Backbends

Backbends open the heart chakra, build courage and increase stamina. If done correctly, backbends help increase the extension of the spine which contributes to a healthy back. It also increases mobility in the spine and combats the constant effects of gravity that pulls us forward. Backbends help increase the normal curve of the spine which can be lost due to poor posture, frequent forward bending or sitting. These backbending classes are meant to encourage and inspire joy in opening the front body. Classes are suitable for all levels. Enjoy your online yoga classes!

This class will open your heart, expand your capacity to love,…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Continuous Flow for Compassion
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Linda Baffa | 30min

This class will open your heart, expand your capacity to love, and bring compassionate awareness to yourself and others. We start with a heart-opening meditation and then move through a continuous, heated flow and end with some deep back bends. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
My Morning Flow
Ali Owens | 75min

This lovely intermediate practice is perfect for those wanting to break…    more

4.5 (90%) 4 votes
My Morning Flow
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Ali Owens | 75min

This lovely intermediate practice is perfect for those wanting to break a sweat but not burn the candle.  A balanced practice that targets the hips, chest, hamstrings & twists. Enjoy!

Specific Focus: Backbends, Balanced Flow, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

4.5 (90%) 4 votes
Quad Opening Flow
Anne Spinner | 60min

Continuous Flow Class opens the quads using multiple Chapasana variations. Getting…    more

5 (100%) 2 votes
Quad Opening Flow
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Anne Spinner | 60min

Continuous Flow Class opens the quads using multiple Chapasana variations. Getting a full body opening and flow.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Balanced Flow, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 2 votes
Chapasana Flow
Anne Spinner | 30min

Fast fun flow with multiple variations of chapasana, gives you nice…    more

4.6 (92%) 5 votes
Chapasana Flow
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Anne Spinner | 30min

Fast fun flow with multiple variations of chapasana, gives you nice quad and hip opening with back bending options.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

4.6 (92%) 5 votes
Auspicious Flow
Julie Rader | 75min

In this class we do 12 sun salutations (4 classical, 4…    more

3.7 (73.33%) 3 votes
Auspicious Flow
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Julie Rader | 75min

In this class we do 12 sun salutations (4 classical, 4 surya A, 4 surya B), yogic squats, balancing poses, triangle, half moon, twists, inversions and backbends - we get it ALL in! We end with a few yin poses and a guided intentional savasana. Be open to miracles!

Specific Focus: Backbends, Balanced Flow, Continuous Flow, Detoxifying, Heart Openers, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

3.7 (73.33%) 3 votes
Open Your Heart
Ali Owens | 75min

This uplifting morning flow is the perfect way to start your…    more

4.5 (90%) 2 votes
Open Your Heart
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Ali Owens | 75min

This uplifting morning flow is the perfect way to start your day. We will focus on opening the chest, side body & shoulders to prepare you for backbends. Get ready to open your heart.

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

4.5 (90%) 2 votes
Chin Stand
Anne Spinner | 60min

This flow is fun and continuous! We strengthen the core and…    more

5 (100%) 2 votes
Chin Stand
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Anne Spinner | 60min

This flow is fun and continuous! We strengthen the core and open the shoulders, ending up in chin stand (ganda bherundasana). SUGGESTED PROPS: 2 Blocks

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 2 votes
Relax The Back
Anne Spinner | 10min

Take 10 minutes to help heal an achy back or to…    more

5 (100%) 2 votes
Relax The Back
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Anne Spinner | 10min

Take 10 minutes to help heal an achy back or to prevent back injury. I've had back surgery myself and these few poses are my go-to poses on days when my back is sore. SUGGESTED PROPS: 2 Blocks

Specific Focus: Backbends, Hip Openers

Style: Meditation, Restorative

5 (100%) 2 votes
Wall Twists
Wendy Garafalo | 30min

Another of Wendy's wall sequences! This class uses the wall and…    more

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Wall Twists
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Wendy Garafalo | 30min

Another of Wendy's wall sequences! This class uses the wall and the breath to increase range of motion in the mid back, which allows for deeper twists. A great way to detoxify, deepen the breath and strengthen the core. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Block, 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Backbends, Core Strengthening, Detoxifying, Hamstrings

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Hips and Shoulders
Ali Owens | 75min

This power practice will warm up the hips and strengthen the…    more

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Hips and Shoulders
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Ali Owens | 75min

This power practice will warm up the hips and strengthen the shoulders. Leading into Eka Pada Rajakapotasana King Pigeon. A combination of heart and hip opener, this is a great morning practice. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Block, 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Flying Pigeon
Ali Owens | 75min

A well rounded practice that leads you into eka pada rajakapotasana,…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Flying Pigeon
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Ali Owens | 75min

A well rounded practice that leads you into eka pada rajakapotasana, flying pigeon. This flow opens up your hips, hamstrings and shoulders so you are warm and prepped for arm balances.

