Had a long day? Need some help transitioning to evening or bedtime? This beginner friendly class is designed to give your day a soft landing. Essential oils help, but are not absolutely necessary, this class is all about relaxation. You can start out on the ground or seated in a chair.
We will be using Bergamot for mood lifting, Marjoram for aches and pains and Lavender to soothe the nervous system. You could substitute Lemon or Orange for Bergamot, Eucalyptus or Peppermint for Marjoram; and, Spikenard or Sandalwood for Lavender.
Make this class a part of your post-work or pre-bedtime routine and reap the benefits of stress reduction, lower blood pressure, pain relief and better sleep. In all, a happier you. As always thank you for practicing with me and if you like this class, please subscribe to the channel so we can spend a little more time together.
See you on the mat, Tara
We all know yoga is the key to a better day, but it’s hard to find the time. Waking up earlier is a cruel suggestion to someone like me who is not a morning person. Here is a quick 15-minute class designed to gently wake you up, stretch you out and send you off into the day a happier person.
Do you have neck and shoulder issues? If so, it might be caused by tight chest and shoulder muscles. Stretch & Strengthen the Upper Body is designed to loosen the muscles of the chest, shoulders and upper back. At the same time, working the muscles of the arms to develop tone and definition. Here is a link to the class Next Level Yoga Upper Body Class
If you want “yoga arms” or are already buff but need some definition to really prime your entry to the “gun show,” this is the class for you. It starts out slow and easy, then builds some mobility in the shoulders with some gentle flow work.
Then on to some deep upper body stretches to really loosen the chest and upper back. Finally, a smooth landing on the mat with some reclined stretching and a nice, long final relaxation.
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If you liked the short tribute to Yin Yoga video, take some time and check out my Yin Yang Flow Yoga video which is now available on YouTube. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the channel to receive notice when a new video is posted. Or, you can always follow this link to the class: Yin Yang Flow by Next Level Yoga
This Yin Yang yoga video is designed to balance the sweet ease of a yin yoga class, with the spicy effort of a yang flow class. The first twenty minutes are slow paced, gentle poses. The middle 20 minutes are a slow easy flow designed to loosen the joints and get your energy moving. The class finishes with 20 more minutes of quiet yin postures for a soft landing into final relaxation.
Bring a blanket or big towel for some extra padding. The class is a little longer, but it will be worth the time. Put on some quiet music, take some time for yourself, you deserve it. Enjoy.
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SUMMER PORCH YOGA- CORE BALANCE CHALLENGE from Tara Kestner on Vimeo
This class combines the two things my clients request most, cork work and balance. I don’t believe balance is improved by standing on one leg, but rather, by challenging the body’s ability to adjust during movements in all planes. Handily enough, all balance work requires core strength. I have combined kneeling core and balance work, with leg swings and lunges, a core isolation flow series, then a long leveraged balance sequence, we finish on our backs with a series I call dead crow progression. Not gonna lie, this one’s a challenge.
You will need a block.
Seek Balance in All Things. This Yin Yang class is designed to balance the sweet ease of a yin yoga class, with the spicy effort of a yang flow class. The first twenty minutes are slow paced, gentle poses. The middle 20 minutes are a slow easy flow designed to loosen the joints and get your energy moving. The class finishes with 20 more minutes of quiet yin postures for a soft landing into final relaxation.
Get all of my videos on my Vimeo home page at: https://vimeo.com/user64021270
Please enjoy this short practice which is my tribute to Yin Yoga. I designed this session to introduce my public classes to the concept of Yin Yoga. This particular session is a portion of a longer one hour class which will be available on my Vimeo page, https://vimeo.com/user64021270 in the near future.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Many Thanks, Tara
They are finally here! The videos that I have long promised to my live classes are becoming a reality. For those of you who take my classes, you know I change my theme and sequence each month. Sometime around the end of the month, I will be producing a video of that month’s class so you can replay your favorites.
But remember, this is no excuse to miss class, I still want to see you, in person, on your mat at least once a week. I will link the classes here at Next Level Yoga when they come out, but you can always go to my Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/user64021270 directly to access them.
Right now the videos are all free, in return I only ask that you take the time to like the product on Vimeo and share them on your social media so we can build an online community, just like the great groups we have here in Ohio at the live classes and workshops.
Many Thanks, Tara