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You are invited to be part of my movement to take any diagnosis (Multiple Sclerosis, auto-immune disease and others) and transform them into a platform for healing. As you know I have offered over 60 yoga classes in the style of Anusara. Now is the time to take the teachings and apply them as I have to my diagnosis of MS and transform our challenges into opportunities. Tell your friends, family, co-workers and even doctors to come aboard!!!! Ask your questions and see how our coming together will shift how we see diagnosis as a problem into a teacher.

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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




Mentioned in this free yoga podcast:

Let me know what you want to do for the next podcast: 206.984.0347


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Me in a one armed handstand


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





The other day I misplaced my keys and began to feel out of the flow as I became worried. This bump was a great way to become creative and find another way – using another set of keys that I had. We often feel that if we didn’t have obstacles in the way everything would flow. But what if that is exactly the inviation to be in the flow and let ourselves become more flexible.

How do you stop the flow coming out of being Anusara (in the flow, current) into Samsara (out of the flow) – call me and leave your connection to this theme at 206.984.0347.

Mentioned in this Free Yoga Podcast:


  • Urdvah Dhanurasana – Upward Facing Bow urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg
  • Apana Vayu – Downward Flow of Energy
  • Samsara – Out of the Flow / Anusara – In the Flow

Yoga Class Sequence: Level 1-2

All 4’s

Downward Facing Dog

Wide Uttanasana with Hands Interlaced Behind Back into Uttanasana with Feet Apart

Urdvah Hastasana

Straight Leg Lunge to Anejaneasana

Downward Facing Dog to Plank to Cobra to Downdog

Uttihita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle

Down Dog to Uttanasana (Hold Calf Muscles)

Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Prasarita Padottonasana – img_2371.jpg

Parvritta Prasarita Padottonasana – img_2373.jpg

Malasana – Garland Pose

Bakasana – Crane Pose img_2319.jpg

Malasana to Ardha Pasana – Half Noose pasana.jpeg

Uttanasana to Tadasana

Trikonasana – Triangle to Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

Down Dog to Uttanasana

Agnistambasana – Fire Log Pose or Double Pigeon img_2005.JPG

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Danurasana – Bow Pose dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

Parsva Danurasana – On Side

Down Dog

Pigeon Prep to Thigh Stretch – img_1927.JPG

All 4’s Hands and Knees

Danurasana – Bow Pose

Sukhasana with Twist – Easy Posture Twist

Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle

Supta Padagustasana

Knees to Chest




The universe expands and contracts and so do we… with this I am happy to introduce part of my expansion – Mudra Moments this is a collaboration with the amazing YoGeekElsie Escobar. Enjoy this episode as its our second episode.. for a class you can do one of the many in itunes or check out Elsie’s Class – Yoga to Uplift Your Spirits. Enjoy !


In this Free Yoga Podcast:

The many phases of the moon are reflected in our hearts. One paradox is that we actually see the moon from the reflection of the sun, here is the mudra. Even in the word ha-tha sits both the sun and moon.

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Yes, with grace I have made it to my 35th birthday and podcast and bring you the offering of this special episode which is approximately a 35 minute meditation. To signify my 35th birthday we begin with three om’s and end with five. Many days of contemplation on what I was going to share and the usual 35 sun salutations came to mind but then after connecting to my commitment to a three week breakthrough meditation practice (this is in the back of Sally’s Book) it made sense to share this with you. If you are new to meditation take a whirl and know there is no right or wrong enjoy your experience even if you just sit there and nothing seems to happen, be patient it will offer amazing fruits without your even being aware of them at first.

There are many ways to meditate and I first began using the style of the Self Realization Fellowship but then met my current teacher, Sally Kempton while in teacher training in 2002. At first when I met her I was practicing SRF technique thinking this was the only way and did not even listen to her. At the time I was not open to something new and in some way was rigid but after some time I sat with her again and totally let go and went with her guidance and am happy I did. Today I follow her technique which are beautifully explained in her book The Heart of Meditation .

This episode is dedicated to Sally as she opened me to the possibility of play within my practice of meditation.

Shakti: 1) the divine Mother, the dynamic aspect of the absolute Reality, and the creative force of the universe. 2)All-pervasive, divine spiritual energy

Acroyoga and the amazing Huck Hirsch – he is a gifted teacher who travels around the world teaching and sharing this wonderful practice.

