The Rule of Four: Is This Why You're In Pain?By Kate Clabby & Kiki LovelaceWhen we were in teacher training, we just about fell out of our chairs when we discovered the Rule of Four. These are the four keys to radiant health, as described by one of our Anatomy Gurus, a bodyworker, craniosacral therapist and longtime Forrest Yoga-devotee, Ellen Heed. We consider this the backbone of our teaching philosophy at Innerstellar.1. BiomechanicsThe way you hold, carry and use your ...
By Leslie HowardWhat is the pelvic floor? Many people might respond with a shrug or a blank stare; the slightly more knowledgeable might point to “down there.”
Let’s say I were to ask you what part of the body is the most crucial to maintaining good posture? You might say the feet and legs, or maybe the abdominal muscles. While those parts are important, they are not our foundation, or the part of our body that integrates the head and torso ...
Surviving Chaos: emiko's Restorative Yoga Journey
by emiko oye
For most of my life I’ve been a Type A, work-all-day-all-night, driven to succeed person and took pride in the fact that for years I existed on 4 hours of sleep a night. I was growing my jewelry business and running an arts non-profit, and my yoga practice was a reflection of this lifestyle – hard-core Bikram and Hot Hatha. The idea of napping, sitting still, let alone a 20 minute Savasana (with props, ...
How The #MeToo Movement is Changing My Yoga Teaching
By Kiki Lovelace
Like most every woman I know, I have my own #metoo stories. It's been both a heartbreak and a relief to see so many of these stories be aired out on my social media feed.
And as a mother to two young girls, I can't help but consider the world my daughters have entered into, and ask myself how might I best prepare them (and protect them, as much as is in my power to do so) from the spirit-crushing effects of mysogyny, sexual assault and ...
A Sneak Peak into an Innerstellar Teacher Training
With Michelle Cordero, Marisha Doan, and Colleen Millen
Signing up for a yoga or Pilates teacher training is a life-changing decision, and an important moment in your physical, emotional, and spiritual evolution. Whether or not you ever intend to teach, we believe that you will be able to go deeper in this journey if you’re supported by teachers who are committed to their own ongoing practice and growth as humans, who care deeply about their ...