Live Oak Yoga Studio http://liveoakyogastudio.com Live Oak Yoga Studio 2013 Live Oak Yoga Studio CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple christinabeymer@gmail.com ( ) Live Oak Yoga Studio http://liveoakyogastudio.com Live Oak Yoga Studio http://liveoakyogastudio.com/uploads/CGFeedMaker/liveOakAvatar250.png Yoga Pilgrimage to Pune http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/39/Yoga-Pilgrimage-to-Pune.html It's a long journey from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Pune, India. This time my stops along the way were Detroit, Newark, Frankfurt, and finally Pune.   As I was enroute several times I was reminded of the truth that... Sun, 01 Nov 2015 00:35:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/39/Yoga-Pilgrimage-to-Pune.html 2013 Winter Session Announcements http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/1/2013-Winter-Session-Announcements.html Winter Session begins Monday, October 14 and ends Thursday, January 2. No classes the month of November because I'll be studying at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. No classes Thursday, October 31, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 19:45:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/1/2013-Winter-Session-Announcements.html Being BKS Iyengar: The Enlightened Yogi of Yoga. Part 2 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/6/Being-BKS-Iyengar-The-Enlightened-Yogi-of-Yoga-Part-2.html The result of a lifelong study, yoga, its most famous teacher says, has given him the gift of life. He says if he hadn't found it, he simply wouldn't have been alive. This week on Being Legends, CNN-IBN's Anuradha SenGupta... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 19:43:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/6/Being-BKS-Iyengar-The-Enlightened-Yogi-of-Yoga-Part-2.html Yoga aims for complete awareness in whatever you do http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/9/Yoga-aims-for-complete-awareness-in-whatever-you-do.html Yoga aims for complete awareness in whatever you do. — B.K.S. Iyengar Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:33:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/9/Yoga-aims-for-complete-awareness-in-whatever-you-do.html Black Bean and Corn Salad http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/5/Black-Bean-and-Corn-Salad.html 2 cans black beans  rinsed & drained 2 small cans white corn   rinsed & drained 2 cups red &/or yellow pepper diced 1/2 cup red onion diced Combine all the above Dressing: ... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:52:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/5/Black-Bean-and-Corn-Salad.html Yoga After 50 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/4/Yoga-After-50.html Yoga has been in the news a lot this month. Check out the articles on Yoga for People over 50 in the New York Times. Dr. Loren Fishman who has specialized in the therapeutic use of yoga,has a NYT... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:42:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/4/Yoga-After-50.html Being BKS Iyengar: The Enlightened Yogi of Yoga. Part 1 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/3/Being-BKS-Iyengar-The-Enlightened-Yogi-of-Yoga-Part-1.html The result of a lifelong study, yoga, its most famous teacher says, has given him the gift of life. He says if he hadn't found it, he simply wouldn't have been alive. This week on Being Legends, CNN-IBN's Anuradha SenGupta... Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:34:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/3/Being-BKS-Iyengar-The-Enlightened-Yogi-of-Yoga-Part-1.html Fab Over Fifty's upcoming Iyengar Yoga film http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/2/Fab-Over-Fifty-s-upcoming-Iyengar-Yoga-film.html Demo reel of Fab Over Fifty's upcoming Iyengar Yoga film, featuring the instruction of Adam Vitolo. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 15:31:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/2/Fab-Over-Fifty-s-upcoming-Iyengar-Yoga-film.html Recent Photos http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/8/Recent-Photos.html More images from our recent photo shoots at the studio. Mon, 20 May 2013 08:33:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/8/Recent-Photos.html Recent Photos http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/7/Recent-Photos.html Images from our recent photo shoots at the studio. Mon, 20 May 2013 07:21:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/7/Recent-Photos.html Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future... http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/36/Your-body-exists-in-the-past-and-your-mind-exists-in-the-future.html Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga they come together in the present. —B.K.S. Iyengar Sun, 19 May 2013 19:59:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/36/Your-body-exists-in-the-past-and-your-mind-exists-in-the-future.html Geeta Returns http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/10/Geeta-Returns.html Experiencing Geeta's teaching at the IYNAUS Convention in Portland in May 2010 inspired me to apply to study at RIMYI.  So when she became unwell after the first week of the session and didn't teach, I was disappointed. Last... Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:42:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/10/Geeta-Returns.html Rite of Passage http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/11/Rite-of-Passage.html We all experience stepping stones on our yoga path. from doing head balance in the middle of the room to passing an assessment.  For me as a First Timer at the Institute, this month has been more like a stepping... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:07:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/11/Rite-of-Passage.html What is an Advanced Class anyway? http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/13/What-is-an-Advanced-Class-anyway.html Looking back on these last three weeks of asana classes I'm intrigued and impressed by how few asanas were taught and how fundamental they were. Every class included Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Tadasana (Mountain)... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:14:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/13/What-is-an-Advanced-Class-anyway.html The Children’s Class http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/12/The-Children-s-Class.html When I was planning this trip, I turned to my longtime teacher and mentor, Dean Lerner, with several questions.  One was should I sign up to observe the classes.   I got a definite "yes" with the advice,  "Be sure to... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:12:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/12/The-Children-s-Class.html Iyengar Teaches Us a Lesson http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/14/Iyengar-Teaches-Us-a-Lesson.html We were all expecting a challenging Women's class for backbending week and we got it.  After several Adho Mukha Svanasanas (Downward Dog) we went to (Full Arm Balance) , at least ten repetitions with different instructions to extend up more... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:16:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/14/Iyengar-Teaches-Us-a-Lesson.html “Don’t be a slave to your memory.” http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/15/Don-t-be-a-slave-to-your-memory.html "Don't be a slave to your memory."  Iyengar communicated to us emphatically. Abhi explained that our habitual, mechanical ways of practicing keep us from being open to their instructions. Here are a     few more quotes from the Women's classes: ... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:59:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/15/Don-t-be-a-slave-to-your-memory.html The Brain of the Pose http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/17/The-Brain-of-the-Pose.html At the beginning of the women's class as we sat in Swastikasana, Abhi gave us detailed instructions about folding the palms in Namaskar and ended by saying that drawing the inner shoulder blades towards each other and into the body... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:57:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/17/The-Brain-of-the-Pose.html Backbending Challenge http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/16/Backbending-Challenge.html At the Institute the first week of the month Standing Asanas are taught. The second week Forward Bends and Twists are taught.  The third week Backbends are taught and the last week Pranayama is taught. This month the schedule was... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:55:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/16/Backbending-Challenge.html Prashant on the Culture of Yoga http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/18/Prashant-on-the-Culture-of-Yoga.html Last Tuesday night Prashant began class with the pronouncement,  "One for all and all for one."  He went on to explain.  When we practice we should do one action, e.g. tighten the elbow, not just to benefit the elbow and... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:18:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/18/Prashant-on-the-Culture-of-Yoga.html Pranayama Turning Within http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/20/Pranayama-Turning-Within.html Pranayama, breath control, is taught every Thursday evening. There is a two hour class by Geeta for experienced RIMYI students and a forty-five minute class for First Timers like me on the second floor. Pranayama practice involves controlling the... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:35:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/20/Pranayama-Turning-Within.html Honor Thy Teacher http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/19/Honor-Thy-Teacher.html All classes begin here with three Om's and chanting the Ode to Patanjali. Most Iyengar students are familiar with this traditional way to begin a class to honor Patanjali, the father of yoga. Patanjali was a sage who brought the... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:18:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/19/Honor-Thy-Teacher.html Women’s Class Sequence from Iyengar http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/22/Women-s-Class-Sequence-from-Iyengar.html For several years I've enjoyed practicing sequences from Geeta that were published in the IYASE, Iyengar Yoga Association of the South East, newsletters.  Of course, the experience of being at the Institute with an Iyengar's tremendous presence and profound expertise... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:37:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/22/Women-s-Class-Sequence-from-Iyengar.html Chelo! Hindi Encouragement http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/21/Chelo-Hindi-Encouragement.html We've had substitutes for a couple of classes this last week because Geeta has been unwell.  Gulnaz, who is on the teaching staff here teaches her own beginning and intermediate classes on the second floor. These classes are for locals... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:36:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/21/Chelo-Hindi-Encouragement.html Black Buses near the Institute http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/23/Black-Buses-near-the-Institute.html Yesterday there were four black police buses lined up on Hare Krishna Mandir Road  near the Institute.  A little odd, but they weren't there when I returned for the evening pranayama class. This morning during the Open Practice someone... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 17:38:00 -0400 http://liveoakyogastudio.com/blog/23/Black-Buses-near-the-Institute.html