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 […]

CrossFit: The Yang to my Yin

I love yoga so it’s been a constant since I first started practicing in my 20’s.  But, I’m pretty convinced that I’ve remained healthy and strong through my 30’s by varying my training.  That’s not hard for me because I love movement. I have played basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and touch football.When I need to clear my head, I usually lace up my running shoes.  I trained in a variety of martial arts including Tae Kwan Do, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu.   Once I went to a restaurant and saw a bellydancer and was absolutely mesmerized.  So, I took belly dancing […]