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Balanced Flow, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
4th Chakra
Julie Rader | 75min

Open your heart to radiate love and joy! We begin with…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
4th Chakra
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Julie Rader | 75min

Open your heart to radiate love and joy! We begin with a standing heart-opening flow, explore backends, and end with a loving kindness meditation before savasana.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Heart Opening Flow
Anne Spinner | 75min

This heart-opening flow works its way through a series of backbends,…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Heart Opening Flow
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Anne Spinner | 75min

This heart-opening flow works its way through a series of backbends, opening and energizing the heart. We top it off with chin stand, feeling strong and alive! SUGGESTED PROPS: 2 Blocks

Specific Focus: Backbends, Heart Openers, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote

This practice incorporates deep hip openers and twists to prepare you…    more

4 (80%) 1 vote
Bird of Paradise, Born Twice
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Ali Owens | 75min

This practice incorporates deep hip openers and twists to prepare you for Bird of Paradise. We will play with arm balances to build strength in the upper body and standing poses to challenge your balance. A fun and detoxifying practice! SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Block, 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Continuous Flow, Detoxifying, Heart Openers, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

4 (80%) 1 vote
Twists, Heart and Hips Flow
Anne Spinner | 75min

This continuous flow includes twists and backbends, and works the hips…    more

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Twists, Heart and Hips Flow
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Anne Spinner | 75min

This continuous flow includes twists and backbends, and works the hips through intricate transitions that will work the core and help create balance. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Balanced Flow, Continuous Flow, Detoxifying, Hamstrings, Heart Openers, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Heart Song
Jamie Horgan | 75min

Learning to use the intuition and wisdom of our heart space…    more

4.7 (93.33%) 3 votes
Heart Song
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Jamie Horgan | 75min

Learning to use the intuition and wisdom of our heart space as a guide in making clear and healthy decisions, each one of us has a unique song that we sing. In this class, we learn to accept the different harmonies of that song using love and acceptance for ourselves and others. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Detoxifying, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

4.7 (93.33%) 3 votes

In this heart flow, we focus on illuminating the light of…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Self Love: Embodying The Sunshine of The Spirit
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Jamie Horgan | 75min

In this heart flow, we focus on illuminating the light of our heart to shine from the inside out. Expect to move and hold and sweat.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Detoxifying, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
On The Go: Backbend Flow
Jamie Horgan | 30min

This class is for those of you who are backbend lovers…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
On The Go: Backbend Flow
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Jamie Horgan | 30min

This class is for those of you who are backbend lovers who only have a little time to practice. Throughout the class, backbends will be threaded into the flow. If you have any major shoulder or lower back stuff, be careful and modify.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Get Up & Get Moving
Julie Rader | 75min

Need to add a pep in your step? This is the…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Get Up & Get Moving
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Julie Rader | 75min

Need to add a pep in your step? This is the class for you. We will incorporate inversions into the flow and spend some time at the wall working on inversions and backbends as well.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote

This class is lead to live music with emphasis on learning…    more

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Need a Moment To Clear Your Head, Focus on Parsva Bakasana
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Amy B | 75min

This class is lead to live music with emphasis on learning Parsva Bakasana. The practice will prep the body with various twists and to focus on movement that prepares the mind to execute a solid arm balance. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 or 2 Blocks

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Core Strengthening

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Manifestation Flow
Julie Rader | 75min

What's holding you back from manifesting your dreams? This practice will…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Manifestation Flow
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Julie Rader | 75min

What's holding you back from manifesting your dreams? This practice will release the old patterns stored in the hips, twist out the old stories of victimhood, and open your heart to new possibilities. Yes, we do all of this in a 75 minute vinyasa flow! Optional Props: 1 Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Detoxifying, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Open And “Expand”
Linda Baffa | 75min

Come to this class anytime you feel the need to to…    more

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Open And “Expand”
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Linda Baffa | 75min

Come to this class anytime you feel the need to to open up, receive, and lift your vibration. We will focus on taking up space, opening the heart, lengthening in all directions, and expanding not only in your physical body, but your soul as well. Whether you have been feeling small, sluggish, or simply closed off, this class is for you! Come...expand. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Bolster, 1 Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow

