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Lower Body
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Core
Whole Body

The PUBLIC CLASS LIBRARY is a limited selection of favorite class videos archived from the first year of The B.E.A.C.H.'s  ONLINE CLASS MEMBERSHIP. We will be periodically refreshing the library with new classes, so check back every couple months for new titles! DOWNLOAD your favorites to build YOUR ideal class library with YOUR favorite classes from YOUR favorite instructors.

LOWER BODY


  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Let’s go thru a multitude of variations on the Figure 4, from floor to seated/bolstered to standing. Groovy hip opening and lateral hip strength work.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, 1/2 Dome, maybe a block, blanket, chair, counter

  • Instructor:
    Tim Harris
    Description:
    Another flow series! Using breath and continuity of movement, you will be led through a series of exercises focusing on external rotation, pelvic list, and balance. Note: At the beginning of the Bosu section, you can use a bolster, stacked pillows or blankets, or your block, to place your knee on. During the two-legged balance portion, if you do not have a Bosu, you can use an inflatable balance disk or 2 half domes flat side up…or just do single leg balance on your half dome (flat side up). Take extra care if attempting the stand on the Bosu flat side up- sometimes a friend’s hand is helpful for getting on and off.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, maybe a Bosu or inflatable balance disk (if you have one. If not, your half dome, flat side up, will work just fine.)
    *The video “Note” demonstrates use of the balance disk.

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    A general, all-around hip opening class to gain more freedom of movement about the largest joints in your body.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Block, Yoga Block, Yoga Strap, Tennis Ball

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    The pelvic (hip) list is the first thing that should happen for us to take a step, but most of us don’t have the strength in our lateral hips to support our own body weight. This progression will not only get you really working these muscles, but help you work them better by using a variety of “tricks”.
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Block, 12” long Block (or maybe a book)

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Our tight hip flexors inhibit both full extension of the hip (think leg going back behind you when you walk) and full hip flexion. This class will give you a chance to spend time both in flexion and working on releasing in extension – both of which will help further your progress of moving through your well- aligned squat.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Strap (maybe 2), Block, Bolster, maybe a second Half Domes or rolled up yoga mat
    *Please excuse the headless instructor for the first 30 seconds

  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    Let’s check out the coveted motor skill of hip extension. Do you have it? What’s limiting your hip extension? How do YOU get your leg behind you when you walk?
    Equipment:
    Needed: Bolster, 1/2 Dome, Block, Strap

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Let’s challenge those glutes & hips & legs!
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Block, 12” long Block (or maybe a book)

  • Instructor:
    Tim Harris
    Description:
    This class will take place mostly on the floor, and we’ll be working the muscles around the thigh, both to lengthen and strengthen. You’ll be checking in with quads, hamstrings, inner thigh, and lateral hips.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Strap, Block

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Time to work the back side of the legs! We should all be using our posterior leg muscles when walking. This class will help you discover how much or how little strength you have back there.
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Yoga Strap, maybe a chair or firm foam roller

UPPER BODY


  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Do you have an egghole? This is a great test. When your shoulder joint is aligned appropriately, you should have a little divot in your armpit, about the size of an egg. If you don’t, this is an area that needs to be addressed. This class will address the “egghole” and how to test for it.
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Bolster, Strap with Door Attachment or a doorway

  • “Ouch That Hurts” or “I Didn’t Know I Had Muscles There”
    Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    You’re gonna love this. Using the tennis balls, you’ll have a chance to explore ALL around the shoulder joints…discovering muscles you didn’t even know you had. This class finishes with a lovely pass down the spine from neck to shoulder blades.
    Equipment Needed:
    Blanket, Half Dome, 2 Tennis Balls in a sock, Bolster

  • Instructor:
    Joan Allen
    Description:
    You probably have some hyperkyposis- more forward curvature of your upper (thoracic) spine- than is ideal. Join the club. Enjoy this series (with before and after evaluation) that will magically reduce your hyperkyphosis. Repeat this often for best results!
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Block, Bolster, Foam Roll, Yellow Tube with handles

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    A delicious opportunity to release those tight neck muscles (and rhomboids, chest, and forearm) and improve mobility of the thoracic spine.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Half Dome, Blanket, Tennis Ball, Light Weight

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Muscular strength requires appropriate muscle length. To prepare for some weight bearing and increased resistance, we will first work on opening up around the shoulder joint, and then gradually increase the workload for the upper body, finishing with lovely forearm stretches.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, Elastic Tubing (light resistance, preferably with flexible handles), Light Weight, Foam Roller

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    As the name implies, this is a challenging class that will work the upper body…you may be sore tomorrow. That’s not a bad thing. Enjoy and repeat. The “Roll Out the Tension: Upper Back & Shoulders” class is a great prep or follow-up to this class.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Strap, Bolster, Elastic Tubing (light resistance, preferably with flexible handles)

CORE


  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    From our BEACH Ball series, this class doesn’t actually use a ball, because YOU will be the ball. Great deep core work.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Yoga Block, 1/2 Dome, Yoga Strap

  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    What about the tucking? When should my pelvis be in neutral and when should I tuck? Wait…sometimes I should tuck???
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Block, Bolster

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    The ability for your transverse abdominal (TVA) muscles to be active is dependent on the position of the bones they are attached to- your ribs and your pelvis. We will go thru a series of evaluations and exercises to find neutral ribs and pelvis and work on activation of the deepest core muscles – your TVA.
    Equipment Needed:
    *Note: Please excuse the lack of the teacher’s head for a few shots in this video.

WHOLE BODY


  • Instructor:
    Michael Kaffel
    Description:
    We begin everyone’s Restorative Exercise™ (RE) education with the 1A: Intro to Alignment, which teaches us the fundamentals of RE. The next step in the RE protocol is 1B, which covers the next set of motor skills for optimal gait. We’re goin’ back to basics here, which is always a good thing to do! This is a great opportunity to make sure you understand the foundation of your alignment practice.
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Block, Strap, Wall

  • Instructor:
    Tim Harris
    Description:
    Using breath and continuity of movement, you will be led through a series of exercises focusing especially on the feet, spine, hips, and shoulders (ya, it’s pretty much everything).
    Equipment Needed:
    Maybe a Half Dome, Block, or other bolster item
    * Note: This class may challenge you a bit, so transition carefully and work within YOUR boundaries. If you have a hip or knee replacement, you may need to take extra care and modify or skip some of the movements on that side.

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    For many of us, due to our lifestyles, we have a tendency to practice postures that shorten the musculature down the entire length of the posterior (rear side) of our bodies. From our necks, to our low backs, to the length of the musculature down the backs of our legs, we have a lot of tension back there! This hour will give those muscles some much-needed lengthening and possibly bring some awareness to these areas as you go through your day and cycle through your habitual postures.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, Bolster, Strap, 2 tennis balls in a sock
    *We had some technical difficulties with the camera angle, so please excuse my cut off head…fortunately, it’s not necessary for the instructor to have a head to follow along with these exercises.

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