Teacher: Lena Schmidt

Lena Schmidt, RYT
Lena holds degrees in ethnic studies and women’s studies and is dedicated to making yoga accessible to all. Lena’s background in gymnastics and dance has helped her finds the physicality of yoga to be a delightful and challenging way to move the body without competition.

Lena is intentional about taking yoga off the mat and loves finding the bridges between the heart and mind, the individual and community, and mindfulness and expression.

Philosophy
15 Minutes
Interview with Lena Schmidt
All Interviews, Lena Schmidt | June 12, 2014

Yoga teacher Lena Schmidt discusses her journey in discovering yoga and how it has changed her life.

Asana, Yoga I
20 Minutes Level I
Strong Center
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Strengthen your core with standing and seated postures, which includes twists, plank, and balancing asanas.

Asana, Yoga I
30 Minutes Level I
Solar Plexus Strengthening
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Strengthen your solar plexus through asana and pranayama, which include sun salutation variations, camel pose, and breath of fire!

Asana, Yoga I
10 Minutes Level I
Shoulder Opener
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Open your shoulders in this 10 minute seated sequence, which includes twists and bends. Be sure to grab a strap before you start!

Asana, Yoga I
20 Minutes Level I
Open Your Heart
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Open your heart through deep twists, shoulder openers, and variations of downward dog in this sweet video with Lena Schmidt.

Asana, Yoga I
10 Minutes Level I
Let Your Heart Shine
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Awaken your heart awareness. Explore gentle backbends to open the front body. Build confidence. Lead with your heart!

Asana, Yoga I
10 Minutes Level I
Connect to Your Core
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Lena guides an energetic practice to activate and stimulate your core. Core strength is basic to good posture. 10 minutes a day…

Asana, Yoga I
20 Minutes Level I
Back Bending
Lena Schmidt | October 27, 2014

Deepen your back bending practice. These postures build strength and confidence while opening the heart… Let your heart guide you!

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
45 Minutes Level I
Chair Yoga
Lena Schmidt | July 31, 2014

Experience yoga from the comfort and safety of your chair! Warrior, tree pose, twists and more. Suitable for all levels.

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
30 Minutes Level I
Chair Yoga
Lena Schmidt | July 17, 2014

In this 30 minute seated flow you will expand your practice with poses such as supported tree and down dog, seated cat/cow and forward fold.

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
20 Minutes Level I
Chair Yoga
Lena Schmidt | July 16, 2014

A great 20 minute flow that stretches wrists, shoulders, opens your hips and stretches your spine all from the comfort of your chair.

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
10 Minutes Level I
Chair Yoga
Lena Schmidt | July 15, 2014

Practice your pranayama (breathing) in this 10 minute chair yoga video with Lena. Includes a gentle twist and stretching of the joints.

Asana
10 Minutes Level I
Middle School
Lena Schmidt | July 7, 2014

Sitting a lot lately? Give your back muscles a healthy stretch and improve your balance in this 10 minute yoga video for middle school.

Asana
5 Minutes Level I
Middle School
Lena Schmidt | July 3, 2014

Stand up and get energized in only 5 minutes with this short but stimulating yoga video. Learn some new cool and fun poses.

Asana
10 Minutes Level I
High School
Lena Schmidt | July 2, 2014

Improve your balance and have fun playing with handstand and jump switching in this 10 minute yoga video for high school.

Asana
5 Minutes Level I
High School
Lena Schmidt | July 2, 2014

Breathe, twist, fold and stretch in this 5 minute yoga video for high school all done from a seated position.

Asana
5 Minutes Level I
Elementary School
Lena Schmidt | July 1, 2014

Who thought making a silly face and smelling stinky toes could be healthy? Lena Schmidt shows how yoga can be healthy fun in this 5 minute video for elementary school.

Asana, Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Pose Breakdown, Standing
2 Minutes Level I
Tadasana Pose for Elementary School
Lena Schmidt | July 1, 2014

Tadasana. When you stand like a mountain, you are in the foundation pose for all standing poses. Tada!

Asana
10 Minutes Level I
Elementary School
Lena Schmidt | July 1, 2014

Make a pizza, take a bite, grow a tree and make cat and cow sounds. This is 10 minutes of yoga for elementary school students.

Asana
5 Minutes Level I
Elementary School
Lena Schmidt | July 1, 2014

A elementary school introduction to yoga in 5 minutes. Breathing and stretching made fun with examples like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, butterflies and more.

Asana, Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana), Heart Opening, Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
Bridge Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 1, 2014

Setu Bandhasana. From a supine position, build your bridge to health with this relatively easy back-bending posture.

