Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ringing in Carmageddon with Yoga

This was a lot of fun to create. Here's my list to survive Carmageddon and although it was less dramatic than promised it was still fun to create a playlist dedicated to California, Highways, Streets and Traveling.

Ringing in Carmageddon with Yoga

Going to California- Led Zeppelin
Cars Hiss By My Window- The Doors
Ventura Highway- America
America- Simon & Garfunkel
Californication -Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lost Highway- Hank Williams
Hotel California- Gipsy Kings
California - Phantom Planet
I Get Around- Beach Boys
Running On Empty- Jackson Browne
Band on the Run- Paul McCartney & Wings
free falling- Tom Petty
Take Me Home, Country Roads- John Denver
It Never Rains In Southern California- Albert Hammond
Hit The Road Jack- Ray Charles
On the Road Again -Willie Nelson
West Coast- Coconut Records
405- Death Cab For Cutie
Heaven Or Las Vegas- Cocteau Twins
Rabbit In Your Headlights- Unkle
Roads- Portishead


Yoga on the Dark Side of the Moon

Occasionally I'll feel inspired to make an awesome playlist based around my class themes and even I surprise myself at what I can get away with playing in a yoga class! And I've decided to share the love. I will be posting my tracklistings and links to download the playlist if you'd like.

This week I'll be posting two of my playlists.

First one:

Yoga on the Dark Side of the Moon : In dedication to the beautiful full moon in Capricorn that passed this last Friday. Enjoy!!

Yoga on the Dark Side of the Moon

1. Kid Koala- Moon River
2. Gil Scott-Heron- Whitey on the Moon
3. The Capris- There's a Moon Out Tonight
4. Dead Can Dance- The Snake and the Moon
5. Nouvelle Vague- Killing Moon
6. Pink Floyd- Brain Damage
7. Pink Floyd- Eclipse
8. King Harvest- Dancing in the Moonlight
9. The B-52s- There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)
10. Frank Sinatra- Fly Me to the Moon
11. Mel Torme- Swingin' on the Moon
12. Hank Williams- Howlin' at the Moon
13. Can- Moonshake
14. Neil Young- Harvest Moon
15. Cat Stevens- Moonshadow
16. Cat Power- cover of Bob Dylan's Moonshiner
17. Nick Drake- Pink Moon
18. Elvis Presley- Blue Moon
19. Radiohead- Sail to the Moon
20. Sarah Brightman- La Luna/Moon River
21. Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata

Enjoy! Carmageddon playlist coming shortly~!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Age of Aquarius, a Woman's Circle

Third Monthly Meeting Sun July 31st in Downtown LA at 118 Winston Yoga Studio and Gallery from 5-7:30. Age of Aquarius, a Woman's Circle  is part of a dream to bring women together in a city where competition is not only encouraged but expected for success. Age of Aquarius hopes to show that women can get together, enjoy each other's company without the drama and unnecessary non-sense. One can expect to discuss real issues women face during a time when the sacred feminine is rising and gaining strength. This group will act as a foundation for women to come to and feel at home to be the beautiful spirits that they are.

I will help host and/or facilitate this evening to gather women to discuss various topics, share stories, dance, craft, potluck, meditate, do yoga, showcase their skills and network to create a loving, empowering and supportive environment for all to thrive. Each event will be different with a different theme. All discussions and crafts, etc will be based around that theme. Every event will be free but we ask for a donation of however much you can afford to help pay for renting the space.
Please save the date. More info and details TBD. If you are interested to faciliate and/or share your expertise please contact Rose at[@] to participate, otherwise just come with an open mind, heart and vagina! Just kiddddingg :) But please all jokes aside this will be a safe and sacred circle to delve deep within the depths of our most precious parts. I look forward to what spirit brings. Please encourage your girlfriends, moms, sisters, aunties and cousins to come.

PLEASE please RSVP so I know how many of you to expect xoxo

Please like our FB page to find out about other similar events and info Age of Aquarius, a Woman's Circle FB page

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Four Desires

My senior teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker will be releasing his first book entitled The Four Desires. You can pre-order the book before it's release date on July 26th through and other established book retailers.

“Desire is here to stay. The challenge we all face, and which I intend to guide you through, is to learn how to take into account the full measure of who you are and use the positive force of all four of your soul’s desires to lead you to your best life.”
—Rod Stryker

According to ancient Yogic tradition, your soul has four distinct desires:
• The desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be
• The desire for the means (money, security, health) to prosper in this world
• The desire for pleasures like intimacy, beauty, and love
• The desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom

Learning to honor these four desires is the key to happiness, and to a complete and balanced life. But how can you discern what will truly satisfy your desires? How can you increase your capacity to achieve them? What if your desires seem to conflict with one another? Is it really possible to live a spiritual life while also wanting material pleasures and success?

For more than three decades, master teacher Rod Stryker has taught yoga in the context of its deepest philosophy. His course, called The Yoga of Fulfillment™, has helped thousands recognize their soul’s call to greatness and to achieve their dreams. Now, in this wise and richly practical book, he has distilled those broad teachings into a roadmap for becoming the person you were meant to be. It is filled with revealing true stories, provocative exercises, and practices for unlocking your inner guidance. And even if you’ve never done a yoga pose, you can follow this step-by-step process to:

• discover your soul’s unique purpose—the one you came into this world to fulfill.
• recognize the goal(s) you need to focus on at any given time and enliven your capacity to reach them.
• overcome self-defeating ideas and behavior.
• recruit your deepest energies and strengthen your resolve to meet any challenge.
• learn to live with joy at every stage of your growth.

The Four Desires is nothing less than a complete path toward living your best life possible—a life that is rich in meaning and in means, a life that attracts and emanates happiness, a life that is your unique gift to yourself and the world.

"Anyone can be a student of Yoga"

From the man himself..BKS Iyengar

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sowing the Seeds of Love

Happy Almost Summer! A few changes have been made to my class schedule so please see this page for more info. Also, I'll be teaching two free workshops this coming weekend.

Saturday June 11th at 3:30pm I'll be teaching a free 30 min demo at the Yoga and Dance Tasting Event at Jayamon Center in Tarzana. If you are interested to come please RSVP here.  Classes at Jayamon are available in English and Farsi/Persian. Please email me for more info.

Also, Sunday June 12th, I'll be teaching a 2hr FREE Intro to Yoga Workshop from 3-5pm at InYoga Center in Studio City. Here is their website: InYoga Center where we will spend some time discussing the philosophy and history behind yoga and also practice some of what we learned! This should be a fun and informative time for people who are brand new to the world of yoga, those of us who have been practicing but would like to learn more about the deeper dimension of yoga and if you've never practiced before! If yo u are interested to come please RSVP here.

Please be on the look out for upcoming events with Age of Aquarius and Just Move!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My thoughts are with the people of Japan

Though this comes a few days late..spend a moment to send your healing thoughts to the Japanese.