Leslie Kaminoff

With over 30 years? experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff is an internationally recognized yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar.

Leading anatomy and yoga methodology workshops for many of the top yoga associations, schools and training programs in the world, Kaminoff also is the founder of The Breathing Project, a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to the teaching of individualized, breath-centered yoga practice and education.

From October to June, Leslie Kaminoff can be found teaching his highly respected year-long courses in Yoga Anatomy at The Breathing Project in NYC. His courses are also available online to a worldwide audience at yogaanatomy.net. Currently there are 200 students from 27 countries participating in this growing online community.

While serving as Vice-President of Unity in Yoga, Leslie Kaminoff helped to organize international yoga conferences and was part of the ad-hoc committee that established national standards for yoga teacher training. Prior to the formation of The Yoga Alliance, Kaminoff was a strong voice in the ensuing national debate regarding the application of those certification standards. This dialogue resulted in the creation of e-Sutra, an influential e-mail list and blog that has an active worldwide membership, and IYEA (The Independent Yoga Educators of America).

In addition, co-authored with Amy Matthews, Leslie Kaminoff?s book Yoga Anatomy sold out its first print run of 19,000 within one month of its June 2007 release, and has been a top-selling yoga book on Amazon ever since. The book is in its 12th printing, and there are currently 300,000 copies in print. The newly-revised second edition of Yoga Anatomy was released on October 31, 2011.


    The Foot: Basic Anatomy Video
    The Foot: Basic Anatomy (November 2012)
    14 minutes
    Renowned Yoga Educator Leslie Kaminoff teaches us about the specific architecture and function of the foot.
    Available worldwide
    Breathing: Bandhas and Movement Video
    Breathing: Bandhas and Movement (October 2012)
    13 minutes
    World renowned yoga educator Leslie Kaminoff teaches us how to activate all the bandhas within the body. By sharing the knowledge passed down through his lineage of teachers, Desikachar and Krishnamacharya, Kaminoff teaches us ...
    Available worldwide
    The Definition of Pranayama Video
    The Definition of Pranayama (October 2012)
    15 minutes
    “Breath is the integrating principle of posture, movement and yoga practice.” - Yoga Yajnavalkya. World renowned Yoga Educator, Leslie Kaminoff, shares the stories of learning experiences with his lineage of yoga teachers, ...
    Available worldwide
    The Breathing Body Video
    The Breathing Body (January 2013)
    11 minutes
    Renowned Yoga Educator Leslie Kaminoff talks us through the power of our breathing bodies by examining it in it's most fundamental form. He speaks of how it energizes the body but puts us in touch with ...
    Available worldwide
    Breath in Relation to the Spine Video
    Breath in Relation to the Spine (March 2013)
    14 minutes
    Where we focus our attention and breath can help facilitate ease of movement.
    Available worldwide
    The Teaching Lineage of T Krishnamacharya and TK Desikachar Video
    The Teaching Lineage of T Krishnamacharya and TK Desikachar (October 2012)
    14 minutes
    This lecture by Leslie Kaminoff covers the lineage of his teaching and learning back to T. Krishnamacharya and T.K. Desikachar. Leslie discusses the history of yoga and that of his yoga teachers.
    Available worldwide

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