Huck Hirsch
Residence: Los Angeles
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
After years of enjoying yoga on my own mat, I was so delighted by the AcroYoga vision of yoga practiced in 2s and 3s and 4s…exploring connection and trust and beauty in community makes this playful practice fun and vast and important.God created others for many reasons. AcroYoga invites us to find all of them.Born in Brooklyn. High School of Performing Arts. Amherst College. Many years working in musical theater. Performer. Director. Choreographer. Then I made a film and moved to LA, where I currently teach AcroYoga and Anusara Yoga.And I continue to write about the crazy wonderful journey of living.

Thank you for this opportunity to experiment, explore and share with you.



For the past week I have been paying attention to see where I can make a difference in the world we live in by paying attention to where I can be of service. Even with teaching as a service for me I seek other ways to uplift others especially when I am in public places. The other day I saw a woman in Kinko’s began a conversation that led to yoga and that night she came to class – very cool to be able to help her heal as shared with me after class that she had a loss in her family and found yoga a great way to help grieve. This reminded me that we can make a big difference for others without really knowing the imprint we leave. My teachers all have reminded me of this and today I offer this to you – each day we can see how we are part of the tapestry of life.

Your feedback, YOU and your practice make a difference in this world…. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in your life.

Sally Kempton – Check out the 3 Week Breakthrough Meditation

Sally’s book on meditation is in my Amazon Store : Hillary’s Yoga Pod a must buy for anyone wanting to learn or deepen their practice.

Sequence: Level 1

All 4’s – hands and knees

Cat Cow Warmup

Down Dog

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

Urdvah Hastasana Then Interlace Fingers Crescent to the Side

Uttanasana to Anejaneasana – Lunge with Knee to Floor lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

Down Dog to Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra

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




Down Dog to Plank to Salambasana to Down Dog

Vira I – Warrior One vira1.jpg

Down Dog to Vinyasa Working Updog


Plank Pose to Salambasana

Child’s Pose to All 4’s Lifting Alternate Leg and Arms

Vashistasana vashi-stg1.jpg vashi.jpg

Lunge Hip Opener – deep-lunge-on-forearmsthumbnail.jpg

Eka Pada Bhekasana – ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

On Belly Prone Position Resting Head on Hands Ben Knee Foot Over Knee

Dhanurasana 2X

Down Dog


Down Dog

Ustrasana – Camel Pose img_1928.JPGimg_1929.JPG

Setubandha – Bridge Pose

Eka Pada Setubhandhasana – One Legged Bridge Pose Lifting One Leg at a Time

Easy Supine Twist

Ardha Mastyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes

Baddha Konasana

One Knee to Chest then Both to Chest




Being reminded to take time to connect to ourselves and tap into who we really are at our core is not as easy these days with so much stimulation in our lives…. When my dear friend Elsie (who I always talk about cause she rocks) sent me an email on Good Friday which inspired this class. Funny enough I didn’t even know that is was a holiday she took me to the mat to sit and go within to remember.

Along with that I am grateful for being able to teach yoga this weekend at the Spring Retreat for Agape and sit & meditate in the illuminating presence of Dr. Rev. Micheal Beckwith (featured in the Secret DVD) & Dr. Ricki Byers Beckwith which reminded me why I teach yoga and live a life of service. Before you do this practice see if you can find within yourself what you are passionate about, what is sacred to you and pour the meaning into each breath, action and intention.

Please check out my new vidcast that was produced in NYC in Jan ( if interested in the books I mention then check out my Amazon Store) choice.gif


the Agape retreater’s along with me and the rev apres yoga at the Agape spring meditation retreat in rancho palos verdes, ca

“Real Success is coming to knowing yourself  and to share your gift with the world” –

Rev. Micheal Beckwith

Sequence: Level 1

Restorative Heart Opener with a Blanket or Blocks img_2152.jpgimg_2160.jpg


Extended Balasana – Extended Child’s Pose

All 4’s for Cat Cow Pose

Downward Facing Dog – Bending knees and Working the Top of Thighs Back 3X

Plank Pose to Cobra Pose to a Wide Uttanasna taking the Heart Fwd 3X

Uttansana to Vira III Leg Prep to Straight Leg Lunge

Plank to Chattarunga to Cobra

Utthita Parsvakonasana – Stage one or Full Pose


Second Side

Plank Down to Your Belly Eka Pada Bhekasana (also Ardha) ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpgto Child’s Pose

Agnistambasana – Fire Log Pose Pose of the God Agni (fire) img_2005.JPGimg_2004.JPG

Setubhanda – Bridge Pose

Supta Padangustasana

Supine Twist Easy Twist to Each Side

Knees to Chest



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