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Mentioned in this Free Anusara Yoga Podcast (good for beginners or advanced yogi’s):

Call me to share what is helping you to grow at this time of your life that may be uncomfortable. 206.984.0347 – and check out my main website.

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Listen to Elsie and me talk about yoga off the mat…



Check it out!!!! A sweet write up by Kiki of … Yogademia

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Anusara Yoga Class Sequence for All Levels of Yoga Students:

Sukasana – Easy Posture

Down Dog Bending Arms and Legs


Urdvah Hastasana


Plank Pose to Down Dog

Lunge then Twist

Vinyasa – Plank, Chattarunga to Cobra w/Pelvis on Floor


Parsvottonasana Variation with Heel Off the Floor

Uttanasana to Samasthiti

Utkatasana – Chair Pose

Parsvokonasana – Extended Side Angle

Down Dog

Parvritta Parsvakonasana – Revolved Extended Side Angle

Plank Pose on Belly to Cobra

Trikonasana – Triangle Pose

Parsvottonasana to Parvritta Trikonasna – Revloved Triangle


All 4’s onto Elbows for Dolphin (Forearm Balance Prep)

Child’s Pose

Gomukhasana – Cow Faced Pose then Twist

Supta Padangustasana

Knees to Chest then Rock Back and Forth on Spine





Today is my actual birthday, June 16th and the celebration began thurs night and continues with more events this week… I am so blessed to be doing what I love every day and see how I have grown myself using the gift of yoga. Well with all this fun happening around my special day there was pretty much no time for me to record a class and my friend Lara of Yoga Peeps was cool enough to allow me to offer you this interview for this episode. The life I have created is unfolding with endless blessings and gifts which you are part of – thank you. Enjoy this podcast and share your story with me.

My teachers are listed in my blogroll pls check them out Also for the books I mention check out my Amazon Store for great YOGA in NYC check out Elena Brower enjoy her interview hillandelana3.jpg.

NEWS and a GIFT just for YOU!

I have a workshop on YOGA of Health and Healing Sunday June 24th at City Yoga – its FREE!!! Please come if you are in the area I did say its FREE right…




One word for Brian is Transformation! He has been on a journey from being on the top of a car in NYC having a pure Kali moment to a return trip to LA where a friend took him to his first yoga class. He plays the edges being present in all that he does taking his words deeper into meaning and experience. His work and path have merged to bring him to a place to help others from his own personal experience – service.

I was inspired by this conversation and could of kept the interview going much longer as Brian share moe of his healing journey taking it back to the mat being able to be with himself, not in competition (with anyone including himself) and seeing that every moment is an opportunity to grow.

Please check out his work and see the many services that Brian offers through

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(the mugs are my fav)…..

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thanks to mary-alice q. for her great gift of picture taking and for her cont’d support (check out her site she is an amazing ayurvedic practitioner.. xo



One word for Christine is Grateful! YES, and I am to her as she was able to open my eyes to see past the rain and take in with great appreciation the view from my hotel room. We connected immediately when we met and it was so wonderful to connect to the heart of someone who shares the same feeling about life.

Her sharing of her transition from NYC to BC (Vancouver) is inspiring and a great support for anyone who may wonder what their practice can offer off the mat and she says is with clarity and warmth. Christine found her teacher in her heart within herself and now had to look inside even more than she thought which I can totally relate to in my own life as we can always delve deeper. Enjoy this part this of her journey in this conversation and remember that each of us are our own teacher.

Om Namah Sivaya Guruve – the first line to the Anusara Invocation

translation: I offer myself to Lord Shiva, the Auspicious One, who is the True Teacher within and without
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I am excited to share with you – Hillary’s Yoga Practice Podcast Store in beta. Please shop, support and enjoy the practice with these fun items I chose for you. (more to come)


Note: the photo was taken in the hotel lobby by the valet and we had no time as Christine had to jet to class

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One word for Emily is curious! She is also dedicated and has found yoga helpful for her active lifestyle with marathons, triathlons and in her life. Every time she is in class she gives her best and really wants to learn why we do what we do in yoga to find the results she desires in her body to perform better while running. I love that Emily has really brought the teachings of yoga into her life by being present and appreciating every breath, appreciating her family, friends and the gifts in her life.

Yoga does help running – YEAH! She was 20 minutes better in her timing this marathon than her first one a year ago- way to go Emily. Her yoga practice has taught her to be in the moment as she is running seeing that every step is important which has enriched life for her in many ways appreciating how yoga supports her love of running. In her words – they go hand in hand.

