Category Archives: Yoga Flows

Salutation to Earth Day 2017 Yoga Class

I teach all sorts of yoga classes at a variety of locations and I’m always looking for ideas and themes. Another year has passed and just around the corner we celebrate a special day called “Earth Day.” Earth Day is … Continue reading

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Ashtanga sequence for the gym population

I just recently learned an Ashtanga sequence that is great for the gym if you teach yoga at one. I do. A gym’s yoga clients can be so diverse…lots of ages, different fitness abilities, different reasons for coming to yoga, … Continue reading

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Fun with Chair

Outside in the gym, they are called squats, but inside the yoga studio, they are known as “Chair” pose or Utkatasana. Just like those squats you do in the gym, chair pose has a variety of variations or options. So … Continue reading

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Newbies

In addition to some of my regulars, tonight I had a yoga class filled with newbies. It was a pleasant surprise! Originally, I had planned a sequence which included wheel, breath of fire, and other advanced techniques. Now I know … Continue reading

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Winter Yoga Class Theme: Heat that Body

Normally, in Colorado where I live winter is tolerable…40’s with lots of sunshine. We have very little humidity so believe or not, 40 is actually not cold. And then… Lucky, us! We’ve been hit by a bone piercing frigid cold … Continue reading

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Yoga Class Themes

It’s cold and snowy outside so right now I’m inside and being a little lazy which is kind of nice. I did my yoga already for the day and ran my errands. Now another storm is rolling in. In my … Continue reading

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Moon Salutation

As yogis, whether we are teaching or taking a class, we get to know up close and personal a flowing series of postures known as “Sun Salutations” or “Surya Namaskar” because it is in our regular practice. Sun Salutations are … Continue reading

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