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!
This practice focuses on deep hip and heart openers. We begin with sun salute c, also known as a moon sequence, which is great for quad and shoulder opening. Then we move into standing hip openers to prepare the body for flying pigeon. We will dance through inversions and backbends before wrapping it all up with one of my favorite poses, king pigeon. If you're new to any of these poses, we offer props and modifications to help you enter in and out of the poses. Enjoy after a long day or middle of the afternoon when you need a pick-me-up!
This practice starts off soft with gentle sun salutations and a warm up to get you connected to your body. After the opening sequence, we move into standing hip openers that require strength and stability in order maintain balance. We then enter into heart and quad openers that prepare you for King Pigeon pose. We wind down with seated hip stretches and a short meditation to connect you to your Anahata, heart chakra, sealing in your practice with love, devotion and gratitude. Enjoy!
This 15 minute tutorial will walk you through some exercises and tips for greater success in Mayurasana (Peacock Pose).
Peacock Pose is unique - which is why it is challenging, but also why it is so potent. It strengthens and stretches your wrists and fingers, it strengthens your arms and tones your core muscles, and it even strengthens the muscles in your legs and back. Not to mention - it is said to be good for your digestion. B.K.S. Iyengar says, "As a peacock destroys snakes, this asana kills toxins in the body."
Please note: if you have wrist issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, this is not the pose for you!
In this evening sequence, we move through Surya Namaskra C, a salute to the moon. This salutation opens up the front of the body preparing you for deep backbends. Mid way through we will play with Pincha Mayurasana, forearm stand, a great inversion for those who feel comfortable in Dolphin Pose. A perfect flow for those who travel, have just ended a long day, or just need to feel your heart open! Enjoy!
If you need a quick sweat and want to up your inversion game this is the class for you! It is quick, to the point and enormously effective! We start out with a warmup for our hamstrings, shoulders and wrists and then go over the drills we will be doing. These are what’s on the menu for today’s class, enjoy!
Crescent to Pistol
Navasana to Standing
Enjoy a whole body flow that includes pranayama (breath exercises), cat cow variations, twisting lunges, sun salutations including twists and hip openers, goddess pose, creative flows with thigh stretches, triangle, half moon variation, double pigeon, and a brief meditation at the end.
Are you dealing with a wrist, shoulder or hand issue that is cramping your style on the mat? Do you need to shake up your routine? Look no further! This Hands Free HIIT will get you sweating in no time while also keeping you off of your hands! What you can expect:
Utkata konasana jumping jacks
Roll down to ardha Navasana stand up and jump
Forearm plank knee taps
This mellow 90 minute flow is perfect for opening up the front body and hips. We will move through sun salutes A & B to warm up the body while stretching into the quads and hips to prepare us for natarajasana, dancer's pose, and dhanurasana, bow pose. If you find yourself sitting or slouching for long periods of time, then this might be your ticket to re-energizing the body and opening up the shoulders.
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.