- Upcoming Classes, Workshops, Retreats and Rates - 2021
- Online Classes and Private to Semi -Private Yoga Lessons
- About Me and Contact Information
- About Iyengar Yoga and FAQ's
- Featured Pose - Virabradrasana II - Warrior II
- Yoga for Backache - General Practice
- Yoga to Boost the Immune System - General Practice
- Evening Yoga Routine - General Practice
- Morning Yoga Routine 2
- Book Review - Open Heart, Open Mind - by Tsoknyi Rinpoche with Eric Swanson
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
I have a notebook I keep to write ideas that come to me. Some come to fruition and some have been on the list for awhile.
As most humans know..it is hard to do all you want to do, but I feel if the ideas keep flowing that is half of it. After 25 or more years I am not bored at all. Really I think where has the time gone. I have so much left to learn.
With the pandemic and much going online one idea I had was recording a few short videos to highlight an area. So that is what I have started. Weekly Wake-up...will be a short video each week to wake up a certain area or bring awareness to it.
I'll be posting to my YouTube channel and my Facebook page (@plnyoga).
Monday, January 4, 2021
Hello and Happy New Year!
It has been awhile..really quite awhile. With so many other social media outlets I kind of let my blog slip.
So 2021 is a time to REvamp my blog.
I thought I'd share a bit about what I've been up to since last April, but that would take awhile since my last post was putting my classes online due to the pandemic. Almost 10 months later we are still in a state of uncertainty with restrictions changing often.
Over the months there is a lot of online options, so I have been very grateful to be able to continue teaching online a few times a week. I have also been able to take part in quite a few online workshops with senior teachers from around the world. Something I would probably not have been able to do otherwise.
So instead I thought I'd share a thought (and feeling) I had quite a few months ago. For a short while, after 7 months of lock down, we were able to have some in person classes. It was so nice to see everyone again and share a physical space and energy that I used a word I don't think I ever have used in a yoga class before. Everyone was in savasana and I felt such a nice and happy feeling that I said, "Let us rejoice in this moment."
Rejoice..to me has always been associated with a sacredness.
But it was truly how I felt at that moment.. A happy, peaceful feeling that all was just as was meant to be at that moment.
After I reflected for awhile that I used the word rejoice I looked up the meanings of the words rejoice, joy and Re as a prefix and meaning of Re I came to the conclusion that I was feeling joy again.
REjoice...to feel or show great joy or delight.
Joy..a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
Re..regarding, about, concerning, referencing
Re as a prefix ...again
Over the many months of restrictions I feel over all that I went will the flow of what was happening, trying to stay as present and open as I could. But, I didn't realize how much I was missing seeing everyone and being together. That feeling of Joy again was very great and I am so fortunate to have been in the presence of those that created that space and feeling.
So, let us rejoice in all that we are, all that we have and all that is too come.
I hope you will join me this year, through my blog, facebook, instagram or in online classes.
I have many offerings coming your way. I'll share some of the posters below!
Friday, April 3, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
I have prepared this program based on B.K.S. Iyengar's book - Yoga for Sports: A Journey towards Health and Healing, and my years of training as an Iyengar yoga teacher.
I really enjoyed sports as a youth and still do today. I wish I had had proper yoga training when I was younger, not just a few yoga postures. Although this can be a good introduction to yoga in schools, there really is a lot more to developing the mind, cultivating the breath and learning when to keep going and when it is better to recuperate. Sports persons, dancers and musicians must practice a lot. This can take their toll not just physically, but mentally and emotionally - and if not in tune with yourself, can begin to weigh one down with all the other responsibilities.
This program is about Yoga to attain excellence - in flexibility, strength, speed, agility, coordination, concentration, balance and stability.
It also will give tips and yoga practices for games/performances & during travel, recovery from strains, how to overcome over-training and relaxation and rejuvenation for exhaustion and fatigue.