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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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Technique Workshops4 mins

Alignment Guru: Down Dog

Kristen Boyle

This FREE Alignment Guru class breaks down Down Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) in a way that is both accessible for beginners and enlightening for experienced yogis. Apply these tips in all class levels and styles.

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Everyday Namaste

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Technique Workshops6 mins

Therapeutic Alignment: Plank Pose

Shy Sayar

Chaturanga Dandasana, the high and low plank pose, is a feat of strength and a graceful demonstration of power - but it is frequently practiced incorrectly, overly recruiting and tensing the muscles of the shoulders and neck. Join Yoga Therapist Shy Sayar for a concise exploration of proper alignment technique in the plank pose, and learn how to spare your wrists, shoulders and neck while strengthening your legs, core and the all-important serratus anterior muscles!

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Adv. Beginner & Up

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Technique Workshops6 mins

Therapeutic Alignment: Triangle Pose

Shy Sayar

Triangle pose is arguably the most unique gesture in yoga, demanding movement in ranges of motion that are rarely, if ever, required in any other form of movement - which is precisely why it is often practiced in a dangerously incorrect fashion, and why it is crucially important to understand. Join Yoga Therapist Shy Sayar for a concise exploration of proper alignment technique in the triangle pose, and save your hips for the longevity of your practice!

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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None
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Technique Workshops22 mins

An Intro to Animal Movement

Jack Cuneo

Travel far from the land of traditional yoga postures and explore foundational animal movements. Why? Because not only will these movements develop your strength and mobility very quickly, they’ll also help you improve your motor skills, your coordination, and your ability to move efficiently in complex ways while retaining a clear mind.

One important note: many - though not all - animal movements are quadripedal, meaning you will travel across the floor using both your hands and feet. As a result, this sequence and many like it will challenge your wrists and shoulders. Be conscious of your capacity and you'll ultimately gain much greater strength and resilience in these areas!

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Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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None
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Technique Workshops29 mins

Guidelines for a Balanced Life: Building blocks

Les Leventhal

Inversions: Handstand, forearm balance and tri-pod headstand. We get so familiar in looking at things through one lens. Give yourself permission to grow the muscles of courage and trust - key ingredients to navigating fear in our lives. Go upside down. I wish I could tell you that these 3 poses would eliminate fear in your life. I cannot. What I can do is make you a promise: Practice this video with or without any of the variations I offer, at least once a week, and you will learn to navigate fear in your life off the mat. The power that you will feed your body from these poses will create strength and vitality in your soul that will carry you through all of life's experiences. I would not say that if it was not my experience. These poses are like the 9th step promises from recovery for me. They deliver every time. Trust and Courage, will always materialize if we work for them. Have a blast. This video is meant to be super fun.

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All Levels

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You'll Feel It

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Block and Strap if available
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Technique Workshops27 mins

Find Strength Through Your Feet

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter One

If we’re honest, aging can bring a host of challenges. We won't always feel our best or our strongest, but we can practice yoga in a way that supports our vitality and muscles. In time, this will translate into a stronger practice on our mats and in our life.

To build strength, we start with the feet. The feet can become tight and rigid, losing flexibility and overall strength. We start with the feet because they have to support us for many years to come and are often overlooked in our practice. Exercises include how to massage and care for your feet. How to strengthen and how to flex, point and "floint." Yoga poses demonstrated with correct foot alignment include Mountain (Tadasana), Forward Fold (Uttanasana), Hero's Pose (Virasana), Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana), Seated Wide Angle (Upavistha Konasana), and Extended Leg Pose (Supta Padangusthasana). Approximately 30 minutes. This class is mostly a demonstration of poses with detailed alignment for you to practice.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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Technique Workshops29 mins

Steady is the New Strong: Legs

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Two.

Showing up is the key to moving forward, and to show up we depend on the legs. We don’t want to hide from the changes in midlife; we want to "stand tall" and be ready for what may come.

This video details how to align, practice and firm the muscles of the legs. Poses and exercises include hamstring stretches in Forward Fold (Uttanasana), Standing Wide-Legged Fold (Prasarita Padottanasana), Standing Figure Four (Eka Pada Galavasana prep), Warrior 3 Pose Standing One Leg Pose (Utthita Hasta Padongusthasana), Half Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), the Splits pose (Hanumanasana) Standing Baby Dancer (Natarajasana) and more. Approximately 30 minutes; a thorough demonstration of poses and alignment to practice.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block, Strap, Blanket
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Technique Workshops35 mins

Community and Connection: Knees and Hips

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Three.

