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Yoga classes - Baptiste Power Vinyasa
Yoga classes - Live Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School
These are live Vinyasa Yoga classes for students who already know basic alignment and want to flow. NOT FOR BEGINNERS. Philip Urso, Renee Deslauriers and other teachers of Live Love Teach Yoga School. We specialize in teaching Yoga Teachers the skills and presence to teach dynamic, mindfulness-based Vinyasa Yoga classes. Philip also posts "A Crash Course in Miracles" on iTunes. More info at or
Intense.  The power of Presence.  The power of decision. What is hard and what is easy?   Ends with 20 minute Yoga Nidra at 1:10. Nidra is said to provide 4 times the resting power of sleep. I pulled the Nidra from the book Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Direct download: 110706_spy_2-hour_intense_ends_with_Nidra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

I had been away assisting Baron at an 8-day yoga bootcamp in Costa Rica.  When I got back we were all ready to go!
Direct download: 121206_spy_back_from_CR_audition.mp3
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Friday afternoon smooth flowing fun class-  active vs passive spirituality

Direct download: 121506_atm_excellect.mp3
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In this class I was substituting for another vinyasa teacher- it's an hour long "hour of power."  When the class saw me come in, they were, well, a little afraid.  So I was a little, well, nice, and maybe a little, um, easier than usual. 


Direct download: 1_hour_of_easy_power_audacity.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

A little crazy conversation, down dog alignment detail, and at 3:20 begin in child.
Direct download: Fun_high-energy_Vinyasa_commitment_and_relationships.mp3
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the fundamental error is of identity

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

"The prize is in the process." 

-Baron Baptiste


Direct download: slow_dog_sweet_vinyasa_1.mp3
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In yoga class, as in life, we have an experience.  As soon as we name the experience, something happens.  Naming or labeling the experience is like opening a file of our past experiences under that name. Our past judgments rush in and color in the experience, dulling presence.

When this happens, we no longer see reality. All we see is our own past judgments pasted on what we see and even feel. We become disconnected with reality. In a very real sense, we are alone in all the universe. This state, (and one of anxiety*), is what we experience most of the time. 

Sometimes we come across an experience that has no past reference in the mind.  The mind is suddenly stilled.  There is no memory to dull the experience.  This surprising break in the dullness frees us to experience what we are: love's presence.  Usually it feels like awe, like when we cross above treeline on a new mountain peak the first time. 

In this class we practice not naming what we feel.  We simple let the experience be shown to us as it is now.  We practice looking intensely at the reality, the sensation and the breath, instead of the dull experience of yesterday's sensation.

As always, the aim of the class is to expand our awareness of the rush that we are and learn how to regain it when the dullness tries to work its way back.  Once we learn at will how to feel the rush of what we are, the dullness is intolerable.   (*It's not just the dullness, but also the anxiety and the drama, but that's for another class.)


Direct download: presence_above_tree_line.mp3
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Fun class.  -You loose your presence, hey, you have the next breath.  
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2 minute discussion on 40 days to Personal Revolution, then Down Dog and we're off for 90 minutes.  Athletic flow. "Information from your senses is neutral."
Direct download: nothing_from_the_past_can_reach_you_here.mp3
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This vigorous class includes some finer alignment cues and a short break-out into tripod headstand.   
Direct download: Punch_line_as_a_burst_of_Presence_AU.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Challenging the class beyond physical alignment.
Direct download: intense_fun_SPY_100306.mp3
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Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga at SPY, a rainy Saturday morning. Coming into alignment physically, mentally, and coming into being.

Direct download: baptiste_by_the_book_100106.mp3
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Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. "I was having an imaginary conversation with a person who wasn't there; I was feeling bad about the way it was going." "The answer is so simple, it eludes us." "An unanticipated wheel is a great joy. You haven't killed it yet with anticipation, dread." "The present is so important because that is where we join. Everything else is solitary confinement."

Direct download: the_drama_is_the_problem_not_the_sensation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

I'll have my Vinyasa with a frog and a dead bug.  The super-friendly Salt Pond Yoga students go from joyful outbursts to unified ujayii breathing on a cool summer eve. 
Direct download: we_make_what_we_defend_against_6406_SPY.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55pm EDT

This was Bridget's first yoga class ever-  The best day of her life!  So I had Shaun model Sun A and the class loved it.  A fun review.  The actual class begins 7 minutes into the podcast in case you want to skip ahead and you will start in Mountain pose.  The class made good fun of my Jennifer Anniston analogy near the end, so I threatened to hold them in hydrant for a long time. 

Direct download: Power_Vinyasa_Philip_SPY_42506_shaun_models_sun_a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

This fun class generally follows the flow of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.  This is the last class I taught at Innerlight Studio after 4 years there.  The quote at the end of class is from A Course in Miracles.

Direct download: PJU_Yoga_Class_62006_Last_IL.mp3
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