An excellent backbend for opening the muscles, fascia and tissue in the shoulders, and across the front of the chest. Use the strength of your legs to safely open your heart. And having an open heart as we move through this world is a good and necessary thing.
A Shiva/third chakra-geared sequence designed to help us harness the power of transformation balancing Shiva and Shakti energies (masculine and feminine), so we can both embrace change as it happens, and also find the strength to change the things we want to shift! Whether you need to change your approach or the way you might habitually respond to situations in ways that aren't serving you, become your own alchemist in this practice! Think twists to wring yourself out, and backbends to open your heart to whatever may within you or around you! Fun shiva shapes, navasana for rocky waters, and a sense of humor along the way!
This cleansing, clearing and freeing practice is designed to help you let go of heaviness in the heart center! We create heat with sun salutations and standing poses that open the chest. Heart opening poses such as Bow, Locust and Chapasana in Half Moon are explored. May your heart be open and your mind clear! Namaste
Perfect for days when you have a moderate amount of energy (enough for 6-minute abs and some good flow!) along with the desire to breathe, decompress and do some really deep stretching once we've built that heat! If you need to release your shoulders, upper back and hips, there are serious opportunities to do that! A shoulder sequence on the floor may lead to deeper-than-usual backbends, and frog pose...well, you know how frog pose can be! Enjoy, yogis!
A great way to start your day if you need your practice but are short on time. In this 35-minute flow you will get a well-balanced full-body workout leaving you feeling awake, alive and ready to face your day no matter what it brings :) You can do this practice any time of the day if you need an energy boost!! Let this practice bring you into a deeper awareness of who you are and connect to what is really important in life.
This practice is a slow flow designed to gently release physical and emotional tensions around the heart. You can expect longer, slower holds in shoulder, upper back and chest openers. Allow the focus and re-focus of your practice to be your deep breathing. Release any blockages by softening on the exhales. Enjoy, yogis!
In this class we will warm up the body with a short flow and then we will get right into our deep divine backbends! You will receive step by step instructions on how to achieve your best heart openers no matter what level or style you practice.Enjoy!
Have an hour to get your sweat on AND quiet your mind and open your heart? Then this is for you! We build heat quickly and use the heat to open the shoulders, hips and hamstrings, fire up the core and play with all kinds of balance. A little talk about knowing yourself, feeling your feelings and opening to reality as it is, which sometimes involves releasing an old vision and opening to a new one.
This is a well rounded flow class that doesn't leave anything unattended to! I will guide you to PAY ATTENTION to instructions, your breath and most importantly checking in with how you FEEEEEEEEEEEEL. The physical practice is a great place to develop awareness and mindfulness. So slow down, work hard and jump on the healing transformation train!