Alex Auder on Socialist Yoga (#115)

About the Guest

Alex Auder, recently hailed by the NYTimes as “Yoga’s Instagram Provocateur” is a native New Yorker, who grew up in the Chelsea Hotel, where she lived with her mother, the Warhol Superstar Viva, and her sister, the actress Gaby Hoffmann. Besides for being hailed as one of “America’s most influential yoga teachers”, Alex is an actress (you can find her as a recurring character in HBO’s High Maintenance) and writer (currently working on a memoir about growing up in The Chelsea with Viva). She and her husband/co-collaborator have a podcast called “15 minutes with Alex.” (

Teaching for over 20 years, she 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, and vedantic philosophy.

Alex has been interviewed and quoted in The New Yorker for the article about guru predators called: When the pandemic landed, she closed down her brick and mortar studio in Philadelphia and now teaches two weekly live classes and has an extensive On Demand library of classes.

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