Interview with Lamonte Goode
Creator of CYBERYOGA + Actor
With 62,000 Instagram followers and counting, Lamonte Goode -- more commonly known as just @cyberyoga -- is the Artistic Director, Founder and Creator of a type of movement that some would say defies gravity. “Cyber” is an acronym for Calisthenics, Yoga, Breakdance, Evolution, Revolution and Goode combines movement with spirituality and art in a unique practice athletes and dancers all over the world are eager to try. Yoga binds everything together in this new age, futuristic and spiritual practice that’s based on the foundation of yoga, and the transformation of future movement.
Originally from Akron, Ohio and dancing since high school, Goode now calls Los Angeles home and has appeared in films, commercials, TV shows and more as well as music videos for notorious artists such as Rihanna, Shakira, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Wyclef Jean. A champion of the belief that anyone can do anything they put their mind to, Goode creates to inspire. It’s what keeps him growing and hopefully an idea he can pass on to students of his practice.
A self taught dancer with a love for atypical movement and anything that can be categorized as extraordinary, really, Goode has been performing in live showcases and competitions since 1996. The internationally-recognized handstand and arm balancing expert holds workshops and clinics in L.A. as well as out of state and overseas. When he’s not teaching, he goes back to basics with training, competing and/or performing and is inspired by art, architecture, nature and the fluid movements the human body can produce if both body and mind pushed to the limit.
Goode is available for private lessons as well as group workshops and demonstrations anywhere in the world and aspires to share his knowledge and expand the minds and bodily strength of others through his revolutionary practice. Cyberyoga, at the moment, encompasses two different types of classes. The first focuses on unique movement and advanced inversions, core control, strength building, coordination, headstands and the traditional art of hand balancing. The second offers innovative dance movement through a fusion of abstract breakdance, contemporary, modern and acrobatic movement. All classes are for all levels. The only prerequisite is an open mind and the desire to extend the abilities of your body.
Watch Goode’s handstand videos on YouTube and follow his journey on social media. Email CYBERYOGA1@gmail.com for more information, to book a session or just to say hello.
Andrew and Lamonte sat down over a Skype interview, and went in-depth on topics ranging from Lamonte's background in different movement methodology, his mindset, daily routine, belief system, how he creates his art, who inspires him, and what others can benefit from in their health journey + more