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The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

Strengthen those shoulders with some Vinyasas!

Part 2 of our series, focuses on taking us from plank and putting us in a proper position to move through Up Dog and Down Dog (which will be part 3 so stay tuned).

A few points to remember:

1. Blocks can be your friends. Don’t be afraid to use these great tools to help.

2. No shame is coming down to your knees while you build that shoulder strength.  Just don’t forget to practice the move from your toes as well so you can see how you are progressing.

And 3.  Practice, practice, practice.  You won’t get better at anything if […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Stretch break you can do in a minute or less!


Alright CPM, let me see your best Tree pose! Where’s the most unusual place you got caught in Tree pose? Post those pictures to the Facebook pages and share the fun!


Looking for a fun date night activity? Interested in Yoga and Wine and want a fun way to combine the two. Then, join me on Friday, March 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plums Cooking for a great Wine Down Yoga.  Start the evening with a wonderful, relaxing yoga flow and then stick around to choose from some great wine, check out the […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Plank

The Mod Squad – Plank

The Mod Squad – Get Your Plank in Top Form

Welcome to another edition of The Mod Squad! Today we are discussing a move we use all the time in yoga and in our regular workouts and that is a plank hold.

There are 3 main points we want to focus on to get the most out our plank hold.

Keep our shoulders over our wrist and keep our neck neutral.
Pull the belly button back toward your spine and keep your core engaged. Squeeze your legs together and ankles together engaging all those muscles.
Think about drawing a straight line from the top of your head […] Read more