Cow pose is almost always taught in conjunction with cat pose, so take a look at these tutorials together! We inhale during cow pose, and exhale during cat pose. Explore the connection between inhales and expansion, and exhales during contractions. Awaken your spine, and awaken your energy!
Finding balance within your body, mind and breath is really the thing, isn't it? That's what this practice is all about. Can you breathe calmly and steadily even if you're feeling unsteady? Can you stay balanced in your mind even when you're a little wobbly in your body? Grab a block or two and let's work on it!
Warm up with bands! The band provides resistance but you can do this without a band and just move along with me, or you can use a yoga strap. We're going to explore abduction which will help any of you dealing with illiotibial band syndrome which can happen from lots of cycling. We're also going to open the shoulders and upper back. This is a great way to get all your major muscle groups firing and it won't take long for you to feel the heat. You're welcome!
Make sure you have a medium-sized pillow ready for tonight’s practice! This flow is meant to imbue your evenings with connection, togetherness and maybe even a regular end-of-day family de-stress routine. We will use pillows throughout our class in fun and imaginative ways. You can expect a wide variety of poses such as cat-cow, tree pose, warrior 2 and airplane, some giggles, and a nice savasana that may even send you off into dreamland.
In this current world of staying at home more than ever and working and socializing on our devices constantly, your body needs specific movement to help balance all that out! Give your neck and shoulders some love any time of the day through this short, easy practice.
Using a birthing ball (or exercise ball), we dive into a well-rounded practice that opens and strengthens every major muscle group, builds some nice heat and leaves you feeling open. We also touch on helpful positions with the ball during labor and post-partum!
This series of stretches and small movements are focused on warming up your shoulders and upper back, as well as preparing your mid to lower back through a series of twists. A great warm-up before jumping into a flow.
This is a very chill practice perfect for yogis at the end of their pregnancy or simply on a day when you feel fatigued and stressed out. We will breathe through physical tension while working with a mantra and/or intention to help get your mind focused!
In this well-rounded class we focus on open hip poses, and then finding our twisting poses and counter-twists to balance the body and mind. Of course we play with arm balances and inversions to challenge ourselves and change perspective... All you need to do is show up with an open mind and be ready for anything!
We begin this practice by setting an intention so that each time you get on your mat, you choose how you want to practice and what you want to receive. You will set yourself up with props to support your body for a guided relaxation and body scan. Then you will find a comfortable seated position and move the spine in all directions. This will prepare you for breathing exercises to open the chest and strengthen your core. Over time, these relaxation and simple movement & breathing practices will build resilience and create ease in your body and mind!