The Yoga Harbor is Torrance, California's, dedicated yoga studio. We help busy people live un-busy lives. We are more than a website. When you join, you get access to interactive classes with real teachers eager to meet you.
A harbor is a place to find shelter, often protected from rough water by piers. Piers are the structural supports that withstand impact. Similarly, a yoga practice is a safe haven to recharge, and a Pilates practice builds structural support around that practice. Led by renown teacher Keary Ann Bixby, these 20 classes seamlessly complement your yoga practice, incorporating the energy of yoga with the physical work for which Pilates is known.
14-Minute "Core Fix" Mat Pilates with Keary Ann Bixby
This 14-minute mat Pilates session will get you warmed up and moving. Add extra repetitions to advance the workout and/or repeat it for a longer class. Feel free to add hand weights or ankle weights as well!
This 22 min fundamental review is perfect for those who want to get a bit more out of their current online fitness. These basic adjustments will help you in both your Pilates mat classes as well as all other online or group class movement. You might find a lot more description and verbiage but co...
Everyone loves a little lunge work! Check out this 26 min Pilates-ish movement session geared towards static exercise in the legs and more dynamic movement in the hips, trunk, and shoulders. Advance with hand weights during the core and lunge work.
23-minute Pilates-ish Practice - Opening Your Trunk with Keary
This 23 min video puts a huge emphasis on upper torso & ribcage mobility. If you suffer from a tight upper back and neck this workout will help tremendously. Please note: if you are really tight, take your time during the movement and don't push to the end range of the exercise. Also, taking ...
33-Minute Pilates-ish with Keary - Total Body Program
A well rounded, total body program with both extension and lateral movement that will make your body smile. Just over 30 min, this video won't need props, but l cue when you can use them in case you do have props by your side. Also, I forgot to frame for the ending leg work... but you can see eve...
36-Minute Pialtes with Keary - Total Body with Ball
This 36 min video is total body! Use the mini exercise ball to gain more access to the inner thighs and deep abdominals. Don't have a mini ball, try a slightly deflated volleyball or any kids ball laying around the house or garage.
This exercise band infused 40 min mat Pilates class will give you that arm and upper back/shoulder work you've been looking for in your movement sessions. Grab your mini ball, theraband, and meet me on the mat!
40-Minute Pilates-ish with Keary - Hip & Shoulder Mobility
This 40 min mat session brought out all kinds of creativity with the loop exercise band. There is plenty of hip abduction and shoulder mobility in this full body program. No band, no problem. Plenty available for those with just a mat on hand. Enjoy!
30-Minute Pilates-ish with Keary - Standing Leg Work
I'm taking the Pilates reformer standing leg work to the floor. This 30 min video offers cardio by sliding the feet across the floor during the exercises. Grab your hand/ankle weights to advance the moves in this class. If you are looking for more stability, practice next to the couch, table, or ...
In second of our 4-week series introducing the principles of Pilates, Keary breaks down the concept of FLOW. She'll give you plenty of cues to help you understand how to marry your breath to movement in the Pilates practice.