Close to Om

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Close to Om

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Andrea Marcum

Close To OM with Andrea Marcum is a three-part series that reveals how we do our yoga is how we do our life. Andrea uses poses as a gateway to dig deep into the head, hands and heart of your practice. Sure, working your muscles feels immediate and palpable. Almost instantly you feel like you are inviting progress in some way. BUT if you’re going to truly liberate yourself, focusing only on your body will not be enough.

The progression of these Close To OM practices are:

Awaken: This practice uses basic movement, breath-work and meditation to land you in palpable stillness and awareness which Awakens you to what’s going on beneath the surface. Not about athletic intensity, this is a subtle sequence where you discover creating space is creative space.

Transform: Unlike Andrea's quiet and soft Awaken and Unite bookends, this is a rigorous flow class with modifications for newer students and opportunities for arm balances. Andrea uses postures to help you Transform and hopefully find that in your asana, as in life, obstacles can be opportunities.

Unite: You might say the emphasis in Awaken and Transform is mind and body whereas on this leg of our journey with Andrea we Unite with spirit. This practice is more about meditation and awareness than it is a workout or flow. This practice starts with restorative postures and makes its way to a beautiful metta mediation.

Episode List

In this vinyasa practice with Andrea Marcum, she uses postures and breath to drop you into your body and the present moment to meet yourself where you are.
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In the second episode of Andrea Marcum's Close to Om series she leverages the postures to go deeper.
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In the final episode of Andrea Marcum's series Close to Om, we UNITE with our highest, greatest self and see that yoga is our path towards purpose.
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45 minutes

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Teelove, posted on April 21, 2016

I love all of your classes. Challenging. And easy to follow. I feel like my form has improved so much every time I do onevof your videos. Namaste

gemini80, posted on April 21, 2016

Where is the unite episode

KristenL@Gaia, posted on April 21, 2016

Hi GEMINI80,

Watch for 'Unite' on the morning of 4/27/16! Thank you for being a member of the Gaia community!

KristenL@Gaia

pneufeldlmft7, posted on April 14, 2016

A real gem. Deep attentiveness to attentiveness. Wise. Useful for daily life.

andreamarcum, posted on April 17, 2016

Really pleased you enjoyed this and found the universal AWAKENing to be applicable on and off your mat. xx A

Manyalowry, posted on April 13, 2016

wonderful teacher!
so good for all levels
awesome stress reduction
she has a beautiful way to bring us to center and I really thank her for peeling the layers away so expertly
NAMASTE

andreamarcum, posted on April 14, 2016

So thrilled to have you AWAKEN with me! xx A

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