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60 min

Let's Make Yoga!

Hatha | By Steven Espinosa on Aug 09 2012
Steven shares a fun story about his time living and teaching in Berlin. Opening warm up includes several Sun Salutations leading into a strong Standing Pose Flow.  Emphasis on creating or making a pose rather than doing a pose. Continues with variations on Shalabhasana (Locust) and Purvottanasa (Table Top) into Camatkrasana (Wild Thing). Also includes Hip Openers in Pigeon and Core Work with Tolasana (Scale Pose). Concludes with Spinal Twists and brief Savasana.

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Steven shares a fun story about his time living and teaching in Berlin. Opening warm up includes several Sun Salutations leading into a strong Standing Pose Flow. Emphasis on creating or "making" a pose rather than "doing" a pose. Continues with variations on Shalabhasana (Locust) and Purvottanasa (Table Top) into Camatkrasana (Wild Thing). Also includes Hip Openers in Pigeon and Core Work with Tolasana (Scale Pose). Concludes with Spinal Twists and brief Savasana.

Comments

  • Sara Miller     Jan 22nd, 2014
    Thanks for a great workout- that Wild Thing really did make my heart sing!
    • Steven Espinosa     Jan 26th, 2014
      Hi Sara! That is awesome! I'm so glad the Wild Thing made your heart sing! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Augen Die     Dec 1st, 2013
    Hi Steven,

    "Wir haben Yoga gemacht." =)
    Was a good one (but then, all of your classes have been excellent so far)!
    Enjoying your Berlin-anecdotes, also the one about the "Handstand!" from another class of yours. =) I bet you had a fun time teaching there!

    Cheers from Germany,

    Nicole & Stefan
    • Steven Espinosa     Dec 2nd, 2013
      Hello Nicole and Stefan! That is great! I'm so glad you liked my Berlin stories. Living there was an amazing adventure. Where in Germany do you guys live? Wishing you a wonderful holiday! Steven.
      • Augen Die     Dec 5th, 2013
        We live near Karlsruhe in the far south-west of Germany, very close to the French border.
        • Steven Espinosa     Dec 8th, 2013
          That sounds absolutely lovely!
  • Desiree Erin Cini     Oct 3rd, 2013
    Loved making yoga in this class this morning!!!! Listening to your instructions and your soothing voice helps incredibly while working in some of the longer stretches. It also has made me a little more aware every time I practice again to lengthen and push down on my inhales and exhales. Instructors like you and Noah on yogaglo have shown me to take more time for myself every day and to allow myself to focus on me in order to help love and focus more on others and everything I do. Thank you, Steven :)
    • Steven Espinosa     Oct 4th, 2013
      Hi Desiree! Wow. Thank you for sending such a wonderful note! That really means a lot to me! Especially the part about taking care of yourself first so you can be more present for others. That is awesome and that is yoga! All my best, Steven.
  • Tamar Sharp     Mar 25th, 2013
    We loved this one too! Had a visitor from your neck of the woods, Redwood City, visiting our studio.
    Xxxooo
    Your Jackson Fan Club
    • Steven Espinosa     Apr 3rd, 2013
      Hi Tamar! Thanks so much! I'm glad the Jackson ladies enjoyed the class. That's very cool you had a visitor from Redwood City. That's where I was born 51 years ago! Wow. Steven.
  • Tamar Sharp     Mar 25th, 2013
    We loved this one too! Had a visitor from your neck of the woods, Redwood City, visiting our studio.
    Xxxooo
    Your Jackson Fan Club
  • Maxine Morley-Trapnell     Dec 16th, 2012
    Stephen, this was a great class. Loved the sequence at the beginning and particularly loved the connection I felt with my mind and body doing the wild thing pose. I have never practiced that one before. Also liked the table top, another first for me!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful teaching style.

