About Joe Pace

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.

Considering the Past and Future: Kevin Boyle

About this Episode: Joe and Kevin discuss Kevin's fond memories in the party and rave culture before being laid off from his corporate job and having his "hand forced" to pursue the career he always wanted: teaching yoga. About Kevin (in his words): By age 25, I was overweight, [...]

By | 2019-01-17T11:10:43+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Considering the Past and Future: Kevin Boyle

Why You Can’t Handstand | 3 Biggest Mistakes

Most people can’t handstand. Are you willing to accept the three main reason why you’re a non-handstander? It’s easy to make excuses for yourself and tell yourself it’s just too hard, but the reality is you’ve probably been misinformed about how to do handstand and [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:55:13+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on Why You Can’t Handstand | 3 Biggest Mistakes

How to Forearmstand: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

Forearmstand is extremely versatile and creates the perfect balance between inverting and arm balancing. In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by [...]

By | 2018-11-29T14:06:02+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Forearmstand: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

Breathing Tradition Meets Science: Robin Rothenberg

About this Episode: Joe and Robin discuss yoga breathing techniques and how modern science has uncovered the truth about breathing practices described in ancient yoga texts. About Robin: Robin Rothenberg has trained yoga teachers since 1999. Certified in both Viniyoga and Iyengar yoga (through 1992), with additional training as [...]

By | 2018-12-19T07:11:11+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Breathing Tradition Meets Science: Robin Rothenberg

#1 Secret to Overcoming Handstand Fear

People are afraid to do handstand, and I think that’s totally rational. As humans, we walk on our feet everyday and never flip that around and start balancing our body weight on our hands. Also, we value the stuff in our head (mainly the face [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:55:35+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on #1 Secret to Overcoming Handstand Fear

How to Pistol Squat: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

One of my favorite movements to take in the legs because it’s so challenging and requires so much focus. In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make [...]

By | 2018-11-29T14:06:12+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Pistol Squat: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

3 Simple Drills for a Better Handstand

Handstanding isn’t that hard to do. Handstanding well is very hard to do. I want to make handstanding well a lot easier for you and teach it in a way that’s sustainable. Most of us learn handstand in a piecemeal way, taking tips and pointers [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:55:58+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on 3 Simple Drills for a Better Handstand

Earning It: Nicole Sciacca

About this Episode: Joe and Nicole talk about Functional Range Conditioning and its intersections with yoga, her experience dancing professionally and the impact it has had on her body, and earning the ability to do and experience what we want. About Nicole: Nicole Sciacca is a yoga teacher, FRCms [...]

By | 2018-12-17T17:22:16+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Podcast|Comments Off on Earning It: Nicole Sciacca

How to Pike: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

How to work towards “piking” into handstand: In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and sequential [...]

By | 2018-11-23T11:56:21+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on How to Pike: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

10-Minute Yoga Stretch for Beginners

A holiday gift from us at Icewater Yoga to you. Here is a simple 10-minute stretching-focused class for beginners. This class takes it really slow, getting into the hips, lower back and hamstrings. No matter what holiday you celebrate, we hope you have the opportunity [...]

By | 2018-11-29T14:04:28+00:00 December 25th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on 10-Minute Yoga Stretch for Beginners

Special Holiday Episode (+Announcement)

About this Episode: Joe shares a few announcements about changes to the podcast format and a BIG update about Icewater Yoga. Book Review: "The Oxygen Advantage" by Patrick McKeown — Joe distills the book into a few key takeaways that all revolve around the importance of [...]

By | 2018-12-14T06:48:48+00:00 December 25th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Special Holiday Episode (+Announcement)

Stop Doing These 3 Things in Yoga Class

Here’s what you’re doing wrong and also how to fix it: First, if you’re doing vinyasa or “flow” yoga on any sort of regular basis, you’re most likely busting up your shoulders when you transition into chaturanga. Chaturanga is often called a “yoga push-up”, which [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:56:43+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on Stop Doing These 3 Things in Yoga Class

How to Flying Crow: Yoga Poses Made Easy

I’m not going to sugar-coat it — it’s not easy to make this pose easy. In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier [...]

By | 2018-11-23T11:56:37+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on How to Flying Crow: Yoga Poses Made Easy

Yoga for Beginners: Luna Pierson

About this Episode: Joe and Luna discuss pretty much everything a beginner would want to know before getting started with yoga. Great listen for people just starting out with yoga and also experienced practitioners to re-establish the basics. About Luna: Luna is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher and is [...]

By | 2018-10-20T16:16:04+00:00 December 18th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Yoga for Beginners: Luna Pierson

How to Crow: Yoga Poses Made Easy

Meet the gateway arm balance. In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and sequential steps. [...]

By | 2018-11-23T11:57:06+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on How to Crow: Yoga Poses Made Easy

How to Press: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

How to work towards “pressing” into handstand: In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and sequential [...]

By | 2018-11-23T11:57:27+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on How to Press: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

Strength and Conditioning Meets Yoga: Paige Schober

About this Episode: Joe speaks with Paige about incorporating yoga into the world of college strength and conditioning. About Paige: Paige Schober is a strength and conditioning coach for Texas State University. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a [...]

By | 2018-10-20T16:16:47+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Strength and Conditioning Meets Yoga: Paige Schober

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Abs and Core

The first step is caring more about the word “core” than the word “abs”. The core is more than just the six-pack muscles and it has more function than being the focal point of every fitness magazine. When we speak about “core” in yoga, we’re [...]

By | 2018-11-20T11:57:05+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on Top 5 Yoga Poses for Abs and Core

How to Straddle: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

How to work towards “straddling” into handstand: In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and sequential [...]

By | 2018-11-23T11:57:41+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Writing|Comments Off on How to Straddle: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

Training for Durability: Alison Heilig

About this Episode: Joe speaks with Alison about training for the purpose of durability and staying well across different modalities of training (including running, crossfit, and yoga). About Alison: Alison Heilig (pronounced HI-lig) is a yoga teacher, corrective exercise specialist, RRCA Level 2 Certified Running Coach, and a CrossFit [...]

By | 2018-10-20T16:15:20+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Podcast|Comments Off on Training for Durability: Alison Heilig