We begin with a centering meditation – a deep, deep breath – accompanied by the Koto. Next we warm the body with long holds and deep stretches that eventually blend with a series of postures that invite us to stretch and explore the depths and edges of our experience (Note: as “deep” as we can go – with awareness of how we are “feeling” in our bodies, minds and hearts – is always perfect!): mountain, backbend, Wide leg forward bend in yoga mudra, 5-pointed star, flowing goddess, standing Stick, warrior variations, gate, melting heart, bridge and low back release. (*You may want to have strap or soft belt nearby as a support when stretching.)
The practice concludes with a guided Savasana, accompanied by the Harmonium and the chanting of a very old mantra for healing and wholeness.
John and Michelle are trained and experienced yoga teachers with decades of safe practice. Our videos are intended for yogis of all experience levels. We do not believe that a complete yoga practice requires postures and practices that are dangerous or even strenuous, and the videos on this site reflect this understanding.
If you are experiencing physical or emotional pain in any posture or routine, simply stop and rest. Feel free to let us know via email and we will offer other suggestions for a safe, comfortable practice.
John and Michelle