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About Jo Tastula

Yoga on the mat is a sacred laboratory where we can shed our protective exterior and be with ourselves in a deep and healing way. I offer Vinyasa Flow classes that are devoted to creating a sacred space in which we can channel energy towards transformative and life affirming means. This is done through intention, dedication, prayer, conscious breath, sound and movements that reflect radical self care in the truth of the moment. Vinyasa is an unhurried exploratory and creative flow that is steeped in the traditions of yoga master Krishnamacharya and the yoga traditions of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. With close to 20 years of practice and devotion to the healing arts including; mindfulness meditation, Shiatsu & 5 Element Theory, Energetic Bodywork, Prenatal/Post Natal yoga, Nutrition, Anatomy/Physiology and Core Shamanism; I bring into the practice a reverence for the mystery of life and encourage all students to practice with spontaneity by stepping into the unknown.   

Blessings to you on your journey and I look forward to the time when our paths cross <3


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Yogaglo logo online classes

YogaGlo is an innovator in the HD video online yoga experience. Delivering high caliber yoga classes via the web to the global yoga community with new live classes added daily, free lectures and yoga in action. One can participate in yoga classes with Jo at YogaGlo’s lovely Santa Monica studio, at home, or on the go.

YogaGlo’s intention is to empower people around the world to engage in this process, to serve as a vehicle for social change by giving 5% of profits to non-profits, and to unite the global yoga community to inspire regular practice.

Chanting Compassion, Longevity and Abundance

Chanting Compassion, Longevity and Abundance

Meditation with Jo Tastula

Mantra is the missing link in current day practice, as it brings in sacred sound vibration as a way to embody attributes of the divine. Begin seated and learn a chant dedicated to Tara, the Buddhist liberator and universal mother. Focus on her mantra of "om tara tuttare ture swaha," which is said to transmit radiant qualities of abundance, longevity and compassion. Meditate on awakening these virtues into your life.

Level 1-25 min

Integral Breath Flow

Integral Breath Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Jo Tastula

There is a beautiful, palpable energy that arises when focusing on your breath. This practice supports a flow of natural, unhurried breathing, but is challenging enough to satisfy your busy mind. Open seated in meditation, tuning inward with a unifying om. Sun salutations flow into a steady sequence of deep forward bends, side plank, twisting triangle, hip openers and backbends. Explore the subtleties of your breath and use it as an anchor for greater awareness. Props Suggested: Two blocks.

Level 290 min

Everyday Essentials

Everyday Essentials

Vinyasa Flow with Jo Tastula

Get the benefit of a full class in just half the time! Packed into this compact class is all the movement that you'll need to help your body stay supple and strong. Warm up with surya namaskars, flowing into a sequence of postures that greet and awaken every part of you. Includes warrior poses, vrksasana, eagle and bridge, concluding supine with supta baddha konasana and a brief savasana. Make this your go-to daily practice. Props Suggested: Two blocks.

Level 1-230 min

Warm Up to Wring Out

Warm Up to Wring Out

Vinyasa Flow with Jo Tastula

A heat building sequence with both strength and lengthening aspects. Activate your core with plank vinyasas, as well as sun salutation B's to continue to ignite the fire within. Deepen your breath as you flow into a standing balance and deep twisting sequence, using this heat to clear out and make space. Finish with full wheel pose and a brief savasana. Continue the rest of your day feeling energized and light. Props Suggested: A strap.

Level 245 min

Water Element Flow

Water Element Flow

Vinyasa Flow with Jo Tastula

Explore fluidity and contemplate both physical and subtle attributes of water such as sensuality and creativity. Practice embodying these dynamic and active qualities with fluid flow sequence (shakti) and static holds (shiva). Build intensity as you move from simple vinyasas to warrior vinyasas and goddess pose with spiral movements in your torso. Revitalizing backbends with full wheel and juicy hip openers like skandasana into temple pose and pigeon to finish your practice before savasana.

