Elsie's Yoga Class

Elsie's Yoga Class

Inspiring, spicy, fun, joyful and uplifting live and unplugged yoga classes taught by Pittsburgh yoga teacher Elsie Escobar. Classes range from strong beginners to advanced. They are 1hr or 1hr and 15 min. Depending on the level and length of the individual class they may include all or some of the following: a theme, meditation, pranayama, warm ups, sun salutations, standing poses, arm balances, hip openers, thigh stretches, backbends, forward bends, cool down poses and relaxation. Remember, the class is live and Elsie is teaching to what she sees. It's designed to include you into the class experience, to participate in deeper ways. This is not a "flow" or "power yoga" class. It includes power and flow, but more emphasis on alignment. You never know what's coming but it always proves to be a blast! Strap on your seatbelts and go for the ride! If you live in Pittsburgh or come for a visit Elsie is available for private instruction :) www.elsiesyogakula.com eyogaclass@gmail.com


November 24, 2013 103 mins

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Tenacious Gratitude


I can tell you mine.

Tenacious didn’t quite feel “right” with me.

I felt that being tenacious was not something I aspired to be.

It’s too rough.

Too hard.

Too pushy.

Too manly.

I imagined the quintessential football player, the one that just stampedes over the competition regardless...

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It’s episode 100 of Elsie’s Yoga Class!

This is not a yoga asana class today, but my goodness what we have is serious yoga study and conversation.

This is super special because it’s the 100th episode and also my 6th year podcasting!!!

In order to celebrate I gathered two of my most influential teachers and we have incredible conversations about yoga and life.

The kinds of things that are shared are the best kind of yoga you can lea...

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I just wrote a post called When The World Doesn’t See You As You See Yourself, which was the basis for this episode.

The execution of embodiment, which to me = action is what I feel in my humble opinion is a giant factor in creating lasting embedded change in our lives and something that most of us lack.

We think a ton and don’t actually do anything.

I know that I stay a lot in my head. I have the knowledge. I know what needs to be...

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Oh what a story do I have to tell in this episode! At least you know what’s it’s going to be all about looking at the artwork for this post.

That image was taken very soon after I walked through my door after I got held up. I found both of my girls immersed in watching My Neighbor Totoro one of our family’s favorites. Such dichotomy.

You can of course listen to me tell the story of the whole event in the class. There is a 5 minute ...

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When was the last time you invested in yourself?

I’m not talking about buying something, ...

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Guess what I did???

Free Video Yoga Class is the House!

This is my first full on video yoga class which includes my signature intro PLUS a cameo appearance of my girls Hunter and Mae!

There is no theme.

It's only 30 minutes.

It's an intermediate level class, because I don't break things down to much and it keeps a pretty steady pace.

I would LOVE your feedback on this format.

I am still going to be publishing audio classes...

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How Are You…Really?

How many times has someone asked you “how are you?” and you mindlessly say “I’m fine, thanks.”

When you are not.

When I say, you are not, I don’t mean that you just had someone you love die, or you just lost your home, or your job, or you just found our your beloved was cheating on you…I mean “you are not,” because you don’t actually know anymore.

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This yoga class is simple

Nothing fancy.

No crazy poses.

In fact, there are very little poses.

This is more of a practice of just doing THIS. One. Thing.

It's more about dharana- one pointed concentration.

It's about stopping doing all things at once (including quickly getting a yoga class in as part of your continued multitasking.) ;)

Let me know what you think! This is a new format as the class was recorded at home, with...

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March 4, 2012 39 mins

Discover The Eve Of Your Breath


The more I live my life, the more I recognize that the most important aspect of the practice of yoga is the breath. Every key insight either about me, a specific pose, the way my body functions or even my relationships has come through a growth in the breath.

I remember two distinct times while practicing backbends that they unfolded themselves to me when I FINALLY breathed optima...

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I've been at home A LOT lately.

My body has gone through a pretty massive transformation since giving birth, as it should, since it facilitaded an entire new human being to come out! My goodness does that still keep me in awe. It floors me when I think of what this body is capable of. If something is magical, it's our bodies :)

I'm also keenly aware that as magical and intuitive as it is it MUST be nurtured.

I had my sacru...

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I know there are some of you still in the midst of Winter. Maybe your winter has been going on for so long you're not sure how to deal with it or if you can deal with it.

Winter, or at least the qualities of winter, the darkness in particular, that darkness that forces you to remain inward, to cover yourself, and to slow down is great in little bits but when it's prolonged it can get challenging.

Some of you may be physically going...

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The theme for this class was inspired by one of my friends Hillary Rubin. She has this amazing post plus video, asking questions that needed to be asked at that moment....hmmmmm. Or at least I needed to ask these questions ;)

It was all about RUNNING OUT OF GAS! Well, at least for me it was about running out of gas. It made me think about the various ways that we deal with running out of gas:

  1. We make sure to make time to consi...
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This week show is brought to you by Ice.com, please visit ice.com/yogaclass to get 25% off sitewide. I'm getting soooo fancy!

This class was inspired by one of you lovely people. The mighty Jennessa posted on my Facebook wall asking if I would consider doing a prenatal class in the next couple of weeks and voila! Here it is.

Here is the disclaimer: This class is aimed at pregnant women that already have a working knowl...

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This whole podcasting thing has taken a life of it's own. You guys are my inspiration. You are what keeps me going. Yet again, I was inspired by another one of you.

This podcast episode is dedicated with love to the virtual kula, specifically to Michelle and Alfie ♥

If you'd like to support the show's sponsors, please feel free to purchase the Elsie's Yoga Kula Podcast App for the iPhone or Android for $3.99 OR go on over to Pranci...

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Hunter got sick and it totally made me think about immunity. I'm sure that those of you that read this blog and perhaps other content that is similar are aware that immunity is not just about bacteria and viruses being present in your body and all of a sudden you get sick. It's not just about the physical. It's all about the beautiful trifecta of mind, body and spirit. All of this affects the how your body reacts and doesn't react ...

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This episode was absolutely inspired by one of you.

I was asked basically how to practice yoga daily. This is something that I think about every day, that I meditate on, and continue to refine.

I'm not going to describe my own process but tell you what it boils down to, at least for me: Meaning and Truth.

If you don’t first and foremost ask yourself who you want to be in the world, what has meaning, what has value to you, and conti...

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December 22, 2010 3 mins

The second mudra is called Kubera Mudra

One of the hardest things to do once you have resolved to stick to a really meaningful promise to yourself, or you've committed to something really valuable to you is sticking to itWe ...

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Here is the first mudra that I’ll be sharing with you for grounding yourself attuning to your heart.

I’ll f...

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December 18, 2010 2 mins

This video is part of a series of three videos which will offer two mudras as a way to ground yourself through the holidays, and are part of my Holiday Toolbox! If you are not interested in watching the...

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Who Is The Bully?

I've been doing a lot of meditation on worthlessness or the feeling of being unworthy.

Often times this feeling arises from the way the world speaks to us, perhaps in the form of bullies around us, family members, peers, bosses, etc. but what has really become clear is that it's not the world that is the root of this feeling, but ourselves.

The biggest bullies that we have in our world are not outside of ...

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