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