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Level 1/2
45 min

Morning Yoga

Anusara | By Marc Holzman on Nov 09 2011
A slow, meditative class incorporating sun salutations, standing poses, timed handstand and cool down.


A slow, meditative class incorporating sun salutations, standing poses, timed handstand and cool down.


  • kristin vestrheim     Dec 13th, 2014
    Thank you so much, Marc - this was a lovely start to my day.
  • Abbey Wiseman     Oct 30th, 2014
    Great Teacher
  • Micah Russell     Sep 6th, 2014
    Wonderful class. Love way to close the practice. Thank you very much.
  • julio cesar gomes     Aug 8th, 2014
    Thanks Marc, really enjoyed it.
  • Roki E     May 1st, 2014
    Loooooved it :) I experienced a delicious 'life is perfect' rush of bliss right before the end of class - reminding me just why I love yoga so much!!
    I think I need to strengthen my little wrists though, as they did ache a bit during the handstands..
    Blessings and thanks!! xx
  • Maurey Lancaster     Apr 9th, 2014
    So great- and I managed both timed head stands-- result! Loved what you said at the end about serving others xxx
  • Amanda Harlech     Nov 25th, 2013
    Thank you. This practise has restored me after being shattered by stress. Skewed pelvis much better. A miracle really. Thank you.
  • Erin Blanchard     Oct 12th, 2013
    Perfect class for me in the morning, which is also my favourite time of the day! Marc, your voice is smooth and calming, I will be doing this class often. Namaste!
  • Debra Gwerder     Sep 2nd, 2013
    I love this class. It is the first time my heels touched the floor in downward dog! I do legs up the wall instead of handstand for my inversion. Thank you!
  • david golan     Aug 27th, 2013
    thnks for this class. far from israel...
  • Devarati Cote     Aug 16th, 2013
    What a beautiful, complete practice! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will come back to it often now that I know it's there. Thank you for helping me give myself permission to be sweet to myself and still show me I can work hard in my practice; self-compassion is so crucial! Namasté!
  • l fletcher     Aug 8th, 2013
    Superb and perfect! I'll be doing this class a lot I'm sure. Thank you.
  • Helen Lewis     Jul 30th, 2013
    Thank you, Marc, for a wonderful wake-up class; soft yet strong; physical yet heart-centred. You were right - I did feel "MARC-edly better" at the end!
  • Tanya Berentson     Jul 29th, 2013
    Thank you Marc I LOVED your class - did mine at the end of the day as Im on the other side of the world in Australia. Like you I give thanks for the blessing of my life and living every morning. Namaste, Tanya
  • Midori Baer     Jun 20th, 2013
    I love this class. I use this to "wake up" from the end of my work day and to begin the rest of my life. And I often find myself with tears in my eyes after savasana ... just because the feeling of contentedness is so thorough, so comprehensive, and so profoundly welcome. I thank you.
  • Laura Verheyen     Jun 18th, 2013
    Just what I needed this morning, thank you so much! This is the first class of yours that I've taken and I will be taking more. I love your energy and teaching style. Namaste!
  • Claudia Gutierrez     Jun 11th, 2013
    First time class with you, what a wonderful discovery! I really enjoy the strong and soft of the routine. Thankyou for "may the class be of service to me so I can be of service to others" Im including these in my everyday practice intention. Thankyou, Namaste from Mexico.
    • Marc Holzman     Jun 12th, 2013
      hola claudia and thank you for this comment. lovely.
  • Camilla Burg     May 6th, 2013
    Haven't been able to make your community class recently in Paris, so was grateful to dip into your beautiful lesson here this morning. Thank you Marc.
    • Marc Holzman     Jun 12th, 2013
      camilla ... it's the next best thing to being there :-)
  • Diane Barth     Apr 21st, 2013
    Don't know if this went through, so if it did, apologies for sending it a second time. Just want to say thanks -- wonderful way to start the day!
    Diane Barth
    • Marc Holzman     Jun 12th, 2013
      thank you diane. so happy to start the day with you.
  • elaine musgrave     Apr 9th, 2013
    Thank you, Mark! Awesome
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      you bet elaine. merci.
  • Diana Hu     Apr 7th, 2013
    I echo everyone else here... Wonderful class Marc, thank you. Namaste from Beijing.
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      thank you diana!
  • ZEynep A     Mar 21st, 2013
    Thank you very much. Much needed in the beginning of a hard day:))
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
  • Nicole Pasternak     Mar 2nd, 2013
    Thanks so much, Marc, for such a lovely class to start the afternoon! (I have trouble doing a.m. yoga as I'm just sooooo stiff and seriously 1/2 asleep for a few hrs. ) That was my first yogaglo class with you, and I look forward to many more. You've got a wonderful, sweet teaching style! Namaste!
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      thanks nicole, for those generous words! namaste to you.
  • Priti Billimoria     Jan 23rd, 2013
