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Playlist from 5/25/13- Core Class

Awesome class last week!  Thanks as always for making it great…  remember that on the 8th of June, my 9:30 class will be a slow flowing, restorative,  back to basics class.  Maybe make it a twofer and come for both vinyasa and the basics!

See you next Saturday!

  1. Hope on Board                               Tom Petty
  2. Lilac Wine                                        Jeff Buckley
  3. Stir it Up                                           Bob Marley & the Wailers
  4. Speak in Rounds                            Grizzly Bear
  5. Jane Says(Kettlewhistle)            Jane’s Addiction
  6. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa            Vampire Weekend
  7. Dog Days are Over(unplugged) Florence and the Machine
  8. Thrift Shop(radio version)         Macklemore & Ryan
  9. Sail                                                        Awolnation
  10. Five String Serenade                     Mazzy Star
  11. Ghosts That We Know                  Mumford & Sons
  12. Valtari                                                Sigur Ros


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Yoga Playlist-5/4/13

We spent last Saturday trying to find our Tranverse Abdominis. It was fun to spend a class working on one pair of muscles, and interesting to me to discover what else needed to be worked to get to the target region!

Transverse-Abdominis-732984 So important and so hidden.

Here is the music that was playing, thanks for a great class!

  1. The Greatest                              Cat Power
  2. Coldest Days                              The Rural Alberta Advantage
  3. Clara                                              Punch Brothers
  4. Time to Move On                      Tom Petty
  5. Grace                                             Jeff Buckley
  6. Fire it Up                                       Modest Mouse
  7. Cursed Diamond                         The Black Crowes
  8. Bouncing Around the Room  Phish (studio version from Lawn Boy)
  9. 747                                                  Kent
  10. Try to Sleep                                  Low
  11. The Fireside                                 Yo La Tengo

Join us this Saturday for our celebration of Mother’s Day!  Last year, we celebrated with Kali…. this year, I think we will explore Saraswati.

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Yoga Playlist- 4/6/13

I woke up on Saturday feeling super energetic and having planned a slow flow hip opener class… I had some work to do.  I made a new playlist and we still worked on hip openers but it was much more energetic than originally planned and I had all female students that day so we were able to talk about Lady Power, holding so much emotion in our Sacral Chakra region and getting watery and fluid for spring!  It was a super fun class…. here is the playlist. (side note: I regret using the LOTR song for savasana, I was thinking of Galadriel when I chose it, but as it played, it seemed a little too… Epic.  Ah well, we can’t win em all!)


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Welcoming Spring- Yoga Class 3/23/13

A big thank you to my teacher Laurel who introduced me to this poem years ago!  It has stuck with me and was a joy to share with my students on Saturday.  At this transition from winter to spring I am always seeking bright colors and reminders that soon the snow will be melted and we will see color.

When watching a child play, you know that they are still filled with and exuding their highest self.  Even if you are not a yogi, you are aware of their wonder and joy.  It is something that we are all born with and sadly, forget.  We then spend the rest of our lives trying to remember it.

Remembering spring, remembering our highest selves and remembering Sri.

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In the time of daffodils

Who know the goal of living is to grow

Forgetting why; Remember how

In the time of lilacs

Who proclaim the aim of waking is to dream

Forgetting seem; Remember So

In the time of roses

Who amaze our now and here with paradise

Forgetting if; Remember yes

In the time of all sweet things

Beyond whatever mind may comprehend

Forgetting find; Remember seek

And in mystery to be

When time from time shall set us free

Forgetting me; Remember me

~e.e. cummings

In our class we starting with a short and sweet Yin-like practice and continued with a slow flow Vinyasa.  Tree was our apex!

This was the soundtrack:




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Yoga Playlist 3/9/13 – Hanumanasana

I admit it… I like music that is a bit rocking for yoga.  The new age stuff is nice too, but gets old after awhile, and for a pose like Hanumanasana… I don’t want to feel bored and heavy.  Django Django is def. not boring.  Enjoy the new list!

Thanks for a great class you guys!

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Yoga Class Playlist from 3/2/13

Here is the playlist from last Saturday… funny that it was a class with the theme of staying grounded and rooted to the earth, and everything was such a jumble!  I forgot my notebooks including class notes and itunes was NOT cooperating with my playlist editing.  So we just went with what the universe handed us and ended up feeling exactly what we needed to.  If you don’t see a link to a song here it is because it was in one of my other posted Playlists.  Enjoy!

If you were in my prenatal class we did Elegy by Lisa Gerrard instead of Krishna Das.

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Yoga Class Playlist 2/23/13

This was a core strengthening class, and I loved the way that all these songs flowed together!  It seems too, that I am unable at the moment to break away from GBA for the apex of class.

“The core is what supports us spiritually in our lives and physically in our yoga practice.  If our core is weak, the ups and downs of life are much harder to take.  A strong core makes us resilient.”~Desiree Rumbaugh

As you were coming into class you may have heard one of these songs:

Baba Hanuman by Krishna Das

Festival by Sigur Ros

Adiemus by Adiemus

Lakes of Pontchartrain by The Be Good Tanyas

Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon

During class… this was the line up:

Long Time Traveller by The Wailin’ Jennys

Blindsided by Bon Iver

Ho Hey by The Lumineers

In Circles by Sunny Day Real Estate

Ganesh is Fresh by MC Yogi

Be Somebody by Kings of Leon

G.B.A by Xavier Rudd

Hard Sun by Eddie Vedder

Montreal by Kaki King

Ara Batur by Sigur Ros



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Class Playlist from 2/16/13

  1. Joi                                                                        by Kaki King
  2. Song No. 6 (featuring Ron Sexsmith)    by Ane Brun
  3. Chain Reaction                                                by Cloud Cult
  4. Bloom                                                                 by Deya Dova
  5. Rebellion                                                           by Arcade Fire
  6. Little Talks                                                        by Of Monsters and Men
  7. G.B.A.                                                                  by Xavier Rudd
  8. Turning Tables                                                by Adele
  9. End of the Day                                                by Beck
  10. Elegy                                                                  by Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy
  11. Ho Hey                                                              by The Lumineers

Chain Reaction was a beautiful way to get started, G.B.A bought us all through our Deviasana pose and Elegy settled us more deeply into our super cozy restorative Savasana.  See you guys on Saturday with a new playlist and Core Strengthening!


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Playlist for Core Strength class 1/26/13

I received enough requests and questions about songs and artists that I decided to start posting playlists from my classes.  It will be good for me to have them put somewhere too!  This was a playlist that I made for a Core class and also used this week for Hip Openers.  It worked great for both!

Float On – Modest Mouse

Starlight- Muse

Movement and Location- Punch Brothers

Boy with a Coin- Iron and Wine

Mouth Full of Cavities- Blind Melon

The Rising Tide- Sunny Day Real Estate

is there a ghost- Band of Horses

Here Comes your Man- Pixies

The Skin of my Yellow Country Teeth- Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah

1901- Phoenix

Blue Eyed Devil- Soul Coughing

Draining- Silversun Pickups

Pink Moon- Nick Drake

2+2=5- Rockabye Baby (Radiohead)

The Mango Song- Phish