“Ha” means sun, and “tha” means moon. Hatha yoga is about union. Any form of yoga where you’re connecting breath to movement falls under the umbrella of hatha yoga. Sun salutes build heat (like solar power), and are sometimes thought of as “masculine” in nature (although they’re beneficial poses for all of us!), while deep stretchy poses are thought of as lunar, and feminine (although they’re also good and necessary for all of us). What we’re looking for is balance. We need action, but we also need to be able to slow down and nurture ourselves. Our Hatha classes are more methodical, the poses are often held longer and broken down more thoroughly, and sometimes they are a little less sweaty than our vinyasa flow classes.
If you're like most people, backbends are tough. But if you can understand the mechanics of doing them properly, they feel amazing and can open up all kinds of possibilities in your life and practice. This class will help you figure out how to engage deeply through your shoulders and core in order to help you move deeper into your backbend practice. Go slow... and enjoy the journey!
Jeff Bridges once said of the magic of making movies, "The deeper you dig, the deeper it gets." Turns out, it's the same with yoga. Grab your headlamp and shovel and find out what magic is lurking in the depths of your being with this slow and powerful practice!
There's no two ways about it: Building strength is hard. If you want to get stronger, you have to do the work. This class is designed to help you slow down, dig in and move in creative ways to build up not only a foundation of strength, but also an understanding of how to work effectively in order to build on that foundation.
A deep, mindful exploration of the interplay between strength and flexibility, focusing on the hips and the core to release untapped potential in those areas so that you can begin to access both more challenging poses as well as a more abiding sense of joy and calm.
Why do we let ourselves become distracted from our goals? More often than not, the forces that pull us away from our intended path are unconscious. This challenging practice is designed to help you understand what might be getting in your way so that you can reclaim your truth and move toward it with confidence and determination.
If you've been wanting to try funky pincha or you are bored and need to mix it up, then you've come to the right place! You will work up a nice sweat with this tutorial since funky pincha requires a lot of core! What you can expect: Surya C mixup, think lots of low lunging, shoulder opening, flip dog and stretchy, yummy goodness! After making sure you are warmed up, we will start to get specific! What you can expect: Funky pincha standing up at wall
Funky pincha plank at wall with blocks
Stretch pose with breath of fire
Funky pincha prep
Funky pincha using block under one shoulder and much more!
If Oreo's were yoga classes, this practice would have a little yang filling stuffed between two yin cookies. In other words, delicious! Go slow and deep, then build a little heat as you work your strength and resilience, and then bring it home with a little more slow, deep goodness. Enjoy!
In order to create change, few things are more powerful than having a clear intention. This practice is all about setting your intentions and using the asana practice as a vehicle to cultivate the focus required to bring that intention to life.
This class starts off with some creative movements aimed at building core strength and mobility, as well as overall body awareness. We then move into some more traditional postures, building toward arm balances and inversions with the possibility of combining the two. In other words... fun!