About Me

about artemisia shine

“It was neither preaching nor praying that made a better [wo]man of me, but one or two people who believed in me better than I deserved, and I hated to disappoint them.”
~Owen Wister

Who is Artemisia Shine?

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That’s me! That’s me! I dance with the roles of Intuitive Healer, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master, Counselor,  Hatha Yoga Teacher, coyote medicine maker, and mother to a wild and wonderful spark of amazing named Bodhi Shine. I am a warm-hearted, inquisitive, passionate, earth loving yogi-tantrika living in San Luis Obispo County, California.

I LOVE helping people listen to and honor the longing and intelligence of their hearts. Most precious to me is being an ally for my clients as they reconnect with their innate body-wisdom and live in enthusiastic alignment with their soul-level desires. Watching them fall more in love with themselves is the icing on the cake.

Coyote is kin.
Words are magic.
Earth is mamma.
Mantra is living fire.
Ocean is remembrance.
Yoga is how I come back home.

I spend most of my time working one-on-one with people: holding their stories of pain, joy, reverie, trauma and wonder. My biggest job is to be a compassionate loving mirror. Nothing is more precious than the trust and revelation of another tender soul as they come home to themselves and actively seek to live a better story. My joy filled mission is to support the awakening of ever more sri (radiance, splendor and beauty) in the hearts of those who live in my community and far, far beyond! I live and breathe to unlock deep avenues of healing in my community and myself. My work on the planet is in service to creating a fuller expression of love and wonder within me and within you…

I worked with kids teaching Environmental Education for over 13 years and my favorite “super hero” is still Ranger Rick. My love of sharing nature inspired my studies in Natural Resources Interpretation and Recreation Administration at Humboldt State University. Even though I’ve set aside the Environmental Educator hat (for now…) I’ve joyfully retained my youthful sense of wonder.

I was invited to my first yoga class in 1998 held at a community center in Southern California. I knew nothing about yoga or yoga philosophy but delighted in how delicious my entire being felt after each practice. Eager to try out some of the poses at home, I was excited to discover I could easily relieve tension and discomfort in my body. I fell in love slowly and deeply – this is a lifetime engagement.

ArtemisiaBodhiBeachBack then I swapped homemade recycled paper pressed with wildflower seeds in exchange for each class. Over the years, I’ve cleaned studios, worked front desks and shared skills in trade for yoga classes. I strongly believe in reciprocity and am equally ardent that yoga be accessible for all.

Yoga has helped me navigate life’s more perilous occasions with some semblance of grace. Lest I forget it, my son likes to remind me that I am “a lot more fun to be around” when I am living my yoga. Yoga has helped me to breathe and observe what is happening inside my body. I am grateful for the peace of mind and presence this cultivates. My practice on and off the mat challenges me in ways my soul desperately needs and continues to help reveal that which is not me. I go within to witness the sensual, alive, passionate pulse of love that I am.

Being human is a joyful and intrepid adventure! Yoga helps actualize the love I have within to shine more fully each day.

I am forever indebted to my many teachers who have supported me on this path, including: Chrisandra Fox Walker, Katie SilcoxDarren Main, Pete Guinosso, Peggy Profant, Jeremy Simon, Dina Amsterdam, Jehfree Spirit, Jodi Komitor, Maya Cooper, and Karen Harris.

In my free time I can be found snuggling up my son and friends, preparing delicious raw and cooked vegan food, wandering barefoot, drinking excessive amounts of herbal tea, meditating, playing with AcroYoga, enthusiastically writing in the margins of incredible books, falling madly in love with banana slugs found on trail, and laying naked by wild rivers soaking up the radiance of the sun.

Training & Education

Intuitive Healing & Counseling:

  • 110+ hr. workshops & trainings in Non-Violent Communication from 2004 – 2010 thru Center for Non-Violent Communication w/ Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg & others
  • 125+ hr. one-on-one mentorship in energy work, intuitive counseling, intuitive reading & hands-on-healing w/ Maya Cooper of Isis Osiris Healing Temple. Sunny Brea, CA
  • 660+ hr. (+ continuing) training hours & counseling practice thru Interchange Counseling Institute – Counseling Certification Program. San Francisco, CA
  • TRE® Module 1 Certification Training (Tension & Trauma Release Exercise.) Los Angeles, CA 
  • 2016/17 Leadership Team: Group Ally – Interchange Counseling Institute. San Francisco, CA

