Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar, one of the world's foremost authorities on the therapeutic uses of yoga. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City educational nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of individualized breath-centered yoga.
An internationally recognized specialist with over 32 years’ experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy, Kaminoff has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools, and training programs in the United States. He has also helped to organize international yoga conferences and has actively participated in the ongoing national debate regarding certification standards for yoga teachers and therapists.
Kaminoff has been a featured yoga expert in publications such as Yoga Journal and The New York Times, as well as online at WebMD, FoxNews Online, and Health.com. He is the founder of the highly respected international yoga blog eSutra, coauthor of the best-selling first edition of Yoga Anatomy, and creator of the DVD Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff and the highly successful online course yogaanatomy.net. He resides in New York City and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Amy Matthews has been teaching movement since 1994. She is a certified Laban movement analyst, a Body–Mind Centering teacher, and an infant developmental movement educator. She is registered with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) as a somatic movement therapist and educator, and with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).
Matthews coteaches the Body–Mind Centering and yoga programs in California and New York City for the School for Body-Mind Centering. She was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for 10 years. Together, Matthews and Kaminoff lead The Breathing Project's advanced studies program for movement professionals committed to extending their professional skills and knowledge.
Matthews integrates somatic practices and yoga in her private practice as a movement educator, and she teaches embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in the United States, Canada, Israel, Ireland, England, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Japan. Matthews coauthored the first edition of Yoga Anatomy
. She currently resides in New York City.
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105 of 117 people found the following review helpfulBy yana on March 30, 2013 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I don't understand how this book has gotten such good reviews to be honest. I bought this book hoping to get the basics of anatomy so that I could deepen my scientific understanding of asana. I have found this book useless in that regard. The authors take absolutely no effort in laying out the major skeletal and muscle groups, they don't talk about the joints, they don't give any basic anatomical terms. However, they do spend a whole section talking about how they went about getting the images in the book. WEIRD. They just jump into using, what was for me, advanced anatomical terminology - which I was given no understanding of by them. Seems careless. I have tried to use the book and it just doesn't work for someone who has never studied anatomy. I'm really disappointed.
I went on to purchase Ray Long's book on yoga anatomy and am so excited about it. I have learned so much. He takes time to lay out all of the basic terms and explains the way the bones, muscles, and joints function physiologically and in relationship to asana. I recommend that book very highly if you are a beginner and want to get a good, simple foundation in anatomy.
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This is a 5 star book, but the Kindle version is lacking. Since this is a book all about the illustrations, I would not recommend the Kindle version at all!
I've adjusted my settings using every method I can find. The text changes, but the graphics always look like a postage stamp. Even with reading glasses it is very difficult to see the callouts and text inside the images.
I wish I could trade this in and order the paperback version:(
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