Neutral is Powerful with Matt Phippen

Neutralize the mind and body with Matt Phippen in these five, 25-minute classes.
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Overview

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the highs and lows of life? Neutralize the mind and body with Matt Phippen in these five, 25-minute classes. Nestled deep in the forest of Squaw Valley, this soothing series works both sides of the body, beginning and ending with neutralizing poses to restore balance.

About

Matt Phippen
Matt Phippen

Matt Phippen is a yoga teacher, bodywork instructor, and massage therapist. His unique style of teaching combines the precision of Iyengar with the creative flow of vinyasa to create fun and intelligent sequencing. Matt describes himself as a constant learner and avid student, and he is passionate about bringing his students a broad range of learning experiences.

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Day 1: Foot Forward (with Music)

01: Day 1: Foot Forward (with Music)

Our feet carry us through life—let's nourish them with them with the attention they deserve. Begin this foot-focused class with a juicy toe stretch, followed by a few rounds of Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) to wake up the rest of the lower body. Find your peak pose in Camel, allowing your chest to shine forward all while maintaining a deep-rooted connection to the earth. Practice ends on your back as you use a strap to flush out any remaining tension. Recommended Props: One or two blocks, strap, and blanket.

27 min
Day 1: Foot Forward (without Music)

02: Day 1: Foot Forward (without Music)

Our feet carry us through life—let's nourish them with them with the attention they deserve. Begin this foot-focused class with a juicy toe stretch, followed by a few rounds of Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) to wake up the rest of the lower body. Find your peak pose in Camel, allowing your chest to shine forward all while maintaining a deep-rooted connection to the earth. Practice ends on your back as you use a strap to flush out any remaining tension. Recommended Props: One or two blocks, strap, and blanket.

27 min
Day 2: Goodness to the Glutes (with Music)

03: Day 2: Goodness to the Glutes (with Music)

The legs are a complex body part—in this class, we focus solely on stretching the calves and glutes. Begin with Child’s Pose (Balasana) and Cat-Cow variations, followed by more intricate stretches to soothe and open the leg muscles. Class ends with restorative stretching and soothing propwork to ease your transition into savasana. Recommended Props: Two blocks, strap.

28 min
Day 2: Goodness to the Glutes (without Music)

04: Day 2: Goodness to the Glutes (without Music)

The legs are a complex body part—in this class, we focus solely on stretching the calves and glutes. Begin with Child’s Pose (Balasana) and Cat-Cow variations, followed by more intricate stretches to soothe and open the leg muscles. Class ends with restorative stretching and soothing propwork to ease your transition into savasana. Recommended Props: Two blocks, strap.

28 min
Day 3: Powered & Peaceful (with Music)

05: Day 3: Powered & Peaceful (with Music)

Strengthen and send energy to the lower body in this leg-focused flow! Class encompasses a series of heat-building asana, including supported Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana III), hamstring coils, Goddess (Utkata Konasana), and more. Finish with upward facing bow and seated forward fold to release any remaining tension. Recommended Props: Two blocks.

23 min
Day 3: Powered & Peaceful (without Music)

06: Day 3: Powered & Peaceful (without Music)

Strengthen and send energy to the lower body in this leg-focused flow! Class encompasses a series of heat-building asana, including supported Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana III), hamstring coils, Goddess (Utkata Konasana), and more. Finish with upward facing bow and seated forward fold to release any remaining tension. Recommended Props: Two blocks.

23 min
Day 4: Luxurious Legs (with Music)

07: Day 4: Luxurious Legs (with Music)

Reach your way into delicious equilibrium as you open the fronts of the legs. Combining quad stretches, side, stretches, and more, this flow allows even the tightest of bodies to access newfound flexibility. Peak in Dancer and surprise yourself with your strength and grace. Recommended Props: Two blocks

27 min
Day 4: Luxurious Legs (without Music)

08: Day 4: Luxurious Legs (without Music)

Reach your way into delicious equilibrium as you open the fronts of the legs. Combining quad stretches, side, stretches, and more, this flow allows even the tightest of bodies to access newfound flexibility. Peak in Dancer and surprise yourself with your strength and grace. Recommended Props: Two blocks

27 min
Day 5: Open Heart, Open Mind (with Music)

09: Day 5: Open Heart, Open Mind (with Music)

Peel back the shoulders and spread the heart in this chest and back focused flow. Begin with gentle prop work to massage the shoulders open, followed by forward folds and lunges. Complete your practice with side stretches and twists for maximum elongation. Neutrality is restored. Recommended Props: Two blocks, strap.

27 min
Day 5: Open Heart, Open Mind (without Music)

10: Day 5: Open Heart, Open Mind (without Music)

Peel back the shoulders and spread the heart in this chest and back focused flow. Begin with gentle prop work to massage the shoulders open, followed by forward folds and lunges. Complete your practice with side stretches and twists for maximum elongation. Neutrality is restored. Recommended Props: Two blocks, strap.

27 min