Finding strength & devotion…
I’m so excited to announce the return of ‘Vin & Vinyasa: A Yoga Retreat at the Bastide Avellanne in the Cote d’Azur, South of France”. Join me next year, May 17-23, 2020 for yoga, massages, wonderful excursions, delicious food, and most importantly wine! Package details to come. Stay tuned!!!!!!
“Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.”
Shoulders & hips, oh my! Have they been talking to you lately? Mine certainly has with this drastic change in weather. Not only that but I’ve noticed a considerable tightness in my hips from sitting at a desk for hours on end. These are the two most common areas of chronic pain & tension in today’s world, not to mention an area we tend to hold a lot of stress. With that in mind, as we continue to play homage to the warrior, I can only think of one variation in particular that not only opens the hips & psoas but also helps to stretch the shoulders, Humble/Devotional Warrior. A variation of Warrior I, though not a traditional pose, the name itself is associated with the act of bowing the head down as if in reverence or homage. A transitional pose, this pose helps to open your chest, neck & shoulders. It also helps to stretch the shoulders, arms & the muscles of the back while strengthening the thighs, calves & ankles. So as we continue to play homage to the warrior, what better way then featuring the Humble/Devotional Warrior in all its variations? Join me this week as we work to ease stiffness & tension throughout our day.
P.S. I will also be teaching yoga at the New York Road Runners’ Run Center this Sunday, October 27th at noon. Not only that, perhaps a special playlist for the coming Halloween festivities. Class is free! Register here:
This week’s class schedule:
Mind Body Soul Yoga
350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033
6:45am – 7:45 am: Hatha
Stretch’n Flow Yoga
Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B, NY, NY 10001
6:30 pm – 7:30pm: Hatha/Vinyasa ($12/cash or PayPal)