Find your center, lengthen your spine, and look for Tadasana as you breathe. Make sure the thighs are engaged, and that the shin bones are moving away from the floor. Learn how to protect your wrists and strengthen your core. Don't forget to breathe.
This flow targets the core to give you a sense of strength and power in the solar plexus! Plank variations, boat pose and arm balances are explored. We close with a relaxing pigeon and a juicy side stretch!
Tree is the standing balance pose that "unlocks" all other balance. In this flow we fire up our core, plank all over, laugh, cry, and end up with a greater sense of balance than we ever thought possible (or close).
Don't have time for a full practice? Don't worry! You can always do something to move your body and boost your mood, even if you have just a few minutes. This 15 minute practice focuses on opening the shoulders, while also touching on a few other key areas to leave you feeling light and limber. Enjoy!
Feel like getting into every area of the body? This flow does just that with hip openers, shoulder openers, core, arm balances and inversions. Movement and breath help to create heat, and standing poses allow for deep internal grounding. We also explore backbends and balances then dive into a relaxing savasana! Enjoy yogis!
Here is what you can expect from this strong and steady Full Body Flow: Wrist warmup, down dog and uttanasana with blocks, a plank series, Surya C with double vinyasa on the last one - then we work chin-stand with blocks! Creative Surya B with low lunge, half hanuman, Warrior 1, standing splits and handstands Navasana, oh yeah! Bridge, Wheel x 2, Twists and a delicious Resting pigeon. We leave no stone unturned in this one. Enjoy, yogis!
In this short session we engage in quick bursts of energy to strengthen and build heat, followed by intermittent rests to recover. This concentrated practice demands focus and mental flexibility (since it's shorter, there's less time to build heat, so be sure to listen to your body if something feels like too much!). Great for a day when you need a short strong practice.
This instructive practice for beginners demystifies yoga asana with step-by-step pose break downs and tips for avoiding common areas of compensation or injury with a focus on torso and core stability in a yoga practice over-all. The class begins with breath and core awareness, a gentle warm-up, and then continues with an arc of warming poses, standing poses, and an explanation of classic Surya Namaskar A. The class ends with a balancing cool-down including a gentle backbend and twist.
Sacred Energy Arts Flow Classes are the culmination and evolution over 30 years of Matthew’s extensive training in all of his practices and teachings. With similarities to a more traditional yoga flow class, you will discover the grace and power of the ancient martial arts practices; the balance, flexibility, and peace of Hatha yoga and the increased energy and awareness of the beautiful qigong (energy cultivation) exercises. Seamlessly moving from one discipline and expression to the next, these classes are the hallmark of Sacred Energy Arts.
Stressed out with your "to do" lists? Slow down and flow. Go from "doing" mode into "being"mode. This class is well-rounded filled with long holds and lots of movement. Relish in the warm up, build heat and challenge yourself with the standing poses, and then sink into deep hip openers and forward folds.