If you're looking for a practice to get grounded and open your body deeply, this is it. Even if you practice daily, there are going to be times when you feel tight, or have less energy or have to coax yourself to get on your mat. This is my go-to kind of practice for days like that when I really want to open my hips, shoulders and hamstrings, get my breath going and also free up my energy! It's a great kind of practice when you're dealing with anxiety and need to move to burn it off, but maybe don't have your maximum energy level available. We sweat, move and breathe our way into an open body and a quiet mind. And you may see some arms popping into frame here and there because this is the Wild Card Monday class which I teach over zoom and in person while I film for y'all! I think these classes have a little extra community vibe which is kind of magical. So welcome to the Practice Garden, so glad you're here!
This is a mixed-level grounding hatha class where we focus on breath and sensation to quiet the mind, and make shapes mindfully to open the body. Great for days when you're feeling a bit anxious or overwhelmed. Detailed cues will give your mind plenty to focus on, and smart sequencing will leave you feeling good.
Oh my gosh, if you're looking for stress relief, here you go! This is a slow flow/deep stretch class that begins with alternate nostril breathing and leads to some really sweet and deep hip, shoulder and hamstring opening. Intended to calm your nervous system and open every major muscle group, you will work in this practice and you will sweat, but the emphasis is on releasing tension and breathing deeply. Sending love to all, please be good to yourselves and choose the practices you need from day-to-day.
This is a deep, stretchy class that is all about loving your body. Chill vibes as we move sweetly and open every major muscle group. Perfect for days when you want to calm your nervous system, connect to your breath, practice compassion for yourself, and get a really deep, sweet stretch.
A mindful, steady, gentle practice that targets shoulder, hip and hamstring-opening with a special emphasis on gently and safely
opening the heart space. Long holds and deep breathing round out the practice as we cool down and move into a restful savasana. Perfect for an end-of-day practice, or anytime you want something deep, steady and mindful to calm your nervous system and open every major muscle group. All levels welcome. Enjoy, yogis!
The theme of this class is present-moment awareness! How present are you feeling in your life from day-to-day? Do you feel like you're sucking the juice out of life? Are you able to be present with your own feelings and truly know yourself? When you eat, are you tasting your food? When you're in a conversation, are you listening, or waiting for your turn to speak? This practice will help! We move mindfully, and as we make shapes I will gently remind you to observe how these shapes feel in your body as you breathe. Set the intention to stay curious! If you can do this for yourself, you'll be able to do it for other people, too! It's such a gift to be able to listen deeply and respond with presence, awareness, love and patience.
A full-body flow for mamas who want to open and strengthen safely! We do lots of shoulder work with eagle arms in wide-legged forward folds and awesome side-body stretching. Prenatal side plank and dolphin are in the mix as are some nice deep hip openers. If you want to sweat and flow and open all the major muscle groups without having to worry about what's safe or not safe, just unroll your mat and let Cassie take care of you and your baby!
A slower pace gives us time to feel everything, and aren't we just being invited to feel everything these days?! Lots of creative half binds and full binds and hamstring opening, with options for all kinds of fun including bound revolved triangle and ardha chandrasana, baby grasshopper, and fun head-to-knee forward bend variations on our feet! A little dancers' pose and straddle press to forearm stand if you're feeling sparkly and a super deep savasana no matter what you do! Stay present, breathe deeply, and open to it all.