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Philip Urso

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Philip Urso and Renee Deslauriers on Yoga-Based Stress Reduction and the Disservice of Safety-ism

YogiTriathlete Podcast

Anxiety is the fear of fear, and the statistics around this fear have skyrocketed over the last decade. We see heightened levels of anxiety throughout all generations, but the most alarming is that of the IGEN population. IGEN is the generation of humans who have never known a life without technology. Clicks, alerts, and documentation of their every moment's goings-on are dominating lives and driving anxiety statistics through the roof.Today we sit down with two very passionate yoga instructors who are committed to providing an environment that serves as a front-line defense for anxiety. One that fosters all ages and creates no division.Philip Urso and Renee Deslauriers are co-owners of Live, Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School and Rhode Island Power Yoga. They are co-creators of the Yoga-Based Stress Reduction (YBSR) educational program, and their goal is to identify a more evidence-based approach to yoga classes.We sat down with them during our recent visit to New England following our guest teaching spot at Rhode Island Power Yoga. This conversation is passionate and a product of pure presence. As microphones toss from one person to another, we hear not only the sounds of passing traffic but also Philip rifling through his piles of scientific research notes. In YTP fashion, this is a power-packed episode. Philip is in his 4th-semester of graduate-level classes at Harvard University. His work focuses on medical and psychological studies on anxiety, yoga, and mindfulness.In this episode, we talk about our chronically over-entertained society, the staggering statistics of anxiety, the dangers of our culture of "safety-ism" and the critical elements of their YBSR program. Thank you for joining us for another episode of the YTP and for being a part of our collective mission to create a better world.Namaste -Jess


19 Aug 2019

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Synchronized Vinyasa w/Philip Urso and Renee Deslauriers

Yoga classes - Live Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School

This is a one-hour Synchronized Vinyasa Yoga Class. For Live Love Teach Yoga Teacher Trainings see www.liveloveTeach.com


1 Mar 2018

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Philip Urso on Yoga, Being Authentic and Tapping Into the Flow State

YogiTriathlete Podcast

It seems to me that authenticity is what is selling these days and I don't mean that from a marketing, profit-margin standpoint. What I'm referring to is that people are looking for truth and something or someone that they can believe in and relate to. Authenticity leads to feelings of inclusion and the understanding that we are more similar than different. As a yoga teacher, and fellow human, its vital to me to be authentic in what I'm teaching and how I'm leading a class or a discussion on this show. But in order to do this, I must be authentic, a state of being that took me some hard lessons to truly find and settle into with comfort. Now it's my second nature to be my true nature, I am awake to myself and the ways of the mind, the ego and the world. These are my guides to keep me on my path and to alert me when I am straying off but I want to make one thing very clear, none of this would have been possible in my life without the guidance of my teacher and one of my greatest mentors, Philip Urso.Philip is co-founder of Live, Love, Teach (LLT), the yoga teacher training school based on principles like teaching from a place of love, not fear and the use of minimum relevant words to produce a dynamic, ass-kicking, synchronized vinyasa class that can rapidly transform lives.Philip and I dive right in on the subject of the relevancy of yoga teachers and he reveals a shocking truth that he and his partners found early in their research on route to the birth of LLT. He shares the ultimate source of what makes a yoga teacher relevant and why so many of us need to relearn how to talk like a human. Philip and his partners at LLT have extensively studied the most effective ways for people to learn and they are applying those methods in their teacher trainings. Fostering learning environments that make people feel safe is a top priority at LLT training and this principle results in effective practice teaching, confidence and authenticity in front of the class.


22 Jul 2016

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Philip Urso from Unhindered and Unbound YTT 115

Yoga classes - Live Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School

SYCHRONIZED VINYASA---  When Philip asks you to match group breath - soon after you will follow the vinyasa listening to the group breath only- with no cues from Philip...just the breath to repeat/follow the previous salutation.  TEACHERS notice how Philip inserts "how yoga works" language.

1hr 15mins

29 Jan 2015

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Philip Urso Vinyasa Class from LLT "Unhindered and Unbound" Yoga Teacher Training, Ft. Worth

Yoga classes - Live Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School

Incorporating Drishti or "focused gaze" into moving Vnyasa and other LLT teaching techniques.  A discussion about the class by the teachers follows below this post. The next Live Love Teach Training is with Philip in RI March 22 - 29, 2014.  See www.liveloveteach.com for an up-to-date schedule. 

1hr 35mins

1 Feb 2014

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Power Vinyasa Yoga Class by Philip Urso at InnerLight Studio 62006

Yoga classes - Live Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School

This fun class generally follows the flow of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.  This is the last class I taught at Innerlight Studio after 4 years there.  The quote at the end of class is from A Course in Miracles.

1hr 16mins

21 Sep 2006