In yoga asana, we move our bodies to discover ourselves. A complementary path to profound insight may involve digging into the details of our own anatomy. The study of our bodies doesn’t have to be dry and technical—it can be a vehicle for appreciating how marvelous our existence really is. The key questions for the Second Sunday Anatomy series are always these: What amazing structures lie beneath of the surface of our skin? How do they collaborate with each other to help us to move around, do yoga, and experience the world?
Workshops last 90 minutes and are suitable for students at all levels. My goal is to combine information with a variety of physical experiences in a fun and engaging way. Come to one class, or come to them all!
I’m a former journalist and who learned to love yoga during classes with Carla Stangenberg and others at Jaya Yoga’s original Park Slope branch. Anatomy studies with Kyle Shepard during Jaya’s inaugural 200-hour teaching training in 2012 led me to study extensively with his teachers, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, authors of Yoga Anatomy. I’ve followed Amy and her colleague Sarah Barnaby (both now at the Babies Project) into trainings in Body-Mind Centering (created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen), Bartenieff Fundamentals, developmental movement, and more. Related interests include Buddhism and psychotherapy.
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