March 20, 2020

Natasha’s regular classes are now being live streamed.
For more information and to sign up, visit Down Under School of Yoga.

Challenge Pose: Hanumanasana

May 8th, 2018 by

Maintain a neutral pelvis, and quiet your mind as you move step by step into Hanumanasana.

READ: Challenge Pose: Hanumanasana

Decoding Yoga Sutra 1.12

December 13th, 2017 by

Sutra 1.12 introduces two essential elements of yogic philosophy: effort and non-attachment. When practiced together, they can serve as a spiritual and practical roadmap for navigating almost every aspect of life with greater equanimity.

READ: Decoding Yoga Sutra 1.12: Embrace the Value of Practice and Non-Attachment

Yoga Journal Master Class

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

Completed your yoga teacher training and want to learn more? Curious about other yoga styles and philosophies? Natasha, along with some of the world’s wisest teachers, will help you deepen your personal practice.

As part of this year-long membership plan, you’ll gain exclusive access to nine Master Classes from world-renowned senior teachers. Your one-year Master Class membership includes: ·

  • Immersive workshops with nine senior-level yoga teachers
  • Weekly yoga practices, inspiring dharma talks, and guided self-study assignments
  • Live webinars with all nine teachers
  • A one-year subscription to Yoga Journal magazine and a listing in the Yoga Journal directory (for teachers)
  • Discounts to YJ LIVE! events where you can study and practice with the Master Class teachers in person

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Sequence to Build a Safe Vinyasa Practice

December 2nd, 2017 by

Secure the foundation for a safe vinyasa practice with this thoughtful, challenging sequence from Natasha Rizopoulos.

READ: Sequence to Build a Safe Vinyasa Practice

YOGAPEDIA: A Yogi’s Guide to Evaluating Teacher Training Programs

November 30th, 2017 by

Natasha Rizopoulos recommends carefully examining YTT program curriculums before signing up. Here, some parameters to use.

READ: A Yogi’s Guide to Evaluating Teacher Training Programs

Natasha’s Sequencing 101 Course With Yoga Journal

Natasha joins with Yoga Journal’s Aim Healthy U to present her six-week online learning course, Sequencing 101:Unlock The Power Of Every Pose. The course includes basic sequencing theory and guidelines, effective strategies and practices for sequencing toward peak poses and instruction for teachers on optimizing their teaching. You may join at any time. Use discount code NATASHA75 for $75 off.

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In this two-part course, Natasha will systematically explore the alignment and anatomy that will allow you to practice and teach Backbending and Forward Bending with confidence and ease.

For more information and to enroll in this course, click here.

Natasha’s Interview With Gloss NY

Each morning for the last 3 years, we have woken up and done our yoga practice through the instruction of the incredible Natasha Rizopoulos. We reached out to her and asked if, in the middle of her insane schedule and quest to teach the world to take breaths and go through a natural progression of movements, she would mind talking to us about what makes her go. (more…)

300 Hour Teacher Training

2021 Twelve weekend intensives
(Friday 7:30-9:30pm, Sat & Sun 1:30-8pm):

Jan 29-31 • Feb 26-28 • March 26-28
Apr 23-25 • May 21-23 • June 25-27
July 30-Aug 1 • Aug 27-29 • Sept 24-26
Oct 22-24 • Nov 12-14 • Dec 10-12

What you will learn:

Advanced Asana Theory, Communication & Voice, Refined Teaching, Applied Therapeutics, Mechanics of Breath, Philosophy & Tradition, Karma Yoga Practicum, Business of Yoga.

Tuition: $4000; Early Bird price of $3,900 for registration by November 30, 2020.
$500 deposit due with application

More Info at Down Under School of Yoga

 

Master Class: Flight Club

March 10th, 2012 by

Move forward with balance and skill to fly fearlessly in Eka Pada Galavasana.

Read: Master Class: Flight Club (Yoga Journal – June 2011)

January 5

Weekly Class
Down Under Yoga
Newton, MA

The Benefits of Sadhana

I want to share with you an interview I did with Integral Yoga Magazine, in which I discuss the benefits of a regular practice of Yoga and how obstacles to a consistent practice of Yoga can be overcome, allowing us to still the mind and develop a relationship with the Self. This interview was originally published in Integral Yoga Magazine’s Fall 2011 issue, and is reprinted with their permission. 
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Take Flight – Arm Balances & Core Integrity

Core stability is an essential part of a healthy asana practice. But what is the Core and how do we strengthen it? In this online yoga video, learn how to bring intelligence and tone to the muscles that support your torso and pelvis. And then see how this work translates into stability throughout your practice – especially in arm balances. (60 mins.)

