Eagle pose or Garudasana is great for stretching, opening and releasing the upper back between the shoulder blades, and it also stretches the shoulders, wrists, hips and ankles. Modifications are taught for those with tighter shoulders or knee issues.
Oh yessss! In this class we will explore many different variations of the bird asanas, like crow, crane, bird of paradise, easy bird, eagle, tripod or handstand with eagle legs, pigeon and many more. This class will warm you up and prep you for each pose so that you get the maximum benefits. You will work hard, you will sweat and you will feel amazing when you finish!!
A challenging, energizing flow with lots of heat-building and standing balance to hone your focus and get your core fired up, along with hamstring, hip and shoulder-opening, twists to wring you out, love for your upper back, and then tons of fun with eagle pose, right-side-up and upside down (tripod headstand and handstand variations)! Let's find some freedom inside and fly!
A sweaty and challenging flow with lots of twists and turns along the way, love for your hamstrings, hips and shoulders, heat-building and core-strengthening, a little tutorial for those of you working on your side crow, and some tips for heading toward kapotasana if you're ready! A conversation about Garuda and why it never goes well if you shrink yourself to make other people feel comfortable, and lots of laughter also included. Intermediate practitioners welcome, lots of options to turn the heat up or down as needed, just please listen to your body!
Lots of forward folds in our flow so we can work with the idea of a solid foundation and strong center. If you can't trust yourself, how can you have faith that you'll be able to rise to the occasion when life asks, or release situations and people when the nudges are there to move in a different direction? Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings. Play with balance and strength. Fire up your core. Get upside down if you're ready. Surrender to a deep savasana. Trust yourself, and release your grip where you can.
Feeling a moderate amount of energy but looking for a nice boost? Grab your mat and join us for lots of core strengthening, standing balance, twists, arm balances, backbends, inversions and all kinds of fun. After you build that heat and fire yourself up, we'll cool it down with some deep hip and hamstring openers. Walk away from your mat feeling open, free and energized.
A well-rounded practice for pregnant yogis that emphasizes a release in the upper back, shoulders and neck. Grab a strap (a towel or tie will do) and feel the benefits of breathing consciously with mindful movement!
This is a high-energy flow with tons of serious core strengthening and a lot of twisting, standing balance, arm balances, headstands and handstand variations. Definitely good for days when you have lots of energy to burn :)
A sweaty, intense flow where we open the hips deeply along with the shoulders, upper back and hamstrings, fire up the core and work our way toward dragonfly pose (aka grasshopper)! Modifications and building blocks are always offered. This is a fun, challenging flow that also includes some laughs along the way!
Deep into the shoulders, upper back and hamstrings we go! Inversions and arm balances and twists throughout, fun transitions and a lot of core strengthening built into the flow, and then targeted on the floor. Heart and hip opening once you're warm, and a very deep Savasana, which you will have earned.