Vinyasa Light May 30, 2022

Welcome back. I'm glad you made it to your mat. This is a light, Memorial Day flow. If you have the space you may want to set up an empty mat. From Winnie the Pooh, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 25, 2022

Hi there! Welcome. Rolf Gates reminds us, "Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of a spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts & focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know & be who we already are." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 18, 2022

Welcome! Here's your Vinyasa Light flow for the week. Remember we're working on cultivating the "skill of doing nothing." ;0) Do you have a visceral reaction to that statement? If so, perhaps THAT is your practice today. ;0) From our beloved Winnie the Pooh, "Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 11, 2022

Welcome back, Y'all, to LifeConnected Yoga! Glad you made it to your mat today. In this practice I invite you to practice with gratitude. Gratitude for all that IS. May you attend to what IS, rather than what is not. Dr. Maya Angelou taught by word & example, "This is a wonderful day! I've never seen this one before." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 4, 2022

Welcome to this month's Vinyasa Light! It's SO good. "There is always more" to notice & to pay attention to; to attend to. "There's no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this." May you enjoy your time on your mat. Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 27, 2022

Welcome to your last practice with this Vinyasa Light flow. Settle into your body, set aside your distractions, & re-connect to yourSelf. "Energy flows where the intention goes" so take a moment to be still & consider what you need in this very moment. Jack Kornfield teaches us to, "Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future." May you enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 20, 2022

Welcome! Your Vinyasa Light flow awaits you. Continue saying "yes!" to what serves you on & off of your mat. This is week three with this flow so, I want you to be noticing where you are stronger & more flexible. Can you trust your body to know what's coming next? Annie Downs' suggestion is to "Say yes to the situations that stretch you & scare you & ask you to be a better you than you think you can be." May you enjoy! Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 13, 2022

Welcome, welcome! I'm happy you've returned to practice with me. :0) As you settle onto your mat for your dose of Vinyasa Light remember you can reap more than just the physical benefits of a yoga practice. Continuing with our theme of cultivating & reflecting joy Marianne Williamson reminds, "Joy is what happens to us when we recognize how good things really are." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 6, 2022

Welcome back! I'm happy to have you with me. A Yin practice aims to encourage you to pause & slow down in an effort to bring more Yin to your (most likely) rather Yang lifestyle. In this flow you'll spend time in Caterpillar, Butterfly, Cobra/Sphinx/Seal, Flipped Fish, Reclining Dragonfly, & Happy Baby. "When I let go of what I am, I become who I might be." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light March 23, 2022

Welcome to your Vinyasa Light flow! As you move through this flow remember kindness. How you choose move through your flow is just one expression of kindness. From Scott Adams, "There's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light March 16, 2022

Welcome to your Vinyasa Light! As you step onto your mat may you set everything & everyone else aside. Unless, of course, you'd like to dedicate your practice to someone. That is always an option. We're doing what we've been doing with a little more ease, hopefully, as this is week three of our flow. Remember to dwell more in curiosity & less in expectation. When our lens is one of curiosity we tend to be more aware. Deepak Chopra advises, "Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light March 9, 2022

Welcome back! Week two of this Vinyasa Light will have you feeling more comfortable & familiar with this flow. These poses have us attending to our spine & our hips creating a healthier, more supple body overall. Remember our mantra: Strong back, soft front. Rumi instructs, "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek & find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light March 2, 2022

Welcome back to LifeConnected Yoga! And welcome to your Vinyasa Light flow for March. March! ;0) My invitation to you from the Universe...or the affirmation cards I use, is this: "Let It Go." Use each & every exhale of your practice to let go of ANYTHING that is not serving you. Don't take what you no longer need into the rest of your day. "Letting go isn't about having the courage to release the past; it is about having the wisdom & strength to embrace the present." (Marc & Angel...?) Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 23, 2022

Welcome back! I'm glad you returned. This is our last practice with this flow. Feel it all & do your best to set aside the thinking. "Feel the ground" to tether yourself to the present moment. Return to the feel of the Earth beneath you to stay grounded. Thich Nhat Hanh invites us to, "walk as if your are kissing the earth with your feet." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 16, 2022

