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. 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
2. Yoga For Leg Strength
Yoga is a great way to develop strength in your legs. In this video, Celest will guide you through a series of yoga poses to strengthen and tone your leg muscles. Developing strength in your legs will help to improve all of your standing yoga poses and enable you to progress with your practice.
3. Beginner's Flow Practice
Full sequence of stretches for a comprehensive beginner's practice. Align your spine, open the hips and hamstrings, strengthen your core and connect with your breath.
4. Basic Sun Salutation
Quick instructions on how to do the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara).
5. 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.
6. 15 Min Yoga for Chest and Shoulders
This is a sequence designed to open up the chest and shoulders.
7. Yoga and Pilates Fusion: Strong Toned Glutes
Get ready to build long and lean glutes with Grokker expert Tammy Mittell. By utilizing techniques found in both yoga and the pilates method, this powerful, yet effective practice will target your entire backside. Don't be surprised if you feel this one in your core the next day as well! That's the beauty of the pilates method at work.
8. The Beginner's Guide to Yoga - My First Vinyasa Flow
Welcome to this absolute beginners flow, the perfect place to start your yoga journey. Using the beginners yoga poses learned in Michael's first two classes, you will be taken through a gentle and informative flow to introduce you to the practice of yoga. Grab a mat, some comfortable clothing, and get ready for your First Vinyasa Flow.
9. Introduction To Sun Salutations
The Sun Salutation is a series of 12 postures performed in a single, graceful flow. Each movement is coordinated with the breath. In this video, Celest will show you a basic sequence and key poses of the Sun Salutation that will form the foundation of an ongoing yoga practice.
10. Balance 101
Develop a stronger foundation. Balancing can be challenging for beginners, and can become a struggle as we age. In this Grokker Premium video, join Vinyasa Expert, Laura Burkhart, to strengthen critical stabilizers and find ease in these more challenging postures. The class will be well round touching on a variety of postures, but will pay particular attention to vriksasana (Tree Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) and Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose).