Practice Human Podcast

Trina Altman is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. In this episode, we discuss strategies for bringing variety into movement practice, and the importance of in person social interaction. Find out more about Trina at, check out her Yoga Deconstructed® online course, and new book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into the yoga studio.

Nia shared how she expresses and embraces herself through writing, meditation, performance, relationships, and her journey through recovery from eating disorder. We talked about striking a balance between discipline and freedom, strength and softness, and the power that comes from trusting ourselves as experts on our own bodies. Find out more about Nia and read her blog at or follow her on Instagram @metaphase.nia

Tara Tonini is a yoga teacher, Doula, Reiki Master and Acupuncture student with a passion for women's health. She leads trauma informed teacher trainings for Exhale to Inhale and mentors teachers serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in New York and Los Angeles. Find out more about Tara and Exhale to Inhale at and

Tori teaches person centered yoga classes in Edmonton. After a season of fire tower lookout in Alberta, she shares her tales of re-entry into society. We discuss the ways societal structures and pressures effect yoga and meditation practice, and she shares teaching tools gleaned from her background in social work.

Find out more at and @badatyoga on Instagram. Stay tuned for her upcoming eBook, "How Not to Teach."


Macklen teaches yoga to kids and adults in New York City. Her upcoming Playtime Yoga Workshop on Sunday, October 21st, is kids' yoga for adults! Find out more on Dou Yoga's website, We mention a book in this talk. The book is "The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science" by Norman Doidge. Be sure to follow Macklen on Instagram @macklenmayse

John Ford teaches Kinstretch, TRX, and yoga in New York City. Find out more about John on Instagram @know.body.move


Laurel is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer in New York City. She is an outside the box thinker, innovative movement practitioner, and skilled educator. Find out more about Laurel at


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