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Past Topics:

  1. Passion for Practice

  2. Teaching from the Heart of Intuition

  3. Teaching from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

  4. Meditation: Mindfulness on the Mat

  5. Pelvis: The Center of Movement in Asana

  6. Pranayama: Deepening our Relationship to Breath

  7. Empathy: What is Non-Violent Communication?

  8. Savasana: The 20-Minute Miracle

  9. Standing Poses: A Fresh Perspective

  10. Inversions Part 1: Visit a Place of Anxiety-Free Living

  11. Inversions Part 2: Focus on Women

  12. Pedagogy: The Art of Teaching

  13. Asana and Aging: Yoga over 50

  14. Restorative Yoga: Time for Integration

  15. Teaching Restorative Yoga: Silence is not Empty

  16. Mistakes: Learning from what goes "Wrong" in Teaching

  17. Teaching Your Practice: From Habit to Ritual

  18. Unconditional Regard: Seeing our Students with Soft Eyes

  19. Anatomy Lab: Questions about Alignment

  20. What is Yoga Therapy?

  21. Satya: A Practice for our Time

  22. Heart Chakra: Courageous Intimacy

  23. #Metoo in the Yoga Community

  24. The Shadow Side of Yoga

  25. Conflict in Yoga

  26. Too Stressed to Practice

  27. The 5 Most Important Movement Principles (Part 1)

  28. Pratyahara: A Practical form of Self-Study

  29. The 5 Most Important Movement Principles (Part 2)

  30. Social Media and the Business of Yoga

  31. Sequencing Active Poses

  32. Sequencing Quiet Poses

  33. Women in Yoga: Celebrating the Crone

  34. The Wisdom of Menopause

  35. Menstruation is Not a Mistake

  36. Fertility and Pregnancy

  37. Stillness and Silence: Key Distinctions (Part 1)

  38. Faith and Belief: Key Distinctions (Part 2)

  39. Refuge and Hiding: Key Distinctions (Part 3)

  40. Self Empathy: Nonviolent Communication (Part 1)

  41. NVC in Teaching: Nonviolent Communication (Part 2)

  42. NVC with Family: Nonviolent Communication (Part 3)

  43. Empathy Before Education: Nonviolent Communication (Part 4)

  44. Letting Go: The Ultimate Lesson of Yoga

  45. Reconnect with Your Home Practice

  46. Recommitting to Living the Yamas (Part 1)

  47. Recommitting to Living the Yamas (Part 2)

  48. Pranayama as a Spiritual Practice (Part 1)

  49. Pranayama as a Spiritual Practice (Part 2)

  50. Yoga as a Survival Tool

  51. Yoga and Anxiety

  52.  Yoga and Anger

  53. Yoga and Depression

  54. Finding Comfort in Your Practice: Asana

  55. Finding Comfort in Your Practice: Pranayama

  56. Finding Comfort in Your Practice: Meditation

  57. Tapas: Softening Into Discipline

  58. Svadhyaya: Remembering the Self

  59. Ishvara Pranidhana: Letting Go as a Practice

  60. How Human of Me: Non-Violent Communication (Part 1)

  61. Listening with Your Heart: Non-Violent Communication (Part 2)

  62. Making Requests: Non-Violent Communication (Part 3)

  63. Yoga and Travel

  64. Taking a Break from Practice and Teaching

  65. Demonstrating and Touching in Yoga Class

  66. The Place of Ego in Yoga Practice

  67. Questions and Answers

  68. Opening to Stillness: Somatic Movement and Savasana

  69. Healing Difficult Situations

  70. Headstand

  71. Shoulderstand, Part 1

  72. Shoulderstand, Part 2

  73. Being Present: On and Off the Mat

  74. Difficult Poses

  75. Aging with Grace: Balance (Part 1)

  76. Aging with Grace: Strength (Part 2)

  77. Aging with Grace: Acceptance (Part 3)

  78. Dharana: How to give attention to what matters

  79. The Ascent and the Descent: Deepening our practice off the Mat

  80. Exhaustion: The reality of our times

  81. Reclaiming Your Attention (Part 1)

  82. Reclaiming Your Attention (Part 2)

  83. Reclaiming Your Attention (Part 3)

  84. Softening into Silence (90 minute Asana practice)

  85. Death: The Ultimate Teacher

  86. Ask Me Anything  (Number 1)

  87. Transforming Twists

  88. Mind-Body Connection, Preparing for Pranayama Part 1

  89. Mind-Body Connection, Practicing Pranayama Part 2

  90. The Mysterious Pelvic Floor

  91. Principles of Home Practice

  92. Ask Me Anything (Number 2)

  93. Myths About the Abdominal Muscles

  94. Tight Bodies

Want inspiration for your practice and teaching?

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    Designed around concepts you can immediately apply to uplift your practice and teaching, Judith focuses on a different aspect of the practice each month. Scroll down to see the archive of past topics.

Mentor and Host

Ph.D., Physical Therapist Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Dr. Lasater is the president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers Association and is one of the founders of Yoga Journal magazine. She trains yoga teachers in asana, kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutras, and she is a pioneer in the teaching and practice of Restorative yoga. Dr. Lasater is the author of eleven books on yoga.

Yoga Teacher and Designer Lizzie Lasater

Lizzie is Judith’s daughter and a lifelong student of yoga. As a working mom of four-year-old twin boys, she understands the importance of optimizing her practice for tuning her nervous system. Raised in San Francisco, Lizzie began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in 2004 before studying architecture at Columbia University in New York City. She lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband.

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FAQ

  • Can I cancel my membership?

    Yes. Membership is month to month and you can cancel at any time.

  • Can I receive Yoga Alliance credit?

    Yes. Each call is equal to two non-contact hours. You can submit these (listening and homework) hours for continuing education credit from Yoga Alliance in the United States. If you live outside the USA, please ask your equivalent organization if they accept digital training as non-contact hours.

  • When does my course access expire?

    Never. Each month you will receive a call recording and summary PDF. These are yours to download and enjoy forever.

  • Do I need to purchase additional materials?

    No. However, Judith often recommends books that will deepen your practice and teaching.

  • Can I ask Judith questions?

    Yes. You can raise your hand and ask a question during the live calls, or email a question ahead of time.

  • Can I order past calls?

    Absolutely. Just scroll up to where it says, "Click here to browse the archive."