Save $5 when you buy all 14 yoga class recordings together! This package includes the following recordings:
Cultivating Equanimity (April 30, 2013)
1 hour 15 minutes yoga class focused on Upeksha, the quality of equanimity, being able to accept things as they are. Acceptance does not mean approval of circumstances, but a letting go of control.
Annamaya Kosha, the physical body (May 7, 2013)
1 hour 15 minutes yoga class exploring the Koshas, the 5 different ‘bodies’ or layers to our being. In this class we focus on the physical body, form, tactile sensations. Pranamaya Kosha has to do with how we absorb and digest to circumstances around us, and becoming aware of the constitution of our unique bodies.
Manomaya Kosha, the mental body (May 21, 2013)
1 hour 15 minutes yoga class exploring the 3rd Kosha, the mental body. This is the body of awareness, that contains grooves of our ways of being in the world. Through this class, we examine these patterns, drawing our attention to them to see if they actually work for us, if our habits are how we want to show up every day.
Vijnanamaya Kosha, the wisdom body (May 28, 2013)
1 hour 15 minutes yoga class exploring the wise part of ourselves, that which is drawn to act in accordance with that which is life-affirming. Vijnanamaya Kosha is that deep knowing, the witness, the part of ourselves that knows what to do in any circumstance.
Anandamaya Kosha, the bliss body (June 4, 2013)
Anandaymaya Kosha is the Bliss Body, an innate part of us that is content and joyful. Connect to your bliss body through this 1 hour 15 minute yoga session. Remember the ways in which you are beautiful and perfect.
Present with our whole selves (June 11, 2013)
Working with how to move into discomfort with grace. In this class, we recognize our full selves, and everything that led us to this moment-all of the learning moments that have come out of difficulty, and those that have come out of moments of opening and expansion.
Cello and Compassion
This yoga class accompanied by live music by cellist Anna Callner, is an exploration of karuna, compassion. Compassion involves the cultivation of the ways in which we can respond to pain with care, opening, acceptance, and breath. In this class you are encouraged to move into discomfort, to make room for your demons, and to witness your patterns of how you react. We trust that the only way to joy and love is through pain and suffering, enriching our experience of joy.
Asteya: Practicing Enoughness (April 8, 2014)
Asteya is the yama of non-stealing. In this practice, we learn to cultivate enoughness, a sense that who we are, what we do, is already enough, as well as gratitude for all that we have and all that we are. Grounded in enoughness, there is no reason to take anything that is not willingly given.
Aparigraha Practice (April 22, 2014)
Aparigraha is the yama of non-attachment or non-greed. In this practice, we learn to cultivate generosity and grace, letting go, and surrender. For those days when nothing is “going your way” or those times when we want what you want, when you want it, this is a useful practice, to help us trust and cultivate faith.
Santosha: Toward Contentment (May 6, 2014)
Santosha is the niyama of contentment, of accepting this moment. How can you accept this moment while doing everything in your power to not create harm in the next moment? This is a simple practice with familiar postures; within the simplicity is an opportunity to notice a yearning for something “different” or “more”, toward finding the light in this moment as it is.
Svadyaya: Self Study and Reflection (May 20, 2014)
The fourth niyama, Svadyaya is the practice of self-study or self-investigation. As the late BKS Iyengar said, “how can you know god if you do not know your big toe?” We work to recognize our samskaras, or patterns, and examine which serve us and which detract from our life’s energy. We also contemplate our attachments and how we answer the question, “who are you? with a greater awareness that each of us is a representation of eternal love and consciousness.
Ishwara Pranidana: Surrender and Devotion (June 3, 2014)
The last niyama, concerns letting go, or surrender of control, knowing, being “prepared”, attachments. And so we practice letting go. Ishwara Pranidana also concerns devotion to god or a higher power-we journey toward that through examining where we invest our time, money, and energy. Through this asana practice, we explore letting go and devotion as an embodied experience.
Skillfulness in Action (June 10, 2014)
The Bhagavad Gita defines yoga as “skillfulness in action”. Skillfulness in any given moment can involve patience, kindness, compassion, determination. How do we let go of anything that interferes with connection, relationship, and love and practice, on the mat so that we can show up as our fullest selves in the world?
The Practice of Yoga (June 17, 2014)
There is never a final place that we arrive in our practice, and our practice is never the same. We need to return to the mat and cushion again and again for transformation to occur. This doesn’t mean that we become something or someone different, but that we shed the patterns and obstacles that gets in the way. In this practice, we explore, how do we come come back to the same situation, relationships, work, with a sense of newness, curiosity, and openness?