Derek Beres has devoted his life to exposing people to international music, yoga and mythology as a means of creating better individuals and a more understanding global culture. A multi-faceted journalist, DJ and yoga instructor, he is the Creative Director of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music. He has published six books, and has contributed to dozens of magazines and websites regarding the traditional and digital realms of global music, yoga and health, including Women's Health, Yoga Journal, National Geographic, Rolling Stone Middle East, Departures, AOL, MTV, Huffington Post, the Village Voice and Relix. He currently writes a weekly column for Big Think, 21st Century Spirituality. Derek is one half of global music producers EarthRise SoundSystem, which creates innovative contexts for 21st century music and cultures to be explored. He is the creator of EarthRise Yoga, which he has taught at Equinox Fitness since 2004. Derek's yoga classes and music have been featured by the NY Times, NBC Weekend Today, ABC Eyewitness News, Fox Business, BBC, and NY1, as well as in print and online by Fitness, Yoga Journal, Boston Globe, AOL's Spinner, Newsday, MTV, NPR, and PRI.
There are many applications of the Feldenkrais Method, all of which are designed to increase awareness and self-perception through movement. In this video we never leave the ground, doing a series of Feldenkrais-inspired movements, from subtle manipulations of joints to larger articulations rolling from side to side. A wonderful morning warm-up and evening cool-down alike.
Many people worry more about form—how they look—over function—how they move. That's a shame. This strong flow is a reminder that using your body well is way more important than what your body looks like. There's plenty of focus on form, by the way, just not the one you see in the mirror.
A strong, short flow designed to wake you up at any point of the day, but it's an especially invigorating series for the morning hours. Balancing, strength, and backbending merge seamlessly. We'll even do a few burpees.