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This class is designed with athletes in mind. Strengthen and stretch your hips, legs and shoulders so you can be ready to go out and play the sports you love. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket
I liked that I could study the video for answers to small problems I have with your instructions. For example, firming the upper arms in. I could see how you directed your yogis. Franklin actually taught me how to hop better. I like that I am in between a 1 and a 2 and can find calm in both. Namaste
Hi David, So great that you continue learning. Franklin is such a great role model....and I know inspire athletes to practice yoga. Warmest, Birgitte
I really enjoyed the mellow pace of this sequence with a beloved teacher that I spent so much time with, in person, in the past. No matter how advanced your practice may be, it is always good to slow down and bring your full attention to the actions of each pose and its accompanying breath: it's a reminder of how to be mindful and practice safely.
Hi Mary, So very nice to get your feedback here. Thank you so much. Love to you, B
The classification level of this class was irrelevant to me, it was exactly what I needed for my tight shoulders and calves, without being super intense or athletic! Perfect Saturday class!
Hi Samantha, So glad to hear. Thank you for your feedback. Namaste, B
A lot of the comments said that this is more of a level one class, and I couldn't disagree more strongly. My boyfriend, who's only done three yoga classes in his life, could barely make it through.
That being said, don't do this class if you're brand new to yoga. If you're looking for a solid 1/2 class that gets into your hamstrings/core and does quite a few vinyasas, enjoy!
Hi Molly, I very much appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much. There is no way for them to say level 1/2, so if is a bit stronger than a level one they simply say level 2. Namaste, Birgitte
You’re so welcome! It was a lovely, challenging class!
Lots of long holds, and quite a few vinyasas throughout. Definitely get props if holding virasana for a while is uncomfortable (blocks or possibly a folded blanket). A strap is really useful too for tight shoulders and for the supine hamstring stretch towards the end. There is a nice crow in the middle of the sequence.
Solid, little slower than what might used to, practice. Agree not a true 2, but because its slower and you hold longer and more mindful, it's a solid one!
I really enjoyed this class and got an excellent workout from it. I am a runner and a biker and use yoga as a supplement source in between my runs and bike rides. Birgitte is an exceptional instructor and I love how detailed she is. I will definitely do this class again knowing whether you are a Level 1 or Level 2 that you can push yourself to your own limits! Loved this :)
I used to practice yoga on a near daily basis but have fallen off in the past two years. This class was perfect for re-introducing yoga into my life with her pose descriptions and easy flow. I agree that it could be more of a level 1 class, maybe a 1.5. It was quietly energizing and I feel like every part of my body got attention throughout.
I agree, the poses are mostly basic level 1 with the exception of crow and the side plank sequence. But this program, as in the description, is for athletes who use it to supplement their main sport and may practice once or twice a week. Transitions are slower paced. Slow flow, but it does build up a fire during the standing sequence.
I enjoyed her instruction - her voice is very calming and instructions were clear.
A great class with clear instruction. I think Birgitte is one of the most underrated teacher at YogaWorks...truly a hidden gem.
This is a perfect practice for after a long work day when you just can't make it to the studio. Beautifully paced. Feeling relaxed physically and mentally.
Although this is a good class, I believe it is more of a level one class, with maybe two level two poses thrown in. The teacher is very good and descriptive, but leans more towards very basic and slow queues. I appreciated the quietness of this class and her soothing voice.
Although I enjoyed the video very much, the pacing, poses and instruction are more reflective of a level 1 class. The instruction is very thorough, which is much appreciated.
Thank you for this peaceful class and calming words. It makes my day ; ))