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!
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!
In this class, Darien will lead you through a basic flow that will focus on opening up in order to wind down and relax. The sequence is filled with postures that will open the chest and shoulders as this area of the body is known to collect tension. Darien will also offer a few forward fold poses that also aid in helping to reduce tension. This is an All Levels class, but some students may be challenged with certain poses. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Malasana (Yogi Squat Pose), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) and more! 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!
There's no doubt that practicing meditation can offer many benefits to both the mind and body. Most of us see yoga as a very active process, meditation can help offer balance and a chance to quiet the mind. Meditation may not be physically challenging but many do find it difficult to clear the mind and find stillness. In this meditation, Jenny will focus on helping you to become centered and finding self. This video meditation doesn't contain music, but feel free to practice with the music of your choice. No props are required. Jenny meditates from the Easy Seat Posture, but you may use Savasana as well. 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!
There's no doubt that in today's society most of us carry a lot tension and stress in our upper body, especically the shoulders. Many of us spend our days hunched at a computer or staring at our mobile phones and we usually perform these activities with poor posture. This class will help open the shoulders and hopefully release some of the tension. We would consider this to be an All Levels class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Anjaneyasana (Crescent), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Baddha Virabhadrasana (Humble Warrior), Balasana (Child's Pose) 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!
It may be that time of the month, and it's never very much fun. In this sequence, Drinie will lead you through some restorative and Yin style poses that might just provide some relief during your menstrual cycle. If you're feeling that all to familar discomfort, try these postures with Drinie and perhaps you will feel the difference. The class is about a half hour in length, it's slow moving and certainly suited for the beginner student. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Balasana (Child's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
It's no secret that our necks and shoulders are havens for tension and stress. Many of us sit in front of a computer all day or trapped behind a desk, both of these situations usually lead to tension in the neck and shoulders. Yoga classes like this one can help with postures that will hopefully reduce and release stress through the upper body. This class should be suitable for beginners and students with limited experience. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Sukhasana (Easy Seat Pose), Marjaryasana/Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Low Lunge, Balasana (Child's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!