This pose is a variation of Extended Side Angle. The most important alignment points are the length of the spine, and the openness of the top shoulder. Do not sacrifice these elements to "get the bind". Start with "half a wrap" and see how that feels. If you can't breathe easily, or you experience discomfort in the wrapped shoulder, it's too soon!
If your energy is finite, then it makes sense to be mindful about where you spend it, and upon what! Sometimes we get caught up in someone else's story, even a total stranger, and lose all sense of center. You can allow strangers on the road to raise your blood pressure, or not so much! You can give an entire afternoon to someone else's drama, or you can stay focused on your own life! Join us as we get really sweaty and flow through a sequence that targets the hips, shoulders and core. You'll get to play on your hands and also upside down if you want to, I just ask you to stay focused on your calm, steady breath and your own wild and beautiful heart :)
This practice will emphasize the shoulders and hips, leading you into a deep, seated hip opener, double pigeon. It is a great, all around, feel good flow that is perfect for winding down your day and ending your week. If you are looking for a practice where you get to do a little bit of everything, this one is for you!
A solid plank pose will build the foundation for more challenging balances. It tones the core, strengthens the low back, chest, shoulders, arms and more. It's basically a one-stop pose to get your whole body fired up.
We'll warm up the shoulders and wrists before moving into a modified version of Sun Salute A. Then we'll go on a journey through variations of the traditional plank, visiting side-plank, forearm-plank, and even plank-jacks. Building the core muscles wouldn't be complete without finding length in a few juicy twists and creating space with lovely heart openers.
Dynamic, flowing and sweaty fly strong practice! We open the psoas, the hamstrings, and hips in this playful flow. Strengthen the core and shoulders with plank and plank variations. A few minutes for inversions and a few backbends complete the practice! Enjoy!
This practice helps you find balance at all levels of your experience - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Let go of the to do list of the day, release any expectations you have of your practice and relax into the present moment. Flow with positive intention through sun salutations, warrior poses, inversions, heart and hip openers, and forward folds. Enjoy a final surrender in savasana. Namaste, Yogis!
In this flowing vinyasa class you'll engage the outer hips building strength and stamina, use the breath to take you deeper into twists and binds, and find an ease of movement to steady the mind. The hips can become a warehouse for stress, so why not both release the stress with deep stretch and expand our storage by targeting those key muscles? Let's go!
This is a dynamic flow offering lots of playtime to work on your arm balance and inversion practice. Our focus is on strengthening the abdomen and its surrounding muscles to first get our alignment right before heading for takeoff! Buckle up, everyone!
A slow, evenly paced, strong class. We start on our backs and warm up with some twists and core. Next, hands and knees, moving into down dog, sun salutations and standing poses. We play with the arm balances bhujapidasana and tittibhasana, before cooling down to prepare for savansana.
Wind it up and sweat it out with a Side Angle/Warrior II Flow that will take you into the hips and side body and get your heart rate up while you do it. An early Lizard pose preps your hips to let go, and a late, deep and long Pigeon should get the rest of it (whatever it is ;)) out. Side Plank and plenty of vinyasas for your shoulders, and of course, some heart opening and a sweet Savasana.
During this sequence we will start with a moon salute sequence to open up the chest and hip flexors before moving into strengthening hip openers. The peak is one of my favorite arm balances, baby Bakasana! If you're someone who travels quite a bit or finds yourself sitting for an extended period of time, then this practice might just be the medicine to medicate the soreness you feel in your lower back, shoulders and neck. Enjoy!