Find time for your practice no matter how busy you get in part six of this series of quick energetic classes. Recommended props: 1 block
Beautiful practice with perfect cues and a calming but rigorous routine. Really nice for a short practice.
Yeah the tone is this class was a little aggressive--and his referring to grown women as 'girls' is distracting.
Dislike the arrogant, condescending style. Pushing people like that is bound to cause injury.
I like Vytas's clear instruction and encouragement. It's a level 2 class, it's supposed to challenge you. He is one of the main reasons I use Yogaworks. I don't find his tone condescending, it's casual. Female instructors also call female practitioners "girls" - I don't see the problem. Same if it was a female instructor calling male practitioners "boys" - I don't think anyone would be offended. I do have an issue with the sound glitches in this video though. It could be fixed in post-production, but obviously it's not a priority with hundreds of other videos available.
Such a great, quick practice. I love Vytas and his classes
I don't agree with the negative feedback about Vytas' instruction style. I am not offended, and like his direct style. I feel challenged and motivated, and don't mind his way of pushing students to challenge themselves a bit more. I wish there were more instructors who taught in such a clear and direct manner.
My favorite instructor: stretch and strength. easy to follow instructions, incorporating breath. really motivating.
You can really count on Vytas to get a lot of good yoga in during these short classes
Vytas' attitude and style of teaching is what makes him Vytas. A lot of people like him just the way he is. And if you don't, here is a suggestion - move on to another class and teacher. YW has plenty of teachers for all tastes. If all teachers behaved the same, in a way that pleasing to everyone, it would be a colorless blah
Isn't yoga supposed to be inclusive and all about finding yourself and what works for you? Why does he constantly tell the girls, "come on, you can do better than that", "that's not an inch" etc. I like his classes but not him. I do them first thing in the morning and it leaves me with a yucky negative feeling.
nice sequence but I agree with others who note the instructor sounds condescending...not just the "girls" comments, but the way he berated them a few times. Might work for some, but I found it more discouraging than motivating.
I would love it if this was saved as part of a journey or collection. That way I could access the entire series quickly rather than having to search, etc.
This was a great sequence. I feel like I got a good workout in a short period of time.
I will admit I postponed watching this for a while because of the comments on Vytas being condescending. After watching it I have mixed feelings. At first I thought it was condescending but not because of the 'girls' mentions. I just thought perhaps he should have offered the one student some modifications instead of calling her out so often. Then the more I thought about it I realized it's often good to have someone pushing us beyond our comfort zone and that's how we improve. Either way, I'll definitely be watching this again as well as the rest in the series.
Good quick class, I find difficult to like the instructor although I like the secuence, but everyone is different.
I love Vytas's style. It's like yogi meets drill sergeant. Not at all offended by any "girls" talk-- didn't even notice it. I find Vytas relatable, motivating, and sincere. He's the reason I keep coming back to My Yoga Works.
I'm also a huge Vytas fan, and he is the reason I joined Yogaworks after following his classes on Beachbody. The thing that's bothering me a bit, is that I've noticed that his tone/remarks are different when he's coaching male and female students. I don't mind his drill sergeant tone at all, but it verges on condescension when directed at these "girls".
He packed a lot of good and effective poses in 20 minutes! Great class to squeeze in a busy day. I didn't really notice he calling them "girls", I think he did in a very casual way, not condescending. Completely normal in my opinion.
I agree that there is a problem with the sound, but otherwise this is a great class for a short practice. Calling participants "girls" really does not bother me and I always find Vytas very encouraging, in a more honest way than many other instructors. But most important of all: I love the way his classes are built, with strong, but not difficult movements. To me the movements and the flow are the most important things in a yoga class - and here they are well put together. And by the way, I do not mind being called a "girl" myself, even at 50+.
Decent quick class but did not like the instructor's attitude at all - not up to yoga works standards
I agree with Jen and Jill's comments. I also really like Vytas' classes but I kept cringing when he called the participants 'girls.' Some feed back would be to use their names or call them women in the future.
And then some wouldn't like to be called "women". I know I wouldn't. But then there is no end to it. Someone will always be offended until it's completely bland and neutral. Let's remember that women and girls were not even allowed to practice yoga in the past and be grateful for the girl-power we have in our life time.
I like Vytas' classes, they are the best workouts, but calling the students "girls" is a bit of a turnoff. Let's call them by their names how about?
Fantastic class. It's perfect if you want a decent workout but don't have more than twenty minutes.
He was a bit condescending in this one.
Im using my ipad to view the videos and they wont rotate to landscape orientation.... very annoying because the video is too small...Perhaps someone techy can look into this... other than that i really enjoyed doing the online class.
Love the class and I'm so glad Vytas is doing more "Don't have the time" classes. They are all great! The only problem is the sound is a little choppy and there is a part where the sound cuts out for a few moments, losing some instruction.
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