Human beings are not meant to live in isolation, and yet social disconnectedness is a problem in present-day society. Yoga can counteract the negative effects of isolation and build community in group practice. Our bodies are also a way to see ourselves as part of a connected whole.

In this video, we work with the knees and hips so our joints are connected to the “whole community” of the body. Exercises teach the concept of "shins in" and "thighs out," as well as "shins forward" and "thighs back." We work to create length and resilience in the calf muscles, and strength above the knee in the VMO muscle. Poses include Warrior 2, Downward Facing Dog Pose, Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana), Triangle (Trikonasana), Sitting Head to Knee Pose (Janusirsasana), Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana), and a variation of Cowface Pose (Gomukasana). Approximately 30 minutes; This class is mostly a demonstration of poses with detailed alignment for you to practice.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block, Strap, Blanket
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Technique Workshops24 mins

Have Faith, Abdominal Strength

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Four

Aging can bring all sorts of challenges we cannot control. To give us support and build trust in the Universe, we want to develop a strong core. A strong core keeps us together. Desiree shows with our fearless model Cat, how to do abdominal bracing, a technique to help find the “rib anchor.” We work with Desiree’s “string of pearls” concept of slow-moving strength. Poses include Boat (Navasana), a supine twist (Jatara Parivartanasana), Plank variations, seated wide angle pose, (Upavistha Konasana), an inversion, and Crow Pose (Bakasana). There is nothing like the possibility of falling on your face to build trust in the Divine! This video requires a yoga belt, a tie or any long string. This class is mostly a demonstration of poses with detailed alignment for you to practice.

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All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Strap
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Technique Workshops29 mins

Be the Change, Shouldering On!

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Five

Change happens. It’s happening even at this moment. We have no choice but to carry on. We carry the weight of the world on our fragile shoulders. They can become tight and rounded as well as weak. With the help of our fearless model Maria, Desiree shows how to properly position and work with the shoulder girdle. Stretches often use a yoga belt. Poses include Reverse Plank (Purvottanasana), Forearm Plank, Side Plank (Vasisthasana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), Upward Facing Dog, the yoga “push-up,” (Chaturanga), a proper Downward Facing Dog and more. If you practice correctly, you will build strong, resilient shoulders. this practice is mostly a detailed demonstration of poses.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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Strap
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Technique Workshops24 mins

Warrior Heal Thyself: The Neck

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Six

Our fragile necks! Who designed this body where a 10-pound “bowling ball” of a head is balanced on seven tiny cervical bones? Certainly, not us. But nevertheless, here we are in a new age where we spend more time than ever in a forward position looking at technology screens. While this chapter delves into all the major physical challenges that older warriors face in life, our yoga concentrates on the neck. Problems with the neck – including vertigo, fracture and nerve damage from bulging discs – are now prevalent in midlife. In this video, Desiree shows exercises to build strength and the proper placement of the head in her “double-chin face.” Poses include Warrior One, Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana), a variation of Bridge called Chatush Padasana, the bow (Dhanurasana) and wheel poses (Urdhva Dhanurasana) and more. This class is mostly a detailed demonstration of postures to practice.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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Technique Workshops21 mins

Equanimity and Balance: The Wrists

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Seven.

If we’re going to feel balanced in life, we need to appreciate the passage of time, and use the “all of it” along the way. This includes our wrists and hands. Unfortunately, wrist injury is becoming all too common among yogis of all ages. In this video, we show you how to massage your wrists, stretch and lengthen the fingers, and then strengthen the hands in yoga. Poses include proper placement of the hands and wrists in Downward Facing Dog, Plank Pose, the yoga “push-up” (Chaturanga) and a stretch in Uttanasana variation called “Gorilla.” The peak pose is the ultimate wrist/arm balance, Peacock (Mayurasana). This class is mostly detailed demonstration of the poses to practice.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block, Strap
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Technique Workshops14 mins

Plan B: Stepping Back with Meditation

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Chapter Eight

Meditation has been shown to have numerous physical, psychological and emotional benefits to support our body, mind and spirit. But sitting for an extended period of time, is not always easy or accessible. In this video, we show you how to find comfort and ease in a meditative posture. Yoga poses include legs up the wall, (Viparita Karani), supported Hero’s Pose (Virasana), and the three bandhas or internal locks that you need for spinal support, Mula, Uddiyana and Jalandhara. This class is mostly demonstration of poses for you to practice.

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All Levels

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
Blanket, Block
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Technique Workshops9 mins

Happy Feet: A Daily Practice for Strength and Flex

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty, Bonus Video

Happy Feet is a 15-minute practice you can do at home to keep your feet healthy and strong, and prevent pain in the arches. Exercises include massage, stretching and strengthening poses. Our feet have to carry us for nearly 100 years. Take a few minutes a day to show them your appreciation.

