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Episode 72: July 4th How Clear Is Your Heart To Reflect Freedom? A Beginner 1 hour Yoga Class

7 Jul
Auspicious Flag Blowing in the Breeze

Auspicious Flag Blowing in the Breeze

Declare Your Freedom

I had the opportunity to teach a yoga class at this year’s Annual Mensa Gathering in Pittsburgh! It was quite an exciting experience. It’s always such a treat to teach outside of the yoga studio, and it’s also very exciting not knowing who is going to be showing up 🙂 I was thrilled to see a pretty good outcome of between 20-25 people. The majority of them did not have yoga mats and quite a few of them weren’t wearing what we would call ‘yoga clothing’.

You see, none of this matters. The practice can be done anywhere, no props nor specific attire needed!

How Do Your Choices Reflect Optimal Freedom?

This yoga class is what I would call a beginners class. Although one does not need to be a beginner to practice it. We as practitioners can bring complexity to any class as we choose to step deeper into it’s nuances and continue to make more meaning with every breath and every movement. Something simple can be ever so fulfilling and can become a gift to all of us who choose to pull the meaning of our hearts into it 😀 Let me know your thoughts! Enjoy the practice!

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This week’s Yoga Class Online is a beginner yoga class


The Sequence of Yoga Poses in this week’s Yoga Podcast Episode is:


Sukhasana with arms interlaced above head


Sukhasana side stretch

Sukhasana with arms over head

Sukhasana w/ eyes closed



Arms over head

One arm up over the head with palm of the hand facing forward

Tadasana with One Arm Up Over Head

Arms interlaced overhead

Tadasana With Arms Interlaced Above the Head

Arms interlaced behind the back

Tadasana With Arms Interlaced Behind the Back

Standing stretch to the side

Arm salutations


Shower pose

Yoga Shoulder Stretch at the Wall or Shower Stretch

L pose at the wall

L Pose At the Wall (shoulder stretch)

Shoulder stretch at the wall

Forearm Shoulder Stretch at the Wall

Modified Parvotanasana at the wall

Modified Parvotanasana At the Wall

Pavrita Trikonasana prep at the wall w/ clock arm

Pavrita Trikonasana Preparation at the WallPavrita Trikonasana Preparation at Wall 2Pavrita Trikonasana Preparation at the Wall 3Pavrita Trikonasana Preparation at the Wall 4

Tree Pose

Easy Seated Yoga Sequence


Marychiasana III

Marychiasana III



Agni Stambasana

Agni Stambasana


Modified supta padangustasana

Easy supine twist




Episode 60: The Guru Inside (my last class in L.A.) Level 1 90 Min Yoga Class

23 Dec

So sorry that it’s been so long since my latest class 😦 Living in Pittsburgh with a full time non yoga job, and in the process of getting myself a class to teach. In a way my yoga podcast is suffering a bit, but I don’t doubt it will get better very soon!
I hope you forgive my sporadic posting, as I’m getting all sorts of new and wonderfull things ready for y’all 🙂

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The Sequence:

Hands and Knees

Downward Facing Dog

downward facing dog

High Lunge/Straight Legged High Lunge

straight legged lungeparsvottanasana variation

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 2

uttanasanaardha uttanasana

1/2 Sun Salutations x 3

Surya Namaskar x 3

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

Crescent Pose

crescent pose


Parvakonasana with forearm on thighparsvakonasana prep

Vira II

warrior II


Handstand or L Pose at the Wall

handstand prep 1handstand prep 2handstand prep 3handstand at the wall

Tree Pose

tree pose



Deep Lunge on Forearms

Deep Lunge with back knee on the floor deep lunge with forearms on the floor


Pigeon Prep

Ardha Bhekasana

Ardha Bhekasana

Pigeon (yes again)

Pigeon Prep


Dhanurasana Prepdhanurasana




Omega pose (wide baddha konasana)

Easy Sukhasana forward bend


Ardha Masyendrasana

ardha matsyendrasana sideardha matsyendrasana



Episode 30: Cast Light Inside, Level 2-3 80 min yoga class at Bala Yoga

4 Mar


Hanging out with my niece this weekend! I almost could not bear how cute she is!!!! She can certainly Cast Light!