    My first yogaglo class and I loved it... Never do handstands in the morning, but feel really alive right now... Namaste :-0
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      honored to be the first priti! thank you.
  • Melissa Watkins     Jan 13th, 2013
    Thanks! I'm new to YogaGlo but not Anusara Yoga. I have a WONDERFUL Anusara Inspired teacher here and most classes just don't meausure up to his. Your class made me smile as I felt like I was getting a truly great Anusara class. I'll be checking out your other classes in the coming days.
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      wonderful melissa! many thanks for those kind comments
  • Laura Mickelson     Dec 26th, 2012
    Thank you Marc. Enjoyed your class as usual.
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
  • lara campbell     Nov 30th, 2012
    super class Marc - I am here in the west of ireland on my mat. You always seems to be laughing and enjoying your own class so much - like its really the best party in town which of course it is ! thanks a million
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      i love making myself laugh :-) thanks lara-from-ireland!
  • Liliana Jaramillo      Oct 19th, 2012
    Gracias Marc! You're such an angel! Thanks for sharing your personal practice, it really felt how sincere and honest you were sharing with us, i felt like practicing next to your mat ;) Mucho Amor! Liliana
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      thanks liliana!
  • Michaela Kirchheim     Aug 12th, 2012
    thank you marc!
  • Tamika Schilbe     Aug 10th, 2012
    Thank you Marc! We are in Costa Rica teaching a children's YTT and I've been grateful for this 45 minute meditative energizer each morning for the last few days...BLESSINGS!
  • Julie Brooks     Jul 27th, 2012
    Wow, you are a beautiful human being! I love this class. My favorite part is going from side plank to wild thing--I'd never done that before and it allowed me to open up in a true Wild Thing. It felt great. Thank you.
    • Marc Holzman     Apr 11th, 2013
      julie a million thank yous for that comment. :-)
  • Casey Holt     Jun 21st, 2012
    Like it a lot! I'm new to yogaglo, but not yoga, and this was my first class! I find it very difficult to get into the handstand and I stayed in downward dog while you went through it. Any advice or tips for beginner handstanding? Thanks!
    • Marc Holzman     Jun 21st, 2012
      hi casey. you are a trooper for staying in downdog during the handstand. if you can keep your arms straight and soften your upper back in downdog than you are ready to kick up. if you feel your arms are not strong enough, than L-Pose at the wall is a great place to build strength (and confidence). If it's only a matter of fear (understandably), go to the wall, put place your hands a few inches from the wall in down dog, step one foot halfway forward and lift the back leg high. and then do baby kicks. just learning to kick 1/4 of the way up is perfect. Do this several time until your kick gets a little higher. Maybe it's time for me to do a handstand tutorial :-) Trust in your strength!
  • Marc Holzman     May 17th, 2012
    thank you all for your comments. i read them all and always appreciate them!
  • Marjorie nass     May 14th, 2012
    Thank you Marc. What a wonderful morning practice. Love your classes. Much gratitude, Marjorie
  • Marjorie nass     May 14th, 2012
    Thank you Marc. What a wonderful morning practice. Much gratitude for your offering, Marjorie Nass
  • Amannda Kay     Apr 13th, 2012
    Wild thing you make my heart sing!:D I loved this class. Was feeling a bit lazy before I started but now i'm full of zing! Thanks. Namaste
  • becka gagne     Apr 12th, 2012
    just lovely--i so appreciate your energy and obvious love of sharing! Namaste
  • Julie Brooks     Apr 11th, 2012
    I'm on top of the world!! Such a great class. I really enjoyed the transition into Wild Thing. Thank you, Marc.
  • Helen Micklewright     Apr 10th, 2012
    I really enjoy this practice - thank you.
  • Annie Di Natale     Apr 5th, 2012
    The ultimate morning practice for me. Namaste
  • Arina Joensen     Mar 31st, 2012
    Such a beautiful practice!! Thank you so much...
  • Angela Slagle     Mar 26th, 2012
    Better than a cup of coffee! I really enjoyed starting my day with this practice.
  • Donna Seed     Mar 19th, 2012
    This is a great morning practice....thanks Marc! You are an exceptional teachet.
  • Marc Holzman     Mar 17th, 2012
    thanks rebecca and to all whom have written. i think that's a wonderful alternative. good for you for being creative. i do think it's nice to go upside down for a short short time to push through the sleepy energy that the body inhabits at that hour. it's tough without a wall. but the updog to bridge is great. merci!
  • Rebecca Haugh     Mar 17th, 2012
    Wonderful depth in the slowness... I found openings just with the different variety of move to move. I did need a little help though - I don't have a wall, so was unable to do the handstand. Instead, I did upward dog from and back to bridge. Not sure if it is the same effect but it was the only substitution I could think of. Any thoughts?
  • Julia ingersoll     Mar 12th, 2012
    I appreciate the quiet of this practice-- Thank you. It's just-enough!

