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Free Online Yoga Sequence for Level 2/3 Students:


All 4’s – Hands and Knees

Down Dog

Straight Leg Lunge with Twist – lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra


One Legged Dog – Prep for Handstand

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Overhead


Standing Split – standing-splitsthumbnail.jpg

Samasthiti – Mountain Pose with Hands in Anjali Mudra

L-Pose img_1951.JPGimg_1952.JPGimg_1953.JPG


One Legged Lifted in L-Pose


Down Dog

Crescent to Warrior III images.jpg to Tree Pose hillandelana3.jpg

Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra or Updog

Handstand at Wall – Slide Feet Down and Take Hips to Wall then Scoop Tailbone


Child’s Pose

Handstand with Tree Legs – photo5.jpg


Eka Pada Bekasana – Thigh Stretch – ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

Parvritta Balasana – Twisted Child’s Pose – img_1951.JPG img_1957.JPG

Down Dog

Parsvottonasana – parvottanasana-variationthumbnail.jpg

Sukasana – Easy Seat or Savasana- Corpse

(you may want to do a twist before and hug your knees into your chest)



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            Yoga Sequence for this Level 2/3 Free Anusara Online Yoga Podcast:

            Down Dog

            Down Dog with Twist – ddtwist.jpg

            Straight Leg Lunge then Bring Arms Inside (possibly elbows) – deep-lunge-on-forearmsthumbnail.jpg

            Down Dog – Plank Pose to Cobra

            Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend (hold calves)

            Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Stretched Overhead

            Uttanasana- Lift Leg

            Samasthiti – Pose of Alignment

            Mat to wall then Come to All 4’s (hands and knees)

            Back Foot Aligns to the wall:

            Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle


            Trikonasana – Triangle triw.jpg

            Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose


            Second Side of all 3 poses then goes into Uttanasana

            L-Pose img_1951.JPGimg_1952.JPGimg_1953.JPG

            L-Pose Leg Lifted



            Uttanasana utan.jpg

            Shoulder Opener with Wall


            Down Dog

            Uttanasana with Blanket Roll Under Arches uttanablanket.jpg

            Malasana – Garland Pose to Bakasana – Crane (AKA Crow) img_2319.jpg

            Back to Chattarunga Dandasana or onto your Belly

            Sphinx Pose

            Ardha Bekasana to One Armed Dog ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpgonearmdog.jpg

            Parvritta Balasana – Twisted Child img_1957.JPG

            Balasana – (Pranam) Child’s Pose

            Ujjayi Breath – Manipulated Breath by Toning the Throat (ocean like sound)

            along with Jalandhara Bhanda – Throat/Chin Lock

            Parsva Upavista Konasana – Side Angle Pose

            Knees To Chest




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            Sequence for Level 2/3 Free Yoga Class:

            Downward Facing Dog


            Down Dog Split aekapadadwndg.jpg

            Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

            Tadasana to Urdvah Hastasana


            Straight Leg Lunge

            Plank Chattarunga to Cobra cobekapad.jpg

            Vira II

            Down Dog

            Vinyasa with Salambasana

            Balasana – Child’s Pose

            2X Handstand – Vrksasanana tn-4.jpgtn-1.jpgtn-2.jpg

            Samasthiti – Pose of Alignment

            Utkatasana – Chair Pose with a Twist

            Vira II – Warrior II into Trikonasana – Triangle

            Down Dog to Vashistasana – Side Plank vashi.jpgtn-3.jpg

            Vashistasana Variation: vashi-stg1.jpg

            Ardha Chandrasana: Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

            Parvritta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Half Moon revolvedac.jpg


            Malasana – Garland Pose to Bakasana – Crane to Sirsasana II – Headstand II


            Chattarunga (if you can do it)

            Down Dog

            Pigeon Prep with Twist and Cobra Upper Body Variation – pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg

            Down Dog

            3X Ustrasana – Camel Pose with Variations img_1928.JPGimg_1929.JPG

            Down Dog to Down Dog Twist – ddtwist.jpg

            Janu Sirsasana – Head to Knee Pose ardhpasch2.jpg

            Paschimottanasana – Seated Fwd Bend

            Suptapadangustasana Prep

            Knees to Chest



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            Me in a one armed handstand


            The sun (surya) rising up through the horizon ….oh its looks like a mango.



            After sitting nearby one of my sweet teachers Naime Jezzeny (he helped me to see both my potential and the possibilities to be the person I am today) last weekend in his workshop which focused on the Upanishads (means to sit nearby) I was inspired to share with you these teachings inspired from our teacher Dr. Douglas Brooks . When we sit among others and share, listen and realize we all have amazing potential that is in nature. Amidst this diversity you may find a moment of feeling connected to the source (potential) and through this awareness you may discover a new way to express yourself (possibilities).

            I know now that I always had the potential within myself to be a yoga teacher but until it was time for me to find teachers who would show me that it was possible then I was able to connect to my own heart and could actually believe it for myself – this was huge for my growth as a person and only 5 years ago. My love for yoga took me to go deeper into Philosophy and realize that I can study seeing that I was intelligent and it was possible to enjoy learning – thanks to Douglas for his teachings open me to more possibilities than I could ever imagine within myself.

