New to yoga? Start here with beginner yoga sequences, foundational poses and basic modifications for your practice.
What is up? Literally! When is the last time you used your entire spine to gaze up? This class is used for spinal extension, specifically in the neck area to strengthen the overstretched muscles on the back of your neck. This is a great class for anyone who works at a desk all day, or spends a lot of time driving or cleaning. Basically its great for all of us who have been quarantined! Gentle enough for all levels and a great way to wind down the day.
For those times that you simply want to lie on your back, do nothing, and be guided, this meditation is here for you. You are invited to lie on your back and receive mindful awareness through a short and sweet guided meditation. Here is your permission simply relax and connect to yourself. Ahh.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word for ‘wheel’. There are a total of seven chakras. They run down the midline of the body, from the very base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra acts as a gatekeeper for its respective area, as the energy travels through us. When they are working smoothly, our vitality and energy can flow easily to where it’s needed the most. In this meditation we will balance the 7 main chakras, or energy centers in the body, with visualization, sound, and breath.
To get that deep, desirable v-cut, you’ll have to work hard at targeting your oblique muscles. This 15-minute workout is designed to balance your core and carve out your side abs. These 3 abdominal exercises will focus on the internal and external obliques, which attach to our pelvis, ultimately aiding in the health of our lower back.
Do you have 10 minutes? Get present quick with this short meditation that follows the breath as a wave in order to bring you into a state of balance, presence, and ease. This is a gentle guided meditation focusing on breath sensing and sensing the breath as a wave throughout the body.
For some students, the traditional vinyasa sequence – Down Dog, Plank, Chatturanga, Up Dog, Down Dog – is not their friend, ever. And for others, we just have days when the body shouldn’t be doing the sequence. But that doesn’t mean we need to avoid Vinyasa classes or give up the sweaty, feel good flow. We just need to get a little bit more creative. In this class, Wendy gives you the strengthening and stretching effects from a regular vinyasa style practice, without the typical vinyasas in between, which helps improve joint mobility without taxing the body. This class is great before or after a long day of sitting to lengthen the spine, open the hips and shoulders and increase the capacity of the breath. Enjoy!
Let’s flow! This is a beginner class where you can implement the poses learned in vinyasa basics into a flow style class. This is a great way to get the body used to moving with the breath. Included are several rounds of sun salutations, plus some gentle hip and side body stretches and ending with a simple breathing technique to relax the body into Savasana. This is a great early morning practice, or before bed wind down. Congratulations on beginning your yoga practice!
If you want to stay injury-free, the best remedy is simple: Stretch. Regular stretching helps improve flexibility, increases range of motion and reduces the risk of injury caused by lesions of the connective tissue. Plus, stretching is even great for stress relief. So after your next workout, take a few minutes to rid the lactic acid and stretch out with this 10 minute post workout stretch.
Guess what Yogi’s? You always have a choice when it comes to your style of vinyasa! There are several ways to do a ‘vinyasa’. Vinyasa is a style of yoga, it is also the word most often used to describe the flow of plank pose to chaturanga to up dog and finally to down dog. Teachers often say “take a vinyasa”. This short video gives you a few vinyasa options so you can pick the variation that feels right for you on any given day.
Beginning a new yoga practice can be a little daunting, and understanding the basics is essential to keeping your body safe during your practice. The word "vinyasa" literally means, "to place in a certain way." It is used to describe the linking of breath with movement during a Vinyasa Yoga class. This 15 minute class is designed to teach you the basics of a vinyasa flow style class. You will learn a basic sun salutation including the elements of grounding, and the poses that are often used in a vinyasa style class. Let’s get started!
This short morning meditation will ground and calm your energy, preparing you for a day of clarity and ease. No props necessary.
This 15 minute morning yoga practice is a great way to start your day off with energy and focus. Set an intention for how you want to feel today and then move through this all around flow appropriate for beginners as well as advanced yogis. This is one of Matt's favorite ways to start his day. This practice will strengthen your core and stretch your spine, hips, hamstrings, shoulders and back and get into all of the major muscle groups. Start your day with this practice and see what a difference it makes in your daily life!