From hard work in foundational poses and strength based practices to blissful restorative experiences and fun flows – YOU choose from the variety of offerings as they amass; and then visit your favourite practices whenever you wish, again and again.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK Scorpion Pose
Fly CROW, Fly! — Activate and strengthen your core in this Bakasana (Crane/Crow Pose) arm balance class. Practice and imprint the shape of Bakasana in lots of different relationships to gravity as you strengthen your hip flexors, abdominal muscles, and shoulders/arms/wrists. Expect Sirsasana I & II (Headstand, Tripod Headstand)) and a progression of Bakasana shapes and skills and transitions, from introductory versions with props, to Eka Pada Bakasana I (One Leg Crane/Crow), and optional headstand transitions. Options are given for all levels of arm balancers. Props: mat, blanket, 2 blocks, 2 blankets or bolster.
This set works on the pituitary gland which is also known as the master gland that works in conjunction with the hypothalamus to regulate secretion of the thyroid, adrenal and reproductive glands. Your Pituitary gland is key to attaining a healthy body and keeping us emotionally and physically balanced. Remember to perform this kriya if you get into a dark headspace, it will fill you back up with light so that you can get on with life.
ALIGNMENT BASED LEVEL 1-2 PRACTICE
Get out all your yoga props to enjoy this backbend class dedicated to building and refining Setubandha (Bridge Pose) and Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) Open your chest and shoulders and practice Sarvangasana at the wall, and a progression of bridge pose variations with prop drills to work step by step towards the ‘full’ pose. Expect plenty of heart opening, hamstring strengthening, inversion time and tinkering with props.
Props: mat, blankets, wall, strap, blocks, chair.
Upward Facing Dog is one of the most powerful yoga poses responsible for building strength, awakening the upper body, and preparing the body for intense backbends.This backbend focused class includes plenty of shoulder strengthening (latissimus dorsi) and opening, core engagement, hip flexor stretches, and posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, spinal extensors) strengthening. Props: mat, blanket, 2 or more blocks, strap, chair, sliders.
RELAX and RESTORE
This is a progressive sequence toward SHOULDER STAND Perfect way to to let go of your shoulder tensions, rejuvenate and open space for your breathing!
- Stretches your shoulders and improves flexibility of your upper spine.
- Calms the brain and nervous system therefore helps to relieve stress.
- Improves digestion and massages and stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands.
- Flushes mucous from your lungs.
Props Needed: 2 blankets, block and a strap.
Props: block, blanket.
Props: a chair, a blanket.
Nourish yourself in this sweet and deep restorative practice. Enjoy!
Stay longer in savasana if you can!
Props: 1-2 Blankets
Open your legs, open your hips and rest!
Props: 2 blocks, strap, blanket, bolster, wall space