Hippity Hips

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.9 (156 votes)
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Who doesn't like a class that releases your hips? Crista's unique approach will not only do that - with style! - she'll have you doing foot balances, arm balances, arm binds, deep stretches for the shoulders, legs and lower back and, of course, core work. Her smile and fun energy will carry you through the many tough, challenging parts of this class, encouraging you to move, stretch and push your body to the limits in a thorough, satisfying way.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


duroc017 3 weeks ago

Whenever I do one of Crista's practices for the first time, it's like I'm going on an adventure and I don't know what I might find. This one was no exception. The time flew right by, even with some of the tough stuff. I fell backward while doing the peak pose on my right side, but I managed the left side just fine. I'm eager to come back next time and see if I can master both sides!

vedalia 2 months ago

Thanks so much Crista for this amazing and creative class! I felt so fantastic afterwards (BIG yoga glow!!!). I would love to know the spelling of the posture at 32:32, I heard you say something like "kaliviravasana", but can't find any reference to in on the Internet. Could you please spell it out for me? It seems like a prep pose for, or variation of visvamitrasana. Thanks !

Crista Shillington 2 months ago

Hi there! Thanks for asking! The peak pose is a variation of Kala Bairavasana. In the full pose, you put your foot behind your head! Have fun!

cheaps 8 months ago

Awesome workout from one of my favourite instructors! Christa makes even the difficult poses seem accessible to all.

cowgirlyogi 8 months ago

Amazing for day after running to open those hips! Love Crista's style and encouragement!!

StephanieVM 1 year ago

I love Christa's teaching style. She pushes you with good humor and encourages you to go farther in your practice, while listening to your own body's needs. Great hip openers and strengthening class.

goddess50 1 year ago

Amazing! I have to admit I was initially a bit apprehensive when I saw the class was labeled Advanced. But Crista's instructions and cues made this so accessible - I actually surprised myself by what I could actually do!! I especially loved the bridge/shoulderstand transition. And Crista's beautiful chant brought tears to my eyes. This will be one of my favorite practices to revisit!!

perfecta25 1 year ago

tough one that builds up your lower body! love Crista's singing at the end!!!!!!!