Yogic Arts Master Class
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Published on October 19, 2010
Published on October 19, 2010
By Ally Hamilton on Oct 13, 2021
There are roughly 7 billion people on earth, but only one YOU!! Isn't that amazing? You have something particular to offer this world that only you can, but sometimes people doubt themselves! Relate? This practice is about getting out of your own way so you believe that what you have to offer is valuable and needed! If you're looking to stoke your creative juices, this is for you! A little breath-of-fire, core strengthening, twisting, balancing and getting on our hands and maybe upside-down. The whole time we'll work with the feeling of being rooted, trusting ourselves and then shining it out!
By Ally Hamilton on Oct 6, 2021
Practice begins with a 3-minute talk about the importance of self-compassion. If you are a Type A perfectionist by default and live with a loud inner critic, my goodness this is especially for you! Please set the intention to replace any negative inner talk with a voice that roots you on as we move and breathe and make shapes together! We give lots of love to the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, fire up the core and then give extra love to the hips when we're warm. This is a feel-good flow that's all about cultivating compassion and developing a loving and respectful relationship with your body, and perfect for days when you have a moderate amount of energy! Once we can be compassionate with ourselves, we can do that for other people with a different kind of insight.
By Angela Kukhahn on Oct 2, 2021
This is a short, fun, well-rounded flow that targets the side body, hips, hamstrings, shoulders and core! Our peak pose is visvamitrasana, and while you may or may not end up in the full pose today, I will give you building blocks so you can explore this pose to whatever degree makes sense. Visvamitrasana is named after an ambitious king who transformed himself into a yogic sage - he had all the fancy stuff and realized he still wasn't happy on the inside, so he got to work. Grab your crown and a couple of blocks, and let's get busy :) Visvamitrasana is a complex asana - it’s an arm balance, hip opener, shoulder opener, hamstring stretch, and twist - all in one! Enjoy, yogis!
By Courtney Harms on Oct 2, 2021
A fun, challenging flow with a focus on finding a sense of grounding especially through the balancing postures. Let the power of your breath guide you back to your center again and again!
By Lauren Peterson on Sep 25, 2021
This practice gets us going with poses to strengthen the core, followed by deep stretches for the IT band and hamstrings. We mix in some sun salutations and standing poses for stability and balance. Practice closes with backbends and inversions. Enjoy!
By Ally Hamilton on Sep 25, 2021
The theme of this class is present-moment awareness! How present are you feeling in your life from day-to-day? Do you feel like you're sucking the juice out of life? Are you able to be present with your own feelings and truly know yourself? When you eat, are you tasting your food? When you're in a conversation, are you listening, or waiting for your turn to speak? This practice will help! We move mindfully, and as we make shapes I will gently remind you to observe how these shapes feel in your body as you breathe. Set the intention to stay curious! If you can do this for yourself, you'll be able to do it for other people, too! It's such a gift to be able to listen deeply and respond with presence, awareness, love and patience.
By Dhaujee Rose on Sep 20, 2021
In this flow we send our attention to our core, hips and legs. We warm up with a few modified vinyasas and build a practice that targets core balance and leg strength. You'll get a chance to play with variations and to take up space on your mat! Come for the challenge, stay for the yoga.
By Kate Duyn on Sep 14, 2021
Having some low back or sciatic pain? Want to practice in a way that will strengthen and stabilize your sacroiliac joints and low back? Kate to the rescue! Grab a block and get ready to move mindfully, yogis!
By Ally Hamilton on Sep 14, 2021
Wanna little heart-pumping with your flow? How about jump-switches, chaturanga push-ups and chair squats in the context of a flow that also emphasizes deep breathing and mindful movement? Lots of shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, core strengthening and arm balancing including koundinyasana 1 and 2, dwi pada koundinyasana and all kind of backbends. Ready, set, flow!
By Josie Kramer on Sep 7, 2021
A well-rounded session that includes cat/cow, sun salutations, a humble warrior flow, backbends, hip openers, twists, and savasana. Extra emphasis is placed on present moment awareness and intention setting. Enjoy, yogis!