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Enjoy 60 minutes of stretching, flowing, and centering in this challenging level 2 vinyasa yoga practice! In this well-sequenced practice, you will use every inch of your space, including turning to face the back of the mat, flipping the dog, and the opportunity to deepen your poses when you repeat the entire sequence. There will be many opportunities to open the hamstrings and hips in poses, including Warrior 2, extended side angle, and several pyramid poses (parsvottanasana). The class includes shoulder openers like binding in cow face (gomukasana) arms, wrapping in eagle (garudasana) arms, dolphin pose, and the backbend bow pose. During the last dolphin, you will also have the opportunity to practice headstand, or prep for headstand, by lifting one leg, then the other, to build strength. End the flow by melting into a long pigeon pose before letting go completely into savasana. (62 mins.)
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Goldie Oren is a popular yoga teacher in New York City. She has combined her background as a former professional ballerina with yoga to form her characteristic high-energy Vinyasa flow classes. She teaches at numerous locations in the City, including exhale spa, Reebok Sports Club NY, Sports Club LA, SLT Yoga, and David Barton Gym. She also works individually with private clients in their homes. Goldie earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Writing and recently is the author of a new two-part book series titled "Anatomy of Fitness: Yoga." She has also demonstrated her beautiful yoga practice through modeling in numerous yoga books, including: "Anatomy of Yoga: An Instructor's Guide To Improving Your Poses," and "Healthy Back Anatomy." RateYourBurn.com says, "Her class will physically challenge you and, if taken often enough, has the ability to mold your body into a leaner, fitter, stronger, and more flexible you!" For more information about Goldie, please visit her website www.goldieyoga.org.