Asana, Core, Crow Pose (Bakasana), Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level II
Crow Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 29, 2014

Bakasana. Balance the weight of your body on bent arms. Strengthen your arms and wrists and improve focus and balance.

Asana, Pose Breakdown, Seated, Staff Pose (Dandasana)
5 Minutes Level I
Staff Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 29, 2014

Dandasana. This pose gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “sit up straight”. Upper back and spine is straight, hips are flexed 90 degrees.

Asana, Office Yoga, Pose Breakdown, Standing, Wide Leg Standing Forward Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana)
5 Minutes Level I
Standing Wide Legged Forward Fold Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 14, 2014

Prasarita Padottanasana. Legs spread wide, fold forward and release any tension of the day. Great stretch for hamstrings and low back.

Asana, Heart Opening, Locust Pose (Shalabasana), Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
Locust Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 29, 2014

Shalabhasana. Fly like a superhuman with your arms and legs lifted as you lengthen and stretch your low spine and expand your shoulders and chest.

Asana, Chair Pose (Utkatasana), Office Yoga, Pose Breakdown, Standing
5 Minutes Level I
Chair Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 15, 2014

Utkatasana. Sit back in an imaginary chair, arms lifted overhead. Show your fierce power as you strengthen your hips and thighs.

Asana, Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana), Pose Breakdown, Standing
5 Minutes Level I
Extended Side Angle Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 15, 2014

Utthita Parsvakonasana. Feel your whole side body stretch as you reach out from your planted foot to your fingertips.

Asana, Extended Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana), Pose Breakdown, Standing
5 Minutes Level I
Triangle Pose
Lena Schmidt | June 30, 2014

Utthita Trikonasana. The triangle’s base is strength, the sides rise up with aspiration reaching the zenith, the pinnacle of mind and emotion. With strength and balance reach for your goals.

Asana, Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Heart Opening, Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
Cobra Pose
Lena Schmidt | June 30, 2014

Bhujangasana. The Cobra raises her head with strength and awareness. Confidence builds as you breath in, engaging your back muscles lifting and lengthening forward and upwards.

Asana, Pose Breakdown, Standing, Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)
5 Minutes Level I
Warrior I Pose
Lena Schmidt | June 30, 2014

Virabhadrasana I. In Warrior pose you stand strong and courageous, focused and determined to face life’s challenges. Your strong legs support your lengthening spine, your eyes focused on the goal.

Asana, Pose Breakdown, Standing, Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
5 Minutes Level I
Warrior II Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 15, 2014

Virabhadrasana II. You are a strong warrior as you solidly ground both feet into the ground and stretch out from both hands. Feel your power as you gaze with focus.

Asana, Headstand (Sirsasana), Pose Breakdown, Upside Down
5 Minutes Level II
Headstand Pose
Lena Schmidt | November 14, 2013

Salamba Sirsasana. The crown of the head is cradled between the hands and the back of the head rests against the fingers while the spine and legs are vertical.

Asana, Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
Plank Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 29, 2014

Plank pose builds core strength in the body and determination in the mind. Lena offers excellent instruction making this pose accessible and fun.

4-Limb Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana), Asana, Heart Opening, Pose Breakdown
5 Minutes Level I
4 Limbed Staff Pose
Lena Schmidt | July 29, 2014

Chaturanga Dandasana. Feel your core strength as you hover inches above the ground, feet and hands planted firmly on the floor.

Asana, Prenatal
10 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Yoga
Lena Schmidt | June 16, 2014

Honor your body and your baby’s health with this gentle flowing prenatal yoga session. Demonstrates use of props for support and comfort.

Asana, Prenatal
20 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Yoga
Lena Schmidt | June 17, 2014

A gentle flow for you and your baby. Start seated with neck stretches and progress to standing poses, including goddess pose. Ends with a relaxing supportive savasana using blankets and blocks.

Asana, Prenatal
30 Minutes Level I
Prenatal Yoga
Lena Schmidt | June 13, 2014

Need a little more practice? Try this 30 minute class that features balancing half-moon pose, wide-legged forward fold, side bends and star gazer pose.

Asana, Prenatal
45 Minutes Level II
Prenatal Yoga
Lena Schmidt | June 18, 2014

Lena’s longest prenatal class focuses on balancing poses, a modified Sun Salutation flow, tree pose and of course ends with happy baby! Use of blankets and blocks recommended.

Asana, Flowing Yoga I
10 Minutes Level I
Flowing Yoga I
Lena Schmidt | November 8, 2013

Good for beginners, this 10 minute flow will relax your mind and energize your body. Also includes relaxing supine twists.

