Episode: 48

Somatic Yoga Training with Trina Altman

Somatic yoga is becoming a popular term in the modern yoga world. In this episode, we chat with Trina Altman about her new book, Yoga Deconstructed: Movement Science Principles. An in-depth look into modern movement science & yoga.

We cover somatic yoga training, why injuries occur, progressions & regressions in yoga asana, hypermobility, cueing & more. If you’re a new asana teacher or even an experienced one you’ll find great value in this episode.

Somatic Yoga Training Episode highlights:

  • Why people get injured while doing yoga
  • How to prepare the body to load 
  • What to do if you have hypermobile students
  • How somatic movement plays into yoga poses
  • How regressions and progressions work
  • How does proprioception work into yoga and movement
  • The relationship between pain and movement
  • How somatic queuing differs from alignment-based queuing

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Featured Guests

Trina Altman

Trina Altman, B.A., NCPT, received her training through STOTT PILATES® and is an E-RYT 500, YACEP®. She’s the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. Her work has been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Pilates Style magazine and her classes have been featured on Yoga International and Yoga Anytime. She regularly serves as guest faculty for yoga teacher training programs and leads continuing education workshops worldwide.


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