Energy Work – Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki:

Yoga Therapy:

  • 200 hr. Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification – Yoga Tree. San Francisco, CA 
  • 200 hr. Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Certification – Om Shala Yoga. Arcata, CA
  • 130+ hr. of Tantra Yoga Teacher Training in the Sri Vidya Lineage of Tantra Yoga w/ Chrisandra Fox Walker & Katie Silcox – senior students of Yogarupa Rod Stryker
  • 200+ hr. advanced trainings in Therapeutic Partner Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, & Philosophy
  • 76 hr. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Level I & II. Richmond, B.C. CANADA
  • 550+ hr. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification (+ 9 months of mentor supervised client sessions) training in metaphysical and physical aspects of assisted postures, transformational bodywork, therapeutic dialogue techniques, coaching, professional ethics & boundaries. Richmond, B.C. CANADA & Bristol, VT

Yoga Certifications:

Artemisia Shine holds a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification from both Yoga Tree in San Francisco, CA, and Om Shala Yoga in Arcata, CA and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. Artemisia has been joyfully privileged to receive Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training Certifications for both 2-7 year olds, and 8-13 year olds under the inspired tutelage of Jodi Komitor. Additionally, she holds an Every Kid’s Yoga Teacher Certification for Children with Special Needs.  Artemisia aligns herself with the Sri Vidya lineage of Tantra Yoga as shared with her through her teachers Chrisandra Fox Walker and Katie Silcox as well as Yogarupa Rod Stryker. 

 


i want to be like a california coastal live oak,
strong, adaptable, made to handle intense heat, able to live – in fact thrive – when hollowed out completely by lightning strike or fire

i want to be like an oak,
transforming cavities into nesting ground for downy owlets, baby raccoons and more… offering habitat and food for hosts of woodland dwellers

i want to be like an oak,
thick waxy leaves reflecting the radiant sunlight, maintaining moisture from within, solid roots providing stability for the soil, drawing nutrients and water from the energetic depths of mamma earth.

Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

Artemisia is one of those beings who is very adept at surrendering and allowing these wise energies to take shape and meaning though her with ease. Artemisia effortlessly feels through the silky stands of colors, words, images, and experiences and gently combs them into form. She honors them and then begins giving them a true expression.

She is non-judgmental and without expectation and that grants her access to a fuller pallet of what is in the moment with us. Artemisia holds all of what is available to her in equal respect and lets it shine and share.

As she reads, she weaves and mends, pets and strokes, loves and cares for the gathering energies. She is re-patterning the person she is reading for. It is healing to be seen without judgment, to have your tender energy witnessed and handled with care and shared back with you. She is watering the thirsty plant of her client’s deep heart. I see them perk up, sit straighter, open their hearts more, align with their greater truth, fall more in love with themselves.

After a session with Artemisia you can walk away feeling like you are a big Yes! Yes! I am beautiful. Yes! I am contributing to the world. Yes! It is good to be me. Yes! It is good to shine. Isn’t that what the world needs more of? Each of us being in the fuller Yes! of who we are?

Maya Cooper, Hands on Healing, Energy Work, Intuitive Counseling and Mentoring    Sunny Brea, CA    Website   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

Artemisia's session was a profoundly warm event. Getting to be one on one with an amazing healing woman was such a good experience. Her energy immediately soothed and warmed my heart and brought me into a safe space. Through her visions, she revealed myself to me. There are certain images and messages that the heart is trying to send and Artemisia listens. Skeptics beware, she will turn you upside down. The images and dialogue shared with Artemisia has been continually helping me heal and figure out my life path since our first session. A beautiful experience, from a wise healing lady. I highly recommend this. It's hard to describe without experiencing it for yourself.

Chelsea Anan    Sunny Brea, CA   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

I thought my heart reading with Artemisia was sensational…Without hesitation she picked up on my current heart connections, dilemmas and dreams…She gave me solid info about a specific tone I could take in an upcoming oral presentation…Her insights were warm, expanding and connected to spirit…Within a few moments of my session with her I knew she had the goods…Also, her presence, physicality and inner demeanor are loving, expressive, inviting and all lead to joy and affirmation…I highly recommend Artemisia as a gifted, loving healer…

Jesse Austin, Traveling Storyteller, Writer, Creative Writing Instructor    Website   
Yoga  

I first found Artemisia's wonderful classes via Yoga for a Cause at Om Shala Yoga in Arcata. I was drawn in by the cause, which is Artemisia leading a class to raise money for a local charity. I was really pleasantly surprised by her personal attention to each student, and how she came by and gently moved us into the best positions.

