Learn how to make the most of this "resting pose" which is really quite active. Open and strengthen your shoulders and your upper back, and open the hamstrings, calves and ankles. Add the breath. When you've got the basics down, try the classes below that flow in and out of this universal pose.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Downward-Facing Dog.
To all the people out there who either used to practice yoga and loved it but for one reason or another fell out of practice, or the people who have always wanted to start a yoga practice but for whatever reason have never made the time or have felt too intimidated to start, this practice is for you. Once you acquaint (or re-acquaint) yourself with the practice, you come to realize that Yoga is an old friend who it's always good to spend some time with no matter how long it's been. Enjoy!
Once you've learned the basics, it's time to start digging a little deeper and building YOUR practice. This means applying your curiosity, patience and intelligence to explore different possibilities in order to discover the poses and ways of moving that will be most effective for you as you grow and change and your needs evolve. This practice is intended to get you started on that fascinating and neverending path. Enjoy!
Sometimes going further requires slowing down. This practice is all about taking time to investigate some of the subtler dimensions of the body and mind in order to understand ourselves on a deeper level and thus allow for new possibilities both on the mat and off.
A slow, simple sequence of basic poses. Perfect for beginning students looking to build a more solid foundation to their practice. Great also for more seasoned practitioners looking to revisit and reconnect with the basics.
When it comes to learning something new, nothing is more valuable than mastering the basics. This practice will move you slowly through several of yoga's foundational poses, taking time to let you absorb the mechanics and feeling of each posture and transition. Whether you're brand new to yoga or a long-time practitioner, you can always benefit by spending a little time on the basics. Good luck... and enjoy your practice!
Honoring, finding, connecting, believing in: your own strength. Even when it feels like you have none. Sometimes it means backing off or learning how to say "no." Going inward to get strong. The mantra is "May I remember that I am strong."
Lots of core work and twists. A fun and challenging class for all levels.
The intention of this class is standing in your own truth. Taking up space in the world. Using your voice. Not playing small. A flowy vinyasa class designed to shake you up and get you to go out into the world and be BIG. A gorgeous long cool down at the end and some quiet moments, as usual.
Handstands have become very popular in the yoga world. They bring a sense of fun and playfulness, and when set up with alignment and strength they have many benefits. Like many things in life, if we rush the process we avoid developing healthy habits that will support us. This can create injury and fear. This sequence is designed to help you understand the component parts and develop skills to deepen your path toward handstands. I encourage you to have fun with the practice and be curious about your relationship with going upside down. When we allow the process to teach us the steps along the path, we have a plethora of tools that help support us beyond the borders of our mats.