A wonderful hamstring strengthener and opener. Extension of the lifted leg is key, as is the rooting and rising of the standing leg. Blocks may be handy to lift the floor up. Relax your neck and spread your toes, yogis.
Nadi Shodhana pranayama starts the practice with a focus on awakening the Ajna, or 3rd Eye at the brow point. Many of the postures are held for longer periods of time with the eyes closed to cultivate a state of inward balance and centeredness. Once thoroughly aligned we'll take a moment experimenting with the balance in "Toppling Tree Pose" - a variation of Standing Splits.
Juicy hip and shoulder opening prep us properly for Pincha Mayurasana variations, including one with a hollow-back & eagle legs, or a straight up Scorpion pose. Conclude the practice with a meditation on the winged eye, the symbol of the Ajna Chakra to help you see the unseen.
Enjoy a well rounded vinyasa flow practice designed to help you find peace, health and balance at every level of your being. Melt away the stiffness. Strengthen the weakness. Mend the broken places. Tolerate the stillness. Allow grace to happen. Expect a gentle warm up, sun salutations, humble warrior flow, core strengthening, forearm stand, wheel, and thread the needle. Namaste, Yogis!
Can you let go of worrying about what other people think, and just be you? That's our theme as we move through a challenging, sweaty flow that includes core strengthening, hip, shoulder and hamstring opening, backbends, optional arm balances, and many chances to laugh!
Create balance & strength in this fly strong flow. Work towards feeling grounded and centered by utilizing the conscious breath, challenging poses, and mindful movements. We go deep into the shoulders, and explore many balancing poses that strengthen the body & help to quiet the mind. Juicy hamstring and hip opening prep you for a relaxing savasana!
A strong, short flow designed to wake you up at any point of the day, but it's an especially invigorating series for the morning hours. Balancing, strength, and backbending merge seamlessly. We'll even do a few burpees.
We start off with a slow warmup to get us centered and prepared both physically and mentally for a strong balance flow. Playing with side planks, eagle pose, handstands, revolved half moon and more, we work through physical challenges on our mat to learn how to combat the external challenges that we face in our everyday lives. After this class you should expect to feel more balanced, centered, open and ready to take on the world with all of its wild unpredictability!
A deep, mindful exploration of the interplay between strength and flexibility, focusing on the hips and the core to release untapped potential in those areas so that you can begin to access both more challenging poses as well as a more abiding sense of joy and calm.
Hanumanasana is a beautiful pose to stretch and open our hamstrings. It also asks us to slow down and prepare our bodies in a way to receive this intense pose. The sequence is designed to educate and open your body, mind, and energy to create a healthy shape that feels supportive and spacious. With one leg in the past and one leg in the future, it's a lovely reminder to keep your head and heart in the present and listen to the intuition and intelligence of your body!