Vinyasa Medium May 23, 2022
Welcome back! Thanks for showing up...for yourself. ;0) This is week four of our flow so, I invite you to think a bit less & feel a bit more. I encourage you to be a little more playful, staying curious so that you can bring in a little more joy. From John Cheese, "The very essence of playfulness is an openness to anything that may happen, the feeling that whatever happens, it's okay..." May you enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium May 16, 2022
Welcome back! Today as you flow through your yoga practice let IT do you. Let your breath breathe YOU. :0) Today's invitation is to "do nothing." How do you practice yoga WITHOUT practicing yoga!?! It's a paradox you get to explore. Take Lao Tzu's instruction, "Practice not-doing & everything will fall into place." May you enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium May 9, 2022
Welcome back! Grab what you need & settle into your body. Set aside ALL of your distractions & allow yourself to re-connect to your breath & yourSelf. From the "Kindness" tab of my affirmation cards we're asked to remember our interdependence on so many others. Liberally using "thank you" to express our appreciation reminds us of this interdependence. I encourage you to use it liberally on yourself to express appreciation for all that you do for you. :0) From Aesop, "Gratitude turns what we have into enough." May you enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium May 2, 2022
Welcome back to LifeConnected Yoga! It's good to have you with me. :0) It's a new month & we have a new flow. I am loving it & I hope you do too. Our mantra/reminder from the "insight & awareness" tab of my affirmation cards reads, "There is always more." When you're feeling bored it's an invitation to look closer & notice more detail. This applies on & off of the mat! Slavoj Zizek states, "I think boredom is the beginning of every authentic act. Boredom opens up space, for new engagements. Without boredom, no creativity." May you enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 25, 2022
Welcome back to LifeConnected Yoga! This is week four of our flow. I hope you notice where you're stronger & where you're more flexible. You'll have a new flow to explore next week. This week "Know Intention." Be intentional. "When your intention is clear, so is the way." Alan Cohen May you enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 18, 2022
Welcome to your mat for yoga with me! :0) If you've been with me in April this is our 3rd week with this flow. Grab your props & settle in & have fun! Today is a "YES!" day. "Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule & life was born." Clarice Lispector Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 11, 2022
Welcome back, Lovelies! Hope you enjoy your time on your mat. This week's mantra is, "reflect joy." I invite you to practice feeling & reflecting joy even during those parts of practice that may require quit a bit of effort. ;0) Have fun! "Joy is that kind of happiness that does not depend on what happens." David Steindl-Rast
Vinyasa Medium April 4, 2022
Welcome back to LifeConnected Yoga! This is our first day with a NEW flow...for April. You'll like it! ;0) The question I want you to move with & practice with is: "How can I love more?" Since you're on your mat, you begin with you. Brene Brown teaches that the "near enemy" of connection is control. Through our yoga practice we're aiming to re-connect (to what or whom is up to you). How can you flow with intention & presence without controlling or micromanaging yourself? "Love & compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." Dalai Lama IV. Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium March 21, 2022
Welcome back! I want you to feel more & think less as this is week four of this flow. This week the invitation is all about kindness. Spend your time on your mat practicing on yourself, so that once you're off of your mat you can practice with others. ;0) From Charles Glassman, "Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium March 14, 2022
Welcome back, Lovelies! Here we are in week 3 of our flow. Hopefully, some things are clicking & flowing with more ease now that you've had some time with these asana/postures. From the curiosity & joy tab of my affirmation cards comes the question & invitation "Who Knows?" Hal Tipper instructs, "Mindfulness & awareness is the bridge between reaction & conscious choice." Enjoy! & Namaste
Vinyasa Medium March 7, 2022
Welcome back to your Vinyasa Medium practice! I'm so glad you made it to your mat. :0) This week I want you to ruminate on "straight back, soft belly" or said another way, "strong back, soft font." Our posture informs how we show up. What does yours say about how you're showing up? "The place in your body where these two meet - strong back & soft front - is the brave, tender ground in which to root our caring deeply." Roshi Joan Halifax Enjoy! & Namaste
Vinyasa Medium February 28, 2022
Welcome back! Glad you made it. Today's flow is brand new for the month of March. It's pretty fun & I hope you enjoy it! This week the invitation is to "Let it go!" I don't know what you need to let go of & release, but chances are you're holding onto something that is holding you back. Whatever may be weighing you down, release. You'll feel lighter. Eckhart Tolle taught, "Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than hanging on." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium February 21, 2022
