Sweet Little Heart Openers

Intermediate II

Crista's focus on the heart chakra in this vinyasa yoga leads you through a nicely-paced power flow, full of backbends, side bends, hip openers, forward folds and thigh stretches. Her energy will help you move through the tough times and you'll feel so very good when it's over.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 4 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

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mieka
mieka
October 10, 2021
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What a delightful flow. I especially enjoyed/needed the smile reminders :) Thanks Crista!

chocolatebeet
chocolatebeet
September 30, 2021
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Please stop saying "please" so much. While polite in the beginning, it becomes distracting from the flow of the words and practice. Otherwise, good practice.

Lisa Paige
Lisa Paige
May 28, 2021
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That was a truly amazing heart opener. Wow! Thank you so much. This series is so cool, because every day I am trying new things, and I know that you all put them together and in a certain order with much thought. Feeling my body change and my mind center! Namaste!

DianeL
DianeL
May 26, 2021
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Thanks Crista for this nice beginning of the day..

Marlowe Daly-G
Marlowe Daly-G
May 24, 2021
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Great class! Next time I will use a double-thick mat since there is quite a bit on the knees.

barbkoch
barbkoch
May 24, 2021
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Lovely class, energetic pacing and really great cueing. The lion's breath sequencing was brilliant, got my mind off what I was doing and had me laughing through all of it. Left the mat feeling much more open and smiling. Thanks for sharing your positive spirit.

Paulette9
Paulette9
May 24, 2021
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Great little class!!! It left me feeling very energized! Thank you, Crista! I will be downloading this one for sure!

Leahjoojoo
Leahjoojoo
January 17, 2021
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Lovely class from Crista as always. Fast paced and challenging but I always felt supported by Crista's words, encouragement and modifications.

Kinshelc
Kinshelc
January 14, 2021
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Thank you, broke my heart open with a release of emotion.

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
January 4, 2021
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1/4/21 Delicious, slow opening for hips and heart. Just what I needed on this day when a gloomy, dark mood has taken up residence; I feel softer and less tense. Crista's words at the close of class resonated deeply. Thank you.

anniebell
anniebell
July 19, 2020
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Great practice thank you. Challenging which is what we need sometimes.

NatalieNZ
NatalieNZ
June 10, 2020
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Oh, thank you Christa! That’s one of my favorite’s now!

sng4ever
sng4ever
January 23, 2020
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A lovely heart opening practice that will make you feel really good at the end.
Crista is such a great teacher and I love Lion's Breathe. :)
Beginners can do this practice with modifications.

Nicholet
Nicholet
November 21, 2019
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Krista’s classes always challenge me and they always make me smile. Thank you so much. You are a lovely teacher.

LizzieLiz
LizzieLiz
September 1, 2019
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This class flew by and is both relaxing and uplifting. Thank you Crista!

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
August 15, 2019
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8/15/19. As much a hip opener/hip flexor stretch for me as it was a heart opener. Intense sensations at times, but an overall juicy and relaxing/releasing practice. Modifications offered for many of the poses. Feels good! Thank you

eyates
eyates
April 25, 2019
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Whenever I'm struggling with motivation, I always find myself turning towards one of Christa's classes. This one was a new find for me today, and exactly what I needed. Christa, thank you for being such a pleasure to take a class from! It didn't even feel like 30 minutes went by!

deborahcb
deborahcb
April 11, 2019
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I am echoing others, but we can all use more positive comments. You brightened my day with this practice. I feel physically and emotionally more open. I love how you incorporate lion's breath, which makes me forget the belly work and lightens my emotional load. Your smile and your cheerful, encouraging spirit are always the best parts of your classes. Thank you for being you!

floor-a
floor-a
March 13, 2019
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Thank you so much Christa. I can't believe how much it helped not only my body but my soul as well - this class is a blessing for the heart.

katielee23
katielee23
January 29, 2019
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Thank you, Crista, that was just gorgeous. My heart needed some opening - perfect!
Namaste.

Keita
Keita
May 31, 2018
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Wow, that was great, challenging, intensive. Thankyou Christa

M.Doman
M.Doman
April 18, 2018
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Excellent heart opener feeling free to flow with power and grace. Thank you for the happy, positive energy, Christa! So much pressure and stress was relieved. ahh!

nadonado
nadonado
March 24, 2018
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Thanks Crista for another invigorating class. Love Crista's energy.

nadonado
nadonado
November 18, 2017
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Wow! Great class. Exhilarating and stretchy. Not taxing. Thank you.

masha_msl
masha_msl
November 15, 2017
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I can't stop smiling after this class! Thanks Crista!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
July 7, 2017
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Loved Crista's gentle, playful, heart-opening, AND strengthening class. Just perfect for a phase of chest cold healing - from the Heart.
Will do more of the Lion's breaths too - nice bonus.
So good to be able to do Yoga from home, to support healing naturally and safely!

mntmadre
mntmadre
April 27, 2017
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I have been ill and unable to come to the mat for a week. My first day back, yesterday, was emotionally and physically difficult. Today, this class helped me come to a place of peace with my healing and even allowed me to see that I'm not as far off track as I thought. I needed this gentle and loving class as reminder of where my true strength lies. Thank you, Crista.

saxorax
saxorax
February 23, 2017
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I love the energy and challenge in this class! The heart openers are especially deep, and I love how Christa guides the breathing so consistently. Her reminders to smile are great, too! :)

Quenzar
Quenzar
February 5, 2017
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Lovely class with unexpected power moves and sequences.

mexitalian
mexitalian
January 10, 2017
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Really enjoyed this class, what an exhilarated sense of peace I'm feeling now.
Also a big fan of lion's breath, first time and hooked. Crista you are a wonderful teacher, thank you for sharing!

evana
evana
December 18, 2016
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A positive and fun challenging yoga session. Crista guided a focused breathing and feeling good throughout the practice!

Andricella
Andricella
November 28, 2016
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great class. The continual cutting out and pausing of video was very distracting

erwilson
erwilson
November 9, 2016
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Exactly what I needed today. Excellent reminders about facing the world with open and accepting hearts. Thank you so much.

Odo Mo-Mkl
Odo Mo-Mkl
October 25, 2016
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Thank you Crista for the heart-opening practice, just what was needed at the end of the day! Also, your cues/instructions were clear and so happy that there wasn't any cheesy music!

Ecahern
Ecahern
October 11, 2016
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Fantastic class :) really enjoyed every bit!

Cari_Yogi
Cari_Yogi
September 30, 2016
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Amazing class! Never had so much fun with Lion's breath before ^_^ Ready to face my day with a smile and an open heart!

ceschifsky
ceschifsky
September 18, 2016
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I loved this flow and the different options to take especially in warrior 2! Thank you the pace was perfect for a quick class to keep thing moving and getting the body warm

LaurenKell
LaurenKell
August 30, 2016
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Enjoyed the length of Savasana and the subtle core work! Lovely Class