Create balance & strength in this fly strong flow. Work towards feeling grounded and centered by utilizing the conscious breath, challenging poses, and mindful movements. We go deep into the shoulders, and explore many balancing poses that strengthen the body & help to quiet the mind. Juicy hamstring and hip opening prep you for a relaxing savasana!
First Trimester Evening Flow! For all you mamas to be this one will help to soothe your system before bed. Gentle sun salutations allow for an open and flexible body. A few strength poses like side plank help to work out any excess stress. Forward folds calm the nervous system, and pigeon pose helps to release any emotional tension in the hips. Feel free to modify any poses and take care of yourself on and off the mat! Namaste!
Reign in the wild horses of the mind with this vinyasa krama practice leading up to Vatayanasana or Horse Pose, among a few other maha moments. You'll definitely want a blanket, this practice is not recommended for anyone with an acute knee injury. Pay attention to your breath, stay present in your body, and come along with me on the journey!
There’s not much time to rest in this sweaty, continuous flow that focuses on backbends and forward folds to bring you back to center. Speaking of center, the core work comes early, and we have fun with arm balances and inversions along the way. Your shoulders, hips and hamstrings will thank you, and hopefully all that motion leads you into a stillness that feels like home. Class includes a forearm balance tutorial.
Carrying tension in your shoulders and upper back? Then this class is for you! We warm the body with strong sun salutations and dive deep into shoulder openers throughout the practice. Challenging standing poses and core work are mixed in. You will feel a deep release in your upper body, shoulders and neck by the time you land in Savasana! Enjoy!
Shoulders, upper back, hips, hamstrings, twists, backbends, turbo blanket abs, inversions, juicy hip and hamstring openers, and Savasana! Can you breathe through intense sensation? Do it on your mat, and you can do it in your life when the stitches hit the fan (you’ll have to take class if you want to figure that out ;))
This practice is all about learning to take your time and move mindfully. Holding poses requires deep focus, attention and awareness, they also build a lot of heat! Sun Salutations done with intention help to warm the muscles in the body and plank variations create overall strength. Standing poses, backbends and core work will leave you ready for a very relaxing Savasana! Learn to slow down and reconnect to yourself.
Give your heart some love in this short flow! Sun Salutations warm the body and standing poses focusing on heart opening allow for a deep release of tension in the chest and upper back. Dancer Pose, Standing backbends, Bow and Wheel pose are explored. Let go of any heaviness in the heart and bring in a lighter loving energy. Get ready for a fluid, challenging and uplifting practice!
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.