There is something really special about a yoga teacher that cares, and I can really feel the love when she places warm eye pillows on our faces (yay! so nice!), or helps guide our movements with reassuring words.

Possibly the best part of her classes are these great philosophical jewelz she weaves in, for example, "As you are sweating and struggling remember - you are love having a human experience." And bam, I'd be reunited with my intentions and saved from losing pure focus on love.

I love the way she teaches and lives, blessings!

Samyol Wyldcat    Humboldt, CA    Website   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

The BEST thing about working with artemisia is going on a journey beyond the delusion of thoughts. Whats there? Home, oneness, truth. Artemisia sees beyond our form, and holds up a mirror so that you/we may get a glimpse of the path of each of our three parts (body/mind/spirit). In this recognition we may move forward, reuniting our three parts so we may realize our infinite potential as beings beyond this form. Being able to become a witness of our inner truth (or even a few pieces of our truth) will empower you to move forward in life realigned on the path of truth and one love. It is all within you already. Don't be scared to look in the mirror of your divine you. Let Artemisia be your mirror. You may come to love what you see. So will we all.

David Stickler    Mancos, CO   
Yoga  

Artemisia is an amazingly caring and nuturing instructor. Its impossible to quantify, and even difficult to describe the energy that she brings to the room. She teaches with a sense of peace and serenity we sometimes lack in everyday life. She is an inspirational leader and an encouraging, supportive friend the moment you meet her. Each of the many classes I have attended with Artemisia have been an intense experience of practicing the opening of our hearts through movement and meditation.

Tyson Rien   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

She is nothing short of mind blowing! Her insight is breathtaking. She has the ability to see my true self; the embodiment of my greatest potentials. She heard the call of my destiny, and provided practical suggestions to help me tune into my wisdom. She looked deeply into parts of myself that live in the realm of spirit and imagination, empowering me to embrace things I was afraid of. Fear was blocking my development as an individual.

She confirmed visions and dreams I have with such great accuracy! Having that confirmation fills me with courage. Now more than ever, I feel the courage to live the light of my personal truth. Her affirmation is such a gift! To illuminate hidden aspects of my personality that desperately want to emerge; she helped me to see my pathway so clearly. She is very in touch with the invisible and tangible realms of existence.

Alicia Hashem   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

Artemisia is an artist in her craft. From the moment we began our journey I felt immense tenderness, support and understanding from her. In her gentle way she gave me permission to surrender to the process, allowing me to truly open my heart and see myself clearly. Peeling away the layers one at a time, she encouraged vulnerability and honesty from me in a way I had not experienced in long time. The connection I felt to my most authentic self was so palpable, I now feel like I have a tangible place inside myself to live from as I walk my path, and a place to return to if I lose my way. Her insight into my process was genuine and inspired coming from a place of deep listening. In her presence, I was able to uncover truths that I had been neglecting, allowing me to move forward with my life in a more aware, informed and awakened state. This experience for me was PRICELESS!

Morgan Cassidy    Arcata, CA   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

Artemisia Shines like a star in love with light itself! Her professionalism is unwavering yet she is friendly, warm and open. Any doubts that one has within the first few minutes of sitting down with her will quickly dissipate as she guides the client through centering into a sacred place where healing naturally flows. My awareness was brought into alignment with highest intentional self discovery as she gently led me towards the inquiry necessary to open the right doors and ask the right questions. She has the natural gift of intuitive healing from roots to sky and back again. I felt like we created a work of art worthy of hanging in an ancient museum of healing works. She reminded me that everything is within us to become what our dreams wish to make true. Any person seeking to feel loving empowerment and shine with powerful purpose should come see Artemisia.
After only a few minutes of talking together, Artemisia intuitively began seeing where my areas of healing needed to happen and yet she patiently allows the client to unravel the mysteries themselves for maximum growth. The powerful result is lasting and enlightening self awareness buoyed by a loving boost of confident affirmation the client takes away to apply to their everyday life. On top of her soundly unwavering methodology employed to heal, she embodies a magically cultivated spirit of loving kind power that penetrates the soul of one who is ready for growth. Artemsia walks the walk and I don't just recommend her healing sessions, I sing her praises as healer, guide and yogini extroardinaire because everything I have seen from her has, literally, changed my life. Everyone deserves to make contact with this amazing woman and become a little bit more amazing themselves.