Emily will be doing a triatholon for The Lukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training – to raise money for this cause this June

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This week March 15th I am interviewed by Lara of Yoga Peeps – it’s a fun conversation she rocks yogini style!

A special thanks to Gayle and Kelsy for helping with our pic of hasta padagustasana over at City Yoga.

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One word for Lisa is – Commitment! 40 days ago Lisa came to my class at City Yoga – this was her first and that is when she decided to partake in the 40 day for $140 program there. Looking at her I thought she has been doing this for many years it must of been her flexible mind and openness of being a healer that kept her in great shape. She came to all of my classes and was working through life’s challenges and eventually I could see she became lighter as she found her freedom to be Herself! A beauty for sure and what a lovely woman who has utilized her practice in such a productive way. You will definitely tap into her authenticity as she shares honestly from her heart. Congrats to her for sticking to 40 days and perhaps you will be inspired to take on such an awesome commitment for your personal growth. YEAH!

  • 40 Days: taken from the City Yoga Site which was also the flyer content. In many traditions it is believed that it takes 40 days to make or break a habit. If you do something for 40 days straight you can forge new neural pathways and fill in old, outdated ones. What have you always wanted to create in your life? What patterns aren’t working for you anymore? Are you ready to change? These questions apply to your whole life, however, yoga is one place where we can manifest change rapidly.
  • In Sikh Traditions it is used I also found a book that the Author Ilene Segalove who wrote a book about it.
  • Dr. Judith Orloff – she is a master of intuition
  • Chai Tea Recipe from Dr. Lad


Photo Note: Lisa and I in a partner variation of Parvritta Janu Sirsasana with my puppy Mala and her fav bird toy

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One word for Elena is – Poetic! When I was in NYC I had time to take an inspiring yoga class at Vira Yoga with friend and teacher Elena Brower. Amazing how energy is different in NY and LA, in NY on foot moving with people, LA in cars separate from others – what a different dance on the coasts. In class we moved our bodies and went deep into our breath focusing on our back body. It is crucial to listen, slow down and receive boy am I happy for that reminder.

Happy 5th Birthday to Vira Yoga which is really exciting to be part of and auspicious to share my 5th year of teaching with. Now Elena is a wife, mother, teacher and business owner together we hear how yoga helps her to listen and how she experience’s the world moving towards her.

fun note: I had my camera but the battery was dead. Yeah! for technology and camera phones thanks to Boru for taking this sweet Tree Pose @ Vira

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One word for Elsie is – Authentic! I have known Elsie for five of her 35 years on this planet. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her YEAH!!!! And I must say our connection becomes deeper all the time as we grow and share together – she is a great friend, teacher and student. Elsie is always true to herself and takes time to steep in her heart before she makes choices to take action. I love her for all of her inspiration as she is who taught me how to do a podcast (rockin yogitechy) but kept space for me to teach myself as well. Sharing yoga with her is one of my favorite things to do. Her students are lucky to have her healing heart and conscious mind to guide them in their practice.

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One word for Bobbi is – Heart! I enjoy whenever she comes to class because when I look at her, she has the most open heart and smile on any given day as she thrives on the teachings of yoga. She is an amazing photographer who took all the pics for my site and also took the pictures for my wedding. I love how she sees the world and really uses yoga in her everyday making life more meaningful. Being from Australia she is able to enjoy the opportunites that America offers along with how LA is one of the best places to practice yoga.

Yoga makes her feel beautiful and I love how she shares with us a deeper part of herself in our conversation about the practice of yoga.

photo taken at City Yoga in West Hollywood

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One word for Kira is – Generous! I had the blessed opportunity to take X-mas weekend off in Ojai with my husband and puppy at the Lavendar Inn and had a blast hangin with Kira. (thanks to Lara from Yoga Peeps who suggested I interview her..) Ojai has made an impact on Kira’s life on and off the mat. It has taken her deeper into herself, the relationship to yoga and life in a small town.

We shared stories and practiced in her sweet studio which she allowed us to do for both days – sweet huh? I also stopped in their store Bhavantu at Lulu B’s ran by the cool Catherine Nation – a fashion yogini as well and ate at her husbands cafe Iron Pan – it’s worth just a drive to chow down fantastic eats.


  • Lulu Bhanda’s – great pages inside click on Channel Yoga to see some great videos of Yoga

Sanskrit words:

Guru – teacher or weighty one Savasana – corpse pose Ashtanga – means 8 or referred to 8 limbs of yoga along with it being a style of yoga Asana – pose or posture of your heart

Photo: Kira and I in partner navasana (boat pose) in her sweet studio…

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