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All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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Technique Workshops5 mins

Never Give Up!

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty : Bonus Video.

Never give up! On those terrible, awful no good days when you feel meh, we show you how to practice yoga in a chair.

Never Give Up is a short, 10-minute tutorial to give you inspiration to find your “move” when you cannot stand or walk. You can access almost any pose – twists, forward folds, backbends and more – while sitting in a chair. The only mistake you can make, is giving up. If you cannot move one body part, perhaps you can move another? We want to inspire you to find your “giddy-up” even in the saddle! This class is mostly detailed demonstration of poses to practice.

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All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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Chair
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Technique Workshops8 mins

Fearless Flyers: Safety First with Inversions

Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon

Fearless After Fifty: Bonus Video

Who doesn’t want to fly, feel strong and build trust in the Universe? That’s what we’re having, but to be honest, older warriors have more risk when it comes to balancing out the rewards. We must have proper shoulder alignment or else we can create real and lasting problems in our upper bodies. We must be safe-ish, as a fall at sixty could likely break a hip. Therefore, we show you how to build your inner badass, at a wall. We can’t absolutely guarantee that bad things won’t happen, after all, this is life and we’re all in it together. However, if you follow these tips, you will learn how to approach an inversion practice with fearlessness, and safety first. This class is mostly a detailed demonstration of postures to practice.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Strap, Block
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Power Yoga17 mins

True North Flow

Kristin Gibowicz

In many yoga postures we are seeking Tadasana or mountain pose alignment. True North is a beautiful way to learn how to encompass this central alignment in our minds through setting intention, and in our bodies by contracting muscles that support the natural curvature of our spine. We learn this in our spirit by connecting to a higher place through breath. This 20 minute flow brings awareness to True North Alignment in poses such as mountain, plank, side plank, crescent lunge, chaturanga and tree. Take some time to re-align!

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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Technique Workshops

Therapeutic Alignment: Crow Pose

Shy Sayar

Crow Pose is the doorway to all arm balances, yet the vast majority of practitioners perform it incorrectly, endangering the wrists and putting undue pressure on the shoulders and the neck. Join Yoga Therapist, Shy Sayar, for a concise exploration of proper alignment technique in crow pose, and learn how to protect your wrists and bear the weight of your body in your core - where it belongs!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.06
based on 8 reviews

Fusion Yoga45 mins

Shakti Flow: Yoga and Dance

Deb Rubin

In this class, we are going to move our yoga practice from the mat into the dance! Through the empowering, core-focused art-form of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, we awaken Shakti and bring the Nataraj to life. We begin with vinyasa yoga on the mat to open the hips, energize the fluid spine, connect to the core, and prep the body for dancing. We then weave our yoga directly into the dance with an introduction to the earthy, serpentine movements and body positions of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. Deeply invoke the divine feminine, and feel energized and inspired in your body! Let's dance!

Music for this class provided by: davidstarfire.com, and yakaruna.com


Deb recommends using the following playlist for this class: Playlist for Shakti Flow Yoga and Dance

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
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ratingRating: 4.75
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Yoga for Back Pain12 mins

Rid Yourself of Back Pain: An Essential Sequence

Alanna Kaivalya

If you experience any kind of back pain, this sequence is for you! It is a simple series of movements designed to relax muscles that are chronically tight or stressed due to back pain. Learn this sequence and do it every day to keep your back healthy and (hopefully) pain free!

Please note, that this sequence does not replace sound medical advice or physical therapy.

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All Levels

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
Strap
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Align & Flow1 hour 22 mins

Align and Flow: Backbends as an Offering

Jack Cuneo

Led by Jack Cuneo

In this intense and energizing backbend class, you'll tone and energize your legs and glutes with bodyweight calisthenics, then explore creative flows and unique posture variations on your way to Reclined Hero, Dolphin, Wild Thing, and Upward Bow. Deepen your poses, improve your posture, and strengthen your shoulders and legs to find more surrender and sweetness.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Two Blocks
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5 mins

Bridge Pose Tutorial: the Path to Headstand

Shy Sayar

The bridge pose is not only a very important gesture in its own right, and a wonderful heart opening thoracic extension pose - it is also the first step in the path to headstand, a path that begins with bridge pose and runs through shoulderstand and plow, as well. Join Yoga Therapist Shy Sayar for this exploration of proper technique in the bridge pose, and learn how to start on this exciting path - safely!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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Yoga en Español1 hour 1 min

Bilingual Yoga: Sagacious Warriors

Noemi Nuñez

Warrior I, II and III wisely deconstructed! This bilingual class provides you with the necessary tools to play with your warrior series in a deeply exploratory way. Together we will delectably break down the bio-mechanics of these dramatically different warriors aided by props such as blocks, blanket, strap and the wall! At the end of your warrior journey, you will incorporate the insight gained by the props usage at the wall by applying it on your mat without any props to discern your new expression in your warrior series. As always, I will provide you with a grounding cool-down to integrate your newly acquired warrior series shrewdness. Enjoy!

