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60 min

Practice With Passion!

Hatha | By Steven Espinosa on Sep 06 2012
Steven shares a story about his dancing days during the early years of music videos. Energetic and uptempo opening warm up leads into a continuous Standing Pose Flow with Virabhadrasana 1, 2 and Reverse Warrior. As well as Trikonasana (Triangle) and Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon). Also includes Uttkatasana (Chair), Bhekasana (Crow) and Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon). Followed by Back Bends in Ustrasana (Camel) with brief tutorial by the instructor and concludes with short Savasana.

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Steven shares a story about his dancing days during the early years of music videos. Energetic and uptempo opening warm up leads into a continuous Standing Pose Flow with Virabhadrasana 1, 2 and Reverse Warrior. As well as Trikonasana (Triangle) and Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon). Also includes Uttkatasana (Chair), Bhekasana (Crow) and Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon). Followed by Back Bends in Ustrasana (Camel) with brief tutorial by the instructor and concludes with short Savasana.

Comments

  • Augen Die     Dec 1st, 2013
    Hi Steven;
    we watched this class a few days ago and of course we had to pause and look up the video on youtube, before we could continue =p.
    Weren't 100% sure the first time, but after scrolling down and reading your reply from a while ago, we found you now and giggled. Looks like you had loads of fun =).
    And great class, of course!
    Cheers,
    Nicole & Stefan
    • Steven Espinosa     Dec 2nd, 2013
      Thank you Nicole and Stephan! I was in that video when I was 25 years old. I am now 52. So it was a long, long time ago! But I'm glad you guys giggled at it! Cheers, Steven.
  • Carey McGowan     Jul 16th, 2013
    Thank you Steven for another fabulous class! I love your classes, and the way you guide us through each pose - as if each pose is a destination to be savored. I thoroughly enjoy each one of your classes, not one has disappointed me. You certainly are a gifted teacher, and I am grateful to you and YogaGlo to have you to teach me. My body, soul, mind and heart thank you! Namaste!
    • Steven Espinosa     Jul 17th, 2013
      Wow. Thank you so much, Carey. That really means a lot to me. Your note really touched my heart and made my day! Namaste, Steven.
  • Ann Courtney     May 17th, 2013
    This is such a righteous class. Thank you so much Steven!
    • Steven Espinosa     May 21st, 2013
      Hi Ann! You are welcome! So glad you liked it! Anybody who uses the word righteous is alright by me! Have a great day! Steven.
  • jodi tvrz     May 15th, 2013
    you are the best ever thank you for being here for me or us
    • Steven Espinosa     May 16th, 2013
      Awww. Thank you, Jodi! That really means a lot to me! You made my day! All Love, Steven.
  • Emma Cother     Mar 19th, 2013
    Thanks al always!
    • Steven Espinosa     Mar 25th, 2013
      You are so welcome, Emma! Thank you, too! Steven.
  • Allison Selena     Feb 20th, 2013
    OOOH man!! okay just watched it HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Made My Night!!
    • Steven Espinosa     Feb 20th, 2013
      Hi Allison! Glad you got a good laugh. It was fun to do. We even met MJ that night at the shoot. He was a big fan of Weird Al's and came to visit the set. Steven.
  • Allison Selena     Feb 20th, 2013
    oops i meant the Eat It video... :)
    • Steven Espinosa     Feb 20th, 2013
      Allison! Yes, Eat it! See my other message to you on how to look for me in that video! Enjoy! Steven.
  • Allison Selena     Feb 19th, 2013
    Hey Steven----!!! I have to confess that I spent the time instead of doing this class looking on youtube for the bad video. I was a child of the 80s and remember it well but can't figure out for the life of me which one is you!
    I have since done the class and as always it's wonderul and sweetly paced.
    • Steven Espinosa     Feb 20th, 2013
      Hi Allison! OMG. That is so funny. Yes, it was 25 years ago and I was much younger and skinnier back then! So I'm not surprised you had trouble spotting me. But if you watch it again, I am the guy who puts the white jacket on the gang leader in the beginning. After that I am always on the left side of the screen by his side. And I'm so glad you are enjoying the classes with me! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Linda Dally     Feb 18th, 2013