            We all can relate when we find gifts that are within that come out on the mat, in conversation, at work or in relationships. Tap into your potential that you were born with and see what your possibilities are and if you look to those who believe in you then let them show you the possibility of becoming more of who you are.

            The Mala’s: On this great site that one of my friends Jessica Jennings created you can scroll down to the following words – And the next three, from which come the 3 A’s, are: then you will see how the Mala’s play out in Anusara Yoga.

            Anava-mala located in the heart

            Karma-mala located in the pelvis

            Mayiya-mala located in the 3rd eye

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            Sequence: Level 2/3


            Urdvah Hastasana then interlace fingers and stretch palms up to Samastithi

            Uttansana – Standing Fwd Bend to Straight Leg Lunge

            Down Dog w/Twist ddtwist.jpg

            Vinyasa – Plank, Chatarunga Dandasana , Bhujangasana (cobra)

            Lunge Hip Opener Chest to Floor (if possible today) deep-lunge-on-forearmsthumbnail.jpg

            Vinyasa to Uttanasana

            Vira II – Warrior Pose then interlace fingers and fold fwd img_1769.JPG


            Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

            Down Dog to Vasistasana – Side Plank vashi.jpg
            Childs Pose

            2X Adhho Mukha Vrksasana – Handstand REST then try Variation hstdekapada.jpg or try this hstdpike.jpg

            Vrksasana – Tree Pose

            Urdvah Hastasana then do *Vinyasa with Leg Lifted


            *option for plank with knee down plnkknekapad.jpg

            Crescent/Vira I – Warrior 1 back Heel Lifted into Vira III – Warrior 3

            Down Dog


            Malasana – Garland Pose

            Standing Hold Knee to Chest Prep for Padangustasana then Extent Leg Fwd

            Malasana taking it into Pasasana Variation – Ganapati’s Noose

            Uttanasana to Plank

            Ardha Bhekasana – Thigh Stretch ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

            Dhanurasana 2X – Bow Pose 1dhanurasanaprep.jpg dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

            Anjaneasana 2X – Low Lunge Backbend lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

            Down Dog

            Pigeon Prep pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg then Twist img_1793.JPG

            Balasana – Child’s Pose

            Knee to Chest then Both Knees into Chest







            This week was sizzlin’ hot in LA (even though its still spring) and in this crazy heat I was doing some spring cleaning creating more space in my closet and filing papers. As I was putting order to my stuff and cleaning out my clothes there were two pair of pants I decided to make capri’s to teach in (the heat drove me to do it). While in the process of cutting the pants, I rediscovered my love for altering my clothing and that it is ok to love clothes again (something I pulse in and out of).

            Little did I know that Mala my puppy was going to get some new digs out of my creative moment (my being resourceful)… yes I did make two shirts for her and she looked quite cute in her pima cotton 80’s sweat shirts… don’t ya think?


            What I love about the yoga is it’s everywhere always taking us deeper into what we value and if we tune into the flow of our heart we can find the joy that resides inside and have an even brighter more beautiful expression. Being creative, resourceful and finding what I value allowed me to do yoga without even rolling out my mat totally cool- all in all enjoying the lila tandava (the dance of play). Find how you can do what you love and tap into something more within to see what you have already and begin to use your resources to empower yourself and enjoy your gifts on and off your mat.

            250px-serratus_anterior.png This is the Serratus Anterior muscle that I mention to extend from when in Down Dog

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            Sequence: Level 2/3

            All 4’s Hands and Knees

            Down Dog – Bend Elbows to Side 3x and Bend Knees Taking Top of Thighs Back 3X

            Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend – Look Fwd 5x

            Urdvah Hastasana to Uttanasana Lifting One Leg to Eka Pada Uttanasana

            Plank, Chattarunga Dandasana, to Bhujangasana – Cobra to Down Dog

            Uttanasana to Urdvah Hastasana

            Standing on One Leg Holding Your Shin

            Uttanasana to Crescent Pose to Vinyasa

            Down Dog to Eka Hasta to Eka Pada

            Uttanasana – Hold Calves with Bent Legs Opens Hamstrings

            Samasthiti to Uttanasana to Vira I vira1.jpg

            Vinyasa to Second Side Down Dog Working Towards Handstand Prep tn-1.jpg

            L-Pose img_1951.JPGimg_1952.JPGimg_1953.JPG

            Handstand tn-4.jpgtn-1.jpgtn-2.jpg

            Samasthiti to Vrksasana – Tree Pose to Samasthiti to Urdvah Hastasana

            Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

            Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon

            Parvritta Ardha Chandrasana – Twisted Half Moon revolvedac.jpg Open Back into Ardha Chandrasana to Trikonasana


            Virasana – Hero Pose virasana.jpgvirasana-wblanket.jpg

            to Supta Virasana – Reclining Back

            Down Dog

            Lunge Hip Opener Knee Down or Up deep-lunge-on-forearmsthumbnail.jpg

            Anejaneasana lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg to Monkey Lunge Hands Come to the Floor

            Ustrasana – Camel Pose img_1928.JPGimg_1929.JPG

            Setubhanda Sarvangasana- Bridge Pose to Eka Pada Setubhandasana

            Urdvah Dhanurasana 2X – Upward Facing Bow urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

            Easy Supine Twist

            Supta Padangustasana

            Knees to Chest

            Savasana – Corpse Pose


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