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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 a Beginners Plus class that will add a bit more challenge than you might otherwise be accustomed to. Don't forget that you are always free to take modifications, but feel free to push your edges. This class first aired on May 30th on Facebook Live.
Chris leads a thorough breakdown of lunge poses. Beginning in the reclined position, she methodically takes us through the various positions the body will be in and discusses the muscles and movements that are required.
Chris leads a progressive class towards the pinnacle peacock pose. This is a complex and challenging pose. Chris breaks down the components and builds gradually towards the final pose. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 28th.
In this class, Chris explores transitions. Moving up and down off of the ground, moving back and forth through lunge and other variations. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 26th.
Chris leads a class that builds up to eagle pose (garandasana). While the final pose may be challenging, attention is spent gradually building up to that pose. The pose is broken down in a manner that the pieces will be accessible to everyone regardless of whether you are able to experience the final pose. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 25th.
Chris leads an invigorating flow class. It egins with some pranayama and then Chris brings some twists and binds. For good measure, she throws in forearm stand, bird of paradise and wheel. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 24th.
Chris leads a sequence in which you will remain seated in the chair for the entire sequence. The class focuses on spinal mobility with a bit of hip stretching at the end. Because the movements are smaller, this class can be done in the middle of your day without any special props, clothing or preparation.
Chris leads us through progressions to chakrasana. A very gradual build-up to the final expression. The pose is a challenging transition and there are many pieces that are broken down here. Whether you achieve the final pose or not, you will find aspects to work on and challenge yourself.
Chris leads a short, shoulder-stretching session from the chair. This is a great sequence if you are working at a desk or if you have difficulty moving around a yoga mat. It does not require any special clothing or props.
This class has a focus on inner thighs and outer hips while visiting many of the standard yoga poses. The first half of the class is standing and we finish with some seated stretches. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 19th.
Chris leads a juicy slow flow. Starting off seated, waking up the body with simple movements. Taking those movements into lunge and standing positions. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 18th.
Gomukasana. Explore the mobility needed in the hips and shoulders in a detailed manner. Taking time to open up the joints and offering many modifications for those that are not yet as mobile.
The theme for this class is mudita, or celebrating joy. The sequence will challenge your balance with tree and half moon poses, it will challenge your upper body strength with crow and it will challenge your thigh mobility with middle splits. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 17th.
Chris themes this class on developing habits, using ritual and repeated action to reinforce positive behaviors. The practice is a good, general practice with some mobility, stretch and strengthening in the legs and torso. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 16th.
This pose can be challenging for many reasons. Chris leads us through a gradual progression to the final pose and offers many tools to help increase opportunity for success. You will explore body position, strength and flexibility needed for the pose. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 14th.
Chris leads a general beginner's plus class that starts with some seated mobility exercises, some of the more common yoga poses, a bit of balance challenge and ends with the opening of the hips and legs. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 12.
Chris leads a slow flow with a focus on the hips. Just because it is slow, doesn’t mean that it is easy. Beginning with moon salutes, this class evolves into a steady flow that includes bound skandasana, half moon pose and front splits. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 11th.
Looking at and breaking down half moon pose. This is a challenging pose and Chris begins all the way at the ground and gradually builds. With many steps and modifications, everyone will find some success. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 11th.
Where your attention goes, your energy flows. Chris leads a general level 1-2 flow with some deep stretches and arm balances. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 10th.
Building toward dragonfly pose. With lots of time spent building up the flexibility and testing the strength progressively, the option of full expression is offered to all who would like to try it. This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 30th.
Chris leads a fun class that focuses on twists. From seated, to lunges to standing balances and with different arm variations, you are sure to get a good understanding of how twists work with your body. This class first aired on Facebook Live on April 28th.
This class is all about the quads. Chris begins with some strengthening exercises which are great methods for finding and engaging those muscles. She then moves into stretching them. This class first aired on Facebook Live on June 8th.
Beginning with joint mobilization, Chris keeps the idea of mobility and range-of-motion as a priority throughout the class. With deep lunges, splits and squats, this class is sure to challenge both strength and flexibility. This class first aired on Facebook Live on June 7th.
Chris leads a broad-based, general beginners plus class. From low lunges to a bit of strengthening in side plank to some deep leg stretches, this class hits all the major points. This class first aired on Facebook Live on June 6th.
Chris leads a class that thoughtfully and intelligently builds up to front splits, or hanumasana. Starting off reclined, Chris opens up the hamstrings. She moves into some lunges and standing poses and progresses the stretch into the quads and calves until you are ready to explore the full split expression. This class first aired on Facebook Live on June 4th.
This class begins with a focus on the upper body, the neck, shoulders and torso. Chris takes us through some stretches seated, kneeling and then standing. She then moves into the lower body. She shows how to progressively increase the challenge so that everyone can work a bit. This class first aired on Facebook Live on June 2nd.
This class explores the details and breaks down pigeon pose. It moves progressively and gradually moves toward a more challenging pose so that those who are tighter or looking for more detailed instruction will have a lot of material to work with. This class first aired on June 1st on Facebook Live.
Chris leads a class that explores the concept of pratyahara and applies it throughout the class. Pratyahara is shutting down the senses and turning inward. The application of this concept includes longer held poses and longer periods of silence. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 9th.
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.
Spirited Flow. Theme of metta (loving kindness) towards the self and others. This class includes some pranayama and mudra meditation. The asana practice incorporates bound lunges, bound tree and bound forward fold. This class first aired on Facebook Live on May 3rd.
Chris leads a class that focuses on hamstring flexibility. She begins with some gentle stretch and offers increasing levels of challenge. This class first aired on May 2nd on Facebook Live.
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 27th.
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 23rd.
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.
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 20th.
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 Facebook Live on April 19th.
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.
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 first aired on Facebook Live on April 16th.
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 originally aired on Facebook Live on April 13th.
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 Facebook Live on April 12.
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 first aired on April 9th on Facebook Live.
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 9th.
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 originally aired on Facebook Live on April 7th.
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 first 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 6th.
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. This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 5th.
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. Originally aired on Facebook Live on March 30th.
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.
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. This class originally aired on Facebook Live on April 2nd.
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. Originally aired on Facebook Live on March 30th.
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.
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 on March 26th.
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. Originally aired on Facebook Live on March 26th.
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.