In this episode, Janet and Nikki chat with LA based yoga teacher and movement educator Trina Altman about why people get hurt doing yoga and her new online course Yoga Deconstructed™
- Common causes of pain and injury in yoga
- The movements that are missing in yoga that can contribute to muscle imbalances and pain
- Why stretching isn’t always the answer
- How people who are both too stiff or too mobile can benefit from adding strength and stability training to their routine
- How breaking down a pose into smaller movements can reduce the risk of injury and increase the longevity in your yoga practice
- Why Trina created Yoga Deconstructed ™ and how the exercises she teaches can be used to balance out a regular yoga practice
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Episode Length: 54 minutes
Trina Altman, E-RYT 500, PMA®-CPT
Trina leads teacher trainings in Yoga Tune Up®, the Roll Model® Method and Rx Series for Equinox locally and internationally. She is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed™ an innovative interdisciplinary approach that fosters an embodied understanding of Yoga and its relationship to modern movement science.
While at Brown University, Trina took a Kripalu yoga class which ignited her passion for the practice. Emphasizing the importance of inner focus, she teaches anatomy for yoga teacher trainings across the country. She has presented at Kripalu, PURE YOGA® NYC, Cal-a-Vie Spa, SYTAR, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, ECA, UCLA and multiple yoga conferences.
Her teaching fosters body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness. Trina builds bridges between the mystical and the pragmatic, and specializes in helping others to access their body’s tissues and their heart’s purpose. Trina works out of Los Angeles at Equinox and The Moving Joint. Find her at www.trinaaltman.com or say hello on Facebook or Instagram.