An opportunity to move the body with a focus on HIPS. OPEN hips doesn't mean HEALTHY hips. A body prone to stiffness justifies an emphasis on flexibility and a body prone to flexibility requires an emphasis on stabilizing. THIS class is Well rounded: Flow with Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Core, Arm balance, Backbends and a delicious cool down of stretching. My instructions teach you how to KNOW your BODY so that you can try ANY POSE you want SAFELY.
My style is challenging however you will ALWAYS have the choice to do LESS. I will also throw in some chunks of Philosophy and remind you to BREATHE and most likely laugh at myself. I invite you to laugh and at the end of the day not take any of this too seriously unless of course you're in the mood for a good cry...
Enjoy a gentle warm up, Series A, Series B, standing balance, spinal twists, core strengthening and dancer’s bridge followed by bridge and wheel pose. The cool-down includes happy baby pose, thread the needle, reclined twists and Savasana.
Rather than being overly focused with what the posture looks like from the outside, focus on how each posture feels from the inside. Make friends with whatever you discover!
Whether you've been on a plane for twelve hours, in a car, or just sitting at your desk for too long, this is for you! A mellow, steady flow to build some heat followed by lots of nice stretching for your psoas, hip flexors, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, shoulders and chest! Yes, please! Supported bridge pose and supported shoulder stand followed by a nice hold in a wide straddle forward fold send you into Savasana feeling like yourself again, only better ;)
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and blanket abs are the focus, along with approaching your fear and working with it, and developing a breathing practice for those challenging moments in life (including the ones that happen when Waze sends you in circles for twenty minutes on a long car ride, and your daughter has to pee :)) Work it on the mat, so it shows up for you in the world.
We begin the class with hamstring stretches, twists and some core. Getting up onto the feet, we flow into surya namaskar C. This sun salutation promotes pliability in the hip flexors, quads and shoulders. We follow the sun salutation with a fairly long, standing pose flow. Following this flow, we recline into supta baddha konasa, more backbends, and an inversion. Class concludes with savasana and a closing. Enjoy.
If you're short on time but want something deep, targeted and thorough, this is for you! We build heat quickly and get right into the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, do a little twisting, back-bending and core strengthening, breathe deeply, get focused and start the day right! (I intended it as a morning practice, but you can do it any time you need a reset!)
Ride the wave of the breath through this well-rounded flow. You can expect a mellow warm up, sun salutations, standing poses, arm balancing, core work, inversions, heart and hip opening, spinal twists, forward folds, and savasana! In this practice try connecting to and moving from your soul - the deepest, most loving, and attuned part of yourself. Self-love on the mat is all about knowing your soul and coming home to yourself.
Start of on your back in Baddha Konasana gently opening your hips and upper back. From there we deep dive into abs to get the fire going followed by Sun Salute A and B to further warm up the body. Next we get creative with a hip opening, core and leg centered flow that will have you sweating and moving on your mat with some arm balances and inversions thrown in for fun! Poses you can expect to see: Warrior 1, 2, 3 and Side Angle Warrior, Pincha, Handstand, Baby Bakasana, Crow, Crescent Pose, Hero Pose, Handstand Scorpion, Bound Lizard, Koundinyasana 2 and much much more! Enjoy!