Alex Auder on Counterculture, Critiques of a Commodified Yoga Scene, Vedanta and Facing Death (#8)

About the Guest:

Alex Auder, director of Magu Yoga, was recently included on a list of America’s 100 most influential yoga teachers (she was in the top 25!): Alex is a native New Yorker who grew-up in the Chelsea Hotel with her mother, Viva (an Andy Warhol Superstar), and her sister, the actress, Gaby Hoffmann. She is very excited to bring her 20 years of teaching experience (almost half of her life!) to Philadelphia. Known as one of NYC’s preeminent teachers, she has developed a keen eye and a genuinely authentic and original voice. She began her teaching career in 1996 at Jivamukti Yoga Center and at her own studio in Rhinebeck, NY (now Satya Yoga). During her years in Upstate NY, she studied closely with her Vedanta teacher, Shubraji, who continues to deeply influence her teaching and her practice.

Over the last 10 years Alex had been teaching out of her own studio in the WestVillageYoga (critics pick in NY Magazine) and as a senior teacher at Kula Yoga Project until she recently moved to Mt Airy.

Informed by 20 years of studying various movement modalities including ballet, Iyengar Yoga, Kula Yoga, the work of Nevine Michaan (among others), Pilates, conditioning & strength training, Body-Mind Centering, & Somatics, Alex has developed a keen eye and a genuinely authentic, irreverent, and original voice. Her classes are known for the graceful integration of clear and precise alignment cues, intelligent sequencing based on stability and functional movement, Somatics, vedantic philosophy, and generous hands-on assists.

Alex co-leads a summer retreat at Kripalu, teaches a monthly “Masters Class” at Kula Yoga Project, leads the sections of Kula 200 hour TT called: “Relevant Dharma Talk” & “The Art of Adjustments,” and leads her own 75 hour advanced Teacher Training at Magu Yoga called “The Eye of the Teacher”.

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