Hometown: Mamaroneck, NY

Birthday: October 14

Training/education: Washington University in St. Louis BA Women & Gender Studies, Steele Pilates Certification Program, Pratt Institute MS Dance/ Movement Therapy

Mentor: Teri Steele, Nevine Michan, Abbie Galvin

Favorite prop: Weighted balls, blanket

Primary practice (asana, pranayama, meditation, all?): Pilates, Asana

Teaching style: Steele Pilates with influences of Katonah Yoga. I teach Steele Pilates mat classes with props. My teaching is influenced by Katonah Yoga and dance therapy, and uses imagery and metaphor with attunement to students' body language to meet the needs and create a personalized class each time.

What poses do you always teach: Roll up, forearm planks

Favorite pose? Dead bug :)

Least favorite pose? Single leg kick

NYC neighborhood: Upper West Side

Favorite fruit: Figs 💕

Favorite tunes for yoga: Something soulful

Most embarrassing yoga moment?: I farted audibly in Pilates class

Interests outside of yoga: dancing, authentic movement, anything with my dog, baking, eating what I bake, eating in general, and SWEATPANTS.

Special talent: I sing my dog songs that I make up for her

Hunter or gatherer: Gatherer

What word do you always spell wrong: Eukulale (Ukulele)

Alien life?: Why not?

Social media handle/website: @jlyasgur, Snapchat: jlyaz