Kripalu Gentle Yoga- DVD that won several awards. two 30 sequences.
Restorative Yoga – A Step by Step Guide to Deep Relaxation
Offers warm-up experience, detailed demonstration of the props needed and how to set them up plus a complete 40-minute guided experience of 8 restorative poses. Available at www.sudhalundeen.com
Video demonstration of Sudha's Restorative Class
CD offers a 35 minute yoga sequence for balancing the nervous system and calming the mind.
An in-depth resource composed of two DVD’s & one CD. These include meditation and breathing practices, lymphedema care, restorative yoga poses, a gentle wake up routine in bed, shoulder care and gentle core strengthening all that and life affirming stories from cancer survivors. Available at www.Foreverwhole.org. Elesa commerce
"Sudha brings her unique skillfulness and decades of experience to this superb DVD The instruction is detailed and precise and guides the practitioner into the healing magic that restorative yoga promises.The real genius of this flow is Sudha's sublime voice, and her loving instruction. It will soothe and calm you down to your very bones."
— Stephen Cope, author of The Great Work of Your Life and Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
"This DVD is exquisite. So relaxing grounding and beautiful. Sudha teaching is exquisite. Clear, warm and supportive. Highly recommend!"
— Margit C-psychotherapist, NY
Thousands of copies of Finding Your Way have been given away free to under-resourced women. This has been made possible through the
generosity of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women's Health through Ticket for the Cure Funds, the Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation and private donors. For every copy of Finding Your Way that is sold, Forever Wholegives a free copy to an under-resourced woman at the time of her diagnosis. We are grateful for your help.
Finding Your Way is a comprehensive 2-DVD set that includes more than eight hours of programming, almost half of which focuses on hands-on practices of movement, meditation and yoga. There are nine featured presenters, including Elesa's meditation course and guided Yoga Nidra ( Yoga Nidra is on audio CD). Topics explored include the medicine of breast cancer, nutrition and lifestyle, acupuncture for symptom relief, physical therapy, lymphodema, movement and gentle yoga. Each segment features a specialist who is at the top of her game: Dr. Nora Hansen, the director of the Lynne Sage Breast Center at Northwestern Hospital; the beaming yogini, Phoenix Rising yoga therapist and holistic health nurse Sudha Carolyn Lundeen; and others, as well as truly inspiring, wonderful women who share their breast cancer journeys (in Spanish and English).
— Debi Winston-Buzil leads the kirtan group Devi 2000
“I can whole-heartedly recommend the DVD series, “Finding Your Way,” produced by Elesa Commerse, to anyone looking for more information on the benefits of holistic therapies for women with breast cancer. As Program Director for Heartwood Center’s Women and Cancer Program, I find this DVD to be an invaluable tool in educating women about the many resources available to them through alternative forms of healing. Elesa has done an outstanding job in gathering highly respected practitioners to share their knowledge and experience in this beautiful, cohesive collection of healing segments. This DVD is thoughtful, thorough and very professional in its presentation.”
— Terri Clemens, L.Ac., Dipl. Ch., MSOM
Women and Cancer Program
Heartwood Center for Body Mind Spirit
“The two DVDs and the CD called, “Finding Your Way,” that you gave me when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer have been invaluable to me. They have taught me more about my cancer diagnosis, the surgery and my recovery than I could have ever researched on my own. It was something that my sister and I watched together several times and discussed while she accompanied me to my doctor’s visits and through my mastectomy and recovery. I think my outcome and attitude were positively impacted because “Finding Your Way” gave me a path to follow that really worked for me. Elesa’s voice is so soothing that it puts me in a relaxed state of mind just by listening for one minute! This helps with the stress of it all. Learning that I was not breathing correctly when I first started watching the meditation part was surprising but I learned to do as the teacher instructed. I’m breathing better now. My journey has been made easier and brighter because of you and “Finding Your Way.” Thank you for helping me and being a part of this journey with me. I really do know that I am a better survivor because of the impact that you and the Finding Your Way DVDs and CD have on me. May your blessings continue to unfold!”