So glad you came back! Sometimes (maybe every time) we come to our mats to fill our cups & to return to our well. May this flow serve your highest good & be what you need it to be. This practice is book ended with different parts of a Metta/compassionate meditation. A Vietnamese Proverb admonishes, "When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 9, 2022

You came back! Welcome. After teaching this flow or some iteration of it 4 times in one day it still feels good. Stick with the invitation to learn from your distractions today. You just may gain the clarity you need to focus more effectively. "Starve your distractions, feed your focus." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 2, 2022

It's good to have you back! Settle into your practice by setting aside expectations & re-connecting to curiosity. This is week one of this Vinyasa Light flow. I hope you enjoy it as we continue to explore the question, "Where is my mind now?" From the Buddha, "Our life is shaped by our mind, for we become what we think." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 26, 2022

Welcome back! I love having you with me. ;0) This is our last class with what I call Waterbug!!! If you've hated it; it's changing & if you've enjoyed it; it's changing. That's one thing we can count on. Change. As you take time to "listen to the body," consider what John Kabat Zinn teaches, "No one can listen to your body for you...To grow & heal, you have to take responsibility for listening to it yourself." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 19, 2022

Welcome back! This flow to me feels like I am wrapping myself up in a cozy blanket. I hope that you enjoy it too. Before settling into starfish make certain that you have all your props handy: yoga block, yoga strap, & a blanket or towel. Set aside your distractions & "notice connections." They're found in the details & in the noticing. Brene Brown teaches, "Connection is why we're here; it is what gives purpose & meaning to our lives." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 12, 2022

Welcome back! Grab your props & make your way into to starfish. This flow is a great way to show yourself some self care. It is also an opportunity to listen deeply to yourself. Paul Ferrini shared, "We believe that we listen , its not true. Listening, if we did it deeply & truly, would totally transform our lives. Listening is an experience of communion in which we choose to be present. When we listen deeply, we "hear" with our heart, not just with our ears. Listening is not a casual or insignificant act, but an act of great purpose & beauty. It is also a practical & effective way for us to offer each other love & respect." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 5, 2022

Here's your Vinyasa Light for the first week of the new year! I am LOVING this flow!!! I approached this flow & I am approaching this year with the belief that the world has enough warriors & not enough healers. May you find what you're seeking with this flow. As always I would SO appreciate your feedback. "Everything that has a beginning has an end, so forget the past, plan for the future, & enjoy the moment." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light December 29, 2021

Here's your last Vinyasa Light of 2021! I hope you enjoy practicing it as much as I enjoyed teaching it. May you zoom out. May you take the long view. May you take in the bigger picture. Confucius shared, "A lion chased me up a tree & I greatly enjoyed the view from the top." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light December 8, 2021

Hello & welcome! Grab any props you think you may want, like a yoga strap or yoga blocks, & step onto your mat. Stay curious as you set aside your distractions & cultivate a space to re-connect to all that serves you. Remember, "It is VERY okay not to know yet." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light December 1, 2021

Welcome to the first day of the last month of 2021! I suspect you will enjoy this sweet heat of a flow. Grab a yoga strap & step onto your mat. This week's reminder: "There is no control." Life teaches us this over & over. You may say to yourself, under your breath, "Well, I have control of SOME things..." True enough. As you settle into your body & set aside distractions, I hope that you will re-connect with your breath. It's pace IS something that you can control. ;0) Time spent on your mat is a practice. Chris Pine suggests, "The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You do not have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light November 17, 2021

As you meet this flow again strive to think about it less & move with it more. You may be surprised by what you & your body remember. As you focus on your breath & fully engage with each pose you come to, "step lightly." Consider what this means for your yoga practice ON your mat as well as your yoga practice OFF of your mat. :0) "You do not have to solve your whole life overnight. And you do not have to feel ashamed for being where you are. All you have to focus on is one small thing you can do today to get closer to where you want to be. Slowly & lightly, one step at a time, you can get there." Daniell Koepke Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light November 10, 2021