Style: Power Vinyasa

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There Are No Limits
Jamie Horgan | 75min

This class is a continuous flow using creative sequencing that incorporates…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
There Are No Limits
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Jamie Horgan | 75min

This class is a continuous flow using creative sequencing that incorporates hips, twists, core and forward bends throughout. You will build a steady sweat that will help you push beyond any limits you may have placed on yourself. There are no limits.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Detoxifying, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Safely Go Deep In Back Bends
Julie Rader | 75min

This class is sequenced to lead you in the highest potential…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Safely Go Deep In Back Bends
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Julie Rader | 75min

This class is sequenced to lead you in the highest potential of your back bends. We will move slowly and deliberately through a flow to open the shoulders, hip flexors, and quads. We will play with variations of camel and wheel. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Bolster, 2 Blocks, 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Backbends

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
On the Go: Morning Glow Flow
Jamie Horgan | 30min

Get your morning started with an invigorating vinyasa flow. This class…    more

4.5 (90%) 4 votes
On the Go: Morning Glow Flow
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Jamie Horgan | 30min

Get your morning started with an invigorating vinyasa flow. This class incorporates hips, twists, backbends, and arm balances all in one.

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Continuous Flow

Style: Power Vinyasa

4.5 (90%) 4 votes
Royal Pigeon
Chelsea Rothert | 75min

Open the chest and back muscles in this creative Vinyasa Flow…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Royal Pigeon
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Chelsea Rothert | 75min

Open the chest and back muscles in this creative Vinyasa Flow practice. Each posture is purposefully sequenced to prepare us for the peak pose of Royal Pigeon. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Backbends, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Release Low Back Tension
Wendy Garafalo | 30min

There are several muscle groups that can tighten, causing pain in…    more

5 (100%) 2 votes
Release Low Back Tension
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Wendy Garafalo | 30min

There are several muscle groups that can tighten, causing pain in the low back. This 30 minute class will help you release the muscle groups that create the tension and strengthen muscle groups needed for a healthy back and spine. Poses will include gentle forward bends, back bends, and twists as well as isolated core work to lengthen and strengthen your spine. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Bolster, 1 Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Core Strengthening, Hamstrings

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 2 votes
Energizing Gratitude Flow
Heather Archer | 75min

Allow the feeling of gratitude to fill you up, as you…    more

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Energizing Gratitude Flow
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Heather Archer | 75min

Allow the feeling of gratitude to fill you up, as you recognize the many blessings in your life. Let's flow to the rhythm of your energizing breath and open our hearts to draw in even more to be grateful for.

Specific Focus: Backbends

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Backbend Flow
Jamie Horgan | 75min

In this power flow, there will be heart opening and backbending…    more

5 (100%) 2 votes
Backbend Flow
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Jamie Horgan | 75min

In this power flow, there will be heart opening and backbending threaded in to revive and open your anahata chakra. SUGGESTED PROPS: 2 Blocks

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Heart Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 2 votes
Get It All In!
Julie Rader | 75min

This is the perfect practice when you can't decide what you…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Get It All In!
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Julie Rader | 75min

This is the perfect practice when you can't decide what you need! We will get in some dynamic flow as well as settle deeply into a few peak poses such as twisting bird of paradise, and royal pigeon. This class will end with a short yoga nidra meditation.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Hamstrings, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Love, Love, Love!
Linda Baffa | 75min

It is said that love holds the highest vibration. Come to…    more

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Love, Love, Love!
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Linda Baffa | 75min

It is said that love holds the highest vibration. Come to this class any time you need to lift yourself up and step into a loving place. Whether you need to love yourself deeper, romantic love, or to send love to someone who needs it, this continuous flow will guide you toward an opening in your heart. Class includes deeper backbend options at the end and a nice, long cool down and savasana. SUGGESTED PROPS: 1 Bolster, 1 Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Open Your Heart
Julie Rader | 75min

When our heart is open the world is a brighter place.…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Open Your Heart
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Julie Rader | 75min

When our heart is open the world is a brighter place. During this class we explore heart-opening backbends and shoulder openers to experience more love, compassion, forgiveness and balance.

Specific Focus: Backbends

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Energizing Flow
Julie Rader | 75min

This is your practice for the days you want to feel…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Energizing Flow
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Julie Rader | 75min

This is your practice for the days you want to feel more energized or the days you have lots of excess energy to expend. We will do energizing breathing techniques, sun salutation variations, inversions and backbends to energize the body. After all the energy expansion we will get grounded with hip openers and a healing savasana.

