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The Kaivalya Yoga Method

Alanna Kaivalya is listed in Yoga Journal’s top 21 Yoga Teachers Under 40 (March, 2008), and now with more than a decade of teaching experience, she has developed a teaching style that is a unique combination of her spirit, her knowledge, and of course the teachers who have influenced her along the path.

What does The Kaivalya Yoga Method offer?

Alanna Kaivalya phoenix graphic1. Intelligently Sequenced Vinyasa - Derived from the Ashtanga Yoga Method, we take the principles of vinyasa and create fun, vigorous sequences to challenge your body and clear away any blockages. Stretch your muscles and your mind to create deep joy in the heart.

2. A Deep Connection to Music - Whether that means live chanting, a great playlist, or an introduction to the mantras associated with the yogic practice, each class has an integration with some kind of music.

3. Connection to the Mystical Philosophy of Yoga - Brought in through the mythology and spiritual concepts behind yoga, the philosophy is brought in in such a way that is highly applicable to your life. In a modern day context, you can start viewing your life through a yogic lens.

You can expect every single aspect of The Kaivalya Yoga Method to play a prominent and invigorating role in each and every class.

The Kaivalya Yoga Method

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based on 12 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga56 mins

Discovering the Dynamic Qualities of the Universe

Alanna Kaivalya

Practicing with the Gunas

Yoga philosophy tells us the universe is made of three qualities in varying combinations. Understanding these qualities allows us insight into how to move beyond their limitations; in our practice, in our interactions, and in our minds. This class weaves the theme of the three qualities (Gunas) throughout a dynamic, safe vinyasa practice that incorporates practical lessons on each of the three qualities. Learn more about yourself, your world, and how to move beyond limitations in this inspiring, comprehensive practice!

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 5.00
based on 7 reviews

Meditation8 mins

Gratitude Meditation Practice

Alanna Kaivalya

Gratitude is proven to alleviate stress, increase optimism and impart joy on those who cultivate it. This easy, accessible meditation practice supercharges your gratitude and gives you a new outlook on life. No prior meditation experience is necessary to jump in and spend a few minutes offering gratitude to people in your life. Your entire day benefits from this practice, so start now!

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All Levels

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ratingRating: 4.28
based on 9 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga54 mins

Following the Path of the Peaceful Warrior

Alanna Kaivalya

Many mistake the peaceful warrior as a passive, indifferent path. Quite the contrary! In this practice, we learn the story of the warrior poses and their core lesson: humility. By weaving the story through the asana practice, we embody the spirit of the warrior and learn how to fight for what we believe in with humility, integrity and grace. This is a dynamic vinyasa practice suitable for all-levels designed to be both safe and inspiring.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 4.56
based on 8 reviews

Meditation12 mins

Learn to Meditate: 3 Steps to Success

Alanna Kaivalya

Learn to meditate with ease in this FREE instructional video with Alanna Kaivalya, founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training on YogaDownload.com. In three easy steps you master the key meditation techniques and lay the foundation for the most transformative and effective practice in yoga!

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All Levels

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based on 5 reviews

Meditation17 mins

Loving Kindness Meditation to Open the Heart

Alanna Kaivalya

The practice of loving kindness opens the heart and makes us more available for joy, gratitude, worthiness and connection. This meditation practice guides you gently through the age old practice of loving kindness, or metta, and gives you a new perspective on people in your life. If you're looking to cultivate a brighter perspective or resolve tension with others, this is the perfect meditation for you. No prior experience necessary, so get on your meditation cushion and begin this life-changing practice.

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All Levels

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based on 6 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga56 mins

The Power of Om: Moving with the Vibration

Alanna Kaivalya

Why is Om so powerful? Learn exactly what makes the sound Om an integral part of a complete yoga practice, as we use the vibration of Om to super-charge our vinyasa practice and recalibrate our bodies. This dynamic, safe and engaging practice weaves the lessons of the cosmic sound throughout, so that by the end, you feel more invigorated, balanced and in tune.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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based on 16 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga53 mins

