Practice You: Yoga, Meditation, and Contemplation for Every Day
You have been practicing you your entire life. This course is an invitation to become the author of your own experience, a chance to map your highest Self, through yoga, meditation, contemplation, and journaling.
Practice You will help you create habits of self-study, so you can access your own intuitive intelligence, design new attitudes, and stay on track with your intentions. You'll listen to yourself as you work, creating space for contemplation. A series of thoughtfully sequenced yoga practices will evoke each aspect of being in your physical body. Meditation and simple breathwork will help to usher in clear vision. And a selection of potent journal prompts will help you learn yourself, know yourself, and map your path forward.
Essential Practice: Yoga with Essential Oils
Including essential oils in your yoga practice can add layers of richness. Over the course of six classes, this program will show you how you can use plant essences to anchor your practice to a specific emotional state. In each class, you’ll set an intention with a suggested oil, enjoy an asana sequence focused on that intent, then meditate with a second scent to seal the effects of your practice. You’ll also gather useful information about incorporating essential oils into your life off the mat. Essential oils used: tea tree, orange, peppermint, lemon, rosemary, frankincense, and fir.
Pose Goals: Let Your Lotus Bloom
Since sitting for meditation was one of the original goals of yoga, you might say that all poses lead to lotus. With a form resembling the flower, padmasana grounds and stabilizes the body, allowing the mind to blossom. This program offers three challenging and dynamic sequences that lead into lotus in unique ways. While the full expression of this advanced posture may not be attainable for everyone, the journey toward it is well worth the while. Like the flower it resembles, which grows in muddy waters, padmasana requires patience and perseverance before it can bloom.
Invite a feeling of steady, well-rounded readiness in your body as you start your day. Practice lengthening your inhalations as you move through a sequence including sun salutations, three rounds of energy-clearing breath of fire, pigeon, and bow, then rest in savasana with the feeling that every cell is alert, awake, and aware.
Meditation for Energy
Balance and refine your energy, so it resonates in harmony with your intentions and aspirations. This program is for anyone who would love to establish a consistent meditation practice that encourages physical vibrance, mental clarity, and emotional stability. Each class will begin with a simple breathing practice to help quiet and focus your mind before a gentle, guided meditation. You’ll learn to identify and direct the currents of energy in your body, so you can calibrate them for confidence in anything you do.
Self Care for Yoga Teachers
As a teacher, it’s easy to let your personal practice slide. However, it’s vital to replenish the energy you give to your students, and continually evolve the guidance that you share with the world. This program was designed to provide yoga teachers with an efficient and effective method of daily self-care. Featuring nurturing movement and focused introspection, you’ll take time to experience yoga just for yourself, and amplify the wisdom of your inner voice. Reconnect with all the reasons you find joy and meaning in this practice, so you can use that energy to elevate your teaching.
I have been with you each morning this week, as I’ve been doing your Glo self-care series, and am appreciating all over again what a completely extraordinary teacher you are: sensitive, thoughtful,so intelligent, and with a use of imagery that is unparalleled. I just wanted to say that.
- Dani Shapiro, Bestselling Author
Find Your Teacher, Find Your Flow
Find your path on our platform, whether you’re new to yoga or just new to Glo. This introductory program features six beginner Vinyasa classes from six different teachers. You’ll find guidance that you resonate with while learning the basics of posture, breath and flow. Each teacher will include practical tips for setting up a home practice, from positioning your mat to creative substitutions for common props. Get to know our teachers as you lay the foundation for your practice.
Are you ready to begin a home yoga practice? Join me on Glo to learn the basics of posture, breath and flow in this short, six class program. Sign up for your 2 week free trial and start your practice today:
Self-Care for Women: Practices for Resilience and Grace
Designed to help you meet your day with clarity and confidence. Focusing on practices that create stability in your body and enhance creativity and consistency in your life, this program will help you cultivate both strength and softness. Take this journey to feel more confident in your body, resilient in your mind and graceful in all you do.
