JANUARY 3, 2023
Simple start to the year with the question “How do I be more present in this moment?”. How does the yoga principle of “self-study” stay ever present in your practice on the mat to bring more mindfulness and engagement off the mat? A mostly on the mat practice, with focus on hips, hamstrings and immune system strengthening.
JANUARY 10, 2023
Exploration of twisting postures breaking down traditionally held and conventionally practiced alignment principles in twisting from the thoracic spine. We are now exploring letting the pelvis be a big part of the twist and leading with the hip even. You’ll need a few blocks, a blanket and a strap. Lemme know what you think.
JANUARY 17, 2023
Continuing with our twist theme practice and analysis. Not much anatomy talk – all practice both standing and sitting.
JANUARY 24, 2023
Another sequence with twists in mind – though we really are more analyzing the shape and space of the pelvic bowl, and then it’s implications in moving in an out of twists. Also reminder of the detox benefits of twisting – for digestion, lymphatic and circulatory systems. And of course we show those hips and hamstrings continued love! xo
JANUARY 31, 2023
A “hybrid” between our January theme (detox, twisting poses and hip/hamstrings) and our February theme (organs, immune system and more hips!). Some fun funky stuff toward end of class with foot variations for triangle after a traditional and non-traditional movement start early in class. Have a bolster, strap and 2 blocks.
FEBRUARY 7, 2023
A gentle yoga sequence beginning and ending with pranayama (breath) practices. Grab bolster, a few blankets, a few blocks and settle in. Remember LESS IS MORE. Let the body rest little and adapt to strength through that rest.
FEBRUARY 14, 2023 (happy LOVE day!)
A focus on the vital body (organ health) and core activation. You’ll need strap, 2 blocks, bolster, maybe a wall. Love ya!
MARCH 7, 2023
Focus is on spinal and narrowing on the low back. Today however we start with the mid back – the thoracic spine – that directly aligns with our 12 ribs and is literally the back bone of the heart and lungs. It is the least mobile side bending and twisting part of the spine and has an inherent dullness that needs attention and dedicated range of motion. You’ll need a rolled blanket or towel, a strap and a few blocks (or your shins).
MARCH 14, 2023
Continuing focus on spine – this class is largely poses and tension release of the neck (and shoulders). Lovely. Feels amazing. You’ll need 2 blocks, yoga strap and blanket.
MARCH 21, 2023
Focus in class is low back / lumbar spine. A short anatomy review then smart and careful “back care” poses with key activation. Standing poses emphasize good posture and AXIAL EXTENSION. Niiiiiiiiice.
MARCH 28, 2023
Spring cleaning detox for the body – helping our natural detox mechanisms of the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, digestive system and even our exhale be more optimized in eliminating wastes and toxins. Poses include twists, inverting in downward dog, small backbends in cobra, and others.
APRIL 11, 2023
Make-up class #1: focus on SI Joint – traditional and non-traditional yoga moves to impact low back!! As weather gets warmer, back issues become more common!