In Vinyasa, we practice breath initiated movement. Class pace is aerobic, fluid, and challenging for beginners. There is a strong emphasis on delicate transitions, with steadiness and ease recognized as elements of graceful movement. Refined movement through powerful postures create integrated strength, flexibility, and a kick butt workout.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Move for Stress Relief by Julie Montagu
1. Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Understanding Closing Sequences
Welcome to the final technique video of Michael James Wong's Beginner's Guide to Yoga. This class is designed to take you through the finishing sequence, which includes poses like pigeon pose, shoulder stand, and corpse pose, or shavasana. These poses are all amazing at relieving stress and alleviating tension throughout the body. Join Michael, and learn the secrets to perfect alignment in these basic postures.
2. Arm Balances and Inversions
Arm balances and inversions are a staple of a strong yoga practice. Bringing the head below the chest area, can stimulate our nervous system and boost energy levels through increased blood circulation. Join Celest for this enjoyable and energising introduction to inversions.
3. Harmony: Vinyasa Energy Flow
Move in harmony! This 6th part in the 6 part series will incorporate all of the previous elements to align and harmonize our physical and energetic body. Emphasize the harmony within through breath, meditation, and movements that support balance to our Solar/masculine and Lunar/feminine aspects with our Grokker Yoga Expert, Christy Evans. This Grokker Premium Video will inspire, uplift, and expand from a grounded, connected, and centered sense of Self. All Levels
4. Beginner Twists and Forward Folds
Interested in understanding the fundamentals of forward folds? Join Grokker yoga expert Celest Pereira in this beginner's guide. Forward folds are found in every yoga class, and are perfect for opening the hamstrings and releasing the lower back muscles. This short & sweet beginner's class is the perfect warming the body from head to toe.
5. Move for Balance
Practicing balance poses in yoga is a great way to improve focus and calm your mind. Physically, we strengthen and elongate our muscles, activate our core and align our body. Mentally, we are forced to be totally present in the here and now. In this Happy Yoga session, Julie will guide you through a series of dynamic balancing poses that will build strength in your body and remind you that emotional balance is well within your reach.
6. Short Heart Opening Yoga Class
This is a heart opening class that will include moves that will work your hips, legs, and arms.
7. Basic Sun Salutation
Quick instructions on how to do the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara).
8. The Beginner's Guide to Yoga - Learn the Basic Poses
In this pose tutorial Michael James Wong will guide you through a number of fundamental yoga postures and demonstrate how to perform the poses properly. You will try out a number of basic postures; Childs Pose, Downward dog, Upward-facing dog, High Plank, and Low Plank and you will learn the proper form and technique for each of the positions. Whether you're an absolute beginner wanting to learn the basics, or have a more advanced practice and are looking for a tune up, this class has something for everyone.
9. The Beginners Guide to Yoga: Lunges and Twists Flow
Welcome to the Beginner's Lunges and Twists flow with Michael James Wong. This class will integrate the skills learned in the previous class, The Basics of Lunges and Twists, and will deepen your understanding of some of the fundamentals poses of a yoga practice. Join Michael in this 30-minute flow, and feel your tension and stress melt away with this wonderful Lunge and Twist practice.
10. Detox Twist Vinyasa Flow
Through this beginnerdetox flow, twist and breathe to cleanse your body from the inside out. Kapalabhati, or the breath of fire, is a technique used to awaken digestion, stimulate abdominal organs, and ignite the respiratory system. Learn the foundational elements of mastering this breath practice within a challenging beginner's flow sequence. Celest Pereira will unveil critical insights to take your beginner routine to the next level.