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Core Strengthening, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote

Feel the difference by empowering the body and mind using blocks…    more

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Open Your Eyes To a New Way of Doing Things!
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Amy B. | 75min

Feel the difference by empowering the body and mind using blocks to do down dog, plank and up dog. We will stand on a block for Warrior 3 to experience the pose from a different perspective. Elevate the body and the spirit by being several inches off the ground. PROPS: 2 Blocks

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Core Strengthening, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Royal Dancer and King Pigeon open your heart, clear the clutter…    more

2.3 (45%) 4 votes
Find Your Center with Natarajasana
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Amy B. | 75min

Royal Dancer and King Pigeon open your heart, clear the clutter and will help you find your center. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Block, 1 Strap

Specific Focus: Backbends, Heart Openers, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

2.3 (45%) 4 votes
Ride the Heat Wave
Linda Baffa | 75min

Come to this solar practice anytime you feel energized and ready…    more

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Ride the Heat Wave
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Linda Baffa | 75min

Come to this solar practice anytime you feel energized and ready to sweat! We will work the core, move through sun salutations, and open the heart. Class culminates with deep backbend options and hip opening. Come ride the heat wave (mindfully, of course!) OPTIONAL PROPS: Strap for tight shoulders

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow, Core Strengthening

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Heavenly Headstand
Wendy Garafalo | 60min

Headstand, the king of all asanas! There are so many benefits,…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Heavenly Headstand
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Wendy Garafalo | 60min

Headstand, the king of all asanas! There are so many benefits, including increasing blood flow to the brain, relieving anxiety and alleviating strain on the back. This class is meant to help you understand and experience the subtle components that make headstand feel heavenly. Suggested Props: Optional Block

Specific Focus: Backbends, Core Strengthening, Inversions

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Heart and Hips
Linda Baffa | 75min

In my opinion, the two areas of our bodies that get…    more

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Heart and Hips
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Linda Baffa | 75min

In my opinion, the two areas of our bodies that get locked up the most are the heart and the hips. Through a committed yoga practice, we can make sure these areas remain free and open, releasing tension and baggage before it gets locked! Come embrace the beautiful freedom of flowing through the hips and heart opening poses while ending in deep, long holds for each...ahhhh.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

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This class focuses on creating or maintaining a healthy spine from…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Spinal Strength – Creating Balance for Your Spinal Health
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Anne Spinner | 75min

This class focuses on creating or maintaining a healthy spine from the base to the crown. We will wring out tension with twists, lengthen with deep folds and strengthen with back bending. With these elements we create balance through sushumna nadi (around the spine) and also get energized!

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow

Style: Power Vinyasa

5 (100%) 1 vote
Quad and Spinal Openings
Anne Spinner | 75min

Opening the spine creates a lot of energy in the body.…    more

5 (100%) 1 vote
Quad and Spinal Openings
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Anne Spinner | 75min

Opening the spine creates a lot of energy in the body. This class will peak with dancer pose, the ultimate quad and spine opener.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Continuous Flow

5 (100%) 1 vote

Taking the time to warm up the body and deepen our…    more

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Increase Your Energy With Backbends
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Amy B. | 75min

Taking the time to warm up the body and deepen our understanding of back bending this practice will energize you and keep your spine healthy and open.

Specific Focus: Backbends

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Open and Explore
Chelsea Rothert | 75min

This class focuses on opening the shoulders and lengthening the hamstrings;…    more

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Open and Explore
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Chelsea Rothert | 75min

This class focuses on opening the shoulders and lengthening the hamstrings; in order to take flight, while exploring bird of paradise. Well balanced, full of heat, with a cool down that will strengthen the spine.

Specific Focus: Backbends, Hip Openers

Style: Power Vinyasa

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Solar Flow
Jamie Horgan | 75min

This energizing power flow will get you moving for your day. …    more

3.8 (76%) 5 votes
Solar Flow
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Jamie Horgan | 75min

This energizing power flow will get you moving for your day.  There will be arm balancing, inversions, backbends and fun transitions to play with.  Expect to sweat and feel vibrant from this class.

Specific Focus: Arm Balances, Backbends, Continuous Flow, Core Strengthening, Inversions

3.8 (76%) 5 votes

Energize your body and soul with this playful flow class, that…    more

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Baby’s Got Backbends!
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Amy B. | 75min

Energize your body and soul with this playful flow class, that emphasizes safe back-bending in standing poses with flow.

Specific Focus: Backbends

Style: Power Vinyasa

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