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Yoga for the Heart and Chest

Just as you can open your heart through thoughts and emotions, you can also experience an uplifting opening in this area through yoga poses. Backend your way into new possibilities while countering the hunched back we get from slumping through our lives.

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Vinyasa Yoga20 mins

Heart Chakra Yoga: Backbend Flow

Cicily Carter

Your heart is the center of love and affection that you hold for yourself and others. This class is designed to systematically warm your body and open your heart-center so you may shine in kindness and compassion. Use this 20 minute sequence to wake up with energy or to augment your regular routine and channel your power from your heart center.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 2 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga42 mins

Element Yoga: Air

Denelle Numis

Flow through an intelligently sequenced vinyasa yoga practice inspired by the Air element. Use your breath to move mindfully through a series of backbends to prep you for the ultimate standing balance backbend, Natarajasana, or Dancer's Pose. Open your heart and your mind and discover all the possibilities within you!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
2 Blocks and 1 Strap
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ratingRating: 4.75
based on 4 reviews

Hatha Yoga49 mins

Expression of Love

Ben Davis

"Reason is powerless in the expression of love" ~ Rumi. Allow every poster that you create on the mat to be an offering in honor of what brings joy to your heart. This class consist of heart openers and back bends such as dancers, camel, floor bow, and wheel. Express your love.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.80
based on 10 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga54 mins

Anahata Chakra Vinyasa

Les Leventhal

This peak pose oriented class will provide fantastic warm up postures with and without props to help you explore some of yoga's more invigorating backbending poses safely and comfortably. It's Anahata Chakra Vinyasa -4/4/4: The 4th Chakra - Anahata, Heart; the 4th Yama, Bramacharya, how we treat others and honoring our intimate relationships; and the 4th Niyama, Svadhyaya, self-study. This practice is all about collaboration, relationships and finding out what we can do and where we dance in the playfulness of effort and surrender. It will deepen your exploration of relationships on and off the mat and shift your priorities in a way that all of your relationships will become more meaningful.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block and Strap
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ratingRating: 4.44
based on 9 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour 8 mins

Move Your Asana

Jill Pedroza

In this invigorating and flowing class you will move your body through warming flow and open your hips, shoulders & hamstrings! Jill will guide you through creative Sun Salutations A & B, linking your breath to movement, and then lead you through deeper heart opening & balancing postures to prepare you for a challenging hold of Revolved Birds of Paradise.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.67
based on 18 reviews

Forrest Yoga1 hour 5 mins

Forrest Yoga for Happy Heart & Hips

Cher Aslor

This class is for Forrest Yoga Lovers and those that haven't tried Forrest but practice yoga all the same! Experience juicy hip openers, shoulder openers and longer holds helping us get deeper into the alignment of the poses and tissues of the body. One of the peak poses is standing pigeon, a pose that helped me heal an injured hamstring. In this class you will practice poses unique to Forrest and fun for all. If you love pigeon pose, there's several variations of pigeon to help your hips and heart get happy!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 3 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga58 mins

Give it Away Now: The Practice of Asteya

Alanna Kaivalya

The principle of asteya is often translated as non-stealing. In this dynamic vinyasa class, we re-translate it as: giving back. Discover how much you have to give, even when it seems you have nothing at all! Armed only with our asana practice, we learn how generosity changes our attitude and outlook and reveals how much we have to offer. This practice warms your day and your heart as we embody generosity that you carry with you long after you leave the mat.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.60
based on 10 reviews

Yin Yoga15 mins

Post Workout Yoga: Chest and Shoulders

Kylie Larson

Strong is good, but strong and flexible are great! Stretch out after your workout with this chest and shoulder opening class. All levels are welcome as I guide you through several stretches and yoga poses that will reduce the tension and tightness that can develop after a great upper body workout.

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Level
All Levels

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.60
based on 25 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga45 mins

Yoga for Flexibility

Celest Pereira

This is a lovely long stretch class. It will help you open and unwind, making you feel taller and happier. The main purpose of the class is to get you feeling wonderful, so expects deep breaths coupled to poses that have a therapeutic benefit in your joints and muscles.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
2 blocks
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ratingRating: 4.73
based on 11 reviews

Power Yoga48 mins

Fitness 'n' Yoga + Weights: Core and Backbends

Ben Davis

Fitness 'n' Yoga + Weights: Core & Backbends will help you balance and strengthen both the front and back sides of the core as you play with floor bow and dancers pose. This video will also incorporate transitioning from upward facing dog back to chaturanga as part of the flow. Have some fun while you tone your arms, legs, and core while using weights to tone and sculpt.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
3, 5 or 8 lb Weights and a Foam Block
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ratingRating: 4.17
based on 3 reviews

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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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 4 reviews

Power Yoga9 mins

Moon Salutations

Kristin Gibowicz

This FREE moon salutation variation is the perfect way to get yourself moving, shift perspective and release the burdens in mind, body and spirit that keep us from wholeness. In this short, gentle yoga flow, breathe beyond challenging circumstances and negative self-talk with the intention of reconnecting to wholeness.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.92
based on 12 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga56 mins

