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Forgive me for not having the list of poses as I was not able to get that in order and wanted to get this out.

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Free Online Yoga Podcast Class Sequence:

Tadasana – Mountain Pose

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend utan.jpg

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

Plank to Belly to Salambasana – Locust with Hands Interlaced

Cobra Pose

Down Dog Twist – ddtwist.jpg

Vira II – Warrior II to Reversed Warrior 44-reverse-warrior.jpg

to Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon ac2.jpg

Down Dog – downward-facing-dogthumbnail.jpg

Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

2nd Side

Uttanasana – with Shoulder Opener

Squat Hip Opener – Tittibasana Prep (Fire Fly) bujpid1.jpg


Tadasana to Tree Pose with Eagle Arms – (this is the arm position) eagle.jpg

to Vira III- Warrior III –images.jpg

Uttanasana to Vinyasa (Down Dog, Plank Chattarunga, Cobra)

Crescent then Twist Opposite Elbow to Knee (Parvritta Parsvokonasana)parvparsv.jpg

Childs Pose – balaii2004shoot.jpg

Gomukhasana – Cow Faced Pose img_1790.JPGimg_1791.JPG

Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle then do a Twist

Knees to Chest

Supta Upavista Konasana – Supine Wide Angle

Knees to Chest

Core Strengthening

Knees to Chest

Savasana or Meditation



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      Anusara Yoga with Hillary
      April 6-12, 2008

      Heat your body and cool your mind with two Anusara Yoga classes a day, and a SPECIAL BONUS!!! a 3 hr Thai Yoga Massage Class with one of LA’s top therapists – Deon De Wet. Also included is a personal thai yoga massage with him to assist you to unwind and enjoy yourself fully.

      This retreat is designed for all levels – from those with no yoga experience including if you have physical injuries to more advanced practitioners. Everyboy is welcome to honor their process of unfolding to enjoy their own process of transformation. Between classes you’ll have plenty of time to relax on the beach, shop in town, unwind in your beautiful villa or nuture yourself. You are free to make the best choices on your vacation to find the peace that resides within you.

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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




            Mentioned in this Free Anusara Online Yoga Class Podcast (great for all yogi’s at work or not):



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            1.jpeg Listen to Mudra Moments and hear how yoga is off the mat for yoga teachers Hillary and Elsie Escobar!!!

            This Anusara Yoga class podcast is great for beginners, if you have back pain, or in your office at work. All you require is a chair and your body. Upload to your ipod and use when you are traveling over the holidays. How cool is that? You can do yoga in your jeans, pajamas or even a suit.


              Anusara Yoga Chair Sequence for All Levels (Even If You Have Back Pain):

              Sit on Your Chair Halfway Then Turn Your Thighs In turnthighs.jpg

              Urdvah Hastasana – Stretch Arms Overhead then take Shoulder Stretch

              Arms Go Up and Down Moving with Breath

              Take a Twist 2X Each Side twist.jpg twistfwd.jpg

              Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Over Head

              Shoulder Stretch then Arch to the Side

              1/2 Sun Salutes in Chair – Stretching Up then Folding Over and Looking Up

              Urdvah Hastasana with One Leg Up leglift.jpg

              1/2 Sun Salute

              Ardha Agnistambasana – 1/2 Firelog Pose (Hip Opener then to a Twist) agnich.jpg

              Supported Uttansana – Standing Fwd Bend with Head on Chair (use a phone book if need be)

              Shoulder Stretch

              Standing Thigh Stretch

              Ustrasana Prep – Sit on Chair Hold Sides and Arch Back Up


              Seated Fwd Bend or Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose




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

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            Anusara Yoga Class Sequence for All Levels of Yoga Students to Strengthen Upper Body and:

              Sukasana – Easy Posture

              Down Dog to Uttanasana – Standing Fwd Bend

              Urdvah Hastasana – Arms Over Heatd to Samasthiti – Pose of Alignment

              then Extend One Arm Up Other Down – Scissor Arms to Shoulder Stretch

              Uttanasna to Plank to Cobra to Down Dog

              Straight Leg Lunge to Uttanasana

              Uttanasana to Vira III Legs – Warrior III (Finger Tips on Floor)


              Vira II – Warrior II to Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle

              Plank to Belly

              Stage I Core Work – Salambasana Variations

              Cobra to Down Dog to Crescent Pose

              Down Dog Bring Knees to Chest

              Anjaneasana – Low Lunge lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpgto

              Parvritta Parsvakonasana – Twisted Extended Side Angle pavrita-parsvakonasanathumbnail.jpg

              Uttanasna with a Roll Under Feet – img_2152.jpguttanablanket.jpg

              Stage II Core Work: Navasana – Boat Pose


              Ardha Navasana – 1/2 Boat Pose img_1962.JPG

              2X Danurasana – Bow Pose 1dhanurasanaprep.jpgdhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

              Child’s Pose

              Stage III Core Work: On Back Legs Scissored then Crunches

              Knees To Chest

              Bridge Pose then to Urdvah Danurasana urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

