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Chris Loebsack has been practicing yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2003. Chris uses the power of yoga to create a space for students that cultivates trust, playfulness and Divine connection with themselves and with community. Living by her mantra, Clarity, Integrity and Love, she draws upon her partner yoga practice to share the healing power of touch and safe intimacy. Her background includes a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Theater from East Stroudsburg University. In the following years Chris earned her 200hr certification through Sundari Yoga as well as certifications in Restorative Yoga, AcroYoga® (Level 1 & 2), Zenyasa® 300hr and Dharma Yoga® 500hr ERYT and is nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance.
A passion for discovering subtlety in movement has lead Chris to deepen her education with the Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers® kinesiology program. Her playful yet focused classes are filled with user friendly gems of applied anatomy leaving students with a greater understanding of how to find comfort and space in their bodies and smiles beaming across their faces. She encourages teachers to set a higher standard of excellence through knowledge and has become a valuable mentor to many upcoming yoga educators. Her most recent steps have taken her onto the path of studio ownership with Boundless Yoga Studio in Stroudsburg, where she has taught for over 11 years.
Chris teaches privates, classes and workshops across the globe. She is currently the co-director of the Boundless Yoga Studio 200hr and 500hr Teacher Training programs and an Adjunct Teacher Trainer for the Om Factory® School of Yoga NYC 200hr and the Bhakti Barn® 200hr Teacher Training. She has also been featured in Fitness Magazine®, Yoga Journal: Yoga Mentor, and the New York Times. In addition to yoga you are likely to find her hanging off the side of a mountain, as rock climbing occupies much of her time.
Chris leads us in Beginners Plus class. It is a slow moving exploration utilizing deep breathing and incorporates some balance. This class first aired on May 5th on Facebook Live.
This class is about creating opening in the hips and spine in preparation for camel pose. Chris explores different backbends to warm up the spine and the body. The class theme is cultivating self-love and love for our fellow humans. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 4th.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 27th. Chris leads us through a one hour Ashtanga-based experience. She throws in a few variations including an exploration of variations on flamingo.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 27th. Chris takes a look at asymmetrical poses (legs in different placements). She starts on the back, moves into lunges and progresses to standing positions.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 23rd. Chris leads us into galavasana or flying pigeon pose. She begins by opening up the hips and then warming up upper body and back in order to prepare for the engagement required. There are a few intermediate arm-balance steps that build up the final pose.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 21st. Chris talks a bit about connection and attention; connection within ourselves and how that builds toward attention. The class stays focused on the spine, hips and shoulders in an very accessible manner. Chris throws in some pranayama and ends the class with a chant.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 20th. Chris leads us through a fun and active sequence that includes a few binds and forward fold variations as well as heron pose, frog pose and archer pose.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 20th. Chris breaks down and looks at trikonasasa or triangle pose. She looks at all the components and finds the areas that are stretched and the places that require strength
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 19th. Chris leads us through an even and balanced practice. Among other poses, you will experience crow, half moon and standing splits
This class first aired on April 18th on Facebook Live. Chris spends a few minutes discussing the yogic concept of saucha. The practice is intended to open up the side body while being aware of our thinking which relates back to the concept of saucha.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 16th. Chris breaks down vashistasana-to-hanumanasana transition into manageable pieces and explores how they fit together. Not everyone will be able to experience the final pose, but everyone can build towards it.
This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 13th. Chris explores and breaks down Warrior 3. She takes the basic L shape and looks at in various configurations, from supine, to table, to standing supported and of course, all the way to Warrior 3.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 12. Chris builds up gradually to some challenging poses with a focus on hips. Starting low, with tabletop hip opening and backbends and then mimics the shape in standing variations. She throws in some binds, both near the ground and standing just to keep it interesting.
This class first aired on April 9th on Facebook Live. The class builds towards firefly. Because this pose requires a fair amount of strength and flexibility and quite a few areas of the body, Chris explores many poses and switches between strength and stretch.
This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 9th. Chris focuses on twisting in order to create freedom around the spine. Beginning on the ground with some gentle twisting and opening, the class gradually builds to kneeling and lunge twists. The class ends with seated stretches.
This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 7th. Chris takes us through some hip mobility work. From the beginning in our seated centering posture to the lunges, hero's pose and then into some reclined stretches.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 6th. Chris leads us through a fairly standard Level 1-2 class. She adds on some kneeling balance poses, a bit of work on middle splits and she throws in some handstand prep work at the end.
This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 6th. This class will break down and explore the yoga pose, updog. Chris looks at the anatomy and the actions in particular body parts. She examines the different movements and then combines all of the pieces into the final pose.
This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 5th. Discover what is essential by cutting out all that is unnecessary in this class and maybe applying the concept to the rest of your life. Work through some hip strengtheners like wheel, leaning triangle and fallen triangle. Enjoy some hip stretches like lunge mermaid, pyramid and front splits.
Originally aired on Facebook Live on March 30th. Chris leads us through a sequence with many variations and modifications that has some interesting lunge/backbends and downdog options. There are a few not-so-common seated forward fold variations on top of the usual options.
This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 2. Chris builds up to twisted arm balances such as side crow, two-footed and one-footed twisted sage pose. She builds the practice progressively helping students find the strength and stretch that will assist them in finding the pinnacle poses.
This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 2nd. It focuses on the lower extremities. Beginning with some simple self-massage techniques, so basic stretches and then moving on to some yoga poses that focus on the legs.
Originally aired on Facebook Live on March 30th, Chris explores the aspects of Downward Dog. She breaks down the actions of the different body parts, looks at movement, connection and ease within the posture
Chris gets this flow going quickly with an active pranayama linked movement and starts right in with some sun salutes. Hitting many of the standards and moving into some fun variations, she also throws in hanumanasana and a funky arm balance.
Originally aired on Facebook Live on March 26th. This class offers many options that build up to a pinnacle pose. Today, the pinnacle pose is visvamitrasana. Chris builds up strength and mobility by opening up the inner thighs, working on arm strength and standing balance.
Originally aired on Facebook Live, Chris Loebsack takes us through a a 60 minutes sequence that stays close to the ground. Starting on our backs, We transition to a few seated poses using props to find comfort and depth and then returning to a supine position for the last few poses.
This class flow, with an emphasis on alignment. Throughout the class there is a focus on side-body and back-body strengthening and a few handstand jumps thrown in for good measure.
Progressions to Expressions are open to all skill levels; not everyone will be able to achieve the pinnacle pose. Chris leads through a sequence the culminates in dancer pose.
Level 1 Align & Flow that builds up to an optional crow pose.