Winter - A Posture Flow Opening to the Round Video
Winter - A Posture Flow Opening to the Round

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Winter - A Posture Flow Opening to the Round

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This vinyasa practice with Kate Potter is a year round practice to remind us of cycles and circles in ourselves, and in our cosmological home. The teaching or rounding spine is useful for rolling on the back to jump through into chaturanga. With the constant referencing of Earth poses and Apana, this sequence is very calming. Not static in its nature, this sequence moves with attention and is yielding.

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virginiawj3, posted on March 24, 2016

Kia Ora Kate,

there is a great deal of calming and centring that comes from this sequence, thank you for this.

Arohanui
Virginia

Carolynmendel, posted on March 3, 2016

Is any one having trouble getting all videos to play?

KristenL@Gaia, posted on March 3, 2016

Hi Carolynmendel,

Thank you for commenting. My apologies if you're having playback issues! One of our community relations team members will contact you directly to get some more details and make sure you're able to watch.

KristenL@Gaia

gesinej, posted on January 19, 2016

I love your creative fluid sequences! Thank you Kate, this was recharging!:)

OrlandoTerp, posted on January 10, 2016

Now that is a flow. Kate, I love how you make every flow a dance (I know I've mentioned this before). After having a migraine yesterday and experiencing what many call a migraine hangover today, I was reluctant to practice as some movements (hard to predict what) can bring a full-fledged headache back. This was exactly what I needed. I could close my eyes and internalize through each of the movements and breathe deeply, yet I knew exactly when to open them to pick up the newest asana. And everything just felt great. Thank you!

veda, posted on January 7, 2016

Kate, throughout your teachings, throughout the years of your practice, I cannot begin to know how many people's lives you have changed, like so many other wonderful teachers...and I wanted to share with you something I hope becomes a part of you as much as you have become a part of me. Years ago I lived in a rural Tennessee town, far from yoga teachings, when my beautiful grandson was diagnosed with a terminal illness, he was the first born of my young son and his wife. I had to find strength in hopes it would flow onto them, even with my marriage that was already on the last chapter, I had to find peace to share peace. Each time I would come home from one of the many hospital visits, where we had nearly lost him, I thought I would simply evaporate in sadness. I had only internet for television and one day, I, too, came across your videos on Namaste TV. I began my first experience with yoga and never stopped, thanks to you. In a few short months after beginning practicing with "you," I lost my grandson. I nearly lost my son, who was beyond destroyed losing his firstborn. My husband left one day while I was at work. I lost my home without his income to help. My entire department was laid off at my job. But...I would do yoga 3 times a day, at least. I took it hiking with me, I took it with me in my mind, body and spirit, and I truly believe, had I not been introduced to this lifestyle (which, btw, my church at the time basically excommunicated me for practicing), I do not think I would be here today, for certainly, I would have kept all that anxiety inside of me, as I was used to doing, and disease would have found me (I already had thyroid cancer at 29), or I simply would have stopped breathing with the weight I carried both inside and out. I believe we should always thank those who come into our lives, and through them, we find change in ourselves. I am glad to have found you here on Gaia, to know you continue to offer your teachings to others, and where I can once again, enjoy your practices that brought me so much peace. Indeed, Namaste!

mightytaiyo, posted on January 2, 2016

Kate - I have been not so good with keeping up my practices - partly because i hurt my wrist. But today i had to start the new year right....and this was perfect for a cold Southern California morning. You three were the ones who i followed at Namaste TV a few years back [on dvd]..............and it seems right that you bring me back in the new Year!!! Many thanks. Cannot wait to see what you will bring us in the Spring!! Wishing you the best and much love in 2016!

katepotter, posted on January 2, 2016

Brilliant! Wonderful. Thank you for letting me know. Yes you will love all the seasons if you like the "add on" style of the original Namaste series. Fun to be with the original cast too. Love those girls. Good luck with your wrist.

