Start of on your back in Baddha Konasana gently opening your hips and upper back. From there we deep dive into abs to get the fire going followed by Sun Salute A and B to further warm up the body. Next we get creative with a hip opening, core and leg centered flow that will have you sweating and moving on your mat with some arm balances and inversions thrown in for fun! Poses you can expect to see: Warrior 1, 2, 3 and Side Angle Warrior, Pincha, Handstand, Baby Bakasana, Crow, Crescent Pose, Hero Pose, Handstand Scorpion, Bound Lizard, Koundinyasana 2 and much much more! Enjoy!
A fun, functional and flowing exploration of your hips and hamstrings. Get organized and feel sculpted from the inside out as you work toward hanumanasana, or split pose, safely and with anatomical integrity.
Are you always rushing, maybe even through your yoga practice? Sometimes it's hard to slow down because we have so many places to be, things to do, and people counting on us, but self-care is the last thing to sacrifice! Take a little time for yourself with this steady, thorough flow where we'll open every major muscle group at a pace that builds heat, but also gives you enough time to be really curious about how you feel and what you need from moment to moment, and maybe even to be sweet to yourself. After the flow and standing sequence, we'll hit the floor for backbends, core strengthening and deep hip and hamstring opening with a special appearance by your friend and mine, the frog!
The entry point of spiritual practice in yoga is the body. With this in mind, approach your body as a doorway for healing at deeper levels of your being. Set a positive intention around what you want to strengthen, release or heal whether it’s physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. With that as your foundation, enjoy a well-rounded vinyasa practice with plenty of flow! Stay connected with your breath as you move from a gentle warm up, to a heat-building sequence and then to a gentle cool down. Finishing in Savasana, enjoy!
Do you have stories you tell yourself about what you can or can’t do, or how things would be different if only? Ha. Me too! Let’s dig into those stories, which are often old and frequently untrue as we open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, strengthen the core and our own resolve to check ourselves, and take things upside down for fun. That sounds like a good story time, right?
Well, your hips are gonna be happy when you're done, but you're gonna work them first! Join Katie for a challenging, sweaty flow with lots of strength-training built in, yogic squat series, love for your quads, glutes and low back, too! Your hips will than you, and so will the rest of your body!
If you feel like you're carrying tension in your shoulders, neck, upper back and/or across your chest, my goodness is this for you! That kind of holding on can spread to tightness in the jaw and eyebrows and even lead to headaches! Let's get in there and open it all up. A block and a strap would be great (you can take the class without them, though). While we approach this area and breathe it open, we'll also explore the ideas of communicating openly and honestly, and learning how to act on our own behalf. Sometimes (not always) physical holding is a manifestation of emotional holding. If you tend to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, you're going to feel a lot better after this, Atlas!
Can you roll with it? We humans love to make our plans, and life loves to turn our plans upside down. How about we get upside down calmly right now, so we have the tools to look at things from different perspectives, the ability to be at ease during transitions, and to have compassion for ourselves when things don't go the way we expected? Sound good? Great, unroll your mat and let's jam.
This well-rounded flow class will take you through a gentle warm up and then lead you through sun salutations, a warrior flow, standing balancing poses, as well as heart and hip opening. From there you can expect a relaxing cool down that includes a forward fold, spinal twisting and savasana. Remember to breathe and stretch with kindness. Enjoy, Yogis!