Monday, November 30, 2009

Late Fall Vinyasa at Haramara Retreat Center, Mexico

Please enjoy this section of a fall vinyasa class I filmed at Haramara Retreat center in Mexico. It would be great to include after a warm up that prepares for the hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. As fall is rapidly turning into winter (at least in the Seattle) it is time to add more inversions and arm balances to stoke our inner fires!

Fall-Seasonal Vinyasa:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Late Fall Vinyasa

Yes we are still in the fall season...but is anyone noticing a desire for more heat, back bending, twisting, and inversions to balance from the dampness and the lack of light? Here is what I am doing to compliment the external environment:

1. Standing meditation
2. Uddiyana bandha
3. Kapala bhati breathing in Horse/Straddle
4. Prasaritta Padottansana variations w/twists
5. More Horse/Straddle and variations
6. Tadasana into a flow with side bend
7. Uttanasana
8. Plank - to - Vasisthasana (both sides)
9. Bhujangasana (cobra)
10. Urdva Mukha Svanasana (up dog)
11. Adho Mukha Svanasana (down dog)
12. Drop down to your knees, Vajrasana (both sides)
13. All fours
14. Adho Mukha Svanasana- Uttanasana - Tadasana
15. Parsva Utkatasana (revolved chair) - Step back twisting lunge- Step back up
16. Parsva Bakasana (side crane)
17. Malasana
18. Bakasana or Sirsasana II (tripod headstand)
19. Uttanasana - Tadasana (repeat other side)
20. Adho Mukha Svanasana - Plank - Dhanurasana - Parsva Dhanurasana
21. Gomukasana (original and modern version)
22. Supine...fill in the blank!

Have fun...if you need more support, check out my DVD, Yoga for the Seasons.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall - Seasonal Vinyasa at Breitenbush Hot Springs

You Tube Video:

Join me in a spontaneous, short fall yoga sequence, surrounded by a luscious forest, in the heavenly Sanctuary at Breitenbush Hot Springs, 11/8/09. The full practice would include holding the postures for at least five breaths, three rounds of Surya Namaskar A & B, Mayurasana, Bharadvajasana, Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana, and Baddha Konasana before relaxation and meditation. More fall yoga sequences can be found on my DVD, Yoga for the Seasons, to help manage your Vata (ungrounded energy) all year round!

Next year I will be leading yoga retreats with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers at Breitenbush Hot Springs in April and July of 2010! More information is available on my website: