Abdominal Awakening Video: Core Yoga Practice

Abdominal Awakening Video: Core Yoga Practice

This is a short (10 minute) core focused yoga video. These exercises are a small sampling of the work we do in my Abdominal Awakening workshop. Details on how to register for the next session are available below the video. I hope you enjoy it! 2 Workshops For the New Year with Mado Saturday, January 4th You can register for either one of these workshops independently, or come to both for a discounted rate. ABDOMINAL AWAKENING 2:00-4:00pm Learn a series of extraordinarily deep abdominal exercises that will strengthen you from the inside out helping to penetrate weak muscle fibers, awaken sluggish organs, stretch scar tissue, and cultivate vibrancy throughout your nervous system. Core integration significantly enhances your yoga practice, noticeably sharpening the quality of your inversions and backbends. It is a safe and transformative class for those dealing with specific core injuries and is a challenge for all levels from newcomers to teachers. You will leave class rooted in the radiant support of your integrated core. INVERSIONS DEMYSTIFIED 4:30-6:30pm For all levels of yoga students and teachers who wish to take on the challenge of inversions. Whether you love inversions or fear them, this workshop will increase your confidence doing, teaching, and assisting these powerful poses. You will work at your own pace, skill, and comfort level to break inversions down into their basic components and put them back together in ways that help your body make sense of them. Learn: Strategies for dealing with fear and anxiety about inversions. How to strengthen your body and train your muscles to invert with ease. How to figure out who should...
Gentle Yoga for Energy

Gentle Yoga for Energy

This audio yoga class is for those days where you can’t imagine doing more than childs pose in your yoga practice. Whether sleep deprived, under the weather, jetlagged, or just plain run down, this yoga class will help you get through your day.  This audio yoga class starts out super super slowly and lazily. As your energy builds through the gentle breathing & movement, the yoga poses get just a little more active.  The end result is feeling better in your body, no matter how you started out. Listen to Gentle Yoga for...
Hippy Yoga

Hippy Yoga

We all sit way more than our ancestors did – if they did at all. For most of human history, squatting was the low energy way to hang out. Now that many of us are sitting most of the time, our hip have gotten mighty tight. This 20 minute audio class is designed to help our hips chillax – and that leads to less back & shoulder pain...

Look Ma, No Hands! Standing Sequence Audio Class

This is an intermediate level challenging yoga practice that puts no weight on the hands. This 25 minute standing pose sequence is good for wrist & shoulder injuries and also times when you are practicing someplace where you don’t want to touch the floor much. Your browser does not support the audio...
Why I go upside Down Every Day: 10 benefits to practicing yoga inversions

Why I go upside Down Every Day: 10 benefits to practicing yoga inversions

Even if I can’t do a full yoga practice, I try to get upside down every single day for at least a few minutes. An inversion practice can be as simple as a standing forward bend or legs up the wall or as complex as a scorpion handstand. Whatever your strength, energy level, and balance allow, put your heart above your head and reap the many benefits of inverting: Reverse the aging force of gravity Stimulate circulation & lower blood pressure Lower pressure on your spine to reduce neck and back pain Improve posture Strengthen Core Boot brain power & improve mental awareness Calm the mind & relieve stress Enhance relaxation and promote sounder sleep Improve digestion and elimination Elevate mood and combat depression If you’re ready to take your inversion practice to the next level, join me on Saturday June 29th for Inversions Demystified at The Asheville Yoga Center. Inversions Demystified is 2.5 hours of focused attention on the skills it takes to improve your inversions. Come as you are, I specialize in helping beginners and those with fear of inverting as well as more advanced practitioners find their next edge in their inversion...
Yoga for Back & Core Strength 25 min audio class

Yoga for Back & Core Strength 25 min audio class

This is a 25 minute intermediate level yoga practice focused on creating balanced strength and flexibility in the torso, specifically the abdominal and back muscles.  You do not need any props other than a yoga mat and optionally a blanket.  I’ve included plenty of clear instructions, but this audio class will be much easier if you attend my classes regularly and are familiar with the way I teach the poses. Videos and audio recordings should not take the place of in-person classes, but they can be a great supplement when classes aren’t possible.  This class is best for those who have a solid understanding of yoga poses and alignment and is not meant for beginners.  Please make sure you have the permission of your health care provider before beginning any exercise program. Yoga for Back & Core Strength – 25 min Your browser does not support the audio element. or download...