On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part III

Have you been following the journey so far? Check out Part I, the story of my very first yoga class experience, and Part II, making the connection between yoga and dance. Part III shares why teaching became central to my professional life. I also reflect on how my time “on the mat” continuously sharpens my teaching skills … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part II

In Part I, I told the story of my very first yoga class experience. In Part II, I wanted to share how yoga began to enter my life as a professional dancer. This post discusses some of the connections between yoga and dance that are at the heart of why I began to dive deeper … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks, we at mindbodybrew will be sharing a previously published series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part III

Have you been following the journey so far? Check out Part I, the story of my very first yoga class experience, and Part II, making the connection between yoga and dance. Part III shares why teaching became central to my professional life. I also reflect on how my time “on the mat” continuously sharpens my … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part II

In Part I, I told the story of my very first yoga class experience. In Part II, I wanted to share how yoga began to enter my life as a professional dancer. This post discusses some of the connections between yoga and dance that are at the heart of why I began to dive deeper … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks in August, I will be writing a series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the right … Continue reading

On the Mat: Barefoot

The first thing I do when I come home is put down my heavy bag and take off my shoes. Despite spending years negotiating various dance shoe wear, my favorite way to be on my feet has always been wearing bare soles. After any summer rainstorm, I was out in my bare feet kicking up … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #4

Upper neck and shoulders dominated recent aches for my NYU Tisch Dance summer crew. This week’s posture is complex and delivers both stretch and space for the upper and lower body. It is a fun one to say in Sanskrit, Gomukhasana, and to “see” per its English translation, Cow Face Pose. If you look at … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #3

Who doesn’t love a twist? This restorative twist posture is a favorite request with the NYU Tisch Dance students. Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #3: Aside from its cozy “tucked in” quality, this prone twist offers spine decompression. Back body expansion in the shoulders and pelvis are added, welcome benefits. The degree of twisting can be … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #2

Hip flexor and lower back woes continue for the NYU Tisch Dance Summer Residency students this week. Maybe they do for you too? Yoga to the rescue! Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #2: Always an excellent restorative posture to begin or end a yoga practice, I offer you Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Restorative Bridge Pose) using a … Continue reading

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