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playlists:

THIS WEEK’S CLASS: Juicy

May 2, 2021

I really thought I’d never call a class “Juicy,” but that sums up how I felt when this practice was through. 

This flow emphasizes balance and offers up some creative fare, like: neck ‘therapy’ to begin, feel-good flowing, and press practice for headstand, forearm stand and handstand. 

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Everywhere

Apr 25, 2021

Here is a whole-body affair! Prepare the body with pranayama and progressive movement as you build into your solid sequences, which have a creative touch here. Find a playful/challenging arm balance sequence & foot-behind-the-head PREP, with all of that fiery effort countered by a psoas release hold just shy of the 40-minute mark.

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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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focus & fly

May 3, 2021

Movement begins about 4 mins in. Following an Ujjayi pranayama practice, find precise and subtle core-strengthening movements on your way to execute Crow pose. Glide through a tradition-inspired flow and take some handstand practice (if you wish to) throughout.

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Peace

Aug 11, 2019

In this practice we remember what’s important — staying in touch with the ever-present peace within us. But don’t let the thumbnail fool you. We still move through a heat-building flow that includes postures like forearm stand with hanumanasana, rotated half moon w/ chapasana, wheel, fallen triangle, side plank with half lotus, pigeon and king pigeon, wheel with elbows down, foot behind the head and more.

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Paradise

Aug 4, 2019

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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Strength & Serenity

July 28, 2019

Here’s a lively practice that brings many elements together, including a few you’ve requested. Beginning with bellows pranayama and guided by the balance between strength & ease, we visit some powerful favorites with a spirit of “none of these really matters in the grand scheme, so why get all scrunched about it?”

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Grasshopper

July 21, 2019

This practice safely and systematically builds toward the arm balance Grasshopper. One of you pointed out that we’d been preparing our hips so nicely this season that it could be a good opportunity to do this challenging pose.

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