Level 260 min

Yogaglo logo collections

With nearly a decade of teaching channelled into the Yogaglo portal I've built up a body of work that reaches far and wide into the realms of anatomy, physiology, health, mindfulness, philosophy and spirituality. To better assist you in finding the right classes I've curated some of my loved practices and grouped them into collections. These collections are comprised of various themes and levels and hopefully will continue to inspire you along the path.

View Jo’s upcoming schedule of classes, workshops & retreats.

March 2-8, 2018

 
Hawaii Island Retreat

Crossing the Divide. Exploring Unity through Yoga, Sacred Sound, and Nature

Big Island, HI

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July 12, 2017

 
Yogaglo Studio

Santa Monica, CA

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Mar 24 - 26, 2017

 
Infinity Yoga Atlanta

Demistifying the Tantras with Jo Tastula and Stu Watkins

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Nov 5, 2016

10:30am - 12:00pm

 
MASTER CLASS WITH SPRINKLES OF TIBETAN WISDOM

Jo will be offering a sampling of Tibetan gems for a practice of genuine contentment and abundance.

Inhale Venice

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Nov 3, 2016

9:00am - 10:15am

 
VIN/YIN

Jo comes home to her yoga kula with a master class celebrating the polarities of life and a VIN/YIN flow.

Inhale Venice

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Dec 16-18, 2016

 
Flow Festival

Serpentine, Western Australia

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Nov 10-12, 2016

 
Yogaglo Studio, Santa Monica, CA

Yogaglo Studio, Santa Monica, CA

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June 19, 2016

4:00pm - 7:00pm

 
Journey into the Heart of Bhakti

with Devaraje & Scott Mitchell, Stuart Watkins & Jo Tastula

Cottesloe Civic Centre

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June 11, 2016

1:30pm – 4:00pm

 
Sacred Utterances

Flowing with Mantra with Jo

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May 25-30, 2016

 
Lightning in A Bottle

The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, in the heart of the festival, is a haven of inspiration featuring world renown visionaries, wisdom keepers, master teachers, healers, activists, performers, and musicians.

Bradley, California

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Apr 29 - May 1, 2016

 
Infinity Yoga

Jo Tastula & Stu Watkins Weekend

Atlanta, Georgia

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June 4-6, 2016

 
YOGAGLO Studio, Santa Monica, CA

YogaGlo Studio, Santa Monica, CA

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High Vibrations Yoga DVDS
DVD 1: INNER PEACE AND OUTER STRENGTH
DVD 2: POWER AND PURPOSE

High Vibrations DVDSFor anyone looking to create a daily practice these are great DVDS to invest in. DVD1 is appropriate for all levels including those new to yoga. DVD2 supports an intermediate to advanced practice.

Each one offers my signature style meditations and flows that can be used individually for a 15-20 min session or combined for a longer practice.

  • DVDS are region free
  • Each DVD includes 5 meditations with accompanying practices specifically designed to inspire you to live openly, focus towards the heart and create a powerful body
  • Plus, angelic music from award winning artist Lisbeth Scott whose vocals and musicality transport and transform.

DVD 1: INNER PEACE AND OUTER STRENGTH
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DVD 2: POWER AND PURPOSE
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DVD 1 & 2: SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COMBO PACK
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Mother. Om tara tuttare ture svaha

Mother. Om tara tuttare ture svaha

Deities represent our own inner potential.

One of my favorite deities of Tibetan Buddhism is Tara, a manifestation of the universal mother. In fact this very portrait of her hangs above my bed (illustrated by a wonderful L.A. based artist Jon Marro). Recently her mantra has been calling to me. Like a friend in the distance beckoning me closer. Part of the yoga practice is to pay attention to such urges. In the eternal pantheon of cosmic deities, which one is best for you? A good place to start is to observe which form connects you to a feeling of peaceful radiance. Tara came to me at a time when I was grappling with the dichotomy of excitement in becoming a new mother and terror of loosing my own beloved mother. Tara became the mother of us all: a force that I could surrender to and release all that was unfathomable. Tara means star as in luminous radiant perfection and guiding light. Other translations are ‘the one who ferries across’ and ‘she who saves’. Through her grace I was able to let go of the personal story of ‘me’ and...

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