Find stillness in the challenge. This Flow practice will get you moving & breathing! Sun Salutations warm the body and quiet the mind. We open the hips through standing poses and arm balances. We build up to Eka Pada Galavasana (flying pigeon). Lizard pose and Hero's pose open up the psoas and hip flexors. A few backbends round it out and set you up for a soothing and rejuvenating savasana!
Fire up your core, open your hips, shoulders, heart and hamstrings, get upside down, and remember, it isn’t about the shapes you make, it’s about the quality of your breathing and your state of mind while you’re in the shapes you’re making.
Cultivate generosity of spirit with the Pushpaputa Mudra, or Handful of Flowers, offering it up to the energy of abundance, prosperity, beauty and love. Filmed at Kate's beautiful gem of a studio in Mar Vista, Light On Lotus, this 2nd chakra focused Lotus Flow emphasizes fluidity and freedom in the hips in every direction.
Give your hips the love they deserve with this juicy flowing hip opening practice! Movement and breath help to awaken the body and poses focused on hip release are explored. Vinyasas at a slow and steady pace and hip openers such as lizard, pigeon & double pigeon will get you feeling blissed out in no time. Enjoy!
In this 60-minute alignment-based vinyasa class, we will tap into the Power of the Peacock! This is a difficult pose to figure out if you don't have the proper guidance which is why we will examine this pose with great detail.....and, have some fun along the way, too!
Ever tell yourself you’re a mess, or you’re crazy or you’re an idiot? Words are powerful, and the way we speak to ourselves and think about our process has a huge impact on the way life feels day-to-day! Get on your mat and feed a loving voice. Pay attention to your inner voice as it comes up, and work with it with compassion and patience. Hamstrings, shoulders and upper back get lots of attention, and we take our centered selves upside down with handstand variations. Crescent pose sets you up for nice heart opening, and forward folds at the end balance it all out. Carry on!
If your goal is to challenge your core and get stronger this is the class for you! What to expect: Wrist warmups and strengthening, Plank Pose, forearm side plank, Serratus push-ups, Cobra with hands interlaced, Side plank with toe touches, Dolphin Pose, Bow pose, Stretch Pose (Ardha Navasana with breath of fire), Sun Salute A, Sun Salute B, Half splits, handstand, Malasana, Crow, Tittibhasana, Runners Lunge, Pyramid, Flying Pigeon, Handstands, Double Pigeon and much much more!
Dynamic, flowing and sweaty fly strong practice! We open the psoas, the hamstrings, and hips in this playful flow. Strengthen the core and shoulders with plank and plank variations. A few minutes for inversions and a few backbends complete the practice! Enjoy!
If you're looking for a workout for your body, but also for your mind, look no further! We deeply open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings and fire up the core. We take the open body and strong center into optional arm balances and inversions, with building blocks to accommodate wherever you are in your practice and in your body today. We practice the ability to focus on one thing, to stay calm when we feel challenged and to work with the nervous system to stay curious and engaged with what's happening right here, right now. We end with a little alternate nostril breathing to send you back into the world feeling balanced.
Get into every nook and cranny with a sweet start and head into a heat-building flow that targets the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. Take your pigeon for a ride and then fire up your core, open your heart, and turn your world upside down with straddle handstands. Chill it out with more hip opening and a delicious Savasana. A little talk about developing the strength to open to reality as it is, which is not always as we'd like it to be, and to come back with love.
Side Body Part 2: If you like jumping straight into the action then this flow is for you! We warm up with some side bending Surya C and then continue where we left off from Side Body Part 1 and build on the poses! Flip Dog, Arm Balances, Funky Visvamitrasana, Pigeon with twist each way, Pyramid back knee bent, Runners Lunge, open crescent, crescent twist, Skandasana grab ankles or use strap, Prasarita or inversion, Goddess hands to inner ankles and lean back, Set up warrior 2, Side angle warrior variation with hand inside front ankle, Koundinyasana 2. All of that equals Sides Wide Open ;)