About

In real life, Yoga Spy is Luci Yamamoto. I’m a writer, editor, and Iyengar yoga teacher based in Vancouver. In 2009, I started this blog to express my myriad 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, to be an anonymous, objective observer. Eventually everyone knew that I was Yoga Spy, but I kept the moniker because 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. I eventually realized, however, that Yoga Spy had run its course. It was time to move on.

I now blog about yoga at luciyamamoto.com.