three dog yoga: unleashed

livin’ on the EDGE…

October 17th, 2014 by threedog

threedog 10up for a challenge?
join us sunday, october 26 for a three-hour power yoga party.

PLAY YOUR EDGE is an opportunity to learn all of the poses in our power yoga practice…we’ll take the time to break down our more intense poses into manageable progressions, so you’ll learn how to make your way in and out of each!

it’s also a great opportunity to build endurance, burn off the Halloween candy you’ve already got lying around and get a deeper stretch in those typically tight spots (shoulders, hips, hamstrings, we’re looking at y’all).

we’re moving the time to 1-4 p.m. so you can still get home in time for the game!

check out the pose list below for an idea of what we’ll get up to…it’s 100% doable, we’ll show you how!

PLAY YOUR EDGE

sunday 10.26
sign up here!
plus, you can hang out afterward to learn about three dog’s 2015 Teacher Training program.

three dog yoga POWER sequence.
INTEGRATION SERIES
child’s pose
downward-facing dog
ragdoll
mountain pose

AWAKENING SERIES
sun salutation a
sun salutation b
sun salutation b w/warrior 2 + reverse warrior

VITALITY SERIES
flipped dog
side plank (and variations)

crescent lunge
revolved crescent lunge
warrior 2
side angle warrior

twisting chair
forward fold (variation)
crow

side crow
flying pigeon

tripod headstand
handstand
leapgfrogs
dancing monkeys

EQUANIMITY SERIES
eagle
standing leg raise front > standing leg raise side >airplane/*warrior 3
half moon

crescent moon
revolved half moon
standing split
bird of paradise

standing bow/dancer
standing/flying pigeon
tree

GROUNDING SERIES
triangle
straddle
straddle variations
pyramid
revolved triangle

half monkey(split)/full monkey(split)

IGNITING SERIES
sphinx
locust
bow
half frog

half camel
camel

bridge
wheel
reclining butterfly

STABILIZING
scissor lifts
30/60 lifts
abdominal twists
full belly-twisting pose

boat
low boat
upward facing boat
wide-legged boat

OPENING SERIES
lunge variations

pigeon (reclined pigeon/seated pigeon/three-legged table)
double pigeon

frog/seated straddle

RELEASING SERIES
one-legged seated forward fold (janu sirsasana)
seated twist

seated forward fold (pachimottanasana)
inclined plank/tabletop

fish
reclining hand-to-big toe

REJUVENATION SERIES
waterfall/hips on block

shoulderstand
plow
deafman’s pose

classical headstand

SURRENDER TO GRAVITY
reclining twists
dead bug
savasana



podcast: greg’s birthday burnoff

October 14th, 2014 by threedog

podcast challenge your endurance and laugh a lot. 50 percent of y’all will love it, 50 percent will hate it. and 50 percent will love-hate it. and that’s how we do math around here.



FAMILY FUN DAY | Saturday 10.18

October 10th, 2014 by threedog

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 12.06.03 PMgot kids?

(or just know some kids you could borrow?)
bring ‘em all out next saturday from 1-2 p.m. for a fun family afternoon. we’ll start at 1 p.m. with a 30-minute family yoga class, then move onto crafts, cupcakes, bobbing for apples, and facepainting!

plus, we’ll have cider for the littles and beer for the big (over 21) kids.

you can sign up here or in the studio.

class is for ages 4 and up…no experience necessary.

see you next week!

FAMILY FUN DAY
october 18th 1-2 p.m.
$20/family
sign up here.



autumn glow. get yours.

September 16th, 2014 by threedog

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ready or not, autumn is right around the corner…in fact, it’s comin’ at you this weekend.

and we’re coming at you with a chance to get stretched out, rinsed out and blissed out. we call it GLOW, and it’s our slow, candlelit restorative class focused on giving your body (and mind) what you need as we head into a new season. as the light, temperature and routines change, our bodies make subtle shifts, too. the autumn GLOW class will feature deep breathing and chest opening, twists, gentle inversions and forward folds.

this is our most gentle class: there will be no down dog, no chaturanga, no standing poses and no boat! perfect for first timers, RENEW devotees and anyone ready for a chill way to float into autumn.

GLOW
sunday, september 21
4:30-5:45 p.m.
sign up today online or at the desk!



ABC. easy as 1.2.3.

September 7th, 2014 by threedog

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 4.15.44 PMsimple as do re mi.

ok, by now you probably figure that:

a. the Jackson 5 are big around here
b. we believe yoga should be simple…and fun
c. we really don’t do anything around here without singing.

let’s get real, the answer is all of the above, but for the next three weeks, we’re putting the emphasis on answer B. yoga should be simple…not necessarily easy…and definitely fun!

our ABC’s mini-workshop series will take you through the basics of our most common postures and vinyasas (read: flow). you’ll learn where your hands go, where your feet go, how to use your core body, when to breathe and what all the Sanskrit words we throw at you mean. you’ll also get specialized attention for any modifications your body might need.

whether you’re new to yoga, just want to dial in your form or are interested in teaching one day, this is the series for you.

