Author Archives: amy

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Laurel on Michelle Nayeli’s Movement as Medicine

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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Laurel on Julian Walker’s Freedom Becomes You

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.

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Yoga Sleuth: Moving with Inquiry

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 […]

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Yoga Myths vs. Reality

Ahead of their upcoming YogaWorks 200 hour teacher training in Dubai, WH&F catches up with international teacher trainers Laurel Beversdorf and Thomas Taubman to set yoga’s record straight.

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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 […]

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