• Posted on November 24th, 2014 7:00:45 AM YogaGlo No comments

    “Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie

    Gratitude is one of the landmarks of well-being. Having a grateful heart effects not only our well-being, health, happiness and coping skills, it also changes how we view the world and how we experience life. Studies have found that gratitude arises in two ways. It can be a response to a gift or to something nice that happens to us, or it can be a general, habitual, inclination towards a happy, appreciative attitude. If you feel like you could use a little gratitude check or if you’re looking to improve the general habit of just feeling grateful, yoga can help. This week’s featured classes will help us cultivate deep gratitude through asana and meditation.

    A grateful heart is a quality that serves us all year-round, but in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we would like to know what you’re grateful for? Let us know in the comments section below.

    • Radical Gratitude with Sally Kempton: A guided meditation on radical gratitude, where we recognize how we are supported and cared for at every moment, and meditate on your interconnectedness with others and the earth.
    • Find Gratitude Flow with Kathryn Budig: This class is geared towards finding gratitude regardless of the situation. This ‘stretchy flow’ keeps the heat up without over wearing the body. We lead up to different variations of hamstring openers including standing and regular splits.
    • Find Your Gratitude with Noah Maze: Find your gratitude in this steady practice of basic forward bends and hip openers. This is a great practice before meditation, and/or anytime you need to ground and come home to yourself.
    • Relieve Holiday Stress with Jo Tastula: Holiday stress relieving class so that we can really get the most out  of spending time with out families and loved ones. According to the Yoga Sutras, ‘Santosha’ or the observance of contentment is one of the ways we can relieve mental stress.
      This short and sweet class takes us through a brief talk on ‘santosha’ and how we can practice more gratitude in our daily lives, then asana, pranayama and meditation as a way of balancing the energies of the body which are all ways that support contentment (santosha). We flow
      through Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar C & B) to heat the body, forward bend Head-to-knee (Janua Sirsasana) to further calm the nervous system, Bridge and Downward facing Bow (Urdhva Danurasana) to open the physical and energetic heart and hip opener to finally release tension stored in the pelvis. Finish with alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Sodhana Pranayama) and gratitude meditation.
    • Gratitude Meditation with David Harshada Wagner: Gratitude is a powerful energy that we can use to open our heart and heal negative emotion patterns. In this 15 minute meditation, Harshada leads a simple meditation on gratefulness.
    • Prepare for Vishvamitrasana with Deep Gratitude with Marc Holzman: This slow, deep, intense class is designed to get us into vishvamitrasana as the peak pose. We cover twists, hip openers, inversions and arm balances vasisthasana (side plank pose) and camatkarasana (wild thing). A short viloma pranayama is added at the end to help deepen our savasana. We explore our deep gratitude through asana.


  • Posted on November 20th, 2014 8:08:57 AM YogaGlo No comments

    Yoga Allows Me to Be Me: Jason Crandell
    Jason Crandell shares the story of how he discovered yoga, how it made him feel (much to his surprise) and how it has allowed him to engage in a lifelong journey to explore the human condition. Through sadness, depression, happiness, anxiety and joy – yoga has allowed him to experience himself and the world around him in a way that is honest, humble and skillful:

    Feeling inspired? Practice with Jason today.


  • Posted on November 19th, 2014 12:30:02 PM YogaGlo No comments

     

    Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor at the YogaGlo Studio

    If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, you’re in for a big treat as Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor will be in town this weekend teaching FREE Ashtanga classes at the YogaGlo studio. You will not want to miss this!

    Richard’s Class Schedule:

    • Friday, November 21st: 10:00am-11:30am, Ashtanga – Level 2
    • Friday, November 21st: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Ashtanga – Level 2/3
    • Saturday, November 22nd: 12pm-1:00pm, Ashtanga – Level 2
    • Sunday, November 23rd; 10:00am-11:30am, Ashtanga – Level 1/2

    Mary’s Class Schedule:

    • Friday, November 21st 12:00pm-1:00pm, Ashtanga – Level 1/2
    • Saturday, November 22nd: 10:00am-11:30am, Ashtanga – Level 2
    • Sunday, November 23rd: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Ashtanga – Level 2/3
    • Sunday, November 23rd: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Ashtanga – Level 2

    Co-Taught Class with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor:

    • Saturday, October 22nd: 5:00pm-6:30pm, Ashtanga – Level 1/2

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to take amazing classes with these amazing teachers. Please check our class schedule for more information and head on down to the Glo!


