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Level 1
60 min

Union and Reunion

Hatha | By Steven Espinosa on Dec 16 2011
A classic basics class suitable for both beginner and intermediate students. A gentle opening warm up, gradually builds into a steady combination of Sun Salutation and Standing Poses and Shoulder openers. Focus is on the union between breath and body and the reunion with the heart. Also includes tutorial on how to protect your joints in Down Dog. Continues with Hip Openers in Thigh stretch in Pigeon. Concludes with Backbends in Bridge and/or Upward Facing Bow. Followed by a brief Savasana.

Description

A classic basics class suitable for both beginner and intermediate students. A gentle opening warm up, gradually builds into a steady combination of Sun Salutation and Standing Poses and Shoulder openers. Focus is on the "union" between breath and body and the "reunion" with the heart. Also includes tutorial on how to protect your joints in Down Dog. Continues with Hip Openers in Thigh stretch in Pigeon. Concludes with Backbends in Bridge and/or Upward Facing Bow. Followed by a brief Savasana.

Comments

  • cristina chillemi     Nov 21st, 2014
    you are awesome ! thanks for the perspective on the reunion that sometimes gets lost but now i can remember that it is always there waiting to come together again!
    • Steven Espinosa     Nov 25th, 2014
      Hi Christina! That is so cool. I'm glad you enjoyed the theme of that class. Wishing you a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Athena Heater     Sep 23rd, 2014
    That was a perfect class for what I needed today. Thanks!
    • Steven Espinosa     Sep 26th, 2014
      You are welcome, Athena! Thank you for the nice note! I'm glad that class hit the spot! Steven.
  • Joanna Roper     Jun 17th, 2014
    Really great class, thank you
    • Steven Espinosa     Jun 24th, 2014
      You are welcome, Joanne! Thank you, too! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Tiffany Bush     Aug 14th, 2013
    I absolutely loved this class. I found it to be the perfect mix of challenge, learning and peaceful enjoyment. Thank you, Steven!
    • Steven Espinosa     Aug 16th, 2013
      Hi Tiffany! You are welcome! Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments! That really means a lot to me! Steven.
  • Beth Taylor     Apr 2nd, 2013
    You are a wonderful teacher Steven. Thank you!
    • Steven Espinosa     Apr 3rd, 2013
      Awww. Thank you so much, Beth. That really means a lot to me. Wishing you a lovely day! Steven.
  • Diana Ibanez     Oct 13th, 2012
    Wonderful, Steven ! First time I enjoy one of your classes.Thank you so much, you are a very good teacher.
    • Steven Espinosa     Oct 17th, 2012
      Hi Diana! You are welcome! Thank you for your sweet note. I am so happy that you enjoyed the class! Have a great day! Steven.
  • Steven Espinosa     Mar 6th, 2012
    Hello Laura! Wow. That's great! Thanks for letting me know! So glad it helped! Steven.
  • Laura Jacobs     Mar 5th, 2012
    At last I've learnt how to raise one leg and open my hip from down dog without crunching the other hip ; ) thanks.
  • Steven Espinosa     Feb 13th, 2012
    Hello Laura! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you liked the class and found it challenging enough while being restful. That really means a lot to me. Look forward to hearing more comments in the future! Have a lovely day. Steven.
  • Laura Maria Censabella     Feb 9th, 2012
    Thanks, Steven, you're a born teacher, kind and compassionate. Thank you also for breaking down some of the poses, very helpful. Your class was both challenging and restorative.
  • Steven Espinosa     Jan 26th, 2012
    Hi Jane. Thanks so much for your kind words. It makes me very happy that you enjoyed the class and my approach. I hope you have a wonderful day! Steven.
  • Jane Gill     Jan 25th, 2012
    This was a wonderful class. I love your style, your sweetness, and compassion. This beats my local yoga class!
  • Steven Espinosa     Jan 10th, 2012
    Hi Verity! You are welcome. Thank you for your sweet comment. Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year! Namaste, Steven.
  • Verity Fisher     Jan 9th, 2012
    Wonderful as always, thanks so much Steven! Namaste, Verity.
  • Steven Espinosa     Dec 20th, 2011
    Hey Lorna! I'm glad you liked the class. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and support during this past year! It really means a lot to me. Happy Holidays! Steven.
  • Steven Espinosa     Dec 20th, 2011
    Hi Jessica! You are welcome! Thank you for your wonderful comment. Beautiful day and Namaste'. Steven.
  • Steven Espinosa     Dec 20th, 2011
    Hello Rachel! That is awesome! So glad you enjoyed the class. Hope you have a wonderful day. Steven.
  • Lorna Booker     Dec 17th, 2011
    Thanks, Steven. Great practice.
  • Rachel Toll     Dec 16th, 2011
    Hey Steven, This was definitely one of my favorite classes. Thank you!