This is like Triangle Pose, just imagine your lifted foot is pressed against the back wall. Your lower hip is externally rotated, your standing leg is engaged, your core is strong, and you can open up your heart and breathe. The extended leg is long and strong, the top thigh spins toward the space behind you, and your foot is actively flexed with toes spread.
This is a challenging one hour vinyasa flow class with an emphasis on strengthening self-acceptance and releasing perfectionism. We do want to refine our position in each asana so that prana moves through us clearly and with ease, and at the same time, we want to release the ideal of "perfection" and being at war with ourselves, both on and off the mat. Expect a gentle warm up, sun salutations, a warrior flow, balancing postures, inversions, as well as heart and hip opening. Offer love to yourself and enjoy!
This well rounded, one hour flow class focuses primarily on the breath. Connect with the breath as a tool for countering stress, relaxing tension in the body, quieting emotions, calming the mind, and cultivating more energy. Moment by moment, posture by posture, come back to the breath as an achor for your movement meditation. Expect a gentle warm up, dynamic standing poses, core work, arm balancing, inversions, heart and hip opening, and a gentle cool down. Enjoy, yogis!
Just standing poses! Whether you're taking this session as part of the whole series, or doing it as a stand-alone, take this time to connect to your breath, and get comfortable standing on your own two feet. Sometimes when we spend much of our time caring for our little people, we forget that we have an identity of our own! Come to center and remember who you are, that way you're showing them what it looks like to be inspired and in touch with the truest part of yourself!
Many people worry more about form—how they look—over function—how they move. That's a shame. This strong flow is a reminder that using your body well is way more important than what your body looks like. There's plenty of focus on form, by the way, just not the one you see in the mirror.
Ready to sweat and breathe and have some fun? Tom's got you covered! Energizing and challenging, and sure to open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings and fire up your core. Play with your balance, and don't worry about falling, just enjoy the ride ;)
Get deep into the hips with a flow that includes Warrior 1, Warrior II, and Extended and Bound Side Angle. Explore what you find and take the time to enjoy any wobbles or so-called "imperfections" with poses like Bird of Paradise, Half Moon pose and a Crescent lunge twist. There's plenty of time to let it all go in Lizard, Single Pigeon and Hanumanasana, and of course, some heart opening and core strengthening before Savasana.
In this class our main focus is on rooting down as we flow through each pose with intention and stability. We will open our hips and work on standing balance poses as well as arm balances including hand stand and crow to strengthen the body and test the mind. The key to any balance pose is finding your roots and I challenge you to visualize your limbs extending into the earth as you rise and create your own support system to work through any challenge.
This fun and engaging vinyasa flow targets the core, shoulders and inner thighs to build strength and stability in the upper body, preparing you for handstand. We will flow through a series of sun salutations before working into standing hip openers, twists and inversions. Suitable for all levels! Come with an open mind and a willingness to play upside down.
This class is a fun, dynamic and vigorous flow with particular emphasis on self-care. Practice attuning to your body and moving in a way that feels nourishing. Stay invested in the present moment as you connect with the breath and explore what feels good for you. This practice offers a nice blend of spinal twists, standing poses, inversions, arm balancing, hip and heart opening as well as forward folds. Enjoy, yogis!