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 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.
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.