“Vinyasa” means “a methodical progression from one point to another”, and when we say “vinyasa flow” we are describing the union of breath and movement from one pose to another. Our flow classes are sweaty, focused and fun. The emphasis on breath brings you into your body and connects you to something that’s happening in the present moment--your inhales and exhales, and all the other sensations that arise as you move and build heat, open, strengthen and stretch. Sensations don’t happen in the past or the future, they happen now. Welcome to your body!
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.
This is an intermediate high-intensity flow with lots of heat-building on the early side. Please be ready to modify or put your knees down at any time (options given). Chaturanga push-up crunches and targeted core strengthening fire up your shoulders and abs. We use the heat to focus on opening the shoulders, upper back and chest with lots of behind-the-back clasps in a variety of poses, and twisting to wring out tension. Standing balances help us build endurance and focus. Breathe through moments of confrontation and see if you can soften around them so that you can do that off your mat as well. We work hard in this flow but don't worry, we also have lots of fun :)
In this class we will flow and play with a lot of focus on our core activation and other muscles groups that we sometimes forget to engage during a vinyasa flow class! Have fun and enjoy this new awareness in your practice.
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!!
A moderate post-natal flow to ease you back into your Vinyasa practice. Re-discover your body and breath post birth. Gentle Vinyasa helps to warm the muscles & standing poses allow for centering and grounding. Chest openers help to ease any muscular strain of holding and nursing a new baby! Enjoy!
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!
Oh my gosh did we have fun putting this together for you! This rise-and-shine has it all - hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, core and upper body strengthening, endurance-training mentally and physically, standing balance and arm balance and emotional balance! Can't think of a better way to start the day...and we had LAUGHS, too! Grab your mat and let's do this!