Here's week 2 of your Vinyasa Light flow. I have been sick so please excuse the congestion. ;0) I hope you'll use this time on your mat to cultivate connection with yourself. Our mantra this week: "Make space for silence." Rumi instructs, "The quieter you become the more you are able to hear." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light November 3, 2021

Enjoy your Vinyasa Light for November! Loving this flow & I think you will as well. Settle into your body, set aside anything not serving you, & re-connect to yourSelf. Remember, "happiness is an inside job." May you be happy & peaceful. May your body be healthy & strong. May you be safe & protected. May you live with ease & joy. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 27, 2021

This is week four with this flow. I hope that it feels more familiar; a flow that you can sink into & feel your way around. Set aside the thinking & breathe into the feeling. From the "kindness" tab of my meditation cards: Listen Deeply to Yourself. "Listen to yourself, not the noise of the world. Only you know what is right for you." Leon Brown

 

Vinyasa Light October 20, 2021

Remember to Yoga the Yoga in this Vinyasa Light flow. Consider BEING the pose rather than just DOING the pose. When Dharana (focus or concentration) & Dhyana (witnessing or observing without interrupting) meld, Samadhi or Yoga happens. Connection is what it's all about. "One moment can change a day. One day can change a life & one life can change the world." Buddha Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 13, 2021

Here ya go Folks! ...your Vinyasa Light for the week. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Remember the invitation to "see nature" all around you as a way of tapping into curiosity & joy. "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." Emerson Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 6, 2021

October's Vinyasa Light flow is ready for you! Ready or not, step onto your mat & settle into your body, set aside distractions, & re-connect to yourSelf. A Life more Connected for Body, Mind, & Spirit is what it's all about. "What we pay attention to expands. What we pay attention to we become." Brenda Shoshanna Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 29, 2021

It's time to join me on your mat! Do it! ...for yourself, for your sanity, & for your serenity. It's a yummy flow that feels SO good. "Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion & loving-kindness." Dalai Lama Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 8, 2021

Hey Y'all! It's a new-ish month & I have a new flow. Step onto your mat & explore what your practice has to offer you. "Make... Each... Breath... Count..." "Each breath is like a little rebirth, a renaissance that can only be celebrated if we recognize that it's happening." Cristen Rodgers Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 1, 2021

Step onto your mat & use this flow to "look even closer." Use your time to pay closer attention & grow your mindfulness muscle. "It's attention to detail that makes the difference between average & stunning." Francis Atterbury Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light August 25, 2021

It's the third week with this Vinyasa Light flow. I hope it's feeling more familiar & that you're feeling stronger & more flexible within it. The flow is the same; the mantra is different. "Vacation Mind" Step onto your mat to explore what it means. "Yoga begins right where I am - not where I was yesterday or where I long to be." Linda Sparrowe Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light August 18, 2021

Come to your mat to "hack the breath." Slowing down the breath & focusing your attention where the breath enters & exits the body is your ticket to presence & peace. "Yoga is an effortless dance with breath & gravity." Vanda Scaravelli Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light June 30, 2021

Here's your Vinyasa Light for the month of July. I hope you like it. ;0) I do. I think it's fun. The way to use this flow is to practice at least once per week. This way, by the end of the month you're more familiar with it. You notice where you're more flexible; where you're stronger. Not only are you able to track your progress, but the flow becomes less cerebral & more intuitive & thus more meditative. "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light June 2, 2021

Hello! This is your Vinyasa Light for the month of May. It's a great flow & I hope you enjoy it! Grab your props & your water & get on your mat. Do something WILD & take a break in the middle of your day. ;0) "That wild rowdiness that had simmered for so long & then turned itself into words & lifted me, was me. The voice I finally heard that day was my own." Glennon Doyle Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day)

Grab an extra mat or a towel or a blanket. Lay it down next to yours & practice with someone you haven't seen in awhile. "...not a closing but an invitation, not a last light but a glimmer of a meeting to be..." David Whyte Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 5, 2021