Peter Oakland   
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy  

Resting in the deep peace brought on by a powerful soul retrieval that occurred in my first Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy session with Artemisia Shine. What a beautiful healer you are! Thank you a million times for holding such a full loving space and lending your skill and gifts to my healing process. This session was amazing, and you have such a natural way of facilitating and witnessing. I am so relaxed in my self. Thank you, we did great work together. Namaste. I love you.

Maya Cooper, Hands on Healing, Energy Work, Intuitive Counseling and Mentoring    SunnyBrea, CA    Website   
Yoga  

I felt as if I was being cradled in the womb in candlelite hot stone yoga. It was the best experience I've had in a yoga studio.

Marlena Kellogg    Arcata, CA   
Yoga  

Artemisia's astounding generosity of spirit inspires a truly unique practice. Her boundless energy and warmth lift me from my own busy mind, my routines and earthly concerns every time. Her class is truly a celebration of our magnificent selves: a dance that combines physical and mental discipline with play, deep soul-exploration and laughter.

Ravenna Giannotta   
Intuitive Healing and Mentorship  

Artemisia's heart opening was powerful and accurate. The visions she saw have since taken place and I am so happy to have the feelings of gratification and confirmation I currently have. I highly recommend visiting the talented and gifted Artemisia for any clarifications you may want about your life's purpose, your spiritual path, and what your heart is truly yearning for.

Kerry McNamee, Natural Resources Scientist   
Yoga  

Artemisia Shine's gift to Yoga is like the Sun's gift to this planet: Energizing, Revitalizing, Empowering, and Enlightening! The way she teaches class is like no other. By harmonizing all five senses, she guides you easily into an altered awareness. She creates a sacred space, where it is much easier to go deep into inner focus and joyous restoration. Meanwhile. her compete immersion into this collective atmosphere guides the classe’s focus towards challenging themselves, but with compassionate fortitude and loving determination.
My favorite part of this class is when she gives us a reading to contemplate after 30 minutes of the best, most healing Savasana, thanks to the additional sound healing, aroma therapy, hot stones, and massage. Her commitment and dedication towards ensuring the class is healing mind, body, soul, and heart is truly remarkable leaving you feeling a more beautiful you.
I highly recommend this class to anyone who has never experienced a transcendental yoga class before, cause this one's sure to do it! Even experienced yogis will find a spice of rare innovation that’s touching and warm. This is one class that will always be remembered.
This woman is certainly a healer and it just takes her smile to see that.

Kyle Wannigman, Hypnotherapist    Arcata, CA    Website   
Yoga  

It is great to be in Artemisia's presence- she is strong and confident and I feel like I am in good hands with her. I trust her advice and her knowledge of yoga. I know I had a unique yoga session and I can say it was exactly what I hoped for. I wanted to clear up some alignment questions and she did that. Artemisia helped me correct some things and helped me to more fully and beautifully express myself in poses. She also added in some great tips for assisting/adjusting students!

Sarah Trombley, Yoga Teacher   

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Sanskrit/English Poses

Sanskrit/English Poses

“The vibrational purity and resonating power of Sanskrit is above all an opera on a grand cosmic scale that you can sing with your whole heart and being.”  ~Vyass Houston

All of life resonates at a specific vibration.  Sanskrit is considered to be one of the oldest languages on earth, comprised of sacred sounds of rhythm, melody and harmony. The Sanskrit names for the physical asanas, or yoga poses, were crafted to reflect the essential nature of that which they describe. The seed sounds, or bijas, that make up each Sanskrit title for a particular yoga pose, carry a unique and intentional frequency. Perfect pronunciation of these bijas resonate with the essential vibration of the universe itself. To call an asana aloud in Sanskrit while aligning yourself in that particular posture is a tangible way to deeply explore the energy of that pose while unifying sound and physical sensation.

