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Looking for a Yoga Class in Pittsburgh on Labor Day?

4 Sep
“Without the opportunity to learn through the hands, the world remains abstract and distant, and the passions for learning will not be engaged.”  – Doug Stowe

In my newsletter I spoke about Labor Day’s beginning as a way to celebrate, honor and give a voice to the working class. I shared my thoughts about the working class being the producers and providers of services. The working class are those whose work demands full engagement of their physical bodies, and a deep immersion into the concrete world around them.

They are the embodied foundation of society.

In the west historically there has been a dissonance between book learning and practical experience. Somehow they’ve been pitted against each other and at times separating society primarily by race and economic status. Some folks scoffed at well learned educated folks, while others looked down on those that worked with their hands. Other times it was the exact opposite, those that chose to go into higher education were not particularly valued in communities with larger population of blue collar workers.

I know what you’re thinking…

How does this apply to yoga?

The applied yogi needs to be BOTH, absolutely visceral and engaged in all things earthy, grounding and primitive, while at the same time having a nimble creative, intelligent and discerning mind.

Come practice and embody these powerful qualities by focusing on your foundation (your worker physical body) and letting that help you serve optimally (your expressive intelligence).

Let yourself re-align and refresh yourself as we began the journey into Fall!

Observe Your Foundation and Serve Joyfully

A Labor Day Yoga Practice

Where: The Yoga Cave

758 Rebecca Ave, Ground Floor, Pittsburgh, 15221

When: September 6, 2010 6-7:30 pm

LOGISTICS:

  • You can park on Center or on Rebecca.
  • Please bring your own props, but if you do forget your mat I do have 4 available in house, a few yoga straps, and 1 yoga block.
  • I am happy to accept cash, checks or even credit cards (cause I’m just fancy like that 😉 )
  • Feel free to RSVP in the comments, or email me at eyogaclass (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve your $10 price OR you can simply purchase the class with the link below 🙂 Without RSVP it’s $15 at the door

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Looking forward to seeing your lovely faces!

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Episode 62: Yoga Nidra Yourself Out! a 65 min Deep Meditative Relaxation

25 Jan

This week’s yoga podcast is once again about something other than asana. I had such a great time recording this Yoga Nidra! Experience deep yogic sleep. It’s a great practice for unwinding and truly diving into the depth of unconsciousness. So fun 😀

ALL MUSIC IN THE PODCAST BY VIC HENNEGAN

intro song: Movin’ from the Pure Creative Spirit CD

yoga nidra music: Gaya from the Desert God CD

I’m not a yoga nidra expert by any means. I had a experience during a Yoga Therapist teacher training to study with Richard Miller and experienced such bliss!

I bought his yoga nidra tapes and practiced it at home that way.

In case you are interested here are some more sources of Yoga Nidra studies and basic information:

http://www.swamij.com/yoga-nidra.htm The Yoga Nidra CD that I have

Yoga Nidra on Wikipidea

Totally dug Anandmurti Gurumaa’s beautiful voice in this CD. If I were to buy another Yoga Nidra CD I would get this one: http://www.yogawonders.com/
this site has a great introduction to yoga nidra narrated by Anandmurti Gurumaa, so worth it.

Plus she’s got a great website herself: Anandmurti Gurumaa
With a fantastic Charity for girls…Shakti 🙂

Richard Miller and his website Non-Dual.Com

These are a couple of Richard Miller’s books:

Integrative Restoration: The ancient practice of yoga nidra, for easing stress, healing trauma, and awakening to your timeless Presence.

Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga

Rod Stryker : and his CD Relax Into Greatness
I based my yoga nidra on his CD. His stuff is also great.

All right,

So my birthday is coming up! Some of you have asked to give me something, as a thank you, and what I ask of you is to leave me a review in iTunes. I’d love to see if I can get 50 reviews by my birthday!

also,

Please LEAVE ME VOICE FEEDBACK! 310 651 6238

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Video Supplement to Episode 31: Pincha Mayurasana Prep with Headstand Arms

21 Jan

A supplement Video to my yoga podcast, focusing on a variation of Pincha Mayurasana (feather of a peacock) with a different foundation-Head Stand arms.

It’s not the full pose, it’s simply the preparation for the pose so this is great for beginners 🙂

This specific pose is done in Episode 31 of Elsie’s Yoga Class Live and Unplugged Podcast.

I decided to release this on my feed given the fact that I don’t really have a chance to teach publicly (as of now 😦 )

Would love feedback!

Also….my Birthday is on February 6th, and in order to celebrate, I would love to get up to 50 reviews in iTunes! Please help! Currently I have 32, that’s only 18 more people! Let’s do it!

Let me know

310 621 6238

Episode 61: Chill the Body Out! a 13 minute Full Body Yogic Relaxation

11 Jan

Something new! In this yoga podcast, it’s all about relaxation!
Since I still don’t have a public class and therefore no “live yoga class” I decided to do a sweet full body relaxation. Listen up and enjoy allowing the body to let go and release 🙂 The 1st 8 min are feedback and intro and the next 13 min is pure bliss….

I would so enjoy any sort of feedback from you guys! Especially letting me know if you like this sort of thing, ’cause I tell you chillin’ and the ‘slow’ is where it’s at 😉

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