Monthly Archives: October 2010

Opening the heart to the season. Tues 745pm Shanti Flow

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana

Rolling like a ball, roll back with twist, bridge rolls,  bridge to plow? with block if needed, apanasana, cat rolls, toe stretch with chest expansion. Sun Salute with wild thing and belly of the dragon, plank with added leg lift. Hindi squat, horse,balance with a twist, camel, locust, cobra flow. Vajrasana twist, janu Sirsanana with twisting open. Aromatherapy and savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Open Heart from Yoga Flow oils, thank you Susan.

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, Core class Tues 530pm

Here we go everyone, I have had some requests for a roller class and the place I get my props from had them on sale so I got some.

Tonight we will explore together the roller pilates style I am sure we will have some laughs and a workout.  I am still learning this so it will be a beginner level class.

The aromatherapy tonight will be Open Heart Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Restorative Class ~ Just this. Wed 7pm Yum Yum

Tonights class is a pure restorative class.  Opening with a short set of joint freeing to loosen everything before moving into the restorative practice

Lung openers, Mountain Brook, Cobbler, bridge, child or wide leg forward fold, reclined twist, Savasana.

That is it ~~~~~ just this.  YUMMY

Aromatherapy tonight will be Shanti Blend from Yoga Flow oils, thank you Susan

Down Dog, Warrior 2 Fundamentals Wed 530pm

Pranayama: over a bolster or blanket roll on each side and on back. Sahja, Dirgha

Leg lifts and hip rotations, bridge rolls with arm work and block between knees.  Reclined twist adding in some core work, cat rolls, pin wheel hip openers with shoulder work.  Touching again on Downward Dog adding the stick or blocks on the wall.   Warrior 2 with blocks and using the wall.    Goddess stance with shoulder dips and temple twist.  Wide leg forward fold, toe balance to floor. Nadi Shodhana  gentle twist oils savasana.

Balance and strength. Tues 745pm Shanti Flow

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Nadi Shodhana

Standing shoulder openers with strap.  Sun Salutations with hip openers (I have got a new one for you), runner with leg warmers, runner twist, warrior 1 variation, chair with twists.

Standing strength: Deviasana with temple stretch, Warrior 1 series,  warrior 1, warrior 3, pyramid, revolved triangle, revolved half moon, revolved triangle, pyramid, standing split to forward fold.  repeating other side.

Toe balance to the floor,  a few twists and forward folds before aromatherapy and savasana

Aromatherapy tonight will be Ananda Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan.

Mat work for the tummy and arms Tues 530pm Core

Pranayama: Seated sun breath sitting in easy seat.

Moving into roll downs with a little twist, adding in the three part roll down bit by bit to find the spot that needs more focus.  Onto back for some leg work.  Ready for the 100’s, push through is working the abs as well as the back and arm muscles.  Roll over everyone’s favorite then onto the Can Can getting everything looking lovely.  Roll back with twist deep  to Saw, rowing, shave the head ??? what ?? no worries really, hug a tree,  cobra work, pulling straps. Water wheel, Navasana, rolling like a ball to roll to standing. Cat rolls to puppy stretch to rabbit.  Down dog to raised cobra, camel prep, L seat slide, cradle stretch, twists, aromatherapy to Savasana

Aromatherapy tonight will be Ananda Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Gentle Standing Strength Mon 7pm Yum Yum

Pranayama with jelly roll blanket under neck and roll under knees opening the shoulders as well by having the arms overhead.  Sahaja, Dirgha

Moving into gentle stretches for the shoulders and hips before moving into the standing strength series.  Leg lifts, hip circles, cradle stretch with a twist.   Rolling up to sun bird as well as the strengthening vajrasana breaths with neck release, child with side stretch.

Standing strength: Deviasna, 5 point star, Warrior 2, Side angle, Sun Warrior, Triangle, 5 point star repeating to other side.  Forward fold down to the floor, prone long arm cobra, child, aromatherapy to savasana.

Strong Back and Open Heart Mon 530pm Shanti Vinyasa

Pranayama: Sahaja, Dirgha, Kapalabhati with short hold

Coming to standing and moving to the wall for a new awareness for Reed stretch really feeling the side body open as well as awareness on the hips and shoulders.

Most of tonight’s practice will be heart openers starting with cat rolls then moving onto cobra 1/boat, half locust, full locust, boat, sphinx, bridge rolls, reclined cobbler, hip side stretch. Aromatherapy then leg stretch to Savasana.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Kapha Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Opening the hips, while building strength. Friday 1115

Pranayama over 2 blocks this really helps to open the hips.

Wide feet supine twist, cobbler flow, kneeling table circles, fire hydrant with circles, donkey kicks. Toe stretch & toe balance, Lunges with 1/2 hanuman, crescent lunge to empty heart lunge.  Downward Dog to pigeon alternating sides. Swami series breath work.   Warrior 1 with strap behind, pyramid with strap, dancer with strap.   Gentle cobra, bow, camel series, vajrasana releases,  seated wide leg FF and twist.  aromatherapy and savasana.

Aromatherapy today will be Prana Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan

Finding support and peace with wall flows. Yum Yum Wed 7pm

Letting go of the week with wall flows and generous breath work.

Pranayama done with legs up the wall.  Finding comfort here.

Wall series: point & flex feet, bridge rolls, cradle, squat, wide leg, cobbler, cow face, twist.  Roll to seated mula rolls.  Standing at wall with more shoulder openers.  Wall chair to squat to floor,  Choice of legs up the wall for savasana or queens pose or what ever would feel good and yummy.

Aromatherapy tonight will be Ananda Blend from Yoga Flow Oils, thank you Susan