I invite us all to welcome more Sanskrit into our lives!  🙂

I offer below a work in progress – I am compiling a list of yoga poses with their corresponding English names.
♥ I will update this as time allows. ♥

 

Sanskrit ame

Pronunciation

English Translation

Also Called

Classification

Dwi Pada Pitham dvee Pa-da PEET-ham dwi = two; pada = foot; pitha = stool,  chair Two-legged Table Supine Pose, Vinyasa
Savasana shah-VAHS-anna sava = corpse Corpse Pose, Final Resting Pose Supine Pose
Supta Baddha Konasana BAH-dah-cone-AHS-anna supta= resting, reclining, sleeping; baddha = bound; kona = angle Reclining Bound Angle Pose Supine Pose
Supta Virasana    soup-tah veer-AHS-anna supta= resting, reclining, sleeping; vira = a hero, brave Reclining Hero Pose Supine Pose
Virabhadrasana II               vira = a hero, brave; Virabhadra = name of a fierce mythical warrior said to have 1,000 heads, eyes, arms & legs Warrior II Pose Standing, hip opener
Parivrtta Trikonasana      par-ee-vrit-tah trik-cone-AHS-anna parivrtta = twist, revolve, turned around; tri = three; kona = angle Revolved Triangle Pose Standing Pose, Twisting Pose
Prasarita Padottanasana                  prasarita = spread out, expanded; pada = foot, leg; uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Wide-Legged Forward Bend Standing Pose, Inversion, Forward Bend
Virabhadrasana I   vira = a hero, brave; Virabhadra = name of a fierce mythical warrior said to have 1,000 heads, eyes, arms & legs Warrior I Pose Standing Pose, Hip Opening, Backbend
Utthita Trikonasana oo-TEE-tah trik cone-NAHS-anna utthita = extended; tri = three, kona = angle Triangle pose, Extended Triangle Pose Standing Pose, Hip Opening
Parsvottanasana parsva = side, flank, lateral; uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Intense Side Stretch Pose, Pyramid Pose Standing Pose, Forward Bend
Uttanasana            uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Standing Forward Fold Standing Pose, Forward Bend
Garudasana          garuda = eagle, fierce predatory bird – (said to be the Hindu god Vishnu’s vehicle) Eagle Pose Standing Pose, Balance Pose
Supta Padangusthasana supta= resting, reclining, sleeping; pada = foot, leg; angustha = big toe Reclining Big Toe Pose Standing pose, balance pose
Virabhadrasana III             vira = a hero, brave; Virabhadra = name of a fierce mythical warrior said to have 1,000 heads, eyes, arms & legs Warrior III Pose Standing Pose, Balance Pose
Vrksasana              vrksa = tree Tree Pose Standing Pose, Balance Pose
Natarajasana not-ah-raj-AHS-anna nata = dancer; raja = king Lord of the Dance Pose, King Dancer Pose Standing Pose, Back bend, Balance
Adho Mukha Savasana AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna adho-mukha = face downward Downward-Facing Dog, Down Dog Standing Pose
Parivrtta Baddha Parsvakonasana par-ee-vrit-tah  BAH-dah parivrtta = twist, revolve, turned around; baddha = bound; parsva = side, flank, lateral; kona = angle Revolved Side Angle Pose (w/ bind); Standing Pose
Parivrtta Parsvakonasana par-ee-vrt-tah parsh-vah-cone-AHS-anna parivrtta = twist, revolve, turned around; parsva = side, flank, lateral; kona = angle Revolved Side Angle Pose; Standing Pose
Tadasana                tada = mountain Mountain Pose Standing Pose
Upavesasana upavistha = seated Standing Pose
Utkatasana  utkatha = fierce, furious Chair Pose Standing Pose
Utthita Hasta Padangustasana     utthita = extended; hasta = hand; pada = foot, leg, angustha = big toe Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose, Standing Big Toe Pose Standing Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana                    cone-NAHS-anna utthita = extended; parsva = side, flank, lateral; kona = angle Extended Side Angle Pose Standing Pose
Upavistha Konasana           oo-pah-VEESH-tah-cone-AHS-anna  upavistha = seated; kona = angle Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, Seated Wide Legged Straddle Seated Pose; Forward Bend
Ardha Matsyendrasana                    ARD-hah MOTS-yen-DRAHS-anna ardha = half; matsya = fish; indra = ruler, lord Half Lord of the Fishes Pose Seated Pose, Twist