Welcome back! This week think about the flow even less & feel it even more. Your body remembers & knows what to do. In an effort to remain tethered to the moment our invitation is to "feel the ground." Come back to where your body connects to the earth on & off of your mat throughout your day as a tool to stay grounded. "Even when we can't control the situation around us, we always can choose where we're directing our attention." Liz Stanley PhD Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium February 14, 2022
Welcome back! I'm glad you're joining me for week 3 of our February flow. We're adding a variation to our balance in Rooster & feeling more into this flow, now that it's more familiar. From the 'Kindness' tab of the affirmation cards we're invited to consider "the internet of people." Remember "every product, service, or experience that makes up our lives--from the food we eat, to the products we purchase, to the streets we walk upon--exists because of the work, commitment, & love of hundreds, sometimes even thousands of people." On this Valentine's Day "let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel Proust Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium February 7, 2022
Welcome back to LifeConnected Yoga for Body, Mind, & Spirit! I'm grateful to have you with me. This is week 2 of our February flow. It should feel a little more familiar giving you more opportunity to feel around inside of it. This week bring insight & awareness to your practice by "learning from distractions." When we understand what they are & why they are, they'll distract us less. Perhaps today your mat is your classroom. "You can't do big things if you're distracted by small things." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 31, 2022
Welcome back to LifeConnected yoga...with me! I have a new flow for you. Grab your props & settle onto your mat. From the 'curiosity & joy' section of my affirmation cards comes the question, "Where is my mind now?" In an effort to practice more mindfulness I'll ask you this question throughout our practice. John Kabat Zinn teaches, "If you are not aware of this moment you have abandoned your life." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 24, 2022
Welcome back! It's good to have you with me. This is our last week with this flow. I hope it feels more familiar & intuitive today. Additionally, I hope you're noticing where you're more flexible & where you're stronger. Your invitation this week is to "listen to the body." There is a wealth of information right there beneath your skin. "Your body is like the quiet talker with the most important thing to say." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 17, 2022
Welcome back! We're heading into week three of this flow. By now it may be more familiar & more comfortable. You might also be noticing your strength growing. ;0) Your invitation this week is to "notice connections." Be deliberate & notice the details of your experience. Carl Jung believed, "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction both are transformed." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 10, 2022
Welcome back! It's good to see you. ;0) Get ready for stronger more shapely glutes with this flow. Remember we keep the flow for the month but the manta/invitation changes weekly. Sharon Weil teaches us to listen deeply, "The practice of deep listening is the practice of open inquiry, without assumptions or judgement." It's a skill that we get to begin practicing with ourselves on our mats & with others once off our mats. Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 3, 2022
This flow encourages us to lean into the winter season. It is still a Vinyasa Medium class, though we spend the entire class on our backs. Join me & find out how! ;0) "Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium December 27, 2021
Your Vinyasa Medium is waiting for you! Step onto your mat to settle into your body, to set aside anything not serving you, & to re-connect to all that does. Henry Matisse reminded us, "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium December 13, 2021
You're stepping onto your mat because it's where you want to be. Be grateful. Take a moment to express gratitude for your body & your will for bringing here. Here to this very moment. This flow will help you grow stronger & more flexible & more balanced. Eckhart Tolle teaches, "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium December 06, 2021
Welcome to your mat & welcome to this flow! Buckle up buttercup because the middle section is a doozie. ;0) I invite you to stay curious & allow the following question to permeate your practice & your day: I wonder what will happen next? Gilda Radner encourages, "Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment & making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium November 22, 2021
It's our last week with this Vinyasa Medium flow. I hope you enjoy it & trust yourself to just flow with it. As you step onto your mat & settle in, set aside judgement to re-connect to what IS without labels & stories. Tsoknyi Rinpoche teaches, "Let yourself become that space that welcomes any experience without judgement." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium November 15, 2021