  • Lisa Koester     Mar 1st, 2012
    I used to think these 45 min practices were cheating, but honestly by the time I drive to the studio, park, chat, and then 30-40f the class is filler and chit chat, I'm grateful for these mid week.
  • Lisa Koester     Mar 1st, 2012
    Joy !
  • Lucy Leslie     Feb 25th, 2012
    Lovely, lovely. Thank YOU xx
  • mara melloni     Feb 4th, 2012
    Very nice saturday morning !! I feel strong and full of energy!! Thanks Marc!
  • Magali Millou     Jan 22nd, 2012
    Wonderfull sunday morning , thanks so much Marc
  • jamie danek     Jan 20th, 2012
    just woke up, looking for a class. such great comments - super excited to practice this a.m! Thank you Marc and YogaGlo!
  • Kassi Sell     Jan 16th, 2012
    my am yoga today!
  • mel Campbell     Jan 5th, 2012
    Thank-you Marc for such a wonderful practice. The perfect way to begin my day.
    Namaste, Mel
  • Genevieve Spering     Dec 29th, 2011
    Beautiful way to begin the day....wonderful class :) Much gratitude!
  • Arena Reed     Dec 28th, 2011
    Namaste! :)
  • sarah sumner     Dec 27th, 2011
    Thank you Mark. Very perfect!
  • Annie Di Natale     Dec 22nd, 2011
    Thank you Marc, You have such a sweet way. Namaste
  • Joy Onyschak     Dec 17th, 2011
    Becoming a big fan of Marc! Thanks for this lovely morning practice. loved the timed handstands!
  • Debbie Barran     Dec 16th, 2011
    I keep returning to this practice as it gives me so much. Can't get enough. Thank u.
  • Lena Kurganska     Dec 6th, 2011
    Thank you, Marc. Amazing practice :)
  • Supriya Roy     Nov 30th, 2011
    Namaste Marc.
  • Ellen Rennard     Nov 30th, 2011
    What Triambika said!
  • Triambika Ma Vive     Nov 30th, 2011
    You're awesome Marc. Thanks, just what I needed this morning. xox
  • Ellen Rennard     Nov 28th, 2011
    p.s. Suggestion: how about a complementary 45 minute evening practice? That would be so wonderful! :)
  • Ellen Rennard     Nov 28th, 2011
    Marc, you're my favorite teacher on yogaglo, and I LOVE this morning practice. Thank you!
  • Stephanie Leffler     Nov 23rd, 2011
    Beautiful morning class Marc, thank you.
  • Felicity Spencer     Nov 21st, 2011
    Thank you Marc, the perfect start to my day as I try to shake off the flu. Lovely to have this possibility to practice with you when I can't make it into Paris. Namaste.
  • Marc Holzman     Nov 21st, 2011
    love and gratitude for all your comments! i always read them and they always make my day. thank you for taking time to comment.
  • Ivan Tse     Nov 20th, 2011
    Thank you for the wonderful class, blessings to you..
  • Janelle Dimitriou     Nov 18th, 2011
    perfect practice Marc - definitely a fav!!! thx
  • Sharon Gollman     Nov 18th, 2011
    Oh Marc, so so sweet! It is good to see you on yogaglo once more as well! I know I will be doing this practice often! Much love!
  • Catherine farquharson     Nov 18th, 2011
    Fabulous. You have a great day too!
  • yogagal      Nov 13th, 2011
  • Julie Brooks     Nov 13th, 2011
    Beautiful practice. I loved it.
  • Melanie Faught     Nov 12th, 2011
    Thank you Marc for a great morning practice! I feel relaxed, complete, and open to whatever the new day brings. Just started to take your classes on YogaGlo, and really enjoy your teaching style....hope to see more of them in the future!
  • Steve Lichtman     Nov 11th, 2011
    Thanks, Marc. Great class on a late, chilly afternoon after a day hunched over a computer, too!
  • Vicky Yanowski     Nov 11th, 2011
    Great class. I really enjoyed it. Thanks, Marc.
  • Patti MacPherson     Nov 10th, 2011
    nice in the afternoon too, thank you
  • Madeleine Santiago     Nov 10th, 2011
    Thanks, Marc. That was fun!
  • Julie Schwalb     Nov 10th, 2011
    First time taking one of your classes - loved it Marc, thank you from my living room in Henderson NV!
  • Jeanette Darbyshire     Nov 10th, 2011
    I so appreciate all that you bring to your teaching.
  • Marc Holzman     Nov 10th, 2011
    thank you all for your sweet comments! i may not respond all the time but i read every one. :-)
  • Debbie Barran     Nov 9th, 2011
    Thank you Marc,
    A perfect practice for a person recovering from costochondritis. Practice gave me time to breathe and slow down yet maintaining integrity of the asanas. I am deeply grateful.
  • Ronni Hendel     Nov 9th, 2011
    Thank-you Marc and Yogaglo! I am travelling, jet-lagged, and only had 45 minutes. This class was the perfect way to move into my day and will be a favorite when time is limited. So much in so little time without ever feelinf rushed!