you be happy and peaceful,
Welcome to Heart Filled Yoga - Vinyasa style yoga taught
by Kris Lowe. .
May your yoga practice bring healing to the body; peace to the mind; joy to the heart; and a unity with your spirit.
Joyful, Empowered, Inspired
Release stress from your mind and body and open your heart to a life of joy and gratitude!
Class Podcast - one hour audio classes
|February 23, 2013||Blow with the Breeze Music: Yoga World by Putumayo||Download this episode (right click and save)|
|January 26, 2013||Ground and Inspired, with a little nod to Bollywood. Music: MC Yogi||Download this episode (right click and save)|
|December 12, 2012||Happy Holidays! A song of joy and peace Music: George Winston and Ben Wisch||Download this episode (right click and save)|
|November 17, 2012||Enjoy 1 hour of chakra balancing for well being. Music: Rhythms of the Chakras II||Download this episode (right click and save)|
|October 6, 2012||Enjoy this one hour yoga class from earlier today. Abundance flow. Music: Touched by the Sun Todd Boston||Download this episode (right click and save)|
|September 15, 2012||mp3 for iPod||Sing the song our your soul; dance the dance of your spirit. Music: DJ Drez|
|August 11. 2012||mp3 for iPod||Take a breath of peace Music: Girish|
|July 21, 2012||mp3 for iPod||Go with the flow! Music: One River, Benji Wertheimer and John de Kadt|
|June 16, 2012||mp3 for iPod||The parable of the butterfly. Music: Amrita, Returning|
|May 19, 2012||mp3 for iPod||A Prayer for Understanding Others Music: Bronwin|
|April 7, 2012||mp3 for iPod||Yoga is a great recipe for feeling joy. Music: Aykanna Livelight|
|March 10, 2012||mp3 for iPod||The Perfect Heart Music: Girish Remix|
|February 2, 2012||mp3 for iPod||Yoga for a sunny day. Music: Surya Devi|
|January 14, 2012||mp3 for iPod||Receive the gifts of your practice and take them into your life. Music: Stevin McNamara|
|December 10, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Find your way to the present moment. Music: Masood Ali Khan.|
|December 9, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Bonus class - a one hour gentle/res
|November 19, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Gratitude. Music: Shantala, Jaya|
|October 15, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Shine your light! Music: C.C. White|
|September 17, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Let your heart sing! Music: Aradhna|
|August 20, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Prayer flags blowing in the breeze. Music: Prayers, Meenakshi|
|July 9, 2011||mp3 for iPod||My breath is my lifeline. Music: Brenda McMorrow|
|June 11, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Gardening as a metaphor. Music: Ena Vie and Jane Winther|
|May 14, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Light a Spark! Music: Jamaste and Stay Strong|
|April 2, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Open your heart as wide as the world. Music: Krishna Das mix|
|March 5, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Chakra Yoga Music: Chanting the Chakras, Layne Redmond|
|February 5, 2011||mp3 for iPod||5 Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Space. Music: Shantala|
|May 8, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Here is a class previously not listed (given on a CD to participants at the Yoga Weekend May 2010). A Yoga Feast! Music: Girish|
|January 15, 2011||mp3 for iPod||Take the journey. Music: Chinmaya Dunster|
|December 4, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Give your whole self - body, mind and spirit. Also, 51 point meditation. Music: Govindas and Radha, SRI Kirtan|
|November 13, 2011||mp3 for iPod||You've always had the power! Inspirations from the Wizard of Oz Music: Michael Hewett|
|October 9, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Open your compassionate heart with lovingkindness Music: Sam Rossitto and from The Yoga Specialists|
|September 11, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Take a Leap of Faith. The Story of Hanuman. Music: Jai Uttal Bhakti Bazaar|
|August 7, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Namaste. We are one. Music: Michael H. Cohen Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West|
|July 10, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Step into the current, trust the flow, enjoy the ride. Music: Ocean, Mirabai Cieba|
|June 5, 2010||mp3 for iPod||A flowing, breathing, moving prayer and meditation. Music: The Yoga Sessions, Masood Ali Khan|
|May 1, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Look up, let blessings shower down on you. Music: David Newman To Be Home|
|April 3, 2010||mp3 for iPod||How will you say YES! to life today? Music: David Newman|
|March 6, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Let this practice flow from your heart, through your body, like a prayer. Music: Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band|
|February 6, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Music: Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe|
|January 9, 2010||mp3 for iPod||Inspiration from Julia Butterfly-Hill Music: Suzanne Sterling|
|December 5, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|October 31, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|October 10, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|September 5, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|August 1, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|July 11, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|June 13, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|May 9, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|April 11, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|March 14, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|February 28, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|January 24, 2009||mp3 for iPod|
|December 13, 2008||mp3 for iPod|
|November 15, 2008||mp3 for iPod|
|October 25, 2008||mp3 for iPod|
|September 27, 2008||mp3 for iPod|
Let me know the gifts you have received from your yoga practice, or provide feedback on my classes - email@example.com
Yoga allows us to open ourselves up and remove the obstacles that keep us from our center. Allow yoga to create a path that takes you to your heart. To who you are when you are at your very best. To your source of joy and inspiration.
How yoga brings us back to a sense of wholeness:
Body – Yoga opens the body to release tension – allowing
the breath and life energy to flow more easily and for our own natural healing
systems to work effectively. Yoga also builds strength, balance, and
flexibility in the body, helping us feel better and stronger as we resist the
harmful effects of our busy stressful lives.
2. Mind – Yoga clears the mind – by focusing on the body and the breath we become free of the mental clutter that causes stress.
3. Breath - Steady, even breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system “the relaxation response” instead of the sympathetic nervous system “the fight or flight response” – stress.
These three things work together to create the state of relaxation and well being we experience after a yoga practice, leaving us feeling more balanced and free in our body. Remember, the poses themselves are not our goal, they are the means to our goal of returning to our center; to who we are at our very best.
The structure of our class
1. We begin with a few moments seated on the floor, focusing our mind on our breath to set the tone, centering.
2. We move into a gradual warm up of the body. As we warm up, we move with each inhale and each exhale, flowing with our breath. We progress from simple movements, awakening, to combining movements in flowing sequences, energizing. We finish our warm up with a Sun Salutation (a flowing sequence that energizes the whole body)
3. Next are standing flows. We focus on poses that strengthen and lengthen the body, develop concentration and balance. Each pose is held about 5 breaths and the poses are linked together in flowing sequences. We always balance both sides of the body. Between series, we move through a vinyasa (moving with the breath) to keep heat up in the body.
4. We then move to the floor for deeper stretches. Poses may be held a little longer and focus on forward bending, back bending, twisting, hip opening, and inversions.
5. The last few minutes of class we move into final relaxation – resting on the mat. This is a time for our bodies to absorb our practice and for our energy to balance. Receiving, restoring, releasing, renewing. We have a short meditation and then slowly move back to a seated position to close with “Namaste” – a Sanskrit word which means “My spirit honors your spirit”.
Class schedule: (Gold Creek Tennis and Sport Club, Woodinville WA)
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:15 am
Saturdays 10:00 am