Karin Lynn Carlson is creating Non-profit yoga. And beautiful writing.
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patrons

$1,244
per month
You you you.  Thank you. 

Karin Lynn Carlson is a writer and yoga educator.  She is the founder of the non-profit Return Yoga, and the online yoga studies program Deeper Practice.  Karin has brought yoga out of the studio to at risk populations for nearly ten years.  With her writing and her teaching, she's tried to up the ante on yoga conversations.  

Becoming a patron allows folks to support Karin's work - as a writer, as a yoga teacher.  First things, it will help her creep into the black.  It will support her teaching to at risk populations and hooking other local teachers up with service opportunities.  It might, holy holy, even support some time set aside for the production of higher quality writing and the great american yoga novel. At the very least, your support defrays production costs.

The Deeper Practice online work is all available here, with the addition of a Deeper Practice only community forum and a way for Karin to include text.  But you don't need to do the whole $50 pledge.  That's only if you're interested in a regular weekly techniques session, a weekly mindful movement practice, and a 90 minute workshop every single week.  

Tiers
buy me coffee
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You love what I do, but you're not made of money.  I get it.  I promise a dollar a month goes a long way.  I'm grateful.

Become a patron and get

*1 techniques video every month and 

*access to the patron-only feed.

math is awesome. It's still do-able, see? But it's twice as helpful.
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
same as the $1, but twice the gratitude
Techniques sessions
$10 or more per month 21 patrons
  • 1 half hour 'techniques' session exploring yoga psychology, pranayama, and meditation techniques released every weekend
  • live chat via Zoom the first Sunday of every month, 8 am. Like a support group.  For yogis.  Discuss the techniques sessions and what is coming up in your own work.
  • access to patron only feed
  • additional asana practice each month
Deeper Practice Online Studies Program
$50 or more per month 22 patrons
Each week you'll have access to:


*90 MINUTE ASANA PRACTICE learn stuff that simply can't be taught in drop in classes. These classes will work to build your understanding of how the body works and what asana does. This is where anatomy geeks and deeper understandings of biomechanics come to play.


*30-60 MINUTE ASANA PRACTICE (less workshop, more dailiness) these sequences are less about 'breaking it down' and more about getting the effects. Just enough moving to re calibrate the nervous system, get into the body, and reframe your day.


*30 MINUTE BREATH/MEDITATION/SOMATIC MOVEMENT PRACTICE: ongoing explorations help you see for yourself the missing steps that have kept you from sustainable meditation practices. You'll also see, for yourself, the way yogic practices open your life and change the way you move, in it. These practices will help you 'connect the dots' in understanding asana, meditation, who you are, and what is possible. Along the way, you'll focus your mind, reduce your stress, come back toward balance & establish a regular routine.

Take what you need. Don't worry about the rest. Just take what you need.

This is all deconstructing vinyasa to a profound felt experience, and leaving behind canned 'sequences' and the hyperbole of the yoga industry. These videos require no experience, and will help those with experience break away from the superficial. It's time to move past contortions, memorized 'poses', and into the actual body. Karin is teaching directly to

*those students who have a sense that yoga might help them, but are turned off by the yoga industry
*those who have been injured or simply gotten bored and stuck by the way yoga is generally taught.
*students who want more than 'postures'.
*students ready for a teacher who will guide you into finding your own answers
*teachers looking to embody their own transformation and become better guides

I'm trying to take the esoteric tradition and makes it personally relevant. To reach for your own heart, allowing students to be in their own body, and provoke an inquiry into what and who we truly are. These practices allow for an on-going path, over time.

I recommend that you invest in yoga blocks, something like a strap or belt, a mexican style blanket, and a large yoga bolster (google it). If you could look at your own schedule and set aside 'class time' at the same time every week, your progress will blossom. Even when you miss a week.

Karin's work has been handed down directly through the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. This practice will create sustainable transformation within you and your relationships.