    Hi Steven! I just absolutely LOVE doing yoga with you! You are just a sweet guy and so very compassionate and understanding..... You make this very easy for me.... Thanks so much!
    • Steven Espinosa     Feb 20th, 2013
      Hi Linda! That is so sweet. Thank you so much for your wonderful message. It makes me very happy you are enjoying the classes and that it feels easy and fun! Wishing you a beautiful day! Steven.
  • Sara N     Feb 4th, 2013
    A new favorite of mine! Your classes make me feel like I'm in a studio again (even though I'm in a spare bedroom at home). Thank you.
    • Steven Espinosa     Feb 8th, 2013
      Hi Sara! That is wonderful. It really makes me happy that you feel like you are in a studio again. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! Steven.
  • Jane M     Dec 18th, 2012
    Thank you for a wonderful class. Your words at the beginning, "Practice as if this is your last class." really made me get involved in what I was doing. Recently I feel I've just been "doing" yoga so thinking that it could be my last changed my whole attitude towards it and the day. I'm determined now to make sure this isn't my last class and make every class count. Thanks again.
    • Steven Espinosa     Dec 27th, 2012
      Hi Jane! Thank you for your great message! I'm so glad the theme of the class had meaning for you. Keep up the great work and Happy New Year! Steven.
  • Nadia Rqm     Nov 4th, 2012
    Hi Steven. Wasn't feeling up to my game this morning, and my left rotator cuff is acting up, so your class had just the right pace for me, as well as being well rounded with good solid lower and upper body poses. I skipped the crow however and did dolphin pose for my downward dog but thats about it. Love the pigeon/mermaid pose for the thigh stretch. Thanks for letting me practice without taxing my tired body too much!
    • Steven Espinosa     Nov 6th, 2012
      Hi Nadia! Thank you so much for your sweet note! I'm so glad the class worked for you. Sorry to hear you're rotator cuff is hurting. Even though your shoulder hurts there are still lots of poses you can do without aggravating it further. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery! Steven
  • Janice Jones     Oct 4th, 2012
    Great class! The subtleness and detailed instructions on breath and movement really helped to correct my posture in the poses!
    • Steven Espinosa     Oct 10th, 2012
      Hi Janice! Thank you for your lovely note! I'm so happy you enjoyed the class and that the instruction helped you feel better in the poses! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Debbie Dawes     Oct 3rd, 2012
    After a month's break from yoga - this was a lovely energetic class to start back with..Thank you Steven.
    • Steven Espinosa     Oct 10th, 2012
      Hi Debbie! Thank you for the nice note! I'm so glad you liked the class. Welcome back to your practice! All the best, Steven.
  • Elysia Grant     Oct 3rd, 2012
    Fantastic class! Love your pace, detailed instruction to help me push myself just a bit further, and your demeanor. Will definitely be looking for more of your classes. Thank you
    • Steven Espinosa     Oct 10th, 2012
      Hello Elysia! That is awesome! Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes me very happy that you enjoyed the class. Wishing you a beautiful day! Steven.
  • Ellen Han     Sep 20th, 2012
    Steven, I love taking your classes! Your Hatha style has been a really great fit for me on Yogaglo. And, I have to say that I really enjoyed watching your Eat It video! As a "passionate" young dancer in the 80's and 90's, we would study and learn the dances from MTV music videos (especially Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson). Thanks for sharing and for a great class!!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 25th, 2012
      Hello Ellen! Thank you for your wonderful note! It makes me very happy that you are enjoying the classes on YogaGlo. I'm also glad you got a kick out of the Eat It video. That was the day I got to meet MJ, too. It was a very special time. Keep on dancin'! Steven.
  • K A     Sep 18th, 2012
    Great class, loved the hip openers. Muchas gracias!
  • Joanna Joanna     Sep 17th, 2012
    I have to find that Al Yankovic video!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 18th, 2012
      Hi Joanna! Yes, check it out on YouTube! I'm the guy on the left side of the screen once the music starts. Then I help put the smiley face jacket on the gang leader. Then you will see me in my underwear walking towards the camera next to him! Hope you get a good laugh! Steven.
