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

APR 28, 2018
2-4 PM

Lighten the load: Relieve Low Back Pain

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

If you live with chronic back pain, stiffness, disc damage or just nagging discomfort, this workshop is for you. We´ll begin by teasing out tense tissues with self-myofascial release of the lower back and hips, and then intelligently explore novel movement to restore suppleness and promote strength that will support your body thruought the day. You´ll leave with a clearer understanding of your personal postural habits and how to take daily care of your hardworking lumbar spine.

JUN 23, 2018 2-4 PM

Pamper Your Pelvis: Build Healthy Happy Hips

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

When you watch a child squad, crawl and move with abandon, do you long for the days when your hips felt that free? As the proud owner of a hip replacement herself, Sarah is an expert on hip mechanics and common pathologies. Reclaim your pelvic birthright, unglue tight hips and build a deeper understanding of what´s causing your current limitations and how to safely and intelligently address them. Whether you´re a runner or have arthritis (or both!), this workshop will leave you with happy hips once more!

SEP 15, 2018
2-4 PM

Blissful Breathing: Inhabit Your Inner Fortitude

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

Stress, poor posture, and body aches get in the way of optimal breathing, and create a shallow, inefficient breath pattern that deprives our bodies of breath and movement. In this workshop we begin by mobilizing and awakening sluggish core and back tissues using self-massage tools and targeted movement techniques. We will then delve into a variety of breathing styles that you can use to help manage your nervous system. You´ll leave with a vocabulary of breath and movement that you can apply throughout your day to refresh your body and mind.