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Yoga classes - Baptiste Power Vinyasa
Yoga classes - Live Love Teach - Yoga Teacher Training School (podcasts)
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

This is a one-hour Synchronized Vinyasa Yoga Class. For Live Love Teach Yoga Teacher Trainings see

Direct download: Synchronized_Vinyasa_Thanksgiving_Class_2_2017_apple_SM.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

A lot of what we love about this approach to teaching is what is not being said and not being done.  We believe in simplicity and challenge. 

We teach connection.   Complexity forces the student into their heads.  A wall of words of instruction forces the student to filter out the teacher, disconnect actively. 

We believe the class should be student-centric versus teacher centric. What to say comes from what the teacher sees, so it is relevant. 

Direct download: Live20Love20Teach20Synchronized20Vinyasa20Yoga20Class.m4v
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

(Heads-up- this is a video of whole hour class - Bigger than usual file, 1.3 gig.) 

We thought it would be fun to Go-Pro one of our synchronized vinyasa classes. It was the 2015 Thanksgiving morning class at Rhode Island Power Yoga. The class was co-taught by Philip Urso and Renee Deslauriers. They both had a head-mounted go-pro - so you get their view - plus there were two more fixed go-pros.

This is a good example of a Synchronized Vinyasa Yoga class as taught by the LIVE LOVE TEACH Yoga Teacher Training School.

Direct download: go-pro-thanksgiving.mp4
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When Philip asks you to match group breath - soon after you will follow the vinyasa listening to the group breath only- with no cues from Philip...just the breath to repeat/follow the previous salutation. 

TEACHERS notice how Philip inserts "how yoga works" language.



Direct download: 11515_unhindered_Philip_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Lauren owns Firefly Yoga in Enterprise AL.  She is a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certified by Live Love Teach

Direct download: Lauren20Unhindered20115_mixdown.mp3
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Class begins 1.5 minutes into recording. 


"Lay down your arms, and come without defense into the quiet place where Heaven's peace holds all things still at last."  ACIM L.190

Direct download: RENEE_UNHINDERED_614_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Mandy Roush Live Love Teach VInyasa Class

NOTE: Class starts at about 6 minutes into the recording.  Skip ahead, or if you are interested in Eating Disorders and Yoga, LLT graduate Chelsea Roff describes her work as Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive, a non-profit organization that prevents and helps individuals fully recover from eating disorders through yoga.

Mandy Roush is co-founder of Root Down Yoga with her husband Nick. She is a Live Love Teach Facilitator and travels to studios to introduce Live Love Teach teacher principles to the teachers.  If interested,

A lot of what makes this class powerful is what she is NOT saying and NOT doing...

Direct download: Mandy_LLT_Class_FT_Worth_jan_14_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Hi -It’s Philip


Just back from a weeklong Advanced Yoga Teacher Training given by Stacy and me  at Stacy and Dave Dockin’s newest  studio, in Ft Worth, Texas, on the Trinity River Trail.   It’s truly beautiful and I look forward to offering more trainings there.  Next month Stacy is offering a 200-hour for new teachers, and many others.


This is a class taught by the group of “graduating” teachers at the very end of the week.  Enjoy!

Direct download: Ft_Worth_Group_Class_mc_id_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

Audio from a great yoga class-  from Live Love Teach's Yoga Teacher Training APpleton 2012.  A 5-day Yoga Teacher Training.  a mixture of teachers from beginning teachers with 20-year veterans all come together for thei amazing class.

1 Barb Earle - FIT
2-Tomomi Kojima-FIT
3. Sharon  Melesko - FIT

Caroline Tesar
Catherine Stiffler
Christie McClure
Debbie Heinritz
Jan Marnocha
Josif Wittnik
Justin Albring
Karen Harrington
Marcia Schaller
Mark Taub
Robin French
Sally Larkin
Traci Cooley
Wanda Schnetzer
Wendy Cullitan
Theresa Wilson
Maggie Martinez
Rita Burlingame
Denice McClure
Mary Beth Howell
Jolene Detremont
Kelly O'Connell
Jolene Park
Cindy Adams
Rachel Kirvan

Direct download: Appleton_2012_LLT_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

Philip @ Root Down Yoga studio

Philip's public class during a teacher training at Live Love Teach teacher Mandy Roush's thriving studio. 

Direct download: Root_down_yoga_mixdown.finalwav.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

This is a class from our recent 5-day LLT teacher training in Mexico.  The teachers all took a part and taught it on the last day.  One remarkable part is that there is are number of teachers who never taught before this training and they are just mixed in …as always we assume you already know basic alignment-  this class is one hour and 20 minutes.  

