Technique Workshops

Learn to perfect your practice with these technique workshops. These online classes breakdown poses or a series of poses so you can learn proper alignment and balance and take your practice to the next level.

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48 mins

Focus on Form - Standing Poses

Patrick Montgomery

Learn essential techniques in several standing poses including Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon) and Pavritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle). This practice also shows you how to activate the feet, lift the arches and open the ankles and calves. Practice regularly to develop or maintain strength and flexibility.

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All Levels

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Technique Workshops24 mins

Arm Balancing Workshop 5 - Forearm Stand

Kyle Weiger

If you've ever wondered what to do with your arms to create a strong forearm stand, this is the class for you. Kyle starts with the traditional shoulder and wrist prep, and then works into the foundations for creating a strong Pincha Mayurasana. Move slowly, pay attention to your body, but most of all, have fun!!

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Technique Workshops27 mins

Arm Balancing Workshop 4 - Headstands & Headbands

Kyle Weiger

Headstand is the definition of a true inversion, where the body stacks completely vertical, with all your core muscles firing to support your posture. In this 4th class of our arm balancing workship series, you'll follow Kyle through two different variations of headstand, tripod and supported headstand to find which one you like best. Turning your body upside down is so invigorating, so put down the coffee and give this one a try in the mornings!

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Adv. Beginner

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Technique Workshops23 mins

Arm Balancing Workshop 3 - Peacock

Kyle Weiger

Peacock is an awesome pose for building core strength, and it's the focus of our third video in the Arm Balance Workshop series. Here, Kyle shows you a few different variations of the pose from beginner to advanced. This one may make you feel like a breakdancer, so get out your 1980's track suit and boombox....and have fun!

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Technique Workshops25 mins

Arm Balancing Workshop 2 - Hurdle & 8 Angle Pose

Kyle Weiger

This second workshop with Kyle introduces two really fun arm balances that also incorporate the opening in the hips - Hurdle and 8-Angle Pose! The wrist and shoulder prep sequence is coupled with some great stretches for the hips and hamstrings and Kyle will demonstrate how to use your hips (your center of gravity) to maintain balance in these fun and invigorating poses!

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Adv. Beginner

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Technique Workshops20 mins

Arm Balancing Workshop 1 - Two Crows & a Crane

Kyle Weiger

This is the first video in our series of Arm Balance Workshops hosted by Kyle Weiger. This class focuses on the fundamental arm balances of Crow, Side Crow, and Crane.

This class is meant to build solid foundations and show you that you are stronger than you think! Follow Kyle through a strategic wrist and shoulder prep routine that sets you up for success in your arm balance practice!

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Adv. Beginner

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Iyengar Yoga1 hour

Fundamentals of Forward Bends and Twists

Kevin Durkin

This all levels workshop gives detail on the correct technique for safe forward bends and twists. All of Kevin's "Fundamentals of..." classes are safe for beginners and give excellent information to continuing students and teachers alike.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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Block and a strap
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Technique Workshops30 mins

Compass Pose

Qi Yoga & Fitness

Led by Qi instructor Erin Wimert, this class will prepare your body to get into this advanced posture -- Compass Pose, or Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana. Get ready to open your hips and hammies!

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Intermediate

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Arm Balancing20 mins

The Essence of Arm Balancing

Shannon Paige

This quick 20 minute burst of yoga is a perfect wake up for the upper and lower body. It weaves in all of the basic elements and techniques needed for evolutionary arm balances. Its quick delight makes it a great practice for the beginning of a harried day, a respite before an important meeting, or a quick technique tune up.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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Technique Workshops43 mins

Qi Yoga Clinic - Hurdle

Dawnelle Arthur

Qi Yoga Clinics are all about practicing that which we cannot do. Why do we practice something? So that someday, we can eventually do it! This particular clinic focuses on hurdle pose. Hurdle opens the hips, strengthens the upper body, engages and strengthens the core, and brings balance to the mind, body and heart. There will be plenty of variations offered throughout this all levels class that will prepare you and give you the alignment tools that you will need to eventually practice this challenging posture. Explore your limits, and expect something new...eventually, you'll clear this hurdle!

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Intermediate

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Arm Balancing1 hour

Taming the Peacock

Michelle Berman Marchildon

The peacock is known in mythology for being fearless and serves as a ride for the mightiest warriors. The yoga pose Peacock, or Mayurasana, along with its cousin, Peacock Feather, or Pincha Mayurasana, are both difficult poses and hard to tame -- just like the bird! In this class, you will enjoy a Vinyasa flow to warm up, and then with the use of props you will learn how to fly into Mayurasana with grace and ease.

