In lieu of teaching my weekly classes, I’ve started a Yoga Video Subscription package for yogis of all levels.

Included in $10/week subscription:

  • Two full-length videos
  • Q & A video
  • Bonus material

Sign up by this Thursday, and you’ll receive two full-length videos (60-80 minutes each) sent directly to your inbox every Friday. One practice will be more dynamic and vigorous, the other more restorative and calming.

These two unique practices are all-levels, and feature both common modifications and advanced options. Like all my classes and workshops, I make my practices as inclusive as possible.

I’ll also including bonus footage featuring breathing practices, tips for particular poses, meditations, and “micro-asanas.”

Do you have a question? Just ask! I’ll answer as many of your questions as I can. Topics could include: Modifying a particular pose, how to practice the yoga breath, tips for developing a home practice, ways to use a particular yoga prop. Questions from fellow teachers also welcome!

These videos are yours to keep and to practice at any time.

All full-length practices will be able to be done using only a mat, block, and strap

If you’ve been to my classes or workshops, you know I adore props. For the full-length videos, however, I’ll only use a strap, block and mat.

You can also get creative! Use a belt or dish towel for a strap, and a thick book or pot for a block. This will allow you to practice without purchasing much equipment.

Best Practices

This subscription series is open-ended; you can cancel any time. I plan on doing this for at least 4-6 weeks while we practice self-isolation, and see how everything develops. In the meantime, keep practicing and be well.

The subscription email with all the videos will be sent to you on Friday. If you’ve purchased the subscription by Thursday, you’ll receive it in your inbox the same week.

Update: First week’s offerings!

The first week of the subscription series is below. If you signed up for my email list, I sent this to your inbox. You can join and cancel at any time.

Frameworks Yoga Video Subscription for March 22

—Dynamic Practice
—Calming Practice
—Bonus: Don’t touch your face! Now touch your face!
—Weekly Reflection

Dynamic practice—Light Returning to its Source

Especially if we’re self-isolating, it’s been hard to get our energy out. This week’s dynamic practice first opens our hands and feet, so we can guide shakti (energy) into our limbs. After a vigorous standing sequence and plank series, we then bring this light back to our Source with twists, abdominal work, and backbends.

The passage used during final relaxation is an excerpt from Rumi:

When light returns to its Source, 
it takes nothing 
of what it has illuminated. 

Calming practice—No Matter What Road

This week’s calming practice features long holds, which allow the poses to work on us. Supine practices are followed by abdominal breathing and relaxing spine work so we can settle in our space, wherever we are.

I read a poem from Shinsho at the end:

Does one really have to fret
About enlightenment?
No matter what road I
I’m going home

Bonus—Don’t touch your face! Now touch your face!

This week’s bonus material: A ‘micro-asana’ Facebook Live class I led on yoga practices for our faces. First, we’ll do everything we can do without touching our face.

After washing our hands, we perform a quick self-lymphatic-style massage, followed by deeper pressure. We conclude with a couple big stretches to relax and release our facial muscles.

Weekly Reflection

I remember reading “humans move fastest when they are lost” and going into a semidaze for a couple days because of how obvious and novel this idea was for me.

This virus has made everybody feel uncertain. As somebody who has contemplated my own passing more times than I care to recount: It’s always been uncertain. Right now, we are all forced to feel it.

This feeling can make us better people. Trauma and catastrophe have created more good humans than villains.

We are all feeling the preciousness of life. Cultivate that feeling, and you’ll be a better human being, regardless of what the future holds for all of us.