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Yoga on Disc:
Reviews of new yoga products from KYTA and Kripalu teachers

Fall 2007

by Tresca Weinstein

Life~Works: Meditations for Mindful Living
Aruni Nan Futuronsky

We think of yoga and meditation as something that happens on the mat, in a quiet room, with distractions kept at a minimum. With this CD, Aruni reminds us that mindfulness can take place in every moment. Each of the five meditations—waking, eating, walking, healing and loving-kindness, and releasing the day—is divided into two tracks: a section of relevant guidance and reflections, followed by a 10-12-minute section of guided practice, with serene background music by Matt Kelly. Perfect for beginning meditators or anyone who wants to bring more balance and awareness into everyday life.

The Gentle Series: Gentle III
Rudy Peirce

This follow-up to Rudy's well-loved Gentle I and Gentle II CDs offers two 20-minute sequences to support regular practice, each providing a full range of stretches—or you can combine both tracks for a longer session. Rudy's mellow voice and clear directions move practitioners smoothly through side and forward bends, a Half-Lotus hip opener, twists, abdominal toners, Bridge, and Bound Angle; postures in the second sequence include Standing Yoga Mudra, Half-Moon, Warrior II, Half-Locust, Sphinx, and Cobra. The final track is a 20-minute meditation, set to Mark Kelso's atmospheric soundtrack.

Yoga Primer
Kripalu Yoga with Evelyn Zak

A Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1993, Evelyn has a clear, straightforward approach to asana and breath that's appropriate for yoga newbies, but the two 30-minute sequences on this CD will also satisfy more advanced practitioners looking for a short, gentle practice. Both include warm-ups, seated and standing postures (Mountain, Half Moon, and Yoga Mudra), backbends (Bridge and Boat), reclining twists, and savasana, all led with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrative metaphors, and options for modification. Music is by Pooh Johnston.

Be Beyond Time
Palm Beach Art Studio

Splashes of red, like a field of poppies, through which a blue thread weaves...A pastel starburst...An ocean of blue on which tiny hearts turn and sail. These are three of the 13 abstract paintings by Ronald Cartier Perry, each accompanied by a meditative soundtrack by Jeff Linscott, that make up this DVD of "Art + Music," produced by Jossy Krasniansky. Conceived as environments for meditation or inspirational backgrounds, the vistas incorporate subtle changes in light and color, and are designed to reduce stress, improve physical wellness, and create peace of mind and a sense of well-being.

LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues: Level I
Amy Weintraub

Shot on location in a gorgeous park-like setting in Tucson, Arizona, this DVD, designed to balance the emotional and physical body, offers an experience as refreshing and heart-opening as a perfect summer day. With sensitive, poetic language, Amy reminds practitioners to embrace their vision for life and their connection to earth and to themselves, while practicing an 80-minute sequence that includes joint warm-ups, a centering meditation, breathing exercises, standing postures done with mantras, backbends, forward bends, twists, and a closing yoga nidra experience. The insert includes information on the mantras and pranayama; William Cashman, M.J. Bindu Delekta, and Krishna Das contribute uplifting music.

Complete list of articles by this author:

The 1999 KYTA Conference Fosters Excitement and Growth

KYTA's Teaching for Diversity Program

Scenes from a Conference: More than 300 teachers attend KYTA Conference 2000

Snapshots from KYTA Conference 2001

Bindu Source Johnson shares her experience

Coverage of the 2002 KYTA Conference, Oct. 24-27

Tides Foundation awards KYTA $50,000 for yoga teachers serving diverse populations

Yoga on Tape: Reviews of yoga products created by KYTA members

Yoga on Disc and Tape

KYTA Conference 2003 in words and pictures

KYTA Conference 2004

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Kripalu implements new approach to program assisting

Complete guide to Kripalu Yoga hits the shelves

Coverage of KYTA Conference 2005

Enhancing your teaching with yoga's sister science: Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training begins in January

A sneak peek at KYTA's 2006 Yoga Teachers Conference

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Green warriors: Laura Cornell's Green Yoga Association blends yoga and ecology

Yogagaia tells the story of the universe

The yoga of laughter: Keni Fine's Sleeping Swami brings giggles and guidance to the world

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga products created by KYTA members

Changing the world in memory of a daughter: The Rachel Greene Memorial Fund

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga CDs from our members

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of CDs by KYTA Conference 2007 presenters and entertainers

Reigniting the flame: KYTA Conference 2007

New member discounts are here! Save every time you visit Kripalu

Flow states: Questions for Ed Harrold

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Yoga on Disc, Tape, and Paper

Yoga Ed. trainer awarded $150,000 grant to bring yoga to Pittsburgh public schools

Yoga Everywhere: Spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

Green Yoga Association takes new form

Yoga on Disc and on the Page: Reviews of recently released products

Yoga and the Imagination: A Q&A with Randal Williams

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

How we got to the KYTA Conference, and what we found there

Yoga Everywhere: A column spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

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Profile of a Cross Trainer

Seva CD 2008: The Soundtrack of Kripalu

Restorative Yoga: The Yoga of Meditation

News from the Professional Trainings Office

Deep Green Yoga

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The State of the Training

Yoga + Ayurveda: The Perfect Formula for Balance

Edi Pasalis and the Institute for Extraordinary Living pioneer a standardized Kripalu curriculum.

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