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.
Sacred Energy Arts Flow Classes are the culmination and evolution over 30 years of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings. With similarities to a more traditional yoga flow class, you will discover the grace and power of the ancient martial arts practices; the balance, flexibility, and peace of Hatha yoga and the increased energy and awareness of the beautiful qigong (energy cultivation) exercises. Seamlessly moving from one discipline and expression to the next, these classes are the hallmark of Sacred Energy Arts.
Allow things to unfold however they will and see if you can open and receive things you never imagined. Join Kate for a flow that's full of twists and turns and sure to keep you on your toes (hands, head, haha). Just when you think you know what's coming...
If you're like most people, you'll find life brings a lot of sweetness and ease, but also a fair amount of pain and difficulty! Of course the sweet part feels better, but the idea is not to get too attached to the ease part and too fearful of the tough stuff. Join Kate for a flow that's all about bringing you back to balance (you'll play with lots of balancing poses as you flow), and also includes hip, shoulder and hamstring opening.
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!
A well-rounded class with heart opening, hip opening and a focus on core strength and breath connection. We will play with forearm stand starting from dolphin pose setting up the building blocks to Pincha Mayurasana. Challenge your limits a bit if you can but most importantly breathe and stay present so you can enjoy the benefits of the mind body connection we work on together.
We begin the class with hamstring stretches, twists and some core. Getting up onto the feet, we flow into surya namaskar C. This sun salutation promotes pliability in the hip flexors, quads and shoulders. We follow the sun salutation with a fairly long, standing pose flow. Following this flow, we recline into supta baddha konasa, more backbends, and an inversion. Class concludes with savasana and a closing. Enjoy.
Ride the wave of the breath through this well-rounded flow. You can expect a mellow warm up, sun salutations, standing poses, arm balancing, core work, inversions, heart and hip opening, spinal twists, forward folds, and savasana! In this practice try connecting to and moving from your soul - the deepest, most loving, and attuned part of yourself. Self-love on the mat is all about knowing your soul and coming home to yourself.
Both the core and back need to be worked and strengthened to create balance in the body. In this class we focus on strength throughout the body so we can build endurance and stability to work towards those demanding poses like inversions and arm balances. If you are an inversion junkie or interested in building up strength to practice going upside down this is the class for you!
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!
When most people think of abs, they think of the six pack, otherwise known as the rectus abdominus, but those aren't the only abs in town! The obliques, located on the sides of the torso, are responsible for twisting and side bending and are just as important for stability, mobility and a healthy spine as the rectus abdominus. This practice will help you start to develop an awareness of how to use and strengthen your obliques in order to help you find more balance and stability in a variety of poses. Enjoy!