Find Support & Stability in Recovery
Find support in your yoga practice as you steadily navigate the waters of recovery. Whether you are overcoming addiction, grief or another type of trauma, this program offers a 40-day recalibration of both body and mind through three weekly contemplative practices. Each nourishing flow will subtly build upon the last, opening and fortifying your body before concluding with savasana, meditation and a final affirmation. Whether you are deep into your recovery or just starting out, this program will help you feel closer to yourself, more stable in your recovery and more capable of handling life’s daily challenges.
WIND DOWN FOR TONIGHT
As you wind down for the evening, enjoy this practice to help you let go of your day and get a good night's sleep. Slow down the mind through movement as you welcome a deepening, resounding stillness with every exhale.
Discover how your practice can create more radiance from within. This simple, but strong flow demonstrates how your breathing can brighten your body and open your postures, moving through locust, half moon, warrior III, and half splits and closing with a soothing, hands-free version of alternate nostril breathing.
This swiftly paced flow has moments of reflection woven throughout, helping you grow your understanding of your own resilience. Waste no time getting into the flow, beginning with surya A's then moving on to an ardha chandrasana and lunging sequence. Finish with a few backbends, forward folds, and twists before a brief closing meditation.
Move your Body, Free Your Mind
This class covers a full-spectrum of feel-good poses in order to get into every corner of your body. Use your breath to free your mind as you move with unobstructed awareness through warriors, backbends, and twists, then come low to the ground for the second part of class to get deep into hip openers and lower body stretches.
TIME OUT FOR CAREGIVERS
If you're caring for a partner, a friend, or especially children or elders, and you need a proper respite, this is your time to return to your Self. You'll use your breath to bring yourself healing, calm, and rest so you can reinvigorate your capacity to give.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOWER BACK
Rest in a series of restorative poses that soothe the lower back. Surrender and let your props take over in supported versions of downward dog, urdhva dhanurasana, child's pose, and savasana III (also known as Stonehenge).
DISSOLVE INTO STILLNESS
Imagine your body as a constellation of lights, then take a guided tour, point by point. Lay back and find a steady, neutral space inside, where you feel fully relaxed, yet aware. Let your mind quiet, let your body quiet, and allow yourself to gradually soften. Props Needed. Two blankets.
WHERE YOU STAND
Steady your foundation, so you can greet the present moment with confidence. This brisk flow will focus on the legs, to help you recognize where you currently stand. Warm up with smooth sun salutations, flow through lunges and side angle, then head right into pigeon, hanumanasana and warrior III's. You'll access a neutral space inside, to help you handle anything that's challenging you right now.
NEW YEAR, NEW VASTNESS
Welcome in your highest vision for the New Year ahead. Practice short flows with a focus on alignment for your shoulders and hips to open the energy in your interior portals. Match your breathing with movements, cultivating rhythm to quiet any turmoil in your mind, to set your entire being up for self-mastery. Learn to value the formal alignment of postures so the formality overshadows preferences and tendencies of the past, opening up to vastness.
WELCOME YOURSELF HOME WITH STEADINESS & COURAGE
Welcome yourself home with steadiness, courage and your own knowingness with a class designed specifically for women. A flowing sequence of forward folds turns your focus inward, opening up to your willingness to honor what has already been and what lies ahead of you. Centering breath work lengthens and clears you out, both body and mind. Reset your energy with positivity, love, kindness and strength with this practice.
Starting and ending with self-care, this sequence of moving meditations and postures will keep your energy flowing and your body tuned up for the winter. Powerful breath work sets the tone for class, before moving into a warming series of fluid arm and leg poses, a warrior flow, baby backbends and optional headstand. Cultivate a vibrant mind and boost your body's capacity to be healthy and strong during the colder months of the year.
Orient yourself to receive miracles with a potent meditation to shift the energy and open your interior space. Enjoy this beautiful practice when feeling disconnected or when you need a shift in perspective. Settle in and enjoy one minute of breath of fire. Focus your attention on nourishing the space inside your head, the place that determines how you see. Gain perspective so that you see the miracles all around you..
