Episode 67: Why Listen? Level 2 75 Minute Yoga Class

5 May
Hunter Listens

Hunter Listens

I’m going to stop saying that I’m going to post more episodes more often. I absolutely don’t know! Agh! Mind you, I’m now all set up technically, finally! I’ve been recording more consistently, so now it’s just a about editing and posting 🙂 I have recorded more than one class, and I’m refining my workflow so that I can TRULY post more episodes. I’m sure you all know by now, I’m a new Mom. My little baby is 7 months as I write this post. She has now settled into herself more, which is allowing me time to step into my own self. The only time that I have to upload, edit, post, etc. is when Hunter is sleeping. Those naps are the sacred time when I can do fun stuff like this podcast, PLUS all of the gazillion things that I have to catch up on: dishes, showers, general clean up, answering emails, paying bills, you get the picture. All I can say is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to do ALL that I want to do. My life continues to ebb and flow and my biggest focus is on always remembering to constantly re-align….OH, that’s the next episode!

In this week’s episode I talk about LISTENING. It was all brought about by my latest venture: teaching other yoga teachers/professionals to podcast. I actually did my first ‘virtual’ workshop! It was very cool. Anyway, within the workshop I explained why I’m partial to an AUDIO yoga class as opposed to VIDEO. Y’all can listen to my intro to find out why 😉

And my new site!

Thank you for continuing to listen. I so appreciate you guys very very much.

Enjoy the yoga class!

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In this yoga podcast, we have a level 2 class! Can you believe it? It has been a while 😉

The class was recorded at Yoga Matrika in Pittsburgh!

Props needed: a yoga block



Hands and Knees

Downward Facing Dog/Eka Pada Downward Facing Dog/Opening the Hip in Down Dog/High Lunge

downward facing dogone legged downward facing dog with hips squaredOne legged Downward Facing Dog opening the hipOne legged Downward Facing Dog with crazy open hip
straight legged lunge



chattarunga dandasana

Downward Facing Dog

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 3

uttanasanaardha uttanasana


Surya Namaskar x 3

tadasanaurdhva hastasanauttanasana ardha uttanasana plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobradownward facing doguttanasana ardha uttanasanaurdhva hastasanatadasana

Crescent Pose

Vira II into Reverse Vira

warrior IIreverse warrior



Uttanasana with arms interlaced behind the back

Tadasana (with eyes closed)

Vira II into Reverse Warrior (with eyes closed)

warrior IIreverse warrior

Trikonasana (with eyes closed)


Tree Pose

Pincha Mayurasana Prep

pincha mayurasana arm alignmentpincha mayurasana prep 1pincha mayurasana prep 2


Pigeon Prep

Pigeon with Block on top of front thigh

Pigeon with Thigh stretch

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana with a thigh stretch

Setubandha into Urdhva Dhanurasana x 3

setubandha stage 1setubandha robot armssetubandha
urdhva dhanurasana

Downward Facing Dog with knees bent into Straight legged


Child’s Pose

Supine Twist

Knees to Chest




7 Responses to “Episode 67: Why Listen? Level 2 75 Minute Yoga Class”

  1. Andra May 5, 2009 at 5:33 am #

    So great Elsie! Thank you for posting and for being such an amazing inspiration to me. Love, Andra

  2. michael d. May 7, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    Hey bgff, I can’t get this to work. I miss the girl with the headphones tambien.

    • Elsie May 7, 2009 at 4:05 am #

      Michael!!!! I wonder how many other folks tried and didn’t get a chance to listen????
      Ok, fixed, and I added my girl back up there 😉 xoxoox miss you!

  3. Tracee Sioux May 7, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Brilliant class Elsie!

    Gorgeous daughter. The world WILL wait for you while you do what you need to do with your baby. It only feels like it won’t. Also, can’t say enough about the benefits of a trusted, affordable babysitter. A few hours here and there to do what else you need to do makes mothering better and easier.

    Love the level 2. Would like more Level 2, 1 hr. that last 15 minutes just kills me.

    • Elsie May 9, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

      Tracee 🙂 Oh yes, child care. I finally started looking into it 😉 It’s the weirdest thing…I’ve been resisting it and craving it at the same time. Oh that wonderful divine paradox! LOL. Question for you my dear one: Those last 15 min kill you ’cause your body is done? your mind is done? your time is done? Would love to know!
      I’ll see what I can do in terms of the 1 hour class 🙂

  4. Anne in NC May 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    Thank you so much for the new class! You are so generous to spare some of your precious free time to make these classes for us and I want you to know how much it is appreciated! Loved the backbends sequence, I think that is the straightest I have ever gotten my arms in wheel!

    • Elsie May 9, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

      Woooo hooooo! Yeay for straighter arms in Urdhva Dhanurasana!!!! Congratulations 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by, it means the world 🙂

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