The hands and feet are the places where we engage with the world: hands touch and reach while feet ground and move us. This video will teach you how to love and care for these two most important information-gathering body parts. Relieve stress, increase range of motion, and heal injuries with these feel-good and easy-to-follow techniques. You will need a tennis ball or rubber stress ball.
Contrary to popular belief, cellulite appears not because of too much fat, but because of too little hydration in the tissues. Foam rolling flushes the tissues with fluid, lending that nice smooth look we all love. Learn to glide over the hamstrings and inner thighs on your way to feeling and looking your best.
In this session we harness the power of foam rolling to beautify and youth-ify the face. We begin with a short hand treatment to move fluid up the arms, through the neck, and into the face. We proceed with easy circular motions on the jaw and temple to stimulate collagen production and relieve tension. Finally, we engage the neck to observe how these simple movements bring ease to this often stressed area of the body. This video will teach you how to be your own face cream, with guarateed results and for free! You will need a foam roller and a tennis ball or rubber stress ball. – NYV0066B
If you’re curious about foam rolling – and you should be! – this is the place to start. This fantastic technique heals and prevents injury and reverses the effects of aging and active living with very simple, low-impact moves that you can literally do in bed. On this easy intro, we’ll talk about the benefits of foam rolling, how to choose the right roller for you, and engage in some beginner moves to nicely self-massage the upper and lower body.
Teacher: Cat Noble
This practice is good for getting in touch with intuition and minimizing stress. In this video, we will scratch the surface of the origin, meaning and use of the simple seed syllable Aum (also commonly spelled Om), a common opening and closing chant in yoga classes throughout the world. We begin with a few asanas to open the hips, move into chanting, and close with a brief guided meditation to help practitioners feel and internalize the concept of Aum. If you would like to continue chanting after the video has concluded, please feel free. NYV0063D
Teacher: Cat Noble
This practice is good for people trying to let go of negative emotion or selfishness. In this video, we will explore a mantra wishing happiness upon all beings. Practicing compassion for others in turn promotes feelings of well-being in one’s self and sets the mind up to appreciate the best parts of all people and situations. We begin with a few asanas to open the hips, then move on to explanation and conclude with a session of chanting together. If you would like to continue chanting after the video has concluded, please feel free. NYV0063C
In this video I show leg circles. I show single and double leg circles and how they can be beneficial for the joints and spine. Being nude helps me to show the movement more precisely.
TRAILER: vimeo.com/94621434/ Teacher: Skye, Student: Student: Collibrina
The half roll up and full roll up are essential for fluid movement in the spine. In this Video I break down the specific steps movements. The “C” Curve is established in the body here. This video makes it easier for the viewer to learn by getting a good feel of the movement. I remove my clothes for freedom of flow and deeper connection to my self.
(Level: Advanced Beginner) FULL VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/93654894
Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara
Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance. Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun and you can add so many dance forms into it. In this video I added a bit of street jazz and world dance. I also used a form of mimicry; I mimicked the sliding sounds my shoes made at the end of one phrase by brushing my arms with the backs of my hands at the end of another phrase. It’s some cool choreography that can be done by all. We remove our clothes for freedom of movement. This combination can be slowed down or sped up to accommodate beginner to advanced beginner levels. NYV0048D
(Level: Advanced Beginner) FULL VIDEO: vimeo.com/91678699 Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance. Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun and you can add so many dance forms into it. In this video I added a bit of tap, modern dance and changes in levels to create some cool choreography that can be done by all. I suggest that you remove any rings or bracelets while doing this. Jewelry can be very painful while slapping the backs of your hands together or hitting your body. Although this combination can be slowed down or sped up to accommodate beginner to advanced beginner levels; I suggest practicing it many times thoroughly at a slow rate and gradually increasing speed. NYV0048C
Full Video: vimeo.com/91678037
(Level: Advanced Beginner) Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance. Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun. In this video Wara and I are learning a combo that has a variety of physical formations. It’s important that when you use you arms and legs to form whatever shape you are forming that the shapes are precise. eg. if your arms are straight, they need to be almost robotically straight. At time a step combination is like a song; one stepper may be assigned to maintain one rhythm with his/her body and another stepper will maintain a different rhythm to create a medley of beats while performing. We remove our clothes for freedom of movement. This combination can be slowed down or sped up to accommodate beginner to advanced beginner levels. NYV0048B