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my Flickr yoga poses

The Sequence:

Downward Facing Dog

Uttanasana with arms interlaced behind the back

arms behind in uttanasana

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 2

1/2 Sun Salutes x 3

Straight Legged Lunge/Down Dog/Straight Legged Lunge


Surya Namaskar x 2

Wrist Stretch on hands and knees

wrist stretch 1 wrist stretch 2wrist stretch 3

Downward Facing dog wrist stretch

down dog wrist stretch


Crescent Pose (with side stretch)

Utkatasana Twist

Parsvakonasana with arms interlaced behind the back into Deep Lunge with shoulder behind the calf

Parsvakonasana with arms interlaced behind the back Deep Lunge with Head behind the knee back view

Utkatasana (upper back more arched)

Parsvotanasana (slight variation)

Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana

standing splits


Demo Pincha Mayurasana with Susan

Pincha Mayurasana

Demo Pincha Mayurasana Palms up with Huck

hand alignment palms up pincha prep

Pincha Mayurasana with palms up

pincha mayurasana with palms up

Demo Pincha Mayurasana hands flat against the wall with Huck

pincha prep palms flat on the wall

Pincha Mayurasana with palms flat against the wall

Pincha Mayurasana with palms flat on the wall

Squat on tippy toes, legs together into a twist

Parsva Bakasana

Parsva Bakasana

Pigeon Prep

Pigeon Prep with thigh stretch

Setu Banda Sarvangasana and/or Urdhva Dhanurasana x 5!!!

Easy supine twist

Downward Facing Dog

Parsva Uttanasana


Episode 29: Logic and Sensitivity the Applied Yogi, Level 1 75 min yoga class

25 Feb

Grandpa the applied yogi

Donate to Corazon de Vida, just until February 27th

Typical Mac User Podcast Live! go to this link on Sunday February 25th at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST chat with me!

Douglas Brooks’s article on applied yogis

Hillary’s Yoga Practice Podcast

Coconuts and Legwarmers Flickr Pics

Vic Hennegan Workshop and My Space

The Sequence:
Hands and Knees

hands and knees

Downward Facing Dog

downward facing dog

Child’s Pose

child’s pose

Hands and Knees variation

table top variation

Downward Facing Dog/Down Dog opening the hip/straight legged lunge

downward facing dog One legged Downward Facing Dog opening the hip straight legged lunge

Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana x 3

uttanasana ardha uttanasana

Half Sun Salutations x 3

tadasana urdhva hastasana transition into uttanasana uttanasana ardha uttanasana uttanasana transition into uttanasana urdhva hastasana tadasana

Straight legged lunge/Downward Facing Dog/Plank/Chattarunga/Cobra/Downward Dog

straight legged lungedownward facing dog plank pose chattarunga dandasana cobra downward facing dog

Surya Namaskar

tadasana urdhva hastasana transition into uttanasana uttanasana ardha uttanasana uttanasanaplank pose chattarunga dandasanacobra downward facing dog

Crescent Pose

crescent pose

Child’s Pose

Hands and Knees/Hands and Knees variation (like picture above)/(optional) Hands and Knees variation holding opposing hand and foot into backbend

One Legged Downward Facing Dog with hip squared (optional) lifting opposing arm off the ground a little bit. Listen and slowly try it 😉 it’s just play

Uttanasana with arms interlaced behind the back

Tadasana with arms interlaced behind the back

L pose at the Wall Demo

L pose at the Wall x 2 (you can also try one Legged L pose at the Wall) thank you Hillary for the pics!

L pose at the wall prep 1 (Hillary) L pose at the wall prep 2 (Hillary) L pose at the wall one-legged-l-pose-at-the-wall.jpg


parsvakonasana prep Parvakonasana with forearm on thigh

Prasarita Padotanasana

prasarita padotanasana

Warrior II

warrior II



Deep Lunge on the Forearms

deep lunge with forearms on the floor deep lunge with forearms on the floor with back knee down

Ardha Bhekasana

Ardha Bhekasana

Pigeon Prep

Pigeon Prep


Setubandha sarvangasana

setubandha stage 1 setubandha robot arms

easy supine twist

supta padangustasana