DT's Favorite Yoga Poses for Dancers

DT's Favorite Yoga Poses for Dancers

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously asserted “Life is flux.” Dancers most certainly know this to be true. Whether they are early in their training or seasoned professionals, change is your students’ persistent companion. Dancers must...

5 Great Ways for Dancers to Cross-Train

Biking develops strength in the quadriceps and glutes. Working at a lower resistance will enable dancers to avoid building bulky muscles. An elliptical gives you an intense cardio workout without the impact on your joints. Adjustments to the incline and resistance can...

Find Your Center with Yoga

Back in the day, dancers often studied a single technique and swore allegiance to one choreographer. Now, dancers typically must handle a much wider range of physical and creative demands. One way to gain the mental and physical resilience their careers require is...

Yoga Pioneer B.K.S. Iyengar Passes Away

  You’d be hard-pressed to find a dancer who hasn’t taken yoga to supplement her training. Many don’t realize, however, that B.K.S. Iyengar is to thank for the Eastern practice’s proliferation in the U.S. The legendary yoga guru died this morning at 95 in Pune, India....

DT Staff's Favorite Covers of 2013: Yoga and Dance

In the December issue, DT staff reflects on their favorite covers of the year. Assistant editor Andrea Marks picked August. “TaraMarie Perri’s dancer-turned-yoga-instructor story was inspiring. She has such a complete knowledge of anatomy, and I love that she’s...

Technique: TaraMarie Perri

How I Teach Yoga for Dancers In a small studio four floors above Manhattan’s rush-hour commute, 20 or so students sit on their heels at the center of their yoga mats. “We’re going to do a hips class today,” says TaraMarie Perri, adjunct professor at New York...

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