Peach Friedman, E-RYT 500, has been studying the system of yoga since 1997, and began teaching yoga + other movement practices in 2001.
Peach’s classes emphasize skillful alignment, with freedom for individual expression. Her teaching style is clear, direct, and driven, with equal parts space for serious introversion and playful experimentation. Peach is known for challenging classes that build strength, increase awareness, hone inner-listening skills, and refine the relationship between the pose and the person. In addition to teaching public classes, Peach has been leading 200 and 300 hour teacher training programs since 2012, and continues to pursue this part of her work with zeal.
Also the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, Diary of an Exercise Addict, Peach has worked for over a decade helping women recover from eating disorders, and remains passionate about promoting an accepting self and body-image in yoga and beyond.
Peach’s most influential teachers include Noah Mazé, Cori Martinez, and Livia Cohen-Shapiro. Always enrolled in some form of continuing education, she considers herself a forever student.
A mother of two, Peach lives in San Luis Obispo, California with her family. In her free time she likes to recite poetry, and go to movies with her kids.