Kristi Rodelli (nee Johnson)'s Videos
Forrest Yoga Neck & Jaw Release
This Forrest yoga class is just perfect if you've had a long day, if you're having a tough week, or are feeling a bit headachy. Any stresses or anxiety from the day or the week will unravel as you release aches in your neck, jaw and shoulders, which can suffer in stressful times. With hallmark strengthening and abs work, this class is perfect to keep you strong while you unwind. You will need a roll and a block.
Forrest Yoga Morning Flow
A short burst of Forrest Yoga to get you moving and ready for the day. With moves to fire up your abdominals, pranayama to get your digestive system going and stretches to get stretched into your day, this is the perfect way to start your day, the Forrest Yoga way!
Forrest Yoga Back Strengthener
Forrest Yoga Morning Wake Up Call
Get ready for your day the Forrest way! Start with gentle pranayama, then get the strength you'll need for the day with core work, twists. Get moving with sun salutations and be open hearted for the rest of the day with chest openers. The perfect way to move into your day.
Slow Deep Forrest Yoga Groove
Get deep into your lower body muscles and of course your core in this yin yang class that will warm and balance. Focusing on hip flexors, legs, psoas muscles and lower back this class will leave you feeling strong and calm. Begins with a 3 minute breath practice.
Juicy Core Arm Balances: Part 2
A Forrest yoga class designed to strengthen your shoulders, arms and core, ready for inversions, with the ever-present focus on the breath. Includes Forrest yoga classics including flashy eka pada koundinyasana preparation and the full pose. Although this is undoubtedly a tricky peak pose, for advanced students only, the rest of us can enjoy the preparation and you never know, one day... You will need a block and a strap.
Juicy Core Arm Balances
A tough Forrest yoga class, taking your Forrest yoga practice to the next level! With it's focus on core, this class also features favourites for strengthening shoulders and upper back as well as core, including dolphin, crow pose, inch worm and the all-time Forrest yoga favourite, oil-rigger. Not an easy class, but for strengthening for arm-balances, this class is amazing. You will need two blocks, an extra mat and a strap.
A sequence to open the upper back and shoulders. Find space, find stability and open your heart in this vibrant Forrest yoga class. With a focus on keeping backbends safe, long and strong and opening the upper back and shoulders. As you would expect from a Forrest yoga class, with a focus on the abs, but with some fabulous modifications to backbends to show how they can be performed gently and safely. You will need a block, a strap and a blanket.
Tutorial: Tucking the Tailbone and Telescope the Ribs
Tutorial: Unlocking the Shoulders
Tutorial: Wrapping the Shoulders
Get Up, Get Strong
This leg and shoulder strengthening class is ideal for those who want to go upside down, or for those who love to feel a firey, fiesty practice. Great for getting you up and moving in the morning, this class is to be practiced by a wall. You will need a block and a strap.
Strength for Upside Downs
Forrest Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
This live class, filmed at Indaba is the ultimate antidote to modern life. With a strong focus on breath-work and with plenty of core as it's focus, this class is ideal for building strength, lower back stability, releasing tight shoulders and neck as well as gently building flexibility. You will need a rolled up mat, or a cushion as well as a block. As well as a sense of humour for strong abdominal work. This class is a toughie, but well worth it!
Unwind Your Hips
Whoever said that vinyasa was tough and slow, should try this yoga class! Our hips can get really tight just due to sitting too much or running could do this too, this class unravels tensions held in the hips. This work is very slow and incredibly deep. Be patient. Give your hips the time, energy and release they deserve. We promise you will feel the difference! You will need some wall space and a block.
Quick Neck Release
The neck holds so much unnecessary tension. This short tutorial class gives you essental tools to deal with daily tension which accumulate in the neck and upper shoulders. The class releases the neck, upper trapezius, helps release the jaw, elbows and wrists and allows greater bloodflow to the brain. No need to be on a yoga mat, do this class everywhere and anywhere, every day and feel the tension slip away.
A short class for helping with any wrist issues including carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI as well as simply increasing flexibility around the wrist joint. This class is seated and can be done at your desk or anytime to keep strength, release and flexibility around the wrist joints.
More Core Less Time
Although Forrest yoga always has a core focus, this class is a short core boost. Suitable for all levels, although you will certainly challenge yourself, beginners and improvers should stay with their own level. A great yoga class for when energy needs a bit of a boost or for when you need to feel stronger from the inside. You will need a rolled up mat, or a cushion can be used.