Breath and breathing are a vital part of your yoga practice! Learning to control your breath will make your practice stronger and make it easier to become still and relaxed. This class will introduce you to several Pranayama breathing techniques that are widely used by many yogis. Pranayama breathing exercises are used to help create the flow of Prana or “Life Force” up the spine. There are several different techniques including Ujjayi Breath. This video is beginner oriented and all breathing takes place from a seated posture. So, jump in and discover the power of Prana and Pranayama breathing exercises with Drinie. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
If you’re looking to wind down, look no further! In this simple class, Drinie will lead you through a basic and grounded class to help you focus on breath and simply relaxing. As a result, this sequence is full of grounded postures to keep you off your feet. Many of the poses will also provide a nice gentle stretch, especially for the upper body. This class would fall into the restorative style and should be suitable for most beginners. No props are needed for this class. Poses include a variety of seated postures and simple stretches. Most of this class can be practiced from the Easy Seat position. Drinie also includes a few forward folds as well. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
All of us may start our yoga practice for slightly different reasons, but in the end, most of us decide that yoga has added joy and better health to our lives! In this class, Drinie will guide you through a flow that is meant to simply celebrate yoga and all of it's various benefits. This sequence will offer a multitude of poses and is probably best suited for the Intermediate yogi with a little experience on the mat. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III Pose), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Usually, there's nothing more fun than an energetic yoga flow to get the blood pumping! In this flow, Drinie will not only keep you moving, but she will do it with some unique and organic movements. These dance-like moves will loosen the body and mind throughout this class. Don't worry, no dance skills are needed, just an open mind and willingness to move the hips! The class also offers plenty of classic yoga postures. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Camatkarasana (Wildthing Pose), Anjaneyasana (Crescent Pose), Fallen Triangle Pose, and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Yin Yoga classes are slow moving classes that allow you to hold a pose for a longer period of time. As a result, these type of classes are great for slowing the mind and finding a deeper version of the pose or stretch. In this class, Drinie will keep you grounded on your back for the entire class with a focus on some simple Yin style stretches. The sequence should work for beginners but may offer a challenge along the way. No props are needed. Poses include Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle), Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose), Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Spinal Twist), Baby Pigeon and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
It's no secret that most of us love a good deep stretch! Stretching not only feels good, but it also offers plenty of health benefits. For example, becoming more flexible can make many daily tasks easier and it's a nice way to counteract the negative impact of sitting at a desk all day. This video is about 30 minutes in length and should work well for most beginner students. No props are required. Poses include Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Splits), Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Backbending postures are an excellent way to help improve your spine flexibility, these poses also act as a great way to open and stretch the chest. Backbends can also add a little fun to your practice and change your perspective. This class is about 32 minutes in length and would be considered an All Levels class with both beginner and intermediate poses. No props are required. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge), Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Hip opener poses have become very popular within the yoga community, and for very good reason. Our hips are often ignored despite their importance. Developing better hip flexibility can be a great asset within our daily lives, especially for those who spend their day sitting. This class will help to open the hips with Yin style postures and pace. Some of the poses may present challenge so we would consider this an Intermediate level class. Poses include Utthan Pristhasana (Lizard Pose), Pigeon Pose (Not Kapotasana), Mandukasana (Frog Pose), Marichyasana (Marichi's Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold) and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
In this sequence, Drinie will help you through a class that's designed to open and stretch the shoulders and chest. These postures should be especially helpful to someone who spends their day sitting and slumping. Opening the shoulders and chest for better posture can offer many health benefits! This class should work very well for beginners but offer a slight challenge with Locust Pose. Blocks will be helpful in this class. Poses include Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose), Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Twist), Supta Baddha Konasana (Supported Reclined Bound Angle Pose), Balasana (Child's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Drinie will guide you through this short time saving class that's packed full of heart openers, and it may just put you in a better state of mind! Heart openers are a great way to open the mind and free tension from the upper body, especially that dreaded shoulder stress from sitting slumped at a desk all day. This class is an All Levels class with many poses suited for beginners! No props are needed for this class. Poses include Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose), Natarajasana (Dancer Pose), Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!