Hearty Hearts

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.9 (57 votes)
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This full-length, challenging, advanced power yoga class will knock your socks off. The theme is heart openers, so it's full of backbends, as well as Crista's sweet smile, core work, hip openers, splits, deep shoulder stretches, spinal stretches and arm balances. You may just find yourself doing bow pose (dhanurasana), forearm stand (pincha mayurasana) and full locust pose (purna shalabhasana). Don't be worried, though. She takes time to warm you up and prepare you for what is coming.

Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Strength


nadonado 3 months ago

Crista makes exercising fun. The class looks so easy but made me work so hard. I love that. Although this is a little longer than my usual length of classes, I love it. Thank you.

tamiserene 1 year ago

please more crista classes! her advanced classes are just incredible, full body, challenging and so rewarding

dosbo 1 year ago

What a beautiful sequence of heart openers. I had done this class months ago and remembered how great my back and shoulders felt after dolphin pose, but the first half of the sequence opens them up so much prior to that. I love how this flow relaxes me and releases my traps and mid back, but also pays attention to hips, hamstrings and quads. Definitely one I come back to after too much computer and desk time.

I can only hope that some day I can do full dolphin, full locust and salambhasana with eagle arms!

FairfaxYoga 1 year ago

I don’t typically comment, but I was so moved at the end of this class, that I was compelled to write. Crista, your classes are a blessing in my life. Your teaching style, your flows, your spirituality all speak to me and have helped me grow, both in my yoga practice and as a person. I left this class feeling transcendence and gratitude for the body and life that I am blessed to enjoy. Thank you, Crista.

beccamcdonald 1 year ago

So glad I clicked on this class this morning -- it's already rocketed into my favorites. Crista's concise instruction allows space for the student to color their practice with whatever they need. Thank you so much for this!

StaceyAnanda 1 year ago

Loved this, left me feeling renewed. Great heart openers. Challenging and sweet.

Crivero75 1 year ago

I've been really enjoying Crista´s classes in the morning. I love the mantra singing at the end. Its such a great way to end a class and start my day. I would like to know how to find the mantras so I can learn them as well. It would be an added bonus if Crista could write them in the description. Thanks Crista

So glad you enjoyed it!
The mantra at the end is:
Om Hrim Namah Shivaya
Tas Mai Shri Gurave Namaha
A translation I like is:
I honour the Supreme Consciousness as the Universal Divine resonance that vibrates within my heart