Friday, November 25, 2011

Come practice this afternoon

see you at 4:30 today! The sequence is a couple posts back.

No practice next Friday, but we are on for Dec 9th, 16th, and 30th for sure

and will let you know about the 23rd.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Practice in San Marcos

Here's what's on the docket for Thanksgiving practice tomorrow at the San Marcos School of Yoga. We start at 10:30. If you have to leave early or come a bit late, don't let that stop you. Cost is $20.

Here’s the Thanksgiving Practice Schedule

10:30-10:40 greeting and invocation (Greeting Anne Invocation Sam)

10:40-10:50 SAM

Adho Mukha Virasana and Parsva Variations



Malasana -



10:50- 11:05 ANNE

Supta Padangusthasana 1-V -

Eka pada supta virasana-


UKtanasana 1

Garudasana 1

Gomukasana 1


11:05-11:20 ANNE

Adho Mukha Vrksasana- 5

Pinca Mayurasana- 5

Sirsasana and variations-5

11:20-11:35 SAM


Prasarita paddotanasana



Parivritta parsvakonasana

11:35- 11:50 ANNE

Marichyasana 1

Eka hasta bhujasana


11:50-12:05 SAM

Urdhva prasarita eka padasana

Eka pada koundinyasana 1


12:05-12:15 SAM

Maricyasana 3

Eka hasta koundinyasana 2

Dwi pada koundinyasana

12:15-12:35 ANNE

Dwi pada viparita dandasana on chair

Urdhva dhanurasana chair or otherwise

backbends of your choice

12:35-12:40 SAM



Parsva Uttanasana

12:40-12:55 ANNE

Sarvangasana and variations or Viparita karani

12:55- 100 SAM


Laurie Blakeney is Coming to San Marcos School of Yoga!

Laurie is coming to San Marcos. Yippee!!!

The dates are Feb 10-12, 2012.

The schedule: Friday evening, February 10th, 6:00-8:30pm
Saturday morning, 10:00am:-12:30pm Saturday afternoon, 3:00-5:30pm Sunday morning, Sunday morning 10:00am-12:30pm

Cost: Sign up for the entire workshop for $180 if you sign up before January 15.

Each individual session costs $50 $200 for the whole workshop after January 15.

For more information or to register: please email sanmarcosschoolofyoga@gmail. com or call Sam Rice at 512.534.5153 You will be able to pay online via pay pal at the san marcos site, but it isn't set up yet. Checks and cash are also acceptable modes of payment.

Please do spread the word about it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

There is Practice FRIDAY.

Hi All, We'll do a sequence from Devon's recent study with Patricia in Santa Fe. I decided backbends would be good, since I'm getting ready to go do my weekly twisting practice and we'll arm balance on thursday in san marcos... so unless Devon overrules it here's the sequence,

THis is from day two of the workhsop Thursday, November 10, 2010

Theme: opening the lungs by means of the heart chakra, hrdaya chakra.
Yoga Sutra III. 35: hrdaye cittasamvit

AMVira with partner placing hands on back ribs to sense breathing patterns.
Supta vira with 3 square-ish shaped
AMS to observe

Supta vira second time round with blankets turned transverse and a block under the head.
Observe the difference in the pattern and ease of breathing in each way of doing.

AMS hands and feet together to further open the lungs and prepare for sirsasana

Eka pada sirsasana
Parivrttaikapada sirsa legs apart only, not twisting


Ekapada AMS, related to ekapada and prvt ep sirsa

Vira I

Urdhva prasarita ekapadasana
[“an auxiliary Vira I”]

Vira I repeat

Vira II prep

Vira II full pose

AMVrksasana, 2 x

3x; block and belt if needed; balance if you can

Vajrasana full pose, with belt around ankles as needed to really extend ankle and spread the feet.
Urdhva namaskarasana in vajra
Paschima namaskara in vajra

Urdhva mukha svanasana on tall blocks (anantasana side)

block between knees; block betw thighs
hands turned out NOT like Sarvanga II (other way) to open chest fully like UMSvana

Drop-back work with block at top thighs, hands on buttocks

Once to see;
Twice more with thighs belted

Drop-over practice again, taking chest up first before going back.


Virasana twisting

Uttanasana wide feet


Thanksgiving Practice in San Marcos

Thanksgiving Day Yoga Group Practice

Thursday, November 24th, 10:30am-1pm with Anne Schultz and Sam Rice

Thanksgiving is a a time for gratitude, reflection, and community. Join us for a full spectrum mixed levels Group Practice on Thursday November 24th from 10:30am-1pm. This practice will have a focus on bringing gratitude and joy in your life and a physical practice aimed at firing up the digestive system before the big meal. Come ready to work and play! We'll do some bird poses in honor of the day.

Thursday, November 24th 10: 30am-1pm all levels
Cost: $20

Location: The San Marcos School of Yoga 400 Centre Street San Marcos, TX
www. sanmarcosschoolofyoga. com
For more information: please email or call Sam Rice at 512.534.5153

Monday, November 7, 2011

Various Upcoming Yoga Events

Hi All, I start teaching a six week all levels session down in San Marcos tonight at 6:30.

I'm subbing for Devon at 7:30 AM Wednesday and Friday this week

and in very exciting news, I start teaching a level 2-3 class at Castle Hill 9:30 AM tuesdays starting December 6th.

Sam Rice and I will be co leading a thanksgiving day practice down in San Marcos at 10:30 and then the Friday after thanksgiving, we are back on for friday practices.

Stay tuned.

Remember George Purvis is coming the 18-20. Be there or be square.