Open Your Hips and Fly

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.8 (242 votes)
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This intermediate power yoga class is very close to being advanced. Crista balances heat-building sun salutations, warrior poses and arm balances with deep hip openers to bring you all of the benefits of yoga in 50 minutes, providing stress relief, giving you energy and leaving you feeling deeply relaxed.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


jpolmar 6 months ago

Super clear instruction, interesting long sequences and Crista's postivity and silliness make this a class to come back to. If your hips are not super flexible it's handy to have some yoga blocks nearby

Wilddatura 10 months ago

AHHHH this was*perfect*. Just delicious. Thank you Crista!

rufusp15 10 months ago

Fantastic class. I am experiencing a lot of work stress at the moment and Crista really took me away from this. What I really like is how challenging this class is, yet so accessible to those- like me who are not quite at that challenging intermediate level. Crista provides clear instruction of either trying to go further or to stay just where you are. Very often I need to stay put, but appreciate the opportunity to see how I am progressing.

OperaticErin 1 year ago

Wow, one of the best yoga classes I've ever taken! I accomplished two firsts in this class! This class was challenging and fun, but also, Crista's calming voice and fun, encouraging spirit made me want to do well, while also taking care of my body. I love all the humming and breathing to remind me to stick to my breath. Wow, just wow! Thank you Crista!

dscheurl 2 years ago

Loved this class and will definitely be returning often! Christa is precise with her cues and instructions - reminding you to do all the little nuances that make the poses strong and sweet. Her infectious smile is lovely and I adore her 'happy sighs'! They remind you how GOOD yoga can feel!

ag329 2 years ago

Crista's classes are always friendly and beautiful. Thank you for clear and informative instruction. Your smile is lovely and contagious! You know it's good when you can find yourself upside down smiling! :D namaste

nadonado 2 years ago

I enjoy Crista's classes and her pace. Fun, relaxing but still a nice workout. Please add more Crista classes.

duroc017 2 years ago

This class is so wonderful, every time I do it I remember again how much I love it. Definitely top three videos on the site if not the absolute favorite!