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Belly dance class at estrella collective yoga downtown santa cruz calfifornia
Bellydance Basics
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A high energy, fun way to lose weight,  strengthen your core and connect to your feminine power! Recommended for beginners and those who are looking to improve their technique. You will learn belly dance postures, working with your internal rhythm,  developing isolated muscle movements, techniques and drilling, and combinations. Tribal Fusion and Classical Middle Eastern Cabaret styles are emphasized. Hip scarves, veils and smiles provided.

Buti Yoga

Buti, in Indian Marathi, means "the cure to something hidden or kept secret." This practice is a high-intensity fusion of yoga, tribal dance, and plyometrics. Classes combine cardio, strength training and flexibility in one seamless format. Buti creates a strong, empowered group that resembles a tribe.Buti® classes utilize spiral structure technique® to facilitate the release + toning of the body - physical, emotional and energetic. Through primal movement, dynamic asana and cardio-sprints, students breakdown the emotional barriers that hold them back from achieving self-love and true human connection.

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buti yoga class santa cruz

Buti Deep

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Masterful and intentional, DEEP is restorative movement sequence that utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique® to connect mind to muscle and catalyze vibrational change on a cellular level. Unlike other Buti® trademarked formats, DEEP is low-impact and focuses on micro-movements with physical touch to connect the brain to innervated muscle and restructure the deep core. DEEP is designed to prevent injury, restore innervation and assist in the recovery of bladder/ uterine prolapse and diastasis recti. The class structure also includes self-massage and pressure point activation to release muscles during deep restorative asanas.

Slow Flow

Slow Flow
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In this soft and juicy class, we move slow and intentionally , building strength and stamina, yet maintaining the focus on restoration and pranayama. All levels welcome.

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Buti Flow

Buti Flow Santa Cruz

This is our Buti/Vinyasa class! In our 60 minute lunchtime Flow,  we offer a comprehensive and complete practice when you need to breathe and sweat, but still need to be back at work in an hour! 

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Soft Flow

 This slow and smooth class is more that just your average gentle yoga practice. We will focus on steady asanas, balance and developing core strength and elongation of certain muscle groups, learning which ones work to keep you head held high as you glide through your daily life. 

 

Proper form helps enhance your carriage strength,  with real-life lessons of delicacy and elegance.  

 

 Why posture’s so important:
Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to develop strength, flexibility, and balance in your body. These can all lead to less muscle pain and more energy throughout the day. Proper posture also reduces stress on your muscles and ligaments, which can reduce your risk of injury.


Improving your posture also helps you become more aware of your muscles, making it easier to correct your own posture. As you work on your posture and become more aware of your body, you might even notice some imbalances or areas of tightness you weren’t previously aware of.*

 

Suitable for anyone wishing to extend their existing yoga  practice in mind and body, stretch tight and sore muscles lengthen their frame in this exquisite hour we will spend together. Open to all levels, notably for dancers and athletes of all kinds needing some restoration. Props included.

 

Crystalline Sound Bath

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Crystalline Sound Bath
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Come experience the power of your breath. Set intentions for your breathing practice Use movement, sound, acupressure, and affirmations to open your breath and integrate limiting beliefs and unresolved emotions.  

 

We will begin each class with some gentle movement and stretching to open up the body and set an intention. We will then breathe for about 30 mins and finish with a closing circle. 

 

All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. You may also choose to bring a cozy blanket, and pillow for your comfort.

Give yourself the time to slow down, relax and replenish your whole being with guided meditation, breathwork, movement & sound immersion. Blending grounding kundalini yoga practices and an extended sonic crystal singing bowl savasana, you are sure to experience an angelic intervention of healing and restoration.

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Buti Bands

BUTI® BANDS is a HIIT-based resistance training workout targeted to LIFT + SHAPE your booty, while toning + strengthening the hips. Bands are utilized during high-intensity intervals to challenge the body through all planes of motion while targeting the hips and booty through lateral engagement. During low-intensity intervals, students move through static yoga poses to release the muscle group targeted during the high-intensity interval. 

