Back and Shoulders › Over 60 mins
Back & Core Strengthening Yoga
This really fun, strengthening yoga and movement class creatively works the back and core. Expect a full warm up and workout with options for all abilities. In this challenging class, you'll focus on the posterior muscle chain of the body (the back) and learn how to engage and recruit these muscles and then balance things out by working on the core to help create stability as we move.
Yoga Tutorial for a Healthy Spine
A yoga anatomy tutorial all about the spine; essential for any yoga students and teachers looking to expand their knowledge! The more we know about the spine the more remarkable and astonishing it becomes; it is fundamental in so many movement patterns allowing us to move in so many ways whilst staying light, graceful and steady. This video will teach you about the intricate structure of your spine and begin to respect its subtle changes and adaptations that make life on two feet possible and enjoyable. Class starts by offering you a way to gain a felt sense of your spine and its various ranges of movement and functions. Then discover how to find good posture in standing and sitting to limit those all too common issues of back ache. Finally, learn how to use your spine to inform your alignment, ease and freedom on your yoga mat. NB: All advice and recommendations in this film are given generally and do not constitute any form of an individual diagnosis or treatment plan. A consultation with a medical practitioner or registered physical therapist is recommended.
Forrest Yoga Ceremony 2: Walkabout
Reason and intellect can only take us so far, there comes a time when we need to go Walkabout. Walkabout is an ancient ritual of the Australian Aborigines. This is the deliberate action of physically moving (using yoga poses) to release worries and distractions. . This Forrest Yoga class is a luxurious two hour backbend sequence that includes standing poses deliciously interwoven with therapeutic backbends, musical sun salutations, and some exciting apex poses. We culminate this ceremonial Forrest yoga class with a dreamy savasana, where José takes us on an internal journey through our own mystery.
Transformation Through Tapas
A strong and empowering, spiritually uplifting, intelligently sequenced, alignment-based Hatha yoga class which will leave you feeling balanced, grounded and calm. With plenty of backbends, as well as balances and twists, this is a wonderful class to explore the full spectrum of a hatha yoga, whilst retaining aligment. Also wrist-free options. You may need a block.
A conditioning, strengthening movement class in which we explore movement, away from a traditional yoga asana class. Naomi brings in lots of different elements to give space and range around all of the joints. With plenty of different movements, this class doesn’t focus on the end shape or posture, but is all about the integrity and how things feel to you during practice. You will need two blocks and a smallish book.
Free the Upper Body
A beautiful hatha yoga class to release the shoulder girdle, open up the connective tissues around the neck, arms, shoulders and jaws. An expansive class, suitable for all levels and featuring some wonderfully innovative stretches to help us to nurture the tissues around these areas. Highly recommended for all of us who spend a long time at computers, seated, after travel or after driving. You will need a yoga belt.
Forrest Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
This live class 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!
Devotional Jivamukti Yoga Class
This full-length Jivamukti class is an offering, Class focuses on taking on a blessed state, an offering up even as the class progresses through some challenging, fast vinyasa through twisting, hip opening, back and forward bending sequences and some challenging balances. Give yourself the time for a full-length class. As you offer up your practice, you will find you will receive so much more than just a really thorough physical workout!
Cleansing Twisty Jiva Flow
This challenging, full-length fast paced Jivamukti class is a cleansing, rinsing twist-based, a strong and risinging practice. Starts with chanting and call and response Sita/Ram. This chant is chosen as Ram is the seat of the Manipura Chakra, the centre of ego and insecurities and this is what we're rinsing out when we're twisting from the centre. Sita/Ram are the perfect couple, and from this practice, this is the most perfect asana practice. The intention is set to being the most perfect being we able to be. With this intention, this Jivamukti class will keep you moving.
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Advanced Hip Vinyasa
This deep hips and arm balance yoga class will challenge everyone. Mercedes gets straight to the stiffest parts of the hips weaving creative vinyasa, hand and leg balances with deep hip openers. The class opens with a grounding centering chant to bring the body to one pointed focus (Eka Grata). Mercedes builds the form to Archer, Yogin Dandasana and Grasshopper ”“ a twisted out arm balance. This class is sure to clear those stiff hips and touch every layer of your being. You may need a block to sit.
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Jivamukti: Hips & Backbends
Challenge yourself with this dynamic flow that will take your practice to new heights. Emma builds a clever progressive sequence ”“ taking you deeper into long holds, deep backbends and hip-openers. Includes side plank, forearm balance, bird-of-paradise, splits (hanumanasana) and full wheel. Class starts with a chant: May all beings everywhere know peace.