(Level: Advanced Beginner) Teacher: Skye, Student: Wara Step Dance is a high energy, dynamic and specific form of dance. Its takes tremendous effort on the body and mind, but is loads of fun. in this video Wara and I are learning a combo that has all the step basics: clapping hands, stomping feet, using the body as a sound instrument by beating the chest and slapping the legs and feet. We also teased our brains a bit by reversing the combination and topping it with a smidge of cardio. We remove our clothes for freedom of movement. This combination can be slowed down or sped up to accommodate beginner to advanced beginner levels. NYV0048A
In this video Gray leads Collibrina through a short Yoga practice designed for the end of the day. The practice begins with Collibrina lying and slowing her breath and moves into gentle twisting, which is the main focus of this particular sequence. Twisting poses can help release tension that is held in the body. It is also thought that twisting squeezes toxins out of internal organs that are washed away when the twist ends and blood rushes back into the area that was compressed. This practice assumes that the muscles have been warmed from a day of activity and its goal is to bring the student back to a calm and relaxed state. (NYV0050C)
This beginner practice is designed for the start of the day, to warm the body and begin to energize it. Gray has Collibrina begin with attention on her breath and warming her body through Kapalabhati. This is followed by gentle movement before coming to a standing pose and easy Sun Salutations. Collibrina then returns to the mat for some further forward and backward bending. In Yoga, backward bending is considered to raise the energy level, and it is the underlying principle in this morning practice. (NYV0050B)
(Level: All) Teacher: Collibrina
Yin Yoga works on the connective tissue in the body while most yoga practices affect the muscles. It is a quiet, meditative practice in which poses are held for long periods to allow the tough connective tissue to slowly stretch. In this practice Gray leads Collibrina through five poses over the course of a half hour (Shoelace, Seal, Seated Twist to the right and to the left and Relaxation Pose). This is an ideal practice for the start of the day, before the body has warmed up and life becomes active and more Yang-focused. There are important lessons to be learned from Yin Yoga about surrender and acceptance that are revealed over time. (NYV0050A)
(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina This gentle Qigong inspired practice is an ideal practice for less than ideal days. This is a great practice to help reinvigorate the immune system without overtaxing the body. The practice is seated and is suitable for elderly and/or disabled practitioners. (NYV0049D)
(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina
Collibrina is guided through a practice comprised of fundamental poses that are the foundation for a wide range of ashtanga based and vinyasa practices. The beginning practitioner can quickly become acquainted with the benefits of an asana practice by simply learning this sequence while a more advanced practitioner can use this sequence on days when they do not have the opportunity to engage in a full practice. (NYV0049A)
(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina
This practice explores integrating sound into a traditional hatha practice. Collibrina explores the use of sound in her meditation practice while also incorporating sound into her physical practice as such exploring the relationship between sound, breath and movement. (NYV0049C)
(All Levels) Teacher: Hope
In this series we continue to explore a way to profit from the well acknowledged benefits of practicing gentle yoga asana in heat. This practice does not require any special equipment just a well heated bathroom, or if the bathroom isn’t naturally warm, a space which can be warmed mindfully using steam from the shower and a towel. This is a floor series where traditional Hatha yoga poses like Sphinx pose, Cobra pose and Bow pose are used to strengthen the spine and improve the spine’s flexibility. This is also a relaxing series where poses are divided by Savasana. This is an excellent series to do before going to bed and contributes towards keeping the system naturally clean and energized and focusing the mind. (NYV0038)
(Level: All) Cast: Collibrina
Like asana practice chanting is regarded as a pathway to activating the chakras, and bringing clarity to the practitioner. Collibrina is guided through a simple chant and a basic yin practice. Both practices are complementary to more widely known hatha based asana practices. (NYV0049B)
(Level: All) In this series we explore a way to profit from the well acknowledged benefits of practicing gentle yoga asana in heat. Again this practice does not require any special equipment just a well heated bathroom, or if the bathroom isn’t naturally warm one which can be warmed mindfully using steam from the shower. This is a standing series where traditional hatha poses like warrior, triangle and standing forward and backward bends are used to loosen up the body and focus the mind in a detoxifying environment which allows the lungs and pores to open and to cleanse themselves. This is at once a highly calming but energizing practice. (NYV0038)
