Twist Cara Judea Alhadeff began practicing yoga when she was 11 years old to help "reduce stress"; 20 years later, she continues her practice in order to alter her nervous system's patterns. She finds yoga so satisfying because her practice and teaching connect to every aspect of her life.
Cara began teaching in 1998 and soon after completed the Advanced Studies Teacher Training Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute. Her background in cultural anthropology, Hindu mythology, Buddhist psychology and human physiology enhance both how she teaches and how she learns. Cara's injury-prevention approach to yoga combines body awareness of weight, energy, and strength distribution. Cara
Handstand Internationally, she teaches yoga workshops and privates and trains yoga teachers in Seoul, Korea. Also, Cara has written extensively on the connection between Iyengar yoga and the arts. Her teaching specialties range from yoga for athletes/dancers to restorative yoga. Through a practice of playful self-inquiry, Cara hopes to help students both challenge and respect the possibility of moving beyond mental and physical limitations. Her teaching has been deeply influenced by Dean Lerner and by Judith Lasater's research on the therapeutic aspects of Yoga and psycho-anatomy.