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!
Sutra 2:33 - Vitarka Bhadhane Pratipaksa Bhavanam
"When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite (positive) ones should be thought of."
Cultivate the power to turn things around and choose light over darkness. This sequence centers around a study in asymmetry, and the ability to stabilize in uneven or unbalanced positions. Some of the maha moments include tree in half lotus, an asymmetrical variation of Dwi Pada Koundinyasana and Vishvamitrasana. Flip your script yogis, namaste!
30 Mellow-ish Minutes to an Open Heart
Great for days when you have a moderate amount of energy (it didn't end up being as mellow as I promised in the intro, but still not an a$$-whooper). Major shoulder, upper back and heart opening, complemented by hamstring and back body opening. Lots of cat/cow variations get us nice and loose and create a free flow of energy. You decide if you want to do restorative or active backbends (I did restorative and two blocks are helpful in that case). A very yummy flow that will leave you feeling great in a short amount of time!
Dive deep into your hips in this strong flow practice! Get ready to sweat, flow, move and stretch. Lots of challenging poses are explored like crow, tripod, kukkutasana, handstand and side plank variations! Double pigeon tops off our hip release and prepares you for a relaxing savasana. Enjoy!
Short on time but want a thorough flow, deep stretch, core work, backbends, hip and hamstring openers, and a chance to connect with your breath? Yes, please! Series C, skandasana, standing marychyasana, hanumanasana, pigeon variations, upward facing wheel, and, wait for it…Savasana!
Series C leads the way and we ride it into some deep hip and hamstring opening, balancing poses, deep core work, and eventually dragonfly pose. We turn things upside down and work on keeping our hearts and minds open in the midst of a world that can be hard to comprehend sometimes.
You know I love a little Kundalini warm-up ; ) Dancing between deep rootedness and lightness, this Lotus Flow practice has an expansive range. Ground down, let it fly, get deep into the hips and take those shapes with you into standing balance poses and arm-balances. Urdvha Dhanurasana for dessert anyone?
In this class we will explore backbends that involve the grip flip. This move can seem challenging if not explained step by step, but is totally doable when broken down into little pieces if you're ready! We warm up with puppy stretch, cat/cow, Surya c, plank, and then move on to bow, pigeon, king pigeon, king bow, dancer, king dancer and much, much more! Enjoy!
Release stress, physical tension & emotional heaviness in this dynamic short flow! We work with Sun Salutations to burn through stagnant energy and open up the body. Standing twists and core work in plank help to quiet the mind. Arm balance options are given as well. Lizard Pose and Pigeon help to release emotional energy in the hips. We finish the practice with backbends and a few twists. Clear out the old and step into a new you! Enjoy Yogis!
Wring it out and open it up. A little twisty fun, lots of love for your hamstrings, Koundinyasana 2, forearm plank with breath of fire and a forearm balance tutorial along with little jumps toward handstand as we go.