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!
If you're looking for an energizing, core-strengthening, inverting party where you open your hamstrings and shoulders and strengthen and open your quads, calves, ankles and achilles tendon, well...look no further and grab your mat! And a couple of blocks and your sense of humor and let's play!
If you're looking to deepen your backbend practice or understand backbends more deeply, look no further! We warm up the spine, open the shoulders, chest, upper back, quadriceps and hip flexors and play with all kinds of backbends! King Arthur makes an appearance, and you might find yourself in kapotasana or kapotasana prep! Regardless of where you end up, backbending practices have a unique energy! They are great for times when you need a boost of confidence, or are working with depression. There is such a shift in energy when you focus on opening the front body and leading with your heart! Enjoy yogis! (This is intermediate/advanced, but if you listen to your body and back off when you need to, intermediate practitioners will be fine :)) Enjoy, yogis!
Hello, yogis! So happy to be with you in the garden! This is a well-rounded flow with extra love for the hips, hamstrings and glutes! Two blocks will be handy if you have them, or anything sturdy to "lift the floor up" if needed! Core strengthening and a little fun in crow pose along the way, monkey pose, lizard pose, a flipped out dog and so much more! Deep, mindful breathing throughout, so you release stress and tension and return to center. Let's play!
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.
Take some time to breathe and tap into that quiet, knowing part within you. We target the hips, shoulders, hamstrings and core in this flow, and turn things upside down for good measure. Wring yourself out with some twists and head into savasana feeling centered. When you're at home with yourself you can make yourself at home anywhere.
A flowy leg-centric practice that is all about staying centered and strong in the midst of uncertainty and challenge. Deeply open the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and upper back. Wring yourself out with some sweet twists, and work your way toward monkey pose and chin stand. Two blocks will be helpful for many!
Gentle twists and deep core strengthening start the party and then we take that fire in the belly into Series C with hip and shoulder opening variations, Skandasana and Koundinyasana too. We play with crescent legs and eagle arms, twisted half moon, handstands and monkey pose, heart opening, and a chance to monkey around upside down. A little talk about how yoga is not the shapes you make on your mat, it's who you are when you're at the post office, the bank, with your kids and so on.
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 ;)