ep 42: leslie kaminoff: success arises from being effective

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Leslie Kaminoff is one of the most recognized and respected names in American yoga, but he owes it all to Canada... We talk about his beginnings as a teacher, the Yoga Alliance standards creation and review, as well as some breathwork techniques and when holding the breath makes sense.

We also discuss...

- Leslie's forty years as a teacher, and he got started with teaching in Canada! Learning from Swami Vishnudevananda and his senior students in Val Morin, Quebec, so as a Canadian, I insist on credit for his education. (We also talk about TKV Desikachar, who was his Teacher.)

- We discuss the difference between instructor and teacher, and how Leslie sat at the table during the creation of the Yoga Alliance standards (back when it was Unity in Yoga). We discuss the Standards Review Yoga Alliance is undertaking, and what we both think will come of them.

- Since Leslie knows so much about breath work and breath anatomy, we discuss breath retention and how it’s a natural inclination that can be really helpful.

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LINKS

Leslie Kaminoff website

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podcast ep 13: fascia, anatomy, and movement with joanne sarah avison

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The brilliant and indefatigable Joanne Sarah Avison, Certified Yoga Therapist, Structural Integration practitioner, and author of Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement joins me for a conversation. Joanne weaves together anatomy, history, architecture, motherhood, teaching, reconceptualizing how we talk about movement needs, sacred geometry - the list goes on! You have to listen to believe it.

Joanne takes us through a tour of the definition of fascia, biotensegrity, and a reconceptualization of the body and mind away from the language of biomechanics. We touch on the balance of forces in the body, and the fascia as a sensory organ, but you also get a tour through the historical politics of cadaver work and the sacred geometry of our makeup!

Those of you with no experience with fascia and anatomy trains education may be bowled over by the vastness of information coming at you, but Joanne sprinkles our conversation with personal stories, metaphors, and tangents that will keep you fascinated. Those of you with tons of education in this area will want her to come back for another chat and to read more from Joanne.

Fortunately for all of us across the pond, some online learning is coming available from her soon.

LINKS

Find Joanne on the web at http://www.joanneavison.com/

Find Joanne’s book, Yoga: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement on Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

IMAGES

Graham Scarr's Tensegrity Model

Graham Scarr's Tensegrity Model

Sacred Geometry Flower of Life

Sacred Geometry Flower of Life

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