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What Can Our Hips Teach Us?

Intermediate III

In this class with Jonni-Lyn, we ask ourselves: What can our hips teach us? Can we open and go further, perhaps lifting into an arm balance? Or maybe we need to back off and give ourselves time and space. Through this practice we will start to open our hips with some sun salutations, standing poses and hip openers. We'll also explore an arm balance with these open hips and then move into our final relaxation and short seated meditation.

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loriinman
loriinman
September 3, 2022
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This was exactly what I needed a day after acupuncture for my tight hips. Thank you, DYWM and Jonni-Lynn.

yffAP19
yffAP19
August 7, 2022
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I didn't like this class at all. The warm-up part is way too short. It's important not to rush through the "kobras" right in the beginning of the class. Since part of this "in a hurry warm up" is to be done with closed eyes it's even more important to go a bit slow. Unfortunately Jonni-Lyn forgets sides in several of the asanas and the choreography of the hip-asanas lying down are a bit too much, seeing as this is an intermediate class. A yogi showing off feels "in your face suckers" to me... I genuinely feel this class don't belong in this otherwise excellent challenge.

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
August 18, 2022
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I am sorry to hear that this practice was not a good fit for you, there is a style and a teacher that resonates with us and then there are those that do not. We can look at changing this to a more advanced class, which is good feedback to hear.

mrsceco
mrsceco
April 16, 2022
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thank you great on the hips! except i think we 4got the left side when you did side plank

outdooryoga
outdooryoga
March 2, 2022
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This practice begins with very rapid transitions, leaving little space for modifications if needed. This had the curious effect on me of creating A LOT of resistance for everything that followed. Also not as much in the hips as I expected (due to lack of modifications). Definitely a good lesson for my inner teacher!

gooneyb
gooneyb
February 1, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

A wonderful class. My hips are happy!

UllaMuller
UllaMuller
January 23, 2022
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I loved the encouragement to listen to my inner teacher - I am not as flexible as Jonni-Lyn and my arms are shortish. I would have appreciated modifications as part of the offering as well as a strap.

Kathleen Newton
Kathleen Newton
January 17, 2022
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I love this class! Jonni words and encouragement made this class a joy! Always reminding us to listen to our inner voice. Thank you

Paulette9
Paulette9
November 6, 2021
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what a great addition to this challenge. I loved the Jonni reminded us to listen to that inner voice and gave us time to do that - to listen and to trust - great messages! Thank you Jonni for a very insightful class!

Carolinetoyoga
Carolinetoyoga
October 30, 2021
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Good challenges. Nice class to go back to. Wise words from an accomplished teacher.

Jewels1
Jewels1
October 26, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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She is amazing. Unbelievable flexibility!

jwgrigri
jwgrigri
October 12, 2021
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Beautiful class, demonstrating exactly what it is to look inward, listen, and trust. Thank you.

scorpio
scorpio
July 1, 2021
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love this class so much, thank you so much for adding more Intermediate III+ content and making it about getting deep, not just moving fast. every part of my body feels good, not just my hips. the only thing i should have done is just a short warmup/breathing/stretch before jumping straight into the sun salutations, but it was so great to get warm and move fast then slow down for the rest of the class

cirvine06
cirvine06
June 29, 2021
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My hips needed this today!! Great intention as well

samanthasklenar
samanthasklenar
June 25, 2021
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Jonni-Lyn, you shine so bright in this class! Wow! Thank you so much for this absolutely beautiful class. I truly love all your classes and appreciate so much that you share your yoga teachings with us. I appreciate the balance you bring to all your classes. Also, the message of this class - just perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Namaste.

Jonni-Lyn Friel
Jonni-Lyn Friel
June 28, 2021
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Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much. This comment just made my day! I love this practice and sometimes feel a bit awkward teaching on camera but this practice of yoga has helped me so much. And if that somehow gets through the screen to you, then what else can we ask for? Thank you again.

Warmly
Jonni-Lyn

aeubanks
aeubanks
June 25, 2021
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Jonn-Lynn i I always appreciate how you acknowledge the roots of this practice coming from India and give thanks to that. Would love to see more of that. Your thoughtfulness and encouragement to follow our inner voice is very supportive and genuine. This class was lovely and allowed for some very deep hip and hamstring opening. it also released something in my lower back.

Jonni-Lyn Friel
Jonni-Lyn Friel
June 28, 2021
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Thank you so much for your comment. I think sometimes here in the west, we forget where yoga comes from and what it means. And it just sells it short, you know? I am very grateful for my teachers and wouldn't be here teaching without them and their teachers. I'm so glad that you are following your inner voice and feel supported. That fills my heart!

Warmly
Jonni-Lyn