Karen is best known for her love of Pilates and Vinyasa Flow classes, but this time she will slow down and give you the chance to join her! This Yin style class will focus on a few restorative postures to help you feel grounded and restored. Yin style classes move at a slow pace and allow you to hold poses longer. Holding the pose longer will hopefully let you find a deeper version of the posture. Like most Yin style classes, this one will make use of blocks to aid you in holding the poses. Slowing down and being grounded will also allow you to focus on your breath. Overall, Yin style classes should slow your breath, mind and promote a feeling of relaxation. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
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!
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!
This sequence will give you the chance to experience both your Yin and Yang sides within the same class. The first half of the class will focus on the active Yang, practicing postures that will perhaps challenge you physically. The second half of the sequence will allow you to surrender to the passive side and explore Yin poses to feel the earth beneath you. We would consider this an All Levels class with both beginner and intermediate poses. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold), Kumbhakaasana (Plank 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!
It's no secret that stress and tension can gather in our upper body, especially in the neck and shoulders. We've added a class recently with Drinie that focused on the shoulders. In this class, Kim will take a few minutes to help you give attention to both the neck and shoulders. This sequence is very grounded with only seated poses and postures on your back. We would consider this a restorative style practice. A block will be useful. Poses include several neck stretch exercises in Sukhasana (Easy Pose), shoulder openers and stretches in Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Twist), plus Balasana (Child's Pose) 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!
This class will keep things simple and grounded. The class is a slow moving restorative style stretch with a focus to help you start your day the right way! The sequence wouldn't fall into the classic restorative category but it contains restorative elements. We would feel safe in saying that the class is suitable for beginners. The only needed prop would be a yoga strap or your choice of a replacement to act as a strap. Poses include numerous gentle stretches including 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!
If you enjoyed part 1 of Drinie's Women Focused: Yoga For Menstruation class, then you may want to follow it up with this additional sequence. Like the first class, Drinie will offer you restorative style postures to provide release and relief from the discomfort of menstruation. This class is also about 30 minutes in length and should be very suited for beginner students. The sequence is slow paced and provides a great chance to focus on breath and relaxation. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Utthan Pristhasana (Lizard Pose), and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!