Yoga is a technique of presence; of return to presence.
I've been teaching since 1998, working with students across the spectrums of age (8-80s) and experience.
I'm currently in Los Angeles.
My teaching and practice is ashtanga-vinyasa based – and I'm happy to teach this form – but when working one-on-one, it essentially is your yoga I'm there to learn and teach from.
I'm drawn to working with those with or returning from injury or surgery; those active in or returning from addiction; and artists across the disciplines.
Yes, I just included 'artists' in a list of ailments.
I'm experienced in chair yoga as well.
And although I already had worked for years with cancer patients & survivors, in April 2019 I was certified by Yoga4Cancer, an evidence-based methodology created by Tari Prinster.
I hold and teach to the three fundamentals of the practice described by ashtanga, known as tristhani: posture, breath, and gaze.
Beginners form an excellent foundation with me; experienced practitioners benefit as well.
My hands-on assists are skilled – informative, therapeutic.
I have no yoga guru, hold to no dogma … aside from all the above.
The names Levinas & Lacan offer a touchstone for some of the thinking and position I hold towards our earthling experience. But names and Torah aside, essentially I'd say yoga is a mode of our unending gnawing on the suspiring text of our lives – and that I consider our physical bodies included in this writing – a gnawing which is a reading that writes.
Also see the Authentic Movement link here.
I do encourage a ritually held space, so, yes, we will chant OM.
Whether it's OM, shalom, salaam … it ends in mmm, because … it's … pleasuring.
4 class packs:
Two people: $400
Small groups – rates vary with size; I can accommodate up to six.
I work with a sliding scale, and offer an initial ½ hour session/consult for free.
Happy to offer references from my NY or LA students.
I teach out of my home, or come to yours.
To set up a first session, or any other questions, please get in touch.