Focus on the movement of a traditional vinyasa practice along with the chakras. Recommend props: 1 block, 1 strap, 1 blanket
Excellent (level 2/3) class.
Great Class! Loved the sequence and the lesson!
Too much talking, you lose the flow!
Loved the chakra theme. The navasana sequence was very challenging for me.
Really challenging holds. I find the Mia's information and connections gives me focus outside how hard my body is working
Great. Gratitude, Mia.
I think it was a challenging class, maybe a bit too much balance poses, but overall it was great to visualize the chakra, color and the representation of it during poses. thank you.
I enjoyed this practice and felt that the auditory cues were helpful to visualize the connection to each chakra through the asanas. Thank you!
I agree with some of the comments below me about how as a RYT, the "talking" is helpful and it's nice to think about the asana you're in and what chakra it connects to!
Mia is constantly reminding me the depth, beauty , architecture, and creativity in the poses we do. I love the byproduct of getting physically strong, but ultimately to feel aligned and peaceful is nothing but good.
I found it very hard to focus on my practice in peace and quiet. You lose the flow.
I love Mia's teaching! She is so good at integrating important lessons with relevant yoga poses. The time just flew by with this class and was a great balance of relaxation and challenge!
Love this class thank you so much
Loved the message, loved the practice :)
There is no flow to this class because the teacher talks way too much. While some chakra lessons are good, this instructor spends so much time giving life lessons that she forgets to teach yoga poses.
I think the teacher is great, but the holds are unreasonable. There is no flow because there is so much talking and holding.
Being a YTT-200 student, I totally appreciate Mia's chakra lessons throughout the slow vinyasa flow. A favorite class of mine.
As a yoga teacher myself, the explanations and verbal reminders are what keep me coming back to Mia's classes. She inspires me to be a witness to my practice in a very authentic way, and I feel I am able to connect with her teaching much more profoundly. There are many times where I would normally pull out of a pose, but with her reminders and loving directions, I am able to keep steady in my mind as well as body. Total union. <3
You are putting what i am feeling into words. Thank you! Love Mia too, and i keep coming back when i need more than just asana.
I enjoyed this class and felt superb when it was finished. The poses were good and there were some long strong holds as well as a killer core section too which I'm sure I'll feel later. I normally really love all of Mia's classes but I'm with the other reviewers on this - this one was "chattier" than normal. I just tuned it out and it was fine. :) That's her style and most of the time I'm fine with it but it seemed more talking than her usual. I still love Mia and am excited anytime I see something new from her.
Im usually a strong vinyasa girl and kinda stay away from the slow moves and lots of talks, BUT I fell in love with this flow. By the end of the hour I was 5 times more happier than what I was when I woke up, I felt energised and ready to take on Monday and the week with a positive and strong and calm mind. I feel so good. I LOVED the talking cus it was soothing and what she said resonated with what I think and feel. I feel so centered and balanced... It's insane 😱😱❤️❤️
Such an amazing flow. I understand we all have different preferences, but I found Mia's voice and instruction helpful and energizing. It's important to me to know about the spiritual aspect of each pose and not just get the workout. Mia is the best at this!
I love learning about the chakras, but keep the direction about alignment while in the poses so that the focus stays there. I think that more of the talking could come when you are in more "resting" poses like Uttanasana, child's pose, downward dog even. Appreciate the knowledge about the chakras, though.
A well informed teacher ( I appreciate that) but I couldn't finish the class because the talking was too distracting and irritating.
I really loved the integration of the subtle body to the asana. Yes, she's talking the whole time but that didn't bother me at all. Everything she said was important and well timed. I was able to take in the info and still stay within. I loved it and would recommend to anyone!
I would love to learn the knowledge but it's way too much to digest during one yoga class. I couldn't even focus on my movement and movement meditation. I couldn't even focus on my body but had to keep going into thinking to try to understand what the teacher is trying teach. I couldn't even finish this class. This is the third comment I made about my yoga works classes doing too much talking. Is there any teacher here doesn't do so much talking?????
Always great taking a Mia class. Lover her voice. Every time i'm feeling unsettled or anxious- a class with Mia somehow makes me feel so much better.
Mia, you have done it again - such a great flow and wonderful concepts to guide and bind it together. I loved every minute of it! Thank you!!
Wonderful flow and challenging core section.
I wanted to love this class as I always love to learn more and go deeper into my practice, but I couldn't concentrate with the chatter. Not right for me, very distracting.
It's a simple but challenging flow. Very informative yet not overwhelming. I indeed appreciated all the information while holding poses. It helped me to focus on breath without trying to get out earlier when it got a bit challenging. it was very distraction to keep the focus. And this is a big one I loooved Mia's voice. Seriously. I don;t what's with the teachers these days. A lot of them are way too encouraging 'yellers' like or mistaken a yoga studio for their newest show rehearsal and speak to students in their high pith actress like voice. I can't stand it. So thank you Mia for your calm and nice way of talking! :) Well done!!!
Loved the chakra flow for a relaxing weekend morning. Challenging and relaxing + love the combination of the physical and energetic body systems. The om while in camel was new and a really interesting way to stimulate the throat chakra.
Good practice but I would have to liked much less talking while holding the poses. It was a good sequence but it could have been shorter if there was more silence for meditation. Thanks.
This sequence is one of my favorites. I love everything about it. I practice when I need to bring some energy back to my day.
Instructor is clearly knowledgeable about chakras but, for me, was way too chatty to the point of distraction. I couldn't really relax into any of the poses. Personally, I prefer a quieter flow. There was a great navasana segment around the midpoint though that works up a mighty sweat.
Lovely practice overall. Mia is always really great about bringing your awareness to the spiritual level of the practice.
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