  • Raquel Medina     Sep 13th, 2012
    Gracias.
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 18th, 2012
      Denada, Raquel! Thank you for saying gracias! Steven.
  • Cristina Crawford     Sep 12th, 2012
    Lovely class Steven. Thank-you...just what I needed this evening.
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 18th, 2012
      Hi Cristina! I'm so glad the class worked for you! Hope you have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Joi Dupre     Sep 12th, 2012
    Wonderful as Always! Thank YOU!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 18th, 2012
      Thank you, Joi! So glad you enjoyed the class! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Patricia Doris     Sep 9th, 2012
    Wonderful class, thank you Steven!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 18th, 2012
      You are welcome, Patricia! Thank you for being a part of YogaGlo! Steven.
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
      Thank you, Patricia! It makes me very happy that enjoyed the class. Keep up the great work and have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Autumn Jordan     Sep 8th, 2012
    Great class as always Steven!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
      Thank you, Autumn! So happy you liked the class! Hope you have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Lina Zapata     Sep 8th, 2012
    Thanks so much Steven for sharing your passion through your teaching. I really enjoyed the class, it was exactly what I needed today. Beautiful theme! <3
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
      You are welcome, Lina! I'm glad the class worked for you and you liked the theme! Have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Lisa O'Laughlin     Sep 7th, 2012
    You were my first Yogaglo class/teacher. I was not sure if I would a video version of Yoga but I really loved it. Thank you for sharing your experiences,your passion and your Light!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
      Hello Lisa! That is awesome! Thank you for your very sweet note. I'm so glad you are enjoying YogaGlo! Keep up the great work! Steven.
  • Lauren Lasko     Sep 7th, 2012
    I'm new to Yogaglo, and this is only the second class of yours I've taken, but you are fast becoming one of my favorite teachers! I love your aura of calmness and strangth. Will definitely be back for more. And as a huge Weird Al fan, the Eat It story was a great bonus! :D
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
      Hi Lauren! Welcome to YogaGlo! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you are enjoying the classes and liked the Weird Al story! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Maria Ciampa     Sep 6th, 2012
    Thanks for the great class Steven! Plus, loved hearing you are in the Eat It vid, since I have always loved Weird Al - tell me which one you are in the vid. Also, did you know he's totally popular again? He's on this podcast alot:
    http://www.earwolf.com/show/comedy-bang-bang-podcast/
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 6th, 2012
      Hi Maria! Great to hear from you! If you watch the video I am the guy on the very left side of the screen in the first shot. Then I help put the jacket with the smiley face on the gang leader. After that I am always on that gang leaders left side in my underwear. My hair was longer and down to my shoulders back then. I was 24 years old and it was 1984. Hope you have a good laugh! Steven.
      • Maria Ciampa     Sep 7th, 2012
        I love it! Hilarious!
        Thanks Steven, esp. for this class - such great alignment cues for lower body, and the whole class has a nice light feel.
        • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
          Hey Maria! So glad you got a laugh out of that silly video! And very happy that you enjoyed the yoga class too! Have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Amy Moore     Sep 6th, 2012
    Thank you Steven! I believe this was my first class with you and I really appreciate the calm, supportive energy you brought to it; just what I needed today. Am very proud of my Crow! Haven't felt that strong in it for a while. :)
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 11th, 2012
      Hi Ashleigh! Thank you so much for the wonderful note! I'm glad you enjoyed your first class with me. Congrats on your Crow! That is awesome! Steven.