A very deep hamstring opener, so please move slowly and thoughtfully. It shouldn't hurt! We start in ardha hanumanasana, and work our way toward full splits (but please note, nothing magical happens when you get your situation to the floor, so don't rush!) When you have the basic idea, get started on the classes below that work this pose into a full flow!
Use your practice to approach your fear, avoidance, or tendency to “sit on” your rage…or your joy! Lots of upper back, shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, along with core strengthening, and plenty of time to play with arm balances and inversions. Who’s afraid? Great, let’s do it!
Open your upper back, shoulders, muscles across your chest, and space at the front and back of your heart in this flow that opens the front body and the back body (hi there, hamstrings), fires up your core strength, and kicks it upside down. Think eagle pose, standing splits, Eka Pada K 1, dwi pada, lots of twists, and handstands for fun. Cupid has nothing on you ;)
Lots of forward folds in our flow so we can work with the idea of a solid foundation and strong center. If you can't trust yourself, how can you have faith that you'll be able to rise to the occasion when life asks, or release situations and people when the nudges are there to move in a different direction? Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings. Play with balance and strength. Fire up your core. Get upside down if you're ready. Surrender to a deep savasana. Trust yourself, and release your grip where you can.
This is a practice that is all about calming the nervous system. We start with meditation and alternate nostril breathing to tune in and calm the nervous system. Then we move into some very gentle stretches and movement all designed to bring the focus into the body so we can quiet the mind. Whether you're having a day where your mind is racing, you're dealing with anxiety or insomnia, you need a gentle practice before bed. or you simply need an immediate nervous system reset, this is for you.
This practice is all about truth! A quick talk about Satya, and the idea of being truthful in word, speech and action while also practicing ahimsa (non-harming). Can you be true to yourself without causing harm to others? Of course you can, it just takes practice! Join Kate for a flow that deeply opens the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, and then play with Standing Splits at the wall (so fun!) and a deep pigeon variation. Sat Nam, yogis!
We build a lot of nice heat in a fun flow that involves true love for the hips, hamstrings and shoulders. We fire up the core and play with arm balances. Once we're warm, oh my goodness do we open those hips. Virasana, half virasana, skandasana variations, monkey pose, double pigeon and a seriously deep savasana. You'll be wrung out for sure!
This flow targets the hips, hamstrings and core. We begin with some gentle twists and stretches on the floor to say hello to the hips and hamstrings, add a little breath of fire, and start the party with core work. Then we get on our feet for Series C, crescent pose variations, standing balance including eagle pose, standing splits and standing marichyasana, baby bakasana, lizard and pigeon pose variations, a quick headstand tutorial and then a well-earned savasana. Enjoy, yogis!