yoga strong

“NEVER FOLLOW SOMEONE ELSE’S PATH. IT NEVER WORKS THE SAME WAY TWICE FOR ANYONE.”

#BeYou

Crow, aka Bakasana, is the root of all yoga arm balances and inversions. It can definitely seem scary when you first attempt to balance the weight of your body, on your hands, your face hovering just a few inches from the ground. But with practice, and the knowledge of which muscles to engage (think core), you start to lift and fly and decide that perhaps there are more arm balances in your future. Watching students stick this pose for the first time is always fun as their excitement becomes contagious. Expect to become contagiously excited, and leave feeling strong and open in and after all of my classes this weekend listed below.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

The temperature may have dropped 30 degrees or so since yesterday but that won’t stop us from having a wonderful weekend. Join me on Saturday and Sunday to warm up from the inside out with plenty of detoxifying twists, deep hip openers and balancing poses to make you soar into the rest of your day. Times and studios listed below.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

Breathe that in. 

When I was [first] photographing myself, I would look at the pictures and think, oh, my belly is there and it’s fat. But over time, I realized that I’m really strong to be able to hold these poses. My belly is there, and I’m still strong.
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Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher who travels the world giving seminars to her fans, isn’t white and she isn’t skinny – and saw neither as a hindrance to her yoga devotion

A video posted by Jessamyn (@mynameisjessamyn) on Jul 12, 2016 at 6:22pm PDT

It’s finally the end of a very long cold and snowy week. Time to readjust our bodies and minds so that we can greet next week’s warmer weather looking and feeling our best. Join me today and this weekend for some yoga and start next week feeling revitalized.
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in Tribeca
Sun 11am - Vinyasa

Backbends are extremely beneficial in our modern day lives. Sitting at a desk tends to make one hunch over, tightening the hips and chest and encouraging bad posture. Backbends like Cobra (shown above) counter act the daily hours spent at a desk by opening the chest, shoulders and psoas, lengthening the spine and strengthening the back muscles. Join me this weekend in Manhattan and BK to realign after the busy workweek and feel your best going into fall. Times and studios listed below:
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Sat 11:15am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
Sun 11am - Vinyasa