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Ep. 27: 70 min Level 2 Yoga Class at Bala Yoga- The Heart

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John Friend founder of Anusara Yoga John's Rockin' with Shakti Tour Heart Study Fantastic Organization which focuses on The Heart!!! The Dana on Mission Bay Yes...I totally spoiled myself. I figured, why not celebrate my 35th birthday a little more! Mind you, for whatever reason I got a great deal on the rooms and if any of you are ever around San Diego, maybe taking a little trip to Sea World, hey come on over here. They have been incredible. Really. Donate to Corazon de Vida! here's a link to my Evite for the Coconuts Legwarmers Charity Birthday Bash The Sequence: Downward Facing Dog High Lunge Downward Facing Dog Twist Uttanasana/Tadasana/Parvatasana Arms (arms interlaced above the head) Surya Namaskar x 3 Parsvakonasana Vira I Deep Lunge with Chattarunga Arms or Deep Lunge working head behind the knee Vashistasana Uttanasana with arms interlaced behind the back Handstands Tadasana into Standing Arch Back Downward Facing Dog Shoulder Alignment work Monkey Lunge Pigeon Prep Parsvotanasana Uttanasana Lunge with thigh stretch (eka pada rajakapotasana II thigh stretch) Bridge Pose and/or Urdhva Dhanurasana x 4 Upavistha Konasana into Parsva Upavishta Konasana Paschimottanasana Supine Easy Twist Tadasana

1hr 24mins

11 Feb 2007

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Ep. 26: 70 min Level 2 Yoga Class at Bala Yoga- Nitya Karmas

Elsie's Yoga Class

Sianna Sherman Hillary's Yoga Practice Episode 13 Coconuts and Legwarmers: February 18th 9:30am at Lululemon Athletica North Beverly please please please donate! www.elsiecharity.chipin.com it's for the kids!!!!! The Sequence: Adho Mukha Svanasana into Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana opening the hip Uttanasana/Ardha Uttanasana 1/2 Sunsalutes x 3 Surya Namaskar x 3 Crescent Pose Parsvakonasana Deep Lunge working head behind the knee Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana opening the hip Trikonasana Twisting Downward Facing Dog Handstand Handstand Demo with Lucy Bivins Handstands again (on ridgetops, maybe???) Tree Pose/Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana/Pigeon/Twisting Pigeon Vashistasana with Backbend Pigeon with Thigh Stretch Lunge with Thigh Stretch Child's pose Dhanurasana Ardha Bhekasana Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and/or Urdhva Dhanurasana x 3 Downward Facing Dog Parsvotanasana Uttanasana Easy Supine Twist Knees to Chest Savasana

1hr 26mins

4 Feb 2007

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Ep. 23: 75 min Level 2 Class at Bala Yoga- Certainty and Doubt Revisited

Elsie's Yoga Class

My Coconut Legwarmer bash is on February 18th from 9:30- 11:30 am!!!!  At the Lululemon Store, come participate! The Charity that I have chosen is: You need a blanket, or thick towel for this one Sequence: Table Top Pose Downward Facing Dog/ Plank Pose/ Downward Facing Dog Uttanasana into Ardha Uttanasana x 3 Tadasana Surya Namaskar x 2 High Lunge (jump switch sides) Crescent Pose Parsvakonasana into Trikonasana Ardha Chandrasana into Trikonasana Balasana Handstands Hasta Padangustasana Prep Standing Hip Stretch Navasana Prep (core work) Urdha Prasarita Padasana, upward extended feet pose (more core work) Downward Facing Dog Pigeon Prep Vajrasana with blanket behind the knees (knee, hamstring and calf opener) Virasana, possibly into Supta Virasana Setu Bandha Sarvangasana x 3 (or Urdhva Dhanurasana) Baddha Konasana Ardha Matsyendrasana Paschimotanasana Seated Meditation Savasana

1hr 29mins

14 Jan 2007

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Ep. 16: 75 min Level 2 Yoga Class at Bala Yoga

Elsie's Yoga Class

I got a new Macbook!  I am so excited!  I didn't edit my podcast on my new Macbook, I'll try to figure it out next week, but I'm certainly so very happy!!! Just to let you all know, especially for those who will be in Los Angeles for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, I'm going to be teaching one class on Thanksgiving day, 10:30am- 12pm (all levels)  at Bala Yoga and on Friday, my usual class at 12-1:30pm (all levels) at Bala Yoga and at 2:30-4pm (Level 1) at Yoga Works the Center for YogaIf you are around I would love to see you!The Sequence:Downward Facing Doghigh lungePlank Vinyasa (moving 3" to the ground) x 3UttanasanaSun Salutations x 3Crescent PoseParsvakonasanaVira IITrikonasana/Ardha Chandrasana/Standing Splits with hips squared variationUttanasanaL-Pose at the wall or HandstandTree Pose/Vira III/Standing Splits with hips squared variation/deep lunge with forearms on the groundDownward Facing dogPigeon Lunge with thigh stretchUrdhva Dhanurasana or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana x 3Ardha MatsyendrasanaBaddha KonasanaSupine Easy TwistSavasana

1hr 27mins

19 Nov 2006

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Ep. 14: 75 min Level 1-2 Class at Bala Yoga

