May 19, 2019  

Ludlow, MA – As part of their path to success, the New England Mutiny has selected to partner with The Yoga Shop of Ludlow and to incorporate yoga into their strength, conditioning and recovery training.  
Instructors of the Yoga Shop will be working directly with the team prior to training sessions and on match day. Yoga has been a critical component for soccer teams throughout the world, including the Italian men’s national team and United States women’s national team. Christen Press, member of the World Cup champion U.S. squad, credits yoga with making her a more dynamic athlete. One of the game’s greatest players ever, Cristiano Ronaldo, says yoga betters his performance through improved focus, flexibility, recovery time and agility, as well as providing useful skills in breathing and stress control.
“We are excited to partner with The Yoga Shop. We believe yoga will help our players core strength and recovery, it is used by many professional athletes to support their training and game preparation,” states Mutiny Managing Director Joe Ferrara.
Conveniently located off the I-90 Turnpike and minutes from Lusitano Stadium, home of the New England Mutiny, The Yoga Shop offers LivFree® Power Yoga classes which are a dynamic sequence of vinyasa style yoga poses, one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States.
“Yoga connects mind, body and breath which support athletes immensely throughout their season by increasing flexibility and range of motion, preventing injury and helping players remain calm and think more clearly despite the physical or mental challenges they will undoubtedly face.” said Allison Gomes, instructor and co-owner of The Yoga Shop of Ludlow. 
The Yoga Shop offers yoga classes for all levels, as well as teacher training, workshops and private/group training sessions to individuals, athletes and schools across Western Massachusetts. The Ludlow location also features a full retail boutique as a lululemon strategic sales partner, showcasing men's and women's activewear and accessories. The Yoga Shop is offering free classes at its Open House on Sunday, May 19th from 7:00am-12:15pm plus 10% off all class packages purchased.
The New England Mutiny will play its home opener on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00pm in its new venue at historic Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, Massachusetts. In recognition of its 20th season, the Mutiny are offering season tickets for the 2019 season for just $20.00. Single game tickets are available online at and at the door. Purchase your tickets today and help support your local team and grow the sport of women’s soccer!
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