I'm still recovering from being sick, so, my apologies for the congestion. ;0) However, BECAUSE I am feeling SO much better you get a Vinyasa Medium flow. I'm loving this flow & hope you enjoy it too! "Step lightly" into this flow & into your day. Virginia Woolf observes, "How lovely goodness is in those who, stepping lightly, go smiling through the world." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium November 1, 2021
Welcome to Monday November 1st & your new Vinyasa Medium flow. I think it's a nice challenge. I am looking forward to playing with & exploring it this month. "A healthy outside starts from the inside." Robert Urich Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium October 18, 2021
Welcome to your Vinyasa Medium. Step onto your mat & set aside anything that does not serve you here in the moment. From the "rest & balance" tab of my affirmation cards: "Walk the walk" or in our case; Yoga the Yoga. Don't just DO the pose, become the pose. It's fun! "Show up in every single moment like you're meant to be there." Marie Forleo Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium October 11, 2021
Your Vinyasa Medium is up! Step onto your mat & practice with me for a LifeConnected to Body, Mind, & Spirit. Our invitation this week: to "See Nature." Whether on or off of your mat, there is much to notice to keep you anchored to the moment. "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind & find my soul." John Muir Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium October 4, 2021
Here's your Vinyasa Medium for the week! Hope you enjoy this new flow. Stay curious & set your expectations aside. We'll play with this flow the entire month. Our mantra this week: "Know your senses." Pay attention to the information coming in through ALL five senses & let them keep you anchored to your practice. "When you really pay attention, everything is your teacher." Ezra Bayda Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium September 27, 2021
It's time to join me for a yoga practice! Be kind to yourself & give yourself time to breathe, time to move, & time to drop out of your head. Our mantra this week: Remember Kindness. Like yoga, Kindness is a practice. "Like the sun, life spreads its light in all directions." Paulo Coelho Life yoga, kindness improves not only your life, but others'. Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium September 13, 2021
This is your Vinyasa Medium for September. Hope you enjoy it! Remember to listen to your body & take care of yourself. May you find joy in the ordinary. "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Anonymous Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 23, 2021
It's a Monday & time to get your Vinyasa Medium on! Build heat, strength, flexibility, & balance with this practice. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." Shunryu Suzuki Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 16, 2021
This is week 2 of this Vinyasa Medium flow. Today it will be a little more familiar. There may be things you notice this time that you didn't last time. This week your mantra is: "Hack the breath." Practice with me to find out what that means. ;0) "When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 9, 2021
Here is your Vinyasa Medium flow for the week. I hope you like it as much as I do. ;0) ...but if you don't, no worries, it'll change. You'll grow stronger & more flexible & become more familiar with the poses & their sequence. Do yourself some good & step onto your mat & practice with me. "We need to know how we are feeling. Mindfully acknowledging our feelings serves as an 'emotional thermostat' that recalibrates our decision making." Noreena Hertz Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium June 28, 2021
New month!...in a few days... New flow! Grab your mat, some water, & a smile & step onto your mat. As you settle into your body & set aside your distractions you'll re-connect to your breath & your peace. If you don't believe me; try it! "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium June 7, 2021
Here is your Vinyasa Medium for June! Remember, I am keeping a vinyasa medium & a vinyasa light flow for an entire month so that you have the time & space to really get familiar with this particular flow. This way you notice where you are growing in strength & flexibility in body, mind, & spirit. This week's affirmation: "Look for the lovely." Sarah Powers reminds us, "...essentially yoga is the cultivation of attention. What we attend to & the attitude with which we attend greatly influence how we experience ourselves & our life." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium May 3, 2021
Hello there! Welcome to May & to our new flow. Last month we focused a bit more on the arms & this month we're focusing a bit more on the legs. Step onto your mat to settle into your body, to set aside your distractions, & to re-connect with Who. You. Are. ...deep inside; your True Self. Maybe even get a little wild & set aside expectations & replace them with curiosity. ;0) "What will you do with your one wild & precious life?" Mary Oliver Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 5, 2021
Hello! Here is your new flow for the month of April. My intention is that you will stick with this flow for four classes. This way you have time & space to work with this practice & watch your progress. This flow is shoulder intense so be mindful of what may or may not be appropriate for you as you move through each pose. Paulo Coelho suggests, "I had discovered that I was much better & much more capable than I myself had thought; age only slows down those who never had the courage to walk their own pace."