Elsie's Yoga Class

Very excited to hear from some of you guys, and looking forward to more :) The theme is all about the kula, whoooopeeee! Links: fitness rocks (y'all must listen to the interview I did with Dr. Monte, it was a blast to do) Victor's Podcasts: typical pc user, typical mac user, immigration tales My student Kim's blog feedback! 206 666 4439 please write me a review in itunes, I would oh so appreciate it! The Sequence: Adho Mukha Svanasana into Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana/Downward Facing Dog into one legged Downward Facing Dog Uttanasana into Ardha Uttanasana x 3 Half Sun Salutations x 2 Sun Salutations x 2 Straight legged lunge then straightening the leg Sun Salutation Parsvakonasana Vira II Demo of Pincha Mayurasana Prep Pincha Mayurasana or Pincha Mayurasana Prep Tree Pose Trikonasana into Ardha Chandrasana into twisting lunge pose Vashistasana Pigeon Prep Hanumanasana Pigeon with a thigh stretch Plank on the fronts of the toes into Chattarunga on the fronts of the toes High cobra on fingertips Raja Kapotasana Downward Facing Dog Uttanasana easy twist savasana

1hr 25mins

28 Oct 2006

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Ep. 9: 75 min Level 2-3- Bala Yoga

Elsie's Yoga Class

Yeay!  Sorry about last week all.  Got a little overwhelmed with my life ;) Here's some stuff I talk about in this week's episode, please you must check out some of this stuff: Vic Hennegan (the music behind my intro)  Rachel Kann- www.inspirachel.com, http://www.myspace.com/rachelkann, itunes page to buy 'I know this' I Know This [ poets be slammin ] - 12.03.01 - by: Rachel Kann I know this, This, I know: all that I have, all that is me, resides inside my poetry, and every time I write a rhyme it might be the line that sets minds free. And also I know that I don’t know shit! And the more I know, the more I realize it. I know that for all the pain I’ve cried there is the exact same balance of joy on the other side of that coin joined with the thinnest slip of membrane same goes for crazy and sane truth and lie answer and why because I know this: this universe operates with a divine tug of war teeter-totter, bringing order and balance like the tide does to water, like I know that each wave rolls back to the sea retreating from me into deep green eternity, and I know that I am free! (...well, at least in my mind if I wanna be...) I know that some things sound good to me in theory but in point of fact, suck ass in actual practice, like communism and pornography. I know that its impossible to really know where anyone is coming from so who are we to judge ‘em? I know that some things are so dope they transcend their category and its important to see the glory in the ordinary. Like, I know there’s Nag Champa, and then there’s all other incense. I can’t see putting Earl Grey up against any other tea, Lash Out isn’t even on the same plane as other mascaras comparatively, and I know there’s R&B, and then there’s Otis Redding. I know that most things are much greater than the sum of their parts, and that that’s the real definition of art. Like, brownies are good, and so is whipped cream, but you put ‘em together and its this whole other chemical fucking thing, like John Lennon and Paul McCartney singing harmony, like masturbating as compared to an orgy... I know that everything within this surface glimpse of reality is infinitely simple and perfectly complicated, and I know that being jaded and over it is way overrated and I know that the colors of this world only seem faded in direct relation to the darkness with which your mind’s eye is shaded, and you made it that way. And you can choose to change your vision’s prismic range. Today. And I know you got to help a friend who’s down. And I know that no matter where you end up, you’re still from your hometown. And I know you got to know how to listen to the sound of your own heartbeat in the dead quiet of night sometimes, and I know that can be so frightening... ...but I also know that the deepest darkness is always the most enlightening, and I know that fresh cold cantaloupe tastes like the perfect first kiss, and I know that Lao-Tzu, and Moses, and Mohammed, and Buddha, and Allah, and Jesus, and all those dudes knew some deep ass shit, But I also know that we all hold the same eternal truths in our hearts deepest pit. It’s because I know that we are made of the same stuff as the sun and moon and farthest star and that all that we are is manifest energy and that we already have everything we could ever need if we could just begin to see clearly, and I know that the world will continue to spin, and I know that one day... you will let me in and we will begin to love in a fashion I couldn’t fathom existed and we will laugh at the fact that we ever resisted this blissful togetherness, and the sex will be off the charts! ‘Cause we’ll both be super freaky, but we’ll be fucking from the heart ‘cause our loving will be a something where the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts, (we are artists, after all, so what would fate have as make besides art?) And I know that outside of this space time frame, we are one and the same we’re a part, not apart, so I know I can wait patiently for it to start, and far out, I may seem to be, and maybe you so me as wacky, but baby, the fact be, that I am a poet, and as all true poets do, I’m mainlining the spiraling spherical truth of the universe turning it out and into lyrical wholeness. And I know this. This, I know. LA Podcasters  Portable Media Expo  Sundown Lounge  Here's the Class sequence: Warm ups half sun salutations x 2 sun salutations x 2 Crescent x 2 Deep Lunge with Chattarunga Arms Twisting Downward Facing Dog Parsvakonasana/Side Angle Pose Trikonasana/ Triangle Pose Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose) into standing splits variation with hips squared into a twisting lunge into Vashistasana (side plank pose) Handstand Standing Hip Stretch Wide Uttanasana Twist Eka Pada Rajakapotasana/Pigeon Pigeon twist variations Parsva Bakasana Standing hip stretch with twist (optional arm balance) Lunge thigh stretch with twist Dhanurasana/Bow pose Urdhva Dhanurasana/Upward facing bow x 3 Marichyasana A Ardha Matsyendrasana Supta Padangustasana easy twist 

1hr 30mins

24 Sep 2006