Yin & Restorative (take a breath) 60 minutes with Malerie, 6/23
It has been stifling out. To the point where sometimes I open my front door and it feels like I can't even take a deep breath. This class is predominantly focused on the side body to aid in lung capacity. Grab two blocks, a bolster and a blanket to get started.
Take a Seat with Malerie, 40 minutes (1/14)
We spend a lot of time and energy reaching for extraordinary things, feelings and experiences. We create anxiety around it and cause stress over it. This class is centered on not only being with the simple and ordinary but finding joy in it.
Accessibility: Movement is done seated, lying down an...
Yin with Malerie, 60 minutes (1/8)
This practice is a yin class for the whole body focusing on the major areas. Our dharma explores releasing the pressure of behaving differently in a new year with the hope of settling our nervous system. You'll need wall space, a blanket and two blocks as a minimum but more props are always welco...
Take a Seat with Malerie, 40 minutes (12/27)
This class explores camel pose in a whole new way. While we won't actually do a traditional camel pose kneeling we will find new variations and build up to it. Asana is done seated and lying down. Grab a bolster and two blankets for class.
Yin and Restorative with Malerie, 60 minutes (12/22)
It's post solstice and the light will slowly continue to build. This practice is about embracing illumination. As we move we will explore sensation as illumination and potentially use the breath to highlight areas even more. Asana has an emphasis on the heart and hips. Yin holds are shortened for...
Yin (Neck and Shoulders) with Malerie, 30 minutes (12/16)
This one is for those times when you feel tension built up in your neck and shoulders. Because the neck is delicate we do relatively short holds with a variety of positions without overwhelming the neck. You'll need a strap and a blanket for practice.
Take a Seat with Malerie (flying pigeon flipped), 30 minutes (12/16)
This practice is done seated and lying down for a new perspective on flying pigeon, an arm balance. While we won't actually get on our hands in this one you'll be able to explore this shape in a whole new way and will be especially helpful if this is an arm balance you're working towards. But tru...
Third Eye Meditation with Malerie, 20 minutes (12/9)
This meditation uses a Drishti (gazing point) as the main point of focus. You can do this meditation from any position that is nourishing to your body and allows you to remain conscious. On a deeper level we will address illusions and maybe access some space of clarity.
Wake Up with Malerie, 20 minutes (12/9)
Waking up with yoga can be nice but hard. In this one I meet you where you are - bed. Yup. I highly suggest you practice this one from bed. It is a well rounded practice to connect to your breath and body before you jump into your day. As for props if you're in bed you won't need anything else be...
Yin (2nd chakra) with Malerie, 20 minutes (12/5)
Chakra is often translated as "opening" but a more accurate translation is "breaking." Today we explore the sacral chakra through asana, mantra and reflection. Grab two blocks, a bolster and three blankets.
Accessibility: Movement is done seated and lying down with shorter holds than traditiona...
Pranayama and Meditation for Heaviness with Malerie, 30 minutes 12/2
This is a chance to explore the relationship of sensation and perception regardless of how you're feeling today but if it happens to be a heavy day this may be supportive to your mental health.
Some days we just feel heavy and that's normal. But often we get in our heads about it. We may think ...
Chair Yoga with Malerie (side body/lungs), 30 minutes 12/2
We often juggle things that really aren't ours to hold but we take it on thinking we need to do more. Our dharma asks us to take notice of relationships we are drowning in. The ones where we trick ourselves into thinking if we give it more time, set boundaries, explain, have grace, etc. that it w...
Yin and Restorative with Malerie (Adele 30 Album), 60 minutes 11/21
Whether you've already listened to 30 by Adele or are listening for the 1000th time this practice is built around the feeling of the album. To me it's all heart and hips. Big emotions. Let's soak it up together. This class has minimal talking on my part to let you immerse once settled in the pose...
Sensation Meditation with Malerie, 20 minutes (11/17)
We live in our heads a little too much these days. This meditation is designed to drop you deep into your sensational feelings. Giving you the chance to unlock bodily awareness, know yourself self on a deeper level physically and reduce strong preferences to different feelings to invite in accept...
Hands Free Practice with Malerie, 20 minutes (11/17)
Want to move but need to stay off your wrists? I've got you covered. Asana keeps you off your hands while targeting the lower body specifically hip flexors, quads and glutes. This class involves the air element as we explore lightness, ease and possibilities. Movement is done standing, kneeling, ...
Take a Seat (core) with Malerie, 20 minutes (11/17)
Let this practice be a celebration of your core. This practice explores the belly in an accessible and gentle way with a variety of asana to prevent over fatigue. Movement is done seated and lying down. No props needed. Get your own tunes playing for this one.
Take a Seat (glutes) with Malerie, 60 minutes 11/13
What makes you feel strong vs weak? When do you recognize strength in others? Todays sequence explores this dharma while targeting the glutes which is essential to good back care. There is a nice balance of strength and release.
This practice is done seated, lying down and on hands/knees with a...
Yin and Restore with Malerie, 60 minutes (11/6)
This is THE full body touch up. It hits all the big areas of the body and shape categories including an inversions, hips, forward folds, back bending, twists and shoulders. If it's been awhile since you got on your mat or want a little love all over this is it.
Have some wall space, two blanke...
Flowing to Stillness (Feel the Hurt) with Malerie, 60 minutes (10/30)
Inspired by Brene Brown's book Rising Strong today we are focusing on feeling the hurt rather than acting out hurt onto others. The sequence works through back bends building up to wheel pose - one full of feels. For this class grab a bolster, 3 blankets and some wall space.
Take a Seat with Malerie, 60 minutes (9/22)
This practice is for a time when you're feeling down and stuck. When you feel like it'll always be this way. The asana is well rounded to touch on the whole body. We close with a meditation on invoking desirable emotions. Grab a bolster, a block, blanket and some wall space for practice.
Yin and Restore with Malerie, 60 minutes (9/18) - Part 2
This is an earth element focused practice for grounding and settling. We start with a little pranayama in the first hold to help calm our energy and nervous system. Asana is centered on the lower body. Grab two blocks, two blankets and a bolster.
Flowing to Stillness with Malerie, 60 minutes, (9/10)
We've been conditioned to not trust our bodies. It kinda goes like...
Tired? You don't need more rest but rather more coffee.
Feeling pain? It's nothing - it's in your head.
That desire you're feeling? You don't want or need that be strong enough to overcome it.
Uhhh. No wonder we doubt ours...
Yin Flow with Malerie (Trevor Hall) , 60 minutes (9/1)
Today we are listening to Trevor Hall and building up towards titibasana - an arm balance that gets into the hips. You'll need some wall space, two blocks and a blanket for practice. For our dharma we reflect on the temporary nature of uncomfortable situations and emotions.
Flowing to Stillness with Malerie, 60 minutes (8/27)
This is a lower body focused practice that builds up to a strong dancer variation. Not everything in this class is demoed meaning Malerie will cue you through it but won't be doing the movement - like she would if you were in an in person class. Grab a bolster, two blocks and a blanket.