              (or just a second bridge)

              Jathara Parvittasana

              Happy Baby happy-baby.jpg

              Savasana or Meditation





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            First class: November 5, Last class: December 3
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            Sequence Level 2/3 Yoga Class:

            All 4’s Hands and Knees tn-4.jpg

            Parvritta Balasana – Twisted Child’s Pose img_1957.JPG

            Cat Cow In Between then the Other Side

            Down Dog

            Down Dog Split aekapadadwndg.jpgto Straight Leg Lunge then take a

            Twis into Variation Parvritta Parsvakonasana lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg

            Plank, Chattarunga, Cobra

            Uttanasana with a Twist

            Samasthiti – Sameness Pose or Pose of Alignment

            Uttanasana Lunge to Runner’s Lunge (baby Hanumanasana) runners-lunge.jpg

            Vinyasa – Plank, Chattarunga, Cobra

            Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle


            Ardha Bekasana – 1/2 Frog ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

            Dhanurasana – Bow Pose 1dhanurasanaprep.jpglunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

            Eka Pada Rajakapotasana – Pigeon Prep with Back Bend pigeon-prepthumbnail.jpg

            Down Dog

            Down Dog with Twist ddtwist.jpg

            Balasana – Child’s Pose

            Supine Twist

            Knees to Chest





            This yoga class podcast is dedicated to the memory of Gusta, my Husband’s grandmother who passed away August 13th in her sleep peacefully at the age of 96. She passed just from old age with a life filled with love and beauty. Last year before we were married I met her in Israel. She was pure love. Her life was one that was filled with amazing experiences. I am grateful to have been able to spend time with her and will miss her. We are going to Israel this September for our 1 year anniversary and Gusta was stretching every breath to see me and to have someone actually put you as the meaning behind their breath is an honor. And with this I offer this yoga class to her.


            My husband Asaf and Gusta in June 06.

            In this Free Yoga Class Podcast:

            Yoga Class Sequence- Level2-3

            Down Dog

            Uttanasana Lift One Leg Up then Stretch Back into A Lunge

            Down Dog


            Down Dog

            Crescent Pose

            Surya Namaskar

            Pigeon Prep

            Surya Namaskar


            Down Dog with Twist ddtwist.jpg

            Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg


            Uttanasana Interlace Fingers Stretch Over Head uttanhandsclsp.jpg

            Vira II – Warrior 2

            Surya Namaskar

            Vashistasana – Side Plank vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpg

            Pigeon Prep Thigh Stretch img_1927.JPG

            Anejaneasana- Hanuman’s Mother, Soft as Ghee lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg

            Setubandha Sarvangasana- Bridge img_2320.jpg

            Urdvah Dhanurasana -Upward Facing Bowurdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

            Windshield Wiper Pose

            Supta Padangustasana

            Happy Baby happy-baby.jpg

            Savasana – Corpse Pose



            Funny enough I did not know Harry Potter was releasing #7 this weekend.. I guess the energy was embedded as there are so many things we have yet to see in ourselves and the world. While working to produce a NEW!! YOGA PODCAST called, Mudra Moments this week I found new features in wordpress which allowed me to add color to my posts..and what made me laugh is that it was pretty much always there but neither Elsie (congrats elsie for podcast 411 interview) or I saw it.

            Notice in your life if you are not seeing that is right in front of you and send me an email to share

            Mentioned in this Yoga Podcast:

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            Sequence: Level 2/3 Yoga Class Supta Padagustasana

            Ardha Happy Baby

            Urdvah Hastasana


            Lunge to Crescent Pose


            Down Dog

            Vira II – Warrior II

            Parsva Konasana

            Down Dog

            Trikonasana – Triangle


            Garudasana – Eagle Pose eagle.jpg eagle.jpg into Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

            Vashistasana – Side Plank

            Down Dog

            Vinyasa with Salambasana – Locust Pose

            Anjaneasana Thigh Stretch – img_1956.JPG

            Ardha Bhekasana – ardha-bhekasanathumbnail.jpg

            Down Dog

            Agnistambasana- Fire Log img_2005.JPGimg_2004.JPG

            Make sure you arent sickling the foot!

            2X Ustrasana – Camel Pose img_1929.JPG

            Dhanurasna – Bow 1dhanurasanaprep.jpgdhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

            Setubhandasana – Bridge

            Eka Pada Setubhandasna – One Legged

            One more Backbend of Choice Maybe Urdvah Dhanurasana –urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

            Windshield Wiper Pose

            Supta Padangustasana

            Happy Baby – happy-baby.jpg

            Knees to Chest





            Every time I prepare to teach a workshop I ask myself why I teach yoga, why I do yoga and how does it make a difference in my life. What comes up again and again is how I find my self-empowerment through my choices to align with my heart. The Gita states that we are better to fail at who we are then become someone else which to me means to be who we are and through this we can find our power knowing that we are being true to ourselves and make better choices from this place.

