Strength (Livestream) 10.9.2021
So, we haven't done the 'hold the pose yoga' thing for quite a while! And to make up for lost time - we're making our way through a challenging sequence today! We kick things off by first flowing through poses we'll hold later, getting them in our bodies. Then we hold each of the poses we moved through, focused on alignment and building up our stamina. If you don't usually hold poses for too long, I really recommend this workout. It's nice to mix in with the Vinyasa, flow-y style classes! And we wrap things up with a little headstand fun :)
Strength + Core 5.31.2021
We play the game of '3 Rounds' in the focused Workout of the Week. Each round or section of the class includes a short yoga flow, followed by an Upper Body HIIT Drill, followed by a Core Focused HIIT drill. We then repeat the same format twice more with different flows and drills. This has become one of my favorite ways to practice yoga, it keeps you on your toes and mixes things up!
NYC Series Day 4: Strength
Welcome to Day 4! This had to have been the craziest shoot I had while filming this whole series. I didn't know it when I started, but the police were setting up a barricade blocking traffic. When all was said and done there were close to 50 cops all around me, I'm not sure how I managed to finish. Enjoy.
Strength 5.22.2021 Livestream
So, we haven't done the 'hold the pose yoga' thing for quite a while! And to make up for lost time - we're making our way through 2 challenging sequences, where we'll hold each pose, focused on alignment and building up our stamina. If you don't usually hold poses for too long, I really recommend this workout. It's nice to mix in with the Vinyasa, flow-y style classes!
Hawaii Series Day 7: Strength
With Diamond Head and Waikiki as our backdrop, in Day 7 we turn the focus back to strength, the kind of strength you build by holding poses longer that you want. We kick class in Down Dog, getting right to it. The focus of this workout is primarily building lower body strength, the first sequence is killer; Standing Split, Warrior One, Warrior Two, Reverse Warrior, Triangle & Extended Side Angle, kinda got exhausted just typing that. We get a short reprieve with side plank HIIT drills focused on the upper body, but today is definitely LEG DAY!
In this yoga workout the focus is on building strength, specifically upper body strength. We kick things off on our hands and knees, warming up the arms and shoulders. Then we dive into a couple upper body focused sequences, that not only build strength, but also stamina and stability. We do a little binding at the end once the shoulders and nice and warmed up!
Strength: NYC Series Day 11
I stumbled upon this location by chance with my daughters. We were riding our scooters downtown on the East River, turned a corner, and wow! There was this little oasis built on a pier with these giant swings. I couldn't resist. So Day 11, it's all about building stamina, the kind of stamina you build by holding poses longer than you want to.
Shot on a roof in the East Village, the focus for this weekly workout is building strength, specifically upper body strength! We kick things off standing, moving through a sun salutation, and then building up our first strength based sequence. The class really packs a lot in 25 minutes, with double chatturanga's, jump backs, and mountain climbers. Your upper body will definitely be feeling this one tomorrow. And maybe even the next day after that :)
Shot on the East Side of downtown New York City, in this Hiit & Run Yoga Workout we turn the focus to building strength and stamina. This class takes off like a rocket and we don't stop moving till it's over. WE play the double chatturanga game as well as complete 4 Mountain Climber HIIT drills. This workout is awesome and there's a lot of yoga packed into 30 minutes!
In this short weekly yoga workout, the focus in on building strength, stability & stamina! And the way we'll do that is by holding poses...probably longer than you (or I) want to hold them. It's one LONG sequence, and each pose we hold for approximately one minute. A few poses you'll be holding are Down Dog, Warrior One, Triangle, Half Moon & Plank. Good times!
Strength 3.13.2021 Livestream
In this Livestream Yoga Class the focus is on building strength, stamina and stability from head to toe. And the way we do that is by holding poses...probably longer than you're going to want to! We kick things off on our backs, the beginning of choice for March, taking a few moments to slow things down and focus on our breath. From there we flow for about 10 minutes, previewing poses that we'll be holding later. Then we go back and hold those same poses, adding in some challenging variations. Full disclosure, this isn't my favorite style of yoga to practice, I'd much rather move from pose to pose. But...it's in the holding of the poses that we build a specific kinda of strength, the kind you can't build in a gym with sets and reps. We also have three upper body focused drills...good times :)
As part of the schedule this week, in this workout we turn the focus to building strength and stability. And in this yoga class the way we'll do that is by playing a little 'hold the pose yoga'. holding poses longer than you, or I, want to! We go through a long sequence, holding each pose for about 45 seconds to a minute, alternating between upper and lower body focused poses. I have to be honest, this isn't my favorite 'way' to practice yoga, but it really does that job! Making those flow and Vinyasa classes feel like a big treat :)
Cardio + Strength 2.15.2021
In this Yoga Workout we have a dual focus, cardio and strength! We kick things off with a 10 Minute Move, building a long yoga sequence consisting of 12-15 different poses, flowing from one pose to the next. We take it through slow the first time, then run it through twice more at a faster pace getting our cardio on. Then it's all about 'Hold The Pose Yoga', where we hold many of the poses we flowed through with challenging variations, building strength, stamina & stability.
Strength + Flexibility 2.9.2021 Livestream
Today we have a dual focus in class, strength plus flexibility. We kick things off in Child's Pose, our beginning of choice for the month of February. Then after a quick warmup, we dive right in building strength and flexibility. In each sequence or rounds today, we first hold poses to build strength, and then we turn the focus to flexibility. There are three rounds total, first we focus on hamstrings, then hips and finally shoulders. The HIIT drills in class today are all upper body focused. Oh and this is all leading to Bird of Paradise at the end...good times! This was a great all around class, the combo of strength and flexibility was really sweet.
Lower Body Strength 2.1.2021
Leg Day!! Shot on the East Side under the FDR, today we keep the focus down low, building strength, stamina and stability in our lower body. We kick things off in a forward bend warming up the hamstrings. From there we it's all about Lunges, Crescent & Warrior Three. This is a VERY focused workout. If today is Leg Day for you, then I highly recommend it. It's short and really packs a punch!
2.1.2021 Quickie Upper Body Strength
In this Quickie Upper Body Strength Workout, we build stamina and stability in our upper bodies by holding poses longer than either you, or I, really want to hold them. We kick things off in Down Dog, warming warming things up. From there we hold Plank, Warrior One, Warrior Two, Reverse Warrior, Extended Side Angle & Triangle, with laser focus on keeping the arms strong and engaged the whole time. Then it's all about the 3 Upper Body Focused HIIT Drills at the end, jump backs, side planking, and plank to fore arm plank. This is a great short workout to focus on alignment while building your strength and stamina in the chest, triceps & shoulders!
Strength + Flexibility 1.30.2021
In this Livestream Yoga Workout we have a dual focus, strength & flexibility, divided into '3 Rounds'. Each round consists of a yoga flowing sequence, and upper body HIIT drill, and a flexibility focus. We kick things off seated with our eyes closes, taking a moment to find our breath and our center. From there we move into our 3 Rounds, first focused on strength and then flexibility in our hamstrings, hips & shoulders.
Upper Body Strength 1.25.2021
Shot downtown along the East River, under the FDR freeway, with this yoga workout we bring the focus back to strength, upper body strength. We kick things off in a Down Dog, warming up our arms and shoulders. From there it's all about building strength and stamina, moving through Plank, Chatturanga & Up Dog. With each pose that follows we again are building strength and stability, as well as a little flexibility for the shoulders. The Hiit Drills in this workout take everything up a notch or two, they're tough...but absolutely worth it! If you're looking to build upper body strength this is the class for you!