A fun and adventurous journey of movement and awareness to brighten the core. Relearn some primal or developmental movements to gain trust in your amazing core muscles. This practice will take you through many variations of pigeon pose as well as some asymmetrical arm balancing.
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.
Nurture the Process
A wiggly, stretchy practice that stays low to the mat. You’ll get some time in some standard and adventurous hip openers but also explore some somatic movements and strength drills. As you move you will learn and be inspired by the biological process of learning. Just a touch of neuroscience!
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.
This Beginner friendly class is a wonderful introduction to so called “core work”. I’ll ask you to observe the subtle activity of your core throughout rather than just squeezing or stiffening. You will feel nicely integrated after class. This practice also includes some work for the shoulders.