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Workout of the Week
In Yoga with Weights workouts, we're focused on building strength, period! The kind of strength that's tough to build with just yoga alone, making yoga without weights easier for you! After a short Weighted Salutation, we dive in with a challenging Weighted Warrior Series followed by a Weighted Crescent Flow. This 22 minute workout really packs a punch!
Shot downtown on the east side, outside of an abandoned building, we take the focus back to building a strong and stable core. We jump right in with a little Cat & Cow, alternating between stretching our backs and engaging our abs. Then we dive into three very Core focused sequences, upping the ante with each. To break up each sequence we though in a Core HIIT drill. So, it's pretty much core from start to finish. One note: always take care of your back! If you feel at any point somethings too much, find a modification that works for you.
Cardio + Strength 8.23.2021
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.
In this weekly workout we turn the focus back to Yoga with Weights, which means we're focused on getting stronger, period! We dive right in with the weights, warming up both the upper and lower body. From there we make our way through 2 classic sequences, a Warrior Series followed by a Crescent Series. If you're short on time and want to get the most bang for buck with your workout, this is the class for you!
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!
Shot on the East Side under the FDR, in this class the whole point is to MOVE, from start to finish. We'll build up a very long sequence, stringing about 20 poses together on each side. We'll take it through slow the first time around, practicing the transitions, then run the sequence through four more times, each time a little faster. Poses in the sequence include Warrior One, Warrior Two, Triangle, Half Moon, Crescent & Warrior Three.
In this workout it's all about backbends! Rather than sun salutations, we kick class off with 'Chandra Namaskar', which means to salute the moon, warming up both the back of our bodies as well as the front gate. From there we dive deeper with a Warrior One/Lunge Sequence, creating space in out mid and upper spine. And we throw in several twists and Core Drills to balance our practice out!
Three Rounds 6.28.2021
In the Workout of the Week, we're playing the game of Three Rounds, where we break the class down into three different sections, each having a breathing exercise, short yoga flow, and a balance challenge. Our balance challenges today are Tree, Eagle & Standing Pigeon. See how focused you can be in each, keeping both your gaze and your breath steady. And if you fall out of the pose get back in, free from judgements!
Shot on the east side under the FDR, we bring the focus back to core with this Workout of the Week! Of course we'll do core-focused exercises, but we'll also learn to use our core to hold so many different yoga poses together, building stability and supporting our backs. I've also thrown in several core-focused drills to take things up a notch...or two! This is a great class to build strength and stability in the middle of your body :)
Bringing it back to Balance today! And I do a little bit of a balancing act myself, flying without a mat, with a 15 foot drop behind me. I know. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Today the real focus on transitions, very tricky transitions, maintaining our balance as we move from one pose to another. It's not the most relaxing workout, but you'll definitely come out feeling more balanced!
Shot under the FDR in midtown, in the Workout of the Week we're doing Yoga with Weights, which means we are focused on getting stronger, period. We kick off the workout with a 10 Minute Move, getting poses like Crescent, Warrior Three, Triangle & Half Moon in our bodies, preparing for when we add weights later. And please keep in mind as you make your way through this workout, if at anytime it feels like too much (especially on your back) please just drop the weights and do yoga without weights again, which is really just yoga :)
Strength + Core 11.27.2021
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!
The focus of this weeks 'Workout of the Week' is building flexibility. We hit the usual suspects (hamstrings, hips, quads, shoulders & backs), in that order. Think of building flexibility as a marathon, a very long and often painful endeavor. There is no shortcut to getting more flexible. And in each pose find your edge, that place your body literally stops you from going further. This is the place where we build real space and mobility.
In this workout we get our cardio on! We'll build up a very long sequence, stringing about 20 poses together on each side. We'll take it through slow the first time around, practicing the transitions, then run the sequence through four more times, each time a little faster. Poses you'll do are Crescent, Half Moon, Triangle, Side Plank, Warrior Three & a Lunge. The whole point is to MOVE, from start to finish!
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!
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 downtown on the east side, outside of an abandoned building (I know...but I couldn't help myself!) we take the focus back to building a strong and stable core. We jump right in with a little Cat & Cow, alternating between stretching our backs and engaging our abs. Then we dive into three very Core focused sequences, upping the ante with each. To break up each sequence we though in a Core HIIT drill. So, it's pretty much core from start to finish. One note: always take care of your back! If you feel at any point somethings too much, find a modification that works for you.
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!
Core + Flex 4.12.2021
Shot on my roof with the skyline of NYC as our backdrop, in this Hiit & Run Yoga Workout we have a dual focus, core & flexibility, one of my favorite combos! We kick things off standing, flowing through a few poses that we'll be holding later, focused on creating space and mobility in our hamstrings and shoulders. In between each sequence we dive into one minute Core-focused HIIT drill. It's a great combo, one of my favorite!
In this workout it's all about balancing on one leg. From Tree to Eagle to Rotated Half Moon, we practice keeping both our breath and gaze steady, helping to maintain our balance through tricky transitions. We also focus on creating clear anchors in each pose, from our hands to our feet to our fingertips!
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