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Free Yoga Workshop with Olympic Silver Medalist Kamilla Vaksman: Saturday, Oct. 11 at the NAC in Portland

10/06/2014, 8:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

London Olympic silver medalist Kamilla Vaksman.

Fencers, coaches and parents are invited to join Kamilla Vaksman, a silver medalist in team foil for Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games for a free yoga workshop on Saturday, Oct. 11 during the October North American Cup in Portland, Ore.

The session will run from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Room C124 of the Oregon Convention Center.

Vaksman will teach participants how to incorporate yoga practice into a fencing program. Vaksman will cover stretches, relaxation and visualization techniques; and how to control emotions during competition.

Participants will learn how practicing yoga can help train your mind and improve mental toughness.

The 90-minute session will be limited to 50 participants and will include the following topics:

  • Active recovery and muscle repair
  • Develop balance
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Instill confidence, build self-esteem
  • Develop self-discipline
  • Build emotional strength
  • Learn relaxation techniques

Participants are asked to bring their own mat to the session. For questions or more information, contact Vaksman at or 917.732.3291. 

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