This is a strong flow that is suited for all levels of experienced yogis who are interested in pushing some limits while connecting to the breath and body. We will flow around the mat like a mandala changing perspective and getting out of the comfort zone of just facing forward. Of course we have a little of everything here with inversion prep and practice which is a key element I like to always incorporate into my classes. Enjoy yogis!
Free your shoulders in this Strong Flow Practice. Perfect if you are carrying stress in the upper back, shoulders and neck! Plank and core work help to build heat along with sun salutations to get you out of your head and connected to the present moment. Deep shoulder opening is worked in throughout the practice. A relaxing resting pigeon pose calms the body and prepares you for a deep and restorative Savasana!
Take a conscious counter-pose to your daily life of hunching over smartphones, keyboards and steering wheels with an open-hearted stance with your shoulders on your back. A selection of special Kundalini Kriyas awakens the spine, bandhas and navel center are activated to support you in every move you make. Cultivate strength and stability through the legs and side-body in the flow of standing postures, winding down into the ground through the crown to rise up into headstand, possibly transitioning into an arm-balance variation.
Series C kicks us off and then we open things up and dive more deeply into the hips. Skandasana and eka pada koundinyasana, bird of paradise, bound ardha chandrasana and single pigeon help you release anything you might be sitting on. We take time to turn things upside down, open the hamstrings and the heart, and work the core deeply. The foundation of everything is mindful breath, and pranayama is emphasized throughout. We can’t change the environment around us all the time, but we can change the way we respond to it. Guided savasana should leave you super relaxed.
Ground and concentrate your focus with Hakini mudra, down-regulating breath-work, and an inspirational little mudra mash-up. The puttering portion connects you to center and sets the spine free and builds into a dynamic lotus flow that both lengthens and strengthens the legs and opens the hips. Hearts and hips unite in a series of maha moments including Krounchasana, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana II and Hanumanasana. JAI!
Both the core and back need to be worked and strengthened to create balance in the body. In this class we focus on strength throughout the body so we can build endurance and stability to work towards those demanding poses like inversions and arm balances. If you are an inversion junkie or interested in building up strength to practice going upside down this is the class for you!
Ready to play and wring yourself out at the same time? I’ve got you covered! Series C leads the way and then we head into shoulder, hamstring and hip opening with a twist :) The upper back and spine get some love, and we work the core so we have stability at the center. Inversions and a fun arm balance mash-up. Unroll your mat, this is a playful one!
Looking to create a little fire in your belly? Kate has you covered in more ways than one! Get ready for some heat-building pranayama and a juicy flow that opens the front body, back body and side-body and leaves you in a state of balance and centered strength so that you might be ready for Ganda Bherundasana (formidable face pose)! Don't worry about the destination, though, just strengthen your center and you can't lose ;)
Play with the idea of finding your center of gravity, whether you're on your feet, hands, forearm or head. You need core strength and upper body strength, but also curiosity and a sense of humor. A willingness to fall on your face also helps! Lots of hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, core strengthening and inverting, so you can deepen your trust in yourself and your process. Ready, set, fly!
Join Monica for a fun flow that targets, opens and strengthens all the major muscle groups with opportunities to wring yourself out, practice some standing balance poses, fire up your core, and then use your strong center to play with handstands! Ready? Grab your mat and let's have some fun!
The intention of this particular practice is to let go of old stories that aren't serving us, are out-dated, or aren't even real! Use the Kaleshvara Mudra to help yourself along in this self-improvement project as you steady your breath and come into your center. The flow itself is creative, and forces you to think outside of the box and might help to shake things up a bit if you've felt stuck. Insert a few inspiring characters into the new chapter you are writing: Shiva, Kali and the Sage Ashtava.