— Mary, Chicago, Illinois
“I feel very lucky that I qualified, by having a small, slow growth cancer, to have a mammosite. This is a fairly new process. Prior to my surgery there had been only 40 such procedures done at Christus St. Vincent Hospital, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am 74 years old and had never had surgery so really did not know what to expect, other than the information given to me by the surgeon and oncology radiologist, which was good but not quite enough. “Finding Your Way” helped me to feel quite relaxed about the whole process and to have an understanding of the recovery period. Thank you, Elesa, for providing this beautiful DVD.”
Kripalu Yoga with Sudha, June 3, 2012
This review is from: Kripalu Yoga Gentle DVD (DVD)
I am brand new to Yoga and purchased this video with the recommendation of my sister-in-law who is a professional yoga instructor/massage therapist. She gave me one 2 hour lesson in yoga which was my only instruction prior to purchasing videos. We live a 1000 miles apart, so getting together is few and far between. I have purchased many videos, but this video far exceeds anything I've watched. Other videos may have great content, but this video has the perfect amount of exertion and relaxation for the total beginner. Sudha seems to know exactly what you are thinking and feeling and always stresses to only do what your body allows, but in the same breath encourages you to go a little further. I find myself always picking this video over the other ones because I really enjoy the gentle workout. I have pain issues from past injuries. It's important for people to know their limitations and work with it, rather than blame a video for being too difficult. Sudha stresses, you don't have to look like the person doing the video, just listen to your body. I highly recommend this video to anyone starting out. It is also a very good idea to watch it first, so you can understand the poses before trying them, so you don't have to keep looking at the screen. Sudha is very good at explaining what to do however. I find the more I do this video, the better I remember what to do and the more I can flow with it. It just keeps getting better. I really hope she puts out more of these as I will buy them right away.
Good stretch!, July 19, 2013
I like the idea of yoga, but not I'm not into doing it in a studio setting...at least not just yet. I'm getting older and need something to keep me limber...but I'm not very flexible. And I need something to help calm and center after the stress of the work day.
This is two very gentle routines of stretches. I like that there are 3 people doing the routine. They're all a little different, so you can see there's not one "right" way to do it. She constantly tells you to listen to your body, to do what you are able. Little by little I'm actually getting more flexible. And by the end of the first flow I'm calm.
A good DVD for beginners.
Very nice, December 6, 2012
I bought this DVD for my wife to begin yoga with. She enjoys it a lot. Great for the beginner and advanced alike.
Gentle Yoga, November 26, 2012
I'm hooked on Kripalu yoga! Of all the yoga dvds I own, this one is the only one that suits my needs perfectly. The practice is challenging without being over the top, the music is soothing, and the instruction is superb. The flow is slow and gentle, and includes a short open meditation for including your own stretches. For me, this is a most relaxing, calming way to exercise every day.
Fantastic., June 10, 2011
Of all the yoga DVD's I have, this is my current favorite. I've used it many, many times and it always leaves me feeling stretched and relaxed. The poses are very clearly explained and demonstrated and even a novice like myself was able to get a good session from it the very first time I used it. Very highly recommended.
At last, a 'down to earth' yoga workout, March 20, 2009
This review is from: Kripalu Yoga Gentle
So no fancy leotards or manic music, but a lovely gentle, calm meditation with some great yoga exercises, led by a great teacher. Used regularly, you feel more vital and at the same time more relaxed.
I have tried many yoga videos/DVD's and I keep coming back to this one. There are two work-outs of around 25 minutes, so you can have a change, or you can combine them into one longer work-out.
I reckon you will end up loving this if you want to get into a calm space.
Very relaxing!, December 9, 2008
I had this from netflix for about two months before I decided to purchase it. The gentle yoga is very relaxing. You can do either one hour or two half hour programs. The instructor talks while you do the positions so you don't have to look at the TV the whole time. As a beginner, I felt this very effective at stretching and relaxing my muscles. I don't know if someone really experienced would find it challenging enough. I'm overweight and was able to do it. There are no weird poses. Just nice, gentle stretching.
Love this video, September 27, 2008
This review is from: Kripalu Yoga Gentle DVD (DVD)
This is a great gentle yoga practice. I heard once that if yoga doesn't feel good, it isn't yoga. It might be something good, but it's not yoga. While I'm not expert enough to know if this is technically true, I do know that up until this video, I'd never had the experience of a yoga practice that consistently felt good. This is truly a gentle practice, full of suggestions for modifications that allow you to enter into the practice without being an expert yogi or necessitating a trip to the chiropractor the next day. I feel wonderful when I'm done with this practice. The tape is set up into two approximately half hour practices that are easily combined into one if desired. I don't know the name of the teacher, but she does a wonderful job of being calming without being corny, and manages to keep the emphasis on the flow rather than herself.
