Once you've mastered crow pose, you might want to twist it up! Here are the building blocks to twist your crow. Watch the tutorial, then incorporate into your home practice using the classes below. Enjoy, yogis!
We start with some grounding techniques and move into alternate nostril breathing. Once we're centered and ready to focus, we warm up with Series C variations and core strengthening. We give a lot of love to the hamstrings in this practice (you may want to have a strap handy) and do a lot of hip opening. We play with arm balances that include crow pose, side crow, firefly pose and bhujapidasana. Handstands are our inversion today, and there are building blocks for all levels. We end with some very sweet hip opening and a deep savasana. If you're looking for a mental and physical clearing out, this is for you! This practice is Intermediate/Advanced! Meaning it's an advanced practice but intermediate yogis are totally welcome and variations and building blocks are offered, just please listen to your body! Nothing should hurt.
This is an intermediate-to-advanced energizing flow with lots of heat-building and core strengthening, and twists to open your shoulders, upper back and hamstrings. Arm balances including side crow and inversions including headstands and handstands abound, along with eagles right side up and upside down. If you want to burn through some stress and come out the other side feeling blissful, this is for you!
Well, dang, aren't we dealing with endless twists and turns?!I KNOW it's hard but you know what helps? This! Get on your mat and strengthen your center so that whatever twists and turns are ahead, you're ready for them! You can count on lots of love for your hamstrings, hips and shoulders, core strengthening, and twisty arm balances including eka pada koundinyasana 1 and side crow. Tripod headstand and handstand variations and all kinds of fun. You realize we're getting through it don't you? We're not "going" to get through it, we are currently getting through it. It might not be pretty every minute, but we're doing it, and the more you practice for it, the easier it is! Grab your mat and let's do this together :)
Carve out some time that is just for you. Tune in, wring yourself out, breathe deeply and walk away from your mat feeling energized and open! We build heat with Series C, fire up the legs with crescent variations that lead to twists and eagle pose and eventually take us into side crow, koundinyasana 1 and dwi pada (grab a block if you're working toward side crow). Deep core work along the way, backbends, and then the juicy, stretchy stuff - lizard pose variations, hanumanasana, happy cow face pose and a savasana that is sure to be blissful. Enjoy!
This is a fun heat-building flow with lots of love for your legs! Long holds help to build strength, endurance and belief in yourself. If your legs don't shake at some point, I'll be very surprised! Options for handstands included, and we do break down side crow, but this flow is focused on your legs, not standing on your hands :) Enjoy!
A sweaty and challenging flow with lots of twists and turns along the way, love for your hamstrings, hips and shoulders, heat-building and core-strengthening, a little tutorial for those of you working on your side crow, and some tips for heading toward kapotasana if you're ready! A conversation about Garuda and why it never goes well if you shrink yourself to make other people feel comfortable, and lots of laughter also included. Intermediate practitioners welcome, lots of options to turn the heat up or down as needed, just please listen to your body!
Don't let the name fool you ...it's only sweet because we get it all done in 39 minutes! If you don't have a lot of time but want to hit all the major muscle groups, get in some upside-down time and core work, then look no further as this class gets the job done and it's so much FUN! Energize and recharge now :)
This is a high-energy flow with tons of serious core strengthening and a lot of twisting, standing balance, arm balances, headstands and handstand variations. Definitely good for days when you have lots of energy to burn :)
We sometimes need to be reminded that it is not just the body that needs to detox but also our minds and souls! In this class we will flow mindfully through many twists and lots of hips to help us let go of the things that do not serve us any longer in our minds and our bodies! If you are feeling tight this class will help you make the turn towards feeling light! ENJOY