Truth Be Told: Unleash Your Personal Power

Alanna Kaivalya

Truth is power. Learn how to access your personal truth and charge it up with this dynamic, inspirational class. Satya, or truthfulness, is one of the core tenets of yoga practice. Its lesson is weaved throughout this vinyasa practice in such a way that you free tension in the body while unleashing your internal power, ready to speak your truth in a way that allows you to embrace both integrity and grace. The asana practice compliments the core message and gives you the opportunity to embody satya, even as you step off the mat.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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Vinyasa Yoga1 hour 4 mins

Now, Here is Yoga! Discovering the Teaching

Alanna Kaivalya

Yoga philosophy tells us that yoga is here and now. Anywhere we look, we observe the natural state of yoga all around us! This revelation is easy to see, particularly when it is paired with a dynamic, safe vinyasa practice so you can feel its truth in your body. Learn how to recognize the yoga within and without as we learn the lesson of the first yoga sutra. See how to take this realization off the mat so you discover more harmony and balance in your life, too!

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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Vinyasa Yoga53 mins

Leaning Toward the Light: The Power of Discernment

Alanna Kaivalya

We make choices every day. How do we make the choices that are best for us? The yogic practice of discernment, known as viveka, helps us to understand how to make the best choices and lead the life we imagined. Through a dynamic, safe vinyasa practice, the overarching theme of discernment is woven throughout, leaving you with a clear understanding of this important practice. Even as you step off the mat into the world, this class empowers you to continue to lean toward the light and embrace your best life.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 4.94
based on 8 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.

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Adv. Beginner & Up

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 4.73
based on 22 reviews

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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Strap
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Vinyasa Yoga59 mins

Dynamic Detox with Kriya Yoga

Alanna Kaivalya

Kriya yoga is the path of cleansing the mind, body and spirit. We learn how to detox all three with powerful yoga practices including: chanting, asana, meditation and specific exercises that work on the energetic body. This accessible class teaches you the path of kriya yoga and how it applies to your life. Spend 60 minutes moving and breathing in this safe, energetic and inspirational vinyasa practice.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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based on 5 reviews

Bhakti Yoga1 hour 8 mins

Embodying Grace: Lessons From Krishna

Alanna Kaivalya

As a legendary character of yoga mythology, Krishna's lessons give us the strength to dig deep and discover our greatest source of true power. We are capable of overcoming incredible challenges, and when we embody Krishna's lessons and take them to heart, we discover exactly how we can do this...every time. This class features a fun, fast-paced and challenging vinyasa practice with the theme and myth of Krishna woven throughout. This gives you the chance to practice your physical strength while learning where to find the source of your inner strength!

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 4.83
based on 6 reviews

Meditation15 mins

Candlelight Healing Meditation

Alanna Kaivalya

For Ultimate Wellbeing

Everyone needs healing, whether it be on a physical, emotional, mental, psychological, or soul level. This meditation practice allows for healing to occur in every area, in a self-directed way so that you are the source of your own wellbeing. Use this meditation to deal with chronic stress, injury or illness, or simply as a tune-up to stay tip-top. In any case, this meditation connects you with a deeper part of yourself that knows how to create long-lasting health. No prior meditation experience is necessary, so start your healing journey now!

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Bhakti Yoga1 hour 2 mins

Embodying Ganesh: Revealing Your Possibilities

Alanna Kaivalya

Ganesh, the beloved elephant-headed god, is not some far-off character. Rather, Ganesh's lessons and strength is embodied by us when we set our intention to not simply remove our own obstacles, but reveal our possibilities. While moving through a comprehensive, safe, challenging-yet-fun vinyasa practice in The Kaivalya Yoga Method, you'll learn all about the legend of Ganesh and how to empower yourself to overcome challenges and witness your strength under pressure.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 4.81
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Chakras1 hour 17 mins

Chakra Vinyasa Workshop

Alanna Kaivalya

This class is designed to connect you to your chakras and balance your energetic body on all 7 levels! More than just a sweaty vinyasa experience, this class is a life-transforming practice that will have you delving inward to discover your patterns of holding and withholding and how to let go of any blockages that no longer serve you. This workshop is done blindfolded so you can FEEL each chakra as we move through them with the corresponding asanas. Enjoy the feeling of bliss and surrender that comes at the end when each of the chakras is balanced and aligned!

