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!
Santosha, or contentment, is one of the Niyamas (observances) described in the Sutras of Patanjali and can be a difficult one to work with. Some of the shapes we explore in this practice (and many of the situations we find ourselves in throughout life) may bring up big feelings. Use this time on the mat to breathe through and be with what comes up.
Maha moments include Marichyasana variations, Eka Pada Bakasana, and a Hollowback Pincha variation at the wall.
This practice is all about flowing, breathing and building strength to get into Peacock pose. Did you know peacocks can fly despite their very long tails? If they can do it, so can you! We just need to strengthen the core and the back body, and prep the shoulders and chest (sorry about the underwater sounds during locust pose, I crushed the mic but now we have a very cool headset!) Happy to meet you all, my name is Melvin!
Here is what you can expect from this strong and steady Full Body Flow:
Wrist warmup, down dog and uttanasana with blocks, a plank series, Surya C with double vinyasa on the last one - then we work chin-stand with blocks!
Creative Surya B with low lunge, half hanuman, Warrior 1, standing splits and handstands
Navasana, oh yeah! Bridge, Wheel x 2, Twists and a delicious Resting pigeon. We leave no stone unturned in this one. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a high-energy flow with tons of serious core strengthening and a lot of twisting, standing balance, arm balances, headstands and handstand variations. Definitely good for days when you have lots of energy to burn :)
Expect a strong challenge for your core! You will be shaking, sweating and getting stronger in the first 10 minutes of class! Here is what else you can look forward to and how the class is laid out: Shoulder opener, down dog, uttanasana, plank with knee-to-elbow, chapasana in side plank, Forearm side plank with chapasana, serratus pushups in forearm plank, Dolphin shifts, Pincha, Sun Salutation A, Navasana, Handstand from standing splits, Tabletop, Warrior 1 with hands interlaced, Standing splits variation, Side Crow, low lunge, flip dog, wheel pose and much more! Enjoy!
Remember where you come from people, you are a vessel for DIVINE LIGHT!
An intricately woven texture of movement guided by breath to connect you back with your radiant source. Don't be scared, we gonna get a lil' witchy with this one, drawing pentacle shields in space and such for protection. Shapeshift from Eagle into One-legged Crow, and check in with Ashtavakrasana. Keep radiating that divine light lovers.
In this class we will flow with a great deal of attention to our core, building strength to balance on our feet as well as our hands! Get ready to play with lots of cool transitions and variations of arm balances and inversions. Let's get STRONG and have fun in this truly balanced class.
Move with the ebb and flow on your mat so you can move with it in your life. Make the effort to find inner peace and strength, and then see if you can surrender the desire to control. Hard, I know, but worth working on!