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  • Upper Body Yoga And Weights- Balancing Stress

    2017-06-23 | 65+ Mins

    This 85 minute practice starts with a yoga flow that includes lots of planks and some handstands to get the arms and core warmed up and ready for more. Our alignment here will be pulled into working with weights too, making that portion of the class even more ...More
  • Upper Body & Core Focus, Embody Spirit

    2017-05-22 | 65+ Mins

    This 90 minute practice uses hand weights and although the upper body is the target of this class, we do bring in the lower body too. We begin with guided dance to open the energetic body and physical body. Then moving into yoga poses to open the shoulders and...More
  • Back Body Yoga Practice

    2016-05-22 | 50-65 Mins

    This 60 min yoga practice is an all-level class. Grab a strap and a couple blocks. We start out soft and slow bringing breath and awareness into the back body. This class will open you to an entire new world of support and spaciousness if you have not been con...More
  • Responsibility: A Heart Opening Yoga Practice

    2015-12-13 | 50-65 Mins

    This 53 minute yoga practice is for all-levels, uses a yoga strap and focuses on heart opening yoga postures. Some of the poses include bow, camel, and camel variations. There are also some strong chaturanga poses played with too. We start with a centered p...More

  • Upper Back, Shoulder, Neck, Forearm & Wrist Stretches

    2015-06-27 | 20-35 Mins

    This 32 min. stretching session is appropriate for all levels. The tempo is slow and yummy with focus on the breath to relax tension and release into greater spaciousness. We use a yoga strap for a few stretches and some of the yoga poses include: Gomukasan...More

  • Choices & Consequences. Backbends and forward bends.

    2015-03-20 | 50-65 Mins

    This 63 minute yoga practice uses a rolled blanket/towel or an extra yoga mat and one yoga block. Poses include: scorpio down dog, crescent pose, heart opening crescent, bow  pose, ardha chandra chapasana, dolphin pose, urdhva danurasana at the wall and w...More
  • Yoga Fusion With Ab Focus, Intervals, Backbends

    2015-01-10 | 50-65 Mins

    This 58 minute yoga fusion has a focus on abs and backbends. There is also a 9 minute cardio interval set to get the body warmed up fast and core activated. Yoga poses include: crescent, dancer, boat pose, side plank variations, forearm plank, handstands, holl...More
  • Centered With Intent And Awareness: Heart Openers & Yoga Twists

    2014-11-16 | 50-65 Mins

    This 66 min yoga practice is a blend of twists, balancing, and back bends. We use a yoga mat, strap and 2 blocks. Twisting poses include: twisted lunges, twisted ardha chandrasana, parvrita hand to foot pose, twisted child’s pose and a supine twist. Heart op...More
  • Stabilizing and Mobilizing Heart Opening Back Bend Yoga Poses

    2014-09-06 | 50-65 Mins

    This 59 minute all levels yoga practice sequentially moves into full urdhva danurasana / wheel pose. We break down the logistics of stabilizing the low back to open the upper back and weave this understanding from simple poses such as cobra, sphinx pose, stand...More
  • Heart-Opening Yoga: Abundance

    2014-08-30 | 65+ Mins

    This 65 min all-levels yoga practice focuses on heart-opening yoga poses with a theme of tapping into the gratitude of our hearts and seeing the abundance in our lives right now.

    Poses include: dancer pose, bow pose variation, cobra pose, setu banda, one...More

 

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