About the Author
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga 'yoga' For Beginners 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 'yoga' For Beginners: Poses for Strength, Flexibility and Relaxation and breath anatomy, Kaminoff has led workshops for many of the leading yoga YogaAccessories (TM) 1/4'' Extra Thick High Density 'yoga' Mat (Phthalate Free) - Dark Lavender associations, schools, and training programs in the United States. He has also helped to organize international yoga 'yoga' for Beginners & Beyond ('yoga' for Stress Relief / AM-PM 'yoga' for Beginners / Essential 'yoga' for Inflexible People) conferences and has actively participated in the ongoing national debate regarding certification standards for yoga Jillian Michaels: 'yoga' Meltdown teachers and therapists.
Kaminoff has been a featured yoga The 'yoga' Bible expert in publications such as yoga Flow 'yoga': Elements of 'yoga': Air & Water with Tara Lee 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 Red NPR 'yoga' Mat 68x24x0.4" - ²ZQCRZ blog eSutra, coauthor of the best-selling first edition of yoga ProSource Discounts Full Toe 'yoga' Socks, Purple, Small/Medium Anatomy, and creator of the DVD Breath-Centered yoga 'yoga' FOR HEALTH - DEPRESSION/ GASTRO- INTESTINAL DISORDERS 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.