Fall is a great time to reboot and refocus the mind and body. The summer days have come to a close and new habits and routines are being formed, so this is the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and start new. Whether we’re letting go, recovering from a cold, starting a new chapter in our lives, starting a new season or a new relationship, cleansing is an important part of honoring what came before and preparing for what’s next.
- Fall Season Sequence with Darren Rhodes: A fall focused sequence to help you slow down. Enjoy a slow sun salute that segues into a supine sequence that opens your hamstrings, quads, hips and entire spine. Practice “autumn asanas” like standing forward bend, lunge variations and locust with slightly longer holds and less instruction. Use this practice to connect and become introspective, while staying active and engaged.
- Welcoming Fall with Elena Brower: Welcome the fall season with a clarifying practice that invites you to listen, get grounded and release. From standing poses like lunges and modified parsvottansana to yin poses like supported virasana and thread the needle on the back, explore this transition with slow, steady holds and just the right amount of flow. Rest deeply in savasana with a side body stretch just before concluding. Props Needed: One block, two blankets and wall space.
- Immunity for Fall with Dice Iida-Klein: This class is focused on ridding the body of toxins and impurities via deep twists, a good amount of folds and a nice dose of inversions through handstands. We venture through postures like twisted lunge (knee up and down), twisted half moon pose, twisted triangle and ardha matsyendrasana. For folds we incorporate seated fold, standing fold, seated wide legged fold and standing wide legged fold. We finish with a supine sequence from the floor. Enjoy my fellow yogis and stay healthy this fall/winter!
- Stimulate Circulation and Boost Immunity with Felicia Tomasko: This slow-moving class incorporates a variety of moving twists specifically sequenced to stimulate circulation through the lymphatic system and enhance the body’s natural immunity. This practice has a Restorative gentle feel to it.
- Post-Cold Flow with Giselle Mari: Have you spent a couple days in bed with a head cold or allergies and feeling a little stiff? You may not be ready for your full force vinyasa class, but you may be feeling well enough to get a gentle move on. If you’re around the bend of your cold, this class may be just the right touch for what ails. We’ll keep it slow, smooth and nourishing. Props Needed: 1-4 blankets, two bolsters, a block, a strap and a handkerchief.
- Find Your Strength with Jo Tastula: Just getting over a cold or flu? This class offers a gentle reintegration with simple flow and strengthening elements to help you get back into your practice. Blocked sinuses are taken into consideration… so very limited postures where the head is upside down. We finish in supported reclined cobblers pose (supta baddha konasana) so please have props for support. Welcome back to your mat and wishing you full health! Props needed: bolster, blanket, two blocks.