Press and Interviews

Getting to Know: Matthew Remski

Published on Yoga International
January 10, 2017

Part philosopher and part critic, Matthew Remski is a provocative, public, and trenchant voice in modern yoga. Exhibiting a poet’s proclivity for nuance and discovery, his What Are We Actually Doing In Asana (WAWADIA) project is a deep dive into the complexities facing teachers and yoga students today—examining topics as diverse and related as the psychological causes of injury and naive devotion to gurus.

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Matthew Remski – “Downregulated Yoga“ – Writer, Ayurvedic Consultant, WAWADIA, Threads of…

Published on J. Brown Yoga
November 25, 2016

Matthew Remski has become known for his provocative, sometimes controversial, and inspiring writings on pressing issues in the yoga world. J talks with him about his early experiences and how they have shaped the course of his work, the misconceptions and current status of his ongoing WAWADIA (What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?) project, the recent flap regarding Jivamukti Yoga, his interest in subtle body

 

Defining Yoga In The Modern Age: Conversation with Matthew Remski

Published on Sivana Podcast with Ashton Szabo (Episode 66)
November 20, 2016
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Yoga Injuries: Is Our “Transcendental” Approach to Blame?

Published on Yandara Yoga Institute
November 14, 2016

Matthew Remski was mystified. As he considered the circle of friends and colleagues he’d developed through years of training and teaching yoga, it occurred to him that he couldn’t name a single person who wasn’t dealing with yoga injuries.

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Yoga can injure you. Here’s how to find a class that won’t

Published on The Guardian
October 27, 2016

What is yoga? Sport, therapy, or is it a religion? If you’re not a yoga insider and you heard the director of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) clash with a Hindu monastic over these questions on the BBC this week, you’d be none the wiser. Their prickly duet sang of a subculture-turned-industry that not only can’t decide which of the three it is, but for decades has based its mystique on the tensions between them.

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Am I Even Teaching yoga Anymore? By Matthew Remski

Published on Gather Yoga
October 14, 2016

“Honestly, I don’t know whether what I’m teaching is yoga anymore.”

If I had a dollar for every time I heard this sentence from the fantastically skilled yoga teachers I talk to in North America, I’d be able to afford the rent on a yoga studio in a gentrified neighbourhood.

Just joking.

But seriously. There’s a pause after they say it. Something between fear and equanimity hangs in that pause.

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