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Intermediate

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Meditation30 mins

Yoga Nidra: Recovering the Spirit

Alanna Kaivalya

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience. This practice balances you on every level -- physical, physiological, emotional, mental and soulful. You will experience progressively deeper states of relaxation, and touch your soul's center...reconnecting you with your spirit. Carry this connection throughout your day and revitalize yourself with this accessible practice!

This practice is led by The Kaivalya Yoga Method founder, Alanna Kaivalya. She brings her extensive knowledge and experience to this practice by combining classical Yoga Nidra techniques with her specialty in psychology and mythology to form a revolutionary, soul-stirring practice.

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All Levels

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ratingRating: 4.25
based on 8 reviews

Meditation19 mins

Chakra Meditation

Alanna Kaivalya

A meditation to align and connect you with your chakras, this practice will guide you through each of the seven energy centers with breath, visualization and mantra. Use this meditation practice to go inward and establish a sense of each of the seven energetic centers of the body. This practice is great for anytime of day, and for any level of practitioner.

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All Levels

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Restorative Yoga56 mins

Chakra Restorative Workshop

Alanna Kaivalya

This chakra restorative class will take you through each of the seven energy centers with seven restorative poses that allow you to move more deeply into your energetic and emotional bodies. Perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and reconnection, this class will leave you feeling open, balanced and completely integrated within yourself.

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All Levels

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Ahhhhhh

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2: bolsters, blankets, blocks; strap & eye pillow
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The Kaivalya Yoga Method7 mins

Reset the Sacrum: Tips for a Stable Pelvis

Alanna Kaivalya

This mini-series of simple maneuvers releases and resets the sacrum, which is often the culprit in lower back pain. If you experience tightness or pain on one side of your lower back, this sequence may just do the trick! For anyone with an unstable pelvis or sacrum, this sequence helps to create balance and stability and create more pain-free mobility!

**Please note that this sequence does not replace the advice or diagnosis of a doctor or physical therapist.

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All Levels

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Strap, Block
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The Kaivalya Yoga Method6 mins

Japa Meditation: Using Mantra to Focus the Mind

Alanna Kaivalya

Meditation with a short phrase known as a mantra is one of the oldest yoga techniques...and also one of the most effective! By pairing a mantra with our meditation, we increase the benefits and learn to more easily focus the mind. Alanna Kaivalya, founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training on YogaDownload.com, gives you the tips and guidance needed to do this easily accessible Japa Meditation. Start your meditation practice today!

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The Kaivalya Yoga Method1 hour 4 mins

Energetic Awakening: Understanding the Nadis

Alanna Kaivalya

We are more than just a physical body, and our energetic body plays a primary role in our yoga practice! Learn all about the energetic body and how energy flows through channels called nadis. As we turn up the heat of our practice, we release energetic blockages and create more dynamic harmony within ourselves on every level as we move toward greater spiritual transformation. Throughout this safe, dynamic vinyasa class, you feel the deeper and more profound power of your practice as you learn to harness your energy and channel it towards empowerment and awakening!

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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The Kaivalya Yoga Method1 hour 1 min

Heart of Hanuman: Making the Leap Into Compassion

Alanna Kaivalya

Hanuman is regarded as the most open-hearted of all the mythic yogic figures. His compassion and friendship allows him to do the impossible. You learn how to embody these qualities in this fun, engaging class that features chanting, the legend of Hanuman woven throughout, along with fun poses that bring the myth to life. Experience a heart and hip opening practice that leaves you feeling ready to do the impossible.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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ratingRating: 4.50
based on 8 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga1 hour

Defining Freedom

Alanna Kaivalya

Through intelligent vinyasa sequencing, uplifting philosophy woven throughout the practice and a continuous focus on the highest aim of yoga, this class is a perfect introduction to The Kaivalya Yoga Method.

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All Levels

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You'll Feel It

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ratingRating: 4.94
based on 9 reviews

Vinyasa YogaMultiple Options

A Challenging Pose to Challenge our Potential

Alanna Kaivalya

Ashtavakrasana, a challenging arm balance, is a posture named after a crippled sage. Learn the story behind the pose, as well as an intelligently sequenced way to work into this posture by stretching the hips, strengthening the arms and opening the mind.

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Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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ratingRating: 4.29
based on 21 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga1 hour

Wake Up and Move

Alanna Kaivalya

If you want a no-frills start to your day, this class is perfect. This class starts with some simple pranayama to balance your energy and begin moving slowly at first, building to a stronger vinyasa to put you on your feet and get you ready for a great day ahead!