Vinyasa Medium March 1, 2021
After a year of re-visiting old flows here is a brand new one! It's fun & a little intense, but nothing crazy. I would love for you to join me! "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger." I HOPE YOU DANCE Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium February 22, 2021
If you enjoy Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar then this flow is for you! Set aside some stuff & re-connect with yourself. The goal of Yoga is NOT the pose or becoming flexible, so says Rachel Brathen. Among other reasons, she reminds us that "the goal of Yoga is to create space where you were once stuck." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium February 8, 2021
Step onto your mat & take up ALL the space! Let yourSelf, your essence fill up your entire room & let it spill over & out. "You keep worrying you're taking up too much space. I wish you'd let yourself be the Milky Way." Andrea Gibson
Vinyasa Medium February 3, 2021
Welcome! Join me for a flow that feels SO good. My intention is to help you create space & time to settle into your body, set aside your distractions, & connect to your breath & your 'now.' "If we stop long enough to gaze at what is laid out before us, to let the mystery of beauty & the wonder of the seasons sit deeply in our soul, our hearts cannot help but burst forth in thanksgiving & gratitude to life itself." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 25, 2021
"The question becomes for us, what are we practicing for?" Deborah Adele reminds us & invites us to be intentional. ...to know our why. When I step onto my mat I begin my exploration & I begin to consider not only my why, but my 'how.' Join me & play with the following from Lao Tzu & let's see where we end up. "Practice not-doing, & everything will fall into place." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 18, 2021
I invite you to show up for yourself today & to be "fiercely present" to all that you notice about your physical, mental, & spiritual experience. "Meet each moment with curiosity & total presence. (They) have nothing but they do not walk in lack; instead (they) meet each moment satisfied, able to see beauty & abundance." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium January 4, 2021
Happy New Year! Letting go of one year to bring in a new year reminds us that change is inevitable. "Living in the full knowledge that everything changes, changes everything." John Brehm Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium December 21, 2020
Join me on this Winter Solstice to celebrate balance. To celebrate light & shadow. Practice holding space for both. Breathe through ease as well as difficulty. Breathe through highs as well as lows. From Dr. Suess we learn that, "though the weather be foul. On you (we) will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go thought the Hakken Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore & your sneakers may leak." Set those sneakers aside as you step onto your mat & remember, "It is these times of hopeless desperation that shape & mold us into someone of depth." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium December 14, 2020
Step onto your mat & build some heat & see what needs attending to. Bring in the sunshine! "Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out...chase that." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium December 7, 2020
Imagine your yoga practice is your very own personal chrysalis; a place for you to change, grow & transform. It could be. "Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness & still become something beautiful." Anonymous Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium November 30, 2020
Penumbra: the partial shadow surrounding a complete shadow. (as in an eclipse) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Step onto your mat to explore this place that is neither in the dark nor the light. It is in the space between. I invite you to practice in that space between 'all' & 'nothing.' ...that place between 'black' & 'white.' "I read it here in your very word, in the story of the gestures with which your hands cupped themselves around our becoming." Rainer Maria Rilke Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium November 2, 2020
Come to your mat! It is time well spent filling your cup & meeting your needs & wants. As you cultivate compassion & care for self, you'll be able to show up more compassionately & more kindly for others. We serve ourselves so that we can show up for & serve others. "See the world as yourself. Have faith in the way things are. Love the world as yourself; then you can care for all things." Lao Tzu Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium October 26, 2020
Bring your wonder & your curiosity with you onto your mat. It'll be fun! We do all the things we do in yoga: breathe, slow down, get into our bodies, practice remaining present etc. "But you never know, traveling, around what bend The dreams will curve to an end, And what will happen then." Mary Oliver Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium October 19, 2020
Let's practice Santosha; a Sanskrit word meaning contentment. As you step onto your mat practice being okay with things as they are; regardless of your preferences. Additionally, cultivate a sense of coming home to your mat & home to yourself. "The robin is the one That speechless from her nest Submits that home & certainty And sanctity are best." Emily Dickinson Enjoy! & Namaste.