Vinyasa: Wild Thing

Lindsay Gonzalez

Led by Lindsay Gonzalez

Come get warm exploring chest openers, backbends, handstands and a fun pose called Wild Thing (Camatcrasana). This class is an active way to ecstatically unfold the enraptured heart!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 2 reviews

Forrest Yoga1 hour 38 mins

Forrest Yoga: Safe and Intelligent Back Bending

Cheryl Deer

Led by Cheryl Deer

In this class you will explore back bending movements in a safe way that frees energy and blood flow along the spine. Cheryl intelligently guides you through the Forrest Yoga breath work, abdominals, shoulder openers and sun salutations that prepare you for an energizing and strong wheel pose. This is an effective class that will bring new insights and space in mind and body!

One of the props for this class is a Forrest Yoga Mat Roll, you can also use a rolled up towel.

The steps to make a Forrest Yoga Mat Roll
1. Use an old yoga mat, or buy a thin cheap one at the store.
2. Fold the mat into thirds, lengthwise.
3. Move to the long end of the mat and roll the mat up as tightly as you can (sleeping bag style).
4. Once you see the width you desire (depending on hip size or personal preference) cut the tail end off with scissors. If it’s perfect as is, no need to cut.
5. Wrap your mat roll with something to hold it tight: rubber bands, fun colored duct tape, stretchy headbands, etc.
6. Voila! Mat roll complete.
Now, you have a tool that will expedite your healing process, massage your organs, and strengthen those inner thighs & abs like no tomorrow. Congratulations on creating one of the most useful props in yoga!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block, Strap, Mat Roll or Rolled up Towel
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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 4 reviews

Align & Flow1 hour 8 mins

Align and Flow: Take Action

Jack Cuneo

Led by Jack Cuneo

Step into intention and movement with this rigorous, progressive sequence towards three forms of Crow: Bakasana, Parsva Bakasana, and Eka Pada Bakasana. You'll learn detailed posture biomechanics, and consider the moments when you want to take action - but something holds you back. Strengthen your core, create length and freedom through your torso, chest, and hips... then take off!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block
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ratingRating: 4.95
based on 10 reviews

Bhakti Yoga50 mins

Give it All Your Heart

Christen Bakken

Backbending lends a yogi to the greatest sensation of heart opening, for sure. In this practice we will head in that direction, but will consider bringing our heart into all we do. Finding alignment of shoulders back and sternum forward sends the body into a whole hearted practice. Inside of the physical work, we will explore the concept of generosity and abundance in the way we live an open hearted life. Learning how not to blow an energetic gasket, but also not to hoard our sweet energy in our practice and in our life will lend itself to greater sense of fulfillment and purpose.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner & Up

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
One Block
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ratingRating: 3.75
based on 4 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga1 hour 14 mins

Propping Your Heart Open

Channing Grivas

This class is geared towards using strength in your back body to open your heart and chest area. You will flow through postures to warm your spine, use props to go deeper, and use strength to find more overall freedom in your body. A strap and a block are necessary for this class. Have fun!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block, Strap
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ratingRating: 4.93
based on 20 reviews

Power Yoga46 mins

Love More Flow

Kristin Gibowicz

Love is patient and kind, but are we? In the beginning, you'll be asked to "fire the judge and hire the witness" as Kristin guides you through a short meditation on cultivating more love for self and others. Then practice a challenging full-body power flow including heart openers that will bring you back to intention and hopefully leave you wanting to"love more" off the mat too!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.85
based on 23 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour 1 min

Illumination Flow

Jackie Casal Mahrou

This class will light you up from the inside out!

This is a slower paced vinyasa flow class that includes longer posture holds, alignment, and warming flow. Jackie guides you through Sun Salutations A and B that focus on hip and heart opening, and then leads you through several backbends and thigh openers including Ardha Chandra Chapasana (Half Moon Variation). Through it all Jackie encourages you to connect to inner joy while finding your edge.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Strap and Block (Optional)
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ratingRating: 4.91
based on 16 reviews

Hatha Yoga31 mins

Open Your Heart to Gratitude

Elise Fabricant

In this heart-opening class we will invite in gratitude along with our physical practice of backbending. To cultivate length and lower back health in our backbends, we learn to unwind the front of hips and pelvis with lunge variations. Moving on to shoulder opening, we pay special attention to the musculature between the shoulder blades. Finally, this class culminates in supine backbends that both energize and soften the heart center. Appropriate for all levels, this class will calm the seasoned practitioner and challenge the new one.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block and a strap
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ratingRating: 4.85
based on 13 reviews

Power Yoga38 mins

Flow, Dance, and Balance

Cicily Carter

Peak pose classes are an awesome addition to your normal yoga practice. They are short, sweet, and juicy. If you just finished a class and you are still looking to move or you want to add some spice to your normal routine, plan to "dance" the next 40 minutes away. We will explore the idea of keeping your heart open through challenging balancing flows.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.88
based on 4 reviews

Backbends39 mins

Deeper Down the Road to Backbends

Kristen Boyle

This class is designed to get you further down the road to backbends. Back health and healthy, safe backbending, require an acute awareness of the front body and core strength. Yes, it also involves flexibility in the spine, but even more than that, it requires strength. The thoracic spine is an area that in our daily lives of computers, texting, driving, rounded shoulders and forward heads, gets overstretched and weakened. This class will bring your awareness to that area of the body that you can take off the mat of your asana practice, hopefully into your everyday life, where you can enjoy healthier posture and spine strength.

