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!
Who doesn't need a little psychic cleansing from time to time? This practice begins with a meditation to help you cut attachments to ideas, attitudes, ways of being, people or situations that no longer serve you and weigh you down.
Archer's arms in warrior postures help us to find our balance, sharpen our focus, get really clear about what we want and grounded in our purpose. These elements are reinforced through the peak poses we explore like Kapinjalasana (dew drop drinking bird), Shiva Naturajasana, an adventurous variation of Ustrasana, and reclining Virasana. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
"Language... has created the word 'loneliness'
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word 'solitude'
to express the glory of being alone."
Get deep into the hips and shoulders and fire up your core as we flow and arm balance and invert ourselves until we lose ourselves and open to the quiet knowing within. The only thing to fear is never knowing yourself.
Warm your way up through the chakra system with a sequence of Kundalini inspired exercises. Chakra means wheel or spinning disc in Sanskrit, and healthy functioning wheels are designed to spin! Grease your wheels and get them turning in this energizing practice that steers you straight into the center of the hub so you can find greater freedom of movement and brightest of being.
Serious hip-opening leads the way, as does core strengthening. We’re heading toward astavakrasana, but along the way, we want to open the shoulders, chest and upper back so these areas don’t collapse in the arm balance. Of course, your hips and hamstrings get extra attention, and you know you need to werk that core! Feed the tendencies that strengthen and serve you, and starve the ones that don’t. Release the thoughts that were never yours, and open in the best way possible!
Beginning with the pran mudra and leading into a flow that's all about the energy of regeneration! Focus on raising your internal vibration and charging your own batteries with meditation, standing balance, twists, core strength, arm balances and a funky headstand!!
We build steadily towards some big flying hip openers a.k.a. arm balances! If you’re feeling tired of your routine and are ready to mix it up with some new skills this is the practice for you! We tackle some of the more elusive arm balances Flying Pigeon, Ashtavakrasana and Grasshopper! We start with some hip opening sun salutes to build heat and begin to open the hips and hammies and then steadily layer on the deeper poses so that you arrive at the peak ready to effortlessly move into the more complex postures. Enjoy!
Open your hips from every direction, unlock your shoulders, upper back and neck, stretch your hamstrings, open your heart, and fire up your core before we get on our hands and play. Monkey pose and eagle pose right side up and upside down, and a super sweet savasana, all around the topic of embracing and opening to our inherent vulnerability.
Baddha konasana to dandasana to navasana, anyone? Don't let the chill start fool you, we are gonna build some heat and open the hips and shoulders. A fun, creative flow that will keep you guessing and leave you feeling glorious as we explore both opening, but also folding in. Tara is sometimes translated as star and this flow honors Tarasana, the goddess of compassion and protection, because much of the time we need both!
In this 59 minute class we will give your hamstrings the treatment they deserve! We will begin with a long uttanasana, then move onto a toe/fascia stretch, followed by Surya A, low lunge, half hanuman, abs strengthening, crow, pyramid pose, Warrior 3, prasarita variations, optional work on Tripod headstand, Pincha and press handstand, toe taps, twisted triangle, Triangle, Half Moon, side plank, full vasisthasana and much, much more! Enjoy!
Let's open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, shall we? A little Series C starts us off, and leads into skandasana and lizard pose. Then we open the hips further with a dancing warrior flow that leads into bound side angle and bird of paradise. We work on non-reactivity, and learning to ride the waves, staying centered as circumstances ebb and flow.