Judith Hanson Lasater

#138 Judith Hanson Lasater – Yoga Journal Founder

Judith Hanson Lasater – Founder of Yoga Journal  (www.judithhansonlasater.com | @Judithlasater )

Starting out in yoga in 1971| Passing the bucket of water | Teaching comes through us, not from us | The necessity of our own practice | BKS Iyengar | Yoga was a spiritual practice in the 70s | Confusing the asana with the yoga | Yoga as action then reflection | Yoga is what you do when you leave the class | Everyone is already whole | Words really matter in yoga | Opening the practice up to all people | Practice should be required before teaching | Setting up Yoga Journal | Demystifying yoga | All bodies are yoga bodies.


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Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT is a noted yoga instructor, physical therapist, and leader in the yoga community. She has been teaching since 1971, and was a founder of the San Francisco Iyengar Yoga Institute as well as Yoga Journal, where she wrote the “asana” column for 13 years.

Lasater holds a degree in physical therapy and a doctorate in East-West psychology. She is the author of ten books, including Restore and Rebalance;  Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana; Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life; Yoga Myths; and most recently, Teaching Yoga with Intention.

Find out more about her live events and digital courses at judithhansonlasater.com.