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana par-ee-vrit-tah JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna parivrtta = twist, revolve, turned around; janu = knee; shiras = to touch with the hand Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose Seated Pose, Twist
Janu Sirsasana    JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna janu = knee; shiras = to touch with the hand Head-to-Knee Forward Bend Seated Pose, Forward Bend
Kurmasana koor-MAHS-anna kurma = tortise; turtle Turtle Pose Seated Pose, Forward Bend
Paschimottanasana         POS-chee-moh-tan-AHS-anna pascha = behind, westward facing; uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Seated Forward Bend Seated Pose, Forward Bend
Supta Kurmasana koor-MAHS-anna supta = resting; kurma = tortoise, turtle Reclining Turtle Pose Seated Pose, Forward Bend
Mulabandhasana moola-ban-DHAS-anna mula = root, foundation; bandha = binding, tying Pose of the Root Lock Seated Pose (for pranayama)
Baddha Konasana               BAH-dah-cone-AHS-anna baddha = bound; kona = angle Bound Angle Pose, Cobbler’s Pose Seated Pose
Dandasana            dan-DAHS-anna danda = staff Staff Pose Seated Pose
Gomukhasana    go-moo-KAHS-anna go= cow; mukha = face Cow Face Pose Seated Pose
Mahamudra ma-ha-MOO-dra maha = great, mighty, strong; mudra = sealing, shutting, closing The Great Seal Seated Pose
Padmasana           pod-MAHS-anna padma = lotus Lotus Pose Seated Pose
Siddhasana sid-DHAS-anna siddha = a sage, profet, proven Adept’s Pose Seated Pose
Sukhasana             suk-HAS-anna sukha = delight, joy, pleasure/ sukhata = comfort Easy Pose Seated Pose
Svastikasana sva-steek-AHS-ana svasa= inspiration Auspicious Pose Seated Pose
Hanumanasana                    ha-NEW-mahn-AHS-anna hunuman = name of the devine chief of monkeys that served Rama Monkey Pose Seated Pose
Balasana                 BAH-las-anna bala = infant Child’s Pose Kneeling Pose, Forward Bend
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana                 eh-KAH pad-DAH rah-JAH-cop-poh-TAHS-anna eka = one; pada = foot, leg ; raja = king;  kapota = dove, pigeon One-Legged King Pigeon Pose Kneeling Pose, Backbend
Parighasana         par-ee-GOSS-anna parigha = a beam or bar used for locking a gate Gate Pose, Gate-Latch Pose Kneeling Pose
Simhasana sim-HAHS-anna simha = lion Lion Pose Keeling Pose, Jaw Stretch
Adho Mukha Vrksasana Ah-doh moo-kah vriks-SHAHS-anna adho-mukha = face downward; vrksa = tree Handstand Inversion
Ustrasana              oosh-TRAHS-anna ustra = camel Camel Pose Backbend,  Kneeling Pose,
  Sphinx Pose Backbend
Ardha Bhekasana                ARD-hah ardha = half; Half Frog Pose Backbend
Ashtanga Namaskara Ashta = eight;  anga = limbed; namaskara = salutation, to bow, honor Knees, Chest, and Chin Backbend
Bhujangasana     boo-jang-GAHS-anna bhuja = arm, shoulder;  anga = limbed;  bhujanga = serpent, snake Cobra Pose Backbend
Bitilasana              Cow Pose Backbend
Camatkarasana Wild Thing Backbend
Dhanurasana       Bow Pose Backbend
Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana      dwi = two; pada = foot, leg ; danda = staff Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose Backbend
Kapotasana          kapota = dove, pigeon King Pigeon Pose Backbend
Matsyasana          mot-see-AHS-anna matsya = fish Fish Pose Backbend
Pincha Mayurasana           pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna piñca = feather; mayura = peacock Feathered Peacock Pose, Forearm Stand Backbend
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana sar-van-GAHS-anna bandha = binding, tying;  sarva = all; anga = limb Bridge Pose Backbend
Shalabasana sha-la-BAHS-anna salabha = grasshopper, locust Locust Pose Backbend
Urdhva Dhanurasana        OORD-vah don-your-AHS-anna Urdva = upward;  dhanu = bow Upward Bow, Wheel Pose Backbend
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana               OORD-vah MOO-kah shvon-AHS-anna Urdva = upward; mukha = face Upward-Facing Dog Backbend
Chaturanga Dandasana   chaht-tour-ANG-ah don-DAHS-anna chatur = four; anga = limbed; danda = staff Four-Limbed Staff Pose Arm Balance
  High Lunge, Variation
  High Lunge
