Monthly Update - March 2020

Monthly Update Mar 2020
After the rare February leap-day, we leapt right into March. Soon it will officially be the first day of spring and the harbinger of hope, for Northeners. The frozen and lifeless days of winter will have finally passed. The skies will be full of geese returning and like them, our hopes and fitness aspirations begin to soar. For those in the Southern hemisphere, March was a leap back to fall but the global constant is the care for our body, mind and spirits. Remember, this month gives you two extra days to complete your monthly challenges, so grab your mats and get started!


Updated Class Filter Options

We will be adding much more flexibility to the class filters on site. These include more specific length parameters as well as practice types and class focus. 

Retreat Announcements

  • Location and dates for YTT Level 3 Retreat - Before February 28, 2020

Upcoming Content

  • 7-Day Yoga Challenge with Melissa Krieger - March 23, 2020

  • New Classes from Satiya, Andrea, Jonni-Lyn and Ron

  • Partnership with Moms on Maternity - March 2020

  • YTT Level 2 Courses - May 2020

  • Launch of the DYWM App! - May 2020




Updated Casting Options from Video Player

We're excited to announce that our streaming video players now include the option to cast to Apple TV and Chromecast compatible devices. If your devices are active and connected, you will see the icon above the video. Easy peasie! More streaming features coming soon!


Keyboard Shortcuts from Video Player

Next to our video players new casting options, it also includes Keyboard Shortcuts. This will definitely help save some time when viewing your favorite class!

  • Spacebar: Toggle Pause/Play
  • F Key: Enter Full-Screen Mode
  • Esc Key: Exit Full-Screen Mode
  • Up Arrow: Increase Volume
  • Down Arrow: Decrease Volume
  • Right Arrow: Forward 10 seconds
  • Left Arrow: Backward 10 seconds




Upcoming Retreats at Mar de Jade:

* $500USD Early Bird Price available until March 31, 2020 - Limited to 6 guests *

Jan 30 - Feb 6, 2021
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2021
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Mar 6 - Mar 13, 2021
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Upcoming Retreats at Hollyhock:
Oct 9 - Oct 14, 2020
Cortes Island, BC, Canada
Only 1 spot remaining!
Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2020
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico


Vinyasa Yoga | 13 min | Intermediate
Instructor: Andrea Ting-Letts
Andrea invites you to align your hips, fire up your core and open your hamstrings to take hanuman's great leap in this playful intermediate flow class. She guides you, using blocks, to strengthen and stabilize this vigorous asana.

Vinyasa Yoga | 19 min | Intermediate
Instructor: Andrea Ting-Letts
In this fun intermediate practice, Andrea guides you to find your way into transitions that will open your chest, shoulders, hips and much more. You will develop the essential techniques in order to master this intense heart-opening pose, also known as camatkarasana or flip dog.
Gentle Yoga | 44 min | Beginner
Instructor: Melissa Kreiger
In this wrist-free yoga class, Melissa leads you through a class specially designed for those unable to do wrist-intensive poses like downward dog, plank, cat or cow...or simply those who are just looking for something different. This gentle practice includes yogic squats, half sun salutations, reclined hip-openers and seated twists! Note: These props are optional but we recommend having a bolster for this class or something else you can comfortably sit on.

Gentle Yoga | 31 min | Beginner
Instructor: Melissa Kreiger
Want to feel more re-engaged and present in your day? All it takes is thirty minutes of me-time with this gentle flow practice, specially constructed by Melissa Krieger to calm and cool your mind and body.
David Procyshyn
PNF Stretch: Hip External Rotators
PNF Stretching | 10 min | Beginner
Instructor: David Procyshyn
In this quick class, David demonstrates how to use the PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) method to effectively stretch the six external rotators of the hip, including the quadratus femoris and piriformis muscles. As well as stretching the gluteus maximus. Note: You may want to have a strap or rope near-by for this practice.
David Procyshyn
PNF Stretch | 8 min | Beginner
Instructor: David Procyshyn

Using the PNF technique, David shows you how to relieve tightness in your gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia latae (TFL). Stretching these muscles are beneficial for everyone but especially for those who are athletes. While improving range of motion and athletic performance, this class also helps with lower back pain and injury reduction.

