Join us for a deeply therapeutic workshop designed to improve circulation, release stress and elevate the health of the body through poses that focus on hips and lower back. Postural alignment in everyday functional movement begins at the hips. Gaining support from the core at the pelvis is the foundation for yoga, fitness, and outdoor recreation. Hip opening poses create agility throughout the whole body. Healthy hips also ease back pain, and relieve stress in the legs and feet. On an energetic level, we carry a lot of memories in our hips. In this workshop we will talk about the anatomy of movement in the hip joint and explore a variety of nurturing exercises that will restore balance and ease from the body to the mind. We will focus on opening the hips through a meditative flow sequence that allows the energy to move smoothly, while building heat, increasing nutrients in the hip joints. The class will move to stationary hip opening poses for a deeper stretch in all dimensions of the hip, and lower back. During the last 15 minutes the students will enjoy a deeply relaxing guided meditation.