  • Posted on November 18th, 2014 12:53:58 PM YogaGlo No comments

    Marla Apt

    If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, please join us this week as Marla Apt will be in town teaching free classes at the YogaGlo studio! You will not want to miss this.

    Marla’s Class Schedule:

    • Thursday, November 20th: 10:00-11:30am Iyengar-Level 2/3
    • Thursday, November 20th: 12:00-1:00pm: Iyengar-Level 2

    Don’t miss this opportunity to take these amazing classes with this amazing teacher. Please check out our class schedule for more info and head on down to the Glo!


  • Posted on November 17th, 2014 12:00:48 PM YogaGlo No comments

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, come join us this Wednesday at the YogaGlo studio, as Dice lida-Klein and Felicia Tomasko return for a Yin/Yang practice that utilizes slow deep stretches to open up the body and prepare for a challenging sequence of balancing poses. 

    You will not want to miss this!

    • Wednesday, November 19th: 6:00pm-7:30pm – Yin/Yang

    Don’t miss this opportunity to take this amazing class with these amazing teachers. Please check out our class schedule or more information and head on down to the Glo!


  • Posted on November 17th, 2014 7:00:32 AM YogaGlo No comments

    It’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season. While everyone is bound to suffer from the occasional cold, the practicing yogi is less likely to catch one and their recovery time is a lot quicker. Why? Yoga can help strengthen your immune system, making you less susceptible to those crummy colds. They say that the best treatment is prevention, so make sure you give a little extra love to your practice during this busy time of year.

    This week’s featured classes will help regulate and boost the immune system, keeping it strong and healthy.

    • Yin for the Immune System with Felicia Tomasko: This deep work with a yin practice is designed to support the functioning of the immune system and awaken the inner intelligence of the body. According to Ayurveda, the immune system serves as the body’s intelligence, and this deep practice serves to awaken it.Our focus here is improving the circulation of the lymphatic system, an integral part of the immune system, through forward folds, twists, and supported backbends.
    • Immune System 101 with Jo Tastula: A brief overview of what it is and how it works AND some super easy and effective exercises that you can do ANYWHERE to help boost your immune system. Learn body tapping for skin stimulation, swinging arms kidney massage, lymphatic drainage sun salutations and positive thinking hip openers. I hope this class motivates you to a new level of health!
    • Ashtanga for the Immune System with Jodi Blumstein: This is a traditional full primary series class where Jodi is emphasizing and explaining the many many ways that the practice positively impacts the immune system. Focus is placed on explanation of how the postures affect the circulatory, endocrine, respiratory and nervous systems.
    • Immune System Booster with Kia Miller: When you are feeling down or depleted this is the practice for you! This meditation stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and the right hemisphere of the brain to adjust, balance and help remove inner conflict. Think of it as advanced immune therapy! Use it to promote heath and wellness and combat any dis-ease of the body. Practice regularly for maximum benefits. Enjoy!
    • Immunity for Fall with Dice lida-Klein: This class is focused on ridding the body of toxins and impurities via deep twists, a good amount of folds and a nice dose of inversions through handstands. We venture through postures like twisted lunge (knee up and down), twisted half moon pose, twisted triangle and ardha matsyendrasana. For folds we incorporate seated fold, standing fold, seated wide legged fold and standing wide legged fold. We finish with a supine sequence from the floor. Enjoy my fellow yogis and stay healthy this fall/winter!
    • Enhance Your Immune Function with Elena Brower: A quiet hourlong exploration of various postures to enhance your immune function. Address and approach the glands that control your hormones, which enhances organ function. Sometimes with specificity and more often with a simple reference and some much-needed healing silence, this practice offers a little science and lots of time for listening.