    Namaste
    Maxine :-)
    • Steven Espinosa     Dec 18th, 2012
      Hi Maxine! You are welcome! Thank you for your wonderful note! You made my day! I'm glad you liked Wild Thing, too. That's a really fun pose. Wishing you a fantastic holiday season! Namaste' Steven.
  • Abby Vernon     Nov 29th, 2012
    You are such a delight Stephen! Thank you for your beautiful energy!!! :D
    • Steven Espinosa     Dec 12th, 2012
      Hi Abby! Thank you for that sweet compliment! I'm so happy you are enjoying the classes. Wishing a great holiday! Steven.
  • Erin Schmitt     Oct 4th, 2012
    I am fairly new to yoga and yogaglo - I love this class and have saved it as a favorite to come back to so I can "make yoga" - loved that!
    • Steven Espinosa     Oct 10th, 2012
      Hi Erin! Thank you for your wonderful message! I'm so glad you liked the class and enjoyed making yoga! Welcome to YogaGlo! Steven.
  • Christine Masi     Aug 30th, 2012
    Hi Steven! This is the first time that I am writing to you, but my mom and I (and occasionally my aunt, too) take your classes all the time here on Yogaglo. Your classes are always challenging in all the right ways, and help us remain open with each other as a family. Thank you so very much.
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 4th, 2012
      Hi Christine! Thank you so much for your wonderful email! It really means a lot to me to know that you and your family are enjoying the classes and that it helps keep you connected to each other! That's what it's all about! Hope you have a lovely day! Steven.
  • Nina Natina     Aug 26th, 2012
    Thank you, Steven! I just finished the class and said out loud at least twice during it, "I love this!" Truly enjoyed "making yoga" with you and your class! Made my evening!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 28th, 2012
      Hi Nina! That is so cool! Glad you loved the class enough to shout it out loud! Happy to have made your evening! You just made my day! Steven.
  • Alexandra May     Aug 25th, 2012
    Great class! It's the first time I take one of your classes, and it felt great! Thank you :)
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 28th, 2012
      Hello Alexandra! That's awesome! So glad you feel great and enjoyed your first class with me! Here's to more! Steven.
  • Lina Zapata     Aug 23rd, 2012
    Thanks for the class Steven, I really enjoyed it :)
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 28th, 2012
      Hi Lina! You are welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed the class! Steven.
      • Lina Zapata     Sep 5th, 2012
        When I was in Thailand, they used to say "play yoga" :)
        • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
          Lina! That is so great! I think we should all say "play yoga!" Have a wonderful and playful day! Steven.
  • Joi Dupre     Aug 20th, 2012
    I just love YOU and your classes! Your compassionate heart is felt during every class. THANK YOU!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 21st, 2012
      Hi Joi! You are welcome. Thank you so much for your really sweet comment! It means so much to me! You made my day! Namaste, Steven.
  • Lily      Aug 19th, 2012
    That was a great class, love the theme of "making" our practice! I just joined Yogaglo and took you "with" me on a business trip. Was so nice to take your class in my hotel, felt relaxed and ready to face the world. Thank you so much, Steven.
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 21st, 2012
      You are welcome, Lily! So glad you took me on the road with you! That is so cool! Have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Amanda Fagan     Aug 16th, 2012
    Fabulous, as usual! Somehow I get more out of even the most basic poses in your classes than I do otherwise, Steven. Your optimistic and caring spirit is uplifting and makes me want to push that little bit more. Thank you again! Namaste.
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 21st, 2012
      Awww. Thank you, Amanda! What a lovely thing to say. You totally made my day! Namaste' Steven.
  • Jennifer Green     Aug 16th, 2012
    you continue to help me know what it is to really have a clear mind, Steven! I think I made some great yoga today, and definitely some great sweat!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 21st, 2012
      Thank you for that wonderful comment, Jennifer! That really means a lot to me! I am sure you are making great and beautiful yoga both on and off the mat! Steven
  • Carol Sargent     Aug 12th, 2012
    "Making yoga" was great. Thank you for another wonderful hour.
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      You are welcome, Carol! Thank you for always taking time to give me a shout out! I appreciate it and you! Keep making yoga! Steven.
  • Lorna Booker     Aug 11th, 2012
    'class' spelt a new way! Namaste.
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      Ha! That's hysterical! S.
  • Lorna Booker     Aug 11th, 2012
    Great clsss; thanks Steven.
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      Thank you, Lorna! As you have been a regular online yogi for some time now, it makes me extra happy you are still enjoying the classes. Thanks again! Steven.
  • Gina Buletta     Aug 10th, 2012
    I'm new to yoga and this was my first yogaglo class. I'm hooked. Thank you!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      Hi Gina! Thank you for that sweet note! That really means a lot to me! Welcome to yoga and to YogaGlo! Steven.
  • Ulrike Lipow     Aug 10th, 2012
    Interesting observation. However, I think you are reading too much into it - it is not an entirely different concept, it is just the way the German language works. Germans also make homework, make a walk, make maths, make dinner, and make progress, to name just a few. Taking another language literally can offer interesting insights, but may also lead to false conclusions. Germans, e.g., tend to think Americans are hyperpolite people because they apologize every time they pass near you in a supermarket aisle... well, that, is, they say sorry, and as you know, that is often not offered as an apology but as a less harsh way of saying: get out of my way... but to German ears it is a deeply felt (and weird) apology...
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      Thank you for your comments, Ulrike. I appreciate your insights and point of view. I taught in Berlin for a year and had a wonderful experience. I have nothing but the highest respect and regard for the German culture and people. Steven.
  • Annabel Cole     Aug 10th, 2012
    Loved it, really loved it!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      Thank you, Annabel! So happy you are happy! Steven.
  • Adriana Hoyos     Aug 9th, 2012
    Nice class. Thank you
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 13th, 2012
      You are welcome, Adriana! Thank you! So happy you enjoyed it. Have a great day! Steven.