Ariana Rabinovitch, New York City yoga teacher and ASFYT alum, recently started a new blog and podcast series called Yoga & Beyond. She has done some great interviews with a few of the leaders in the mind-body movement field (Brooke Siler, Chrissy Carter, Brooke Thomas and Katy Bowman so far), and more are sure to come. I was happy to be one of her latest interviewees. If you want to learn more about ASFYT, this is a great way to do it! But we also just have a fun conversation about yoga, anatomy, yoga-related injuries, chaturanga and the importance of cross-training for yoga. If you get a chance to listen, please share your comments and/or questions below.
From Ariana’s blog:
“In this episode of Yoga & Beyond I talk to my first hard core Anatomy teacher, Jason Brown. He is the founder of the Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers program and the co-owner of the Zenyasa Yoga & Wellness Studio in NYC with his wife Frances Taylor Brown. Before creating ASFYT he taught at many prominent yoga studios and fitness centers in New York, including the Integral Yoga Institute, OM Yoga Studio, Yoga Works, Pure Yoga, NYSC, Equinox, LA Sports Club and Reebok Sports Club. He created the ASFYT course upon completing his studies to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. In fact, he went the Swedish Institute in order to learn Anatomy.
I am proud to have completed the ASFYT training because it gave me a strong foundation in Anatomy. I enjoyed learning about it so much that I continue to take courses in it to expand on build upon that strong foundation. I am sure it will be a life-long passion of mine. In this podcast I talk to Jason about the creation of and evolution of the ASFYT program and the value of Anatomy studies for Yoga teachers.