About Yoav

The year – 2003. While sitting in a cubicle for too long, an opportunity came knocking in: 10 years after retiring professional basketball, the memory of bodywork came back to me.

I signed up for gym instructors course, got into my boss’s office, and quit my job. Two weeks later, I was sitting in class, discovering human anatomy, completely fascinated. I found the geek in me: a human body geek.

A few months later, the gym trainer experience was over. I was seeking deeper understanding, an unraveling of the whole physical system. Not a year passed, when I discovered The Alexander Technique (AT), and the mental-physical unity.

I spent 4 years in a teacher training course, learning the Alexander Technique on myself, my own mind and body, my habits and patterns of thought, posture and movement, and successfully graduated.

I was lucky enough to be taught the AT by a group of creative teachers, most notably Galit Zeif, who gave me a unique starting position: the opportunity to be an assistant in a successful studio, gain teaching experience and self confidence as a teacher.

The AT can be used in all physical activities. In the fitness and movement realm I integrated the AT within:

  • Running,┬áincluding:
    • Adapting a optimal holistic running style,
    • Preventing impact and other injuries,
    • Improving efficiency and results
    • Promoting fluid and light movement.
  • Walking,
  • Pilates,
    • Both equipment and floor exercises
  • Qigong
  • Common exercise:
    • Flexibility training,
    • Common gym routines,
    • Body weight exercises.

In the sedentary and office environment I teach privately and in groups, both:

  • The anatomy and stability of sitting,
  • Proper bodily usage of peripheral devices including keyboards, mice, pads, smartphones, tablets, laptops etc.,
  • Improving office ergonomics according to the physical model taught beforehand.

The use of the AT is very common in orthopaedic problems. Here’s a list of common issues in my studio:

  • Lower back pain and Sciatica,
  • Posture problems,
  • Neck, upper back and shoulder pain,
  • Other joint problems: hips, knees, ankles, elbows,
  • General physical difficulties.