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Power Yoga | 62 min | Advanced
Instructor: Crista Shillington
By drawing on the inspiration of lotus mudra, Crista helps you find compassion for yourself and others in this water-themed power yoga class. This class is ideal for those working at an advanced level as it includes more difficult poses like cross-ankle crow and handstand.
Slow Flow: Focus on Hips
Hatha Yoga | 33 min | Beginner
Instructor: Guy Friswell
In this 30 minute hatha flow practice, you will learn how to release and relieve any tension across the hip joints as well as build strength and stability in the hips. Guy leads you through a series of balancing, standing, seated and reclined poses, before concluding with a delightful relaxation. Note: This is optional but we recommend using a block and blanket for elevating your hips while sitting.


Vinyasa Yoga | 36 min | Intermediate
Instructor: Andrea Ting-Letts
In this intermediate vinyasa practice, Andrea guides you to power up your shoulder girdle (also known as pectoral girdle), hands, wrists and core to construct a more sustainable and functional side plank (vasithasana).  

Vinyasa Yoga | 44 min | Intermediate
Instructor: Fiji McAlpine
Push it to the limit, Fiji-Style! In this intermediate vinyasa flow class, join Fiji as she helps guide you into some challenging peak poses. Remember, it's all about those millimeter miracles!
Jivamukti Yoga | 45 min | Advanced
Instructor: Jonni-Lyn Friel
Join Jonni-Lyn in this advanced jivamukti yoga practice as she guides you through our exploration of hanumanasana (also known as monkey pose). Note: It is recommended to have 2 blocks, a strap and blanket, however this is optional. 
Inversions Playtime
Vinyasa Yoga | 25 min | Advanced
Instructor: Jonni-Lyn Friel

Jonni-Lyn helps you find your way into a few different headstand variations. Including an exciting transition from headstand II, to chutaranga. Remember to flex your feet if you choose to give it a try. The class ends with shoulder stand and variations to cool down the nervous system. 
David Procyshyn
PNF Stretch | 12 min | Beginner
Instructor: David Procyshyn
David teaches you how to ease tension in your lower back using the PNF method in this quick beginner practice. You will also learn how to do a seated side bend in a way that will effectively stretch the erector spinae and quadratus lumborum, two vital muscles that link your spine to your pelvis.
Vinyasa Yoga | 41 min | Intermediate
Instructor: Crista Shillington
In this daring vinyasa flow class, Crista presents two complimentary mudras: kali mudra to help you cultivate a healthy ego and sense of self, and chin mudra to help you connect ego to a higher awareness.
Hatha Yoga | 34 min | Beginner
Instructor: Guy Friswell
In this super-slow hatha flow class, Guy leads you through a beginner sequence of standing and reclining poses, bringing awareness to your inner sensations and experiences – a method known as “interoception”. Note: The props for this class are optional but we recommend that you use a block and a blanket for kneeling poses.
Slow Flow: Forgiveness Sequence
Hatha Yoga | 11 min | Beginner
Instructor: Guy Friswell
Join Guy as he guides you through nine rounds of a salutation called the forgiveness sequence. Use this sequence when you feel the need to clear mental or emotional blockages, including the need to forgive both yourself and others.



14-Day Slow Flow Challenge |








This 14-day yoga challenge provides a series of accessible classes that focus on a slow, flowing, breath-centered approach to the yoga practice. Whether you’re a beginning student or a seasoned practitioner, younger or older, this series has something for everyone.

View Challenge 

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LenaGrannsjo 6 days ago

The keyboard shortcuts are excellent, I use them often.
Unfortunately they have stopped working recently.
Any idea why?

Hi LenaGrannsjo!

There was a small update but the keyboard shortcuts should be working again.

Please let me know if they are still not working for you.

Thank you!

LenaGrannsjo 2 days ago

Sorry, but they are still not working for me.
I use Chrome as browser.

TessKC 11 months ago

Such great updates! I've been using this site since I was a broke university student and suffering a lot of back pain. So grateful for all the instructors and this platform! <3
Could you have a post outlining what the differences are between the 3 intermediate levels you have now? I.e. what you should be able to do to fully appreciate each level?
Thank you!