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!
Nobody can make you feel anything unless you let them - but if you let me, I'm about to make you feel lots of things! Tons of core strengthening, standing balance, bandha work, eagle pose, standing spilts, twists on our feet and in arm balances (a little tutorial in eka pada koundinyasana which you can turn into dwi pada and/or fallen angel), chaturanga pushup crunches, marichyasana on your feet, a tutorial in transitioning from crow pose to tripod headstand, and handstand work! The pace is steady, this is a practice that will gently and continually demand your focus as we explore the topics of how much we allow ourselves to be swayed by what's happening around us, how much we take things personally, and how much better we feel when we retain our center and our power. Sometimes you need to detox your body and your mind!! Enjoy, yogis!
If you want to sweat, have some fun, open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up your core, play with arm balances and inversions, open your heart, quiet your mind and land in a very sweet, meditative savasana then this is for you!
What to expect: a present-moment body scan, intention setting, sukhasana, cat/cow, plank warm up, sun salutations, crescent/warrior flow, bow pose, hip opening, forward folds, fish pose, 1/2 happy baby, spinal twists and savasana. Enjoy!
We start with a stretch for the soles of the feet to help loosen up the back line of the body, from there we move on to a downward facing dog followed by a forward fold for a couple of minutes to further stretch the tissues on the back and hamstrings. From there we begin Sun Salutations. We begin with a few standard Sun Salutes and then slowly start to add Warrior 3 and Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose. Next we come to our back for corework and play with different handstand variations, crow pose, Tripod Headstand and much more! Enjoy!
We build lots of heat in the shoulders and hips, fire up the core, play with flying pigeon, open the hamstrings and the heart, get upside down, and end in savasana together! If you have a good amount of energy and want to open every major muscle group, work on breathing through intense sensation, and shift your perspective with arm balancing and inverting, well, then...this is for you!
In this tutorial we will warm up your shoulders, spine and quads to prepare you for King Dancers Pose! The tricky part of getting this asana is to open up the shoulders Big time...learn how to get it done in this short but informative class!