60 MIN PRACTICE
Vinyasa Medium October 12, 2020
Step onto your mat for a few twists & turns! It's a fun flow to bring heat & challenge. This is your opportunity to settle into your body, set aside distractions, & re-connect to the moment. You will not regret coming to your mat & taking time for yourself. "Love is anterior to life, Posterior to death, Initial of creation, &The exponent of breath." Emily Dickinson Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium October 5, 2020
Free yourself from distractions & re-connect to your breath. Settle into your body and move. Yoga with me! Your body & mind will thank you. "The caged bird sings with a fearful trill & his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom." Maya Angelou Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium September 28, 2020
Cultivate presence when you step onto your mat to set aside distractions as you settle into your body & re-connect to your breath. We follow the advice of Bernie Clark & "use the poses to get into our body" so that we can drop out of our heads to show up for ourselves in real time. "This we have now is not imagination." Rumi Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium September 21, 2020
Step onto your mat & into that pause between out breath & in breath; between inhalation & exhalation. This space, this pause can be full of wisdom even inside (& maybe because of) the effort & heat of any given pose. "Now let the night be dark for all of me. Let the night be too dark for me to see into the future. Let what will be, be." Robert Frost Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium September 14, 2020
I hope you'll step onto your mat to join me in this invigorating flow. Stimulate your body, mind, & spirit by focusing on your breath in the present moment. You won't regret setting aside other things to focus on yourself. "Only this & nothing more." Edgar Allen Poe Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 31, 2020
Step onto your mat & into your body. Set aside your attachments to focus on yourself. This time is a 60 minute investment in you. This is your play time as well as your time to explore what's available in your body today. "To remember non-attachment is to remember what freedom is all about. If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, & ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, & be able to let go of it." Sharon Salzberg Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 24, 2020
Settle into the challenge of this flow. Keep the breath steady despite the challenge. In this flow we explore Anodea Judith's 7th chakra sun salutation. Our 7th chakra is just above the crown of the head & reminds us of our connection to all beings. Set aside your distractions, settle into the moment, & re-connect with yourself. And remember: "Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." Wayne Dyer Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 17, 2020
Step onto your mat & strap in. This flow is meant to stretch & strengthen you. This flow includes a non-traditional sun salutation meant to stimulate & support your 6th chakra. This sun salutation comes to us from Anodea Judith. The 6th chakra includes our 3rd eye; that space between our brows, our eyes, the pituitary gland, & the lower part of our brain. This is the seat of our intuition; our inner knowing. When we're balanced here we honor our truth & move with confidence towards our personal vision. Our imagination is active & vibrant. As you settle into your body & set aside your distractions re-connect to your strength. "The world breaks everyone & afterward many are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemmingway Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium August 10, 2020
In this vinyasa medium be prepared to effort. I have thrown core work into the mix to support the strength we're building in our spines. In this flow I introduce Anodea Judith's sun salutation for the 5th chakra. Our Vishuddha chakra includes our throat, mouth, & jaw as well as our thyroid gland. When we're balanced in this energy center we speak our truth with clarity & listen authentically. I encourage you to practice with wonder & curiosity with the words of Socrates as your backdrop; "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium July 27, 2020
Step onto your mat & lead yourself into self care. This is your opportunity to settle into the rhythm of your breath, to set aside expectations, & to re-connect with the present moment. In this flow we explore & play with a sun salutation to support & stimulate the anahata/heart chakra; our 4th chakra. Our 4th chakra includes our chest, heart, arms, & hands. "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium July 20, 2020
Step onto your mat to set aside distractions, re-connect with breath, & settle into the moment. Join us as we support & stimulate the 3rd chakra with an nontraditional surya namaskar (sun salutation) to promote balance around our solar plexas (3rd chakra). When we're balanced we're confident, decisive, & steadily moving towards our goals. Things changing might not be a bad thing. "Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?" Rumi Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium July 13, 2020
Join me for this 17 minute vinyasa medium flow. We'll breathe, we'll move, we'll connect. Give yourself the gift of settling into your body, setting aside concerns, & re-connecting with the moment. "In the midst of winter I found within myself an invincible summer." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium July 13, 2020
In this vinyasa medium flow I introduce surya namaskar (sun salutations) for your 2nd chakra, your creative center. It's fun to switch it up & do something different. As you step onto your mat I encourage you to remember the words of the Buddha, "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." This time is your playground & your laboratory; your practice. "Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here & now." Fred Rogers Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium July 6, 2020
Move with me in this vinyasa medium flow as an act of self care. When we take time for ourselves we can show up for others more authentically and there is A LOT of showing up to do OFF of our mats. Consider these words: "To make the impossible possible, change the climate." An African proverb: When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium June 29, 2020
