Welcome to Elsie’s Yoga Kula!

Thank you so much for dropping by.


Welcome and Namaste 😀

Let me give you a quick run down of what you can find here.

You can watch the 6 minute video above or continue reading…or both 😉

Free Online Yoga Classes

There are over 80 audio yoga classes on the site. They range from basic yoga/beginner yoga classes to more advanced yoga practices. The length of the classes also varies. Classes can be from 45 min to 90 minutes. The average class runs about 75 minutes.

You can find those classes easily via the categories on the side bar, as they’ve been split up for greater accesibility. Each class has it’s own post, that begins with a small intro article, a link to the mp3 file, which you can download or stream directly from your computer or mobile device and the corresponding sequence of classes highlighted by pictures.

Yoga Podcast and Yoga Podcast iPhone App

You also do not have to come to this site to get my classes. You can go to iTunes and search for Elsie’s Yoga Class where you will find a way to subscribe to my podcast for free, as well as my iPhone/iPod Touch app, which is $3.99. My podcast app simply gives you greater accesibility to have all my classes available at the click of a button (if you are connected via wifi or via your cell network) plus I add extra content, such as PDFs of the class sequences including pictures and relevant videos.

Yoga Product Reviews, Resources and Conscious Affiliates

In the site you will also find a growing catalogue of yoga resources, such as yoga product reviews, from clothing to books, to yoga accessories. These reviews are not only written by me but also you guys, so if you happen to have a product that you adore, please feel free to send me a written or video review and I will gladly post it! You will find information of how to submit your own review right HERE .

I am a firm believer in supporting companies and products that not only offer great services but also embody conscious and sustainable practices. I choose to deepen relationships with these companies and am proud to call them my sponsors or affiliates. You can learn all about them here.

Unique and Inspiring Yoga and Lifestyle Programs

Elsie’s Yoga Kula is growing a lot. I’m creating new yoga and lifestyle programs which will empower you to live a more committed and meaningful life. Some of the content is all created according to what you desire, such as restorative classes, breathing practices, shorter classes, stuff like that, so if you are browsing around and would like something specific, leave me a comment or send me an email @ eyogaclass AT gmail DOT com or even call me at my voice feedback line 310 651 6238. In order to stay abreast of all this information please feel free to subscribe to my email newsletter.

Eyk is simply about building community. I often share articles, people, blogs, sites, and companies that inspire me daily, and I adore hearing from you guys!

Private and Public Yoga Classes and Programs in Pittsburgh

I am based in Pittsburgh, PA. Please feel free to peruse my public class schedule around town. I’m also available to work with you privately or design a yoga/lifestyle program which suits your individual or group needs!

thanks for stopping by!

47 Responses to “Welcome to Elsie’s Yoga Kula!”

  1. yoga busines June 10, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    Hi Elsie,

    Fabulous site. Best of luck to you.


    • Elsie June 12, 2010 at 1:12 am #

      Thank you so much! Lovely to have you stop by 😀

  2. Debbie July 15, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    So glad to have found you. What a blessing you are offering. Thank you!

    • Elsie July 15, 2010 at 12:49 am #

      Oh thank you Debbie! Thank YOU for stopping by 😀

  3. Global Booksearch July 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    We have an aunt who should know about your site. We’ll forward your URL to her.
    Enjoyed your intro video. Thank you. Kirk and Karrie

    • Elsie July 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

      Sweet! Thank you Kirk and Karrie, for taking the time to comment and to watch the video 🙂 Hope your aunt finds it helpful.

  4. Michelle August 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    I had to comment on your most recent class about “multitasking.” I feel as though we are connected through an invisible thread. I follow along with your online classes here in NJ when I can… I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter and a 5 month old son, work full time in my medical practice, volunteer one night a week and try to keep it all together. Moms are definitely the queens of multitasking and technology makes it both easier and harder at the same time. Thank you for taking a class dedicated to taking time for yourself and yoga practice.
    -Michelle (Cherry Hill, NJ)
    PS – haven’t been able to do the class straight through yet but that’s a goal. ;()

    • Elsie August 10, 2010 at 12:38 am #

      Holy Cow Michelle, hats off to you mighty Mommy! Thank you for your time to come by here to say hey and to share ♥ I know how hard it is for me to comment on someone’s blog/sharing. I always am inspired by so many people and then don’t get the opportunity to share! I totally appreciate your TIME. I am still navigating that fine line of our God given gift of multitasking and our innate sweet source of power which is each moment *sigh*. All I can say is that I’m doing my best!

      Sending you and your little ones TONS of support and love and may you get sweet sparkles of ease and quiet during your days 😀

  5. Clay Horne August 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Thank you for sharing so much. My payback to you is to use yoga as a means to move forward in a positive direction, and to share that spirit with those who need. May you continue to find “Peace of Mind”.


    • Elsie August 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

      Sweet! Thank you Clay!

  6. Kate August 14, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    Hi Elsie,

    I have all your podcasts in iTunes waiting for me when I need them – I arrived in Vancouver from Brisbane, Australia after about 20hrs of transit and have just finished your class #81, which was just what I needed.

    Thank you!
    (Brisbane, Australia)

    • Elsie August 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

      Kate! Sweeet! Sooooo cool. I’m so glad that they’ve been of use to you. Have a great time in Vancouver 🙂 Wow, 20 hours of transit, dude, so great that the class helped to ease the body out!

  7. John August 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi Elsie,

    Thank you for this amazing resource and all your hard work to make this available to everyone!
    Having just been diagnosed with advanced heart failure at 46,, I’m trading in mountain biking for yoga and it’s already more beneficial. I look forward to learning more!
    Thanks so much 🙂

    • Elsie August 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

      Oh my goodness!