Intr Paula Romkey

Sun A:  Cameron Graves
Sun A:  Shaena Campbell
Sun A:  Bill Prysock

Sun B:  Josif Wittnik
Sun B:  Ellen Bain

Standing 1:  Maxine Munro
Standing 2:  Tomomi Kojima
Standing 3:  Leslie Hunter
Standing 4:  Dave Parr
Standing 5:  Danielle Jacobs

Balance 1:  Mary Beth Howell
Balance 2:  Chelsea Paxton
Balance 3:  Scott Resch

Core 1:  Andrea Andriopolous
Core 2:  Izabela Melo

Backbends 1:  Melinda Roland
Backbends 2:  Mary Mackinnon Boyd

Hips 1:  Tamara Hilliard
Hips 2:  Elizabeth Auten
Hips 3:  Jessie Braun

Seated Folds & Twists:  Sue Jones
Reclined Postures:  Laura DeMaria

Inversions:  Lisa Walker

Savasana:  Marisa Tingle

Direct download: mexico_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

Here is a 45-minute Dynamic Vinyasa class.  Philip Urso starts it and Stacy Dockins finishes it  -as usual we assume you already know basic alignment and want to flow. 


Then Deborah Williamson takes you through a 35-minute Yoga Nidra.  If you have never done the Yoga Nidra- “yogic sleep” you may find it exceptionally restful.  One study I saw claimed 1-hour of Nidra was equivalent to 4-hours of “regular sleep.  You could use these together or apart!  The Nidra begins at about 42 minutes in--- Enjoy! 


Live music by Kellie Lin Knott – if you listen you can hear a big fire crackling in the fireplace.


 It you’re ready to practice, get into Chair pose, Utkatasana right now!

Direct download: philip_stacy_w_Debbie_nidra_kellie_lin_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

I thought you might enjoy this very unusual class.  It is a teacher training drill from Live Love Teach’s recent 5- day training in Montana.  It is a complete 75-minute class, yes, but it is taught by all the teachers in training – 3 minutes each!  In this drill, you will hear the teachers playing –playing is the right word-  with breath and flow, tension and release, and expanding their range of expression. (Most of the time we are broken into small groups- occasionally we join into one big class)  There are all levels of teachers here- brand new teachers and experienced ones ,  and – many styles- teachers of vinyasa, ana forest, astanga,  and others.  More info see


As always. we assume that you already know basic alignment and want to flow.  This is not for raw beginners, but if you know basic poses and alignment you should be ok.

Direct download: Live_Love_Teach_Montana_2011_class_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

Brief announcement of Philip's new Yoga School, formed with Stacy Dockins and Deborah Williamson: Live Love Teach Yoga School, then flow into 1 hour class.

Direct download: pure_flow.mp3
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Short meditation discussion; class starts at 10 minutes

Direct download: vinyasa_is_moving_meditation.mp3
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Steady and relaxed

Direct download: sweaty_hour.mp3
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 all equally unreal

Direct download: no_order_of_difficulty_.mp3
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The innocence of the pose.

Direct download: The_circus_music_in_your_head_Hour.mp3
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Fun filled, quick but complete hour class!  Great energy at Deb's studio as always in beautiful Appleton WI

Direct download: Midwest_Power_Yoga_HOUR.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

Salt Pond Yoga 10/09
Direct download: Beyond_Physical.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

This is gonna rock!  Baptste Vinyasa.  Short stop in Crow.   What is relevant now?
Direct download: This_is_gonna_rock_m.mp3
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Tuesday night at SPY
Direct download: sweaty_vinyasa___Focused_awareness_a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

This is a Sunday 8AM class that builds consistently.  What do you value? Being right or happy.  winniing the arguement or Love?  What is the overriding priority in your life?

If you say love is, then why aren't you always loving? 

When you are not loving can now be seen as the greatest of gifts, showing you exactly where your priorities are off.  Where healing, forgivness, awakening is needed.  Where love is not the top priority, is your compass showing precisely where your spiritual work is.

Direct download: Flow_Builds_What_Do_You_Value_More_Than_Love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

Tuesday night at Salt Pond Yoga isn't the same without Lauren's joke
Direct download: Let_Curiosity_Replace_Fear.mp3
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Direct download: Making_heat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Alignment means the charge of the fight in the pose disappears in stability and relaxation.   This smaller class feels like a relaxed, private class.Side crow from standing prayer twist  Excerpts from Seinfeld episode, The Opposite. Repelling girls.  The power of being authentic.Opposite abwork.  Emergency hip pose.  Girdles.  Ray Long.  The body exhibit.  Purpose of alignment.  

Direct download: the_fight_in_the_pose_disppears.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Funny- fun Salt Pond Yoga at its best
Direct download: Youre_talking_alot_of_SHT_tonight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05pm EDT

One of the HOUR-LONG early morning 5:45 am classes at Salt Pond Yoga. Philip is practicing.  Moves well.
Direct download: HOUR_spy_545_AM_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

Class starts at 4 minutes
Direct download: the_end.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

Down dog at 6 Minutes. 
Direct download: Yoga_Bootcamp_3_Restorative_Class.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

Yoga Bootcamp 2 Discussion

Yoga Bootcamp 2


HEADS up This is not a yoga class, but the first discussion from the Day Long Yoga Bootcamp I taught in September at ALL That Matters, the largest holistic health center in New England.  This discussion follows the class posted called Bootcamp 1.  You are going to get the entire bootcamp- pretty close.