Join me for this all levels vinyasa medium flow. It starts slow & feels great the entire time. Remember to honor what's available in the moment setting a clear intention at the beginning of your practice that serves you. Consider the lens through which you view yourself & your practice in terms of the following words. "Lens: the amount of light you let in has everything to do with perspective & how you see the whole & what is & is not revealed." Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium June 22, 2020
Step onto your mat for this all levels vinyasa medium flow. When you step onto your mat you're stepping into a world where you are the focus. You settle into your body, you set aside distractions, & you re-connect to your breath. And maybe you even re-connect to your deepest self. We do this for ourselves so that we have greater capacity to do this for others when stepping off our mats. We do this to effect change within AND without ourselves. "Today is yesterday's effect & tomorrow's cause." Phillip Gribble
Vinyasa Medium May 27, 2020
This all levels flow will do all the things yoga does. It will get your heart rate up a bit 'cause it's my "vinyasa medium" flow. It will drop you out of your head & into your body AND it will get you breathing deep, slow, & expansive breaths. This flow also calls you to step onto your mat to strengthen your ability to show up for yourself. And not just show up in "any old way" but with gentleness, humor, love & respect. We must do this for ourselves. We must have a practice of honoring our yes's & our no's. When we do this for ourselves we will do this for our brothers & sisters. Our brothers & sisters are suffering & being killed for unjust & inhumane reasons that are often preventable; here in the US & all over the world. Breathe in suffering, sadness, pain, & grief. Breathe out love, compassion, & healing. "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects & enhances the freedom of others." Nelson Mandela
Vinyasa Medium May 18, 2020
This is a practice to build strength, cultivate balance, & develop flexibility for body, mind, & spirit for a Life more Connected to the present moment. Take some time on your mat to practice Ishvara Pranidhana (sanskrit phrase meaning surrender). "Surrender asks us to be strong enough to engage each moment with integrity while being soft enough to flow with the current of life." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium May 11, 2020
Stay in curiosity & out of expectation as you consider Svadhyaya (sanskrit word meaning self study) in this flow to build heat & strength. "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 Medium May 5, 2020
Step onto your mat to create heat & to build a fire; inside. ;0) This flow has all the elements you need: warm up, sun salutations, balance pose, cool down, & savasanah. Sometimes things look impossible until you introduce a little heat. "Much like a controlled burn, we need to pay attention to what is possible, what is safe, & what is timely for us in our current life context." Deborah Adele Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 30, 2020
Don't have time for a full class & want to get out of your head and into your body to re-connect with your breath? Take 17! ...for yourself, your sanity, & for those around you. Strengthen your core & your gluts while creating space in your shoulders with this flow. Enjoy! & Namaste
Vinyasa Medium April 27, 2020
Bring in the heat while you effort through warm up, standing work, & balance poses all while cultivating santosha/contentment. As you hold poses & as you transition into & out of poses can you honor all that "is" inside of the moment without needing it to be any other way? Use your breath practice & your physical practice to cultivate on your mat what can serve you so well off your mat: Santosha/Contentment. "If the only prayer you say in your entire life is 'thank you' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart
Vinyasa Medium April 23, 2020
Don't have 60 minutes for a full class? Then take a 20 minute power up! This is a short flow designed to get you moving to bring in some heat & plop you right into the present moment. Have fun! Enjoy & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 23, 2020
Join me for 25 minutes of building heat & finding balance. We begin in child's pose with our attention on our breath and end in Eagle/Garudasana pose for balance. Settle in, set aside, & re-connect for a LifeConnected to body, mind, & spirit. Enjoy! & Namaste.
Vinyasa Medium April 20, 2020
This flow brings the heat while keeping you focused on the breath & the moment. Practice to help you settle in, set aside, & re-connect with what you need to be fully present. What you practice on the mat can follow you off the mat. "We are asked to be with life, with others, with things, with the day, with work, with the weather, as they are in the moment, not as we wish they were or think they should be or expect them to be." Deborah Adele
Vinyasa Medium April 13, 2020
Enjoy this Zoom Yoga class to bring heat & open the hips while strengthening the arms & the core. Use this time on your mat to set an intention to cultivate & nourish what you need & want to bring into bloom. Round out your practice by enjoying the savasanah at the end. "And the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin
Vinyasa Medium April 6, 2020
This is a full length vinyasa medium class! I recorded it from a zoom class that I taught so the quality isn't the best. Be sure to start the video @ 3:30 unless you want to hear a bunch of silliness.
Vinyasa Medium April 6, 2020
This is a flow that I have been spending time with during my personal practice. I am loving it! It is contraindicated for knees, however, because we spend time 1/2 saddle. Have a block or pillow or stack of books handy. Do what works and leave the rest & enjoy the savasanah at the end.
Sun Salutation March 2020
A short all levels video of Sun Salutations. I begin with a very modified version of the Sun Salutation. A great way to enter gently & slowly and/or if you're recovering from an injury. Then we get to the more traditional expression of Surya Namaskar (sun sal.) By choosing your own pace you can make these what you need them to be.
30 MIN PRACTICE
Vinyasa Medium March 2020
This vinyasa is how I would begin a class to bring heat. I consider this segment a warm-up.
Vinyasa Medium March 2020
This 90 minute Vinyasa Medium practice was filmed with dancers in mind, stuck at home due to COVID-19. The language in the beginning is geared towards them, but the practice is for anyone interested in an all levels Hatha Yoga flow. We begin the way I begin all of my classes, with an emphasis on breath. And we end in savasanah. Time spent in stillness & rest.