This instructive practice for beginners demystifies yoga asana with step-by-step pose break downs and tips for avoiding common areas of compensation or injury with a focus on torso and core stability in a yoga practice over-all. The class begins with breath and core awareness, a gentle warm-up, and then continues with an arc of warming poses, standing poses, and an explanation of classic Surya Namaskar A. The class ends with a balancing cool-down including a gentle backbend and twist.
This is a well-rounded vinyasa practice that will guide you through a gentle warm up, a heat building flow sequence and a relaxing cool down. In each asana see if you can soften the struggle - whether it be physical, emotional or mental. Meet any intense sensation, emotion or negative thought pattern with the breath and with a positive intention. See what naturally begins to shift, strengthen or release on its own. Enjoy!
You are not alone. Does depression have you down or stuck in bed with little or no energy? This practice encourages you to simply move. I will gently guide you through some poses and have you focus on your breath and grounding yourself. It's my go-to when my own depression makes an appearance and leaves me feeling stuck and exhausted. I either feel better or I feel better that I at least tried to feel better!
This well-rounded flow class will take you through a gentle warm up and then lead you through sun salutations, a warrior flow, standing balancing poses, as well as heart and hip opening. From there you can expect a relaxing cool down that includes a forward fold, spinal twisting and savasana. Remember to breathe and stretch with kindness. Enjoy, Yogis!
Let's have a morning cup of joe-ga together! Sun salutes heat us up, a standing sequence opens all the major muscle groups, backbends open the heart and the shoulders, hip and hamstring-opening sets us up to enter the day feeling relaxed and ready, core strengthening starts a fire in the belly, and all along the way gentle reminders to work on an inner voice that roots you on while you gain tools to tell a loud inner critic to hit the road! Ready? Grab your cup. I mean your mat!