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Let's relax and unwind with this 30 min gentle restorative yoga practice. We spend so much of our day racing around that the mind and body get used to living in fight or flight. It is so important to incorporate gentle yoga and mindful breathing into our daily routines with the intention of connecting to our inner peace. As we slow down, we start to create balance and contentment in mind, body and spirit. You could benefit from having a block or a rolled-up blanket for this class. We will start out with some gentle dynamic movements, using the breath to slowly let go of the day… forward folds will calm the nervous system and mind and easy twists will help us release and let go of any tension or stress that may be stored in the body. This is a beautiful, beginner friendly, class for the afternoon or evening to help you unwind and prepare for a healing night of sleep. May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease. Namaste.
Join Wendy for short trip into the depths of your core. This quick core basic class will focus on the engagement in the low belly and its connection to the breath. Learn to engage Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha and feel the strength in your core. This class is great for postnatal and anyone who wants to strengthen their center.
This 45-minute flow builds heat and gets your body moving intentionally. It's full of energy with a whole lot of creative movement and breath-centered flow. Come to this practice any time you need to feel a good sweaty release!
This is my current morning yoga and meditation routine. My practice has evolved over the years and my morning routine reflects my current state of mind as a husband and father of 2 young boys. When I wake up before anyone else in the house and I only have about 20 minutes, this is the practice I do to warm up my body and mind. It's an easy, slow moving flow that warms up all of the major muscle groups, loosens the spine and sets your mind in a positive light.
Started traveling again? Join Wendy for a quick 10 minute stretch to do anywhere! This is great for being on the road and to give your body a little stretch before you have to sit for a long time. You’ll get some movement in your shoulders, hips and legs. Enjoy and safe travels!
When I first tried this countdown meditation I found it difficult to keep my mind focused. But after practicing this technique for a week, I noticed a huge difference in my ability to focus in the moment. I was less distracted, more present with my family, more mindful in my choices and more focused in life as well (off the mat). Try it for yourself and see how powerful this countdown meditation can be!
This vinyasa flow begins and ends with grounding meditations. It roots us, then gives us permission to enjoy the dance in between. The practice is full of twists and lunges that create space and eliminate stagnation.
This is a light movement and meditation yoga practice to start your day. It's an easy way to wake up and start your day with mindfulness. Think about it, 10 minutes into your day and you've already done some core and meditated. I'd say you're off to a great start!
Core work… You either love it or hate it. Join Wendy in this 20 minute class focused on how the breath can engage your core and how centering can give you the energy you need. Zipping up is a method of engaging your core but its also a way to bring all the parts of you together to give you tools to live in the moment.
Come to this balanced strong flow as a daily practice for all the juicy yoga shapes you love! There is a beautiful mix of longer holds and flowing movement to help you both ground into your body and move it all around.
This short beginner-friendly meditation is a guided mantra focused on the breath. It will make you feel present, calm, centered, and help take you out of your monkey mind. Come to this anytime you need some guidance to feel connected to what is truly important: this moment and your breath.
This meditation is done lying down, feeling the grounding energy of the earth. It includes body awareness, breath awareness, and introduces a simple mantra. So Hum, Hum Sa. I am that, That I am. A blanket, pillow, or bolster is suggested.
This restorative practice will allow you to wake up slowly and with ease. Just like the rising sun, we will gradually awaken the body. The class is filled with mindful breaths, twists, hip opening, and more. It's a perfect way to start the day.
In this practice, we will focus on the breath and finding depth through alignment. This practice is slow and deep, meaning you will hold postures for 3 breaths or more to open the body and release tension, easing you deeper into the stretch and creating a sense of inner contentment.
This short, 20 minute practice, allows you to start the day off right with clear intentions and focus for the day. A simple flow that focuses on all the major muscle groups.
This sequence might be short but it’s effective! After finding our breath and setting our intentions we will move through 5 different core moves, targeting all four groups of abdominal muscles. A lot of us think core strength means you have to have a flat tummy or six-pack abs. And while those may be motivational goals to some of you, there really are so many more benefits that come from improving your core strength. Benefits include improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain and better athletic performance on and off the yoga mat. You can do this sequence 1-3x through a few days a week to feel and see the benefits both physically and energetically.
Welcome to the celebration of life class! We move through a yummy 45-minute fiery flow practice to embrace all the things that make life life: ups and downs, awareness of what is, and a whole lot of prana (also known as breath, also known as life-force energy).
Have you ever heard someone say, "take a deep breath"? This practice is for everyone and anyone wanting to get out of their head and into their breath as a way of calming down. We explore a brief introduction with reminders as to why breathwork is so important. Through gentle and informative instruction, we move through ujjayi breath and analoma viloma, which are two of the most calming breath practices for the nervous system. Ahhh.
This short but very sweet practice starts with a brief seated meditation honoring the precious and sacred time that this practice truly allows for. In this space and throughout the practice, we seek to find and honor what we truly need to receive from our practice- your intention. Physically we will target all the major body parts that need space: hips, heart, hamstrings, core and shoulders.
This short meditation tunes out distraction and teaches us to focus on building self-awareness. We become so quiet that we can better hear the intuitive voice.
After more than a year into the pandemic and with things beginning to open up, it is important that we take some time to ground back into our bodies. We’ve all dealt with trauma in one way or another this past year and grounding can help. Grounding involves re-engaging the legs and feet to feel sure of ourselves and safe in our bodies. Part 3 in this series gives us an opportunity to gently stretch the legs, feet and hips to release the stresses of our everyday lives and strengthen the connection between mind and body.
This gentle yoga class is for mothers who have not yet been cleared for exercise post birth yet are in need of some yoga. It introduces safe effective poses to help release upper back tension, create more space in the neck and shoulders while beginning to tone the pelvic floor muscles.
Gentle Yoga styles help to get the body out of stress-mode, release tension, calm the nervous system, gain clearer thinking, and even restore an overall sense of balance to the body, the mind and the soul. This 30 min gentle yoga class includes some dynamic movement to help you build a healing heat, as well as some hatha poses, where we hold the pose and relax into it. Focusing on asanas that open and release the shoulders, lengthen the spine and hamstrings, while bringing stability to your core and low back... will help you unwind, quiet your mind and feel open and at ease. You could benefit from having 2 blocks or a bolster near you. Namaste.
When your lower back and hips feel tight, sometimes all you need is a little yoga to soothe you. This class will help you create more space in your low back and hips. Short, sweet and to the point. Sometimes all you need is a little love.