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Open Your Heart to Your Existence

Intermediate I

In this class, we explore the space we take up and our right to expand into it without apology. 

Equipment:
  • Block
  • Bolster
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Jenniels
Jenniels
May 17, 2022
Comment:

Helen is such a blessing to so many people. She gives me the confidence to not get down on myself, but to keep coming back to the matt

katwiley101
katwiley101
May 11, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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This class was great for my hips and relaxation! I also love how Helen talked about bodies and not feeling apologetic for taking up space. Thank you!

mbharasz
mbharasz
April 28, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Great class. Love the expansive approach.

JLP
JLP
April 26, 2022
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This is the way - I love it! :) Thank you, Helen - I appreciate your welcoming approach to teaching.

Marlowe Daly-G
Marlowe Daly-G
April 20, 2022
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I freakin' loved this class. I did it on my lunch break after a challenging morning at work and it completely transformed my day. A beautiful, affirmative class. Thank you!

teresa
teresa
April 11, 2022
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what a great introduction into finding my way into half moon, one of my least favorite poses. thank you, so glad I decided to get on my mat this morning.

ssablemusic
ssablemusic
March 24, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Very beautiful, thank you, looking forward to more of Helen’s classes

outdooryoga
outdooryoga
March 16, 2022
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Thank you, Helen, for guiding a lovely practice in true self-care. I'm a petite little thing who can often practice at upper intermediate levels, but this practice has something special beyond size or ability. Just beautiful!

calinash
calinash
February 28, 2022
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First class with Helen, truly a nourishing practice that invites you to find peace with yourself. Love how we got into the hips while also affirming heart-openness. Exactly what I needed today

dstroud
dstroud
February 24, 2022
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I am so grateful for this class today. It was the perfect mix of calm and challenge to help me focus on my mat today.I love the reminders to own your space. Dora

Rebecca Maxwell
Rebecca Maxwell
February 12, 2022
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Thank you so much. I wish I had seen this class years ago as I struggled to accept my body shape. But all the lessons are still relevant today. Namaste.

kajojo
kajojo
January 14, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I found this to be easy, even as a beginner. Also, as a bigger girl i found it helped a lot

Wayward Mtn wanderer
Wayward Mtn wanderer
January 13, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Refreshing & lovely class! Perfect after-work to ground and come back into myself. Love Helen’s classes & look forward to more, thank you 🙏

Jacindie
Jacindie
January 12, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Thank you for this lovely practice. I found it gentle and caring

nools2k
nools2k
January 6, 2022
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Blissful release..On day 2 of Covid self- isolation ..Ahhhh...I needed that..Thank you.X

Esteffy
Esteffy
January 1, 2022
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A lovely class, my first of 2022. Happy New Year. I take with me the message of accepting myself as I am. Thank you. Namaste

dhampton
dhampton
December 31, 2021
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thank you so much!! a really nice way to let go of 2021 & look forward to 2022!!!

LaGuiri
LaGuiri
December 31, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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It was great to have this as the last yoga practice of the year.

Deborahlee16
Deborahlee16
December 29, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
4
Comment:

Great. Accepting. Encouraging. Flexible.

JonG34
JonG34
December 27, 2021
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Thanks Helen, just what I needed this morning. Great to be reminded about being accepting and kind to yourself.

JonG34
JonG34
December 27, 2021
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Thanks Helen, just what I needed this morning. Great to be reminded about being accepting and kind to yourself.

ruth94062
ruth94062
December 24, 2021
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Thank you Helen, this class, your joy, and wonder are just what I needed. Can't wait to return to another session.

pacem
pacem
December 20, 2021
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This is a great class for any body size. My first class with Helen and I really appreciated her style.

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
December 14, 2021
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Deep, juicy opening for the hips. Love the repeated messages to take up space, and to not think too much about "perfecting the pose." This class felt very nurturing and supportive. Thank you!

rebecca909evans
rebecca909evans
December 13, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Awesome class! I loved the message and the acceptance

goddess50
goddess50
December 10, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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A fun and wonderful class!! I LOVE your style :)

dukegal1213
dukegal1213
December 10, 2021
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I LOVE Helen’s classes. Her spirit and positivity always shine through, and her sense of humor is contagious! This was a lovely class that incorporated my favorite poses: half-moon pose!

dukegal1213
dukegal1213
December 10, 2021
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I LOVE Helen’s classes. Her spirit and positivity always shine through, and her sense of humor is contagious! This was a lovely class that incorporated my favorite pose: half-moon pose!

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
December 9, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Such a lovely class. Way to take up space. Thank you.

salexh
salexh
December 9, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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That was such a beautiful practice. Thank you <3

wildskyes
wildskyes
December 8, 2021
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Wow - I love your style, your humor, and your sequencing! Thanks so much for the lessons in self-compassion - much needed and much appreciated! Namaste!

charring
charring
December 8, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you.

blackdr
blackdr
December 7, 2021
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I haven't enjoyed a yoga teacher's sense of humor and generosity so much in ages. She made me feel like it was more than okay to perform the asanas imperfectly and the lip trills she suggests were an amazing release.

Lynneelynn
Lynneelynn
December 7, 2021
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Thank you for this beautiful practice, it was exactly what I needed. The concept of expanding into space resonated with me, and the heart opening brought me to tears as I am dealing with grief.

meghan.kershner
meghan.kershner
December 6, 2021
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My first class with Helen, and I am so grateful I chose this class.
When she said at the beginning that I could just sit, breath, and listen along for the whole class -- that really struck a cord with me. Brought actual tears of relief because I'm often so tough on myself, and it was nice to get that outside permission to just be if I needed to.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Ari M
Ari M
December 6, 2021
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I LOVED this class. I'm a new mama and lately I've been feeling very insubstantial... like I'm a trickle of water flowing around everybody else to make room for them and their needs, without taking up any space myself. This class made me feel calm and grounded like I could hold my watery self in my own vessel... at least for 34 minutes!

wildskyes
wildskyes
December 8, 2021
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You are also quite a writer - such powerful insights into self and new motherhood. It gets better, and you are ahead of many if you already realize that you need to take up more space for your own needs, if only so that you could be even better to others. Good luck! Keep up the yoga!

AllisonUrsula
AllisonUrsula
December 6, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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This was such a wonderful class. I went through a tough experience this year that made me feel small, and your emphasis on taking up space was such a healing experience for me. Also, you are laugh out loud funny! Thank you, Helen. I hope to see more of your classes on here.