Always drawn to sports and being physically active, Dice played hockey and baseball in his younger years. Later in high school he wrestled, ran cross-country and played tennis. After graduating from UCLA in the summer of 2007, he found himself trying a yoga class at City Yoga in Los Angeles. Enter HANDSTANDS. As soon as he saw the world upside down, his life had changed and the world as he knew it would never be the same. Yoga found its way into his soul and it made a home there. Shortly after he found yoga, Dice decided to take one step further and complete a yoga teacher training. Why not teach what you love? Upon completion of his teacher training at City Yoga in April of 2008, he dove in headfirst and began teaching.
Dice likes to be on his hands, upside down in an inversion or playing with arm balances. Expect them in his classes! The challenge that they offer builds confidence and strength, but more than anything they are just fun to try. Yoga made him feel like a kid again…playing on his hands and feet, where falling was part of the game. The playful aspect of yoga is just as important as its disciplined aspect. It is the balance between the two that makes yoga…yoga. If anything else, yoga helps to bring awareness to one's own body. This awareness is the balance of the body and mind. Dice's goal is to help his fellow yogis bridge the gap between the two. Be prepared to sweat, work, play and have fun on your mat!
This flow is for yogis who are looking for an energizing practice that isn't too strenuous on the body or mind. This class focuses on opening the front-body using variations of Sun C and creating heat and space without challenging Chaturangas, Down Dogs, or Upward Facing Dogs. Finish your practice in modified Pigeon, Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, and Knees to Chest. This class was previously streamed on July 14, 2021. Props Suggested: 2 blocks.
This sweaty, advanced flow honors the traditional sequencing of a classic Vinyasa practice while also offering modifications and room for non-traditional exploration. Move through modified versions of vinyasas, Surya Namaskars, and poses including Chair, Pyramid, Eka Pada Koundinyasana I, and Bridge Pose. This class was previously streamed on July 19, 2021.
This Vinyasa practice features steady movement with minimal postures and a heavy focus on Sama Vritti Pranayama, a calming breathing technique used to quiet the mind. Note that this flow does not include any Down Dogs, Up Dogs, or Chaturangas. Begin seated and focusing on your inhales and exhales, then Sun Salutations, Table Top Cat-Cows, Tiger Curl Pose, Half Monkey Pose, then Pigeon Prep and supine Spinal Twists. This class was previously streamed on July 15, 2021.