Do both sides of a pose before vinyasas in order to protect your back in this mindful flow class.
Wow! Loved it! My sweat was dripping. Really enjoyed the way the class was built with no vinyasas in between the right and he left side. Added to my favourites.
As someone who has some osteoporosis in the lumbar region due to aging and old injuries, I appreciate the working of both sides of an asymmetrical pose prior to the vinyasas. I will do my practice this way as much as I can--particularly in group flow classes. And as a yoga geek, I also appreciate Calvin's sharing of some of the biomechanics going on.
Challenging, intense class! Really picks up after the opening bit. Appreciate the little switch ups to the usual vinyasa sequences.
This is a great class. However, I am more used to the 30 and 45 min classes so I ended up cutting it shorter. I hope that I can get the strength phisical/mental to do the full class.
What an incredible teacher. Love all of his classes.
Really loved the deep, strong holds in this practice. Calvin's verbal cues were just right - giving good tips that allowed me to make small but impactful adjustments but also allowing long moments of quiet focus on breath. Soothing but sweaty!
Fantastic class, all aspects!
really great class with useful tips on caring for my sensitive/ injury history low back in any yoga practice. fantastic balance between verbal technical guidance, soothing cadence of his voice, and quiet pauses to discover my own inner practice.
I enjoyed this class and felt like it was a complete class. My body feels relaxed and rubbery and calm. Doing each side of the pose first and then doing two vintasas was new to me, and I liked switching it up like this. Will save this to my favorites!
If you have time for this class, you will not regret it. There are so many reasons I’m grateful I took this class and I love Calvin’s instructions and pace. Highly recommend it
all his posture and alignment cues are so helpful. excellent class
Good Stuff. This is my first online class, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can see why other reviewers may have felt there was a lot of talking, but I liked it. I didn't think any of the instructions were conflicting or confusing. Instead, just like an in-person class, the instructor provided additional guidance and ways for students to ensure they were taking on proper form. Two thumbs up!
Nice class, but too much talking and the quick pace through vinyasas and SNA doesn't help you to inhale and exhale fully.
Lately, I have been into classes with longer holds, which is exactly what this class delivered. I also like a lot of cuing on alignment so I like Calvin's style. I was feeling a little stiff, but I have a little more freedom in my back after doing this. I would have liked one or two stretches on the ground before going into savasana - like maybe a laying down twist to release my low back a bit, and maybe a savasna just a little bit longer to really savor all the work at the end, but otherwise this is a very good class!
I found this class to be very chatty, dry and distracting. The teacher is constantly talking about adjusting the pose. And just when you think you've got your pose how you want it and you're focusing on holding it (and you think that Calvin has already made his point!), he makes some comment about an adjustment. Bye bye to the enjoyment of taking in the pose. Calvin, yoga is about much more than the minutia of every pose - try changing up your subject matter. I would also say that the flow of the class is similarly disjointed.
Excellent class. Challenging but not depleting. Loved the flow variations. No offense to the sun salutes, but they can get monotonous. Wish more teachers changed them up as Calvin has done here. His "Hips and More" class is also great!
Calvin, seriously you are an amazing teacher, hands down. Thank you for pushing me out of my comfort zone :)
The long holds were painful at times but in a good way! Strong practice with unique sequencing!!
Love your teaching, its clear and calm - I have kids playing in my living room while I had this practis, i felt that i was alone here - active meditation….
btw .. I had some back pain before class …
NO ITS GONE <3
This was an excellent Level 2 class and I enjoyed the intense workout!
Focus on the middle line of your body in this strong and quick practice. Recommended props: 2 blocks
Continue your journey through the basic poses that build strength in this sixty minute class.
Calm your nervous system on the days you're feeling rushed or anxious. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket
You're guaranteed to get something you like in this well rounded flow class that has a little bit of everything.
Recommended props: 1 block