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The Fearless Heart is a full-spectrum practice that focuses on poses that work to open the heart. Through this class you will learn to cultivate strength in the body, and fearlessness in the heart. This advanced-intermediate class is based on the first chapter in Michelle's book, Finding More on the Mat - How I Grew Better, Stronger and Wiser through yoga. It is a powerful practice that will challenge you to face your fears head on, and cultivate self confidence while nurturing your own authenticity. This is a class that will move you and stick with you for many days to come.
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Rating: 4.40based on 24 reviews
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Interesting flow, but I m not a fan of the instructor, and the video quality is kinda bad...
Really loved this class. Great stretch and balance!
This class started out slow, and the music and her inspirational little tidbits were annoying. In the end though, I m glad I stuck it out - i thought it was a great flow - great balancing sequence and a full practice. I will do it again.
Nice flow with lots of strength. Good for all-levels. Feel great!
The class is challenging and creative - really great in that aspect - but the instructor is so unbelievably annoying. It was quite disappointing and so distracting. You may want to use the pose guide.
One of the best classes I ve taken! Definitely going to be trying more of her classes.
I started out really enjoying this class in the beginning, but as it continued I found myself lost and confused by some of her cues, phrasing and choice of vocabulary. That, combined with what I felt was not enough flow, odd combinations of poses and not enough neutral breathes between poses (such as repeating a pose on the opposite side or an extra breath before a pose that required some stability) I found this class leaving me anxious and frustrated.
A nice, challenging flow. I will do this one again. A few minor cons: 1) I personally don t like a lot of inspirational talk, and this had quite a bit (including the book plug). But others seem to like it, so it s just a matter of preference. 2) The end of the class had an excessive amount of side planks/wild things/wheel/side plank variations/chataurangas. I can t imagine that s good for anybody s wrists.
This is what yoga should be: mind, body and spirit. I have not found another video on this site that does this as well. I fall, I get up. I learn, I grow strong.
Took this as part of the 21 day challenge, was a bit apprehensive about it after some of the Facebook comments but not one to take others opinions as God did it anyway. Yes its challenging, but I never felt I had to do everything (no one s mind-controlling you) and at times I backed out of the sequence to not tempt injury. For me its one to go back to every 2 weeks or so to see how I m progressing.
a truly energizing and challenging class. enjoyed the lovely blend of heart-opening, balancing and strengthening poses. the flow is different than a traditional vinyasa class, but that kept me focused on the theme of the class. :)
Love the balance poses and she makes it easy to get into otherwise more difficult poses. Great end of the 21 day run! Everyday Namaste!
Loved her class! You really do work everything!
Loved loved loved!! I feel so energized and uplifted after this routine- and even a little bit more fearless. Thanks for this video!
Being a big fan of the audio classes here, I must admit that this class was not my favorite. It was a bit difficult to follow the instructions and I had a hard time with all the balancing. Sure, it is good to fail and fall, but it depends on your body. Since I practice yoga with an injury, I really need to be careful with some poses - and falling might mean a year and a half in rehabilitation. I did like the beginning, though, and the flow, as well as some of the poses and part of the philosophy.
If you are in that frustrated place where your mind is keeping you from exploring (or even trying) intermediate poses, you need to take this class. She clearly has a gift for bypassing your mind s reluctance so you are willing to try. I would love to see her create some technique workshops or shorter classes. (I prefer longer classes that have plenty of basic flowing in the first half, which this class does not have, so I d be more apt to take her shorter classes.)
I was a bit disconcerted by the initial plugs for her book, but once the session got going the book was hardly mentioned (fortunately, because I m really put off by cross-promotions like that!).
I found the 60min session quite challenging and sweat-inducing! I liked how she encouraged me to have a go with the balance poses and fall over anyway. I also appreciated having the lower-intensity poses demonstrated on the video. It s a really intense class, with little opportunity to rest along the way (I also sneaked in a few child s poses here and there ;-)
I know I can turn to this session when I want to seriously strengthen my shoulders, stretch out my hips and challenge my balance! It s not a class for when I m feeling a bit tired to start with!
I did enjoy this class and did things i hadn t done before, but i must say that i didn t enjoy the pauses too much and felt it could have flowed better.
I did this class myself this morning. It was one of the best classes I’ve done so far. Michelle encouraged me into poses that I usually don’t attempt…and I was successful in all of them. This is a video that is all about strengthening, achieving something new, learning to fall and get right back up again, no matter how many times it takes, and opening the heart. Awesome!
This sequence was unique and challenging! She had some unusual poses in there, and some that I definitely, as an advanced beginner/intermediate, couldn t easily do. I appreciated the intention behind this practice, and like a sequence designed to help the heart open and become fearless.
She waxes a bit philosophical throughout, but it is genuine and heartfelt. It tones down more as you get deeper into the practice, for those of you who find talk distracting. Overall it was not so much talking that it bothered me.
The only thing that did bother me was the odd music choices! The first track was a bit disconcerting, and almost like trance music. Eventually it got more into downtempo/chillout, which I found more appropriate for a heart opening practice. However, I can see in retrospect how the uptempo music attempted to match the pace. I ve just been a little surprised at some of the sound/music choices/issues on this site. Nothing that can t be fixed though! Overall I would recommend this sequence for people looking to open their hearts, and also who want to try some more unique postures that are challenging.
I was a bit skeptical about this class when she opened with something like this flow is based on the first chapter of my memoir . In general, I am not one for the crunchy aspects of yoga about looking inside yourself, etc. But this class was not only a great, challenging flow...it also had a message I could get on board with. I thought she did a good job of sticking on theme, but not beating me over the head with it. Aside from the commentary, this is a great flow with some challenging poses. I loved it. I have practically all the classes on this site, and this one is definitely unique and worth downloading.
great practice. clear, inspiring instruction in a strong, centering and challenging sequence. Thank you!
I love this class! It is sequenced and themed so well! It challenges your body and ignites your spirit.
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