In real life, Yoga Spy is Luci Yamamoto. I’m an Iyengar yoga student and teacher, blogger, writer, and editor. In 2009, I started blogging to express my tangled thoughts on yoga (and on life in general). My posts covered wide-ranging topics, including teaching trends, home practice, anatomy, and peak performance.

Why Yoga Spy? At first, I wanted to hide my identity. I wanted to be an objective observer. Eventually everyone knew that I was Yoga Spy, but I kept the moniker becuase it resonated with me. Part of me always feels a bit removed, an outsider even where I’m ostensibly an insider, like a spy.

In January 2019, I published my last post. For months afterward, I tried to motivate myself to rejuvenate my blog. I had no shortage of ideas for posts! I eventually realized, however, that Yoga Spy had run its course. It was time to move on.

I now write about yoga in my website, luciyamamoto.com.