2'20" of Yoga in Tuscany

For Travel Tuesday, we offer you this 2'20" outtake of an all-levels Vinyasa yoga practice in Tuscany. Transport yourself virtually today, then "travel" over to the registration page to secure your spot on our next Tuscan Countryside Yoga Adventure.

More about the yoga on our Yoga Adventures...

On our 7-day yoga adventures, Michael designs a complete arc of practices, beginning with a post-travel, stress-relieving welcome practice on the evening of our first day. From there, each subsequent sequence addresses a specific anatomical region — hips, core, shoulders, spine — while building on and incorporating elements from prior practices. The result is a week-long program in which students get to better acquaint themselves with their bodies, to learn which modifications suit their needs and protect their vulnerabilities, and to grow their confidence in implementing these tools on the mat to ensure they'll be able to practice yoga for many years to come. (Oh, and we have a fair bit of fun along the way, too!)

Every morning commences with a short, 30-45-minute Morning Yoga session, in which Michael introduces the anatomical and thematic focus for the day. This focus guides the longer, complete afternoon practice. The practice represented here came toward the end of the week, when we were working on deepening our backbends (safely) — which necessitates engaging the core, and opening the quadriceps, hips, and shoulders.

Michael's training and regular teaching schedule...

Michael has completed 500 hours of Vinyasa yoga teacher training with her two primary teachers, Jason Crandell and Stephanie Snyder. She teaches strong and mindful Vinyasa practices that blend intelligent sequencing, precise alignment cues, and accessible contemplative themes. Most importantly, she focuses on meeting the specific desires and needs of her students — whether that entails introducing the basics of the practice to those who are new to yoga, or supporting more experienced practitioners in their process of continual growth and discovery. In practicing with her, you can expect to be warmly welcomed and physically challenged, to receive thoughtful (not forceful) manual adjustments, to experience a deeply restorative savasana at the practice’s end, and to leave your mat feeling both relaxed and invigorated.

Michael teaches regular all-levels Vinyasa yoga classes in San Francisco at Bernal Yoga, and occasionally offers workshops, substitutes for fellow teachers, or hosts yoga pop-up events in the Bay Area and the Denver metro area. If you're in SF, come practice with her Wednesday 12-1pm, or Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 6-7:15pm!

If you have questions about yoga, yoga adventures, or anything else, contact Michael (mlh@anandaexpeditions.com). And again, if you want to treat yourself to an adventure in Tuscany on which you also get to deepen your practice in a blissful, beautiful setting... don't delay! Register and make your deposit today to reserve one of the limited spots and take advantage of Early-Bird pricing.