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Buti Bands yoga santa cruz california

 Power up your week with some heat! Fiery Flow is the lovechild of Vinyasa & Buti and the sister of Buti FLow.   We'll take the asanas and flows of Vinyasa and set it to the fun and bouncy beats of  Buti.

Slow, cool down sequences, deep stretches and lots o laughs are guaranteed to set you up for a productive and successful week!   Designed for intermediate and advanced students, however we know how to read the room, nah mean? (psssst, it means if you are not int. or adv., our highly experienced and well-versed instructors know how to modify and assist you.)  See you on the mat every Monday from 9-10am 

Massage

Our new Buti Remedy class is Buti Yoga's gentle cousin!

 

Embrace the gentle exploration of your safe range of motion, nurturing your mobility and promoting a sense of well-being. Tailor each movement to suit your body’s unique requirements, fostering a nurturing connection between your mind and muscles. Delve into controlled, intentional sequences that offer both a challenge and a restorative touch, fostering a deep sense of empowerment. Engage your core mindfully, cultivating a resilient center that supports you on and off the mat. Extend your lines gracefully, promoting a therapeutic sense of length and space within your body. And as you sway and shake, celebrate the vibrant essence of your being, embracing the therapeutic joy of movement and self-care.

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Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Tribal Fusion is a modern Western form of belly dance that was created by fusing American Tribal Style belly dance and American Cabaret belly dance. Artists frequently incorporate elements from Popping, Hip Hop, 'Egyptian' or 'Cabaret' belly dance, as well as movement principles from traditional forms such as Flamenco, Kathak, Odissi, and other folkloric and classical dance styles. for beginners and those who are looking to improve their technique. You will learn belly dance postures, working with your internal rhythm, developing isolated muscle movements, techniques and drilling, and combinations. 

Tribal Fusion Bellydance Estrella Collective

Flow & Sculpt

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Flow  & Sculpt is a dynamic and invigorating fusion of yoga, dance, and using resistance sandbags to build strength and that will take your fitness journey to a whole new level. This class combines the fluid movements of yoga with the rhythm and grace of dance, all while incorporating sculpting exercises to enhance your toning and flexibility.

In Flow & Sculpt, you’ll gracefully flow through yoga poses, syncing your breath with your movements to achieve mindfulness and serenity. The dance elements will add a touch of creativity and joy to your practice, making it an engaging and enjoyable experience. Intermittently, sculpting exercises using light weights or resistance bands will target specific muscle groups, helping you build and tone your body.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi, a dance enthusiast, or someone looking to sculpt and strengthen, Sculpt Flow welcomes all levels of participants. Come join us in this unique and harmonious class to sculpt your body, free your spirit, and find balance in your life.

Class Highlights:

• Yoga Flow for flexibility and mindfulness.
• Dance elements for creativity and expression.
• Sculpting exercises using sandbags to build and tone.
• Suitable for all levels.

 

Flow And Sculpt Yoga Class near Santa Cruz California
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Yogalates

Yogalates Yoga and Pilates class in Santa Cruz California

This class incorporates high-intensity intervals and Pilates techniques with a creative, intentional and energetic Yoga flow. The dynamic blend of movement increases strength, balance, and flexibility. You'll be given options to boost your workout with resistance bands, we encourage everyone to always take their practice to their own level!  Resistance training helps strengthen stabilizing muscles to advance your yoga and fitness practices. This high energy, upbeat, 1 hour class is perfect for all levels. Bands provided.

Wu-Tang Yoga
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In our 1 hour hatha vinyasa class , there is a short reading and open discussion from “The Tao of Wu” by Rza where  Tara connects the dots of real life, yoga, and hip hop. The asana portion is a Vinyasa Flow practice, set to samples, classic Wu-Tang tracks and our  favorite playlist of old and new school hip hop! This musical element is so important , as it provides a more dynamic and interactive piece to the class. Tara aims to bridge the gap between yoga, hip hop, Eastern philosophies and mediation. All levels welcome. Must love hip hop. ;)

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