Strengthen Your Core and Back

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.5 (140 votes)
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Anastasia challenges your core stability even more, with a more challenging pose sequence where she mixes quite a few core strength poses with great releases for the lower back and hips. Even though this class will push you, it will be deeply satisfying your whole body over.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care


We are one life... 7 months ago

After joining this class a few sessions, I'm really getting the hang of it after experimenting with subtleties. and it's so pleasurable. For an extra challenge, lift both legs in between each time lifting just one. I feel empowered by the progress I've made in strengthening. Doing this by candlelight once you have the hang of it is lovely. I feel relieved, grateful, strong, happy. It can be challenging to troubleshoot subtle differences in stretching release and muscle engagement. Sometimes I even swap out one pose for another. I encourage all to be open minded to slowing down to try variations to see what works for all of you

VLyoga 8 months ago

The opening meditation is a wonderful balance between relaxation and grounding. The practice is challenging and strengthening. This class is now part of my weekly mix.
Thank you

jamnkats 1 year ago

Warning I would have appreciated - you will waste over 6 minutes at the start lying on the ground doing "nothing". class might be good but I couldn't get past that.

We are one life... 7 months ago

It's challenging and worth the time to practice returning to the breath so that when we tense up and feel heavy emotions, we can remember to breathe through it by simply deepening and reprinting to the breath. You can do it too

indigo_grey 1 year ago

I was looking for a way to keep improving after finishing PT from a back injury. This class is great- I was nervous that it might be too hard—you know it’s a good workout when the instructor is flushed! :) definitely have to modify some of the poses, but I find that’s easy enough to do. As I had hoped, my back and core are getting stronger every day, which means better body mechanics is also getting easier! Thank you so much!

Anastasia I haven't done any of your classes yet until now...resonates with me so deeply thank you for a wonderful practice. Namaste