RICHELLE RICARD, LMT, is an educator, bodyworker, and movement specialist whose work across the Pacific Northwest and beyond has earned her notoriety as the "Anatomy Girl." She has been teaching yoga teachers about anatomy, kinesiology, and preventing injury in asana practice since 2008. Her own twenty-year asana practice has shown her the value of critical thought regarding alignment and execution, and it brought her deeper into understanding of the How and Why we practice yoga. She has written curricula for teacher trainings worldwide and hopes that, together, the yoga teachers of the world can shift out of a practice of rhetoric and regurgitation and into a closely observational style of teaching that honors the individual as well as the deeper energetics of asana practice. Richelle is currently devoted to designing online support courses for The Yoga Engineer's Manual and her other teacher training programs, as well as continuing to teach yoga and provide clinical bodywork to her community. Her favorite escapes from her various realities are beaches, mountains, novels, and a long hot bath. Really good tequila also helps.
A must for your yoga library! Practical and insightful (with a dash
of humor), this book is a must-read for students and teachers who
want to create a sustainable yoga practice that can last a
--RACHEL SCOTT, MSc, MFA, ERYT 500, YACEP, author of Living Yoga Richelle has a unique gift for translating functional anatomy into a language everyone can hear. She keeps it real and relevant, always connecting the dots of how what we do on the mat affects the
engineering of our body well beyond asana.
--ERIN TAYLOR, RYT, founder of Athletes for Yoga and author of Hit Reset Richelle Ricard will challenge you to question asana cues you've either heard 1,000 times or uttered yourself. She boldly disrupts our assumptions and asks that we open our minds and pay exquisite attention to what is arising in our bodies as we practice. You will be a more skillful yoga teacher if you read this book!
--KAREN SCHWISOW, ERYT 500, founder of Three Trees Yoga Teacher Training