Stronger and More Flexible Hamstrings
More a workshop than a class, this practice features a slow and somatic warmup for the lower body. But once we rise to standing, expect some fiery leg work to strengthen the hamstrings and reduce stiffness. We peak in a supported hanumanasana (full splits). Along the way you will learn about how the body works as a unit and that isolating may not be the key to achieving pet poses like the splits.
Strength for the Upper Back
This practice combines Vinyasa, body weight training and peices of a Feldenkrais Method® lesson. Our neglected upper back (thoracic region) will get some much deserved attention as we work on both physical strength and neuromuscular education. The result is a feeling of profound integration and easeful posture.
Sneaky Strength Wall Practice
I love a practice like this. We start off nice and slow, almost restorative-y. Over 75 minutes we transition into a full body Vinyasa practice that will really challenge you! We use the wall as a creative prop. The wall provides opportunities for assistance but also greater challenges. This class was a real hit at the studio, I hope you like it too!
Hip Hip Hooray
Guess what? All that stretching you’ve been doing to “open” your tight hips? Not actually helping. Turns out, facilitating greater mobility, compliance and ease, is more complicated than pulling on tissues. Let me show you another way to increase mobility. Not only is it great fun, but it’s also a great workout that will improve strength, cardiovascular function and balance.
Your Shoulders: Moving Beyond Fear
Poll any commited Yogi and you will discover that most of us have had an issue with our shoulder in the past. We tend to blame common poses like chaturanga dandasana or side plank. Or we malign our poor posture or habits. From a somatic perspective though, none of these deserve the blame. It’s time to develop a healthier relationship between our movement and our body maps or image.