Steve Krojniewski, a life-long South Bend, Indiana resident and founder of True Balance Yoga, has introduced yoga to many of the athletic teams at the University of Notre Dame. During his time at Notre Dame, Steve has demonstrated that yoga is a valuable tool for college athletes to better their performance on and off the field.
As a longtime fan and friend of Notre Dame, and an athlete himself, Steve saw the endless possibility his training and skill could provide to college players. He approached Notre Dame Basketball coach, Mike Brey to discuss adding yoga to the players’ off-season conditioning regime. Coach Brey was enthusiastic about the idea and an incredible training relationship soon developed.
Word quickly spread through the Notre Dame Athletic Department about Steve’s incredible yoga instruction. He is currently working extensively with the Women’s Swimming team, and has been included on training trips and road trips with the team to prepare them for meets. He also has worked with the Women’s Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Women's Golf,Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading squad, and members of the football, cross country/track, tennis, and volleyball teams.
Steve began practicing yoga in 1999. Over the past sixteen years it has remained a vital and important part of his daily routine. In 2004, Steve became a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, is certified by the Institute of Yoga Sports Science, Yoga for Athletes from the Sage Rountree school, Sadie Nardini's Core Yoga and Anatomy Flow, the Holistic Wellness Academy in 2012, and he is a member of the Yoga Alliance. Steve is also a prAna ambassador, a prAna sponsored athlete, and has taught clinics for athletes nationally and internationally. Some of his published work can be viewed on Inside Lacrosse, SwimSwam,Swimming World, Softball
Magazine,College Sports Business News, MEC Blog to name a few. He has also been a registered yoga teacher for over 13 years and has over 15,000 hours teaching experience.