Big Bear Hugs

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.9 (51 votes)
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Satisfy your inner growl with balances, twists, hip openers, and work towards eagle leg side crow in this intermediate vinyasa flow practice with Crista. Hug it out and let it all in.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 6 of Cultivate Your Inner Teacher 14-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

Big Bear Hugs Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.







Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


Barbara Hume 3 months ago

Fabulous, Wow and How Fun was That!!! Great sequencing, a cue at just the right moment and an appreciative full cycle of breath to right myself before the next movements. :)
The chanting was a beautiful close. Many thanks.

sng4ever 3 months ago

A fun practice with various balances and twists. Love how Crista makes me smile even when doing push ups!!!!

Catefish 3 months ago

I have to admit, long ago when I first "met" Crista, I was not ready for her style. Every teacher on here has an incredible and unique gift, but Crista has an approach that is unlike any other I've ever experienced. This class does truly offer a delicious and stimulating challenge, and she does move at a pretty quick pace. But she always manages to throw in moves and poses that make me say "WOW" and hit spots I suddenly realize I've been hungry to get to for a loooong time. Not to mention she reminds us to smile. :)

If I may gush a little more: I could never have otherwise afforded (via time *or* money) all the different classes necessary to experience all of the phenomenal teachers and styles available on here, that have allowed me to discover and build my own inner teacher. I'm so grateful to (finally) be a subscriber. It's worth every penny. Thank you immensely, Crista and everyone, for giving us the tools to dramatically improve our lives and find empowerment through yoga. And for this fantastic big bear hug!!

Thilo 2 months ago

Thank you for putting it this way. I feel exactly the same - about Crista, about all the other wonderful people and teachers here and about DoYogawithMe in general.

freshang23 3 months ago

I HAVE MISSED YOU!!!!! So giddy to see this class post! Thank you for being YOU!

LEH 3 months ago

lovely. Again the pacing was perfect, with good instructions to accommodate for different abilities.

judegreb 3 months ago

Too advanced for me so look forward to tomorrow's class.

LucyHB 3 months ago

Loved it, thank you Crista! Who doesn't need a big bear hug at the end of 2020? This challenge is such a sweet early Xmas present, have absolutely loved every class so far and this had all the playfulness and sweet hip openers that I love about Crista's classes. The Shavasana at the end with the birdsong was lovely, too :-)