      Well I’m so glad that you’re stepping into your health more fully! Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to help. Also, thanks tons for taking the time to say hi 😀

  8. Eryn August 29, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Hi Elsie
    Im writing as I have always admired the images of your photos and your wild technical ability to create such cool and professional little podcasts. I myself am about to embark on a project of this type with another yogini and wonder if you couldn’t offer a little guidance on where you learned to edit the videos (something so simple as adding words on the screen while you’re talking). Does someone tape you, or do you have atimer on your camera?

    Also, Im wondering what your background is or your daily practice is like to be able to do such awesome postures with ease and alignment.

    • Elsie August 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

      Thank you Eryn!

      congratulations on your endeavor! I can’t tell you how much I totally ♥ it 🙂 I learned to edit my audio and video by fully diving into it and wanting to do it. I basically taught myself by trial and error and by listening to TONS of podcasts and ready TONS of blogs.

      I have to say that the moment that I purchased my 2006 Macbook my ability to do all that I do became EVER so much easier. So, what you see now is all done on a Mac, primarily using GarageBand for audio (with occasional use of a free Mac/PC audio editor called Audacity) and iMovie (that’s where I add all the titles and all that jazz).

      I do all my videos by myself. I would do more if it wasn’t so darn hard to set up a tripod and make sure that I’m all in the frame. I have so many videos with my head cut off 😉 I carry my camera and tripod with me everywhere, just in case I get inspired or have the opportunity to video something.

      My daily practice…HA! Man oh man. I’m working on doing 5 min a day (at this point in my life.) Before I had my daughter I would practice about 3 to 5 times a week, both at home and in public classes. I’m so out of yoga shape! All my muscles have all but disappeared and my stamina is pretty darn low 😦 My yoga practice has shifted to be about something other than the postures themselves as I don’t have the option at this point to practice asana as much as I desire.

      I had really great teachers who taught me very well, so I can work very strongly implementing the Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment and I can do a streamlined asana practice. I look forward to strengthening and growing the next stage of my practice!

      I hope that helped! Thank you tons for asking the questions and stopping by!

  9. Brian August 31, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    Hi Elsie,

    Been listening to your podcasts for over a year now, I’m embarassed to say I am finally making my way to your site, sorry it has taken me so long. Very cool stuff. You’ve helped so many people out, including myself, just with your words, your meditations and your big heart. Your little girl is so adorable, I have two of my own…. the only thing better for me making my daughter laugh is having her little sister make her laugh. You gotta go for a sibling, girl! I know, easier said than done, but family is so awesome. Keep up the great work! My wife is from Pitt and if we get back up that way, I’ll totally check you out.

    • Elsie August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

      Brian 🙂

      Yeay! You made it to the site! I’m a huge podcast listener and there are many podcasts whose sight I’ve never visited. I hear ya 😉 I decided to add the RSS feeds to my Google Reader so that at least I was informed if they posted something that wasn’t a podcast!

      My little one is SO cute! And Duuuude….just trying to get myself all together with this one, haven’t even let my mind wander to the ‘other’ one yet 😉 Yikes! Their giggles are the best..THE BEST.

      If you do come on round the Burgh, come on by!

  10. Lynn September 10, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    Hi Elsie,
    Just wanted to let you know I downloaded your App from iTunes and I LOVE it!
    I have been practicing yoga at home daily for 14 yrs and absolutely need it to keep me sane! I fractured my left patella 3 yrs ago, when I fell I landed in the split position thus causing damage to the muscles and tendons , as soon as I was given the go ahead, (7 LONG months later) I eagerly jumped back onto my yoga matt. I was quite discouraged that I didn’t have the flexibility that I had before. I couldn’t even sit in Hero’s Pose without the feeling that my knee would split open…that is until I came across your podcast! You made me work it! I am so glad to have your podcasts as I have become quite bored with my DVD collections, they are too scripted. I was becoming stagnant and lazy in my practices; I was also favouring my left leg so I wasn’t giving it my all. I like the natural and human interaction you offer, it is as if I am in your class.
    You remind me to keep those muscles doing their job, now I can sit in Hero’s Pose pain free and other poses are becoming easier to hold. I also enjoy hiking and now I can go for hours without my leg dragging behind me.
    I enjoy listening to your words of encouragement and aspire to have a positive outlook on life such as you do. Your class (and family) are fortunate to have you. If I lived in Pittsburgh I would join your class in a heartbeat. Thank you, thank you thank you!
    A fan from Canada, Lynn

  11. Tim September 25, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Hi. Thanks so much for this. Recently left NYC and came to Texas! Hard to find good classes.
    Do you have a podcast that would be specifically for sleeping? As in shorter and done right before bed? Thx

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  13. Abigail January 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I am thrilled at the progress your website and podcasts have made over there years. Having acciently found your podcasts originally 3 almost 4 years ago, I have been a quiet follower ever since. I am so pleased that you have offered your words and your wisdom and have always found your work to be a grounding force when I have needed it most. Thank you 🙂

  14. yoga holidays May 23, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    Hi Elise!

    Thank you so much for making a wonderful site for yoga enthusiasts. Keep up the good work!

  15. Mr vancouver June 1, 2011 at 12:12 am #

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  16. Online Yoga Lessons June 15, 2011 at 3:48 am #

    Thanks Elise for sharing such an informative content on yoga. Keep this work going it helps us a lot!

    Thanks Again! keep it up.

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    You have an excellent site, also it’s great that you offer so much for free, you are clearly spiritually aware of your actions.

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    I stumbled across your site looking for a picture of supta baddha konasana for a friend.

    Even just scanning some of the thumbnail pictures on the site, I commented to myself that they all seemed very well integrated, clear nice alignment and a lot of openness.

    My next thought was, “I wonder if she’s an Anusara practitioner?” I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. 😉

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