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Intermediate III

This intermediate flow experience with Rachel will prepare you for exploring one of yoga’s most entertaining arm balances: insect pose (tittibhasana). Along the way, we’ll explore hip opening, full splits, core work, wrist strengthening and some other fun hand balances. Come along for the ride!

Equipment:
  • Block
  • Strap
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Kcollinsjackson
Kcollinsjackson
July 17, 2022
Comment:

Love this site, I've been a member for about 6 years. First comment and it needs to be seen: The title of this video only serves to perpetuate existing stereotypes of East Asian folks which has lead to the rise in violence within the community.

This may be different than the title's intent which I assume was meant to be "fun".

It's not fun to cherry-pick the things you like about a culture and not adopt the violence, fetishization and racial oppression of a marginalized population. Do better, be better 🙏🏾

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
July 22, 2022
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We appreciate and value your deep concern for this important topic. We agree with you that entertainment from 50 years ago is naturally problematic if it is only seen through today's lens without accounting for its context or how we've grown as a culture. We trust that most viewers who may recognize this reference see it for what we intended: an affectionate homage to a breakthrough cultural icon that initiated a wider conversation and appreciation for race and equality nearly half a century ago.

mcala
mcala
November 27, 2021
Comment:

Great active hip stretches!! Really got to a couple of sore spots that I didn't quite realize were there. And Rachel had me giggling a few times throughout

jmt905
jmt905
November 11, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Well that was delightful. What a fun challenge - really enjoyed this one. Thanks, Rachel, for sharing your amazing sense of humor and creating another excellent, playful class!

PosiAnon
PosiAnon
November 4, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Such a challenging fun class!

rhett.bennick@gmail.com
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November 2, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Fast paced with lots of options for movements and poses. I’ve done this class a few times and enjoy how I notice differences each time. The hip openers felt awesome today but I struggled with the strap in titibhasana when last time it was a breeze. Always meeting my body where its at. Thanks Rachel!

sarahewilliams0385@gmail.com
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October 24, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

I think this may be my favourite class ever. Thank you, Rachel, you are a ray of sunshine!

duroc017
duroc017
October 22, 2021
Comment:

Loved this practice! It was challenging, quick, but Rachel gives lots of options and time for play within the practice which I appreciated.

Sharon Barnes
Sharon Barnes
October 14, 2021
Comment:

Thanks Rachel - You are always Awesome! This was a new class for me I did at lunch to reduce stress and recharge. I am a family practice doctor and last 20 months have been horrible . I rec this site to patients ! I went to a power yoga class recently and none are as good as I find here. Thanks

adelia
adelia
October 7, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Wow, what a class! Very intense hip openers and lots of energy. Even the intermediate arm balancing poses leading up to full insect were wonderfully challenging, so this is a class I'm looking forward to coming back to again and again. Rachel always delivers with such a great energy that makes things very fun.