ilg has remained a sponsored athlete/yogi since age 17 (i’m now 51).  my most pertinent encouragement to younger sponsored athletes/yogis?  consider your sponsors as your boss and put in at least Part Time employment energies to continue to represent their support of you.  many of today’s athletes just want to be sponsored, yet are unwilling to communicate and represent their sponsors in local, regional, and social media ways throughout the year. pic:  ilg in Weighted Padmasana Push Ups

Namaste Noble Prana® Leaders,

although i pre-date most, if not all of your Prana Influencers,  i just want to say how stoked i am to be a part of the Prana Influencer  program…feeble ilg is proud (yogically, of course) to have helped represent the integrity of Prana since nearly day one in Boulder, many, many moons ago!

head bowed,
spirit vowed,

coach steve ilg, cpt/uscf/ryt 500
author:  THE OUTDOOR ATHLETE (1985)

7 World Championships in 5 physiologically diverse sports
over   75 first ascents on rock, ice, high mountains, and low boulders
2x cover of OUTSIDE Magazine


5 Responses to “How To Remain Sponsored for over 40 years…”

  1. BB says:


    I love this picture. It shows all the parts of WF in one pose; the strength, endurance, flexibility, breath, posture, and focus (meditation).

    I will need to bring all of that to the start line of Tsidool soon.


  2. coach says:

    Precious Yogi BB!
    ilg rests assured on this Knight of nights,
    that you shall..

    in faith of your Atmanic spirit,
    { }

  3. Leferisen John says:

    So many triathletes here on the Front Range
    Many Olympians as well
    Nearly all seek a sponsorship
    And many revel in the fact that they are sponsored…
    Yet…. so little are actually humbled…
    Ah heh’ he’ Coach!!

  4. padma says:

    Rinpo Championji, your humble dedication is an Inspiration to all.
    your sponsors are Wise :)

  5. coach says:

    Precious Warrior Leaf and Pahd,
    ilg’s sponsors are waaaay beyond the Curve…they Get ilg…
    as difficult to Get
    as hand catching a Rainbow Trout in high, icy waters…

    thank you both for taking the Time and Consideration and METTA to write…
    Yogi Jesus? had 7 sincere Students.
    Buddha? 3.
    ilg? hey, i got you two! and that, to feeble Conduit ilg?
    is Enough, given the Caliber of Who You Both Choose To Be!

    head bowed,
    spirit vowed,
    { }

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