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LIFT YOUR SPIRIT- YOGA (Agile & Aligned)

Level: All levels

Length: 20 mins

Take a moment in this yoga class to let yourself come to your mat and shift gears. Whether you are in a challenging time, or just a rough day, your focus in this class will be to uplift. There are a few backbends in this class, and just as a reminder be mindful if you are feeling anxious, you may want to scale back on these. Also in this class is Surya Bhedana, a pranayama technique to help energize, again be mindful if you are feeling anxious, you may opt to skip this and just notice your breath. Before Savasana enjoy a guided light meditation.

Exercise highlights: Surya Bhedana (pranayama) Cat/Cow, Surya B, Tree pose, Malasana (squatting pose) Bakasana (arm balance), Thread the needle, Bridge, Wheel, Restorative Bridge, Guided meditation, Savasana.

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LOWER BODY LIFT- PILATES (Agile & Aligned)

Level: Base

Length: 19 mins

In this Base Level class you are giving your lower body a little love. Always getting a bit of everything, but you will be focusing on strengthening and lifting from the waist down.

Exercise highlights: Standing roll down, Toe taps, Hundred, Hip rolls, Ab series, Fetal 5, Should bridge, Roll up, Planks, Banded walks, Curtsy lunge, Squats.

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I AM LOVE- MEDITATION (Agile & Aligned)

Level: Base

Length: 16 mins

Rev up your compassion and love for yourself. You are love, come back to your essence. We use the breathing technique Padadirsasana to bring us into balance before incorporating color and the mantra/affirmation “I am love.” After a few minutes in silence, with soft music in the background, we will lovingly complete our practice.

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RENEW- YOGA NIDRA/MEDITATION

Level: Base

Length: 16 mins

In this Yoga Nidra class allow yourself to rest, bring yourself into balance and feel renewed. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation usually done in Savasana that strives to keep you on the threshold of waking and sleep. Try not to analyze anything that comes up, rather allow the pinging of the subconscious to invite in the release you need.

Highlights: Right/left rotation, breathing, visualization (this Yoga Nidra includes visualizing yourself in a cave, be mindful if this is a trigger for you, and perhaps choose another class).

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RECHARGE- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: Base

Length: 31 mins

In this Ankh Body Signature (Pilates & Yoga fusion) you’ll focus on your Manipura Chakra (navel center) to recharge your will and power. Core focused, full-body experience, recharge yourself now using movement, color, and mantra.

Exercise highlights: Cat/cow, Thread the needle, Down dog, Plank, Side plank, Hundred, Roll Up, Ab series, Teaser, Sun breaths, Surya Namaskar B, Warrior III, Ardha Matsyendrasana (seated twist), Happy baby, Savasana.

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WORTHY STRONG POWER LOVE- MEDITATION (Agile & Aligned)

Level: All Levels

Length: 6 mins

Take a few moments to assert your worth, and your strength, acknowledge your power and recognize your love for yourself. Using affirmations, reset yourself, your day, and your outlook.

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FULL BODY MAGIC- PILATES

Level: Base

Length: 21 mins

In this Base level class you will use the infamous magic circle to deepen your workout. Full Body here, giving a little extra love to our inner thighs, and getting a little arm work in too. Every move will be that much more energized. Squeeze in some magic!

Exercise highlights: Standing Roll downs, Hundred, Roll ups with a flare, Singe leg circle, Rolling like a ball, Ab series, Side Plank, Swan, assisted Push up, Squats.

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FEEL YOUR BODY- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: All Levels

Length: 31 mins

Signature flow to really feel through your body. Tap into your whole self as you scan your body moving through the Hundred, Roll up, Ab series, Planks, Surya Namaskar A, Surya Namaskar B, Dancer pose, Restorative bridge, and ending with a Savasana. Whatever you are navigating in life, come into your body, feel your strength, and glow as only you can. Namaste.

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HERE & NOW- YOGA (Agile & Aligned)

Level: All Levels

Length: 20 mins

This practice is to just come back to yourself Here & Now. Move through Cat/Cow, Down Dog, modified Surya Namaskar A, Warrior II, Parsvakonasana, Reverse Trikonasna, Side plank, Salabasana, Janu Sirsasana, & Baddha Konasana, You’ll end with a Savasana. The mantras: “I am here now, I am here always, I am here,” will be introduced and brought in throughout. Namaste.

