A strong balanced flow with an emphasis on preparing the shoulders for the peak pose Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow) and exploring some different ways to get into the pose and how props can be helpful in work on this pose. Lots of back bending. Lots of arms overhead in flexion. This one's intense! Go into the fire but stay calm and match the intensity with the surrender to your breath.
Work hard to build heat, open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, fire up your core, play on your hands and open your heart. Then use the heat to release tension both physical and emotional. Your nervous system will thank you!!
Great for days when you have a good amount of energy and really want to open your hips, fire up your core and play! On the way to eight-angle pose we hit all kinds of stops including 6-minute abs, koundinyasana II, bird of paradise and all the building blocks you need to open your hips deeply and see what happens as you approach astavakrasana. As always, it's the journey and not the destination, so grab your mat and let's have some fun!
You can't show up for yourself or the people in your life with the best that you've got to offer if you're running on empty. Take some time to breathe and tune in, so you can remember what a gift it is to have your health, to be able to breathe deeply, to sweat and flow and laugh and sometimes cry. Get upside down if you want to, regardless, let's open together!!
This well-balanced practice combines a grounding warm-up with a heat-building standing sequence, challenging core work, as well as a deep opening of the heart and hips. At the end you can expect some relaxing forward folds, spinal twists, and a thoughtful meditation to send you into savasana.
May you take the brightness of your practice and shine your inner light on the world!
This slow-moving flow is perfect for when you need something more calming, more internal and meditative. We move through a few mindful sun salutations, shoulder stretches and hip openers. Some restorative poses are explored as well. This practice will help you connect deeply to your breath and will create a sense of inner awareness. Enjoy!
Class opens with some stretches for the back, hamstrings, hips, and quads. We do some cat and dog tilts to warm up the back and move into a sun salutation-based flow. Standing poses follow, then backbends and we cool down with an inversion and savasana.
If you're looking for something intense, energizing, steady and fun, look no further! We did lots of heat-building, core strengthening, hip, shoulder and hamstring opening and side-body stretching to get ready for bird of paradise, bound ardha chandrasana, koundinyasana 2, crow pose, headstand, firefly pose, forearm balance (with building blocks to get there!) and so much more. We also laughed. Unroll your mat and let's have some fun! A block and a strap are helpful for some but not necessary.
If you want all kinds of intense core work interwoven throughout your practice, this is for you! Lots of fun and creative ways to build that inner fire and then play with balance! You'll want to have a lot of energy for this one, yogis, and a good sense of humor, too. You're welcome in advance, bwahahaha.
Lots of core in this flow along with plenty of work for all the major muscle groups! Build lots of heat in a short amount of time, breathe deeply, wring yourself out and get a really good stretch! Fun arm balances and standing balance along the way. Short, thorough and lots of fun!