“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!
Move slow, get strong! This practice focuses on opening the hamstrings and building strength with deep conscious movement. We get the blood flowing with a few sun salutations and create strength through standing poses. A deep hamstring stretch (hanumanasna) is our peak pose. Finish up with a peaceful and relaxing savasana!
This is a challenging one hour vinyasa flow class with an emphasis on strengthening self-acceptance and releasing perfectionism. We do want to refine our position in each asana so that prana moves through us clearly and with ease, and at the same time, we want to release the ideal of "perfection" and being at war with ourselves, both on and off the mat. Expect a gentle warm up, sun salutations, a warrior flow, balancing postures, inversions, as well as heart and hip opening. Offer love to yourself and enjoy!
Short on time? One of those days where you’re spinning or spiraling mentally? Hit the pause button, grab your mat, and let’s get breathing and moving for a few minutes. Just enough to get you out of your head and into your body, to breathe deeply, to open up physically, and to head back into your day (or night), with more clarity, ease and connection. Thanks, yoga!
Get into the hips and side waist with this fiery class. A Warrior II/Side Angle Flow builds heat, before we take it into some balancing poses with Ardha Chandrasana and Bakasana. We finish up with bridge (and maybe an Upward Facing Bow) and take some time to go upside down before we let it all go with a good long hold in a hip opener.
Sutra 2:33 - Vitarka Bhadhane Pratipaksa Bhavanam
"When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite (positive) ones should be thought of."
Cultivate the power to turn things around and choose light over darkness. This sequence centers around a study in asymmetry, and the ability to stabilize in uneven or unbalanced positions. Some of the maha moments include tree in half lotus, an asymmetrical variation of Dwi Pada Koundinyasana and Vishvamitrasana. Flip your script yogis, namaste!
Work Hard & Relax Hard! This combo flow and stretch practice will leave you blissed out and feeling amazing! Get ready to move and sweat in the first portion of the practice. Sun Salutations, standing poses and a couple of arm balances allow for a lot of internal heat. Then stretch everything out with long holds in pigeon, hanuman, frog, and bound angle. You'll come out of savasana feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and centered!
30 Mellow-ish Minutes to an Open Heart
Great for days when you have a moderate amount of energy (it didn't end up being as mellow as I promised in the intro, but still not an a$$-whooper). Major shoulder, upper back and heart opening, complemented by hamstring and back body opening. Lots of cat/cow variations get us nice and loose and create a free flow of energy. You decide if you want to do restorative or active backbends (I did restorative and two blocks are helpful in that case). A very yummy flow that will leave you feeling great in a short amount of time!
This well rounded, one hour flow class focuses primarily on the breath. Connect with the breath as a tool for countering stress, relaxing tension in the body, quieting emotions, calming the mind, and cultivating more energy. Moment by moment, posture by posture, come back to the breath as an achor for your movement meditation. Expect a gentle warm up, dynamic standing poses, core work, arm balancing, inversions, heart and hip opening, and a gentle cool down. Enjoy, yogis!