A second class inspired by those days when you might not have time for a full practice but still want to get on your mat. Recommended props: 1 block
Amazing class when you are short on time or want to open the body for the day!!
This is a fun one!! Thanks Dan!
Thank you very much, love your class
I got sweaty- plenty of vinyasas. Good amt of back bends. Warrior 1 and 3. chair pose and twists.
so amazing flow and class for body and mind. such a good instructor.
Thank you very much !!!
After my shoulder injury, I had to give a long break and this video reminded me how much I missed inversions and arm balances. Such a great instructor and a wonderful flow!
Love this class. Challenging and probably more of a level 2/3, but great sequencing and I love Dan's minimalist style. Editing error on the opening pose...no second side. Wonderful class all around!
Totaly love the class and what an instructor! Peaceful but very challenging. A bit over my level, but I enjoyed this. Thank you, I now have something to reach for.
Really great class!
I enjoy the challenge even though doable class!
I saved it as one of my favorites.
Thank you Dan
Great routine, just what I needed for a quick session. That being said, I would definitely consider this a level 3 as there are a lot of arm balances and the peak pose is an inversion. I will save this one when I'm looking for a good challenge!
This class is a challenging level 2 but Dan always gives a good challenge to really amplify your practice. A little hard on the wrist and also there was an editing mistake at the beginning, you do one leg stretch and not the other so I had to pause and just do it on my own. But otherwise this is a great class to get your muscles working hard and your blood flowing while also being super peaceful.
will not revisit :(
Dan incorporates a few inversions and arm balances into the flow, which do feel more appropriate for a level three class. That said however, the remainder of the flow is certainly geared towards level two. There was generally a slow pace/cadence without much talking or instructions. Everything felt great in my body and left me grounded and present.
Liked this one! Definitely more on the more complex end of level 2 but still accessible to most who are familiar with yoga. I like how the instructor didn't talk more than necessary. Also liked the variety of poses... several I wasn't familiar with. And there's a decent amount of strength required in the middle there that will help you generate some heat, but you end the class feeling balanced, strong, and rested. Also yes there is a glitch at the very beginning of the video where it skips one side of the supine knee bent thing. He also says "go back to downward dog" and we hadn't been in downward dog yet so I'm thinking a little section of the video is missing.
Not a lot of talking which is great. Too many yoga teachers flapping their gums all class. Some innovative sequences. I'd say this is a more 1/2 than a 2/3 as others have commented.
Not a class if you are learning yoga. No instructions on how to do the poses correctly.
I loved this class and the instructor's quiet demeanor, which allowed time to simply focus on the breath. I did think this was more of a level 2/3, based on the other classes I have taken here. With that said, I will definitely take it again, especially when I am looking for a strong class.
I liked this class but I found that there is a lot of work for the shoulders and it moves a bit quickly at times; some of the poses are also just a bit more advanced than I was expecting. Also, there are many points where Dan doesn't thoroughly talk through the movements or the transitions, or his voice is not audible, and so it requires one to be looking at the screen a lot which is problematic if you are also trying to follow the flow. I did also notice the glitch at the beginning mentioned by Anne G. Otherwise I thought it was a pretty decent class. Thanks!
I like this guy very much.
soft spoken yet clear
light hearted but strong
holds the poses thru good breathing and teaches good long twists and stretches.
really like that he teaches balance poses and headstand
I hope he records more classes!
there seems to be a glitch at the beginning where we don't do both sides of the knee bent back and going on to our arms or back. Looks like the video jumps. But liked the practice - thank you.
Great class...perfect workout.
absolutely wonderful .
Thanx Dan .
I love the fact that he doesn’t talk much 👏🏽
I loved it. ACHE! Otter hugs
Love Dan's minimalist teaching style. Challenging moves for Level 2, but hey why not challenge ourselves a little. Maybe you fall, big deal. Will put this one in my rotation.
I found this to be a High-Intermediate class, which is why i liked it because I feel like I am not quite ready for level 3, but this was a step in that direction. I also like how Dan doesn't talk between instructions. I am sure some people may want more verbal cues or encouragement, but I prefer less talking, so I enjoyed this video. I enjoyed the strength building and moments to challenge yourself with different poses like side crow and warrior 3.
I totally get why people would respond well to David's sparse teaching style, but for me it was dull and unmotivating 🙈 I was also surprised at how quickly we moved into more advanced poses, specifically Eka Pada Bakasana, without any instruction or modifications, making this class seem more suited to Level 3. The ease with which those poses were incorporated by both models was intimidating and I actually just stopped the video halfway through because I was having a Bad Time.
fyi the teacher's name is Dan... not David ;)
Level 2 moves, but a lot of stretching
A very good class. Highly recommended during the quarantine and beyond. I enjoyed the Warrior 1 with a twist.
This is one of my favorite practices I've come across so far. Yes, you do need to pause in the beginning to add the left side quad stretch, but otherwise it is truly complete. The perfect balance of inner stillness, physical movement, stretching, strengthening and challenging... all in 38.5 minutes! I added some modifications and props when needed. I will definitely return to this practice!
A very good class to stretch out your body. Not very challenging in terms of strength or cardio. Also there's a long shavasana at the end so it's more like a 34 minute 'workout' portion.
second side of the quad stretch in the beginning is missing , had to include it on my own
at the end . other than that a good practice , I might consider this a level 2/3 tho
Overall I really enjoyed this class!
However, the other comments are correct in that the second side of the hamstring stretch is not included. I just paused and added it in myself.
I feel so centered after this practice. Didn’t feel the need to look at the time even once.
Really enjoyed yet another of of Dan's practices. Just the right amount of everything and even though it's 38 minutes long it does fulfill the purpose of a full practice. Besides his tone, sequencing and instruction, Dan's presence alone is very soothing and supportive. Thank you Dan. Namaste
As a busy new mother, I don't have a lot of time to exercise, and this is fantastic for stretching a sore back and for rebuilding strength. There are a few arm balances that make this more of a level 2.5 or even level 3 though! Thank you Dan - great practice.
This is a well-rounded practice with a bit of an emphasis on twists. The instructor has a peaceful demeanor and his speech is purposeful. I'll definitely be doing this one again. Thank you!
A strong and revitalizing practice that I will come back to again and again. Perfect when you don’t have a full hour but need a good flow and a sense of balance. Just remember to add the second side at the beginning.
I have come to appreciate Dan's classes a lot. His classes and sequences are great, and I look forward to his classes when i want a class that is less chatty, less talking, less words. Just good yoga. FYI, in the beginning of this video, the 2nd side of the quad stretch is accidentally edited out.
New mantra, thanks Dan.
Nice to have this practice from Dan Ward. There are several arm balances and a headstand in here. I'll let others debate whether that makes this a level 2 or 3 practice. One thing to take note of at the beginning of the video when doing the hamstring stretch (supta ardha virasana)....the second side is edited out for some reason. If like me, you're not watching the video closely and you assume that Dan will come back for the other side, you'll be wrong and a bit lopsided. Just push pause and do the second side. I wish YogaWorks would do a better job editing,....
Thanks for the tip. I am about to do this practice and will def keep that in mind :)
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.
Open your chest, strengthen your back muscles and wake yourself up! Recommended props: 1 block
Continue Dan's series of only breath and pose cues in this energizing class that allows you focus on your practice and movement.
Work on all things crow pose and fly into bakasana in this fun arm balance sequence. Check out the entire Journey to Learn Bakasana.
Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket