The Kaivalya Yoga Method

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Mastery, Mythology & Music

Length: 2 hr Workshop (audio)

From the author of Myths of the Asanas, comes a master class that will have you sweating your prayers, reviving your vinyasa and digging deeper into the mythology of the yoga practice.

Mythology of Yoga: Story of our Lives Through the Hindu Trinity

Length: 2 hr Lecture (audio)

Many have heard of the iconic hindu deities of Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva. They rein supreme over the mythological traditions of India.

Ganesh: Overcoming Obstacles

Length: 2 hr Workshop (audio)

Ganesh is often thought of as the remover of obstacles, but we might prefer to think of him as the revealer of possibilities.

Get Irrational

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This fun and inspirational 90-minute yoga class includes uplifting chanting, a dharma talk on letting go of the stipulations of the rational mind.

Essential Energetic Alignment

Length: 120 Minutes (audio)

Learn a basic system of alignment that you can apply in all postures, and that can help you understand the mechanics of your body no matter what shape it's in.

Fullness and Emptiness

Length: 100 Minutes (audio)

This class is a sneak peek into the TKYM immersion and covers the essential yogic mantra regarding wholeness and perfection.

Creating an Internal Landscape

Length: 105 Minutes (audio)

We train ourselves to match the outer world with the inner and make the landscape of our inner world a beautiful reflection of what's on the outside.

Get Out of Your Own Way

Length: 95 Minutes (audio)

This 90 minute class focuses on how to get out of your own way in order to be happy and free.

Don't Miss the Vibrations

Length: 100 Minutes (audio)

Explore how vibration is the source of everything and how this gives us the permission to see the world in any way we desire.

Finding Equanimity

Length: 85 Minutes (audio)

We explore one of the tenets of the Kaivalya Yoga Method based on the concept of equanimity presented in this Sutra from the Bhagavad Gita.

Defining Freedom

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

This class is a perfect introduction to The Kaivalya Yoga Method.

A Challenging Pose to Challenge our Potential

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

Learn the story behind Ashtavakrasana, as well as an intelligently sequenced way to work into this posture.

Gunas

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

The three gunas, or worldly qualities, are rajas, tamas, and sattva, which make up the material world. Explore what these gunas entail and where they manifest in our lives in this Yoga Inspiration.

Nadis

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

In this prelude to the chakras, we look at the nadis, the subtle energy channels that form chakras throughout the body.

Satya

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Satya is the principle of truthfulness and is part of the Yoga Sutras. Learn about its history, relation to broader yoga philosophy, and how to incorporate this principle into your classes.

Viveka (Discernment)

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

What we’re talking about here is being able to see that which is real and not real. In this Yoga Inspiration, we discuss what is real and what is not real.

Yoga Sutra 1.1

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

This very first yoga sutra discusses Patanjali’s ever-present act of now, which enables us to define yoga as practice for something greater than us.

Yoga Sutra 2.1

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

This Yoga Inspiration lecture is on discipline and practice, tapah svadhyaya.

Ganesh

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Ganesh is often thought of as the remover of obstacles, but I prefer to think of him as the revealer of possibilities.

Hanuman

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Hanuman is a monkey deity and has a great story to illustrate certain things to find out what’s going on in heart and mind.

Krishna

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Krishna is featured in one of the primary yogic texts, the Bhagavad Gita.

The Power of Om

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Because Om has all meaning as well as no meaning, it is a great way to bring spirituality into your class through chanting it and balancing the energy in the room.

Peaceful Warrior

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Learn how to teach, through the influence of the Bhagavad Gita, what it means to be a peaceful warrior through specific asana and ways to integrate the dharma talk into the class.

Yoga for Waking Up

Length: 45 minutes (video)

Want a great way to wake up and stay energized throughout your day? I've given you the practice I engage in every morning to start my day.

Hanuman's Journey - The Tale of Friendship

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

Hanuman is a character in our yogic mythology that embodies friendship and compassion. Hanuman's journey reflects our own.

Exploring the Crown Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (video)

The crown chakra represents our connection to a higher power. By enlivening this energetic center and reconnecting to source, we are infused with power.

Exploring the Heart Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (video)

The heart chakra is the seat of compassion, kindness and unconditional love. When this chakra is balanced, we are able to create lives that resonate with kindness and friendship toward others.

Exploring the Power Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (video)

The power chakra illuminates our ego and self-identity. When we learn to use who we are to shine light on the greater good and more fully allow others to be themselves.

Exploring the Root Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes

The root chakra encompasses our base and creates the foundation upon which we stand. When we can stand up for ourselves and be grounded in a safe and secure existence, we can walk proudly in our life. This mini-class creates the foundation for the first chakra to be balanced, rooted and grounded through strong standing poses.

Exploring the Sacral Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (video)

The sacral chakra is the seat of our emotions, creativity and relationships. By allowing our creativity and passion to have an outlet, this chakra flourishes.

Exploring the Third Eye Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes

The third eye center is known as the "command center," or seat of our highest self. It is with wisdom and intuition that we are able to perceive the world without boundaries or separateness. When we can find the sameness in all the things around us, then tension and judgement dissolves. This is a wonderfully compassionate way to live, and we cultivate this strength in this mini-class through breath work and some guided meditation.

Exploring the Throat Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (video)

The throat chakra is the center of all our communication. In this day and age, when communication happens through voice, email, text message and tweets, it is more important than ever to create clarity and compassion in our messages.

60 Minutes in Paradise

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

In 60 minutes you can create ultimate health and harmony through this well-balanced vinyasa flow practice.

Foundations of the Practice

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

Understanding how yoga works. In this class, Alanna discusses the foundations of what yoga is, in that there is much more to yoga than our asana, or physical, practice.

Practice and Detach

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class was recorded at The Kaivalya Yoga Method Training and centers around yoga sutra 1.12.

Equanimity

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class reveals the importance of equanimity as a constant state of mind for the yogi.

Art of Appropriateness

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

One of the coolest qualities of a yogi is that we can be cool in all types of situations. Learning and understanding the art of appropriateness is key for ease in all aspects of life.

Goddess of Music

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class features the highlights of the myth of Saraswati and the lessons she brings into the consciousness of the yogi.

Yoga Is Now

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Yoga is simple. Our work is only to realize it's ever present existence in our lives and get out of our own way.

Your World

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Our world is entirely of our own creation. If we love our world, then it is perfect. If there is something we want to change or upgrade, we must root out the source of that change within ourselves.

Compassion in Action

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class explores yoga sutra 1.33 that gives us the groundwork for how to act compassionately in our lives and cultivate enlivened (and potentially enlightened) interactions with others. It's often our relationships to others that create so much mental chatter, and inevitable suffering that it is through these very relationships that we can actually quiet the chatter and alleviate the suffering. 

Free Your Mind

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class centers around the Upanishadic chant (below) that talks about the yogi's journey into reality.

Gayatri Mantra

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

The Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest mantras known and it's three-fold significance is not lost on yogis who are looking for a state of balance and integration.

Living Free

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class centers around the liberation mantra, or the "mrtyunjaya mantra" that highlights the yogi's ability to be free and whole.

The Role of the Guru

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Mark Whitwell once told me "The guru should be no more than a friend and no less than a friend." This poignant point stuck with me and has become a pivotal anchor point for all of my teachings from that moment forward.

Whole and Complete

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Yoga centers around the inherent understanding that we are whole, complete and perfect. The absence of this understanding creates stress, separation and longing in our hearts.

My Favorite Quote

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

"The Happiness of the Heart is the Will to One Thing." This quote was cited to me by one of my very first yoga teachers a decade ago and it has moved me ever since.

Regarding Truth

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Krishnamurti said, "Truth is the Pathless Land." This quote shatters concepts of "my way or the highway" and makes our practice personal and mystical.

Concerning Sheep

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Through a parable of a baby tiger raised by sheep, we learn the importance of developing ourselves as spiritually inclined individuals.

Giving It Up

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Yoga Sutra 1.23 is one of my favorites, and it was Patanjali's, too. He repeats it four times throughout the yoga sutra, which gives it great importance and relevance in our practice.

Let's Be Nice!

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Basically, I answer the question - "What are we doing here?" ... We are all here to become nicer people.

No More Suffering

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

How do we become happy and free in this life? By letting go of our attachments and releasing ourselves from suffering.

Introduction to the Kaivalya Yoga Method

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

During this class, we learn what Kaivalya means, and why it is the title of this yoga system developed over a decade of practice and teaching.

Maybe Yoga Shouldn't Be So Hard

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Maybe instead of trying, judging and admonishing, we could just stick to the things we can do: Asana & Pranayama.

Special MLK Day Class on Non-Violence

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

When we stand in non-violence, we only gain things. We stand FOR things, rather than against them, and everyone benefits.

Suffering Is Optional

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Ever hear the Buddha's famous words "suffering is optional?" This wisdom is useless without a practical application.

The Power of Now

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Eckhart Tolle made millions by telling people about the "Power of Now." This is an important concept within yoga, because NOW is really the only moment we have.

Yoga's Power

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

What are the effects of yoga practice? You feel greater about life and the world, and people notice that.

The Power of Teachers

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

The most important relationship in the context of yoga is the relationship we have with our teachers, who appear to us in many forms.

No More Worries

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

My dog Roxy is an important teacher of why worry is completely useless. She's a good dog, but she worries herself when I leave, even though, I ALWAYS return.

Finding What's Important

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

What if we were to say only the things that really mattered? What would we talk about then?

Om Namah Shivaya

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class highlights the power of the mantra "Om Namah Shivaya," and talks about how to let go of worry and complications to live life with the understanding that everything is taken care of.

Seeing All Sides

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Through the teachings of the Ramayana, we see that from all sides, no matter what circumstances our lives present, it's always best to live with an open heart.

Your Yogi Support Group

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Through my favorite story of the Ramayana, we learn the true meaning and value of friendship.

Be Present

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

The power of being present gives us freedom from suffering. Sounds pretty good, right?

Discovering the Bhagavad Gita

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

The Bhagavad Gita is a fantastic resource for understanding how we can address and overcome battles in our everyday lives.

Goddess Saraswati

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class highlights the goddess Saraswati and how we invoke her during our practice through our breath and intention.

Jai Ganesh!

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class highlight's Ganesh's story and talks about how shifting our perspective literally makes problems go away.

Journey through the Ramayana

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

The Ramayana is one of the most awesome stories in yoga philosophy and the characters Ram and Hanuman are fine examples of what it takes to be a yogi.

Kali and Durga: Be the Change

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Kali and Durga are goddesses that help us to overcome our ego and our fear. Very helpful in the process of yoga as we try and deconstruct who we think we are in favor of loving what is.

Sita, Ram, and Hanuman

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Yoga is an internal practice, but some of the yogic mythology gives us the context to unravel and discover the workings of our own mind and heart. Through the story of Sita, Ram and Hanuman we learn how to recognize our humanness as well as our inner divinity.

The Veil and the Unveiling

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Yoga philosophy is cloaked in duality and in this class we uncover the reality and the unreality of our existence. The Matrix introduces us to this concept and in this class we discover how our inner world feeds and affects our outer world.

Discussion on Chakras

Length: 90 Minutes (lecture)

As part of a yoga teacher training at Jaya Yoga in Scranton, we had a discussion about the chakras.

The Power of Devotion

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

We love Hanuman. This clever little monkey knew the meaning of true friendship. His story inspires us to have devotion in our practice that will inspire us to take the leap.

Trade Negativity for Positivity

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Ever heard someone say, “Get over it?” It’s a great suggestion, but how do we do it? This class looks into Yoga Sutra 2.33 which says, “When disturbed by disturbing thoughts, think the opposite.”

How to Be Free of Suffering

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

Eastern traditions have given us tools to end suffering and create freedom in our lives. Yoga Sutra 2.33 tells us directly that if we have a disturbing thought we'd like to be free of, we need to turn it around.

Open to Possibilities

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

This class focuses on strategies to stop creating limits around what is possible in our life.

A Challenging Pose to Challenge Your Potential.

Length: 65 Minutes (Video)

Ashtavakrasana, a challenging arm balance, is a posture named after a crippled sage. Learn the story behind the pose, as well as an intelligently sequenced way to work into this posture by stretching the hips, strengthening the arms and opening the mind.

Mantra and Vinyasa

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

This class focuses on the classic mantra "So ham." Through the silent repetition of this mantra on the breath, an accompanying mudra and a fast-paced vigorous vinyasa practice, we set the internal tone for our practice.

Chakras

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

The chakras are subtle energy centers throughout the body that reflect emotional feeling in physical manifestations.

Crown Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

The seventh and final chakra represents the goal of the journey as we move through the different levels of consciousness.

Root Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

The root chakra is where we find our sense of being grounded. When it is imbalanced – when we are away from home literally or metaphorically – we need to find practices that bring it back into balance.

Second Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

In this energy center lies your ability to create anything in the world. It is both the center for creativity and procreativity, meaning it balances our sexual and creative energies.

Third Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

This third chakra is the seat of the ego. How do we use ego when we teach? How can we separate it from our yoga practice?

Lead Me Toward Truth

Length: 90 Minutes (audio)

We explore the mantra from the Upanishads that gives us the secret knowledge to unlock the entire scope of Vedic wisdom.

Third Eye Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

The Third Eye chakra represents wisdom and how we can draw upon it as teachers.

Throat Chakra

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

The throat chakra holds our ability to communicate clearly and honestly with our students and allows our students to communicate honestly with themselves.

Wake Up and Move

Length: 60 Minutes (video)

This class starts with some simple pranayama and builds to a stronger vinyasa to put you on your feet and get you ready for a great day ahead!

Keep It Simple 1

Length: 37 minutes (video)

The Keep It Simple vinyasa classes offer a straight-up, no-frills, dynamic, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice.

Keep It Simple 2

Length: 35 minutes (video)

The Keep It Simple vinyasa classes offer a straight-up, no-frills, dynamic, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice.

Asteya

Length: 20 Minutes (Yoga Inspiration)

Asteya, which means non-stealing, is one of the five yamas, the first step in the eight-limbed yoga path.