9/13 session 1: sun salutation A (our first warm-up series)
9/20 session 2: sun salutation B (our second warm-up series)
9/27 session 3: sun salutation B variation – warrior 2, reverse and side angle
sessions run from 9:20-9:50 each saturday morning.

sign up today!



DETOX: what the heck can i eat?

August 19th, 2014 by threedog

tomatoes we’re getting ready to head into the three days of fruit, green veggies and power foods, 72 hours that leaves even the most committed detoxer with the question “what can i eat?”

there’s a lot of really simple, really easy and really diverse ways to go. here are just a few:

- tomato, cucumber and avocado salad topped with lemon or lime juice.
- steamed green beans or snap peas with lemon or lime juice and pepper
- grilled bell peppers and tomatoes
- dino kale massaged with avocado and lemon juice
- guacamole (avocado, lime or lemon, pepper) with cucumber “chips”
- thin sliced or grated zuchinni “pasta” topped with crushed ripe tomatoes and basil
- grilled peaches, nectarines and plums
- julienned cucumbers, bell peppers and tomato wrapped in green leaf lettuce with avocado/guacamole

it’s so super simple, and the combinations are endless….go get wild with some of your own. and don’t forget, you can grab a Vega shake anytime. and drinking 100 ounces of water will take you a long way, too!



DETOX: resources.

August 8th, 2014 by threedog

laptopstickerhey there, DETOX faithful! below are some helpful, informative and fun (albeit random) links for those of you who wanna geek out a little more on your DETOX journey…

//why retraining your brain is the best detox strategy

//why so much h2o?

//places to get recipes and ideas: vega blog, oh she glows, jennifer’s kitchen, 101 cookbooks, veganinsanity. there’s tons more out there…send us your fave!

//and one more, for me. are coffee and tea really that bad for you? (answer will make you happy!)



DETOX: the fine print.

August 7th, 2014 by threedog

20daydetox_1if you type “yoga detox” into any search box, you’re bound to find all kinds of claims and all kinds of ideas about getting clean and lean with yoga. and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that we’re getting ready for a 20 DAY DETOX that’s gonna rock your tox off…but is the hype for real?

we think yes…and no.

no? whaddya mean, no??

honestly, your body is really darn good at detoxing itself…that’s how you’re still alive after all those margaritas, beers and late night pizzas. when you treat yourself well (a.k.a. cut down on the “toxins” you’re putting in), your liver and vascular system do all the detoxing you need.

AND….

yoga is a great way to give your natural detox abilities a boost by improving blood flow in your body…when you get on your mat and get your heart pumping, turn your body upside down, put a twist in it, open some tight spaces, your vascular system gets what it wants and needs to keep you in fine form.

when you get your sweat on, and you will get your sweat on, you help your skin get rid of toxins and waste. it’s gonna do it anyway, but a good sweat sesh puts it into high gear.

combine all this with the stress relief you feel (and that huge bottle of cool water you drink) after a solid practice, you’ll be good to go.

wanna find out for yourself? sign up for our 20 DAY DETOX. and anyone can join in on our detox-focused classes Saturdays (8 a.m.) or Mondays/Wednesdays (6:30 a.m. or 5:45 p.m.).



hello DETOX…

August 6th, 2014 by threedog

berries well, hello there…you’ve been thinking about this awhile, haven’t you? maybe you’re ready to shed a few pounds? break a bad habit? have more energy and less stress?

we hear you.

20 DAY DETOX starts this Saturday at 8 a.m. you can still join the fun…and it will be fun. it’ll also be a lot of sweat…but you knew that before you got here.

from august 9-29, you’ll:

yoga: take three or more classes each week at three dog. Saturday morning’s DETOX practice at 8 a.m. counts as one. pick two more. on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 and 5:45 p.m., we’ll also have DETOX focused practices to keep you glowing all week long.

meditation: you’ll meditate for 10 minutes each day. we’ll give you a simple meditation to follow, but you can create your own, too. it’s 10 minutes a day you give your brain a break…stop action on the stuff of your life and get back in touch with you. not the conversations you have in your head, or the list of things you gotta do.

power eating:
we’ve heard it a million times…you are what you eat. each week of the detox, you’ll follow a guided plan to make the most of what you’re putting into your body, helping you de-stress, lose weight and gain energy.

week one is all about putting good, quality foods onto your plate.
week two focuses on cleaning out the energy suckers that may be sapping your natural vitality and creating a clean slate for yourself.
in week three you’ll intentionally add back in the foods you want to invite back into your diet.

power living: eating’s not the only way we take in energy…or stress, so throughout the 20 days, you’ll also become aware of how your actions, activities, habits and thoughts create your life. and you’ll start taking action to create the kind of life you want to be living.

sounds good, doesn’t it? we think so, too…get yourself signed up and in here on Saturday at 8!



40 DAYS: DAY 40 meditation – 07.29.14

July 28th, 2014 by threedog

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