Leslie Kaminoff

Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an internationally recognized specialist with over thirty-four years’ experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He has led workshops for many leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America.

In 2001 Leslie founded The Breathing Project, the first New York City studio dedicated to teaching the individualized, breath-centered principles of Yoga in the tradition of Desikachar and Krishnamacharya.

Along with Amy Matthews, he is the co-author of the bestselling book, “Yoga Anatomy.” You can find more of his writing at his blog, e-Sutra.

Leslie has helped to organize international yoga conferences while serving as Vice-President of Unity in Yoga, and actively participated in the ongoing national debate regarding certification standards for yoga teachers.

Learn more about Leslie at his website, www.yogaanatomy.org.

Quite simply put, Leslie’s a true yogi-genius, and a pioneer in his field. He gets right down to the core concepts you absolutely must know to be a truly effective teacher or student of mind/body movement. Leslie couples his immense knowledge with a refreshing ability to translate complex information into real-world terms and give us instantly applicable tools that make the world of anatomy, yoga and breath something we can deeply experience and understand.

I count him as one of my most formative teachers, and each time I leave his classroom, my worldview (and body!) has been shifted in the most powerful ways. Run, don’t walk, to his next session!

—Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga

Thank you for teaching me how to use my arms and shoulders!! The techniques you showed us are truly enlightening in both the mental and physical sense! Wow…the arms don’t actually have to feel like lead? The shoulders don’t have to feel as if they’re bearing the “weight of the world” in arm balances? Amazing!

I’ve practiced headstand several times and am now much more adept at getting into it in the new way. The arms are stabilizing me more (but not feeling overburdened). This week, I was able to separate the hands and lift my head up to scorpion without too much effort.

Thank you for opening these poses to me. It’s a tremendous gift!

—Agnieszka Alboszta, Yoga Teacher