This discussion is about Intuition and what blocks it.  We first discuss the idea a flow from the book Beyond Boredom and Anxiety.  It defines Flow, what we call presence, as the space in-between boredom and anxiety.   His study included athletes, but applied to all of us.  We want to increase our experience of flow or presence because we get a large hit of intuition, and that always feels great.


At about 11.5 minutes we begin to draw a map of what blocks us from our intuition- this is pretty fun. The map we draw is called the “red donut‿ “almost famous‿ from my Podcast, “A Crash Course in Miracles.‿  This is pretty fun discussion and expands pretty far.  I hope you enjoy it.  Please look in the iTunes window- a picture of a red Donut in included with this post.   If you are looking for more yoga, it’s coming in the next few posts- there may be one more discussion first- maybe not.  Then I have a backlog of classes to post.  Thanks.

Direct download: Yoga_Bootcamp_2__DISCUSSION.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Please note: This is Part 1 of a day-long "Yoga Bootcamp" I taught in September at All That Matters, the largest holistic health center in New England.  You might want to do this with a friend.  It's 2:41:00 in total or you could take parts.  It begins with a talk on Intuition into a Short meditation (7 minutes) which begins at 19:00 and flows into the Baptiste Vinyasa Yoga Class at 26:00. 

00:00 Intro talk about Intuition (19 min)
19:00 Meditation (7 min)
26:00 Baptiste Vinyasa Yoga Class  (2 hrs, 15 Min)

I may post the other 2 parts of this bootcamp next, then I have a backlog of regular classes to post. 

Direct download: Yoga_Bootcamp_1_discussion_meditation_practice.mp3
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Direct download: Hot_one_at_Salt_Pond_Yoga.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Caution: EXPLICIT (a few swear words) otherwise a fun class at SPY ( and interesting observations on Yogi Gump
Direct download: Forest_Gump_Yogi__71707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

90 minutes at salt pond yoga.  Also see podcasts: Quotes from a Course in Miracles and A Crash Course in Miracles
Direct download: April_Fools_Day_at_SPY.mp3
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Teaching A Crash Course in Miracles  at Midwest Power Yoga they let me teach a little Yoga, too.  Awesome studio and community!

Direct download: Fast_HOUR_MPY_307.mp3
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it's kinda like going into a yoga party
Direct download: More_fun_at_Salt_Pond_yoga.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

Some discussion and demonstration of Half-Moon Pose and class starts in Down Dog at 4 minutes.  Good jokes during Frog near the end.  Two premises during class:  1) From your birth up to this instant does not exist, and, 2) the world and all information you receive from your senses is meaningless until you give it meaning. 
Direct download: Fun_FLOW_at_SPY.mp3
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Live gong near end of class
Direct download: take_down_the_barrier__Gong_ending.mp3
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how to prepare your mind for laughing

Direct download: Salt_pond_fun_night_020607.mp3
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Direct download: stillness_in_vigorous_vinyasa.mp3
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How to use these yoga classes

Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga is amazing.  I rave about it here.  I am Certified by Baron Baptiste.

  1. You need to be an experienced beginner.  You will need to know basic yoga poses and safe allignment.
  2. Helpful to have a block and strap (or tie is a good substitute). 
  3. Heat the room.  Ideally, 90 degrees F and 60% humidity (use a humidifier if possible). 
  4. You will sweat alot.  Have water and towels nearby.
  5. If you get tired, dizzy, or find your breath has come apart and you are panting, take child pose, regain Ujayii breath, and rejoin the class.
  6. As with all exercise programs, you do so at your own risk.
  7. To download class, see classes below and right click where it says "pod." Click on "Save Target as."  Put the file where you can find it.

The ultimate book on the practice is Journey into Power, by Baron Baptiste.  This is one of the best selling yoga books ever. This will show every pose and explain safe alignment, the sequence and the philosophy.

For more info...see

Thanks  (The picture is Lisa overlooking the Great Barrier Reef.)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License and  licenses from ASCAP and BMI.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT

Took a fun, should i say wild, class from the summer and  as a treat added music, mostly moby
Direct download: MUSIC_VERSION_606_spy_roudy_intense_vinyasa_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT

Slow-building vinyasa

What is presence?  Trying out my 15 year old daughter as announcer!

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Direct download: new_years_day_07_class_really_builds_.mp3
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Challenging, fun, vinyasa with standing splits, seated splits.  Resolution:  I am responsible for my thoughts -the responsibility and the power of what that means.
Direct download: 123106_spy_resolution.mp3
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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
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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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

the fundamental error is of identity

Direct download: the_fundamental_error_is_an_identity_crisis__-good_flowing_class.mp3
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"The prize is in the process." 

-Baron Baptiste


Direct download: slow_dog_sweet_vinyasa_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

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.  
Direct download: spy_102906_motion_follows_breath.mp3
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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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am EDT