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  1. Breathing In, album: Breathing by Shaman's Dream @ www.craigkohland.com
  2. Shaolin Clouds (Forest Mix), album: Shaolin Clouds EP by Desert Dwellers @ www.desertdwellers.org
  3. Suhkavati (Opening Dub), album: Downtemple Dub - Lost Grooves by Desert Dwellers @ www.desertdwellers.org
  4. Jai Hanuman, album: Kerala Dream by Shaman's Dream @ www.craigkohland.com
  5. Bamboo Dub (Album Mix), album: Bamboo Dub EP by Desert Dwellers @ www.desertdwellers.org
  6. Yoga Dub Mystic, album: Downtemple Dub: Flames by Desert Dwellers @ www.desertdwellers.org
  7. Samadhi, album: Kerala Dream by Shaman's Dream @ www.craigkohland.com
  8. You Can See Forever, album: Downtemple Dub: Flames by Desert Dwellers @ www.desertdwellers.org

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Level 2
60 min

Focus on the Breath & Body to Bring Calm to Our Lives

Vinyasa Flow | By Jo Tastula on Aug 27 2012
Neuroscientist I'm not... but the brain science of today indicates that the nature of mind is one that is unpredictable and often stressful. Learning to focus on the body and breath is one way that we can elevate a stressed out mind and bring more calm to our lives. This is a rather playful class with sun salutations (surya namaskar a) warriors (virabhadrasana) triangle (trikonasana) half moon (ardha chandrasana). Look out for some tricky transitions with revolved chair (parivrtta utkatasana). Free time at the end for self practice and savasana to finish.

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Neuroscientist I'm not... but the brain science of today indicates that the nature of mind is one that is unpredictable and often stressful. Learning to focus on the body and breath is one way that we can elevate a stressed out mind and bring more calm to our lives. This is a rather playful class with sun salutations (surya namaskar a) warriors (virabhadrasana) triangle (trikonasana) half moon (ardha chandrasana). Look out for some tricky transitions with revolved chair (parivrtta utkatasana). Free time at the end for self practice and savasana to finish.

