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in the heart

June 21, 2020

Beginning with kapalabhati breathing and a respectful opening, we move into a strong, heart-opening practice that takes advantage of this hemisphere’s warmth. Keeping in mind that there is no moment when yoga is not available, we move through challenging arm balance sequencing with hearts wide open and a childlike sense of play.

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root & kriya

Jan 10, 2021

Two blocks and a blanket will be handy in this multidisciplinary class, where we begin with pelvic floor-emphasizing Kundalini-style kriyas. Proceed into wrist care before diving into a flow.

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nadi rinse

Nov 22, 2020

Get the weight of the world off your shoulders with this energetically cleansing practice. Breathe space to clear out the major nadis — side bodies and central channel — with twisting, extra-deep folds, hip work, pike hops & heart openers.

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backbends

Nov 14, 2020

Culminating in kickover-from-wheel practice (your request!), this backbendy practice doesn’t skimp on other posture categories. In all, it’s a whole-body, mindful-movement flow that weaves in opportunities for chin stand, deep folds, balance poses, core work and outer hip opening.

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king dancer

Nov 7, 2020

Enhance shoulder and spine mobility with this practice that leads to King Dancer AKA Nataraj. Reap the benefit of a systematic warming and lengthening of key body parts — like the hip flexors, chest, and shoulders.

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cozy & strong

Nov 1, 2020

In this one, start mellow enough and be carried to poses like forearm stand w/ hanumanasana. Experiment with turning your inversion into a backbend. We start with alternate nostril breathing — a calming pranayama.

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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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locust flow

Oct 17, 2020

Hop right to it in this steady, strong flow with lots to play with. The idea is to respectfully access deep inner reserves.

Expect: Locust vinyasas, side plank variations, balancing, eagle, koundinyasana arm balance, forearm stand, pincha, splits, wheel, drop back and stand up

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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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stability & freedom

Oct 3, 2020

Expect: balancing, heart opening, twists, binds, shoulder stand, transition from reclined hero into wheel pose

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back body strong

Sept 26, 2020

Feel empowered in this flow that enlists the back body muscles to encourage safe, healthy, and great-feeling heart opening. Find an emphasis on energetic seals — like the cue to squeeze into your midline, or to draw the feet toward one another, protecting & strengthening your joints.

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back to basics

Sept 19, 2020

Revisit the fundamentals in this easygoing flow.

Expect: ujjayi breath, the warrior poses, side plank modification, hips, beginner friendly, gentle flow, hamstrings

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get vibrant

Sept 12, 2020

A whole-body practice that moves along at a brisk & warming clip.

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from center

Sept 5, 2020

Establish your center in order to expand. A comprehensive practice w/ arm balances and handstand practice. Moderate challenge.

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unbound

Aug 29, 2020

Binds, headstands and twists comprise this creative, solid practice. Strong enough for a challenge. Not so strong it isn’t accessible.

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play on your hands

Aug 22, 2020

Practice stag leg handstand in a variety of planes. Get a complete Vinyasa practice.

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