Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, The Primary Series is a valuable practice guide for the beginner through to Full Primary level practitioner. Take a 15-minute class with John Scott and begin your personal yoga journey, or follow John through a complete 90-minute Full Primary Series. John Scott is an inspired and advanced practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. He has been a direct and continuing student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, South India since 1989. Certified to teach by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, John's teaching is very precise and follows the traditional method of counting through the correct vinyasa for each asana. This is a great opportunity to practice with a teacher who teaches from the heart. Join in and practice with John's dynamic balance of strength and grace; share his knowledge and enthusiasm for passing on the joys and techniques of this ancient form of yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice - First Series with David Swenson - This DVD contains the complete First Series of Ashtanga Yoga preceeded by a 30-minute introduction explaining the foundations of the practice. David's delivery of the basic principles is clear and down-to-earth. He opens this practice to a variety of levels by offering varying degrees of approach.
After a number of years paying her dues as a backup singer and recording for a number of indie labels with mixed success, Marilyn Scott finally brings her crisp, romantic vocal stylings to Warner Bros. on Take Me With You, a stylish potpourri of pop, soul, jazz and Brazilian influences tailor made to fit the definition of the finest in Adult Contemporary music. While Scott's powerful yet subtle and smoky voice ties all the loose threads together, the collection's strengths lie in its frolicsome diversity. Scott changes moods depending on the producer du jour. George Duke elicits cool, straightforward pop, while longtime cohorts Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip forge her range from standard to hip-hop influenced jazz. Ironically, the most exciting track, a percolating Brazilian treatment of Stevie Wonder's "Bird of Beauty," is also the least commercial from a corporate marketing standpoint. Without the radio typical sheen, producer Dori Caymmi allows Scott to romp through a loping playground where even elegant Kevyn Lettau-like Portuguese is within the realm. Perhaps the reason it's taken Scott so long to break through on a higher level is the type of stunning diversity typified here. It's been worth the wait.