Michelle and I discuss how I got started as a yoga teacher, how I realized yogasana was hurting me (because my flexibility was outpacing my strength), how and why I changed my teaching and branching out into different movement modalities like self-massage, weight-lifting, kettle bells and incorporating interdisciplinary movement and resistance […]
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Julian and I talk about: why yoga teachers must continually adapt and change; the importance of cross-training your yoga practice by doing more than asana; and the importance a teacher’s ability to be self-critical and willfully step into the discomfort of asking why we teach what we teach.
Instead of doing passive stretching to alleviate your ‘hip tightness’ try doing exercises that stabilize your hips. Static Circumduction is one of my signature moves that I love teaching to help prep the hips for better reflexive strength and coordination. Additionally, this exercise enhances hip joint centration by helping to […]
On a cold and rainy Thursday, Yoga Sleuth made her way to Laurel Beversdorf’s Hatha Yoga class at YogaWorks. Having visited almost all of the YogaWorks locations in New York City, I’ve started to become accustomed to the luxurious spaces they inhabit, and I have to say that 2:30pm is […]
In this article I share with you my (then current) understanding of pain. In 2013, I assumed, as many did and still do, that pain correlates to posture and that ‘optimal position’ is always best. Research strongly suggests that pain and posture do not correlate and I now understand that […]
What’s amazing about Laurel Beversdorf’s class is that it takes you back to your school days. Her presence, voice and knowledge make her class, well – a CLASS. Interactive, tons of laughter, play and practice, Laurel invites you to try different things while making familiar poses new again. Check out […]