For those days that you want to get in your practice but don't have a ton of time, Angela gives you everything you need with plenty of movement and stillness that'll leave you blissed out.
This is the first MyYogaworks session I've found that I wish I could hide/unlike so I don't fall into it again.
Many advanced balances in this making it a level 3.
Loved it and can't wait to check out more classes from Angela.
Instruction is super clear, could do it without watching. I have never done a 30 minute class that was so well rounded before. And challenging if you want to ramp it up. She gave tons of excellent modifications. The warm up was great and adequate.
She had flexibility poses,standing poses, one legged balance poses, vinyasas, arm balances, inversions, backbends and twists and forward folds and core. But the poses were not rushed. I am coming back to this one again and again when I am short on time.
DO THIS CLASS.
Please have more videos by Angela! Please!
I loved this. One of my favorite well rounded 30 minute practices on the site. Familiar poses in a creative sequence. Most of the poses are basic Level One-Two poses, with some more advanced poses and optional poses worked in (side crow, warrior 3 and crow to tripod headstand). I don't understand the negative comments. The instructions were completely clear and easy to follow for any reasonably experienced practitioner and the flow built heat and flexibility. Very nice.
This was just what I needed in a day where not much time is afforded. Nice flow and sequences and some challenging poses to continue working on and getting out of my comfort zone. I felt a calming and natural presence with Angela's instruction.
I don’t understand why this is one of the most practiced videos on this website. The instruction lacks confidence and clarity. Interesting idea for a class, but the execution is unsatisfactory. There are so many better 30 mil videos, and I feel like I just wasted my yoga time today doing this one
Not a strong class. Directions weren't clear and the sequence wasn't dynamic. There are much better 30 minute videos on this site.
Fun, Creative Flow. It was repetitive, but not at all boring. Loved how she slowly build upon each pose.
I thought it was great! Perfect 30min. It's amazing to see the mixed comments. I take with Angela in person too. I've been practicing for 15 years, and used to teach. She is my favorite teacher on the planet. It's a gift to have her in my living room! I guess everyone has different needs, likes and dislikes. Humble, Happy, good easy flow. Not too much side talk at all, compared to other teachers. Just a little sweetness. When practicing online, and even in studio- you need to learn your own body and limitations. Obviously she is not here with you in person, and she can't correct you, and she said the advanced poses are totally optional, to those of you complaining you arn't warm enough- its not mandatory. The whole flow was perfect to me! Advanced poses included.
one of the best classes so far
Perfect short flow that allows for challenge or rest depending on your mood/strength. Teacher provides plenty of space for doing your own thing. Definitely got my heart rate up a bit. Thank you!
This was the perfect class for my level right now. Fun, playful and satisfying!
I like the sequence and with some adjustments like adding external hip openers this flow can be quite satisfying. I will definitely practice this at home without the teacher`s guidance so that I can focus on getting into the flow and staying in the rhythm of movement and breath.
Great postures; however, I would really suggest not telling students what you're going to do next. Just cue the posture and then next segment, cue the next part. It makes it easier to stay present.
pro: love the yoga poses and the rhythm
con: the instructions are not well said that it feels it is uncoordinated
so agree with you
When I began to listen to this instructor I had difficulty continuing. She should firstly flow with the breath when speaking. Correcting her students is an essential part of teaching. Downward dog position should have the heels on the floor.
Thought I would try this before getting back into teaching..not impressed so far.
i believe it's important to be mindful of 'shoulds' when taking about someones asana practice, especially when not coming from a place of safety concerns.
not everyone can have their heels on the floor in downward dog while maintaining a neutral spine, simply because of skeletal variation and skeletal proportions.
I absolutely loved this class. I felt challenged and have a sense of accomplishment every time I do this video. It has a flow that builds upon itself. I have done this video at least twice a week since it has come out.
I liked the fact that there was a lack of instruction. In a lot of these videos there is endless chatter and instruction that slows down the flow. With that being said, maybe this should be a level 3 class.
This class has been added to my permanent collection!
She should not be cuing for side crow, there was no time for warming up for this, I should’ve known better as a former power teacher! Also, she has a really irritating voice. Would never take from this teacher again. My body feels like... what just happened... I do not feel good or refreshed or anything of the sort
I almost didn’t take the class due to the negative comments, but glad I did! I really enjoyed the sequence and flow. Instruction was not great, so if you’re new to some of these poses you might find them confusing. Loved all the attempts at handstands incorporated (great if you’re still learning)
Agree, too many sidebar comments, and not enough focus on the instructions. I didn't like the laughing -- odd during a yoga class.
A lot of side comments and not keeping count on sides, so holding some poses on one side longer than others. She keeps saying what’s next instead of cuing on what to do in the moment. Won’t be doing it again.
I liked this flow. It kept me moving and then it was over. Nice way to fit a workout into a tight schedule.
Overall, I like this class. It provided a nice workout where my muscles were sore the next day. The handstands are not required; she stated you could even just stay in a bent-over position. I am unable to do balanced handstands, but the most she really wanted was for the practitioner to *try* to do a handstand- basically, hop up and down.
As for her instruction, she was confusing and unorganized. Honestly, she reminds me of myself when put on the spot and trying to explain myself when I’m not prepared— it felt like she had not practiced her presentation. The “5 breaths” I realized really meant 5 beats/counts; this became apparent when she said at one point to take 5 breaths to go down from chatturanga to the floor. The yogis in the video just went down slowly (i.e. 5 or so counts).
It's challenging to fit a full class into 30 minutes. This is an okay attempt and it can be considered a practice although it could use more external poses and a few more back bends .My wish is that we actually had time for the often mentioned '5 breaths', I could barely fit 2 into the allotted time frame, also didn't need so many half splits and hops.
I was looking for exactly what many comments said: a fairly challenging, well-rounded Sunday morning flow. I'm perfect with Level 2, but this had too many handstands incorporated in the flow that didn't allow me to have a good flow. I was also bothered by her frequent laughing and distracting comments. It wasn't terrible, but for me I won't be doing again.
Some of the lift sequences seemed a bit higher level but I may just be too much of a newbie. This was a good beginning to my day, not too intense but definitely got my heart racing a bit and loosened me up with the breathing sequences and rotation.
I loved this class! It really did have everything I needed. The instructor is great - so down to earth and funny! I will definitely be taking this class many more times.
For purposes of categorizing- this is a good active rest day flow. Gentle, but with some inversions and arm balances that make it slightly challenging.
I really liked this practice. It was fun how the whole thing built on itself. It went by quickly and I broke a sweat! Thanks! :)
Melanie Lora Meltzer
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