Open Your Hips and Fly

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.8 (235 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


rufusp15 1 month 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 4 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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!

hmariea 2 years ago

Christa, I absolutely love your classes. This one is perfect for hip release and grounding emotionally. Thank you!