LL Yoga Superstar

The diary of Leslie Lewis, professional yogi on the run in NYC
Eka Pada Koundinyasana I is a fun arm balance that also gives a good detoxing and toning core twist. I love to transition to EPK I from a Twisted High Lunge, although Side Crow and even Tripod Headstand are other transitioning options. We’ll be giving it our best shot tonight in my 7pm Vinyasa class @karenlordpilates. See you there!

Eka Pada Koundinyasana I is a fun arm balance that also gives a good detoxing and toning core twist. I love to transition to EPK I from a Twisted High Lunge, although Side Crow and even Tripod Headstand are other transitioning options. We’ll be giving it our best shot tonight in my 7pm Vinyasa class @karenlordpilates. See you there!

Another gorgeous day in Brooklyn.

Another gorgeous day in Brooklyn.

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

—C. S. Lewis

Bound Extended Side Angle, aka Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana, is an intense multi faceted pose. It opens the chest, shoulders, legs and groin while strengthening the legs, ankles and abs. The bind increases the chest opening and helps add flexibility to the shoulders and arms. Last but not least it helps to improve balance. Expect to get into this pose and many more in all of my classes this weekend listed below. 
@sanghayogashala 
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates 
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Bound Extended Side Angle, aka Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana, is an intense multi faceted pose. It opens the chest, shoulders, legs and groin while strengthening the legs, ankles and abs. The bind increases the chest opening and helps add flexibility to the shoulders and arms. Last but not least it helps to improve balance. Expect to get into this pose and many more in all of my classes this weekend listed below.
@sanghayogashala
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

I honestly can’t think of a better way to start the day.

I honestly can’t think of a better way to start the day.

Has running around in heels for the past 7 days b/c of NYFW made you feel run down and off center? Then hustle yourself over to one of my Thursday yoga classes listed below. We’ll realign and revitalize so that you can go into the weekend feeling your best. See you soon!
6:30am - @sanghayogashala 
9am - @karenlordpilates 
6:30pm - @sanghayogashala 
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Has running around in heels for the past 7 days b/c of NYFW made you feel run down and off center? Then hustle yourself over to one of my Thursday yoga classes listed below. We’ll realign and revitalize so that you can go into the weekend feeling your best. See you soon!
6:30am - @sanghayogashala
9am - @karenlordpilates
6:30pm - @sanghayogashala
📷 by @armandoz

Headstand, aka Sirsasana, is a yoga super pose with so many amazing benefits. It helps with anti-aging by reversing the flow of gravity (a natural face lift) as well as flushing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face creating a gorgeous glow. This not only helps with your skin but has even been shown to prevent grey hair. Headstand is also fantastic for circulation and heart health, and last but not least strengthens the core. Get ready to get upside down today in both my 2pm Core Vinyasa and my 7:30pm Vinyasa classes today at Sangha Yoga Shala.

Headstand, aka Sirsasana, is a yoga super pose with so many amazing benefits. It helps with anti-aging by reversing the flow of gravity (a natural face lift) as well as flushing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face creating a gorgeous glow. This not only helps with your skin but has even been shown to prevent grey hair. Headstand is also fantastic for circulation and heart health, and last but not least strengthens the core. Get ready to get upside down today in both my 2pm Core Vinyasa and my 7:30pm Vinyasa classes today at Sangha Yoga Shala.

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It’s mid Fashion Week and crop tops and sheer looks are abound. Join me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement where we’ll be yogaing our way to perfect fall abs with plenty of serenity and smiles thrown in for good measure. 😉

It’s mid Fashion Week and crop tops and sheer looks are abound. Join me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement where we’ll be yogaing our way to perfect fall abs with plenty of serenity and smiles thrown in for good measure. 😉

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By letting go it all gets done.

—Lao Tzu

Need some energy for the upcoming weekend but can’t handle another coffee? Then join me in any of my yoga classes listed below where we’ll be focusing on backbends, aka the best way to tap into your body’s own secret energy stash. ✨Sangha Yoga Shala Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa Sun 5pm - VinyasaKaren Lord Pilates Movement  Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Need some energy for the upcoming weekend but can’t handle another coffee? Then join me in any of my yoga classes listed below where we’ll be focusing on backbends, aka the best way to tap into your body’s own secret energy stash. ✨
Sangha Yoga Shala
Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement 
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

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Revolved Head to Knee Pose, aka Pavirtta Janu Sirsasana, is a favorite of mine for stretching out the lower back and hamstrings. This pose also opens the shoulders and stimulates the abdominal organs. If you’re looking for some end of the week rejuvenation then join me on Thursday in either BK or Manhattan at the times listed below and we’ll yoga our way to big smiles and bright eyes.  6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala  9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement 6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

Revolved Head to Knee Pose, aka Pavirtta Janu Sirsasana, is a favorite of mine for stretching out the lower back and hamstrings. This pose also opens the shoulders and stimulates the abdominal organs. If you’re looking for some end of the week rejuvenation then join me on Thursday in either BK or Manhattan at the times listed below and we’ll yoga our way to big smiles and bright eyes.
6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala 
9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement
6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

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Summer may be over but the warm weather is still here. Join me for some energizing and uplifting Vinyasa today at Sangha Yoga Shala at the times listed below and sweat out any toxins from Labor Day fun.  2pm - Core Vinyasa 7:30pm - Vinyasa

Summer may be over but the warm weather is still here. Join me for some energizing and uplifting Vinyasa today at Sangha Yoga Shala at the times listed below and sweat out any toxins from Labor Day fun.
2pm - Core Vinyasa
7:30pm - Vinyasa

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Maturity is moving from the close-up to the landscape, focusing less on your own supposed strengths and weaknesses and more on the sea of empathy in which you swim, which is the medium necessary for understanding others, one’s self, and survival.

—David Brooks

Sticking around for the long weekend and hoping to work on your yoga tan (aka tan upper body and super pale thighs as demoed by me above)? Then you’re in luck because I’m teaching up a storm today, Sat and Sun in both BK and Manhattan. Check out the times below and join me for a class or two so you can go into September sleek and serene. 😉Sangha Yoga Shala Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa Sat 9:45am - Vinyasa Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa Sun 5pm - VinyasaKaren Lord Pilates Movement Sun 11am

Sticking around for the long weekend and hoping to work on your yoga tan (aka tan upper body and super pale thighs as demoed by me above)? Then you’re in luck because I’m teaching up a storm today, Sat and Sun in both BK and Manhattan. Check out the times below and join me for a class or two so you can go into September sleek and serene. 😉
Sangha Yoga Shala
Fri 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Sat 9:45am - Vinyasa
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement
Sun 11am

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Noose pose, aka Pasasana, is an intense bind. It stretches and strengthens the ankles, opens the chest and shoulders as well as thighs and groin. Pasasana also stimulates digestion and is helpful for those suffering from sciatica. If you have been hoping to scrunch yourself into a tiny little yogic ball then Thursday is your lucky day because I’m teaching 4 times and in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Check the listings below and get ready to bind beyond your wildest dreams. 😉✨  6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala  9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement 6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala  7:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

Noose pose, aka Pasasana, is an intense bind. It stretches and strengthens the ankles, opens the chest and shoulders as well as thighs and groin. Pasasana also stimulates digestion and is helpful for those suffering from sciatica. If you have been hoping to scrunch yourself into a tiny little yogic ball then Thursday is your lucky day because I’m teaching 4 times and in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Check the listings below and get ready to bind beyond your wildest dreams. 😉✨
6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala
9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement
6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala
7:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

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