I hope you find value in the page, I make yoga video sequences ‘on demand’ when someone wants to use the practice to either get started or face a precise issue.
For example, I created:
- a very short practice to get started, which I also made in Spanish
- a 30′ solid routine called “Portable Yoga” that contains the minimum viable set of poses for optimal health
- and many video-answers, for example: one where someone asked me how to learn the headstand: Here it is in English or Spanish
The Yoga Podcast is a show where I talk very candidly with extraordinary teachers of yoga, people who have been practicing for at least 20 years or more, who offer real pointers.
I am a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-seller co-author of “The Power Of No“, and after that book I released “Become An Idea Machine” which has given me enormous joy as people are sharing their ideas with me every day.
I share here everything I find to be useful, and true. I believe there is a lot of fluff around yoga and I am determined to get to the core, to what is real.
I write for other media as well, including: The New York Observer, Yoga Matra + Health (print), Thought Catalog, Positively Positive, and Mind Body Green.
Because I maintain a daily home practice, my training is on-going and is portable… That is why I called my routine (which I teach) “Portable Yoga”. But I do visit specific teachers to learn more and more subtle aspects.
I studied at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India, for extended periods of time three times (2008, 2011 and 2012) – I also took the 200 hour training at Yoga Thailand in 2009.
I maintain a daily practice of asana, pranayama, sitting, and studying yoga texts.
I visited Yoga Thailand (Paul Dallaghan) twice: in 2009 (Teacher Training) and 2014, for advanced pranayama studies.
Paul follows the tradition of the most prestigious institute of pranayama in the world, the Kayvalyadhama Institute in India. And by prestigious I mean serious, doing research and focusing on what works. Today.
For Philosophy/Other limbs:
I’ve taken several classes with Srivata Ramaswami who is a direct student of master Krishnamacharya, on the yoga sutras.
I also keep reading and re-reading Krishnamacharya His Life and Teachings by A.G. Mohan who was another long-term student of Krishnamacharya.
It takes a Global Village to Maintain a Yoga Teacher:
I regularly visit teachers, and have practiced with all of the following (and more!) (in no particular order): Barbara Verrochi, Kristin Leigh, Greg Tebb, Paul Dallaghan, Richard Freeman, David Garrigues, Kino MacGregor, Patrik Nolan, Daylene Christensen, Zoe Slatoff, Rachelle and Paul Gold, Manju Jois, David Miliotis, Eddie Stern, Kikky Flynn, Christopher Hieldebrand, Sharath and Saraswatti Jois…
And on and on and on… Wherever I go in the world I am always practicing.
Claudia Azula is a writer, podcast host, and teacher of yoga. She is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “The Power Of No” (HayHouse 2014) and author of “Become An Idea Machine” as well as “21 Things To Know Before Starting An Ashtanga Yoga Practice“.
Her writing has appeared in media outlets including: The New York Observer, Thought Catalog, Mantra Yoga +Health, and Positively Positive.
She hosts: “The Yoga Podcast”
She runs retreats all over the country on yoga and practical spiritual living.
Her blog, ClaudiaYoga.com has attracted over 3 million visitors since inception.