HEART OPENERS

12 CLASS IMMERSION

MAY 2021 IMMERSION

ONLINE YOGA CLASSES FOCUSED ON HEART OPENING (YOGA BACKBENDS) • LIVESTREAM IMMERSION

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Heart Openers

HEART OPENING: YOGA BACKBENDS

LIVESTREAM YOGA CLASSES: DISCOVER THE JOY OF BACKBENDING

(10 customer reviews)

$148.00

Practicing backbends in yoga can feel uncomfortable and even be painful without the right techniques. The Heart Opening Immersion provides you with the biomechanics and anatomically driven techniques to support you in deepening your flexibility without harming your body. We will work on several foundational yoga backbends such as Cobra, Camel, Bow, Dancer and Full Wheel. We will also work toward more complex yoga backbends such as King Pigeon, King Cobra and Scorpion. EVERY class is accessible, with a step-by-step approach that is easy to follow and implement.

10 reviews for Heart Openers

  1. deborah.bhowmik (verified owner)

    My first immersion was at beginning of lockdown as I had so much time on my hands. I now set time aside to join every month as I have learnt so much in the last year. Backbends have always been my nemesis, this months immersion has unlocked and given me so much more confidence in my backbend practice.
    Thank you Matt for sharing your knowledge. Already looking forwards to next months immersion.I highly recommend you joining.
    Debbie @the_joyofyoga

  2. Kaili Juppets (verified owner)

    If backbends are a struggle, this immersion will turn the struggle into joy. Great techniques and useful explanations will improve the practice step by step and lead to amazing progress.

  3. Siew Yin Yoon (verified owner)

    Thank you for this immersion! It has truly transformed my backbend practice and I’m learning so much about the physical body from every session.

  4. jamie.araujo (verified owner)

    I have just completed the last of the 12 classes and am already looking forward to revisiting them. I appreciated how the techniques were presented (easily digestible) and built on from one class to the next. As the postures progressed, previous postures were integrated in the warmup sequences. I think that pace helped integrate the techniques into muscle memory. Also, revisiting the postures during the month helped mark progress – I was really surprised to see the difference between the first few classes compared to the last couple. I also notice a difference in my general daily living posture about 2/3 the way through this immersion. During the day it feels like I am naturally standing and sitting a bit straighter, and my shoulders are resting comfortably further down by back. In my book – that is a bigger win than I ever anticipated.

    • matt

      thank you so much for the clear review. I am happy you enjoyed the experience!

  5. Lenore Foster (verified owner)

    After the wonderful experience with my first immersion (arm balances), I knew that I wanted to learn about heart openers from Matt. Backbends typically bother my low back and S-I joint, so I tend to avoid them. After learning 3-part cobra, a technique that he taught us over and over again until it became ingrained, I have no pain at all, only freedom. YES! This technique can be applied to ANY backbend. As my body learned to open up (and not fear backbends) I also found my energy increased. There’s an energetic “high” to backbends that is delicious! I love the progression of these immersions: from foundation, to simple poses to more complex poses. Matt encourages us to listen to our bodies and that it’s not the pose that matters, but rather the opportunity to learn about our strengths, weaknesses and limitations. I love that. These immersion are great value for the amount learned!

  6. Dionisia P (verified owner)

    The wealth of information provided in this immersion is priceless, and I love that I can go back to revisit it all whenever I’d like. The community support was extremely helpful as well. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to teach, or just to deepen your own practice.

  7. Trisha Curling (verified owner)

    This was my first immersion with Matt and I was completely blown away by the experience. It completely transformed the way that I approach my practice. I love that I have continued access so that I may come back to these practices anytime I wish. I’m so grateful I took the step to invest in deepening my practice.

  8. Jessica Severs (verified owner)

    This one was one of my favorite immersions. I’m still going back and retaking these classes. At the end of the month I actually achieved a king cobra which I’ve been working towards for a long time. I just feel so much more open now in all of my backbends.