Goals
$1,244 of $1,500 per month
updated equipment, better product
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You you you.  Thank you. 

Karin Lynn Carlson is a writer and yoga educator.  She is the founder of the non-profit Return Yoga, and the online yoga studies program Deeper Practice.  Karin has brought yoga out of the studio to at risk populations for nearly ten years.  With her writing and her teaching, she's tried to up the ante on yoga conversations.  

Becoming a patron allows folks to support Karin's work - as a writer, as a yoga teacher.  First things, it will help her creep into the black.  It will support her teaching to at risk populations and hooking other local teachers up with service opportunities.  It might, holy holy, even support some time set aside for the production of higher quality writing and the great american yoga novel. At the very least, your support defrays production costs.

The Deeper Practice online work is all available here, with the addition of a Deeper Practice only community forum and a way for Karin to include text.  But you don't need to do the whole $50 pledge.  That's only if you're interested in a regular weekly techniques session, a weekly mindful movement practice, and a 90 minute workshop every single week.  

Recent posts by Karin Lynn Carlson

Tiers
buy me coffee
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
You love what I do, but you're not made of money.  I get it.  I promise a dollar a month goes a long way.  I'm grateful.

Become a patron and get

*1 techniques video every month and 

*access to the patron-only feed.

math is awesome. It's still do-able, see? But it's twice as helpful.
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
same as the $1, but twice the gratitude
Techniques sessions
$10 or more per month 21 patrons
  • 1 half hour 'techniques' session exploring yoga psychology, pranayama, and meditation techniques released every weekend
  • live chat via Zoom the first Sunday of every month, 8 am. Like a support group.  For yogis.  Discuss the techniques sessions and what is coming up in your own work.
  • access to patron only feed
  • additional asana practice each month
Deeper Practice Online Studies Program
$50 or more per month 22 patrons
Each week you'll have access to:


*90 MINUTE ASANA PRACTICE learn stuff that simply can't be taught in drop in classes. These classes will work to build your understanding of how the body works and what asana does. This is where anatomy geeks and deeper understandings of biomechanics come to play.


*30-60 MINUTE ASANA PRACTICE (less workshop, more dailiness) these sequences are less about 'breaking it down' and more about getting the effects. Just enough moving to re calibrate the nervous system, get into the body, and reframe your day.


*30 MINUTE BREATH/MEDITATION/SOMATIC MOVEMENT PRACTICE: ongoing explorations help you see for yourself the missing steps that have kept you from sustainable meditation practices. You'll also see, for yourself, the way yogic practices open your life and change the way you move, in it. These practices will help you 'connect the dots' in understanding asana, meditation, who you are, and what is possible. Along the way, you'll focus your mind, reduce your stress, come back toward balance & establish a regular routine.

Take what you need. Don't worry about the rest. Just take what you need.

This is all deconstructing vinyasa to a profound felt experience, and leaving behind canned 'sequences' and the hyperbole of the yoga industry. These videos require no experience, and will help those with experience break away from the superficial. It's time to move past contortions, memorized 'poses', and into the actual body. Karin is teaching directly to

*those students who have a sense that yoga might help them, but are turned off by the yoga industry
*those who have been injured or simply gotten bored and stuck by the way yoga is generally taught.
*students who want more than 'postures'.
*students ready for a teacher who will guide you into finding your own answers
*teachers looking to embody their own transformation and become better guides

I'm trying to take the esoteric tradition and makes it personally relevant. To reach for your own heart, allowing students to be in their own body, and provoke an inquiry into what and who we truly are. These practices allow for an on-going path, over time.

I recommend that you invest in yoga blocks, something like a strap or belt, a mexican style blanket, and a large yoga bolster (google it). If you could look at your own schedule and set aside 'class time' at the same time every week, your progress will blossom. Even when you miss a week.

Karin's work has been handed down directly through the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. This practice will create sustainable transformation within you and your relationships.