Choose Joy

Intermediate II
Focus in on the connection between the head and the heart in this joyful practice with Tracey Noseworthy. Learn to follow your heart with confidence and serenity as you work though side body, shoulder and hip stretches, along with chest openers and balances.
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luzeamor
October 21, 2020
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Absolutely loooove this class, thank you Tracey your delivery is amazing! "Nothing to do, nowhere to go, just be in the balance" or something along those lines was such an "aha" moment for me, life being a constant balance :) thank you deeply from my heart!

Luckieshel
October 10, 2020
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Wow! Tracey you have done it again! You're my favorite instructor ever, and this practice is an excellent example of why. 10 out of 5 stars. Love from Colorado <3

susie13
August 3, 2020
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Lovey practice, opened up pretty much my whole body, thank you. I have a question...there are two spots where Tracey has us in a wide-legged kneel (like a wide-legged hero) and asks us to lift our hips off our heels. (first one is somewhere around 18:00) I run into this in Fiji's classes too. This is difficult and I can't figure out why or where the tight/stuck spot is. Front? Back? neither? ie, Anatomically, what needs to be open for this pose to happen? Thank you.

Tracey Noseworthy
August 11, 2020
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Hi Susie, thanks for reaching out with your question. This particular variation of hero's pose is a preparation for back bending. There is a lot going on here, healthy knees, open hips, freedom in the shoulders and of course space for the lift of our heart. If it is challenging for you, I might recommend sitting on a block to see how it feels for your knees, and hips. You can start with that, and when comfortable slide back to the floor. Start slowly with lifting one arm at a time up and rotate, honour how it feels. From there you can play with the rotation of one arm at a time reaching back. The tight spots might be hip flexors, low back or shoulders.
It is a bit difficult for me to assess without seeing you. I hope this helps, and if you would like a little more information please email me tracey@traceynoseworthy.com
Thanks!!

susie13
August 15, 2020
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Ok great, working with the block sounds like a good place to start. I have a hunch it's hip flexors, but since I know little to nothing about anatomy, I don't really know how they work and it's hard to visualize what's happening. Wish I could come up there and have you assess in person. Some day! You're not that far from northern Oregon :-) Meanwhile, I'll be patient and will accept that different parts of the body open up at different paces. Thank you very much for the suggestions!

uberyha
July 20, 2020
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A friend recommended I try Tracey's class. So glad I did! The side balance poses were challenging, but prepared me for the beautiful utthita hasta padangusthasana (extended hand-to-big-toe pose). Thank you!

jeanabrown23@gmail.com
June 21, 2020
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Amazing energy in this class. I love your cues. You go straight to the heart of things. You're a beautiful teacher.

Ildi
June 3, 2020
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Wonderful practice, thank you!

LaurieLouise
June 2, 2020
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Truly a gift to be guided so gently and fearlessly through such a 50 minutes. I'm ready to carpe dium!

Pamela Gervais
May 21, 2020
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Great yoga class, loved the slow purposeful movement, breathing and stretching. Thanks Tracey

Mary63
May 18, 2020
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Great class, well paced, well instructed, well ended, well balanced....thanks.

ag329
May 9, 2020
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Ahhh... I feel much better! :)
Been feeling a bit crummy today during our continued self-quaratine, wondering how to feel purposeful, and resulting in a bummed-out feeling w/not much to do. In the middle of this class, I realized maybe this time my purpose is for self-care, and I felt joy. Thank you! :)

evawouda
April 30, 2020
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Oh Tracey how I love ya! What a beautiful class again. Warming both the body and the spirit, and true emotional release as well <3 Lots of gratitude!

Valérie Le Plouhinec
April 23, 2020
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Wonderful class, and aptly named. I loved the gentle pace which lets us enjoy the poses and do them well. This was my first class with Tracey and I'll definitely check out the other ones!

Marieseville
April 13, 2020
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Fantastic challenging class which is perfectly paced , as in, not frenetic :) and is a full body workout. Tracey,as always, gives precise, loving guidance and beautiful instruction.

KmwatsonVT
April 12, 2020
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Love Tracy and this class is wonderful. I'll be coming back to practice this one again. Many thanks. :)

kdana
March 21, 2020
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This class was so lovely. I'm self-quarentined due to exposure to covid, and this really helped to keep me sane today. The perfect balance of challenge and love. My body feels so good right now <3

jeanabrown23@gmail.com
March 21, 2020
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Wow, what an incredible class! Led by a wonderfully gifted teacher. Now I want to take all of her classes.

jbee56
March 21, 2020
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Thank you for another wonderful class. During these trying times, we can find sanctuary and choose joy in our home practice.

Ricky
March 21, 2020
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Oh Tracey, you never disappoint me!!!

Mellyjoy345
March 16, 2020
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I really enjoyed this... especially with yoga studios being closed right now due to coronavirus... thanks!

Manjusri
February 1, 2020
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What a fabulous class - beautifully paced. Thank you. Namaste x

KristiLee
January 29, 2020
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I love this practice! Thank you Tracey. My daughter and I enjoyed it on a day off from skiing. It is the perfect blend of opening, balancing and strengthening.

duroc017
January 15, 2020
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There is something about Tracey's voice and guidance that is so supportive. I always surprise myself with my abilities in her classes, and this one was no exception! Much gratitude.

Daniela82
January 15, 2020
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I have done this class at least 5 times in the past 2 weeks: it is awesome and has always left me with a feeling of joy. Thank you Tracey!!!

sng4ever
January 6, 2020
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What a beautiful practice. Lots of intermediate poses that a beginner could do - modified.
Lots of balancing and joy will come to you by the end of this practice.
Thank you, Tracey! As always.

LucyHB
January 4, 2020
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Wooooow! Wonderful class, a new favourite! Day 4 of 2020 New Year Challenge and this was so much fun to do, challenging but liberating, the class flew by. Thank you Tracey!

yvette.marie
January 4, 2020
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Perfect! Lovely balanced flow and wonderful reminders of the choices we make and the power we have.

ancoracora
December 30, 2019
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The fluidity and lightness in Tracey's classes is unique*

Catefish
December 29, 2019
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This really is a joyful practice. I smiled so many times, all the way through. That big, wide-open standing Tree - wow! What a treat, thank you so much!

Kabarattini
December 29, 2019
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If this is your first class with Tracey get stoked! All of her classes are just this lovely. I needed a whole body flow and this hit all the right spots like a good bowl of brothy beans. Truly bursting with joy! All of the thank yous!