Hello! This is your Vinyasa Light for the month of May. It's a great flow & I hope you enjoy it! Grab your props & your water & get on your mat. Do something WILD & take a break in the middle of your day. ;0) "That wild rowdiness that had simmered for so long & then turned itself into words & lifted me, was me. The voice I finally heard that day was my own." Glennon Doyle Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 7, 2021

Heads up! The flow is wonderful & the internet connection great. We're doing some things to our living space so I am downstairs with the husband working from home & the kiddo doing remote learning. The extra background noise gives you opportunity to practice Dharana/concentration. ;0) "If you always do what you've always done; you'll always get what you've always got." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light March 3, 2021

This is a really nice flow. A little lighter than the one before & just as satisfying. "I hope you keep your sense of wonder" as you step onto your mat. "I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 24, 2021

"Come to your mat to feel, not to accomplish." Rachel Brathen Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 17, 2021

Step onto your mat & cultivate the space you need, physically, emotionally, & mentally. "Simplicity, patience, compassion. These 3 are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions & in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends & enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassion toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light February 10, 2021

"It was when I dared to take up space that I claimed my place." Becca Lee Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 27, 2021

Maybe you step onto your mat today & practice with the following words swimming around your head. "A life without a cause is a life without effect." Paulo Coelho "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King Jr. "Practice not-doing, & everything will fall into place." Lao Tzu

 

Vinyasa Light January 20, 2021

"This now is it. This. Your deepest need & desire is satisfied by the moment's energy here in your hand." Rumi Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 13, 2021

Join me in experiencing the generosity inherent in moving & holding space with curiosity. Breathe through the transitions to smoothly move from one shape to the next. "Only Impermanence lasts." Ikkyu Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light January 5, 2021

Reverse Plank & Pigeon

 

Vinyasa Light January 5, 2021

Child’s Pose & Spinal Balance Flow

 

Vinyasa Light January 6, 2021

It is crazy town out there! Step onto your mat & get some peace. "Love is what is left when you've let go of all the things you love." Swami Jnaneshvara Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light December 16, 2020

"Yoga is the face to face encounter with every part of the self." Sianna Sherman Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light December 9, 2020

It's Wednesday. It's Yoga. It's Vinyasa Light. It's time to breathe. "Perhaps the butterfly is proof that we can go through a great deal of darkness & still become something beautiful." Anonymous Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light December 2, 2020

Step onto your mat & practice breathing. James Nestor says, "No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly." There are yogis that believe we're all born with enough breaths to get us to 108 years old. How are you breathing today? "I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world." Rainer Maria Rilke Enjoy & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light November 11, 2020

Join me to settle into your body, to set aside anything that does not uplift, & to re-connect to the moment. "Human voices did not touch me, it was the wind whose words I heard." Anna Akhmatova Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light November 4, 2020

Join me for a post election flow. We need to dwell more in our para-sympathetic nervous system & less in our sympathetic nervous system. There is MUCH to stress about these days. However, Lao Tzu reminds of the power of flexibility. "Nothing in the world is as soft & yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard & inflexible, nothing can surpass it." Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 28, 2020

Step onto your mat & do yoga with me! It's good for your body, mind, & spirit. We explore, we play, we move so that we can settle into our bodies, set aside anything not serving us, & re-connect with what we need. "Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh & exciting - over & over announcing your place in the family of things." Mary Oliver Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 20, 2020

Step onto your mat to cultivate what you need & want; not only in your practice while on your mat, but in your life off your mat. Re-connecting with yourself as you set aside what does not serve you allows you to settle into the present moment. Come home to yourself as you practice Santosha/contentment learning to be okay with what is. "The robin is the one That speechless from her nest Submits that home & certainty & sanctity are best." Emily Dickinson Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 14, 2020

Join me & come back to yourself as you step onto your yoga mat. This is where we take some time for ourselves. However, the time we spend on our mats for ourselves has ripple effects that affect our relationships & our lives off of our mats. These affects can EFFECT positive change. "A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day." Emily Dickinson Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light October 7, 2020

