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.
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.
This is an intermediate high-intensity flow with lots of heat-building on the early side. Please be ready to modify or put your knees down at any time (options given). Chaturanga push-up crunches and targeted core strengthening fire up your shoulders and abs. We use the heat to focus on opening the shoulders, upper back and chest with lots of behind-the-back clasps in a variety of poses, and twisting to wring out tension. Standing balances help us build endurance and focus. Breathe through moments of confrontation and see if you can soften around them so that you can do that off your mat as well. We work hard in this flow but don't worry, we also have lots of fun :)
Open your hips from every direction, unlock your shoulders, upper back and neck, stretch your hamstrings, open your heart, and fire up your core before we get on our hands and play. Monkey pose and eagle pose right side up and upside down, and a super sweet savasana, all around the topic of embracing and opening to our inherent vulnerability.