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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 Arm Balances - Bakasana

 
 

Recent Classes

Kriya for the State of Mind and Paranoia - 75 Mins.
Paranoia and even panic attacks are not uncommon! The fear of the unknown can cause our mind to play tricks on us, so this week I want to give you a practice that will help you keep your mind on its best behaviour.

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.

PLANK/SIDE PLANK FLOW - 60 Mins.
Practice a progression of Vasisthasana (Side Plank) variations in a breath based dynamic flow class. Ease in with a few stretching poses, establish rhythmic breathing in seated Ujayii Pranayama (Victorious Breath), pair breath and movement and build heat in Surya Namaskar A & B (Sun Salutations) LOTS of shoulder and core strengthening opportunities in plank and side plank variations. This vinyasa practice includes alignment instructions with a constant emphasis on breath and uses repetition to build bigger and bigger waves of linked poses. Take it at your own pace; it may get a little messy and wild, so have a towel nearby and rest when you need to. Props: mat, 2 blocks, towel.
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Kundalini

Backbend Flow - 65 Mins.
Strenghten your back body and open your front body in this steady flow, where you’ll work with deep, active backbends. This practice heats you up, makes you sweaty and drippy. When flow gets increasingly dynamic, as the sequence repeats again and again and adds more poses on the previous, it urges you to keep up with the pace and focus more.
LEVEL 1-2 PRACTICE - 60 Mins.
Setubandha and Sarvangasana
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.
LEVEL 1 PRACTICE - 56 Mins.
ALIGNMENT BASED LEVEL 1 PRACTICE
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.
Backbends
Backbends
upward dog

RELAX and RESTORE

Shoulderstand - 30 Mins.
We carry a lot of tension in our upper back, shoulders and neck. So if you spend a lot of time sitting, driving or working at the computer it’s important to keep the energy flowing through these areas.

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.

Quick Recovery - 10 Mins.
Use this class to cool down after a busy day, or anytime you want to transition to a calm state before going to bed or meditation. It will give you bit of a sweetness and closeness to yourself and really nice bright internal space. enjoy!

Props: block, blanket.

Chill Out Zone - 15 Mins.
This video will help you to release stress and reset your mindset for the day.. Do this at the end of your day, or anytime you need a chill out quickly.

Props: a chair, a blanket.

Y4M Shoulderstand
Y4M Quick Recovery
Y4M Chill Out Zone
Take Time for Yourself - 30 Mins.
The video involves slow but powerfully deep work! This 30 minutes sequence is designed to open your hips, quads and psoas, clearing away tightness and discomfort.

Nourish yourself in this sweet and deep restorative practice. Enjoy!

Stay longer in savasana if you can!

Props: 1-2 Blankets

Restorative - 30 Mins.
This is a cooling, restorative class designed to help you recover from deep fatigue after running or riding your bike!

Open your legs, open your hips and rest!

Props: 2 blocks, strap, blanket, bolster, wall space

Stretch Your Legs - 5 Mins.
Stand up and stretch your legs! A 5 minute office routine which is great for lower back and hips.

Props: chair

Y4M Take Time For Yourself
Y4M Restorative
Y4M Stretch Your Legs

STRENGTHEN and ENERGISE

Headstand - 20 Mins.
This is a 20 min progressive sequence towards Headstand, “king” of all yoga poses”.

As with all inversions, headstand flips your perspective and alleviates pressure on the heart. It is a full upper and mid-body workout that strengthens your arms, shoulders and core.

Among many other benefits, headstand is said to stimulate digestion, calm the brain, reduce stress and mild depression, and be therapeutic for asthma and insomnia.

Sun Salutation + Inversion - 20 Mins.
Are you tired, sleepy and short on time but desperately needing some recovery? This class is designed to uplift your mood and circulation through a quick all around stretch when on the go!

Revive,Renew,Refresh!

Props: bolster, wall space

Handstand - 25 Mins.
Doing a handstand is not only fun, it’s a great form of exercise – plus it looks really impressive.

If you take it one day at a time and work on improving your balance as well as your core and upper body strength, you’ll be on your way to a steady and graceful handstand in no time.

Be patient and have fun!

  • Decompresses the spine
  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and wrists
  • Therapeatuic for headaches, as well as mild depression
  • Improves sense of balance

Props: chair

Y4M Headstand
Y4M Sun Salutation + Inversion
Y4M Handstand
Open and Strengthen Shoulders - 15 Mins.
Builds your upper body strength using different variations of PLANK POSE.

Brief practice of some arm strengtheners, shoulder and upper chest openers.

Props: chair

Strengthen - 8 Mins.
Build Power and Focus!

Engage your core and strengthen your arms!

Props: chair

Shoulder Stretch - 5 Mins.
Open your shoulders, stay bright and fresh!

Short 5 min Desk Routine designed to stretches your shoulders, upper back, neck.

Stand up from your desk and do this routine in the middle of the day.

Props: chair

Y4M Open and Strengthen Shoulders
Y4M Strengthen
Y4M Shoulder Stretch

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