Episode 4: Elsie’s Yoga Class, Live and Unplugged- Level 1 class at The Center For Yoga

23 Aug

Goodness me it’s Episode 4, yeay!!!!! Finally!!!! So this is a Level 1 class, good for beginners with some knowledge of the poses, plus some yoga pictures galore, with basic yoga poses, to peruse!

The class itself runs about 1hr 15min

Here’s the sequence:

table top pose/hands and knees

hands and knees

downward facing dog

downward facing dog

child’s pose

child’s pose

down dog with one leg up into a straight legged lunge

one legged downward facing dog with hips squaredstraight legged lunge





half sun salutations (3)

surya namaskar c variation (3) this includes chatarunga dandasana and cobra pose
Crescent Pose

crescent pose

parsvakonasana/side angle pose

parsvakonasana prepParvakonasana with forearm on thigh
prasarita padotanasana/wide legged forward bend

prasarita padotanasana
parsvakonasana (again)

tree pose/vrksasana

tree pose



low lunge

Deep Lunge with back knee on the floor

pigeon prep/ekapada rajakapotasana prep

Pigeon Prep

ardha bhekasana/half frog pose

Ardha Bhekasana

dhanurasana/bow pose

Dhanurasana Prepdhanurasana

supta tadasana

supta padangustasana

easy twist

knees to chest



7 Responses to “Episode 4: Elsie’s Yoga Class, Live and Unplugged- Level 1 class at The Center For Yoga”

  1. Ayesha97 October 10, 2006 at 4:24 pm #

    I came across your podcast while searching through iTunes. I want to thank you for the wonderful class. I’ve been doing yoga for about 6 months in a very small class with a new teacher (we’re her first class). I’ve latched on to yoga in a way I never have before. I love the way I feel afterwards and how it has worked on changing my outlook on life. Because our class only meets once a week, I’ve been trying to find ways to expand my yoga experiences. Your class did it for me. I worked up a wonderful sweat and had that silly face at the end, I’m sure you are aware of the one that I’m talking about- the one where the person is so exhausted and yet so proud and pleased of themself and what they have accomplished. So thank you. and please keep the podcasts coming.

  2. Elsie October 11, 2006 at 12:10 am #

    Yeay!!!! Oh I sooooo know that silly face 🙂 enjoy your yoga journey it’s always churning!

  3. Inge August 1, 2007 at 9:45 am #

    Did I say already this is my favorite class because I can do everything along?


    “It’s my favorite class, because I can do everything along!”


  4. Elsie August 1, 2007 at 6:21 pm #

    I’m so glad that “you can do everything along”. BTW that’s my newest favorite phrase, doing everything along 😉 thanks Inge!!!

  5. Inge August 3, 2007 at 12:53 am #

    My therapists said yoga was a great way to learn to feel your body, to get in touch with it.

    My calves and hamstrings hurt now. I can barely walk. 🙂 I definitely feel that part of my body now… 😀

    Thanks Elsie!

  6. Molly August 22, 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    Great class! Basic but still challenging.

    I have done 4 of your classes since last Friday, and so far I have not injured myself (as I have in the past), and I feel much stronger physically and psychically too. Thank you. The injuries kept me out of yoga for a long time. Your tips on how to stay aligned and reminders to soften the heart and keep the shoulders back and safe have been great for me and given me more confidence.

    I really like the pics. Cute legwarmers! It helps a lot to be able to pause and come check the pose out when I get a little lost.

    Belated congrats on becoming an auntie, and best wishes for your new arrival!

  7. Elsie August 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    Molly!!!! good for you 🙂 always love it when there’s no injuries. You have done a fantastic job at paying attention and stepping into listening to your own body, congratulations little lady 😀

    thanks, love legwarmers, can’t live w/o them….well summer in Pittsburgh has made me take them off….but only for the moment….then still travel in my bad, just in case 🙂

    Love being an auntie and i can’t wait to have my own little one come join me out here in the world!!!

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