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In this slow flow, Vinyasa yoga class with Hala Khouri you will begin by examining what needs to be witnessed in your own body and mind. Wake up the body slowly with reclining hip and hamstring openers and unique core work before stretching the hips and quadriceps without over-using the glutes. Practice a shoulder equalizer in dolphin pose and several standing sequences, a thigh or quad stretch that is practice three different times to allow you to go deeper each time, Sun Salutation variations, and balancing poses. Finish with opportunities for backbending in camel pose, hip openers, and cooling inversions before settling into savasana. Benefit from Hala's detailed alignment cues and focus on stabilization so that your yoga practice can be a life-long one. Have two blocks and a strap available. (84 mins.)
Hala Khouri, M.A., E-RYT, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, somatic psychology, and the juicy mystery of life itself. Creative movement and honest self-exploration have always been a source of tremendous healing for Hala, and her calling to share this with others has been clear to her since she began teaching at the age of 16. Hala earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She wrote her thesis on using yoga and other complementary disciplines, such as eco-psychology and somatics for self-empowerment, to inspire a global shift towards peaceful and sustainable living. Hala is also one of the creators of Off the Mat, Into the World, along with Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling, a yoga and activism initiative that aims to get yogis to take their practice outside of the yoga studio and to touch the lives of others. Hala has taught yoga and the movement arts to a wide variety of people ranging from schizophrenics and at-risk youth to mommies and rock stars. Teaching is her absolutely favorite thing to do! She currently lives in Venice, CA with her husband Paul and their two sons. To learn more about Hala, please visit her website at www.halakhouri.com.