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Adv. Intermediate

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Technique WorkshopsMultiple Lengths

Breaking Down Dog - Sun Salutation A

Breaking Down Dog

Breaking Down Dog brings you short 2 minute technique workshops to help you deconstruct and perfect your yoga poses.

Tadasana
It’s not break time when you’re doing Tadasana. It, like Shavasana, are both poses that require attention and micro-adjustments to master. Ali Owens makes sure that you don’t neglect your Tadasana whether your just starting out or in your teacher training.

Downward Facing Dog
Instructor Ali Owens gives step by step instruction on one of the most famous poses in yoga. Whether you are a beginner needing to learn the fundamentals or a pro who wants to continue to make refinements, this video is perfect solution to polishing up your downward dog.

Transitioning Into Chaturanga
Janice Chiou walks you through the proper alignment of transitioning into Chaturanga, which is used in Surya Namaskara A and B. It is very important to take the transition step by step to make sure you do not have repetitive stress in the wrists and the shoulders, which practitioners risk doing in the long run. Taking your time with doing the correct positions will help strengthen your body properly.

Chaturanga
Chaturanga is own of the most fundamental poses in the Suryanamaskara series. It is also one of the most often incorrectly done poses. Without the correct alignment, spacing, and approach, practitioners risk injuring themselves in the long run. Janice Chiou shows you how to get it right.

Surya Namaskara A (Sun Salutation A)
Surya Namaskara A is one of the first flow sequences you learn. Practitioners can have trouble achieving proper alignment and fluidity. Ali Owens walks you through this process, from how to fine-tune your body, to when to breathe. Ali shows two options, one for beginners and one for more advance practitioners.

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Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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Technique Workshops1 hour

Safe Sirsasana (Headstand)

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class provides an intro and safe alignment instructions for Sirsasana, or headstand. The journey toward this inverted pose will allow you to experiment with the unfamiliar, conquer your fears, and turn your world upside down as you watch your perspective change. There are many benefits to practicing headstand pose including: calming the brain, relieving stress, toning the abs, and improving digestion.

Please be very careful when attempting this pose and follow the instructions carefully to establish a safe and strong headstand practice.

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Adv. Beginner

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Block
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Anusara Yoga50 mins

Align the Spine

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class offers slow and technical instruction for spinal alignment in basic postures. This is a great intro to yoga, and describes how our yoga posture can be different from our posture in our everyday lives. This class can also serve as a good refresher to bring strong awareness of alignment of the spine in the basic poses.

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Beginner

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Everyday Namaste

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Block
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Technique Workshops25 mins

Sun Salutation A Workshop

Jackie Casal Mahrou

Looking to deepen your yoga practice? Want to get more benefit from your practice by learning to perfect some of the core yoga poses? This workshop class will take you through Sun Salutation A step-by-step, breaking down each posture for correct alignment and balance. Learn to more thoroughly explore the benefits of your yoga poses by practicing them to their fullest potential. You will be amazed at how much better your poses will look and feel after this class! This is a complete class that includes Jackie's expert breakdown of each pose, a short flow, a cooldown and Savasana. This class is also excellent for beginner students looking to learn proper alignment from the beginning!

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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Technique WorkshopsMultiple Lengths

Asana Diagnostics

Amber Huttner

This series of videos uses a unique, three-part methodology that helps you access some of yoga's most challenging poses.

Diagnostics, Skill Builders, and Pose Variations give you the tools to customize your practice as you work towards achieving poses that you never thought possible.

Join master teacher Amber Huttner in a journey of exploration that has fun, insight, and success built into every step along the way to achieving your fullest expression of these magnificent poses.


Asana Diagnostics


Astavakrasana   Mermaid Pose   Paravrtta Janu Sirsasana   Vasisthasana   Wild Thing Pose

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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Beginner YogaMultiple Lengths

Breaking Down Dog - Breath, Office Yoga, Abs 1

Breaking Down Dog

Breaking Down Dog brings you short 2 minute technique workshops to help you deconstruct and perfect your yoga poses.

Breathing for Yoga
Breath. Just breath. It sounds simple, right? As we get into more advanced poses, however, breathing can become challenging. Janice Chiou explains how to maintain a link between your breath and movement to get the most out of your yoga practice.

Office Neck Stretches
Tired at work? Neck sore from starring at a computer all day? Janice Chiou shows you how you can do yoga to work! She shows you some great neck stretches that you can do at your desk. These moves will help you feel more energized and ready to go back to work in no time!

Abs I
Targeting your abs doesn’t require hundreds of sit ups. Ali Owens shows you how to get started on six pack abs by mastering two poses: Ardha Navasana and Navasana.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None