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Photographer

Jasper Johal Photo

Posts: 115

Los Angeles, California, US

Please list yourself if you are a model that can do yoga. If we get enough listings, I will organize it by location.

You don't have to be a crazy, bendy person, but you should be able to do all the basic poses. In other words, if you can do a hand stand, or other inversions, you should be on this list.

Dec 12 12 07:33 pm Link

Model

retired light reflector

Posts: 3345

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I'm not advanced but have been doing basic yoga to keep flexibility/mobility after destroying my body through ballet and break dancing tongue

Dec 12 12 07:40 pm Link

Photographer

Jasper Johal Photo

Posts: 115

Los Angeles, California, US

Some of the best yogis I have photographed have been dancers who came to yoga to heal injuries, and stayed on to become teachers.

Dec 12 12 07:43 pm Link

Model

Sunshine007

Posts: 3

San Francisco, California, US

I teach yoga and practice regularly. Would be interested.

Dec 12 12 07:51 pm Link

Model

Jordan Bunniie

Posts: 1731

Los Angeles, California, US

*raises hand*

Dec 12 12 09:06 pm Link

Model

Shandra Stark

Posts: 13614

Los Angeles, California, US

I only do Bikram.  The poses are not the same throughout all types of yoga, however.  So, asking for "all the basic poses" doesn't hold much value as some types of yoga are not as visually stunning as others.

Dec 12 12 09:40 pm Link

Model

Alixx Rose

Posts: 225

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I do yoga and tae kwon do. I'm pretty stretchy and flexible but I cannot do a handstand or a split

Dec 13 12 07:32 am Link

Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I've been into yoga for a few years. smile

Dec 13 12 09:19 am Link

Model

Chloe Burton

Posts: 8

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

If anybody is coming to England, I have been practising yoga for years, taken up zumba and pilates. Hoping to do a ballet themed shoot smile

Dec 13 12 09:26 am Link

Photographer

Jasper Johal Photo

Posts: 115

Los Angeles, California, US

Sandra, its true there are different types of yoga. But when a model goes to a casting for a yoga shoot, there are some common yoga poses they are expected to be able to do.

As a photographer who has shot dozens of yoga magazine covers over the past nine years, I have been at more castings than I can remember. Maybe it would be helpful to models reading this to know the poses they may be asked to do for digital polaroids at a casting:

Dancer (Natarajasana)
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_Natarajasana.jpg

Standing split (UrdhvaPrasaritaEkaPadasana)
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_UrdhvaPrasaritaEkaPadasana.jpg

Warrior three
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_Warrior3.jpg

Handstand pose of some kind
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_handstand.jpg

Headstand
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_SalambaSirsasana.jpg

Wheel or upward bow(UrdhvaDhanurasana)
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_UrdhvaDhanurasana.jpg

Crow (Bakasana)
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_Bakasana.jpg

Side Crane
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_sidecrane.jpg

Firefly (tittibhasana)
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_tittibhasana.jpg

Various pigeon poses
http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/Yoga_Kapotasana.jpg

Dec 13 12 11:43 pm Link

Model

Lora Lee

Posts: 155

Eugene, Oregon, US

I have been known to a few bendy yoga poses wink

Dec 13 12 11:50 pm Link

Model

Anzhelika Yakimenko

Posts: 540

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US

Every day.  Even when Im on the road.

Dec 14 12 07:06 pm Link

Model

Riva_G

Posts: 466

New York, New York, US

Right here smile

Dec 17 12 07:52 am Link

Photographer

Neil Snape

Posts: 9474

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Riva_G wrote:
Right here smile

Yeah and one of the best^^^^^^^

Dec 17 12 07:57 am Link

Model

Augusto Ramos

Posts: 2

Los Angeles, California, US

Hey there.  I am also available for yoga shoots.  I have two phot is in my portfolio.  There's a lot more that I can show.  Please keep me posted

Nov 10 14 10:55 pm Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 37596

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I used to get a decent amount of work shooting nude yoga poses. It was actually a staple of my income. Doesn't seem to be as popular as it once was.

Nov 11 14 06:19 am Link

Photographer

Photo Jen B

Posts: 229

Clarksville, Tennessee, US

Shandra Stark wrote:
I only do Bikram.  The poses are not the same throughout all types of yoga, however.  So, asking for "all the basic poses" doesn't hold much value as some types of yoga are not as visually stunning as others.

Yoga but no inversions here. I do Kundalini.

Jen B

Nov 11 14 06:49 am Link

Photographer

Photo Jen B

Posts: 229

Clarksville, Tennessee, US

Riva_G wrote:
Right here smile

I agree with Neil Snape, wow, yes. One of the best!

