Continue Dan's series of only breath and pose cues in this energizing class that allows you focus on your practice and movement.
I cannot say enough about how much I love this class. Dan keeps talking to a minimum, which I find soothes away any chatter in my brain. The flow was well instructed without being too wordy. I felt strong and very calm after the class. I will definitely be practicing with Dan much more often!
Wonderful sequence, great stretches!
thank you. simple, less words allows the mind to focus on the body, he has a great style, reminiscent of a first teacher many many moons ago
Absolutely loved this mindful class. Thank you, Dan!
I have recently been very attracted to Dan's videos. I must say that they seem to be slightly more level 3 than level 2. Although, if you have a strong practice and would like to endeavor into more advanced poses these classes are phenomenal!
There are some arm balances I didn't expect to find in a level 2 class, but the quiet, focused style is a welcome change from the verbosity and grandiloquence of some other instructors. Thank you!
more like this please!!
I second that! :)
This series is wonderful -- quiet, contemplative, focused, solid. Yes, more of these please!
It is so exquisitely sequenced, the arm balances came naturally and nearly effortlessly. I am thoroughly enjoying this entire series.
YogaWorks - please post MORE of these. MORE!
Yes, more! Let's get a 1 hour less talking more doing practice, please :)
I did like the class, but several advanced poses with no modifications, cues or props makes it not really a level 2
Calming the way yoga should be. I feel rooted and energized too. Thank you, Dan.
But then I was like...I love it. I enjoyed the minimal chatter. The first few minutes of the class were unexpected, but then I enjoyed the poses. I will do this one again.
Really enjoyed this class. Minimal instruction in calm tone. A
great workout that heated me up and left me feeling stronger.
Will do this class again!
This was a great calming, stretching class. I played some soft yoga music along with this very peaceful and yet challenging class. Just what I needed, Thank you.
after taking this class I realized that during most chatty classes (in person or online), my mind is generally saying "shut up shut up shut" to the poor teacher.
I've never had a non-chattery class before. A welcome relief! It allows you to focus on what you're doing. Thank you.
This is perfect for those of us with many years of practice. We don't need the constant chatter! I had to modify about 50% of the poses, but so what? I know what I'm doing. I appreciated the quiet.
I completely agree with Seth. Dan’s classes are so refreshing and enjoyable precisely because there is less talking. I don’t understand why so many of the instructors feel the need for non-stop commentary. It is distracting, and highly preventative from doing the class again. I have my RYT200 through YogaWorks, and we were taught nothing extraneous as far as cueing. Which makes the constant chatter all the more puzzling. But love Dan’s classes!
Absolutely wonderful class and exactly what i was looking for tonight! This class is definitely going into my favorites and a go to evening practice - it stretches you in all directions and is perfect after a long day when your body craves movement even though you are short on time and/ or energy. Highly recommend!❤️
Absolutely love this "less talk, more doing" series, and Dan has a stillness and calmness about him that makes him the perfect guide for these. My only ask is that Dan includes more of the English names for the poses as well as the Sanskrit (which he did in the first of these classes)--I'm thinking of camel pose, specifically. Thank you!
This teacher is calming and seems nice, but this class is essentially a series of poses (not linked via vinyasa) that are a stretch. I would classify this beginner, except for the fact that because there isn't any cuing it actually might be difficult for someone new. Probably a good class if you like simple, slow stretches - but not if you want a strengthening vinyasa or interesting sequence.
Love Dan’s sessions not only because he comes from Chicago and from my teacher Gabriel back in the day but because I stumbled on to these videos of Less Talk and did the triple play, there’s three. I need to find a way to get an entire steaming platform of Dan doing similar series because they are so healing and let breath guide with his incredible clear guidance.
The Less Talking, More Doing series is my favorite on the site. Thank you, and please do more.
Yes, I'd like more too. Thank you :)
What a wonderful change. Practicing this way calms the mind while at the same time engaging it to notice what you body is doing. It allows you to self correct in a way that having continual direction does not. Thank you. Please do more of these.
Wasn't sure what to expect, my first class with Dan . This was so so lovely . Keep em coming. xoxox
Good sequence, but as a student who only knows Sanskrit for only around half the more common poses I wish Dan included the English names as well. I believe I could have gotten more out of it if I didn't have to look at my screen as much.
Also probably better for people who have a strong arm balance practice built up. Side crow and another variation included here.
So far I've tried 1, 2 and 3 of these less talk practices and love them all. I would like to experience them in a longer format, like 45 minutes or 1 hour.
Thank you so very much.
I so appreciated the simple instruction and loved the poses in this practice. -Some of my favorites that don't always get used. This was literally and figuratively perfect for me today. I look forward to doing this video again.
To another comment posted, I too could use a tip on the figure 4 fold into lifting one's feet off the ground.
Again...THANK YOU and yes please to more like this. Perhaps an instructional one for more challenging poses with simple instruction/guidance like this.
Less is definitely more. I have the opportunity to focus on my poses and go inward as opposed to constantly listen to instruction. More sessions like this will be greatly appreciated.
Loved this Dan! I don't think that there has been a class so far that I didn't like 😀
Any tips from anyone about the hand stands or the poses where you lift your feet off the mat? Can't seem to get this yet!
My tip for inversions would be to keep building the foundation. Feel secure with what's on the ground and go a little further each time. Eventually you'll get there in a more organic/effortless way. :)
I was able to spend more time focused on my body and looking inward when I am not focused on the voice!
Love the idea of this series with less talk, but I also love your insight and words when you do offer it. More classes please!
Loved this class Dan! But i also love your voice and kind of missed some of the talking! Ha ha. Will do this one again!
Focus on your breath as you strengthen your core in this fun flow class.
Invigorate your nervous system that jumps right into backends and energizes your mind, body and soul. No caffeine needed!
Move dynamically through the poses, be mindful of your breath and ground your energy in this class that will leave you feeling energized, strong and replenished. Recommended props: 1 block
An energizing and centering practice, including several varying flows through Surya Namaskar A. Recommended props: 1 block