Best, Kate

Chanito, posted on December 31, 2015

I really loved this vinyasa. It was beautiful and very well explained. My only complain is you seemed to rush through the last 2 asanas (you didn't do the two sides as before). I will definitely have to practice this a few days on my own. Thanks! Blessings for the new year.

katepotter, posted on January 2, 2016

Thanks so much for your comment. I am going to get on there and see if was an error of filming or an error of the computer. So sorry regardless and I am happy you are practising with us.

Best,

Kate

countessnan, posted on December 26, 2015

Kate, I started looking for Winter flow around the solstice, and you have delivered another beautiful calming practice. Thank you so much for your work.

katepotter, posted on January 2, 2016

That is wonderful you understand the work so well. Please do join me on retreat if you can some day. It would be wonderful to meet you in person.

www.katepotteryoga.ca

Thanks very much. Kate

vtalwar, posted on December 25, 2015

Kate Potter! Thank you. When I first discovered my yoga online I found some of your practices and it got be hooked onto yoga. This practice was so calming and beautiful.

katepotter, posted on January 2, 2016

Hey that is so cool that we are reconnecting through this practice. Happy Winter and do do do stay tuned for the spring practice right around the corner. Please join me on retreat and do check out my new CD on meditation called Four Contemplations; The Alchemy of Stillness . wwwkatepotteryoga.ca

With love, Kate.

Viellen, posted on December 23, 2015

This was really lovely. Nice and smooth, easy to follow. A good range of poses but overall a relaxing practice. Thank you!

katepotter, posted on December 24, 2015

Thanks for practicing this flow. Glad you are getting the smooth of it !

surfing1, posted on December 23, 2015

Kate,
good to see you and a few of your friends back together doing a class :)
I have been following you for about 7 years and I have learned so much from you without even knowing you, thanks for the cool journey .
Hug,
Courtney

katepotter, posted on December 24, 2015

Thanks Courtney for recognizing us! Yes and Erin is pregnant here in this shoot, and now the proud Mom of 2 beautiful girls. I rarely see my "Namaste Sisters" any more, but we all stay so beautifully connected all the same.

Thanks for being a true follower and hope we can meet in person. I teach in TX this Feb, the FL in April and WI rolling that. My website gives info www.katepotteryoga.ca. Merry Christmas to you! Love Kate

Judie, posted on December 22, 2015

I love this practice. It's perfect flow and movement.... it's great!

katepotter, posted on December 24, 2015

Awesome comment. Thanks!!

tinksweeney, posted on December 22, 2015

This class was perfect for me today, as my lower back has been feeling a bit sore. I really liked the unique flow, linked poses to breath, and how after finishing a sequence we went back to the beginning to then add on. Nice shavasana at the end. Thank you Kate for a nice class and Happy Winter Solstice !

katepotter, posted on December 24, 2015

And have a beautiful Christmas and New Years. Don't let the holidays get in the way of your practice. I never do. Avec Love,

KAte

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on December 22, 2015

Thank you for sharing your yoga practice. We appreciate your comments--happy winter solstice!

Namaste,
SuzannaB@Gaia

katepotter, posted on December 24, 2015

....when you know how. Thanks for your comment.

Kate

kristinbartley, posted on December 22, 2015

Kate does it again. I view other teachers and enjoy them, but no one is Kate. Her flows are so original and they do precisely that: they flow! The breathe-body links are creative and accomplish exactly what they should: the dance between the breathe and the body. Not only are Kate's classes edifying for the body and mind, but they are works of art. Thank you, Kate, for your dedication to your practice and for sharing it with us. Your guidance is perfect.

KatiaYoga, posted on December 22, 2015

What a sweet, gentle practice to pacify Vata on this first day of Winter! I also enjoyed the heart openers.

Judie, posted on December 21, 2015

I really enjoy this flow class!! Lots of chest openers and that's what I need!

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