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RELEASE TO STRENGTH- MEDITATION

Level: Base

Length: 33 mins

Using the Sat Yum kriya, here is the opportunity to release anything that is no longer supporting you, your strength, and your journey. Be mindful with this one if you are anxious, you may opt for a different meditation. Take this time as a cleansing of your energetic body, to revitalize your mind, body, & spirit. Namaste

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KEEP IT MOVING- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: Base

Length: 22 mins

Let’s keep it moving in this Ankh Body signature. Starting off with our Pilates hundred, roll up, a bit of bridging, ab series, and slipping a teaser in there. We’ll move through a yoga flow including a Surya Namaskar A warrior II, Bakasana, mermaid, and option for headstand. Ending with a moment in Savasana. This is a good one to start your day with to tap into your well of mind, body, spirit strength. Always move towards what you need. Namaste.

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TAKE A BREATH- MEDITATION (Agile & Aligned)

Level: All Levels

Length: 5 mins

Take a moment to take a few breaths. Simple & easy moments have a profound impact. Always take time for yourself. Namaste.

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BRIDGE STARTER- PILATES ( Agile & Aligned)

Level: Starter

Length: 15 mins

In this Starter Level Pilates class we are working on shoulder bridge as our main feature. Getting the whole body too, we’ll focus on building hip stability as we connect into our hamstrings, and glutes through our bridge. This is a good one if you have hamstring pulls ;). Let’s get to it.

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INNER STRENGTH- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: Base/Foundation

Length: 40 mins

Ankh Body Signature to tap into balancing our internal energy as we work our external selves. Using the colors that balance our chakras, we’ll move through Sun breath, Surya A & B (variations), Squats, Hundred, Ab series, Planks, Side planks, Warrior III & more. Option for Viparita Karani (legs up) variation, before ending with a chakra tune-up meditation. You are radiant, beautiful, & strong. Namaste.

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JUST THE BASICS- PILATES

Level: Starter

Length: 11 mins

Hone in on a few Pilates fav moves. Focus on stability & form. Hundred, Roll Up, Ab series, Shoulder Bridge, Bird dog, modified Plank, Kneeling Side Plank, & Swan. Happy workout! 

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STRAIGHT TO THE SUN- YOGA

Level: All Levels

Length: 10 mins

Get energized and revitalized with a little sunspiration. We move through sun breaths & salutes tap into our inner warrior, twist, & side bend, ending with a replenishing moment in Savasana. Modify as your body needs, and always know you have your own back in taking care of your mind, body & spirit.

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CHAKRA COLOR BATH- MEDITATION

Level: All Levels

Length: 6 mins

Lie down in your savasana and be bathed in the balancing colors of the chakras. Ending with a bonus cocoon of healing white light. Rebalance. Replenish. Rejuvenate. Namaste.

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DIGESTION & WILL –YOGA

Level: BASE

Length: 35 mins

Description: In this class we are focusing on twisting, which may help with digestion & detoxing. Using sound & color we will ignite our third chakra, responsible for our metabolism of food but also our experiences. Harnessing the power of our Manipura chakra, we strengthen our will to follow through on manifesting our deepest desires. Moving through Surya Namaskar honing in on revolved half moon (Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana), a seated twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) with an option for headstand. Before our savasana we’ll tap into our radiance with a mini heart centered meditation. Happy enlivening. Namaste.

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PILATES FOR KNEES- PILATES

Level: All Levels

Length: 28 mins

In this All Levels Pilates class we are focusing on strengthening & stretching the areas of our body that support our knees. We will still get a bit of full body here, but with a focus on glutes, hamstrings, hips, and ending with a check in with our ankles. Keep your body healthy and your type of strong.

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STRENGTH TO STAND- PILATES

Level: Foundation 

Length: 21 mins

A swift move through getting everything from our plank, ab series, shoulder bridge, side kick series, extension, and more. We are working our way to a single leg plank walkout. Strength to Stand, let’s challenge our balance.

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LOWER BODY RELEASE- YOGA

Level: Starter / All Levels

Length: 20 mins

This Starter Level/All Levels class focuses on moving & releasing the back of our lengths (hamstrings), front of our hips (hip flexors, and inner thighs (adductors). Included in this one: Cat/Cow, thread the needle, sun breath, side bend, modified sun salute, warrior I, Lizard, Janu Sirsasana (head to knee pose) & Uppavista Konasana (wide-angle seated forward fold), ending with a Savasana. Slip this one in to move, be, & surrender into release. Namaste.

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GET YOUR DAY!- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: Base/ Foundation

Length: 20mins

In this Base/ Foundation level Signature we are moving through the whole body. Planks, ab series, Warrior I, Warrior III, and more. Option for a bigger back bend at the end with Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel pose). We’ll end in a restorative bridge. No Savasana in this one. Get your day! Namaste. 

