Anatomy Training for People Who Don’t Like Anatomy (Yet) !

This year Movement by Design founder Luke Bryan and I have partnered to create and facilitate a new kind of anatomy training for yoga teachers.  Rather than asking teachers to memorize muscle origins and insertions or scripted alignment cues, we challenge teachers to think critically about what good movement means and how to achieve it.  We focus on teaching movement principles that hold true whether you are extending into a backbend or diving under an olympic lift.   So how did an Olympic Lifting coach and a yoga teacher meet and decide to develop training together in the first place?  Well, funny […]

The Anatomy of Growth

Before I left the U.S. over four years ago, I picked up Leslie Kaminoff’s best-selling book The Anatomy of Yoga.  I was preparing to make two major transitions.  The first was moving to Melbourne, Australia.  The second was to leave behind a decade of work as a documentary filmmaker to become a full-time yoga instructor.   I invested in a pile of books intended to really focus me on teaching yoga, some of which remain unread!  But The Anatomy of Yoga is compact, well-illustrated, and practical and I enjoy the way Leslie writes. I was particularly captivated by his description of the […]

What’s in store for 2015?

2015 is already off to a big start! In January, I led a “Yin and the Chakras” retreat in Daylesford which included dynamic movement, deep stillness, chanting, and meditation to enhance understanding of the chakras and coordinate the flow of energy along the spine. On our last day we flew like Dragons over sacred ground… If you missed out, join us for retreats in Winter: Yin and the Taoist Five Elements (Aug 14-16) and Spring: Yin and the Chakras (Nov 20-22) in tranquil Daylesford.  Contact Adrian Thia at Lè Yoga Daylesford for information and bookings. In January I also had the […]

Last Yin Training of 2014

It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has flown by!  These photos are from the last Yin L2 training of 2014 at Grass Roots Yoga.  In the L2 trainings the students spend more time developing their own sequences so they can integrate what they have learned about myofascial meridians and the pathways of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As part of the training, the students break out into small groups and each one gets a chance to lead the group in a short Yin class.  The designated teacher guides her students through a 15 minute Yin practice and at the end she […]

Level Two Yin Yoga Training in May at Grass Roots Yoga

Hi Melbourne Yin Yogis – if you have completed a Level One Yin Training with me and once was just not enough, then come back for more!  My first Level Two training is in May at Grass Roots Yoga. More myofascial meridians, more energetic anatomy, and the flowing Dragon sequences.  It’s a Yin party and you are invited!  Click on the link below for a downloadable PDF with the details. YinYoga TT Level 2 with Jennifer Crescenzo

Another Successful Yin TT…and More to Come!

Thank you so much to all the yin yogis who came to the Level One Yin TT with open hearts and inquisitive minds.  Our time together always seems too short but I look forward to seeing some of you in the Level Two TT.  I have just ordered a Tensegrity teaching model, all-new myofascial meridian posters from Anatomy Trains Edition 3, and footage of fascia from the man himself, Tom Myers.  It’s been great to learn from Tom online via his many webinars and through his book Anatomy Trains.  But, in just a few short weeks, I’ll be sitting in […]

Tom Myers is coming to Melbourne…

The bad news is that I only learned that Tom Myers is coming to Melbourne a week ago.  And he’s coming in March, which I’ve already  WAY over-scheduled.  But, because you cannot let amazing opportunities pass you by, I am attending his 3-day Anatomy Trains workshop in Melbourne March 26-28.  It will be especially fascinating because this training is oriented towards body workers rather than yoga teachers.  So, I get to play in a different sandbox!  I’ll learn body reading using the Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians and get some experience with hands-on body work.  I am still kind of in […]

I’m kind of obsessed with Tom Myers

Since reading Tom Myers revolutionary “Anatomy Trains”, I’m admittedly a little obsessed with the guy.  Together with Paul Grilley, he completely changed the way I think about the body and increasingly influences how I sequence my yoga classes.  But I know that reading big books on anatomy is not everyone’s thing.  Or even reading big books period.  So, if you are even a little bit curious about Myers (or sick of being in my classes and wondering, “Why is she always going on about train tracks in my body?”) now you can find him on YogaU in bite size, digestible […]