yoga Programme at premiership rugby club, Harlequins FC, which she did for two years. During this time, she worked closely with all the players, including the England nationals, their Strength and Conditioning coaches, as well as physios and medical team.

Sophia brings a wealth of first-hand experience and practical insights to this applied CE training, having built close working relationships with individual and team sports professionals.


Sophia’s provision of yoga sessions focused towards professional athletes is top class, in both programming and delivery. Her knowledge and understanding of the demands of professional sport set her apart from other yoga professionals, with her tailored sessions promoting a performance increase in the athletes she works with.

-Adam Bishop (Britain’s Strongest Man 2020 and Strength & Conditioning coach at Harlequins FC)


15 & 16 May | 22 & 23 May | 9am – 5pm

3 & 4 July | 12pm – 6pm

Open to all yoga teachers and fitness professionals
Sophia is an E-500 Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance


£545 In House

£375 Livestream

Can be counted towards your RYT Continuing Education requirements