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.
Be Where You Are. Love Who You Are.
Being present is extremely elusive. We have brief glimpses of it, like looking at stars in a dark sky. Eventually our mind is focusing on the past or future, and the moment of NOW is lost.
Can you be exactly where you are with acceptance? Can you be compassionate with yourself when you fall and pick yourself up?
We will explore these themes of patience, presence and curiosity as we move into this hour long practice together.
Be easy with yourself. You may lose your balance and/or your focus. Know that you can always find your way back to presence and self-acceptance.
Love and Peace to all,
A flowy 40-minute class, that is a balance of fitness, flexibility, and centering. The class starts with floor exercises for the core, hips, and hamstrings. On our feet, we practice a flow of standing poses, folded into a sun salutation based structure. Enjoy!
A sweaty flow for runners who want to sweat. This is a great class for experienced yogi runners who need to take a day off from the roads (or trails), but still want to get their sweat on — and their endorphins, too! We flow through three different sun salute variations, build some heat with standing poses like Warrior II and Extended Side Angle, and work towards a playful standing balance sequence focused on hip rotation. We finish with some hamstring opening, followed by a double dose of hip opening. Aaahhhh.
Grab the whole crew and let's practice together! This class is appropriate for beginners but will also give long-time practitioners the chance to breathe deeply in longer holds and work that foundation! Yogic breathing, cat-cow variations, Series A and B broken down, a little Series C moment, Warrior 1 and 2 taught with plenty of alignment guidance, triangle and half moon at the wall if needed, backbends, core strengthening, inversions, hip and hamstring opening and a nice savasana!!
This is a well-rounded flow! It starts out with a gentle warm up, leads into a challenging standing sequence, and ends with a relaxing cool down. You’re invited to approach your time on the mat as an oasis for yourself - a place to feel the full impact of what’s occurring in your life and to shift any patterns that aren’t serving you. Offer yourself comfort in each moment by connecting fully to the breath. Enjoy, yogis!
In this flow allow your body and your breath to be your guide. Listen to the messages and wisdom you receive from within. What to expect: a gentle warm-up, sun salutations, a Warrior 1/Skandasana flow, balancing poses, time for inversions, heart & hip opening, spinal twists, forwards folds and savasana. Enjoy yogis!