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Hippity Hips

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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.

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Wilddatura
November 20, 2021
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Ohhh Crista... this practice released something in my hips that needed to be released. Ended my practice in tears. Thank you. <3

MereYoga4Life
November 5, 2021
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Gorgeous class - this is my new fave from Crista - I love her playfulness, her offerings of modifications and her challenges to try something new. Namaste.

therestlessinchoirer
June 18, 2021
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This is my absolute favourite class from the DYWM community! It's one I just love coming back to again and again. So good for the heart, body and spirit. Thank you, Crista!

Melanie50
June 7, 2021
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Love this flow. I feel more grounded. Thank you so much!

Nin
May 15, 2021
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Great core work and beautiful singing voice.

barbkoch
May 1, 2021
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Thank you. Pacing was just right, you prepared us for the poses, you loosened our hips. And for someone with perpetually stiff hips, you prepared us for pigeon -
the so called "easy" shape that isn't easy for me - it's still isn't, but it was much more accessible thanks to your instructions. Leaving the mat feeling better than when
I got on it.

orchard rachie
April 3, 2021
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Fantastic class Crista, hips have never been as hippity! As a runner, I think this has done me a lot of good. I love your energy and general approach too. Thank you so much :)

Lharr04
March 27, 2021
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Amazing--I felt stretches in my hips that I've never felt before!! Thank you!

Leahjoojoo
November 26, 2020
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Absolutely love all of Crista's classes and I particularly enjoyed this one. So much fun and I really enjoyed the kicking... HA! Loved it and will definitely do it again even if I couldn't manage all the poses! Thank you Crista, you're a star <3

salexandre8@hotmail.com
June 26, 2020
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This is the funniest and the best video I’ve done !And I’ve done looooots !
You have a Mythical yoga ways ❤️

Cattails
May 7, 2020
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I manged the peak pose one both sides without falling. First time doing the pose too. Amazing for me! ; ) I so love your classes, Christa. I always feel so refreshed afterwards and on an amazing high. Thank you : )

duroc017
March 8, 2020
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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
January 10, 2020
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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 !

cheaps
July 25, 2019
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Awesome workout from one of my favourite instructors! Christa makes even the difficult poses seem accessible to all.

cowgirlyogi
July 23, 2019
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Amazing for day after running to open those hips! Love Crista's style and encouragement!!

StephanieVM
February 2, 2019
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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
January 27, 2019
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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
January 27, 2019
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tough one that builds up your lower body! love Crista's singing at the end!!!!!!! <3

Maves37
January 26, 2019
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A great practice on a day when I was experiencing random muscle cramps around my hips in the morning. I was afraid this class may intensify that pain but instead it eased those muscles and left me feeling great!

Ndrelichman
January 26, 2019
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Loved this class. I hope to come back to it over and over again. Thank you!

yogiAndermoser
January 26, 2019
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Was not expecting the core work! Great, varied practice. Difficult, but doable :) Of course everything is possible with Christa's wonderful attitude and encouragement!

Gemcrazy
January 25, 2019
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Some challenging poses. Crista's guidance is so clear that I was able to put my maximum effort into each position, even if I couldn't manage the the final pose. Very empowering!

michii
January 25, 2019
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Really interesting hip openers that I enjoyed doing, a lot of the practice was beyond my skill level though.

nconsbruck
January 25, 2019
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I love this class! Beautiful filming location and practice. It was gentle but challenging and it really helped me loosen up. Thank you!

micjea
January 24, 2019
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Amaazing class! Challenging but still very comforting in the pace and instruction, very invigorated and relaxed at the end.

Healthy2016
January 22, 2019
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Thank you Crista. I had a terribly stressful day and needed to stretch it and puff it all out. I didn't pay attention to the level of the class, and I went ahead and did the whole class. I found it quite challenging for me but not out of my reach either. I finally checked the level to find out that it was Advanced. I am really excited about that now and have the hope and determination to keep on doing yoga and try classes that are really challenging. You also have a lovely voice and finished the practice in a very soothing way. I found this class very strengthening as well. I really loved all of it.

Lemon
January 21, 2019
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I love how Crista seems like she's overflowing with joy! This is a challenging class for an intermediate student, but it gives me plenty to work toward.

Sharonfruchtman
January 21, 2019
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I will come back for the hip opening often. Thank you for the song at the end. It was gorgeous.

Jenny Claire
January 21, 2019
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Some fun challenges in this class, will keep you praying attention throughout the practice! Thank you.

Pernillanoraberg
January 21, 2019
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What a fun class! Best class I’ve taken in a while. Challenged both strength and flexibility. A nice break from the flow classes. Thanks!

gym1004
January 21, 2019
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I enjoyed this class so much! I feel great overall my body - hips, shoulders and neck. I didn’t know much about you Crista but now I’m falling :) Loved the little singing at the end of the class.

smaier
January 20, 2019
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I found this to be quite challenging (I consider myself intermediate) but still mostly accessible for me and my tight hamstrings. Crista's voice is always fun to listen to, and listening to her sing the mantra at then end was a soothing, lovely way to seal the practice.

rachelmccreesh
January 20, 2019
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I loved the challenge today!!!! This class was amazing, surprising, and very fun. Thanks Crista!

conlee
January 20, 2019
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Title could not be more true. Challenging class!

Boug
January 20, 2019
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I did it, I did it, I did it. Fantastic challenge. loved it all

joaniem1
January 20, 2019
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I found this to be ADVANCED and I had to modify quite a bit. That is fine, but I was expecting an intermediate challenge.

the.yoga.lover
January 20, 2019
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This class was the perfect amount of challenge, and the peak poses were JUST within reach for this class. My hips feel well-stretched and flexible, and I'm definitely going to be a bit sore in my legs and my core tomorrow! I'll be returning to this class again and again.

hfortune
January 20, 2019
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Really fun class with quite a few challenges to work toward. I wouldn't have attempted this advanced level class if it weren't for the challenge, but I'm glad I did it!