I highly recommend this tape. I bought it based on the Amazon recommendations and am glad i did.
very satisfied, March 6, 2008
I am very satisfied with this DVD. The practice flows
and is very good for someone who is looking for a gentle
practice without alot of conversation. I would highly
recommend this DVD to friends.
relaxing-great short yoga, February 13, 2008
My husband and I are in our 50's. Both active. We find this DVD a great 30 minute evening relaxer to do together. Great for first timers or experienced yoga students. There are two routines on it so that you can alternate to avoid overuse of muscle groups.
Gentle Yoga, October 30, 2007
An easy to follow gentle yoga instructional DVD with a nice variety of selection for practice at home.
Kripalu Gentle Yoga Is The Best, November 5, 2006
I am not an experienced yoga enthusiast. This dvd is excellent for an aging baby boomer with no prior experience.
Great product, March 14, 2006
My wife just started yoga classes, and loves this DVD. The exercises are easy enough for a beginner, especially one of her tender years (60)who is not as limber as she used to be.
ADVENTURES IN THE BOUNDARY WATERS OF MINNESOTA
~ with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen. August 11-18, 2018
Location: Northwind Lodge, Ely, MN. Northwinds is a classic mom and pop resort- current owners are second generation to run the place. Situated on beautiful Jasper lake, just mintues from entry points to the BWCA "Boundary Waters Canoe Area". ( My family's cabin is just 1/4 mile down the road- on Lake Ojibway. i have been happily hanging out here in the summers for 45 years and would love to share it's special gifts with you. )
* Check out the lodgings & grounds of Northwind,: https://visitnorthwind.com/find-us/
Price: $1,339 per person. Down payment due at registration, See below. Full payment by July 11, 2018
* 7 nights Lodging. ( Cabins are shared with 1-2 others. Each person has their own private bedroom. Each cabin has it’s own kitchen & bath.
* 2 wholesome vegetarian meals / day. ( Arrangements can be made for those with animal protein needs,
* A day trip into Boundary Waters, includes rental of Kevlar Canoe
* Hiking - solo and group options.
* Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama (breathing) practices
* Swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding.
* Shinrin-Yoku - experiences in “Forest bathing”
* Quiet time. Times of Silence.
* Free time…to unplug, renew, set down the tablets, screens. Breathe.
Relax. Enjoy beach front activities: SUP boarding, swimming, kayaking.
* Savor the simplicity of being in the healing energy of Nature.
* Nature based arts and crafts
* Star gazing ( with luck we might have an Aurora borealis sighting )
* Shamanic Drum Journey
* Fire circles
* All state & local taxes
* Transportation. ( If flying - land either in Minneapolis or Duluth, MN. If fly into Mpls, you will need to rent a car. Check on one way optons to Duluth. And join a group pick up from /Duluth airport. If Flying into Duluth- you can rent a car or as with those coming from MPLS. i will help organize a driver to pick you up ( the cost of that would be split by number of riders.)
* Dinner in town one evening - after exploring the local farmers market, listening to local musicians busking on the corners, and perhaps browsing in local shops for a souvenir or two.
* Personal snacks, morning pre-brunch items ( breakfast / brunch is 10:30am- after yoga/ meditation Dinner will be around 6:00 pm)
How to Register:
1) Email or Text me that you want to register ( or ask questions )
2) I will email the registration and waiver forms to you.
3) Please fill out and Return by email.
4) To save your space. Please send the deposit of $300. This is easiest by going to my web site: http://www.sudhalundeen.com
5) Click on the Retreats Tab. Go to the bottom of the page . Click on the paypal button. If you don’t have a pay pal account, you will need to open one ( go to paypal.com and register ).
6) If you prefer to send a check: make it out for $300 and send to Carolyn Lundeen,. 115 prospect St. Lee MA 01238
Please let me know if i can offer any support / answer questions.
……… Here’s to a special week in a very special place………...
Sudha: firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 413-329-4812 OR Elayna: email@example.com.