The practice opens with a bit of core work, but from there it's all about stretching. Mostly sitting, a few standing poses. No flow. Save your chaturangas for another day. We finish up with supta baddha konasana and reclined supported bound angle pose, before a gentle inversion and savasana. Chill out and stretch with this one. Enjoy! Lauren
Breath-of-fire leads the way along with six-minute abs. We do some nice reclined hip-opening and head right into Series C with variations. Once warm we head into the hips more deeply with lizard pose with deeper options, and then add some upper back and shoulder opening along with other variations in our high lunge variations. Breath-work to get you centered, love for every major muscle group, an open heart and quiet mind, and all in half an hour! You can follow it with a deep stretch class if you have time, or not!
Short on time but want to fire up your core and really open your hips? Let's do this! Series A and C to get warm, serious core strengthening to turn up that heat, and some nice, deep hip opening as we flow with standing frog variations, hip-opening on your back, lizard pose with options to go deep and all kinds of fun!
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana. Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
If you're looking for yin, look no further. Feel free to do this as a stand-alone practice at the end of your day (or after you've been moving around for awhile, it's not a practice for when your muscles are "cold"!), anytime you want to truly calm your nervous system and open your hips deeply, or pair it with a butt-whooper like these guys did. We start with a long hold in bound angle pose, move into long holds in head-to-knee forward bend, marichyasana variations, half frog pose, half lotus, and double pigeon. Breathe deeply as we move from one long hold to the next, and help your body release tension as we quiet the mind and soothe the soul.
Are you always rushing, maybe even through your yoga practice? Sometimes it's hard to slow down because we have so many places to be, things to do, and people counting on us, but self-care is the last thing to sacrifice! Take a little time for yourself with this steady, thorough flow where we'll open every major muscle group at a pace that builds heat, but also gives you enough time to be really curious about how you feel and what you need from moment to moment, and maybe even to be sweet to yourself. After the flow and standing sequence, we'll hit the floor for backbends, core strengthening and deep hip and hamstring opening with a special appearance by your friend and mine, the frog!
This class is designed for anyone looking to gain flexibility and balance in the body. If you find that doing sports, driving the car, or even sitting at a desk leave you tight and achy, this class is for you. I created it with a mind to my students, who enjoy surfing, tennis, running, but often have long commutes or sit for hours at a computer. Great if you suffer from back pain or sciatica.
If we want to learn to swim, there comes a point when we have to wade into slightly deeper waters. And so it is with yoga. Eventually we have to build on what the basics have taught us and move into more challenging territory. This practice is designed to introduce you to some of what lies beyond the basics and give you the tools to wade out with confidence.