Inner Teacher

Physical Focus | backbends
Energetic Focus | releasing the front, eastward facing side of the body to clear congestion and create space
Pilgrimage Pose | eka pada raja kapotasana
Class Length | 60-75 min

Opening Wave

tadasana + sankalpa
surya namaskar A x 3 rounds > slow flow >> 1st Round:  3 x chaturanga on knees >> 2nd Round: 3 x chaturanga >> 3rd Round:  3chaturanga <> core plank alternating

Warming Wave

Warming: utkatasana hands to heart <> crescent alternating1. hold crescent 2. upright twist 3. upright twist + reverse 

Evolution Wave 1

from utkatasana > ball pose > hop to shins
spinal balance > ardha dhanurasana
table > cat spine
side 2 > hop to ball pose > uttanasana
utkatasana > crescent
peaceful fists <> leaning lunge x 3
1LDD > lunge
vira 1 > prastanjali >  parsvottanasana
revolved trikonasana > back heel lifts
parivrtta ardha chandrasana
parivrtta chandra chapasana
back foot down > supported twist
supported side plank > lower hips
gomukhasana w/ arms > prasarita A > goddess w/ shoulder dips +  side waist opening
lunge
ardha hanumanasana
uttanasana
utkatasana > side 2

Evolution Wave 2

from utkatasana > ball pose > hop to shins
spinal balance > 1/2 vasi > ACB w/ ardha dhanurasana
table > cat spine
side 2 > hop to ball pose > uttanasana
utkatasana > crescent
peaceful fists > leaning lunge <> crouching crane x3
1LDD > lunge
vira 2 legs > block to outside of foot
vira 2 > parsvakonasana w/ hasta mudra
ardha chandrasana B
chandra chapasana
back foot down > supported twist
supported side plank > wild thing
supported side plank > hips lower
agni stambasana > prasarita C, tripod
lunge
standing splits
uttanasana
utkatasana > side 2

Peak Wave

utkatasana > crane
crane > peaceful fists <> vira 3 x 3
1LDD > lunge
anjaneyasana
ardha hanuman w/ back leg in splits > hanumanasana
eka pada raja kapotasana prep w/ strap
1LDD > hop to standing splits
uttanasana
utkatasana > side 2
end in uttanasana

Closing Wave

ball pose
baddha konasana
halasana
sarvangasana
karnapidasana
matsyasana
savasana, pranayama, meditation






Vayu

Physical Focus | heart opening, backbending
Energetic Focus | embodying air element
Pilgrimage Pose |  natarajasana
Class Length | 60-75 min

Opening Wave

sukhasana > hands  to knees > heart opener
shoulder mandala: yoga mudra to left side > gomukhasana arms > side bend > neck stretch
side 2
seated malasana shoulder stretch

Core Cultivation

cow > core plank alternating

Warming Wave

sun C (right): urdhva hasta > back of heart stretch
uttanasana
anajaneyasana > hridaya vinyasa
BV to  DD 
1LDD (right) <> sunbird chaturanga x 3 > lunge (side 2)
uttanasana
urdhva hastasana
sun C (left:) standing backbend
uttanasana
anjaneyasana > lizard > quad stretch pulse
BV to DD 
1LDD (left) <> sunbird chaturanga x 3 > lunge (side 2)
uttanasana

Wave 1

BV to DD
1LDD < > CCP x 3
fallen triangle
upavistha konasana (fold to each side)
dandasana to back of mat
side 1: lower to back > setu bandhasana x 3 side 2: lower to back > urdhva dhanurasana x 3
neutralize spine
side 1: in/out curls side 2: slow bicycles
supported side plank, right foot steps in front
1LDD (right)
crescent lunge
garudasana backbending pulsation
lunge > ardha hanumanasana
BV to DD

Peak Wave

1LDD (right)  < > open core plank x 3 > wild thing > 1LDD
vira 1 > twisting pulsation
keep opp hand to thigh > parivrtta trikonasana
1/2 bound trikonasana
ardha chandrasana B > keep bind
vira 2
star
skandasana > 1/2 virasana/1/2 samakona
ustrasana w/ parighasana legs
side 2
lunge > standing splits
natarajasana
standing cat/cow
side 2

Closing Wave

uttanasana at back of mat
strap around left ankle
DD
1/2 pigeon w/ straight back leg backbend + strap assist
side 2

Savasana

Jala

Physical Focus | Fluid Movement, hip opening
Energetic Focus | embodying water element
Pilgrimage Pose |  salamba sirsasana
Class Length | 60-75 min

Opening Wave

sukhasana > wave the spine
DD > slow walk through water to top of mat
urdhva hastasana
yoga mudra > uttanasana
BV w/ sahaja cobra to DD

