Open to Grace: The First Universal Principle of Alignment

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Yoga Class Description

Practice opening to grace in this online Anusara yoga class, the first in a series of classes, taught by Sarah Faircloth, focusing on the Universal Principles of Alignment as outlined by Anusara yoga. In this mixed level class, you will practice a whole spectrum of poses designed to help you attune to this first Principle of Anusara yoga. Opening to grace is how we connect and attune to an energy that is bigger than any one part of ourselves or any one individual being. It is that connection to each other and to the energy that is flowing inside of us already. Tap into that in a more powerful way simply by opening to it. You will create space within your body through this carefully sequenced series of postures, which will allow you to be more receptive to opening to grace. Practice several different backbends and hip opening postures to create this space. (58 mins.)

Level: 2 Style: Anusara Yoga Focus: Alignment-Based Flow Yoga, Backbending Yoga, Chest Opening Yoga, Hip Opening Yoga  

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Comments & Reviews

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Tiffany Y

Thanks for all the positive reminders to open up to something bigger. Loved the class.

Lauren L

Thank you Sarah, I loved this class and especially adored you describing how focusing on grounding opens us up to sky and the sanscrit meanings of what we are doing with our bodies.

Chris T

I really benefited from the precise cuing of alignment of postures. Also enjoyed the Sanskrit insights into the Five elements... akasha, especially....making space!



Sarah Faircloth

Sarah Faircloth teaches yoga workshops, trainings and retreats, and is honored to serve students and teachers in expanding their practice and understanding of yoga. She was certified in Anusara yoga in 2003 and has taught yoga for over a decade. She taught at Anusara Yoga's First Grand Gathering in 2008 and the Grand Circle at Wanderlust Vermont in 2011. Yoga Philosophy is a great passion and foundation of Sarah's teaching, and she continues to study actively with Douglas Brooks and Bill Mahony. Sarah was introduced to yoga and Eastern philosophy as a child by her father, and began developing her yoga practice as a teenager. She elegantly weaves challenging, empowering, playful, and innovative asana with an expertise in the flowing wisdom and subtleties of yoga philosophy. Sarah shares fun and innovative approaches for each student to embody the exquisite teachings of yoga.

Sarah teaches locally at Be Yoga in Charlotte, NC. She owned Sangati Yoga, a creative yoga studio and healing arts center, for eight years. Sarah is an advocate of practicing yoga in all aspects of life, including her roles as wife and mother. Her vision is that all of us who are willing shall be empowered to build our lives on structures of love and truth.

Classes By Sarah Faircloth

Comments & Reviews

Average Rating:


Tiffany Y

Thanks for all the positive reminders to open up to something bigger. Loved the class.

Lauren L

Thank you Sarah, I loved this class and especially adored you describing how focusing on grounding opens us up to sky and the sanscrit meanings of what we are doing with our bodies.

Chris T

I really benefited from the precise cuing of alignment of postures. Also enjoyed the Sanskrit insights into the Five elements... akasha, especially....making space!