Guerrero I, II y III sabiamente de-construidos! Esta clase bilingüe te proporcionara las herramientas necesarias para experimentar con la serie de poses de Guerrero de una forma profundamente aventurera. Juntos vamos a deliciosamente desmenuzar los movimientos bio-mecánicos de los drásticamente diferentes guerreros con la ayuda de herramientas como los bloques, manta, correa y pared! Al final de tu jornada con las series guerrero, incorporaremos el conocimiento obtenido mediante el uso de los ejercicios en la pared, aplicándolo en tu tapete sin ningún tipo de herramientas de apoyo para sentir y discernir tu nueva expresión en cualquiera de tus poses de la serie de guerrero. Como siempre en todas mis clases, tendrás un enfriamiento deliciosamente metódico que integrara la astucia recién adquirida en tu renovada serie guerreros. ¡Disfruta!

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Blocks, Blanket, Strap and Wall
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ratingRating: 4.00
based on 5 reviews

Beginner Yoga35 mins

Introduction to Down Dog and Sun Salutations

Kristen Boyle

Led by Kristen Boyle

Stepping into a yoga class for the first time is intimidating. I often hear, "I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible enough!" That, my friend, is exactly why yoga would be good for you, because yoga brings balance to the body. Yoga will meet you where you are, and continue to challenge you, offsetting habitual movements with a practice that brings full awareness to our body's abilities and challenges.

One of the key poses in our current day yoga classes, particularly in the Vinyasa style of yoga, is Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana. Often this pose is challenging because of tight hamstrings, tight shoulders, or both. In this class we take a deeper look at the pose, from the shoulders to the back to the legs. Then we work the pose into a Vinyasa series of Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskar A. You will feel more open and refreshed after this simple yet detailed class, guaranteed.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
2 Blocks, 1 Strap
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31 mins

Dive Deeper into Down Dog

Elise Fabricant

Downward Facing Dog is probably the most commonly used poses, but is still often misunderstood. It demands much of the body, and often causes students to "muscle through" rather than refining the appropriate actions of the body.

In this alignment-based class we will warm up the hamstrings, feel the correct placement of the pelvis, work on strong, planted hands and play with the healthy rotation of the shoulders. This practice will work your mind and body, and refine and deepen Downward Dog so that you can approach an old pose in new ways.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Strap
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Power Yoga11 mins

Drills and Skills: One Legged Crow

Channing Grivas

This is a quick "how-to" format to aide you in strengthening the body for Eka Pada Bakasan (one-legged crow). Grab your props and get ready to feel it! Heavy core, arm strengthened, and play. This is not a warm up or a flow. It is comprised of techniques and drills to work towards the peak pose.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Towel, Block
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Technique Workshops29 mins

Anatomy of Yoga Alignment

Shy Sayar

Join Yoga Therapist Shy Sayar and Bonard the skeleton for a toes-to-skull study of the human anatomy that dictates universal principles of alignment in yoga! Great for anyone from absolute beginners to yoga teachers seeking to deepen their knowledge and keep the practice safe and effective.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.67
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Iyengar Yoga13 mins

Tailbone Tutorial

Jeanie Manchester

Got Tailbone? In this FREE 15 min tutorial you will discover why the tailbone, also know as the coccyx is a vital part of understanding how our yoga practice works physically and on a deep internal level of activating the root and abdominal locks in the body, called bandhas. A healthy back depends on our exhalation reaching our pelvic floor muscles so that our abdominal muscles fire to protect our lower backs. This tutorial could quite possibly change your yoga practice!

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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Technique Workshops1 min

Side Crow Breakdown

Outlaw Yoga

Explore side-crow with this FREE 2-minute tutorial that will give you some helpful tips for soaring into side-crow!


**Parental advisory of explicit content - Outlaw Yoga classes may contain strong language inappropriate for children.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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Technique Workshops2 mins

Bakasana (Crow) Breakdown

Outlaw Yoga

Explore the "gateway drug to all other arm balances" with this FREE 2-minute tutorial that will give you creative tips for taking flight in Crow.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None