Hello Fearless Warriors! I am so pleased to be featured by YogaDownload. I am an alignment-oriented teacher and a recovering flow-junkie. I try to blend a mix of alignment cues and movement in each video, but for some, I talk too much, and for others, I move too fast. What can you do? I am also the model for the Fearless After Fifty series, where Desiree Rumbaugh explains how to sustain a life-long practice. This is based on the book we wrote together about aging with yoga. Lastly, thank you for your kindness in understanding that in some of my videos I was suffering from a medical condition that affected my voice. When I make new videos, I promise I sound like my usual self these days. See you on the mat. Stay fearless. Stay strong. Stay motivated.
Dear YogaDownload students, I am truly honored to be able to share my love for yoga, mindfulness and meditation. It is in the power of the pause that I feel we each find our way and it is the gift of yoga to teach us to 'never underestimate the power of a pause.' I hope you enjoy my classes and that they give you a few more tools in your tool box to find strength, grace, ease and resilience in the everyday and in every way.
To my amazing and strong YogaDownload friends: Thank you your incredible support over the past several years!
Please know that my classes are designed to be challenging for a reason. My hope is that every time you conquer one of my classes, you leave feeling stronger physically and mentally. I have found that intensely physical workouts are even more effective when combined with the mindfulness created through yoga. My goal is for you to be your strongest and most bad ass version of yourself every time you workout with me. I am so grateful for this community and am excited to continue our journey together!
Dear YogaDownload Students,
Thank you for your support! I encourage you to check out all the different classes that I have to offer. My background is diverse and I have a variety of both fitness and yoga oriented classes on YogaDownload. One of my favorite classes that was recently released is called Foam Roll + Static Stretch. This class is great for students with an active lifestyle as well as students that might be recovering from an injury and laid up. Variety is the best way to deepen your practice, so I also want to encourage you to check out as many teachers as you can on YogaDownload. Namaste!
I want to send a warm welcome to each and all who try my videos. Whether you are new to yoga or a long time practitioner, remember that yoga will meet you wherever you are at with your body and in your life. Remember that yoga comes to us from a long history and each pose, each practice, can have many layers: for some it will be about fitness, for others it will be about a better relationship with your body, it can be about inner peace, and it can be about mastering your awareness of the present. Yoga evolves with us. We evolve through yoga. It’s simple and complex. Best of all, there is nothing to fear. So, take a nice deep breath, let it out fully and slowly, and let’s begin!
ESP: Quiero enviar una cálida bienvenida a todos y cada uno que han probado mis clases en YogaDownload. Tanto si eres nuevo en el yoga, o practicas desde hace mucho tiempo, recuerda que Yoga te encontrará dondequiera que estés con tu cuerpo y y con tu vida. Recuerda que el yoga nos llega desde una tradición e historia muy antigua, y que cada asana, cada práctica, puede tener muchas capas: para algunos, será solo la parte física, para otros será sobre una mejor relación con sus cuerpos, puede ser sobre paz interior, o sobre dominar mantener tu conciencia en el momento presente. El Yoga evoluciona con nosotros. Nosotros evolucionamos a través del Yoga. Es muy simple, y a la vez complejo. Lo mejor de todo, es que no hay nada que tener. Así que, toma una bonita y profunda inhalación, exhala despacio y completamente, y vamos a empezar!.
Dearest YogaDownload Students: It is both an honor and pleasure to share this art of yoga with you. This practice has positively transformed my life and it is a joy to share what I have learned over the past two decades with you. My students have always been my greatest teachers and I receive all of the loving feedback – appreciations and learning points – with a wide-open heart.
My offering to you mirrors my healing work. I encourage you to approach your practice with the mind of a beginner. Be willing to be uncomfortable, be open to exploring your edge and embrace that each and every day offers something new and wonderful to explore.
To My YogaDownload Students,
You inspire me. I know it isn't always easy to stick with a home practice. I am so grateful that you are prioritizing your health and well being, even when there are a million other things you could be distracting yourself with. We are here to do important work together. I believe it is the most important work we'll ever do. This is the work of cultivating our inner landscape.
It happens each and every day, when we choose to connect with our breath, give thanks, soften on the inside, and share our compassion with others. Yoga helps us to connect with what is true inside of all of us. Connecting our breath with our movement, even in the most simple of ways, is a profound tool for bringing us back into our center sanctuary. Something many of us are encouraged to stray from in most of our waking lives.
It gives me great hope to know that you are committed to growing deeper in your relationship with yourself. This is indeed the first step to all the greatest miracles in life.
Dear YogaDownload friends:
Thank you for choosing to practice with me on YogaDownload. It is inspiring to share my creativity with you all. Recently one yoga teacher sent me a private message to ask me something about shoulder alignment as I was teaching chaturanga in my Strengthen, Protect and Heal video. We had a great conversation which turned into a video exchange and then a brief phone chat. I was honored that she felt comfortable enough with me to reach out personally!
Aloha! It is such an honor and privilege to be part of yogadownload’s global community. In the current technological age we are afforded the opportunity to share, collaborate and disseminate wisdom in an unparalleled manner that previously was unavailable. I am so happy to share four decades of practice and study in the hopes that my experiences can alleviate some of the avoidable confusion concerning Yoga, and offer Patanjali’s perennial insights into how to make the most of life experience through our personal practices.
Message to my Yoga Download students!
Hey there friends! I want to thank you for practicing with me here on Yoga Download. Even though we aren't able to connect live and in person and we don't really know one another, I want you to know that I do see you, not in a weird or awkward way :) but in the way that I know you are out there at home showing up and doing your best to achieve whatever it is you are working on!
I applaud and respect your efforts and dedication to improve yourself as I am fully aware of how difficult it can be, wether it's to lose weight, gain flexibility or strength, minimize stress and tension, get your life back on track, deepen the relationship with yourself or better understand your life in general OR the endless other reasons we all choose the yoga practice!