Comments

  • Michele Doiron     Dec 12th, 2013
    Loved this class, love your style! From one teacher to another, I moved a couple of years ago and have struggled to find a teacher with a similar style as my own........the ability to teach an intense class but always offering modifications to the students, and making it fun along the way. I've found you.......YAY!
  • Dana Leipold     Oct 13th, 2013
    Great class at the end of a day full of sitting at the computer writing. Namaste Jo!
    • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
      Ahh Dana. The posture of modernity... slumped over a computer. Thank you for your practice and your comment. Blessings ~
  • Michael Denvir     Sep 19th, 2013
    this was a great way to start my day. i like your yoga :) thank you!
    • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
      So glad it hit the spot Michael. Thank you so much for your comment!
  • Lynn Wolfbrandt     Jul 2nd, 2013
    wonderful class! i feel so calm and energized afterwards. i'd love to know what the music was, i loved it.
    • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
      Shaman's Dream are my absolute yoga favorite. Such inspirational music with the most delicious beat.
    • Lynn Wolfbrandt     Jul 2nd, 2013
      oh, just saw the playlist :D thanks!
      • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
        :) x
  • Kimberley Anderson     May 24th, 2013
    Mind clearing and grounding. Thank you! Namaste!
    • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
      Love and blessings Kimberley x
  • Sara Sara     May 18th, 2013
    Felt wonderful and was able to do more in this practice than in others due to great instruction! Thank you!
    • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
      Blessings to you Sara!~
  • Kelsey Baier     May 2nd, 2013
    I got a yogaglo membership just so I could take your wonderful classes. You have a good pace and your classes always make me feel relaxed and renewed. Thank you so much =D
    • Jo Tastula     Oct 15th, 2013
      Thank you Kelsey. I just wish I was on top of my correspondence and gotten back to you sooner...
      Thank you and hope all is well xo
  • Lindsay Lake     Apr 21st, 2013
    Lovely, just like all of your classes. Namaste!
    • Jo Tastula     Apr 23rd, 2013
      Thanks for the lovely words Lindsay :) Namaste!!
  • Rafael Kr     Mar 16th, 2013
    Thanks
    • Jo Tastula     Apr 23rd, 2013
      Thank you Rafael ~
  • Kate Bittman     Mar 16th, 2013
    By far my favorite yogaglo class so far - thank you, Jo, so much. You managed to make practice challenging and calming all at once. I had a headache for two days straight and I swear this made it so much better.
    • Jo Tastula     Apr 23rd, 2013
      So glad your headache was eased by this flow Kate. Blessings, and wishing you a clear mind into the future xo
  • Jaz P     Mar 11th, 2013
    Lovely, amazing and grounding as always dear Jo! Namaste. xox
    • Jo Tastula     Mar 11th, 2013
      Blessings to you Jaz. I hope you're well. LOTS OF LOVE XO
  • Ben Lehman     Mar 6th, 2013
    Lovely flow, I especially enjoyed the revolved chair to revolved crescent lunge! Thanks.
    • Jo Tastula     Mar 11th, 2013
      Hi Ben! I'm so happy to offer that smooth transition to you! Blessings ~
  • Allyson Stroschein     Feb 23rd, 2013
    Your classes are so soulful, Jo. Thank you so much for expanding my yoga practice, my wisdom, and feelings of inner peace. I say a blessing of gratitude to you for sharing your knowledge. Namaste.
    • Jo Tastula     Mar 11th, 2013
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Allyson. Deep sincere gratitude to you for your practice and all that you do in the world. Namaste ~
  • Carol Hamilton     Dec 28th, 2012
    Enjoyed very much. Namaste
  • Susan Sutton     Dec 7th, 2012
    I so loved that class Jo. Thank you so much, a grateful yogi from the UK!
  • Maurey Lancaster     Nov 11th, 2012
    A perfect class for me- just the right amount of ease and challenge. I will be working my way through all of your one hour classes I suspect! More please!!! Love from London xx
  • Vanessa Fraenkel     Nov 3rd, 2012
    One of the best yogaglo classes I've taken yet! Thank you for leading such a balanced flow--- the perfect compliment to this beautiful fall day. :)
  • Lara Wahl     Sep 27th, 2012
    Thankyou!! Love your classes! Am so grateful for this service.
  • Caroline Milliken     Sep 21st, 2012
    Loved the balance of flow, breath and meditation. A great class.
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      You're dialed IN Caroline. Thank you...
  • Suzanne McCartney     Sep 21st, 2012
    very nice Jo ! namaste
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      Namaste Suz!
  • Kathryn Leonard Friedman     Sep 13th, 2012
    awesome class! I've been off for a couple of weeks, great way to reenter.
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      there should be a 'welcome back' theme song that plays out when ever you come back to your mat!
  • Creative LF     Sep 10th, 2012
    Beautiful class - another one of yours to add to my favorites. Thank you.
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      C.LF ~ continuous thank you's for doing this class!!
  • Hillary Fredrickson     Sep 10th, 2012
    Wonderful class. I feel so soft and flowy...
    Thank you
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      YES! I love the soft and flowy feeling. Completely dialed in to the water within you that gives life and nourishes.
  • Emma de Mornay     Sep 6th, 2012
    Jo, every time I practice with you, I feel like I have just spent an hour in a health spa. I come out completely relaxed and rejuvinated. Thank you x x x
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      That is such a lovely thing to say. Thank you sweet Emma! xxx
  • Renee Graham     Sep 4th, 2012
    Great class Jo. I always find myself inspired after your classes. Thanks for being here!
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      Right back at-cha! Than YOU for being here R.G xo
  • Kacee Means     Sep 3rd, 2012
    I loved your class and I love how you call all of us "yogis," :) I am proud to be a yogi! I will be returning for more! Thank you, Kacee
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      Yogini Yogi Kacee! Your flame is burning brightly. Keep shining xo
  • Alexis Mascitti     Aug 31st, 2012
    <3 Jo, always a fantastic flow, and this is no exception. Great practice for first thing in the morning, was awesome to flow with you as the sun rises!
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      That's when the magic happens... flowing with the sun rise! Thank you Alexis. Blessings and <3
  • Sarah Hon     Aug 30th, 2012
    Lovely class Jo. I always come to you when I need a sweet and quieting vinyasa practice. Thank you xx
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 22nd, 2012
      Thank you Sarah! I'm so happy to be your urban oasis :)
  • Deborah Moulton     Aug 28th, 2012
    great class Jo and good reminder re breath - could i do shoulder stands and plough for inversions???
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 17th, 2012
      Yes you can do shoulder stand and plough for inversions. Be very mindful when doing those poses though that you are perching at the top of your shoulders with weight on the shoulders and on the neck.
  • Vanessa Gatelein     Aug 28th, 2012
    Finally you're back!
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 17th, 2012
      Hi Vanessa!
  • Alicia Stambaugh     Aug 27th, 2012
    Absolutely wonderful!!! Flowy jam packed practice. Couldn't have been better! Your classes are amazing!!!
    • Jo Tastula     Sep 17th, 2012
      Thank you so much Alicia. THANK YOU also for being the first to comment. I really appreciate your participation and feedback. xo
      • Kristin Allen     Oct 14th, 2013
        Really lovely. Marked as a Favorite!