In order to achieve handstand you need to have mobility in your hamstrings and hip flexors — the splits can help that process. This class utilizes blocks and downward-facing dog to get you into splits and create more space in your back body.
Patrick is based in Seattle, WA, and travels the world leading classes, workshops, and teacher training programs. Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers by Greatist & Sonima Live, his strong presence has allowed him to share yoga internationally over the last several years. He is the creator of Awakening Yoga and has been a Global Yoga Ambassador to Virgin Active. He has been featured in the London Times, Cosmopolitan UK, People Magazine, among others.
In 2019, he and Carling Harps opened Commune Yoga studio in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.
A Seattle-based yoga teacher, Carling is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and commitment to the growth of her students. Connecting individuals to the practice through intelligent and informed sequencing, compassionate, intentional adjustments, and relevant alignment instruction.
Carling’s teaching is designed to give students the tools and techniques to access their own unique body’s needs, create new connections and continue to find the center of themselves each time they step on their mats. As a balance to her regular classes, Carling is trained as a Doula and also specializes in prenatal yoga. She has been featured in and contributed writing to publications such as Yoga International, Mantra Magazine, and Yoga Digest. When she's not on the mat, you can find her hanging with her partner in crime Patrick, dreaming of Tokyo, singing along at local shows, and shopping for retro sneakers.
In 2019, she and Patrick Beach opened Commune Yoga studio in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.