“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!
Your back and core support you in your every move, so why not support and strengthen them with this short and fiery flow? We'll move through core and back strengthening exercises while elongating and stretching the back and major muscle groups. Make sure to listen to your body and move from a place of self love!
Add a twist to your flow. We work to a hip-opening dancing warrior flow with a twist, and then take it deeper into the hips with side angle and some extra hip-opening in a side-plank variation. Between the hips and the twists, you'll feel like you're leaving it alll on the mat. Sweat it out and get it out.
The theme is nurturing yourself. A perfect practice for days when you feel low on energy but still want to build some nice heat and get a sweet stretch. Maybe you have a headache like I did while filming this, maybe you're fighting or recovering from a cold, or maybe it's just been a tough day! Can you give yourself what you need? Are you able to practice self-compassion? Explore these ideas as we move and breathe together and open every major muscle group. A nice savasana awaits!
We open with some stretches designed to warm up the hamstrings and back. From there we move into some flow sequences which include side plank, standing poses, revolved arm balance, and some standing balances. We conclude with backbends and finishing poses. A lot it just under an hour. Enjoy!
This class will explore the theme of balancing opposites - both on the mat and in life: if you're having a difficult emotion, can you cultivate its opposite? Can you breathe lightness into the heaviness of the pose? Can you offer up what doesn't serve you and cultivate more of what does? Can you find the balance between effort and surrender, stability and openness, self-acceptance and a goal? Enjoy exploring these questions and many more throughout a challenging flow practice with plenty of standing poses, heart and hip opening, as well as arm balancing and inversions. Namaste!
Calling in the solar energy of Marichi, Grandfather of the Sun! This energetic lotus flow builds rythmically and turns up the heat within to burn and purify the body, mind and spirit. Bound variations abound, gearing us up for several variations of Marichyasana. A strap and blanket may be beneficial.
Don't play small. Whatever you're doing, whether you're showing up for yourself or for the people in your life, whether you're showing up for your dreams or your yoga practice, take up space! We target the hips, shoulders, hamstrings and core. This is a feel-good flow that asks you to stay centered, to practice non-reactivity, and to know yourself. If that sounds good, grab your mat and let's get to it!
Find stillness in the challenge. This Flow practice will get you moving & breathing! Sun Salutations warm the body and quiet the mind. We open the hips through standing poses and arm balances. We build up to Eka Pada Galavasana (flying pigeon). Lizard pose and Hero's pose open up the psoas and hip flexors. A few backbends round it out and set you up for a soothing and rejuvenating savasana!