Asana, Flowing Yoga I
20 Minutes Level I
Flowing Yoga I
Lena Schmidt | November 8, 2013

Get moving and warmed up! Experience the benefits of Sun Salutation A in this flowing 20 minute video with Lena Schmidt.

Asana, Flowing Yoga I
30 Minutes Level I
Flowing Yoga I
Lena Schmidt | June 7, 2013

Try this quick-paced 30 minute flow class that will leave you feeling energized and alert! Features poses such as plank, down dog, pigeon, cobra, puppy pose and a seated spinal twist.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura del Tablón
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana. Aumenta fuerza en las abdominales y determinación en la mente. El parte superior de un flexión.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura de Bastón
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Dandasana. Esta postura le da un nuevo significado a la frase “sentarse derecho” con la espalda y la columna vertebral recta y las caderas flexionadas a 90 grados.

Asana, Español
10 Minutes Level I
Yoga de silla
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Práctica de pranayama (respiración) en silla guiada por Lena. Incluye giros suaves y estiramientos de articulaciones.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura del Guerrero II
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Virabhadrasana II. Un guerrero fuerte, con los pies firmemente plantados en el suelo y las dos manos y brazos estirados hacia los lados. Siente tu energía al mirar con atención un punto fijo.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura del Guerrero I
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Virabhadrasana I. De pie, con firmeza y valentía, concentrado y decidido a enfrentar los desafíos de la vida. Las piernas, fuertes, sostienen la columna vertebral alargándola, la mirada puesta en un punto fijo.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura del Triángulo
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Utthita Trikonasana. Mejora el equilibrio y la digestión. Alivia dolor de espalda, cuello y ciática. Reduce los síntomas de la menopausia y el estrés.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura de Cobra
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Bhujangasana. La cobra levanta la cabeza con fuerza y atención. Fomenta la confianza al inhalar, fortaleciendo los músculos de la espalda al alzarse y estirarse hacia adelante y hacia arriba. Fortalece la espina dorsal, alarga el pecho, expande los pulmones, hombros y abdomen, reduce el cansancio y la fatiga.

Asana, Español
5 Minutes Level I
Postura de Bastón con Cuatro Apogos
Lena Schmidt | June 26, 2015

Chaturanga Dandasana. Chatur significa cuatro. Anga significa miembro. Danda significa bastón. El parte bajo de un flexión.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза горы.
Lena Schmidt | August 3, 2015

Тадасана. Вы стоите, подобно горе, и это упражнение является основной позицией для всех стоячих поз.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза планки.
Lena Schmidt | August 3, 2015

Уттхита Чатуранга Дандасана. Поза планки развивает основные мышцы тела и решительность ума. Елена замечательно объясняет, как выполнять эту позу доступно и весело.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза кобры.
Lena Schmidt | August 3, 2015

Буджангасана. Кобра поднимает голову сильно и осознанно. Вдыхая, в этом упражнении вы укрепляете уверенность, при этом задействованы мышцы спины, которые поднимают и вытягивают туловище вперед и вверх.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level II
Стойка на голове.
Lena Schmidt | August 3, 2015

Ширшасана. Аккуратно опираясь головой о пол, расположите тело вверх ногами вертикально, упираясь руками.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза воина I.
Lena Schmidt | August 3, 2015

Вирабхадрасана I. В позе Воина вы стоите, ощущая силу и смелость, в состоянии концентрации и готовности встретить все жизненные препятствия. Ваши мощные ноги помогают распрямить спину, глаза сфокусированы на цели.

Asana, русский
10 Minutes Level I
Йога на стуле.
Lena Schmidt | August 3, 2015

Практика Пранаямы (дыхания) в 10-минутном комплексе йоги на стуле с Еленой. Включает мягкие скручивания и растяжку суставов.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза посоха.
Lena Schmidt | August 4, 2015

Дандасана. Эта поза придает совершенно новое значение словам «сидеть прямо». Верхняя часть спины и шеи прямые, бедра согнуты под углом 90 градусов.

Asana, русский
5 Minutes Level I
Поза воина II.
Lena Schmidt | August 4, 2015

Вирабхадрасана II. Вы — сильный воин, ваши ноги прочно стоят на земле и вы растягиваете в стороны руки. Ощущайте силу, взгляд при этом сфокусирован.

Interview
5 Minutes
Yoga in Schools
Lena Schmidt | April 30, 2016

Pilgrimage of the Heart offers yoga in schools to help children find strength, balance and flexibility in their bodies, minds and emotions.