Quick Tips

Only have a few minutes? Try these tips and tricks to take your practice to the next level.

10 Minutes

STANDING YOGA – NO MAT NEEDED!

Have you ever been somewhere and you tell yourself you can’t do yoga because you don’t want to touch the floor?  This is a quick standing flow do-able anywhere!  We’ll stretch and strengthen all the joints to get you ready to stand tall and face your day.

5 Minutes

MEDITATING WITH A TODDLER

Meditating with a toddler isn't about sitting in a perfect meditation position and expecting everything to just go smoothly. That's not realistic. Meditating with a toddler or any child for that matter, is about creating a peaceful environment. Setting up a safe space for your toddler to either join you or not. When you create a consistent habit of meditation and your children observe you, sometimes they will join you and sometimes they won't. They is to not be attached to the results, but to simply sit quietly and observe. Observe the sounds, the space around you, the energy, etc. When you are calm, most of the time, the people around you will pick up on that energy and be calm as well. When your kids see you meditating, they will come to learn that this is a calm, peaceful, experience and they will want to be a part of it. Just have patience and let it be.

10 Minutes

VINYASA TUTORIAL + PRACTICE

Explore four different ways to enjoy and master a vinyasa. We start with the cobra variation, moving into an arm strengthening upward-facing dog variation, followed by a full chatturunga and upward-facing dog. We finish with a backbend-free variation for the days your low back isn't in the mood.

5 Minutes

BUMBLE BEE BREATHING EXERCISES FOR KIDS

This breathing exercise is known as Bhramari Breathing or Bumble Bee breath. It is a wonderful tool for both the parent and child for eliminating feelings of anger or frustration.

5 Minutes

BREATH PRACTICE FOR FRUSTRATION

This calming 5-minute breath practice focuses on humming breath, also known as brahmari. Come to this short tutorial to learn a new breathing tool that will change your life!  It is known to calm the nervous system quickly as well as alleviate anger and frustration.

5 Minutes

HEALTHY MORNING ROUTINE WITH MATT ROTHERT

In this 5 minute quick tip, Matt Rothert shows you what he does every morning in order to stay healthy. Matt will also show you how to use a neti pot for Jala neti. This can remove mucus and pollutants from the nasal passage and sinuses, allowing air to flow without obstruction. It helps relieve allergies, colds and sinusitis. It also is said to prevent and manage diseases of the respiratory tract.

10 Minutes

SIMPLE STRETCHES WHILE TRAVELING

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!

15 Minutes

QUICK CORE BASICS

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.

5 Minutes

UJJAYI BREATHING 101

Learn the foundational breath associated with vinyasa yoga. Ujjayi Breathing, also known as Victorious Breath, is the main breathing technique used in the vinyasa yoga practice. If you are not sure what it is or if you are doing it correctly watch this video!

5 Minutes

VINYASA OPTIONS

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.

10 Minutes

10 MINUTE SHOULDER OPENING YOGA FLOW

When your shoulders feel extra tight and overworked, come to this quick practice to make space and give them some yummy, well-deserved minutes of love and attention.  This quick 10 minute shoulder opening yoga flow will release tightness that may help reduce back and neck pain and ease headaches. The sequence will encourage your shoulders to drop away from your ears, your chest to open, and your breath to deepen.

5 Minutes

PROPER SHOULDER ALIGNMENT IN YOGA

Hearing anatomical terminology like "internal" and "external" rotation can feel daunting to a new and even experienced yoga practitioner. In this quick tip, Jamie describes the different rotations of the shoulder socket, the movement of the shoulder blades in conjunction with the arms and how this crucial information can help keep your shoulders and surrounding joints safe while you practice yoga. This quick tip will help you properly align your shoulders, specifically in downward facing dog and anytime the arms are alongside the ears.