Diane Bruni - “Ashtanga Unveiled” - First Ashtanga Yoga Teacher in Canada, Cancer Survivor, Whistleblower

Diane Bruni was the first ashtanga yoga teacher in Canada. She stopped by J’s yoga class in Brooklyn and they sat down afterwards to talk about her story of yoga’s entrance into the mainstream, yoga injuries, and the new directions that are being forged. Diane shares openly about her early and unconventional instruction in Iyengar method, controversial exit from the Ashtanga community, cancer diagnosis and healing, and the movement research she is exploring now. They discuss the current state of the Slow Yoga Revolution.

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J. Brown

J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, New York. A teacher for 15 years, he is known for his pragmatic approach to teaching personal, breath-centered therapeutic yoga that adapt to individual needs. His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Elephant Journal and Yogadork.