    Want more? See all of our yoga classes for the immune system.


  • Posted on November 13th, 2014 2:00:03 PM YogaGlo No comments

    Steven Espinosa at the YogaGlo Studio

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, come join us this week as Steven Espinosa will be in town teaching two FREE Hatha class at the YogaGlo studio. You will not want to miss this!

    Steven’s Class Schedule:

    • Wednesday, November 19th 10:00am-11:30am – Hatha, Level 1/2
    • Wednesday, November 19th 12:00pm-1:00pm – Hatha, Level 2

    Don’t miss this opportunity to take an amazing class with this amazing teacher. Please check out our class schedule for more information and head on down to the Glo!


  • Posted on November 13th, 2014 8:34:25 AM YogaGlo No comments

    In this week’s Overheard in Yoga Class, Steven Espinosa explains that most of us live very busy, fast paced lives that often leave us feeling depleted. Our yoga practice is an opportunity for us to recharge our batteries and refill the well.

    Take this class with Steven: http://bit.ly/1Bh7ioh


  • Posted on November 9th, 2014 4:00:29 PM YogaGlo No comments

    Why is it that we feel so compassionate sometimes and then other times we have no feeling at all? Why does compassion sometimes feel arbitrary? Can we cultivate a life in which compassion is a fundamental, permanent, on-going condition that we live in? Studies show that yoga can, indeed, help keep us in the space of compassion from moment to moment.

    This week’s featured classes will cultivate compassion in our lives.

    • Find Compassion, Insight & Ease with Stephanie Snyder: This special class is a combo of somatic movement and vinyasa flow. The first 30 minutes are restorative and nurturing floor work and then the last 30 minutes are well rounded vinyasa flow including Urdvha Danurasana. The somatic movement will inform your vinyasa with compassion, insight and ease.
    • Cultivate Compassion with Tiffany Cruikshank: A meditation on compassion by the Dali Lama, one of my personal favorites. This is one you will want to repeat, possibly daily. Especially helpful if you are struggling with someone and having trouble making peace with them and just a great overall practice for cultivating compassion in your life.
    • Compassion with Tara Judelle: Focusing on the heart, the lungs, and the shoulder girdle to give space for the heart (the seat of the mind) to open. This classes eases you into backbends to facilitate the attitude of compassion.
    • Four Steps of Self-Compassion with Sally Kempton: Sally helps us to invoke the experience of self-compassion through four steps, and then leads us in a meditation on living AS compassion.
    • Universal Compassion with David Harshada Wagner: Send your loving kindness, well wishes and light to all beings.
    • The Warrior Within with Steven Espinosa: Cultivating your inner warrior by finding a balance between strength and sensitivity, courage and compassion, power and grace. Gentle warm up leading up to a strong Standing Pose series focusing on Virabhadrasana (warrior) 1, 2 and 3. Also includes a breakdown of Warrior 3 starting at the wall and then without the wall. Continues with Virasana (hero), Hip Openers (eye of the needle) and Supta Padagustasana (hamstring stretch). Concludes with Back Bends in Setu Banda Sarvangasana (bridge) and/or Urdhva Danurasana (upward facing bow) and Supine Spinal Twists.


  • Posted on November 6th, 2014 8:00:43 AM YogaGlo No comments

    Stephanie Snyder

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you Glo in LA, come join us next week as Stephanie Snyder will be in town teaching FREE Vinyasa Flow classes at the YogaGlo studio. You do not want to miss this!

    Stephanie’s Class Schedule:

    • Wednesday, November 12th: 10am-11:30am – Vinyasa Flow, Level 2
    • Wednesday, November 12th: 12pm-1:00pm – Vinyasa Flow, Level 2
    • Thursday, November 13th: 10am-11:00am – Vinyasa Flow, Level 1/2
    • Thursday, November 13th: 12pm-1:00pm – Vinyasa Flow, Level 2/3

    Don’t miss this opportunity to take these amazing classes with this amazing teacher. Please check out our class schedule for more info and head on down to the Glo!