(Level: Beginner) If we practice without mindfulness, the knees can suffer in yoga. If you experience knee pain in daily life or during yoga practice, this gentle sequence will teach you to treat your knees with kindness as you gain the benefits of more vigorous variations. Beginning in tadasana (mountain pose), we bring awareness to the area as we engage the legs. Triangle pose stretches and strengthens the legs while keeping the knee joint safe. We move to the wall for Supported Warrior, a wonderful modification for those who feel a lot of strain when lunging. Finally, wind-releasing pose lubricates the knee joints while providing all-important core engagement. NYV0037
(Beginner level) Between commuting with heavy bags, sitting in a chair for much of the day, holding our arms in a fixed tying position, those of us who work a regular office job place a lot of strain on our spines, resulting in chronic back pain. This series stretches and strengthens the spine, preventing future injuries and easing past ones. Cat/cow pose warms and massages the spine, while reclining big toe pose lengthens and stretches it. A short series of “baby” backbends playfully challenges us to explore how we crunch our lower backs – and how to treat the area with more kindness and compassion. Finally, wind-releasing pose strengthens the abdominal muscles, which support the lower back so as to prevent further strain. NYV0037
(Beginner level) Good news – you don’t even have to leave your desk to perform some simple yoga poses that will help relieve stress and fatigue. Even if you’re pressed for time, you can still enjoy the benefits of a few moments of movement and self-awareness in the middle of your busy day. All of the asanas in this series can be performed while sitting at your desk. We begin with relaxing neck rolls to release the tension – both mental and physical – that long hours of sitting creates. A short self-massage of the temples is a nourishing way center yourself. Next, we learn to do a seated spinal twist at the desk, bringing the same detoxifying effects of twists in a yoga class to the middle of your work day. After a calming seated forward bend, we end standing in conscious meditation. NYV0037
(Level: Beginner to intermediate) In today’s world we are constantly using our computers and mobile devices, both of which promote a rounded upper back and closed shoulder girdle. This series focuses on shoulder opening poses that open the heart as well, so with regular practice you’ll feel emotional benefits as well as physical ones. We begin in child’s_pose , pressing through the palms to engage the shoulders. Heart chakra pose takes the opening to he next step. After progressing through Down_Dog and Cow Face poses, we end with gentle Back Bends, re-examining the poses in light of our shoulder opening mission. (NYV0037)
(Level: Beginner) Continuing our series on preventing and healing work-related injuries, we will focus today on the wrists. We counterbalance the repetitive stress from hours of tying or other repetitive motion with soothing wrist stretches. Cat/Cow is performed with flipped palms, intensely opening tight muscles in the wrists and forearms.
(Level: All) Now that we have some dance moves, it’s time to use them. A great way to work through emotions is to use them to fuel your movements; if you’re having a great day or tough day, let it out! Having a CONVERSATION back-and-forth battle is also a great way to come up with new movements. There is no wrong way to dance, as long as you are not hurting yourself or others, so again focus on the FEEL instead of the LOOK. Have fun! (NYV0036)
(Level: Beginner) Popping is another street style, but is very different from break dancing. We will go over a few basic elements of popping- theory, IN hits, OUT hits, and wrist hits. This is very alien movement, so it may take a lot of practice to begin to feel all of these new muscle activations. We will also go over which muscles to focus on, and how to do a few simple exercises to help us discover how to HIT. Practice a little every day, and it goes a long way. (NYV0036)
(Level: Intermediate) Break dancing- many of us picture big, explosive movements on the floor, flips, and other insane feats of strength. At the base of it all are FOUNDATION moves, and we will go over a few. If you haven’t watched the PREPARING FOR BREAK DANCING video yet, I strongly advise you to do so before watching this video. At the end, we will have a basic combination containing all of the moves we have learned in Part 1 and Part 2. Once you have the basics down, play around and find ways to make them your own! (NYV0036)
(Level: Beginner) In this video we will go over a few basic standing moves that you can modify and make your own. We will focus on getting the FEEL of the dance right versus the LOOK. Once you get the FEELING, your own personal style will start to develop. Katie, the student, gives a lot of good input, and hopefully other beginners will find it useful. More advanced dancers should also find it beneficial to go over the basics. (NYV0036)