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, hi there! Want to play with eagle pose in all kinds of ways? Me, too! This is a fabulous practice if you want to release those IT bands, get into your outer hips, strengthen your core, open your shoulders, chest and upper back, take care of your spinal health, get upside down, face your fear and have some fun! Who doesn't want that?! And we do it all in half an hour! Grab your mat and let's play!
Hello, friends! This is the perfect practice for days when you have a moderate amount of energy and want to move slowly, feel deeply and really open your shoulders, side body, and especially your hips! This practice may or may not lead you into Horse Face Pose, Vatayanasana. The mythology around the pose is that you are taking the shape of the horse Vishnu (embodied as the avatar Kalki) will ride to bring peace, compassion, sanity and abundance back to earth. Wouldn't that be nice? In order to find the pose, half lotus has to be comfortable for you! If it isn't, please skip the pose! A blanket under your knee may be helpful. Enjoy, yogis!
Fun with eagle pose! Get ready to open your outer hips with all kinds of eagle variations, maybe even in places you wouldn't expect like side plank! Opening the outer hips creates freedom in the low back and eagle pose is a wonderful way to explore the bandhas, open your chest and upper back, in addition to the hamstrings, hips and quads! Of course there are also options to play with eagle in forearm stand and handstand. If you're short on time but high on energy, this is for you!
This eagle-pose-inspired flow will bring the heat and give you a chance to explore your edge! A fun, flowing practice to get you out of the head and into a more meditative space. Many variations on eagle are explored including core work and hip openers! Enjoy!
Carve out some time that is just for you. Tune in, wring yourself out, breathe deeply and walk away from your mat feeling energized and open! We build heat with Series C, fire up the legs with crescent variations that lead to twists and eagle pose and eventually take us into side crow, koundinyasana 1 and dwi pada (grab a block if you're working toward side crow). Deep core work along the way, backbends, and then the juicy, stretchy stuff - lizard pose variations, hanumanasana, happy cow face pose and a savasana that is sure to be blissful. Enjoy!
Take some time to breathe and tap into that quiet, knowing part within you. We target the hips, shoulders, hamstrings and core in this flow, and turn things upside down for good measure. Wring yourself out with some twists and head into savasana feeling centered. When you're at home with yourself you can make yourself at home anywhere.
Find the ultimate sense of balance, strength and serenity in this Flow and Deep Stretch practice. Side body opening is the focus. We create heat through sun salutations and standing poses that integrate release in the shoulders and waist. A deeply meditative practice for when you need to slow down, re-group and reclaim a sense of peace. Namaste !
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!