christiane-saar

Christiane Saar

Christiane Saar

Dru Yoga Teacher Trainer

As a Dru Yoga teacher trainer, I'm passionate about health and wellbeing and how to improve it using simple and powerful tools of Dru Yoga. I'm based at...

Alive, awake & focused

 -   & 
Joshna Patel
Duration: 
55 mins

Fire up your focus!

This combination of the Eagle pose and the Inner Fire sequence are designed to fire up energy levels to help maintain a calm, focused and centred mind. Energy Block Release 2 is a perfect preparation as it acts as a total body mobiliser; freeing the spine, opening all the energy pathways to allow optimum movement of fluids, and prana. This session will give your mind a burst of freshness and help keep mind, thoughts and emotions at their optimum!

The effect of the programme will be further enhanced by your awareness of being amidst the strength and vitality of the trees that surround Joshna and Christiane. As you go through Energy Block Release 2, feel tensions and tiredness seeping away and being transformed by the lush and powerful earth beneath you. Let go and enjoy the healing effect of the environment you are in. The body-prep movements will stretch the piriformis and so help enhance the Eagle pose.

Now as you enjoy the Eagle itself, imagine you are this great bird - dynamic, focused, determined and single minded in what you want to achieve in your life. By practicing the Inner Fire sequence together with the appropriate body preparations, you'll be able to now drink in the prana of the forest, access the ancientness of the trees and touch the core of who you are – and your innermost fire.

Once you have completed the process, the journey, take a moment to reflect and be still. You are now ready to enter into the next moment with a gentle yet profound energy that will keep you focused and clear in what lies ahead.

1. Activation


2. EBR 2


3. Piriformis stretch


4. Garudasana


5. Hamstring stretch


6. Inner Fire Sequence
7. Relaxation

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29 Jun, 2017
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4evermywillow
Lovely class and beautiful demonstration of the Eagle posture through modification to full pose.
27 Jun, 2017
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Jcarling
Beautiful practice - I really enjoyed it and feel ready to face the day! Namaste.
21 Mar, 2017
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michele.reyns
I so love your lessons Christiane ! And your activations, such beautiful flow, an inspiration for my own lessons, thank you !
8 Feb, 2017
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Raisinloaf
Beautiful class - just what I needed today and a great reminder of modifications for Garudasana.
8 Jun, 2016
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natasha@balanci...
One of my most favourite classes. Love the Inner Fire Sequence....brings back very happy memories of when I attended a Dru Open Class at the Yoga Show in about 2008/9 and Shona taught this sequence. Such an amazing feel good feeling after it....It was at that moment I decided to train as a teacher. Happy memories xx
7 Jun, 2016
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Kayostell
Think this is one of my favourite classes, beautifully explained, great pace. Thank you.
15 May, 2016
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Diane Malpass
Thank you Christiane and Joshna for a most enjoyable session. The variations on Garudasana were welcome change and I enjoyed my dear friend Joshna sharing the power of the Inner Fire Sequence too.
6 Jan, 2016
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Jo
Beautiful, thank you both xx
1 Nov, 2015
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HeatherB
Lovely class, thank you. Just back to my yoga after illness and it feels good! Enjoyed trying a less familiar pose with the preps beforehand.
22 Sep, 2015
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liz23
excellent class thank you - loved the pace and the beautifully clear instructions
3 Sep, 2015
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Dthorne_ot@yaho...
A lovely class, just what I needed today:) thankyou x
25 Aug, 2015
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kath
lovely class
4 Aug, 2015
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joyousjulie
Lovely class. Beautiful inner fire sequence. The detailed explanation of variation on Garudasana and body preps has really helped with my class planning...lovely reminders, thank you x
3 Jun, 2015
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AileenEmery
Great class! I loved the flow and the gentle introduction to Garudasana. Lovely location too - I almost felt like I was in the woodlands with you. Very calming.
23 May, 2015
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juliescarff
Lovely class. Really enjoyed the Eagle Pose-not one I've really practised before.Thank you
23 May, 2015
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tkp1
Hi, just doing a charity day today At tamauraretreat Norfolk, its for an orphanage in Peru, this is the practice we are going to enjoy today. it is good for all levels Thank you for the Help Tanya Pearlson
22 Apr, 2015
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Linda Griffiths
Fabulous class, left me feeling great and Anoushka's voice is very clear and yet very soothing, thank you xx
18 Apr, 2015
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juliemolyneux
Really enjoyed the flowing nature of this class. Great start to a sunny Saturday. Thank you. x
14 Apr, 2015
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Sue Penning
Really enjoyed this class...thankyou.
10 Apr, 2015
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Lovely combination of EBR and eagle pose! And great to see Christiane and Joshna online! Thank you for a reviving class at the end if a busy week!
7 Apr, 2015
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Rosie Mead
Thank you, your class was lovely and refreshing, Christiane and Joshna. Inspiring location in that healing woodland too! Great commentary by Jane - thanks to you too!

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