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Classes posted every Sunday

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potential

Jan 17, 2021

Hi friends, This one felt great to make, and I hope it feels just as amazing for you. When I got to savasana, I felt like I could stay there forever, sipping the Beyond.
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sublimate

Oct 31, 2020

When the going gets tough… YOGA! Turn to this steady practice to come back to your center, revive, and elevate. A good mix of strength, balancing, creativity, and feel-good flowing.

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sweet refinements

Oct 10, 2020

Tweak alignment in key poses to optimize functionality of the glute medius — an important hip-support muscle. Meanwhile, get a full, sweet flow with moments of intensity.

This week’s class is accompanied by a blog – https://leighabutleryoga.com/yoga-for-the-gluteus-medius-exercises-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-function/

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waking up

July 4, 2020

In this luxurious practice, we begin reclined and wake up systematically, respectfully, and joyfully. This is the sort of practice you can do every single day for whole-body health.

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self-care Medicine

Apr 5, 2020

When the global community is stressed, the body tends to hold that imprint. As self-care medicine, you’ll find here feel-good sequencing, hip opening, and heart opening. You’ll also strengthen the whole frame with handstand press drills and lengthen the hip flexors with splits.

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Paradise

This is my version of paradise.

An intention breath-setting 5 minutes
Movement beginning at 5 mins.
Luxurious, possibly slow-feeling warm-up,
Attention to breath
Attention to bandha
Attention to refinement
First down dog at 13 mins
Pace starts to pick up around 15:30
18 mins ego tries to stay “stop watching,” but you continue anyway because you’re awesome
At 22 you start to resent me
Bird of Paradise happens at 24:51
Crow at 25:30 (& jumping back to chaturanga)
Crane at 28:54 (& jumping back to chaturanga)
Anahata (Puppy pose) at 19:30
~30 mins – side plank, wild thing>wheel, fallen triangle, pigeon
46 mins – 2nd handstand

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Mushy Gushy

This is the type of well-rounded practice you can return to daily. It hits all the major asana groups: seated stretching and centering, surya namaskar warmups, standing asana including some of my favorites for really digging in — fallen triangle, peaceful warrior, wild thing.… Read More “Mushy Gushy”

Open Open Open

Stay open to whatever life throws your way. This practice begins at a respectful pace and builds into challenging poses like chin stand and a koundinyasana variation.

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Body Medicine

This practice is a moderate-level, mindfully paced, sneakily challenging one that includes twists, side plank variations, an arm balance, and a forearm stand variation.

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Feel Amazing

This flow breaks the rules, eschewing conventional structure & beginning with a totally intuitive warm-up. It progresses into out-of-the-box sequences that make use of binds and leg & hip openers. You are led into Bird of Paradise, an accessible arm balance, forearm stand, spinal movements and the gamut.… Read More “Feel Amazing”

Blessed Body

Express gratitude through your body in this well-rounded practice: heart opening, twisting, lengthening and strengthening.

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Freedom

The best kind of yoga invites prana into every corner of the human form. Certain hubs of the body — like the shoulders, hips and heart — tend to get stuffy, making it difficult for them to feel wholly free and light.… Read More “Freedom”

Whole Body

This Whole Body yoga practice opens every major angle in your body. In addition to sweet and sweaty poses, it emphasizes breath, creating a calming internal rhythm that gives you delicious s p a c e .… Read More “Whole Body”

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