Ariele Foster

Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500 is a doctor of physical therapy, yoga teacher since 2001, founder of, and creator of theYoga Journal online course “Fascia Release for Yoga”.

Through, Dr. Foster runs a blog and online yoga anatomy mentorship for yoga teachers and dedicated students, exploring how yoga asana can better align with individual anatomy, best evidence, and real-world function.

Her interdisciplinary teaching is grounded in both the compassionate approach of Kripalu Yoga and her deep understanding of musculoskeletal well-being from working with thousands of patients. Ariele has led yoga classes, workshops, and retreats since 2001, and has completed yoga teacher trainings in Kripalu, Anusara, Therapeutics, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, and the tradition of Maty Ezraty / YogaWorks.

Ariele’s physical therapy practice in Washington, DC is founded upon treating the whole person. She uses hands-on manual therapy techniques along with precise, targeted strength training, myofascial release and neuromuscular re-integration to achieve optimal recovery for patients.he cover model for Yoga Journal Australia Winter 2018 edition.

Ariele was profiled in Peace Quarter “17 Yoga Trainers and Experts You Must Watch Today” and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal Australia (July 2018). She writes for Yoga Journal, serves as anatomy faculty for and various yoga teacher trainings, is an ambassador for KiraGrace clothing, and has presented for Wanderlust 108, Floyd Yoga Jam, NamasDay, and other festivals worldwide.