It's time to come to your mat & wake up. This is your opportunity to wake up to your experience, to your preferences, & to your aversions. Be mindful & aware without expectation or judgement. "With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I rise." Maya Angelou Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 30, 2020

As an instructor my intention is to help you create time & space to listen. I want to encourage you to listen to yourself & your body. Sometimes when we slow down to listen it can be uncomfortable or boring. However, as we cultivate this skill on our mats, it will follow us off our mats & into our relationships. We need to listen better. We need to acknowledge & hold space for others. "My amazement was amazed." Rumi Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 23, 2020

A little less heat & a little more sweet. Step onto your mat to create space in your body, your mind, & your spirit. Focus on your breath, yourself, & your body & let everything else fall away. "Two roads diverged in a wood, & I - I took the one less traveled by, & that has made all the difference." Robert Frost Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 16, 2020

Settle into the moment, set aside discontent & frustration, & re-connect to gratitude. This is what prepares us to step off our mats with compassion. This flow brings just enough heat to really appreciate the slow down leading into savasanah. "Only this & nothing more." Edgar Allen Poe Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light September 2, 2020

Give yourself permission to set aside your agenda & your to-do list; to detach from the paper work part of your day so that you can re-connect with your breath & settle into your body. It is worth it! "Non-attachment is not the elimination of desire. It is the spaciousness to allow any quality of mind, any thought or feeling, to arise without closing around it, without eliminating the pure witness of being. It is an active receptivity to life." Stephen Levine Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light August 26, 2020

"Step into abundance" as you step onto your mat. This practice is an opportunity to set everything else aside as you explore your physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual selves. "Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive." Bryan H. McGill Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light August 19, 2020

"When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, "Plot twist!" Do you need a moment? Plot twist! Have you been working your a%$! off without a break? Plot Twist! Give yourself a gift & come to your mat. We revisit Anodea Judith's sun salutation for the 6th chakra. Come to play & explore. We step onto our mats to practice honoring & accepting whatever shows up. "Owning your story is the bravest thing you will every do." Brene Brown Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light August 12, 2020

If you're looking for a little less heat & a little more stretch, vinyasa light is for you. We begin in child's pose & move through a warm up & into a sun salutation designed to stimulate & support your 5th chakra. This surya namaskar comes to you from Anodea Judith. The 5th chakra is the seat of our expression. When we're balanced we speak our truth clearly & listen authentically. Stay curious. "Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of all knowledge." Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

Vinyasa Light August 5, 2020

Step onto your mat to create time & space to listen. As we listen to our experience we gain knowledge & insight that has the potential to expand our perceptions. This flow includes a non-traditional sun salutation to stimulate & support our heart or anahata chakra. When we practice listening we practice compassion. Two quotes to consider while practicing: "There are things known & there are things unknown, & in between are the doors of perception." Aldous Huxley "To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings." David Whyte Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light July 22, 2020

Join me on your mat! Taking time to settle into your body away from your usual activity, to set aside expectations, & re-connect to curiosity is a fabulous way to decompress & to add self care to your day. "But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream of happiness & every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. Such is the salutation to the dawn." Sanskrit Salutation to the Dawn. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light July 15, 2020

If you are looking for something a little less intense than vinyasa medium, then vinyasa light is your jam. This flow includes a surya nasmaskar (sun salutation) to support & stimulate the 2nd chakra, our creative center. This combination of poses comes to us from Anodea Judith. "Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light July 8, 2020

Join me in this vinyasa light practice to settle into your body, to set aside distractions, & to re-connect to your breath. In this flow I introduce a different kind of surya namaskar (sun salutation). This sun salutation comes to us from Anodea Judith's Chakra Balancing Kit to stimulate our 1st or root chakra (muldara bandha). Carve out time for yourself to create a climate of possibility on, as well as off, your mat. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light July 1, 2020

Step onto your mat for an all levels Vinyasa Light flow (check out my description @ LifeConnected.Yoga). We take time with this flow to really settle into our bodies, set aside distraction, & re-connect to our breath as well as ourSelves (with a capitol 'S'). Be aware of how you see yourself inside of this flow. Noticing the lens through which you view yourself as well as the practice. How much "light" you let in will affect your perspective. "Better to illuminate than to merely shine." Thomas Aquinas Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light June 24, 2020

