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In this meditation practice, we will lie down to restore harmony to our nervous system and rest our bodies, preparing us for deep relaxation. This meditation will scan the body to bring awareness to tight or tense areas and hopefully find some spaciousness and release.
This guided meditation is to help train your mind to shift when needed. Our capacity to control the mind and learn to change our thoughts is one of the most powerful benefits to meditation.
Feeling a little unsure about Crow Pose? This quick class is all about strengthening your core and exploring some crafty variations of crow pose that make it accessible for all. We’ll explore 4 different variations for you to feel crow pose. Feel empowered, have a little fun and enjoy this quick crafty practice.
This meditation is for beginners or for those that need a reminder of what it means to meditate. Through nurturing guidance, we learn to step back from our minds and observe our thoughts like an outsider looking in.
In this short video, we will learn and practice Nadi Shodhana, alternate nostril breathing. This breathing technique is known to calm the mind, ease anxiety, balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and bring about an overall sense of balance and ease.
Grab a block and join in on this smooth practice full of long holds. This is the perfect practice to come to when your body needs to rest and relax or when you have lower energy and simply want to receive some healing space.
Kapalabhati Breath, also known as Breath of Fire and 'skull shining' breath is a breathing technique that will cleanse, detoxify and invigorate you. It is said to clear out the cobwebs in the brain. I have been doing this practice regularly lately and have noticed profound effects in my life as a result and so I wanted to share it with you. Give it a try for a week and see if you notice a difference in your life. More energy, clearer mind, help with decision making or anything along those lines.
This is a short practice you can do with your younger kids to get ready for an outing. My two sons Matteo (6) and Owen (3) join me as we do a little mindful movement before we get ready to go to the pool for a swim. Whether you are going to the pool, a park, a bike ride or anything active, it is helpful to join together and practice a little movement to get excess energy out before you leave the house. This allows your children to focus more when you are out because their energy is more grounded and centered prior to walking out the door. I always find the day goes much smoother with my kids when we practice yoga together. Remember, yoga with kids isn't about doing the poses perfectly, it's about building healthy habits like yoga and mindfulness. Sharing with them how the practice has positively impacted your life. Have fun and don't force it. That's why this practice is less than ten minutes long. Go for longer if you can!
This shorter practice will help you soften, calm, and ease into your body and breath. Come to this practice anytime of day when you need to create some mental and physical space. The sequence particularly addressed the lower back area where many of us need relief, especially after sitting for long periods of time.
Do this one thing and you can change your whole life. You will also positively impact the lives of those around you. There is nothing that I know of that can have as profound an impact in as short of a time as this practice. It takes less than a minute, only about 15 seconds really. Curious? Give it a try. It's easier than you think. Practice it 2-3 times a day or whenever you are feeling stressed, upset, anxious or losing your cool. It will help. The ironic thing is this is probably the easiest practice out there. The results are calm energy, a clear mind and more patience to deal with whatever is happening in your life at the moment.
Come to this short breath practice to uplift your mood and elevate your energy!
Join Wendy for 10 minutes to reverse the hunched over sitting position we all gravitate towards. Using a strap, you’ll stretch the shoulders then secure the strap around your shoulders to experience spinal extension in a few standing and lying down poses.
Here we attempt to practice with two kids. My 6 and 3 year olds both join me for this session. As you will see, by the end, their energy has completely changed. We go through sun salutations and some other poses to help give us an all around practice in a short amount of time. Your kid(s) may do all of it, some of it or none of it, but you can give yourself a little yoga stretch, while hanging out with your little ones. They will see how important the practice is to you and will hopefully feel the energy shift it gives them when you go through the poses together and end in a relaxing savasana.
A quick 12 minute class to create stability in your core and more space in your breath. Join Wendy for some fun floor movements designed to work your core and designed to shift your awareness to your center. A great class to use when you need a little boost of confidence or trust in your gut!
A quick 15-minute gentle stretch to check in with the tension and stress you are carrying in your neck. Because the neck is between the head and the heart, we often hold tension here based on our choices and the different directions we often want to go. It’s great the check in with your neck from time to time to notice if you’ve been carrying extra tension and use these stretches to release it and create more fluidity between the head and the heart.
We all need a slow flow from time to time to slow down our breath and breathe into our bodies to release tightness and tension. This practice is perfect for those new to yoga as we will move mindfully through the sequence and pause to feel the subtle actions that create a strong and stable pose. This practice is for anyone, beginner to advanced, as we incorporate poses that help to open the hips, lower back, shoulders and hamstrings. Enjoy!
This is the perfect practice for the evening when you are exhausted and need some guidance to unwind from both your body and your day. With gentle and healing yin and restorative poses, we target the deeper layers of connective tissues that get bound up. You will feel like you have just had a massage and like you are ready for bed!
Join us for this practice that will leave you feeling light and free! It is always a good feeling to step onto your mat, breathe in synchronicity with your movement, and get into the rhythm of a dynamic flow. This practice works its way into Eka Pada Koundinyasana (an arm balance) and Pigeon Pose (seated restorative hip opener). It is approachable for all levels with plenty of modifications and can be practiced at any time of the day.
Join us for this class that is designed to help you stretch and strengthen after a workout. This practice will guide you through simple vinyasas before opening up the hips and upper back, which are often tight from cardiovascular exercise. This class is the perfect length of time to breathe, stretch, unwind, and rest before starting or ending your workout.
Did you know that you can improve your entire day simply by breathing a different way? Yes you can and it is just that easy. In this 5 minute practice I will show you two very easy breathing techniques that yogis have been using for thousands of years to induce a state of calm and relaxation. Try it for yourself and see how easy it is to lift your mood and give you easier access to patience, kindness and love. Breathing helps calm the mind and a calm mind is an intelligent mind. Enjoy.
When you only have 10 minutes to practice yoga, this is a perfect practice to get the major muscle groups loosened up and create some energy to help carry you through your next experience. Life is busy and some days you may not feel like you have any time for yoga. Surely you can set aside 10 minutes. This practice will help you feel better mentally and get your physical body ready for your life, whatever that means. From picking up the kids to going to work, we always need to be flexible and mobile. This class will give you just a few basic poses, but it will touch on the spine, hamstrings, hips, calves, back, shoulders and arms. Setting you up for success in whatever you are about to do. Enjoy!
In this practice, we will focus on the concept of grace; giving yourself grace through difficult moments and finding grace as we move on the mat. This practice focuses on neutral standing poses and upper backbends, opening our hearts to the unknown. This is a balanced class, with equal power to restorative poses. Enjoy!
Feeling a little tight in your hamstrings? This hamstring yoga flow will help strengthen and stretch your hamstrings. This is a great class for runners, bikers, athletes and people who spend a lot of time sit-ting. This is a nice slow flow to actively engage your hamstrings. Active engagement helps us improve mobility and release the tension we often feel in the hamstrings.
Think of this class as a flow to reverse the effects of sitting. This is a slow paced class focused on the stretches that help us release the tension from the day. We stretch the hips, hamstrings, side body & shoulders to give you the relief your body needs in the low back, neck and shoulders. This is a great class to improve hip, spine and shoulder mobility.