Virtual Weekly Classes


9:30-10:30am – Beginners: Level 2 Fundamentals


Swan River Yoga
Mid City Mandir
2940 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Live Streaming Instructions

If you are not a registered Swan River Yoga student, you must create an account to participate.

1) Create or Log in to your Swan River account here. You must pre-register for class.

2) From the Swan River Schedule page, enroll in the class of your choice. Please enroll by 15 minutes prior to class start time.

3) You will receive a link to login for your class via Mindbody. Please log-in a few minutes prior to your online class.

4) Unroll your mat and gather your props. (List of suggested props below in the class descriptions. And if you have none, we will improvise).

>>>Email Deb Pela: if you do not receive the email with instructions to connect.

If these times do not work with you, please consider a private yoga session with me which are held virtually through Zoom, or in person in New Orleans.

Private yoga sessions are the most effective way to address individual needs and goals.

Prop resources

My Family! My mother and I design and hand-make yoga sand bags, yoga hand weights, and eye pillows. Reach out directly to me or to Debby Duncan: to order! – Highest quality bolsters, and other yoga props available – Discounted site for yoga mats and props

Online Class Descriptions

Adaptive Yoga

Adaptive yoga is for every body. The class is designed to meet your body where it is, and offer variations of poses to be practiced standing, seated, or lying down. Taught in a slow, steady, articulate pace, I seek to present modifications that can serve all student to experience the energy and opening that each pose has to offer. Regardless of age or physical ability level, we will explore foundational poses designed to strengthen and open your physical body and deepen your mind body connection.

*New students: please reach out to me prior to class, and tell me about yourself.*

Props recommended:
-Yoga mat
-Two or three blocks
-Two or three firm blankets
-Yoga strap (or scarf, belt, towel)
-A yoga or straight-backed chair
-One bolster (or firm couch cushion / rolled, firm blankets)
-Eye pillow or eye covering

Beginners: Level 2 Fundamentals

For beginning practitioners or on-going student who desire an alignment-focused, non-flowing, steady, dynamic practice. This class explains and demonstrates asana poses succinctly and with safety, with use of proper props. Our focus is a supple and spacious spine, to build strength and flexibility in the body, and to understand good form, posture, and alignment techniques. Includes lots of fundamental standing poses.

Props recommended:
-Yoga mat
-Two blocks (books, rolled blankets, etc also work)
-One or two blankets
-Yoga strap (scarf, rope, belt, etc also work)
-One bolster recommended (couch cushions, tightly rolled and tied blankets, etc. also work)
-Eye pillow and hand weights recommended