  Dolphin Plank Pose
  Dolphin Pose
Adho Mukha Savasana Natarajasana AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna adho-mukha = face downward; nata = dancer; raja = king Downward-Facing Dog Dancer Pose
Agnistambhasana Fire Log Pose
Ananda Balasana Happy Baby Pose
Anantasana Side-Reclining Leg Lift, Sleeping Vishnu Pose
Anjaneyasana     Low Lunge, Crescent Lunge Pose, Grounded Warrior I
Ardha Chandrasana          ARD-hah ardha = half; chandra = moon Half Moon Pose
Ardha Uttanasana              ARD-hah ardha = half; uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Standing Half Forward Bend
Astavakrasana    ahsh-tah-vah-krahs-anna Ashta = eight;  vakra = bent, curved Eight-Angle Pose
Baddha Parighasana BAH-dah baddha = bound Bound Gate
Baddha Setu Bandha Sarvangasana BAH-dah  sar-van-GAHS-anna baddha = bound; Setu = ; bandha = binding, tying;  sarva = all; anga = limb Bound Bridge Pose, Bound Half Wheel
Bakasana                Crane Pose, Crow Pose
Bharadvajasana I                  Bharadvaja’s Twist
Bhujapidasana bhuja = arm, shoulder  Shoulder-Pressing Pose
Eka Pada Galavasana eh-KAH pad-DAH eka = one; pada = foot, leg Flying Crow Pose
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I             eh-KAH pad-DAH eka = one; pada = foot, leg Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II            eh-KAH pad-DAH eka = one; pada = foot, leg Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II             eh-KAH pad-DAH eka = one; pada = foot, leg ; raja = king; kapota = dove, pigeon One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II
Halasana                Plow Pose
Krounchasana    Heron Pose
Kumbhakasana /Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana oot-T-HEE-tuh  chaht-tour-ANG-ah dan-DAHS-anna kumbhak = breath retention /
utthita = extended;  chatur = four; anga = limbed; danda = staff
Plank Pose
Lolasana Pendant Pose
Malasana               Garland Pose
Marichyasana I Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi, I
Marichyasana III                  Marichi’s Pose
Marjaryasana      Cat Pose
Mayurasana         Peacock Pose
Navasana nava = a boat Boat Pose
Padansthasana   pada = foot, leg; angustha = big toe Big Toe Pose
Paripurna Navasana         Full Boat Pose
Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana par-ee-vrit-tah are-dah chan-DRAHS-anna parivrtta = twist, revolve, turned around; ardha = half; Chandra = moon Revolved Half Moon Pose
Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana par-ee-vrit-tah parivrtta = twist, revolve, turned around; Compass Pose
Parsva Bakasana                   parsva = side, flank, lateral; Side Crane Pose, Side Crow Pose
Pasasana Noose Pose
Purvottanasana                    uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Upward Plank Pose
Salamba Sarvangasana      sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna sa = with;
 alamba = support;  sarva = all; anga = limb Supported Shoulder stand
Salamba Sirsasana sah-LOM-bah shear-SHAHS-anna sa = with;
 alamba = support; sirsa = head Supported Headstand
Salambhasana sah-LOM-bah Locust Pose
Samasthiti sama = equal, same; asthiti = position, standing-place Mountain Pose
Supta Matsyendrasana mot-see-AH supta= resting, reclining, sleeping; matsya = fish; indra = ruler, lord Supine Spinal Twist
Surya Namaskar surya = sun; namas = to bow, salute, honor; kri = to do, make, act Sun Salutation
Svarga Dvijasana Bird of Paradise Pose
Tittibhasana        Firefly Pose
Tolasana                 Scale Pose
Urdhva Hastasana               Urdva = upward; hasta = hand Upward Salute, Raised Hands Pose
Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana    OORD-vah eka = one Urdva = upward; prasarita = spread out, expanded; pada = foot, leg Standing Split
Utkata Konasana cone-NAHS-anna utkatha = fierce; kona = angle Goddess or Victory Squat
Uttana Shishosana               uttana = stretched out/over, an intense stretch Extended Puppy Pose
Vasisthasana Side Plank Pose
Viparita Karani Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose
Virasana                 vira = a hero, brave Hero Pose
Vrschikasana Scorpion Pose
Yoga Nidrasana Sleeping Yogi Pose