Conversations With A Yogi - A Woke Yoga Podcast

Amy Matthews - Why Knowing More Anatomy Doesn't Necessarily Make A Better Yoga Teacher, Should We Be Teaching Headstand & Shoulderstand & How To Navigate The Pressure To Be Commercial As A Yoga Teacher, Ep. 015

May 21, 2019 Cora Geroux - WOKE Yoga Season 1 Episode 15
Conversations With A Yogi - A Woke Yoga Podcast
Amy Matthews - Why Knowing More Anatomy Doesn't Necessarily Make A Better Yoga Teacher, Should We Be Teaching Headstand & Shoulderstand & How To Navigate The Pressure To Be Commercial As A Yoga Teacher, Ep. 015
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Conversations With A Yogi - A Woke Yoga Podcast
Amy Matthews - Why Knowing More Anatomy Doesn't Necessarily Make A Better Yoga Teacher, Should We Be Teaching Headstand & Shoulderstand & How To Navigate The Pressure To Be Commercial As A Yoga Teacher, Ep. 015
May 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 15
Cora Geroux - WOKE Yoga

On today’s episode I talk with Amy Matthews. Amy has been teaching movement for over 25 years. Amy is a yoga teacher, a body mind centering teacher, a certified laban movement analyst, and an infant developmental movement educator. Amy also co-authored the book Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, and was a director of the breathing project in NYC. Amy has since partnered with Sarah Barnaby to create the Babies Prohect -  a space in NYC dedicated to developmental movement for babies. So, in other words - when it comes to movement, Amy really knows her shit. 

Amy and I discuss, why knowing more anatomy & physiology is not what makes a great yoga teacher or prevents injury ( and Amy’s take on what does ), Amy’s perspective on if and how we should teach and practice headstand and shoulder stand in yoga, and how to navigate the pressure to be commercial as a yoga teacher.

You can learn more about Amy on her website

You can learn more about us via our social channels

Your Host: @corageroux
Woke Yoga: @wokeyogasydney
The Show: @interviewwithayogi


Show Notes

On today’s episode I talk with Amy Matthews. Amy has been teaching movement for over 25 years. Amy is a yoga teacher, a body mind centering teacher, a certified laban movement analyst, and an infant developmental movement educator. Amy also co-authored the book Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, and was a director of the breathing project in NYC. Amy has since partnered with Sarah Barnaby to create the Babies Prohect -  a space in NYC dedicated to developmental movement for babies. So, in other words - when it comes to movement, Amy really knows her shit. 

Amy and I discuss, why knowing more anatomy & physiology is not what makes a great yoga teacher or prevents injury ( and Amy’s take on what does ), Amy’s perspective on if and how we should teach and practice headstand and shoulder stand in yoga, and how to navigate the pressure to be commercial as a yoga teacher.

You can learn more about Amy on her website

You can learn more about us via our social channels

Your Host: @corageroux
Woke Yoga: @wokeyogasydney
The Show: @interviewwithayogi