Jana Webb's Hybrid 'Joga' Yoga Classes are Geared Towards Athletes

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 12, 2015
References: jogawithjana & thestar
'Joga' yoga by Jana Webb is designed to tailor movements of the practice to jocks. While many styles of yoga are designed to have students hold poses, this can cause overstretching in the muscles that results in an imbalance of flexibility and strength. Since yoga has the ability to benefit everyone, Joga appeals to high-performance athletes with dynamic stretching.

Some of the elite athletes who have gravitated towards Joga's powerful, balancing and strength-building methods include the Montreal Canadiens team, members of the Toronto Maple Leafs, UFC champion Ronda Rousey and the Toronto's Argonauts.

Webb was clever to find a niche in yoga, as she notes: "For a yoga teacher to talk about birds and bees and chakra, it just does not resonate with the athletes."