Focus on functional poses in this class aimed at setting you up for a long and fruitful practice that will last for years to come.
My new fav. Thank you Vytas. Can always count on a great practice with your guidance.
Hands down one of my favorite classes. I’ve been practicing yoga for years and always find myself coming back to this class for its unique approach.
I love this. I have been practising for twenty years. This approach is so refreshing. Thank you.
Love the choice of movements and his instructions and it's just the right length. No vinyasas! Yay!
Clear instruction, long holds to build strength, and a great sequence to build heat and flexibility in the body. Vytas is an incredible instructor that will educate and challenge you!
Sooo goood :D til the very end. Also really appreciate the humor mixed in hahaha...
I felt very strong and centered after this class.
I liked the "non-traditional" poses.
Vytas was very clear with instructions without being too much.
Class really is functional. Good cadence & flow.
Loved this. For a long time after I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella caused by hypotonia, I avoided yoga entirely dismissing it as "bad for my body." It is only after coming across a new wave of yoga teachers that emphasize strength over flexibility that I've been able to add it back into my routine. I've missed it so much and am truly grateful to teachers like Vytas and classes like this. I know now that I can safely practice yoga for the rest of my life.
Great instructor, great class, love it
I absolutely love all of Vytas’ classes! He is the reason I subscribe to My Yoga Works. Thank you!
REALLY GREAT. WELL ROUNDED!
Vytas' videos are always amazing. His comment on non-traditional salutations (in this video it's squatting/standing/sitting) being beneficial, functional, and just as spiritual as traditional sun salutations is EVERYTHING. This truly is a practice focused on functional movement and left me feeling open and at peace. Also, thank you so much for throwing a camel pose in there, this pose is amazing and so under utilized. Thank you for another great practice that I will keep in heavy rotation!
I love the premise of this class. Learned more about my body.
Innovative creative class. Would like to see more teachers offer non-vinyasa yoga. As I age I understand the wisdom of Iyengar. Loved this. Namaste
I’m 66 and very arthritic, and earlier encounters with Vytas not as positive, but he has become one of my favorite instructors. I like his voice, his tone, the detail of his instruction and his philosophy. I have been taking classes with YogaWorks long enough that I have stopped pushing myself too far and I take breaks when I need them - mostly child’s pose to catch my breath! - and use props without negatively judging myself. I consider myself a level 1-2, but I can do enough of this that I get a really good workout.
Great for the physical body and mind. Very nonjudgmental, and accessible to all bodies.
This class was awesome because it was challenging without me feeling like I was going to not be able to walk the next day. I think my physical therapist would love this because it focuses on what's natural for the body versus pushing it in the name of some cool yoga move. Would recommend this to all levels!
Hit every spot just right and efficiently. Thank you.
Quick, simple and efficient. Love it!
First class with Vytas -loved it. Slow, steady, stamina. I very much appreciate the basic focus of the class, as well as the view that deepening one's practice comes about through refinement, not necessarily new and crazy poses. A new move for me was the revolved squats - really stretched my back just where I need it without lying on the floor or putting my foot up on furniture - good one to have at work when I need it! Thank you!
Just what I needed! Thank you. Namaste <3
this class is like going to a driving lesson, if you've been driving for decades. plenty of good little reminders and really strength and heat-building to either begin the day or get out some exhaust out at the end of one. adding to playlist!
i should edit, before I make a long post.
i think you get the point.
as stated....straight forward "functional" movements. While I don't mind some other the yoga jargon; and some of the more challenging moves, I'd say this class would be perfect for athletes, across many sports, especially: running, soccer/football, rugby, swimming American football and so on (Or avid fitness folks) ,who might otherwise turn their noes's up at Yoga . Another good "function" for this class is a day like today....too HOT & HUMID to go outside for a run; and feeling low motivated altogether (despite a few extra cups of coffee ). This covers the bases in a quick and efficient manner. I appreciate the instructor's delivery ( NOT in a homophobic way), he's bit more manly and direct, for a lack of a better was of putting it. Again, why I think this would appeal to more Yoga-phobs . Now, I need to shut up and looks for more his classes. Cheers
Great practice! Vytas is one of my favorite instructors here at yoga works. He gives great direction and leaves space for quiet and focus as some of the holds and poses may get longer and harder. Always get a great session with his lead!
This class is awesome! As someone who grows tired of vinyasas (I have painful wrists and elbows from years of hairdressing) I found this to be challenging enough to build heat and strength while keeping me focused and calm. No repetitive chaturangas to bring stress to my wrists. Thank you Vytas!!
Loved this class! Great instruction! Thanks so much!
Just what I needed today!
Amazing! As someone who does a lot of weight and functional movement training, this class was an amazing release. My favourite class here yet.
Another amazing class from Vytas! Love the more functional feel. Basic poses with more focus. I was feeling sore and grouchy. Now I feel fine and calmer. Thank you Vytas!
Thank you Vytas - I seek out your classes - so great to see a new one.
Great way of approaching these poses and thinking about how our body moves.
A fun, well rounded flow class.
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