First let me start off by saying Happy May! Wow, these months really are flying. They had seemed to go slow in the beginning of the year, but now that school will soon be closing and summer arriving, everything is go, go, go! Plus, did you know that May is Celiac Awareness Month?! Well get ready for some fun posts and a challenge I will be posing to you on Monday! I am also going to go back to complaining about the weather. I though this was over, but I guess not. I really don't think it well ever be nice and warm for more than one day ever again. The rain right now is insane! I hate the rain so much and it is non-stop. No fun, no fun at all 🙁
So if I didn't drive you away with my negativity, I am sure you are wondering what MyYogaWorks is. Well, let me tell you that it is my latest new yoga resource obsession! I received a free 6-month trial for MyYogaWorks in exchange for my honest review as part of their blogger campaign. YogaWorks opened their first studio 20 years ago and have now expanded across the country with more than 2 dozen studios. They have trained some of the world's top instructors and are passionate about bringing safe, intelligent, and clear instruction to all their yogis. However, last year, they wanted to expand their love and teaching of yoga so that even if you couldn't make it to the studio, you could still get in your practice. Thus, they designed this wonderful new website offering over 500 yoga videos so you can practice any time and any place!
Their huge selection of classes can be sorted through by level, either beginner (1), intermediate (2), or advanced (3), length of time ranging from 5 to 90 minutes, benefits like stress-reduction, weight loss, calming, detox, prenatal, etc., as well as specific target areas like upper or lower body, and finally by teacher which is great once you try out a few classes and see who's style you like best.
Of course I dove right in to the advanced classes and the first one I tried was called Relentless Flow taught by Vytas Baskauskas. It is his 90 minute power flow class condensed down to 60 minutes. I am always skeptical about trying new videos. If I don't feel my body working right away, I turn it off and revert back to my Fiji videos. But there was no holding back on this video! It got started right away and I knew from the first 5 minutes it was going to be a good class. Vytas walks around the room instructing and giving great ques, tips, and help. There is no music so you can clearly hear everything he says and he pace was very good so even on my first run through I was able to do everything on time. There are then two yogis who actually do the full class. They also show modifications for either deepening certain poses or making them easier. I really liked how calmly Vytas taught such a powerful class. I really like his style and that he had my legs shaking in chair and warrior through the whole class. I finished feeling strong, powerful, energized, and confident which is what I always am aiming for. When I finished I knew I was finished and I knew the class was worth it. It also left me with a smile on my face the rest of the night!
Another really great feature of MyYogaWorks is the short video breakdowns of specific asanas and poses. For example crow pose. They have a huge serious of short videos to work through of you are a beginner just learning, or you can do the short series of videos for advanced yogis who are looking for deeper and more difficult variations.
In conclusion my lovely friends, I absolutely love MyYogaWorks! And it came at the perfect time too. I was really starting to get bored with my old resource library and really needed some new practices to guide me. I am so happy this subscription is for 6 months and if they keep adding awesome videos, I will definitely be renewing it with my own money. And you can join in on the fun too! The lovely yogis at MyYogaWorks are offering my readers a discount when you subscribe! You can get your first month for only $5 by using the code: Blogger14! So what are you waiting for, go sign-up!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever bought an online yoga website subscription? I have only ever done free trials and of course I do my Fiji videos and a few good classes I have found on YouTube. But otherwise no, I have never bought one on my own. (Check out my Yoga Page for these resources!)
+ What do you look for in a yoga class? I need something powerful and strong. I am not into the light restorative practices.
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**I received a 6 month free subscription to MyYogaWorks in return for a review on my blog. All opinions and thoughts are my own and come form the heart!**
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