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RETREAT: New Year’s Yoga & Myofascial Release Retreat

Spend 6 nights / 7 days (Dec 30, 2018-Jan 5, 2019) reNEWing your mind, body and spirit as we transition to a new year with ocean views, vibrant yoga, luxurious self-myofascial release and locally sourced sea-to-table food (with physical therapist and interdisciplinary yoga teacher Dr. Ariele Foster). 30 Contact Hour CEUs available for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists This week is truly […]

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5 Actions to Get Your Foot Up Between Your Hands

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The Instagram is full of fluid movers, yogis who can gracefully place a foot between their hands in slow motion, usually on the way down from a single arm hand balancing feat with a glass of wine between their toes. Not a drop spilled. What is less common: actual instructions in yoga class on how […]

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Two Tips for Rotator Cuff Strengthening in Yoga

The rotator cuff (RTC) is a well-known group of muscles that are important in stabilizing the shoulder, basically no matter the activity. When it comes to keeping the arm bone centered in the “socket”, these are the guys for the job. The larger the weight or force that an arm lifts, the more important the […]

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Yoga Journal Online Course “Fascia Release for Yoga”

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster in her online course with Yoga Journal “Fascia Release for Yoga”. This powerful, start-anytime, 6-week online course (with a community engagement component) shows how myofascial release (fascia release) is a great compliment to your yoga practice. What is Fascia Fascia is your body’s three-dimensional connective tissue matrix. It encases and weaves […]

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How to Avoid Destroying Your Hips in Yoga

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  Francesca Cervero kindly invited me to be a return guest on her podcast, The Mentor Sessions: Support and Strategy for Yoga Teachers to talk about HIPS, specifically yoga hip injuries. (If you missed the first episode on anatomy-informed yoga, you can listen here). Francesca and I both experienced major hip injuries, as in the […]

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Skipping Headstand to Go Straight to Handstand?

Handstand before Headstand…is that ok? YogaAnatomyAcademy has been spotted in the March 2018 edition of Women’s Health Magazine!  This was a fun, first experience: picking up a magazine in the airport and finding your own face inside. In the Ask Anything section, we (I) answer this: “I have neck issues, so headstands make me nervous. […]

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Three Anatomy Wisdom Nuggets (Podcast! + FREEBIE)

Three golden nuggets of anatomy wisdom on M.B.Om – Mastering the Business of Yoga Podcast Yoga Anatomy Academy had the great privilege of being featured on yet another podcast (the third in 3 months!), in which we share three of our most audio-friendly nuggets of anatomy wisdom. (If you missed the first two, please check […]

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Do We Serve the Poses or Do the Poses Serve Us? (Science Yoga Sundays episode)

Julie Tran of Science Yoga Sundays graciously invited me to speak on her program. I chose a topic that has been on my mind a LOT lately — Are we serving the yoga or is the yoga serving us? “We are here to enhance our lives, we are not here to bow down to some […]

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