  9. molly.tschang (verified owner)

    I’m doing this again and it’s even more amazing! For sure a must have to refer back to. With Matt’s expert guidance I was able to achieve the peak postures and surprised myself 🙂

  10. Devra Kiewit (verified owner)

    Another beautiful immersion and another one I will be enjoying on repeat. My backbends are deeper, more open since doing this immersion and I love how I feel after each class. The progression of poses accompanied by Matt’s amazing instruction leads to heart opening that is safe, strong and joyous. I did this series along with the arm balance series and am so happy to have ongoing access to these classes, they have brought a huge improvement in my body awareness and overall improvement in my practice.

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HEART OPENERS

ONLINE CLASSES FOCUSED ON YOGA BACKBENDS

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DISCOVER THE JOY OF BACKBENDS

The May 2021 Immersion focuses on providing you with the necessary techniques to develop your body awareness for pain-free yoga backbends. Some of the postures you will develop are

  • Cobra Pose, Bow Pose, Camel Pose
  • Wild Thing, Dancer Pose, Chapasana
  • Full Wheel and its variations
  • King Cobra, King Pigeon, King Dancer

Through this yoga immersion focused on backbends, you will find a new relationship with your body and ultimately feel better on a daily basis. Another name for backbends is heart openers, which conveys an opening rather than a bending. This subtle difference in language is important, as it reveals techniques to unlock the spine rather than bend it. That said, I use the terms interchangeably since you may know these yoga poses under one or the other category.  This immersion is aimed at helping you feel good inside and out, cultivating strength, flexibility and awareness!

$148.00

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THE IMMERSION EXPERIENCE

Are you interested in developing your practice and taking it to the next level? Do you want to learn the techniques that will cultivate that greater freedom in your yoga and backbend practice? With 12 online yoga classes focused on backbends — heart openers — you will awaken to new possibility in your practice! Together we will practice the techniques that will increase your range of motion, strength and proprioception.  Want me to take a look at a part of your practice to get feedback? NO Problem, with our private Facebook group you are welcome to ask questions, post video snippets for me to assess and connect with the community. You get lifetime, anytime, anywhere access. After the class goes live, you will be able to tune in and watch as much as you would like!

 

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FAQs

HOW DOES IT WORK?

When you sign up for the immersion, you will gain access to an exclusive members area of theyogimatt.com. When you are logged in, you will have access and be able to watch both the livestream that day and any previously aired livestreams from that month.

ARE THERE RECURRING PAYMENTS?

NO. You are paying for access to 1 month of classes; after that, you will be provided a discounted rate should you want to continue practicing regularly. You will NOT be automatically billed. THIS IS A 1-TIME PAYMENT that gives you access to the classes in the respective month that you purchase.

IS THIS TOO ADVANCED FOR ME?

Matt specializes in teaching ALL levels of yoga practices, providing modifications and options throughout each class. These immersions are suitable for anyone with 1-3 months of yoga practice or more. You do not need to have a regular practice, nor do you need to be flexible or strong. First-time yogis are welcome so long as you have no major injuries. Each class focuses on a different yoga pose so we gain a greater understanding of our body within the asana practice.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ONLINE YOGA CLASSES WITH MATT

Matt‘s classes are phenomenal- if you ever have the ability to practice with him, make use of it!! He has a very unique talent of combining anatomy, yoga philosophy and his own perspective into a super intense package of knowledge which is fun AND easy to understand. I enjoyed the April immersion a lot as it was a great way of deepening my own practice and broadening my horizon, especially as the lifetime access allows you to take classes
as often as you want- trust me, you will want to take them again! I cant wait for next month’s classes and highly recommend everyone to take the May pass and joining in on the journey.

~Nadja Kyra King - @nadja_kyra

Matt’s April pass was a journey. It was more than just the physical exploration of my practice but also helped me explore my spiritual practice. It was very nice to have a consistent practice during this time of uncertainty. If you are looking for a practice to ground yourself I would highly recommend exploring the Live Immersion of the Month.
~Amanda Barnes Salowsky

Covid_19 bought Matt into my home and my yoga practice. This last month I have learn’t so much it has deepened my practice and my understanding of the anatomy & biomechanics and how we use both in every asana we practice. He has also helped in my teaching, ie asking my students to think about the foot as a tripod “big toe, pinkie toe, heel ” I never imagined I would learn so much from the immersion.

~Debbie, @the_joyofyoga

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Let’s open up together, rise to our potential, awaken our flexibility and take care of this magnificent body that we are living in. See you on the mat!

 

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