            Even when I cannot find the access point of a pose I know with my breath and intention there is a shift which shows me it’s possible even if not on this day. Force does not lead us to a place where we are able to connect deeply to ourselves where power is what we hold deep within ourself which can influence and inspire others. When we soften, align and take action to do the best we can there comes a feeling of accomplishment even if we don’t get the textbook pose. See how you can empower yourself by taking care of yourself and make choices that support what you believe in on and off your mat

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            Sequence : Level 2/3

            All 4’s Hands and Knees

            Down Dog


            Urdvah Hastasana

            Samastithi then Interlace Hands Strech Palms Up

            Shoulder Stretch Interlace Hands Behind Back


            Lunge with Knee on Floor lunge-with-knee-bentthumbnail.jpg


            Plank Pose to Cobra to Down Dog

            Down Dog Split

            Vira I – Warrior One


            Vira II – Warrior Two to Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle to Trikonasana – Triangle

            Down Dog to Vashistasana – Side Plank vashi-stg1.jpgvashi.jpg to Wild Thing Pose tn-3.jpg


            Balasana – Child’s Pose to Down Dog

            Lunge with Shoulder/Head Behind Knee deep-lunge-working-head-behind-the-knee-back-viewthumbnail.jpg

            Eka Pada Koundinyasana

            Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon halfmoon.jpg

            Parvritta Ardha Chandrasana – Revolved Moon revolvedac.jpg

            Down Dog

            Hasta Padagustasana padah.JPGpadagusprep.JPGpadagus.JPG

            Malasana – Garland Pose to Bakasana – Crane Pose

            Child’s Pose

            Anjaneasana with Thigh Stretch img_1956.JPG

            Seated Hip Opener Agnistambasana Prep – Firelog Prep

            Setubhanda – Bridge to Urdvah Danurasana urdhva-dhanurasanathumbnail.jpg

            Windshield Wiper Pose

            Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle

            Janu Sirsasana – Head to Knee Pose

            Upward Facing Child’s Pose – Sit with Knees Bent Wrap Arms Around and Lower Head to Knees

            Ujjayi Breath


            Savasana – Corpse Pose


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            These past few days I have being feeling a bit down, sad and not wanting to feel these feelings while they we coming to the surface of my heart. My tendency is to ignore and not let myself feel sad which in turn denies the very gift of embodiment – diversity of experience. With being in the body there is an extraordinary opportunity to connect and feel the feelings we have so why deny oneself?

            When we don’t allow the flow to happen we deny the very gift we have been given. I first heard this from one of my teachers Dr. Douglas Brooks and it woke me up to see that yes, life (every bit of it) is a gift. When we embrace and see all of our potential even with the bad feelings or circumstances then we can better align in every way and go directly to the ocean of the heart. Some yoga’s teach liberation from the body and Anusara teaches it in the body – this one gels with me.

            I invite you to see all that you have experienced as a gift, your life as a gift, and that you are a gift allow each one to be a portal to greater awareness. About 11 years ago being diagnosed with MS could of been a sentence to suffer but I used the yoga to turn it around and make something good out of it deepening the value of my life.

            Sanskrit: Bhakti – Devotion, Laghima – Lightness, Kalyanamitra – Spiritual Friend

            My sweet teacher and friend Naime Jezzeny, who constantly reminds me how Hanuman lives within us all.


            Vastus Medialis vasti.jpg Psoasimages.jpg

            Sequence: Level 2/3

            All 4’s to Down Dog Uttanasana with a blanket under the arches uttanablanket.jpg

            Urdvah Hastasana to Uttanasana

            Straight Leg Lunge with Blanket under arch blanket-lunge.jpg

            Down Dog to Plank to Chattarunga or Your Belly into Cobra Pose

            Crescent Pose Also Known as Vira I with back heel lifted

            Down Dog to Uttanasana to Samastithi

            Uttanasana with Blanket Roll uttanaroll.jpguttanathigh.jpg

            Down Dog to Crescent Pose


            Down Dog to Uttanasana with Blanket Under Arches uttanablanket.jpg

            Parsvakonasana with Blanket Under Front Foot Arch blanket-lunge.jpg

            Vinyasa to Uttanasana Blanket Roll in Hips uttanathigh.jpg

            Samasthiti to Urdvah Hastasana

            2X Pincha Mayurasana Prep- Feather of the Peacock/Dolphin pinch1.jpgpinch2.jpg

            Balasana – Child’s Pose to Down Dog

            Trikonasana with Blanket Under Arch blanket-lunge.jpg

            Uttanasana with Blanket at Hips uttanaroll.jpguttanathigh.jpg

            Lunge to a Twist in Lunge lunge-twist-variation-side-2thumbnail.jpg to Ardha Chandrasana


            Pigeon Prep with Blanket Edge in Hip pigeonblnk.jpg

            Down Dog to Eka Pada

            Uttanasana to Runners Lunge runnerlungeblnk.jpg

            2x Hanumanasana hanuprop.jpg


            Sukhasana – Easy Seated Pose

            Parvritta Sukhasana – Seated Easy Twist

            Sukhasana with Fwd Bend

            Meditation or Savasana


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