PRACTICE FOR INTUITION
This intuitive flowing sequence asks for your full attention through both challenging movement and complete stillness. Release muscle tension, soften mental energy and open up to your higher, neutral mind. Backbends, standing postures, hip openers and abdominal work help refine capacity to move efficiently, releasing both physical and mental tension. Includes gentle twists and a supported hanumanasana. Experience inner stillness as a purposeful enhancement to any moment with this practice.
STRENGTH, STRUCTURE, STABILITY
Engage with good structural integrity to find both strength and stability in your body. Learn how to engage with the structure of the postures to understand how to be more stable within yourself and your relations. Practice balancing breathwork, locust and a series of standing poses that includes parsvottanasana. Discover how holding clear connections in asanas help gain access to a more open flow of energy in your body.
TAKE IT ALL IN TRAVEL PRACTICE
When you travel, you become more sensitive to changes in atmosphere and environment. Use this practice to stay aware but fortified and to keep your body vibrant. Move through various forward folds for your hamstrings and your low back, moon salutations to recalibrate and a few cooling seated side stretches. Ease into pigeon before resting in savasana. Use a belt or scarf if you do not have a strap.
A beautiful sequence to illuminate your heart, find your center and locate your love, so you can see into even the darkest places and bring more light. Begin with a self blessing in sukasana, followed by a potent shoulder and heart opening sequence to bring compassion and clear vision. Use side stretches and a few twists to access this space. Return to your self blessing and continue the rest of your day.
ASK AND RECEIVE
For moments when it's time to come clean, to listen and receive, this practice will help you dissolve your assumptions, ask the right questions and stay in touch with yourself. Start with a facial massage done on your back to make contact with your body. Quick cross referencing sun salutations warm you up and change the way you see and feel. Backbends follow, with a long held gomukhasana and bananasana to conclude before a sweet savasana.
MEET EVERY MOMENT
Great to do in times that feel chaotic, practice engaging in the skill of meeting every moment. Start and end with moving bridges to warm up your spine and supine twists to rinse out your body. Through standing postures, backbends and forward bends, you'll grow your capacity to meet any moment thoughtfully and articulately. Be reminded that every moment is a chance to be worshipful and thoughtful. End in a sweet savasana.
CONNECT TO EXPAND
Connect consciously to your memories so you can move forward gracefully into the future. Learn to orient a posture rather than hold it, to measure up and be kind so you can show up for your life in the highest way. Use cross referencing to find clarity in your legs with sun salutation variations. One-armed dog pose, shalabasana and warrior III help develop empathy and paschimottanasana connects you to yourself. Savasana to finish.
Begin with a seated meditation to come to your current state of strength. Work plank pose with crossed-leg variations, sun salutes to heat up, followed by a series of backbends. Locate both good boundaries and your unbounded light. Using your feet, legs, hips, and your heart, clear your doubt and find your way today. Alternate nostril breathing completes your practice. Reconnect to your courage, coming home to your bravest self.
FROM GRIEVING TO SURRENDER
Whether are you are grieving the loss of a loved one or any other experience involving loss, use this short seated meditation to consciously connect to earth and let go. Work through feelings of denial, anger, and depression to move towards acceptance and courage using physical touch, energy movement, mudras, and seated stillness. Take these moments of silence to release, reset and recharge.
DAILY DOSE OF POWER
Mastery is about locating the part of you that resonates with the universe and acting from THAT connection. Finding structural connections in your body throughout will bring you into greater harmony with all that is. Enhance your body's architecture with poses like cat/cow with flipped wrists, a series of lunges with variations and mini chairs to build heat and strength in your frame. Complete your practice with savasana and a seated meditation.
A quick opening to set yourself up for receiving and softening in mind and body. Every day is a chance to gain understanding. This sequence will help you feel expansive and willing to listen for the wisdom. Begin with cat/cow done quickly to warm up your entire body. Open your hamstrings in down dog with leg variations before sitting in malasana. Walk away feeling vibrant and full, energized and focused.