Category Archives: class sequence

Inner Light: Yoga for Weight Loss

I know I know… Yoga for Weight Loss, really? As if we don’t have enough bombardment in our culture to change our bodies to a standard that is unrealistic and frankly unhealthy. The reason I am bringing this to light, … Continue reading

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Equilibrium and Equanimity for the Equinox

As day and night come into balance, we too feel the pull to re-align and re-commit to finding balance in our lives. In that spirit, this month, we’d like to share two recent pieces from Yoga Journal online. The first, … Continue reading

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Are you Sweet, Strong, or Spicy? Part Two: Strong

This week we are moving toward strong vinyasa, and as such I was able to hear a refreshing and new perspective from a student in the strong vinyasa class at Smiling Dog. What I enjoyed about this week is that … Continue reading

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Are you Sweet, Strong or Spicy Vinyasa? Part One: Sweet

The time of year has come upon us where the darkness sets in a little earlier every evening and the rain comes down by the bucketful, and we find ourselves eager to keep the warmth alive with a flow class. … Continue reading

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Vinyasa Yoga for the Winter

Leslie St John, skilled Vinyasa instructor at SDY, shares her thoughts on and experience with Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa. “Breath-synchronized movement.” “Moment-by-moment awareness.” “Toned, glowing bodies flowing in unison from one pose to another in a preordained script I didn’t get … Continue reading

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Yin Yoga for the Fall

Angela Bailey, one of the skilled Yin yoga teachers on the SDY team, was quick to remind us that Yin yoga is perfect for all seasons, but that beginning (or continuing) a Yin practice now can have particular benefits for … Continue reading

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Fall is in the Air!

As many of you have noticed Fall is upon us and thus we come into many changes and transitions here at Smiling Dog Yoga Studio. Most namely, me. My name is Bree Hugins, I am Smiling Dog’s new blogger. I am … Continue reading

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Basics Class from Lisa

A foundational sequence from Lisa with a physical focus on down face dog, fierce pose, and sun salutations, designed to stimulate and increase general strength, flexibility and stamina.  You’ll need two blocks and the use of some clear wall space … Continue reading

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A Bhujapidasana Sequence

What the heck is that word, bhujapidasana, you might be wondering? It means “shoulder pressing pose”. I taught a class focused on it this week from a sequence I got from Shiva Rea (surprise, surprise) back in 2009. I was … Continue reading

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