Mandala (right side)

1LDD (right) > cross core plank > 1LDD > open core plank
lunge > supported twist > parsvakonasana
sahaja skandasana
lunge > supported twist > parsvakonasana
1LDD (left) > cross core plank > 1LDD > open core plank
scorpion chaturanga > BV to DD
DD > anahatasana
1LDD (right)  > cross core plank > open left arm > 1LDD > open core plank > open right arm
lunge > supported twist > lift > reverse
lunge > parsvakonasana > reverse vira > vira 2
star
vira 2 > reverse vira > parsvakonasana > lunge
supported twist > lift > reverse > lunge
1LDD (right)  > cross core plank > open left arm > 1LDD > open core plank > open right arm
scorpion chaturanga > BV to DD
DD > dolphin w/ sirsasana B hands

Mandala (left)

1LDD (left) > cross core plank > open + extend bot leg > 1LDD > open core plank > open + extend top leg
lunge > supported twist > PACB > standing crane > parivrtta padangusthasana > supported twist
parsvakonasana > vira 2 > trikonasana
prasarita padottanasana > goddess > side body opening
vira 2 > trikonasana > parsvakonasana
lunge > supported twist > PACB > standing crane > parivrtta padangusthasana > supported twist
1LDD (right) > cross core plank > open + extend bot leg > 1LDD > open core plank > open + extend top leg
scorpion chaturanga > BV to DD
DD > lower to belly > dhanurasana
1LDD (left) cross core plank > fallen triangle > 1LDD open core plank > wild thing
lunge > supported twist
parsvakonasana > ardha chandrasana B > chandra chapasana
vira 2 > baddha parsvakonasana > vira 2
star > forearms down w/ salamba sirsasana hands > star
vira 2 > baddha parsvakonasana > vira 2
parsvakonasana > ardha chandrasana B > chandra chapasana
lunge > supported twist > lunge
1LDD (left) cross core plank > fallen triangle > 1LDD open core plank > wild thing
scorpion chaturanga > BV to DD
DD > dolphin lifting alternate legs 

Inversion Wave

forearm stand to salamba sirsasana 

Closing Wave

4 leaf clover
lift hips
pigeon
janu sirsasana ea side > pigeon
4 leaf clover lift hips
savasana




Relative Stillness

Physical Focus ||  Hip Opening
Energetic Focus || Relative Stillness
Pilgrimage Pose || Eka Pada Galavasana
Class Length || 60-75 min

Opening Wave

balasana
side bend
thread needle 
DD > twist ea side
BV x 3

Warming Waves

utkatasana <> low utkatasana 
BV to DD
1LDD > lunge
crescent lunge > yoga mudra > humble crescent lunge
lunge > hop switch
1LDD > side 2
repeat x 3 ea side
step/hop forward > samastitihi

Core Cultivation

step off mat, onto towel
uttanasana > HP
slide knees to right arm, hug knees around arm > alternate sides x 3 ea side
lower to belly > cobra > balasana > DD 
HP > 1LHP > slide into ball pose w/ 1 foot on towel x 3 ea side
lower to belly > salabhasana super yogi
roll to back (onto mat) > pigeon curls > hold supine pigeon (option for cradle) > side 2

Transition: rock and roll to stand  > shooting star > goddess side stretch ea side > twist to front > fold >  walk hands out to DD > hop to malasana

Evolution Wave 1

malasana > uttanasana
wide utkatasana
crane <> SS (right leg)
garudasana > twist
crane > SS > lunge > hop switch > 1LDD (right)
lunge > align feet > lizard pulse
crescent > upright twist > reverse
twisting pulsation to hold high lunge twist
niralamba PACB > step back foot into prayer twist
utkatasana > tadasana > malasana
side 2

Between Waves: utkatasana > lower to seat > upward table to hanging dandasana

Evolution Wave 2

tadasana > malasana twist
malasana > uttanasana
wide utkatasana
crane < > vira 3
standing pigeon
twist toward bent knee
open to ACB
vira 2 > trikonasana > rev vira > parsvakonasana
lizard > malasana > side 2

Between Waves: utkatasana > lower to seat > navasana > purvottanasana

Transition: bakasana > DD > lower to belly > roll to back (off mat) > bridge heel slides w/ towel > roll to belly > dhanurasana > DD

Peak Wave

DD
1LDD
pigeon
pigeon dog
walk hands back
flying pigeon
1LDD
open hip 
flip dog
DD
side 2

*handstand play, with or without wall

Closing Wave

ball pose
ardha matsyendrasana w/ leg extended
side 2
supported bridge (with block or dharma wheel)
hip flexor release (supine crane with block to sacrum)