A strong and balanced flow with an emphasis on opening the hamstrings and inner things and wrapping the shoulders to prepare for Bird of Paradise and several wrapped options and variations. A nice hold in a seated wide legged forward fold and guided meditation as we cool down. Get ready to go deep!
Both the core and back need to be worked and strengthened to create balance in the body. In this class we focus on strength throughout the body so we can build endurance and stability to work towards those demanding poses like inversions and arm balances. If you are an inversion junkie or interested in building up strength to practice going upside down this is the class for you!
Ready to play and wring yourself out at the same time? I’ve got you covered! Series C leads the way and then we head into shoulder, hamstring and hip opening with a twist :) The upper back and spine get some love, and we work the core so we have stability at the center. Inversions and a fun arm balance mash-up. Unroll your mat, this is a playful one!
Looking to create a little fire in your belly? Kate has you covered in more ways than one! Get ready for some heat-building pranayama and a juicy flow that opens the front body, back body and side-body and leaves you in a state of balance and centered strength so that you might be ready for Ganda Bherundasana (formidable face pose)! Don't worry about the destination, though, just strengthen your center and you can't lose ;)
Play with the idea of finding your center of gravity, whether you're on your feet, hands, forearm or head. You need core strength and upper body strength, but also curiosity and a sense of humor. A willingness to fall on your face also helps! Lots of hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, core strengthening and inverting, so you can deepen your trust in yourself and your process. Ready, set, fly!
The intention of this particular practice is to let go of old stories that aren't serving us, are out-dated, or aren't even real! Use the Kaleshvara Mudra to help yourself along in this self-improvement project as you steady your breath and come into your center. The flow itself is creative, and forces you to think outside of the box and might help to shake things up a bit if you've felt stuck. Insert a few inspiring characters into the new chapter you are writing: Shiva, Kali and the Sage Ashtava.
This practice is all about building heat and opening the hips! Flow through sun salutations and standing poses. Hip opening poses are integrated throughout the practice. Arm balances and inversions add an element of play! You'll come out of savasana feeling refreshed and relaxed. Enjoy!
Short on time but long on energy? Grab your mat and let's do this! We build heat quickly with Series C and variations, and target intense core strengthening and hip and hamstring opening so we can play with some fun arm balances including crow pose, firefly, and a mashup that ends in koundinyasana 2. You might not have a ton of time, but that doesn't mean we can't go deep and have fun. Pretty please, don't skip savasana at the end ;)
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.