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YOGA FOR PITTA EPISODE 4- DOSHA CORNER

Level: All Levels

Length: 20mins

Watch the intro into Dosha corner before beginning ;). Welcome to another Pitta (combination of the fire & water elements) balancing sequence.  Focusing on ease, and softening, while imagining our favorite place throughout. We’ll approach our flow with gentle in mind through cat/cow, a modified sun salute, mermaid, lizard, a restorative Tarasasana, and a few other elements. Let’s take the edge off. Namaste.

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EASEFUL CONNECT- MEDITATION

Level: All Levels

Length: 7 mins

Beginning by noticing your breath, and inviting the mantra So Hum in for a few moments of connection & ease. Namaste.

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TOTAL RELAXATION- YOGA NIDRA/MEDITATION

Level: ALL LEVELS

Length: 14 mins

Lie down and bring yourself into your most delicious Savasana, or comfortable position. In this Yoga Nidra session, we are focusing on Total Relaxation. We’ll do a right/left rotation of awareness, breathing, and a long visualization that includes laying back on a raft on the water. If any uncomfortable feelings come up, try to allow them to release, rather than analyzing them. For questions you can always email me: AnkhBody@gmail.com. Namaste.

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RIGHT NOW- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: Base/Foundation

Length: 14 mins

Full Body Jam here. Inviting in the second yoga sutra “Yoga citta vritti nirodhah.” We will end with a brief seated meditation (option to take your savasana) using the mantra Aham Brahmasmi (I am the universe). Namaste.

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GROUNDED CREATIVITY YOGA NIDRA/MEDITATION

Level: ALL LEVELS

Length: 17 mins

Set yourself up right into your Savasana, or comfortable position. In this Yoga Nidra class we are grounding ourselves to be able to access and use our creativity. We’ll do a warm oil rotation of awareness, breathing, fast-moving visuals, visualization, and Sankulpa (intention setting). Try not to analyze anything that comes up and just see what you can release, wherever you are is perfect. If you have any questions please email me: AnkhBody@gmail.com. Namaste.

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SLIP INTO SPHINX AGILE & ALIGNED 

Level: ALL LEVELS

Length: 7 mins

 In this Sphinx focused Yin Yoga class, we are just getting a little gentle movement in with some cat/cow before we slip into our main feature. Option to come to crocodile for a few moments. We’ll end coming up through child’s pose. No Savasana in this one, just a quick mid workday addition. We’ll have some soft music in the background. Namaste.

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AB SERIES GO! AGILE & ALIGNED 

Level: Base/Foundation

Length: 5 mins

Ab series! We are getting the Pilates ab series here and that’s all. Be warmed up to do this one. Slip this in post workout or as an addition to get a little more core. Do you feel it?!

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HI PILATES AGILE & ALIGNED 

Level: Starter

Length: 16 mins

Getting our feet wet in this Starter level Pilates class, touching upon the basics here. We’ll begin tapping into our connection with our core: introducing a modified hundred, a little bit of the ab series, work on spinal articulation, get ready for bird dog, modified side plank, kneeling plank/plank, swan, and a few things in between. Begin your journey, get connected to your body. You got this.

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BYE BYE DESK –(ANKH BODY SIGNATURE)

Level: BASE

Length: 22 mins

Description: In this Signature class we are leaving our desk posture behind. Don’t worry we are still getting our full body strength work in with some fav moves: plank, side plank with thread the needle, & booty pulses. We’ll also open up the shoulders and whole upper body with twists & extension, spending a few moments in Sphinx pose and crocodile. Also getting the front of our hips with a Lizard stretch. This should feel divine mid or post workday. Enjoy!

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Settle Into Flow- YOGA

Level: Starter

Length: 15 mins

In this Yoga class we are doing a simple flow to get ourselves moving, creating strength and the feeling of length. Great at the start of your journey, or to slip something into a busy day. We’ll do: cat/cow, down dog, sun breaths, a modified sun salute, adding in some gentle side stretching, and even a standing balance. Ending with a reclined twist and Savasana. Namaste.

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Slip Into Your AM- YOGA

Level: All Levels

Length: 18 mins

In this Yoga class we are energizing and creating spaciousness for our day. Short & Sweet, there’s always time for you. We’ll start with Surya Bhedana, an energizing breathing technique*, and follow it up with some Sun breaths modified Sun Salutes, Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), Triangle pose (Trikonasana), Chair pose (Utkatasana), Locust pose (Salabhasana), Mermaid and a few more things in between. Ending with a mini Savasana and rocking up into the day. Namaste.

