LL Yoga Superstar

The diary of Leslie Lewis, professional yogi on the run in NYC
Of only I had posed for this pic in a 70’s denim outfit, then I could attribute some “Tiny Dancer” lyrics. Sigh. Hopefully though it’s inspiring you to do some yoga later today with me at Sangha Yoga Shala. There could be some dancer poses in your future… 2pm - Core Vinyasa 7:30pm - Vinyasa  📷 by Armando Zubieta.

Of only I had posed for this pic in a 70’s denim outfit, then I could attribute some “Tiny Dancer” lyrics. Sigh. Hopefully though it’s inspiring you to do some yoga later today with me at Sangha Yoga Shala. There could be some dancer poses in your future… 2pm - Core Vinyasa
7:30pm - Vinyasa
📷 by Armando Zubieta.

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It’s a new week and a new moon, time to set positive intentions and look forward to the upcoming month. Join me at 7pm Karen Lord Pilates Movement where we will realign both our bodies and minds to have an amazing last week of summer. See you there!

It’s a new week and a new moon, time to set positive intentions and look forward to the upcoming month. Join me at 7pm Karen Lord Pilates Movement where we will realign both our bodies and minds to have an amazing last week of summer. See you there!

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"It is through your body that you that realize you are a spark of divinity." BKS Iyengar Lots of chances this weekend to connect your body and mind, awaken your inner spirit and find your smile through yoga taught by yours truly. See you there! Sangha Yoga Shala Sat 9:45am - Vinyasa Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa Sun 5pm - VinyasaKaren Lord Pilates Movement Sun 5pm - Vinyasa

"It is through your body that you that realize you are a spark of divinity." BKS Iyengar Lots of chances this weekend to connect your body and mind, awaken your inner spirit and find your smile through yoga taught by yours truly. See you there!
Sangha Yoga Shala
Sat 9:45am - Vinyasa
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa

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Janu Sirsasana C is my favorite of the Janu Sirsasana Poses. In the C variation the foot is placed against the inner thigh of the extended leg with the toes tucked under and the foot oriented downwards. This pose opens the hamstrings, calves and ankles as well as spine while calming the mind. We’ll be opening, calming and strengthening in all of my Thursday classes listed below. See you there! 6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala 9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement 6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

Janu Sirsasana C is my favorite of the Janu Sirsasana Poses. In the C variation the foot is placed against the inner thigh of the extended leg with the toes tucked under and the foot oriented downwards. This pose opens the hamstrings, calves and ankles as well as spine while calming the mind. We’ll be opening, calming and strengthening in all of my Thursday classes listed below. See you there!
6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala
9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement
6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

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Half Frog Pose, aka Ardha Bhekasana, stretches the entire front of the body, while strengthening the back, thus helping to improve posture. This pose is also traditionally known for awakening kundalini, or inner potential energy, located at the base of the spine that brings us towards enlightenment. We’ll be practicing this pose and many others during both my 2pm Core Vinyasa and my 7:30pm Vinyasa classes at Sangha Yoga Shala. Hope to see you there!

Half Frog Pose, aka Ardha Bhekasana, stretches the entire front of the body, while strengthening the back, thus helping to improve posture. This pose is also traditionally known for awakening kundalini, or inner potential energy, located at the base of the spine that brings us towards enlightenment. We’ll be practicing this pose and many others during both my 2pm Core Vinyasa and my 7:30pm Vinyasa classes at Sangha Yoga Shala. Hope to see you there!

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"A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga." Patanjali ✨ Few things feel better after a crazy weekend then doing yoga. Come energize and strengthen your body while calming and freeing your mind with me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement. Guaranteed to banish any Monday blues.

"A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga." Patanjali ✨ Few things feel better after a crazy weekend then doing yoga. Come energize and strengthen your body while calming and freeing your mind with me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement. Guaranteed to banish any Monday blues.

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Gotta start the week off strong. 😉🐷

Gotta start the week off strong. 😉🐷

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Bridge Pose, aka Setu Banda Sarvangasana, is a more basic backbend pose that has so many amazing benefits. It stretches the chest, shoulders, spine and neck while strengthening the legs. A calming pose that also helps relieve fatigue. Expect lots of energizing and opening backbends in a of my classes listed below this weekend. ✨Sangha Yoga Shala Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa Sun 5pm - Vinyasa@karenlordpilates  Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Bridge Pose, aka Setu Banda Sarvangasana, is a more basic backbend pose that has so many amazing benefits. It stretches the chest, shoulders, spine and neck while strengthening the legs. A calming pose that also helps relieve fatigue. Expect lots of energizing and opening backbends in a of my classes listed below this weekend. ✨
Sangha Yoga Shala
Sat 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
@karenlordpilates
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

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Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

—Eckhart Tolle

Headstands are calming and strengthening, as well as helpful for both balance and concentration. We’ll be having fun w/ our headstands in all of my Thursday classes listed below in both BK and Manhattan. Hope to see you there!  6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala 9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement 6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

Headstands are calming and strengthening, as well as helpful for both balance and concentration. We’ll be having fun w/ our headstands in all of my Thursday classes listed below in both BK and Manhattan. Hope to see you there!
6:30am - Sangha Yoga Shala
9am - Karen Lord Pilates Movement
6:30pm - Sangha Yoga Shala

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It’s my birthday so obviously doughnuts are for breakfast. 😉

It’s my birthday so obviously doughnuts are for breakfast. 😉

Bow Pose with Pomeranian, aka Dhanurasana Saha Pomeranian, is an intense and invigorating backbend. This pose stretches the entire front of the body while strengthening the back, helping to improve posture and let go of fatigue and anxiety. The addition of a Pom gives this pose a cuteness factor usually not seen in traditional yoga. Get ready to break out your Bow Pose today in both my classes listed below at Sangha Yoga Shala with cameo appearances by @miathepom. 🐶✨
2pm - Core Vinyasa 7:30pm - Vinyasa

Bow Pose with Pomeranian, aka Dhanurasana Saha Pomeranian, is an intense and invigorating backbend. This pose stretches the entire front of the body while strengthening the back, helping to improve posture and let go of fatigue and anxiety. The addition of a Pom gives this pose a cuteness factor usually not seen in traditional yoga. Get ready to break out your Bow Pose today in both my classes listed below at Sangha Yoga Shala with cameo appearances by @miathepom. 🐶✨

2pm - Core Vinyasa
7:30pm - Vinyasa

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Forearm stand prep (aka dolphin pose split) is not only helpful for achieving the complete pose, it also gives you many of the amazing benefits too. Holding one leg in prep stretches and strengthens the shoulders, legs, arms and core while improving balance and calming the brain. Kicking up helps tone the glutes too. Join me at Karen Lord Pilates Movement at 7pm for Vinyasa and we’ll lift away any Monday blues and start the week off with a smile. See you there!

Forearm stand prep (aka dolphin pose split) is not only helpful for achieving the complete pose, it also gives you many of the amazing benefits too. Holding one leg in prep stretches and strengthens the shoulders, legs, arms and core while improving balance and calming the brain. Kicking up helps tone the glutes too. Join me at Karen Lord Pilates Movement at 7pm for Vinyasa and we’ll lift away any Monday blues and start the week off with a smile. See you there!

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Weekend vibes.

Weekend vibes.

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Three legged vinyasas are an extra fun and core strengthening version of the traditional vinyasa. I’ll be weaving them into all of my classes today and this weekend in BK and Manhattan listed below. Hope to see you there!
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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