Movement + Yoga


How I Teach Movement

My clinical studies and practice inform everything I teach – including yoga asana. I approach yoga students and yoga teachers in much the same way – let’s work together to help you move smarter, recognize your body’s habits (good and bad!), and make adjustments to how you practice, in order to maximize the right kind of strength and mobility your body needs to feel good and remain injury-free.

  • Learn functional movement that supports your daily activities
  • Modify or adjust traditional yoga poses to suit your body
  • Benefit from my clinical experience as applied to movement + yoga
  • Receive tailored private sessions in the comfort of your home

You are awesome – I haven´t felt this good at 6pm in a long time. Thanks so much!!! You have a very calming way about your teaching – you made me think more about myself and less about what everyone else was doing – it was the first time in a yoga class i have ever been able to do it.

Co-president, Ubuntu Pathways

online courses

Movement Logic

Movement Logic is Trina Altman, Laurel Beversdorf and Sarah Court.

This collaboration came about because the three of us recognized that even with all the information out there, there’s not a lot of information on what to do with it!  What a lot of teachers want are the critical thinking skills to work with students and clients who are in pain and are looking to you for help. If you’ve felt like your current knowledge base is lacking in this kind of reasoned application of movement therapy, then this is the course for you!

This series of tutorials will enhance your problem-solving skills so you can work more effectively with your students and clients who are injured or in pain. Each tutorial focuses on a specific body region and its common injuries and pathologies. You will build a library of knowledge and techniques that you can put to immediate use. The skills you acquire through our tutorials will deepen your teaching and help you to attract a broader clientele.

Motor Learning: Science and Strategies

What is motor learning, and how can you take advantage of it when you’re teaching? Are your students actually learning movement, or do you have to cue them into every pose, every time? Are they relying on you too much? The bottom line is that you may not be allowing motor learning to take place!

This lecture originally appeared as part of the Mettaversity series Realigning Yoga and is now available for individual purchase for $15. Your purchase will get you a link to the online video that you can watch as many times as you like.



in-person courses

MAR 16, 2019
2-4.30 PM

Spinal Countdown

Yoga House 11 State Street, Pasadena CA, 91105
$50 / $45 early

A “supple spine” is often idealized as the backbone (pun intended) of our yoga practice. But what does that actually mean? And might there also be some occasions when the ability to stabilize through the trunk is what your body actually needs? In this yoga and movement workshop, we will explore both the supple and the strong qualities of the spine, using new takes on familiar yoga poses, as well as additional non-yoga movement techniques to target each of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine’s unique needs. You’ll unlock your individual spine’s needs to mobilize and stabilize, and create a spine that is able to handle whatever a yoga practice – or daily life – throws at it. You’ll learn techniques to support your yoga poses, as well as daily movement “vitamins” that will keep you upright and moving through life!

SEPT 14, 2019 2-4 PM


Yoga House 11 State Street, Pasadena CA, 91105
$50 / $45 early


SEP 15, 2018
2-4 PM


Yoga House 11 State Street, Pasadena CA, 91105
$50 / $45 early