$10 for 14-day access

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Finding the Sukha in Upward Bow

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1519" title="YV-bow" src="http://natasharizopoulos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/YV-bow-1.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="262" srcset="http://natasharizopoulos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/YV-bow-1 check these guys out.jpg 300w, http://natasharizopoulos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/YV-bow-1-150×131.jpg 150w, http://natasharizopoulos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/YV-bow-1-200×174.jpg 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Backbends can be some of the most liberating and exhilarating poses in Yoga. But only when the shoulders and hip flexors are open enough to take pressure off the spine. Discover how freedom in these crucial areas can allow you to experience the true bliss of this powerful pose. (67 mins.)

$10 for 14-day access

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Wring It Out – The Joy of Twisting

Twists are some of the most energetically exhilarating poses in yoga. In addition, they teach the crucial relationship between a steady base and a mobile torso that can have such transformative effects throughout your asana practice. Get ready to awaken your spine in a practice that will leave you feeling alert, spacious and detoxified. (61:00)

$10 for 14-day access

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Align Your Flow® Series


Six videos, ranging from 22 minutes to 1 hour, and from a gentle practice to a vigorous practice.

Gentle Wake Up – This 20-minute sequence will prepare you for the day with gentle Sun Salute variations and poses to energize you as you stretch and tone. (23:31)

End of Day Stretch – A calming and restorative 20-minute practice to lengthen and relax tired muscles, and bring you back into balance after the day’s activities. (22:05)

Gentle Detox Flow – This 40-minute Twisting practice will bring your spine into balance and gently massage you from the inside out. (40:10)

Arm Balance Flow – Learn the fundamental actions and intentions that will open the door to a variety of arm balances in this rigorous 1-hour vinyasa practice. (56:40)

Hip Opening Flow – This 1-hour practice explores the range of motion in your hips so you can experience freedom and ease in all directions. (1:01:45)

Heart Opening Flow – This uplifting 1-hour sequence will teach you the essentials of backbending while freeing your upper back and leaving you alert, focused and spacious. (1:00:41)

$44.95 (Save $5)

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Intermediate/Advanced Flow Series

Three 1-hr practices designed for the intermediate/advanced student.

Arm Balance Flow – Learn the fundamental actions and intentions that will open the door to a variety of arm balances in this rigorous 1-hour vinyasa practice. (56:40)

Hip Opening Flow – This 1-hour practice explores the range of motion in your hips so you can experience freedom and ease in all directions. (1:01:45)

Heart Opening Flow – This uplifting 1-hour sequence will teach you the essentials of backbending while freeing your upper back and leaving you alert, focused and spacious. (1:00:41)

$27.97 (Save $2)

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Opening Series

Two 1 hour videos, designed for the intermediate/advanced student.

Hip Opening Flow – This 1-hour practice explores the range of motion in your hips so you can experience freedom and ease in all directions. (1:01:45)

Heart Opening Flow – This uplifting 1-hour sequence will teach you the essentials of backbending while freeing your upper back and leaving you alert, focused and spacious. (1:00:41)

$18.98 (Save $1)

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Gentle Wake Up


This 20-minute sequence will prepare you for the day with gentle Sun Salute variations and poses to energize you as you stretch and tone. (23:31)

Appropriate for beginners.

$5.99

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End of Day Stretch

A calming and restorative 20-minute practice to lengthen and relax tired muscles, and bring you back into balance after the day’s activities. (22:05)

Appropriate for beginners.

$5.99

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Gentle Detox Flow

This 40-minute Twisting practice will bring your spine into balance and gently massage you from the inside out.  (40:10)

Appropriate for beginners and intermediate students.

$7.99

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Arm Balance Flow

Learn the fundamental actions and intentions that will open the door to a variety of arm balances in this rigorous 1-hour vinyasa practice.  (56:40)

For intermediate and advanced students.

Price: $9.99

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Hip Opening Flow


This 1-hour practice explores the range of motion in your hips so you can experience freedom and ease in all directions. (1:01:45)

For intermediate and advanced students.

$9.99

Buy Now

Heart Opening Flow

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This uplifting 1-hour sequence will teach you the essentials of backbending while freeing your upper back and leaving you alert, focused and spacious. (1:00:41)

For intermediate and advanced students.

Price: $9.99

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