Pain is a condition that steals your attention. When you have been in pain for a while, it can sometimes be hard to pay attention to anything BUT the pain. This is a Pain Care Yoga practice with Mandy that is designed to help you find other sensations and feelings in your body, in your self. We will work specifically with finding power and peace.
Your core is extraordinary. Allowing for unparalleled strength and stability for the very human task of walking upright, carrying things, hugging and looking one another in the eye. But your core also allows for an incredible amount of mobility for a huge variety of movements and expressions. Your core is integral to your breathing and even your emotions. It’s always bothered me that something so smart has been diminished in our culture. We see it as strong or skinny or we hate it. We abuse it with the ubiquitous crunch or sit up and hope it shapes up! This class is all about honoring the core for the intelligence it
Seems like people are always looking for some Yoga for tight hips. I guess they assume I will give them some stretches and I may… But research actually shows that you are better off combining strength training and static stretching for increased mobility, less pain and of course more strength.
Aging well requires a balance of strength, flexibility and power. This quick practice hits all the marks and focuses on the big muscles of the lower body as well as the shoulders. Each exercise is intended to improve your balance as well.
I love a practice like this. We start off nice and slow, almost restorative-y. Over 75 minutes we transition into a full body Vinyasa practice that will really challenge you! We use the wall as a creative prop. The wall provides opportunities for assistance but also greater challenges. This class was a real hit at the studio, I hope you like it too!
This accessable practice is a blend of Yoga and strength work using a chair. It’s a great practice if you are new to resistance training but has much to offer the seasoned practitioner as well. The so called antigravity muscles help you to stay vertical when moving or in stillness.