Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sequence for Friday Advanced Practice

Here's  the Sequence for Friday June 1, 2012  Devon will be leading us through it.
A M Vrks
Pincha Mayura
Sirsasana and Variations,
            Especially Ekapada and parsvaikapada, baddha konasana
Supta padangustha I, II and III
Upavistha konasana upright, twisting R and L
Dandasana to Paripurna Navasana
            Paschima baddha hastasana/namaskarasana
Ardha baddha padmottanasana
Upavistha konasana forward bending
Bharadvajasana I and II
Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana
Akarna dhanurasana I and II
Marichyasana I, twisting and then complete pose
Kurmasana I and II
Chatush padasana
Salamba sarvangasana I
            Ekapada and Parsvaikapada, padmasana, pindasana

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Anne at the Umlauf Fridays at 10:00 starting June 1

June 1 - July 6.      Anne-Marie Schultz  will teach a six week  All levels Iyengar Yoga class at  the Umlauf Sculpture Garden.   Fridays  from 10:00 to 11:30. Cost is  ten dollars a class. 

The class is suitable for all levels.   There are no props at the Umlauf, so please bring a  mat, strap, block and three blankets if  possible.  I'll bring  a few props in, but we'll be able to do a larger variety of poses if  everyone brings  props.

As an added bonus,  Jeff Schultz  will be assisting the class, so expect lots of individual attention.

Sequence for Friday

I was going to do a  PW hip sequence, but decided to do a sequence based on Chris Saudek's backbend class Sunday up in  Dallas.   I didn't take notes at the time and I added a couple things in that I know we didn't do. 

Hope to see everyone there.


Jumpings between  these poses    Tadasana Utt, AMS, UMS, Chaturanga AMS Utt Tadasana

Chaturanga   Nakrasana

Salabasana arms only
Salabasana  bent legs
Parsva Dhanurasana
Bhekasana (ardha and full)

Uttana Padasana

PM  three arm positions.
Parsvaikapada sirsasana

Chair dwi pada holding head the whole time (I like to go down spine vertibrae by veritbrae and work with pumping motion)
Urdhva D from chair bringing head all the way to floor first then push up
Urdhva D from floor
Urdhva D with block under sacrum
Chair dwi pada  regular arms work
Dwi pada  on chair  head to floor  (junior I version)
Dwi pada on chair getting chair legs
Dwi pada from floor bent legs and upto  UD
Purvottansana to teach legs and tailbone of full dwi pada
Full dwi pada

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Get upside down the right way Sunday 5-7 at Austin Yoga Expo

Hi All,  I'm  teaching an inversion workshop at the Austin Yoga Expo   this Sunday May 20  from 5-7.

It is at the Palmer event center.   Check out the  schedule of events  at


No Advanced Practice Friday

Hi All,

No advanced practice this Friday. Devon and I are both off to the Chris Saudek workshop and there's a training at the studio anyway.

I'm double checking with Devon but  as of right now it looks like we are on every friday from May 25-June 29  except for June 15 when there's a training at the studio).   I'll repost the schedule for June when I get confirmation.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Practice Sequence

This one is  Devon's creation.

Friday Practice Sequence
Pincha mayurasana

Strength and Balance sequence, done all on one side and then the other, poses connected to each other as a vinyasa:
Tadasana à utt hasta padangusthaà parsva utthita hasta padangustha à UHP à parivrtta UHP à UHP àvira III à UPEP à ardha Chandra //à UPEP à utthita hasta padangusthasana à urdhva hasta à tadasana

Variations to insert as possible after ardha Chandra// à trikona àparsvakona à ardha Chandra again à UPEP àparsvottanasana à parivrtta trikona àparsvottana, then kneeling on back leg knee into parivrtta parsvakona à prvt trikona à ardha Chandra à UPEP àuttanasana à urdhva hasta à tadasana 

Sirsa and variations as possible, support as needed as usual
Chair supported viparita dandasana, urdhva dhanurasana
Classical urdhva dhanurasana
Ekapada urdhva dhanurasana
Urdhva dhanurasana for evenness
Adho mukha vrksasana
Adho mukha svanasana
Bharadvajasana I
Bharadvajasana II
Ardha matsyendrasana II
Mulabandhasana work
Maha mudra

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ramanand Patel Workshop this weekend

Hi All,

This Saturday and Sunday be sure to check out Ramanand Patel. 

Yoga Workshop with Ramanand Patel May 5-­6, 2012 Austin Yoga Institute
Ramanand has been a leading Iyengar Yoga Instructor
around the world since 1968. He trained many of the teachers who conduct the teacher training programs at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco as well many other international venues. Some of these teachers have gone on to become internationally well known. He regards his father, Shri BKS Iyengar, Swami Dayananda, and J. Krishnamurti as his sources of guiding light. His deep knowledge regarding challenging physical issues, technical knowledge of asana, pranayama, and a grasp of the fundamental questions of philosophy and psychology are mixed with a keen sense of humor, to make his classes thought provoking and challenging in all the aspects of yoga. He is an innovator in the use of props and working with students with special needs. He has been coming to teach in Austin for over twenty years. Please join us to welcome him back!
All are welcome, one year of Iyengar Yoga experience recommended. Whole workshop attendance encouraged;
preference given to those coming to all classes.

Saturday, May 5 10:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 4:30pm Sunday, May 6 10:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 4:30pm
Cost: $200, $180 if paid by April 20.
Morning classes, $60, afternoon classes $40
For more information call Peggy at 512-­‐923-­‐4643 or email her at