*If you are feeling anxious, emotionally or physically hot, or you are pregnant this may be a technique to skip. You can just sit and observe your breath instead. Always listen to your body.

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ROUNDABOUT- PILATES

Level: Base/Foundation

Length: 40 mins

This class is all about using our stability to find freedom of movement adding in some more circular motion. Still getting the whole body: abs, spinal articulation, planks and extension. Basically all you need to know is you are gonna wind it up, work it, and feel gooooood.

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PEACE- MEDITATION

Level: All Levels

Length: 16 mins

We’ll start with Padadirsasana  a technique to balance out our breath between our right and left nostrils (right and left energy channels). This meditation is  heart centered and peace focused using  the silent mantra “Sat Yum.” There will be some soft music in the background throughout. Namaste.

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BANDED- PILATES

Level: Base

Length: 27 mins

In this Pilates class we are hitting the whole body with a little extra oomph using some props. We’ll plank, ab it out, and get our booty and arms too, with some balance work in there. Have fun, and be good to yourself.

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PREGNANCY BOOST- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: All Levels

Length: 41 mins

Get a little workout, practice, and meditation in. Honor your body. We’ll do some TVA (Transversus Abdominis) breathing & pelvic floor strengthening to begin. Moving through some cat / cows, lunges, Lizard, Warrior II, Trikonasana (Triangle pose), heart opening and back of leg strengthening. Take breaks where you need, and sip water. We’ll end with a heart centered meditation in Goddess pose, followed by some extra time to replenish and nurture with some soft music. Namaste

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EXPANDING BALANCE- YOGA NIDRA/MEDITATION

Level: All Levels

Length: 15 mins

In this All levels Yoga Nidra class we are working towards finding balance.Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation often done in Savasana and can release emotions. We’ll do a right, left rotation of awareness, pairing of opposites, and use visualization to expand our consciousness. Try not to analyze anything that comes up and just see what you can release, wherever you are is perfect. If you have any questions please email me: AnkhBody@gmail.com. Namaste.

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A BIT OF GRIT –(ANKH BODY SIGNATURE)

Level: Foundation

Length: 30 mins

Description: In this Foundation level Signature class we are staying off the wrists. So this is great if you have any wrist situations or not. Transitions are a little trickier in this one so stay mindful. We will work our whole body, and balance. Using planks, side planks, camel pose. Open up with Half split and option for full spilt. Namaste.

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Yoga For Bridge

Level: Starter

Length: 34 mins

In this Starter level Yoga practice we will work up towards opening up the body getting ready for bridge pose. A gentle flow with a focus on our full complete breath. We work on balance with Tree pose and steadiness with Warrior II, also working shoulder opening with a yoga strap (can use a towel too). Listen to your body and enjoy. Namaste

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ALL LEVELS DETOX- ANKH BODY SIGNATURE

Level: All Levels

Length: 33 mins

In this All levels Signature class we are focusing on detoxing. We will start with Kapalabahti* and move through lots of twists, some core work, Surya B variation, with Warrior III as our balancing post, option to add the twist with lots more. We focus on our physical form to unlock boundaries and release what we no longer need. Namaste.

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YOGA FOR PITTA: EPISODE 1

Level: Foundation

Length: 43 mins

 Pitta in Ayurveda correlates to the elemental combination in us of Fire & Water. Pitta can get out of balance in all of us, especially if you are a Pitta mind body type.  When Pitta is out of balance we tend to to get judgmental, agitated, heated physically as well as emotionally. Pitta  time of year is typically late spring through summer (Any day that mimics this weather (hot & especially dry days) though can create an imbalance in this Dosha. This doesn’t mean that this is it, Pitta, just like the other Doshas can go out of balance at any time. So in this all levels class we are finding a softness to our hard work, cooling ourselves down by working within our edge rather than always pushing past them. Namaste.

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ARMS & BOOTY- PILATES

Level: Base/Foundation

Length: 39 mins

By request, you know who you are 😉 In this Base / Foundation level Pilates class we get into our arms and booty! But don’t worry we get the full body!  Options for push ups, we’ll work our triceps too. And yes we’ll get our ab series in ;). Hitting some squats at the end after some other booty work of course. Enjoy!

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TURN THE SWITCH – YOGA

Level: Base

Length: 31 mins

Description:  In this Base level class we bring in the yoga sutra “Vitarka-badhane Pratipaksha-Bhavanam” which gives us access to rest on the opposite, the opposite feeling or perspective. In this class we have the opportunity for poses such as Warrior III as our balancing pose and half split and full spilt (Hanumanasana) if it is a part of your practice. May you be able to bring a little joy to yourself today. Namaste.

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