Ahh yes, a good stretch always feels nice! If you're a true beginner yoga student, you may not be blessed with great flexibility. In this class, Jenny will show you easy stretches and how to use a yoga strap to make them even more accessible. The stretches provided will help stretch the shoulders, back and hamstrings. Luckily, props can be a good way to practice safely and not force your self into poses. You will need a yoga strap for this class and a block would be helpful. Poses include Virasana (Hero Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold Pose), Savasana (Corpse Pose), Extended Hand To Big Toe, 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!
Just about everyone on the planet is familar with Downward Dog, there's no doubt that it's one of the most popular of all yoga poses. Downward Dog is thought of as a resting posture, although many beginners may not find it to be very restful. Even as a resting pose, this posture is an active posture with many finer points. This intermediate class will hopefully help you refine your Downward Dog and get more from the pose. A yoga block will be helpful. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Splits), Ardha Pincha Mayurasana (Dolphin Pose) 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!
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!
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!
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!
Chair yoga classes can be a great way for true beginners or older students to enjoy yoga! These classes take advantage of a chair to make the postures more accessible to students. In this short class, Jenny will introduce you to a few postures using the chair for support. Most of the poses in the class could also be used for quick yoga in the office, although you should make sure you're boss is cool with it! All you will need for the class is a chair and a couple of blocks. Poses include a couple of side and shoulder stretches, and a version of Utkatasana (Chair Pose) using the chair for support. Plus, Savasana Pose! 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!