Supported Flying Splits

Andrea Ting-Luz
Instructor Andrea Ting-Luz
Average: 4.8 (24 votes)
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In this invigorating vinyasa flow practice, Andrea guides you to refine the elements you need to take flight in the flying splits, also known as eka pada koundinyasana II. Build strong foundations in the hands, wrist, and core, expand flexibility in your inner thighs, stabilize your shoulders and make use of props to access this powerful hand balance.

Equipment: Block, Bolster
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


Leahjoojoo 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this class and I've now got that wonderful post-class achey feeling where I know I've worked hard!

This was the closest I've ever come to getting my shoulder under my knee, and I think my compass pose was almost recognisable :-)

I also did manage to get both feet off the floor (on one side) during supported flying splits, for a split second, albeit a bit wonky!

Brilliant guidance and prepping for these poses. Even though Andrea was doing some crazy advanced poses (in my eyes) I always felt included in the class and able to give it a go with the guidance and cueing given.

More classes from Andrea please! Thank you Andrea xx

Kalay 2 months ago

I love this class and Andrea creative sequences. Please give us more of Andrea's classes.!!

tamiserene 3 months ago

also loved this class, was a workshop but moved along and really was able to get into positions and focus on legs, creative changes to standard and regular poses.

PsychedeliaWolf 3 months ago

I absolutely loved this class! It was so exciting to be able to get into supported flying splits! I have been doing Andrea's classes that focus on compass pose and Hanuman and this was perfect after doing those. I I really enjoy the classes that build up to a pose. I also loved the chaturanga push ups! Love to see more classes from Andrea! Great presence and flow. Thanks!! :)

Capuchinmac 6 months ago

I think the flow is not enough to stretch and prepare yoyr body to the final pose. Even some normal sun salutations would legs overall needed more work even when i know i can do the final pose. There is a lot of time lost duting the practice that coukd have been used for more preparation.

nadonado 6 months ago

Thank you for the creative use of the blocks under the thigh to attempt that difficult move. I think with practice I can complete the move one day.

MysteryLady 6 months ago

I find that my hamstrings and hips are too tight to allow me to get into poses where my leg is up over my shoulder or my shoulder under my knee and thus I can’t get into the pose properly and there appears to be either full expression of the pose or not at all, Andrea doesn’t explain if there are other versions of the pose.
Andrea is a great teacher and I would love to see a more general class of hers and not one that is focused on getting to a peak pose. I find that classes that work towards a peak pose consist of lots of poses that are similar to the peak pose and build on one another but I can’t get into these poses either.

Kleccese 6 months ago

Thanks! You brought me to the pose successfully. Thanks for helping me through quarantine.

LEIGH A TRIFARI 6 months ago

My first attempt doing this class--I feel like I'm a pretty solid "Intermediate II" level student and this class was waaaay more advanced . I think it should be more like an "Advanced I". It's all good--something to work towards. Loved the Chataranga Pushups--next time, I may just go strapless, Andrea (-:
Definitely a fun and challenging way to start the morning. And I now have something to work towards!

loriinman 7 months ago

Love love love. I will never be able to do the entire pose, but it's so lovely to push my boundaries. Thanks, Andrea!