Tuesday, May 7, 2024 – Twisting Upwards

Join us for this warming, energizing, and uplifting Tuesday evening yoga class!

When: May 7, 2024
Day:  Tuesday 
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Price: $20

Class Type: Zoom On! & In-Person at Kindred Waters Collective, 244 Benzie Boulevard, Beulah, MI 49617

Twisting Upwards

Twists and domes are the perfect antidote for those with a sedentary lifestyle or whose occupation entails sitting or bending forward for long periods. Class includes pranayama, asanas, and restoratives.


  • Improves spinal health and increases spinal elasticity

  • Reduces stiffness in the neck and shoulders

  • Reduces back and hip pain

  • Improves digestion

  • Increases energy levels

Pranayama:  This practice includes alternate nostril breathing designed to unblock trapped energy in the solar (pingala), lunar (ida), and sushumna (central) channels and backbends and twists, so we feel light and free. 

Asanas: Come join us for this awesome yoga practice and explore ways to attain backbends and twists, so to develop:

  • Elasticity and resilience in the spinal muscles
  • Extension and flexibility in the front of the abdomen, hips, and quadriceps
  • Flexibility, strength, and power in the shoulders, arms, and back
  • Energy, vitality, confidence, and free-flowing energy

Backbends (domes) and twists are essential to a well-balanced practice. Unfortunately most of us avoid these poses thinking they are beyond our capacity. 

B.K.S. Iyengar recommends we practice backbends and twists 3 times a week to counteract daily habits of sitting, driving, and being on the computer –  all of which puts our bodies in a constant state of flexion. 

The key to keeping the postures safe for the lower back is to practice with awareness, alignment, and gentleness. We incorporate this yogic term – ahimsa  – (nonviolence = do no harm) into our practice, so that we do not go too deep, or too quickly –  into the postures. 

Restoratives – To calm the nervous system and relax deeply.

Healing Injury? For those who have a history of injury or trauma and notice that the effects of the minor/major injuries are beginning to interfere with your everyday lives, please note that all of the yoga classes are naturally healing.

Each yoga class is designed to help release stored pain, anxiety, stress, or tension you may be experiencing so that vital, healing energy – prana – can move freely through the entire body. When vital energy is flowing freely (not obstructed), you experience positive emotions, revitalized energy, mental clarity, lightness, pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being.


Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.


Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience is helpful


One yoga mat, necessary
One or two yoga blocks, necessary
Two firm bolsters or two firm blankets, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one


  • Yoga Class
    May 7, 2024
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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