Welcome to this all levels Vinyasa Light practice! Join me to breathe, stretch, & strengthen your physcial, emotional, & mental spaces. What effect can we begin by stepping onto our mats with intention & awareness? Join me to find out! "A life without a cause is a life without effect." Paulo Coelho Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 29, 2020

This is an all levels class for every body. I hope you'll take some time to step onto your mat, to move your body, to show up for yourself with love, humor, respect, & compassion. If we're going to "fight the good fight" we must make time for self care. May you be safe & protected. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 20, 2020

Step onto your mat and move with me to settle into your body, set aside distractions, & reconnect to the present. As we move in & out of different shapes we grow our practice of Ishvara Pranadana (Sankrit word meaning surrender). We release, let go, set aside, & surrender what was to the moment. Breathing deep & remaing engaged with our parasympathetic nervous system keeps us grounded & centered. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 13, 2020

With time & space to take it slow in this vinyasa light flow, cultivate a practice of Svadhyaya (a sansktrit word meaning self-study) on & off the mat. We use the breath & the body as tools to learn more about ourselves. With poses to lengthen, open, & strengthen you can't help but feel lighter when stepping off of your mat & into the rest of your day. "Like a gift waiting to be opened, every event that life presents to us is a precious opportunity to learn the truth about ourselves." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 7, 2020

A short, gentle flow to encourage self care. Using the breath to remain present inside of the moment & outside of everything else. A student asked if I would teach a few nurses for Nurse Appreciation Week. What a great opportunity & honor. This flow is for anyone AND especially any nurses or first responders that need to take time for themselves to fill their cup. Thank you SO MUCH for all that you're doing for ALL of us!!! Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light May 6, 2020

Practice Tapas & be disciplined in caring for yourself by stepping onto your mat to move & breathe to settle into your body, to set aside your distractions, & to reconnect to your present. Build strength gently & slowly as we move into a warm up, through sun salutations & balance, & ultimately arriving at a cool down AND most importantly; savasanah. "Tapas is the day to day choice to burn non-supportive habits of the body & mind, choosing to forsake momentary pleasures for future rewards." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 29, 2020

Grab your mat & join me for this slower, lighter flow to get you into your body & out of your head. We begin on our backs to move through a warm up into sun salutations & then into balance. From there we move into a cool down finishing in savasanah. Cultivate santosha/practice contentment regardless of the conditions. This can serve you on or off the mat. "Contentment is falling in love with your life" Swami Rama

 

Vinyasa Light April 23, 2020

If you're looking for spinal extensions i.e. back bends within a slow moving flow, then this is your jam. Back bends promote good posture by strengthening the back muscles & relieving tight chest muscles from poor posture. Complete with savasanah. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 22, 2020

Grab your mat & your props & settle into this flow that honors our Mother Earth on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We begin with breath & a short meditation. We fill in with slow stretchy poses moving through sun salutations & into our balance pose. We round the practice out with an extended cool down, savasanah, & another short meditation. Enjoy! & Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 15, 2020

Welcome to this 60 minute vinyasa light! this is a zoom video & the recording may be a bit rough, but you can still practice & hear me well. If you're interested in being taken through an extended gentle flow then this is your jam. Enjoy! Namaste.

 

Vinyasa Light April 8, 2020

Welcome to this full Vinyasa Light flow, complete with a short savasanah. This flow is perfect if you're looking to build a little heat & a lot of length (stretch). Simplicity. Patience. Compassion. These are your watch words. This was filmed from a zoom yoga class and while the quality is lacking you can hear me well & see me well enough to follow along. Enjoy!

 

Vinyasa Light March 2020

This flow is typical of how I would end a class. You might consider this a cool down; complete with savasanah. The video cut off before I could complete savasanah & close our time together. You're welcome to stay in savasanah as long as you wish. :0)