You might already be aware that I have been teaching yoga online since this pandemic started. I was fortunate enough to link up with Randi Maltz-Green who owns The Studio in South Venice. Randi is a fabulous Pilates instructor and a wonderful human being! She currently offers online and in-studio classes at a very low cost. You can purchase a single class for as little as $8, and a package of classes reduces that price even more! You can access these classes at

I have been offering Yoga with QiGong for several months, and have recently added Gentle Yoga classes to my online schedule. My schedule looks like this:

Yoga with QiGong on Mondays at 12:15pm
Gentle Yoga on Thursdays at 12noon
Yoga with QiGong on Fridays at 12:30pm
Gentle Yoga on Sundays at 8:30am

This schedule refers to the time when the youtube link will be emailed to the students who have paid for the class online. Make sure you sign up at least 30 minutes BEFORE the scheduled time, in order to receive the link. The link is good for 24 hours, so you can watch it immediately or anytime that day, or even the following day! 

Gentle Yoga is not necessarily for beginners, although it is a great introduction to yoga. It's also good for seniors or anyone who prefers a less strenuous class. This doesn't mean you will not be challenged! Some classes focus more on relaxation, some on building strength, some on flexibility. Most classes touch on all of these aspects of yoga!

Yoga with QiGong is something a little bit different. Each class begins with a standing warm-up. The breath is linked with gentle flowing movements. The emphasis is on moving energy through the meridians, softening and opening all the joints, and deepening the breath. QiGong is slow and meditative, perfect for those looking to reduce stress.

In all my classes, I emphasize listening to your own body. Not every pose is good for every body. Some days, you might want or need to move more slowly. Some days you might have more energy or be looking for more of a challenge. Your yoga practice should be tailored to the state of your body and mind each day. It's always fine to do more or less, according to your specific needs that day.

As I move through all the yoga poses and stretches, I will try to offer alternatives and modifications for those who need them. Keep in my that you never need to look like the teacher! Every person is unique. We will all look a little bit different from each other in every pose. 

Another thing to realize is that the yoga pose is a tool to achieve a specific benefit. It is not a goal in and of itself. In other words, you need to make the pose work for you, and not the other way around. If the pose gives you what you are looking for, great! That's a pose worth practicing! If the pose hurts your back, or your knees, or your shoulders, that could be a pose to skip completely or maybe to modify. Every yoga practice belongs to you, and you should feel free to do it your way.

I would love to have you join me--online or in person--for a yoga class!