Yogis Anonymous

Ally Hamilton

I could tell you a lot of things about me, but probably the most important thing I can share with you is that I feel really at ease in my own skin, and it wasn't always like that. I've been practicing yoga since my senior year at Barnard College. I used to struggle with anxiety, depression, debilitating migraines and body image issues. I used to be attracted to people who couldn't love me in a way that felt good. I used to be attached to stories about how things should be, or how people should behave or what other people should do, say, want, need or feel. Life is not like that anymore. Yoga is not a magic bullet, it's a process of discovering what is really true about you, and a letting go of anything that isn't. It's an art form that teaches you how to listen deeply not just to your own intuition, but to the people in your life, without gripping the steering wheel with your sticky fingers, white-knuckling your way through it all. It's an acceptance of the impermanence of everything, in a way that inspires you to live each day fully and to love with your whole heart. Not everything in my life is perfect. I have faced some real heartbreak along the way, as we all have. I've lived enough and seen enough to know better than to use phrases like, "everything happens for a reason." Some things just happen, and our job is to rise up and grow beauty from whatever it is life puts in our path, and sometimes that is really, really hard. Everything good, real and true in my life, everything that flows and is fulfilling and rewarding comes directly out of my yoga practice, and it is one of my greatest joys to share the tools, ideas and practices that have helped me create a life I love. I'm a mom with two kids and an amazing husband. This site is my third child, and I'm thrilled you've joined me and this incredible group of teachers I'm so privileged to know and share with you. Every teacher on this site is passionate, down-to-earth and committed to her and his yoga practice. Everyone here wants to share, support you and inspire you to keep unrolling your mat, even on the days when it's tough. Especially on those days! If you like some reading along with your asana practice, I've written two books, "Open Randomly: Fortune Cookies for the Soul" and "Yoga's Healing Power: Looking Inward for Change, Growth and Peace", both available on Amazon, Book Depository, and wherever books are sold. If things go well, my third book will be finished soon. I'm very hands-on with the site, and if you have any questions, need some guidance, or simply want to connect with me, please reach out!

Ally's Latest Classes

  • 86 minutes

    A Little Yin, A Lot Yang

    By Ally Hamilton on Jun 23, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Advanced

    Hello, yogis! This is an energetic practice with lots of heat-building and core work to make you nice and warm. You're welcome! With all that heat, we give the hamstrings lots of love and attention with variations of side plank that include one-legged side plank and extended hand-to-big-toe pose, but we also open things up with a wide stanced ardha hanumanasana and other goodies, along with active and restorative backbends to balance out all the back-body opening with some front-body sweetness. Enjoy every minute! (Intermediate yogis welcome just listen to your body!) A strap may be helpful.

  • 66 minutes

    Move to Your Edge + Breathe

    By Ally Hamilton on Jun 14, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    So much hip-opening worked into this juicy flow that builds heat and gives you options for compass pose and eight angle pose, handstand hops and other fun variations. We're all being pulled in so many different directions, and this practice (and eight-angle pose) weaves in the idea of keeping your center strong as you handle everything with more grace, ease and breath!

  • 92 minutes

    Inner Peace, Outer Strength

    By Ally Hamilton on Jun 3, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Advanced

    This practice is focused on opening and releasing. We build some good heat, but we take our time doing it. There's a nice balance between dynamic flow and long holds so the heat we build and our deep breathing work in combination to help our bodies let go. The hips get a lot of love in this practice so that we can play with pigeon variations, half lotus, marichyasana options and lotus pose. A strap may be helpful. We end with Yoga Nidra in Savasana. If you're looking for something deep and thorough, this is for you. Intermediate students are welcome, options for all advanced poses are offered. Please listen to your body and enjoy!

  • 57 minutes

    Breathe, Sweat, Release

    By Ally Hamilton on May 29, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This is an advanced class with intermediate options offered every step of the way. The most important thing to prioritize is deep and steady breath - that is the key to calming your nervous system and quieting your mind! You will deeply open your shoulders, chest and upper back, your hips, hamstrings and heart. You will fire up your core and play on your hands and upside down. Please listen to your body, choose the options that make sense today, and care for your tender heart. It's not easy right now, and taking care of yourself is key. Love to all xx

  • 62 minutes

    The Sweet Spot

    By Ally Hamilton on May 19, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    Medium heat/deep hips. Perfect for days when you really need to get centered, breathe deeply, build some nice heat, and open it all up! Nothing too crazy, just the right amount to release and remember who you are! If you're feeling anxious or you're dealing with racing thoughts or having a day with too much sitting, emailing and/or adulting, this is for you!

  • 101 minutes

    Hip + Hamstring Heaven

    By Ally Hamilton on May 13, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This is an advanced class but there are building blocks for every single advanced pose, so intermediate yogis are welcome! Get ready to breathe deeply and open your hips and hamstrings along with your shoulders and upper back, strengthen your core and get ready for hippie arm balances including koundinyasana 2 and grasshopper pose! Handstands with wide straddle variations are also in our mix today. And we end with Yoga Nidra in Savasana, so bliss awaits you! Take a little extra time for a deep savasana and see how great you feel after all that work!

  • 61 minutes

    Fiery Flow-n-Sculpt

    By Ally Hamilton on Apr 26, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    An energizing, creative intermediate-to-advanced flow that will get you fired up and grounded simultaneously. This is a full-body vinyasa flow with a little sculpt slipped in along the way, so you can count on strengthening your abs, arms and butt, but also on breathing deeply and consciously. Chances to play on your hands and upside down, and a sweet savasana which you will earn! Enjoy, yogis!

  • 91 minutes

    How Hip Can You Get?

    By Ally Hamilton on Apr 15, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Advanced

    If you're looking for an energizing, creative flow with a sprinkling of yoga sculpt here and there, tons of hip opening and core strengthening, and some fun with finding bandhas in your handstands, then you've come to the right class :) Intermediate students are welcome, I ALWAYS offer building blocks and variations, just please make sure you listen to your body and work smart! Enjoy yogis!

  • 61 minutes

    Just Right

    By Ally Hamilton on Apr 4, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    If you're looking fir an hour-long practice that has a good balance of energizing/heat-building and deep stress relief, look no further! We get to it pretty quickly with Series C variations to build heat, core strengthening to amp things up, hip opening to get ready for some fun standing balance poses, and arm balances and backbends before we cool things down. Lots of emphasis on paying attention to sensation and working with your own energy level. You can turn the heat up or down accordingly. This practice is not too much or too little, it is just right :)

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