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Rising Phoenix

Intermediate II

Rise from the ashes to reclaim your confidence and resilience. In this class, Andrea breaks down the necessary elements to rise up into bird of paradise: inner thigh opener, internal shoulder rotation, core strength, and transitional balancing. Note: A strap is optional for this practice. As well as a blanket or block for knee support.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 10 of Cultivate Your Inner Teacher 14-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

Rising Phoenix Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

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nadonado
nadonado
November 24, 2021
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5
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Nice pace and soothing voice. I love Andrea's easy and fun approach.

yakb90
yakb90
March 21, 2021
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what a great fun and playful practice. loved the rising phoenix peak pose - thank you

Hanasana
Hanasana
March 8, 2021
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Amazing, fun class! Felt like I was on the beach, too ^_^ One suggestion to the DYWM team - the class isn't categorized, and I guess it's Vinyasa/Power Yoga. It may help people find it if you add the type of yoga :)

spoulette
spoulette
February 7, 2021
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I've been using Do Yoga With Me for 4 years but I don't think I ever commented here before. UNTIL THIS VIDEO. It is SO good. Andrea is so cheerful that I feel like I'm practicing with a friend so I don't mind when it gets hard. Her transitions are unexpected in a good way, and helpful--I was able to postures I have never done before. I'm excited to try all of her classes on here now.

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
February 6, 2021
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Wow. Just wow. Your teaching style certainly resonates with me. I have not yet gained the hip mobility to preform bird of paradise and I usually sit and breath and visualize myself in the pose one day or stay in a much more modified version. Though I had difficulty rising up in my puppet string today, it is thrilling to have a reasonable, attainable goal to step stone to the complete pose one day. Thank you.

loriinman
loriinman
February 3, 2021
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Your building-block style classes are absolutely my favorite. For the first time ever, I managed raise my bird all the way up on both sides. Thank you! One thing I wanted to pass along, my PiYo instructor has started mirroring the class so when she says, "Lift your left leg," she's actually lifting her right leg but it allows the class to mirror her moves. I find I'm less likely to start with the wrong leg that way. I'm looking forward to more classes from you, Andrea.

jessiemayp
jessiemayp
January 15, 2021
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WOW what a joyous class, Andrea! I have been slowly building up to Intermediate classes after a year of being less on the mat. This was a perfect balance of challenge and excitement. Thank you. Namaste!

Leahjoojoo
Leahjoojoo
January 15, 2021
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Another brilliant class with Andrea. I don't know how she does it but I always manage to get further into a pose than I've ever managed before, with her guidance and tips as she gives me the confidence to try. Today I actually got a bind that I've been trying to get for months! Her guidance is brilliant and I always feel included even if I can't quite get to the full pose. I love all of Andrea's classes and it's like practising with a friend <3

Maputo
Maputo
January 5, 2021
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Loved this class as I do all the classes from Andrea. Challenging, fun and energizing. Thank you! I am so grateful for yet another wonderful hour of yoga.

Ngaire
Ngaire
January 2, 2021
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This class was perfect! I am doing this challenge as preparation for my 71st birthday next week. Is that the curious face of a seal I see to the right in the introduction?

sng4ever
sng4ever
December 23, 2020
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Great cueing and really liked the mod for Bird of Paradise.
I felt the warm up was excellent for this peak pose.

Frederike
Frederike
December 18, 2020
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This was great, exactly what I needed today - very energizing and refreshing! Thank you, Andrea!

mcala
mcala
December 14, 2020
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Wow! There were shoulder stretches in here that I never knew I needed. Lots of great attention to internal rotation of the shoulders before binding. And I was amazed how effective opening side to side from the forearms was at opening my tight shoulders. I craved slightly longer holds when arriving on Warrior 2, but overall amazing class! :)

deborahcb
deborahcb
December 13, 2020
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Thank you, Andrea. I thoroughly enjoyed all the movement and expansion we did before the peak pose. This is a great practice beyond learning bird of paradise. I appreciated how you opened our shoulders and talked about the inner rotation. Really helpful and my body feels good.

Elsa Avila
Elsa Avila
December 13, 2020
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GRATEFUL with sweet Andrea. Your instructions are so clear that I was able to do almost everything, need to work on my flexibility to extend fully my legs while stand in the Bird of paradise. I really enjoy your classes. Thank you DYWM

amyelviskiehl
amyelviskiehl
December 11, 2020
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Thank you for this class! I was never able to achieve this pose, but today I followed you so carefully and finally succeeded. It is such a wonder and a treat to work through these classes with you all at DYWM and work through our fears and doubts to reach goals I, for one, never thought I would attain. Merci, Merci, je suis tellement reconnaissant!!!

Slag
Slag
December 10, 2020
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I love Andrea’s classes, and this one is no exception!

Heather M Stanley
Heather M Stanley
December 9, 2020
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It was great to have you kick my butt again Andrea. Everything I expected from an Andrea practice. I am still a bit awful at balance poses but working on them through the lockdown.

PsychedeliaWolf
PsychedeliaWolf
December 9, 2020
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What a fun class! The playlist was neat as well. This has been such a lovely yoga challenge :) Thank you.

venusorbiting
venusorbiting
December 9, 2020
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I've been doing yoga for a long time, and I think these are the best cues for bird of paradise I've ever experienced! Really loved this class. Also, the playlist was especially excellent for this one.

junarock
junarock
December 9, 2020
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This is such a creative, purposeful, fun class. Strap was a must-have for me, and my shoulders and hips loved all the rotations. I appreciate this 2-week challenge for encouraging me to take a full class every day this week - usually, I would convince myself I didn't have time!

Teddycat
Teddycat
December 9, 2020
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Thank you for such an excellent class I really spend me up.

LucyHB
LucyHB
December 9, 2020
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My shoulders and hips are so grateful to Andrea for this wonderful class! The pacing and cues were perfect too, this was so enjoyable. I did this as Day 10 of the December 2020 challenge and it was also day 1 of a 14-day quarantine, I will definitely be coming back to this one to release all the stiffness! Really enjoyed it and will definitely be doing more of Andrea's classes. Thank you!