Diving into the element of EARTH, this practice is to help you feel grounded as you move through your day. We will work with standing poses that help develop stability in the body while learning the optimal alignment for the lower legs to carry the weight of the upper body, adding to a healthy and happy lower back. All levels welcome!
Find the ultimate sense of balance, strength and serenity in this Flow and Deep Stretch practice. Side body opening is the focus. We create heat through sun salutations and standing poses that integrate release in the shoulders and waist. A deeply meditative practice for when you need to slow down, re-group and reclaim a sense of peace. Namaste !
Let’s get flowing with sun salutes, standing poses and arm balances that all target hip-opening. Pay attention to your breath, sensations in your body, and the quality you’re bringing to whatever variation of each pose you’re choosing. Strengthen your center and get upside down with ease. It took me the entire class to get one audible chuckle, but I did not give up, because laughter is the best medicine! Here we go!
Debating between intermediate or advanced for this one because the hip-opening is deep and I want those of you with knee issues to listen to your bodies! Please don't force anything. A nice steady pace to build heat as we open the hips more and more along the way. This is a well-balanced flow with core strengthening, backbends (they felt SO good) and a long tripod headstand, but there is no doubt the focus is deep hip-opening you'll feel for daaaaays. Marichyasana variations are the dessert we're heading toward, but there are a lot of delectables along the way. Enjoy!
Use your practice to approach your fear, avoidance, or tendency to “sit on” your rage…or your joy! Lots of upper back, shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, along with core strengthening, and plenty of time to play with arm balances and inversions. Who’s afraid? Great, let’s do it!
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou
This practice is slow, steady and deep. I came to the mat without a plan and did the practice I needed. If you want to deeply open your shoulders, upper back, chest, hips and hamstrings, this is it. I felt a lot of tension in my shoulders and upper back releasing as I moved, and I hope you will, too. I felt a lot of emotional tension release as well. I did talk openly about what's happening in the world right now in the context of heart-opening and the yoga of action. Two blocks are handy but not necessary. Love to all, may we be gentle with ourselves but resolute.
This steady and mindful practice will help you feel less stressed and better overall! We dive deep into lunges and hamstring openers. We use slow-moving breath and sequencing to open some of the tightest areas of the body. Finish off with a relaxing heart opener on blocks and restore the body/mind in a healing Savasana!
A medium-heat flow for medium-energy days! You'll get a nice deep stretch in this well-rounded practice, but you can turn the heat up or down depending on how you feel! Please be good to yourself out there. I know these are such sad and scary times, but it's so important to tune in, breathe, calm your nervous system, open your heart and then get back out there and see how you can work to make the world a more loving and peaceful place <3
Quick and Tasty flow when you are short on time, but are craving some juicy core and upside down time. We will warm up with corework in plank, move on to upper back opening, sun salutes to build heat and even sprinkle in some Pincha! Enjoy!