Jen

Nov 11 14 06:51 am Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 39106

Portland, Oregon, US

just a note that this thread is nearly 2 years old... wink

Hopefully the OP still has the same interest in creating such a list.

Nov 11 14 08:01 am Link

Photographer

Noah Russell

Posts: 324

Snohomish, Washington, US

Everyone in Seattle is a Yoga model. We also drink too much coffee and sort each others trash.

Cheers!
Noah

Nov 11 14 08:07 am Link

Model

hgfhgfghjjh

Posts: 78

Albany, California, US

I can do that...

Nov 11 14 08:18 am Link

Photographer

Jasper Johal Photo

Posts: 115

Los Angeles, California, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
just a note that this thread is nearly 2 years old... wink

Hopefully the OP still has the same interest in creating such a list.

Yes, this is an old thread I started two years ago, but I continue to have an interest in yoga models (I continue to shoot yogis and my photos appears in Yoga Journal every month).

I hope other photographers can use this list as a resource too.

If more yogi-models add themselves, and we get to multiple pages, I will be happy to organize/consolidate the list to the first page with locations.


http://www.jasperphoto.com/images/MM_images/jasperphoto_covers.jpg

Nov 11 14 11:52 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 39106

Portland, Oregon, US

Jasper Johal Photo wrote:
Yes, this is an old thread I started two years ago, but I continue to have an interest in yoga models (I continue to shoot yogis and my photos appears in Yoga Journal every month).

I hope other photographers can use this list as a resource too.

If more yogi-models add themselves, and we get to multiple pages, I will be happy to organize/consolidate the list to the first page with locations.

Which is good, the concern was if you might have lost interest in the thread, and having people not realize it was a few years old, and excited over nothing.  MM has a few threads right now for lists which have lost some of their value as the OP's have moved on.

That said, it is good you are still here and will be watching over it.

Meanwhile, I'm off to invent a new yoga pose called flat on back sleeping photographer.

Nov 12 14 12:10 am Link

Artist/Painter

sdgillis

Posts: 2459

Portland, Oregon, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
Meanwhile, I'm off to invent a new yoga pose called flat on back sleeping photographer.

It's already there doug, shavasana aka corpse pose.  You'd be a natural.

Nov 12 14 12:54 am Link

Model

Kylan Fischer

Posts: 1

Corona, California, US

Available! Inland Empire (corona, ca)

Nov 19 14 03:29 pm Link

Model

Melissa Kat

Posts: 401

Orlando, Florida, US

Yoga, gymnastics ... right here smile

Nov 24 14 02:25 pm Link

Model

Jay Dezelic

Posts: 4952

Seattle, Washington, US

I am good for basic yoga.

Nov 24 14 08:10 pm Link

Model

SilkyHush

Posts: 14

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Here I am smile

Dec 05 14 11:09 am Link

Model

Amelia Simone

Posts: 2139

Los Angeles, California, US

12yrs experience ☺

Dec 05 14 11:03 pm Link

Model

The Classic Argentina

Posts: 1

San Antonio, Texas, US

I am a  yoga teacher smile

Dec 20 14 02:55 pm Link

Model

Dea and the Beast

Posts: 3891

Columbus, Ohio, US

Howdy.

Working on inversion.

Crow and some other hand floats I do. smile
Find me on Sexyyogatv.com

Now imma go work on that firefly.

Dec 20 14 03:30 pm Link

Model

Kaela Kino - Nude

Posts: 72

Duluth, Minnesota, US

Kaela Kino
Duluth, MN

I have been doing yoga since I was 10 years old when my gym teacher made fun of me for not being able to touch my toes! Well now, after 11 years of practice, I'm all sorts of bendy smile I do yoga + interval training to stay in shape. Love it!

Jan 02 15 02:21 pm Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 29416

Dearborn, Michigan, US

Amelia Simone wrote:
12yrs experience ☺

Your yoga poses look great!   smile

Jan 02 15 05:56 pm Link

Model

Ashlee Ess

Posts: 70

Nashville, Tennessee, US

I'm a beginner yogi, but I practice every day so I will be better in the months to come.

Jan 07 15 02:19 pm Link

Model

Rosemarie Bennet

Posts: 147

Warrington, Pennsylvania, US

I'm also a beginner right now but have been continuing my practice.

Jan 12 15 06:15 pm Link

Model

Dipty

Posts: 11

Bombay, Maharashtra, India

I am praticising Yoga since childhood.  My day starts with a Surya Namaskar .

Jan 21 15 10:25 am Link

Model

Kahula

Posts: 60

Phoenix, Arizona, US

I can do many poses.

I do yoga challenges on Instagram.

@currentlyunderrepresented

Feb 01 15 12:04 pm Link