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Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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None
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ratingRating: 4.20
based on 5 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga1 hour

Mantra and Vinyasa

Alanna Kaivalya

This class focuses on the classic mantra "So ham," meaning "I am That." Through the silent repetition of this mantra on the breath, an accompanying mudra and a fast-pased vigorous vinyasa practice, we set the internal tone for our practice. By the end of this class, you'll feel grounded, connected and ready to face your world.

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Level
Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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None
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ratingRating: 4.06
based on 48 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga45 mins

Yoga for Waking Up

Alanna Kaivalya

Wake Up! Do Yoga!
Want a great way to wake up and stay energized throughout your day? I've given you the practice I engage in every morning to start my day. It keeps me a sane, nice person, and balances my body for whatever the day presents. It's essentially an abbreviated form of the Ashtanga Primary series and takes only 45 minutes. Feel refreshed, relaxed, and ready for anything!

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All Levels

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You'll Feel It

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Vinyasa Yoga1 hour

Hanuman's Journey - The Tale of Friendship

Alanna Kaivalya

Hanuman is a character in our yogic mythology that embodies friendship and compassion. He uses his dedication to his friendship to overcome fear and achieve impossible feats. When we embody this story through our asana practice, we are given the opportunity not only to release fear in our body, but to understand that Hanuman's journey reflects our own as we use love and friendship to inspire us to achieve the impossible! This class features an intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice that centers around the mythology and philosophy of the tale of the Ramayana and Hanuman's journey within it.

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Level
Intermediate

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You'll Feel It

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ratingRating: 4.78
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Hatha YogaMultiple Options

Exploring the 7 Chakras

Alanna Kaivalya

This special series of classes works both independently and in conjunction with one another to tune up an area that is out of balance, or realign the entire system to achieve a state of perfect, resonant balance within the body. As a practitioner, you can choose to do just one class (each are about 20 minutes long) or do multiple classes depending on your time constraints and needs for a particular day.

Root Chakra: Muladhara
The root chakra encompasses our base and creates the foundation upon which we stand. When we can stand up for ourselves and be grounded in a safe and secure existence, we can walk proudly in our life. This mini-class creates the foundation for the first chakra to be balanced, rooted and grounded through strong standing poses.

Sacral Chakra: Svadisthana
The sacral chakra is the seat of our emotions, creativity and relationships. By allowing our creativity and passion to have an outlet, this chakra flourishes. This mini-class utilizes the power of hip openers to create the space for abundance and creativity to arise.

Power Chakra: Manipura
The power chakra illuminates our ego and self-identity. When we learn to use who we are to shine light on the greater good and more fully allow others to be themselves, then our ego has found it's place in the world. This mini-class takes us through twisting postures to wring out the ego and give us the internal space to become comfortable with ourselves.

Heart Chakra: Anahata
The heart chakra is the seat of compassion, kindness and unconditional love. When this chakra is balanced, we are able to create lives that resonate with kindness and friendship toward others; in short, we become fun people to hang out with. Through backbends, we fully open the power embodied in the hearts chakra and emanate the power of love.

Throat Chakra: Vishuddha
The throat chakra is the center of all our communication. In this day and age, when communication happens through voice, email, text message and tweets, it is more important than ever to create clarity and compassion in our messages. Using the powerful benefits of shoulderstand, plow pose and various neck stretches, we help the throat open to it's full potential.

Third Eye Chakra: Ajna
The third eye center is known as the "command center," or seat of our highest self. It is with wisdom and intuition that we are able to perceive the world without boundaries or separateness. When we can find the sameness in all the things around us, then tension and judgement dissolves. This is a wonderfully compassionate way to live, and we cultivate this strength in this mini-class through breath work and some guided meditation.

Crown Chakra: Sahasrara
The crown chakra represents our connection to a higher power. When this is stifled, we feel depressed, anxious, bored and alone. By enlivening this energetic center and reconnecting to source, we are infused with power, joy and a feeling that we are an integral part of our world. In this mini-class, we use guided meditation and deep relaxation to open this energetic center and feel rejuvenated.

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All Levels

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Everyday Namaste

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None