About Barbara WonBarbara Won is the creator of Yoga for Swimmers and the founder of Liquid Yoga, a company that provides yoga instruction and holds yoga and surf retreats (www.liquidyoga.net). She holds a 200RYT certification from Yoga Alliance, the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States.
Barbara received her teaching certification from Leeann Carey of Planet Yoga in Hermosa Beach, CA, and has continued to study the gift of yoga through various master teachers and through a devoted self-practice. She believes that yoga can help people achieve a sense of balance in their lives and employs an understated, relaxed and creative approach in teaching her students which allows students to discover their own yoga. In addition to yoga, Barbara is an avid swimmer and surfer and enjoys spending her time off the mat, in the water.
Barbara conceived of the idea of Yoga for Swimmers after seeing her husband who is a three-time Water Polo Olympian suffer back, shoulder and knee injuries. She also saw his teammates, and kids of all ages that he was coaching, suffering from poor posture and repetitive stress injuries from swimming. Nothing on the market specifically addressed their needs through yoga. So Barbara decided to create a dvd devoted to the special anatomical concerns facing swimmers and Yoga for Swimmers is the result!
Barbara states, “I believe people want to improve their lives, whether on a large or small scale and sometimes just need a little help, to be put on the right path.” Yoga for Swimmers is the place to start for anyone looking to explore yoga or improve their swimming and their lives!