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.
Tons of heart and hamstring opening, core strengthening and inverting in this session, where we talk about growth opportunities, and the always-important question: Who am I going to be in this situation?
Feeling tension in your upper back, shoulders, chest, neck, jaw and forehead? Oh my gosh, this is for you! Build some heat with me, and let's get in there, release whatever you might be holding, and free up space and energy so you can get back to the business of being awesome!
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and blanket abs are the focus, along with approaching your fear and working with it, and developing a breathing practice for those challenging moments in life (including the ones that happen when Waze sends you in circles for twenty minutes on a long car ride, and your daughter has to pee :)) Work it on the mat, so it shows up for you in the world.
Ready to play and wring yourself out at the same time? I’ve got you covered! Series C leads the way and then we head into shoulder, hamstring and hip opening with a twist :) The upper back and spine get some love, and we work the core so we have stability at the center. Inversions and a fun arm balance mash-up. Unroll your mat, this is a playful one!
This class starts with spinal stretches into sun salutations. We journey through a flow that includes a variation on side arm balance into a twisty stretch, eagle pose and Warriors 1,2 and 3. Ustrasana starts a series of backbends, and we cool down before savasana. Happy practice, Lauren
There’s not much time to rest in this sweaty, continuous flow that focuses on backbends and forward folds to bring you back to center. Speaking of center, the core work comes early, and we have fun with arm balances and inversions along the way. Your shoulders, hips and hamstrings will thank you, and hopefully all that motion leads you into a stillness that feels like home. Class includes a forearm balance tutorial.
Carrying tension in your shoulders and upper back? Then this class is for you! We warm the body with strong sun salutations and dive deep into shoulder openers throughout the practice. Challenging standing poses and core work are mixed in. You will feel a deep release in your upper body, shoulders and neck by the time you land in Savasana! Enjoy!
We can't control what happens around us, what other people will do, say or want, how they'll behave, or what situations may arise in our lives that we never could have planned for or seen coming. We don't have control over that, but we do have power, and our power lies in how we respond to what we're given, how we rise up and thrive regardless of what's happening around us. This class is all about finding your power. You can't control whether you have balance from one practice to the next, but you can work on breathing deeply on the days when you wobble, on developing a sense of humor about yourself and the human condition. Ready to get sweaty and give it a whirl?
Ever tell yourself you’re a mess, or you’re crazy or you’re an idiot? Words are powerful, and the way we speak to ourselves and think about our process has a huge impact on the way life feels day-to-day! Get on your mat and feed a loving voice. Pay attention to your inner voice as it comes up, and work with it with compassion and patience. Hamstrings, shoulders and upper back get lots of attention, and we take our centered selves upside down with handstand variations. Crescent pose sets you up for nice heart opening, and forward folds at the end balance it all out. Carry on!