Refine and Align: Compass Pose

Intermediate II
(59 Reviews)
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In this intermediate flow, Andrea guides you to merge the elements you need to find your true north. This challenging seated posture requires open hips and inner thighs, plus both stability and mobility in the shoulders. Note: For this class, it is recommended to have 2 blocks and lots of courage!


  • None


  • Hips
  • Twists
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Neck/Shoulders
  • Lower Back


  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa/Power Yoga
January 2, 2023

You made something difficult easier for my body and quite fun. Thank you. You have a great voice, too.

September 15, 2022

I love this class as a post run practice. I'm wondering if it's ok to do without a prior flow routine or warm-up? As in the title, it is quite refined, and targets deeply. Is it ok to do cold, just after waking?

Comment Replies

Andrea TL-SM
September 20, 2022

Hi! With shorter practices, I still try to make it a full experience. And in this one, I take us through each kriya slowly so we can build up to a deeper opening. Does your body tend to be quite stiff first thing in the morning, especially in the hips? If so, maybe a quick walk to get your blood flowing...but if you are not especially stiff, you might find this a nice way to wake up! Hope that helps...

July 25, 2022

Big smile here! Terrific hip opening and stretching with the fun of getting into compass pose at the end.

May 30, 2021

Never in a million years would I think I could attempt this pose with my super tight hips--Andrea showed me it is possible with proper prep! My hips feel amazing and I have a new (attainable!) challenge - bookmarking this class right now.