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Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman


Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman

Trina Altman, E-RYT 500, YACEP, PMA®-CPT, STOTT PILATES® certified instructor, leads teacher trainings in Yoga Tune Up®, the Roll Model® Method, and Rx Series for Equinox locally and internationally. She is the creator of Pilates Deconstructed™, an innovative interdisciplinary approach that fosters an embodied understanding of Pilates and its relationship to modern movement science. While at Brown University, Trina took a Kripalu yoga class, which ignited her passion for the practice. Emphasizing the importance of inner focus, she teaches anatomy for yoga teacher trainings across the country. She has presented at Kripalu, PURE YOGA® NYC, Cal-a-Vie Spa, SYTAR, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, ECA, UCLA and multiple yoga conferences.


Trina's teaching fosters body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness. Trina builds bridges between the mystical and the pragmatic, and specializes in helping others to access their body’s tissues and their heart’s purpose. Trina works out of Los Angeles at Equinox and The Moving Joint. Find her at


Years teaching

10+ years


Move your body with awareness and joy!


My students & my husband



What inspired you to teach yoga?

Before I started on a career helping others get out of pain, I needed to help myself. But it didn’t happen overnight. It took me seventeen years as a fashion designer and an investment banker in NYC—running on the hamster wheel in high heels—to realize that I could no longer live with bunions, back pain, and stress. It was risky to leave my corporate career, and I was terrified, but I knew I had to find a new path. When it finally came to a toss-up between what was, for me, the slow death of my soul, or a journey toward improving my health and well-being, I chose well-being. And I pursued it. I spent every minute away from the rat race studying yoga and Pilates, searching for a better sense of myself from the inside out instead of from the outside in. Today, I am a teacher. I help anyone who wants to feel better in their body.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Kim Valeri, Jill Miller, Rise Karns Stokstad, Marie Jose Blom, June Chiang

How would you describe your style?

I teach and practice yoga that integrates anatomy and movement seamlessly and playfully. Every class is different, so overuse doesn’t become an issue. I lead you on an embodiment journey where we explore our “body blind spots,” those areas that are overused, underused, misused, or terribly abused. Once you find them, you can heal them.

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

A yoga retreat provides you with the tools that will make a difference in your day-to-day life. Taking the time to go on a retreat helps you to learn how to stabilize your emotions, focus your mind, and increase your state of well-being.

What is your favorite pose to teach?


What is your favorite pose to practice?

Downward facing dog

What are your favorite places to travel?

Little Corn Island and any place I've never been before. I love to journey to new destinations!