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!
Get your body moving in this Fly Strong Flow! We twist, fire up the core, play on our hands and stretch. Sun salutations create heat, & we work with fallen triangle as a transitional pose. Dolphin plank creates abdominal strength and half chair pose helps to cultivate balance. A good dose of backbends opens the heart and strengthens the back. Deep hip opening and forward folds finish up the practice. Enjoy Yogis!
Lots of heat-building with Series A, C (with variations to open the hips and shoulders), and B, to continue the hip-focus. Arm balances and core work and inversions, oh my! A little fun with handstand jumps (if you don’t have a bolster, a firm couch pillow should do the trick!) Let’s play!
In this well-rounded class we focus on open hip poses, and then finding our twisting poses and counter-twists to balance the body and mind. Of course we play with arm balances and inversions to challenge ourselves and change perspective... All you need to do is show up with an open mind and be ready for anything!
Rolling through the normal ups and downs of life with more ease, strength and grace is what we're after, yes? Practice the reality that you are not in control of most things (including this sequence, haha), but stay strong and centered anyway, as we open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up the core, get on our hands, and play upside down!
A strong flow with a chance to get deep while staying strong with some fiery standing hip openers that force you to engage as you surrender. We hit Warrior II, Side Angle, Ardha Chandrasana, Standing Frog pose (aka Goddess pose), some Lizard pose variations and Eka Pada Koundinyasana II on our way to the floor, where there's some core strengthening, backbending and inversion time waiting for us. We finish out the class with a chance to extinguish all that fiery hip energy with a good, long hold in Frog and a chance to forward fold with Baddha Konasana and a wide-legged forward fold. Savasana should be sweet.
Free your shoulders & strengthen your core in this dynamic short flow! Move through sun salutations and plank core work to build heat, challenge yourself with standing poses that integrate shoulder openers to release tightness in the upper back, shoulders & neck. Playful transitions and abdominal work are mixed in throughout the practice. Twists, forward folds and resting pigeon prepare you for a sweet & relaxing Savasana!
Serious Flow, serious core strength. We aren't messing around! Get ready for full boat and half-boat, breath-of-fire, dolphin plank and many other goodies. Use the heat to play with arm balances and inversions, and chill it all out with deep hip, shoulder and hamstring opening. Savasana is a just dessert!
Purify & Strengthen in this powerful heat building core flow! A good dose of sun salutations warm up the body, and boat pose and plank fire up the abdominals early in the practice. A sequence of balancing poses and twists help to build even more heat. Powerful core work is woven in throughout the flow. Balance everything out with a few backbends and hip opening! Enjoy Yogis!
Overcome perfectionism in this challenging but fun flow focused on hip & shoulder opening, arm balancing, core strengthening, & inverting. The theme emerged as I had to excuse myself to run to the ladies room, & as I screwed up the sequence. Years ago, I would have kicked myself. Today, we laugh together, & all works out in the end. If you have a loud inner critic, ignore it! Feed a loving voice.
Get out of your comfort zone with this challenging & fun practice! We move through playful sun salutations with handstand options, strong balancing postures, challenging transitions, and arm balances including crow, baby crow, & side crow. We build up to the arm balance Visvamitrasana (Visvamitra's pose). Long hold hip opening & forward folds close out the practice. Play, move & enjoy!