Itzak Pearlman, one of the greatest violinists of our time, was greeting patrons after a performance. One man came up to him, and said, “Mr. Pearlman, I admire your work so much. I play my violin every day. I would give my life to play as you do!” Mr. Pearlman responded simply, “I have.”

In that powerful moment, pause, reflect. That thing that you want so much. How badly do you want it? How much more are you willing to work for it? And, what are you willing to give up in order to achieve it?

Not all of us can be destined to be the greatest. But each one of us has something, some singular thing that we are working towards. And with more effort, dedication, and sacrifice, you can achieve it. The qualities you bring to your asana practice translate through the layers of your being, into how you approach your life.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block
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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 17 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour 14 mins

Playfulness in Asymmetry - Dancing Dog

Rob Loud

This spirited flow works towards a fun hybrid pose - Dancing Dog - combining revolved dancers and downward facing dog. Moving and breathing, we systematically open the hips, quads and shoulders in preparation with options to play along the way!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Optional block
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ratingRating: 4.38
based on 8 reviews

Hatha Yoga46 mins

Radha & Krishna Heart Flow

Jeanie Manchester

This class is dedicated to the Goddess Radha who is madly in love with Krishna. While the two are in love and frolic in the forests in erotic love play, Radha must learn the difficult lesson that Krishna will never belong to one person. We all inevitably learn that as much as we hold on to each other, we ultimately don't hold on to another forever.

Jeanie begins class with a short (3-minute) discussion around Radha and Krishna, and then guides you through a unique flow of warming heart and shoulder opening postures that build sequentially to full Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose), and variations. Class ends with a 6-minute grounding Savasana.

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.96
based on 14 reviews

Power Yoga1 hour 5 mins

Gratitude Training

Kylie Larson

This class focuses on opening the chest and heart space by mindfully guiding you into dancer several times, half hero pose, full hero and camel. You will spend time preparing your body for these heart openers by not only warming up the spine, but also getting into the quadriceps and hip flexors. As we open up the heart we remind ourselves of all that we have in our lives to be grateful for, no matter how large or small. As we train our bodies, we also train our minds to see how abundant our lives really are.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block (optional)
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ratingRating: 4.92
based on 12 reviews

Chakras24 mins

Yoga for the 4th Chakra

Elise Fabricant

Feeling kind of closed? Lacking connection? Lonely or resentful? It's time to open your heart chakra! This sweet practice starts with gentle chest opening and moves into mild backbends and quad openers. With the front body warmed up, we apex with full wheel or bridge, then settle into a spacious savasana and compassionate guided meditation.

**This class is part of our Yoga for the Chakras Package!

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.78
based on 9 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga45 mins

Breaking the Heart Wide Open

Channing Grivas

This slow-paced class enables the practitioner to get deep into the muscles that provide support for an opening of the heart and the entire front body. A block is used to aid in the elongation of the arms to help provide balance while in backbending postures. Focusing on the backbody and utilizing the strength of the glutes will assist you into the fullest expression of the postures and bring a fire into your wide-open heart!

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Block
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ratingRating: 5.00
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Vinyasa Yoga1 hour 19 mins

Full Wheel - Saying Yes from Your Heart

Rob Loud

Working into full wheel (urdhva dhanurasana), this class focuses on strengthening and opening the regions surrounding and protecting our hearts. By softening the "armor" often created when life tells us "no," we are able to embody this postural expression that says "yes" to ALL that life contains!

**This class is part of our 7-Day Heart Opening Program!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
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ratingRating: 4.97
based on 18 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga1 hour 4 mins

Birds of Paradise

Rob Loud

This sequence is designed to prepare you for Birds of Paradise by systemically opening the chest and shoulders through a succession of half-bound poses working towards some full binds towards the end of class. Hamstrings are also a focal point. If you are blessed with "strong" shoulders a strap or belt may be of use. Finding freedom within the confines of a bind is a learned skill and a great metaphor for life!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Optional strap
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ratingRating: 4.93
based on 23 reviews

Power Yoga55 mins

Mermaid Flow

Kyle Weiger

Ever wanted to get into Mermaid Pose? This class works on opening the entire frontline of the body, from the tips of your toes all the way up through your chest and shoulders so you can get into your full expression of this beautiful posture!

VIDEO

Level
Intermediate

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None