Can you contort yourself into this yoga pose? Neither can we, but we’d like to. (Its Sanskrit name is dwipadasirsasana.) So check back next week, when Alex Auder, Blisstree’s resident yogi, will wow you with an astounding series of Iyengar asanas that will make you want to honor the hell out of your practice until you can do them, too. Frankly, we’d only try this one at home if we were getting a private session from Alex. But if you’re inspired, check out the yoga studios (below) where she teaches.
Until next week, namaste.
Alex Auder, a native New Yorker, has been teaching yoga for almost 15 years. She started at the original Jivamukti Yoga Center, but has since studied with a myriad of teachers and methods – all of which she gleans from and uses in her teaching. After many of years of owning her own studio in Rhinebeck, NY, she moved back to New York City, where she teaches out of her space, West Village Yoga, and at Kula Yoga Project in Tribeca. Her vinyasa classes are known for her graceful integration of Iyengar based alignment cues, deep hands-on assists, and subtle Dharma talk. Classes build slowly and methodically until the sequence and focus are established and flowed through.
photo: Briana Rognlin