Friday, May 29, 2009

Anne's Saturday Class Starts Tomorrow

Hi Everyone, Come join in the fun. Saturdays at Noon at Austin Yoga Institute. I'll be teaching an ongoing mixed level class. This week we'll do a sequence for sinus relief. Lots of inversions and supported backbends of various sorts.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sequence for Friday May 29

Devon shares this Sequence from Stephanie Quirk Training in San Francisco, May 2009.
This sequence was given to us with the idea that we would take each group of poses and observe our sensations and responses to the work with respect to the abdominal organs. This instruction was very general, deliberately so. We were to just observe whatever we ourselves observed about the abdomen and its contents, and then at the end of the group of poses, sit down and write our thoughts down. Then she would give us the next group of poses, we would do them and then sit to take notes; and on to the next, same procedure, until the sequence was completed. No timings were given, but the group tended to keep to somewhat normal timings: a minute or two per side or per pose, with more for the inversions or more repetitions when the pose was difficult. Five to ten minutes in the interval for notes.

For the practice, this Friday, we'll do as much of the sequence as we have time for. We won't be doing the note taking. Practice will end at 5:15 to accommodate the writing workshop.

Group 1
Urdhva hastasana
Uttanasana complete
Concave spine uttanasana
Prasarita padottanasana complete
Concave spine prasarita padottanasana
- - -
Group 2
Utthita trikonasana
Utthita Parsvakonasana
Ardha chandrasana
Virabhadrasana I
Virabhadrasana III
Parivrtta trikonasana
- - -
Group 3
Virasana sitting
Parvatasana in virasana
Baddha konasana upright
Revolving baddha konasana
Upavistha konasana upright
Parivrtta upavistha konasana
Parvatasana classical (in padmasana)
- - -
Group 4
Parsva sirsasana
Parivrttaikapada sirsasana
Urdhva padmasana in sirsasana
Pindasana in sirsasana
Upavistha konasana in sirsasana
- - -
Group 5
Ropes I
Urdhva mukha svanasana
Urdhva dhanurasana
Dwi pada viparita dandasana
- - -
Group 6
Adho mukha svanasana
Adho mukha virasana
Parsva adho mukha virasana
Janu sirsasana
Marichyasana I, upright
Bharadvajasana I
Marichyasana III
Ardha matsyendrasana
- - -
Group 7
Salamba sarvangasana
Parsva halasana
Urdhva padmasana in sarvangasana
Pindasana in sarvangasana
Karna pidasana
Parsva karna pidasana
Parsva sarvangasana
- - -
Group 8
Setu bandha sarvangasana
Viparita karani on setu bandha bench sideways
Supta baddha konasana
Savasana, lengthwise bolster
Using bolster savasana: Ujjayi I, II, III, IV
Chair Pranayama: Ujjayi I, II, III, IV
Antara kumbhaka 3 times
Savasana flat, with gentle Viloma II

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mixed Level Yoga Classes with Anne at AYS Starting May 30

Hi Everyone,

I'll be teaching a Mixed Level Iyengar class on Saturdays from 12-1:30 at Austin School of Yoga. It is the big yoga studio right by Alamo Draft House on South Lamar.

We'll be in the back small studio, lovely floor, great rope wall, tons of props. Come join in the fun.

Classes start Saturday May 30 12- 1:30

The studio drop in rate is $16.00.

There are also discounted passes that you can use with any instructor at Austin School of Yoga.

1.5 Hour Classes

  • 4 classes in 2 months - $55
  • 8 classes in 2 months - $100
  • Semester pass (1x week) - $130
  • Semester pass (2x week) - $235

No Practice this Friday -Booksigning Instead

Hi Everyone, Devon's space isn't available this week and as luck would have it another opportunity to get together and practice and be part of the larger Austin Yoga Community has emerged.

My sister, Christina Sell, and Desiree Pearce of Breathe and Body are hosting a book signing for local yogi and philosopher, Dr. Phillips. Come join in the fun. Here's the relevant info

Book Signing Party and Practice

When: This Friday
4:00-4:00 Meet the Author
4:30- 5:00 Mantras with Dr. Phillips
5:00-6:00 Vinyasa with Christina Sell
6:30-8:00 Cocktail Reception with Book Signing

Where: Breath and Body Yoga
4800 Burnet Road, Suite 6

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Backbends this friday

Wide leg utt
Parvatasana in virasana
Paryankasana with block, on elbows to head, on head urdhva d arms for more lift and spread, full pose with support for elbows if don’t reach.
Virasana, arms in baddangulisana behind reaching down then paschima namascarasana arms.
AMS classic.
Ardha Sirsasana, working with head off the floor,
Sirsasana, Bk, virasana, legs split.
Ams blocks tall at wall heel of hand on edge of block fingers up wall, then palm at wall on block.
Amvrk, bring each leg up and down.
Vira I, heel at wall, then with hands toward wall.
Amvrk working on bringing both legs up and down, work of down teaches up, buttocks moving together.
PM at wall, then in center balancing if possible.
Dwi pada, on chair with blanket and block for shoulders horizontal and vertical, then with vertical block for tailbone, then t shaped two blocks for shoulders and tailbone.
UD on chair legs and hands on floor bring weight into feet. Two or three times.
UD over back of chair with blankets or bolsters, arms in Paryankasana and then hands to chair or legs of chair. Second time move to kapotasana part of back.
Back at wall, urdhva D with angular blocks at wall, on bolster and blanket. Bring forehead to wall, several times.
Low blocks keep forearm in contact,
Low block turn palms out. Bring chin to the wall
No brick arms at wall, block between feet, walk in with block.
UD middle of room work on shoulder blade curl, coming to front of head, push up, don’t’ push toward chest until you walk in and get tailbone as high as possible.
UD two blocks on feet can walk in with arms.
Many drop backs. Order of work in dropping back, hands to buttocks or backs of things, curl thoracic then cervical, then bend knees, without collapsing heels, then take coccyx in, then take the lumber spine in, then drop back.
Prasarita paddottansana, concave then full
Bk on bolster
Bharadvajasana on two blankets, even pelvis reversed cross of feet then regular cross of feet.
Sarvangasana, feet apart to relax buttocks, upa vistha legs, Bk legs, then back straight, brief Halasana.
SAVASANA, CHEST AND HEAD ON sarvangasana support.