During this sequence we will start with a moon salute sequence to open up the chest and hip flexors before moving into strengthening hip openers. The peak is one of my favorite arm balances, baby Bakasana! If you're someone who travels quite a bit or finds yourself sitting for an extended period of time, then this practice might just be the medicine to medicate the soreness you feel in your lower back, shoulders and neck. Enjoy!
In this practice, we touch on all areas of the body with an emphasis on the shoulders and neck. This class prepares you for inversions such as handstand and forearm stand. As we move throughout the flow, you are encouraged to be methodical in your approach and conscious during the transitions. We wind down for a long Savasana so you feel calm and blissed out at the end. Enjoy a daily dose of Om!
Being that Derek talks about loading often in his yoga classes, here is a chance for something a bit different: a 24-minute kettlebell flow pulled from his group classes in Los Angeles. In the video he's using a 16-kg bell, though you can substitute a dumbbell for all of these movements.
This practice focuses on releasing judgement and embracing one's self whole heartedly. A great man once said, "the highest spiritual practice is self observation without judgement" As we move throughout this sequence, we focus on becoming the observer to our breath and movements without attaching to a particular outcome. From this place of open awareness, we enter into the curiosity of it all and begin to find joy in the journey.
This class combines strength, stability and flexibility into one fluid flow, guiding you into standing Bird of Paradise. This is a hip, heart and hamstring opener that requires balance and focus. We will warm up the body, lengthening the hip flexors and building strength in the core so you feel well prepared to take on our peak pose. A great practice for any time of the day!
A little description of what this latest Yoga for Busy Moms Series is all about! I designed these sessions so you could do them in order for days when you have the time (and hopefully those are the majority of the days :)), but I also understand as a mom of two, a business owner, and a human being who's trying to show up for herself and all the people in her life with the best I have to offer, sometimes you have to take what you can get! So I designed these so you could do any or all of them as stand-alone sessions :) Much love to you, mamas.
This practice focuses on the upper body. First we open and stretch all of the muscles along the upper back while building strength in the core to help you lift off into handstand! If you often feel tightness between the shoulder blades, upper traps or neck, then this practice is for you! You will also start to build the necessary confidence to stand on your hands or balance in headstand. This one is fun for all. Enjoy!
Short, efficient and to the point! This quick sequence will make you sweat and prepare your body for inversions! Inversions Conditioning: Crescent Pose twists holding a block, Dolphin with alternating leg lifts or holding Pincha, Alternating leg lifts, Burpees, Forearm plank with Serratus Push-ups, Handstand Kicks. 4 rounds of 30 seconds each with a 10 second break between poses!
This practice moves through a series of neutral standing poses, preparing the body for inversions and deep backbends. When we find neutral rotation in the hips, it allows our spine to maintain good posture throughout the day. This is a great practice for any time of the day! Suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced. Enjoy and have a great day!
This fun and engaging vinyasa flow targets the core, shoulders and inner thighs to build strength and stability in the upper body, preparing you for handstand. We will flow through a series of sun salutations before working into standing hip openers, twists and inversions. Suitable for all levels! Come with an open mind and a willingness to play upside down.