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.
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!
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!