Average Rating: 3.81 rating based on 18 reviews
By Jen | Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Overall, I enjoyed this class & liked the teacher s style. I agree with some of my fellow reviewers that I would have liked more warm up, and I thought some of the transitions were awkward. But it was a good class and I m definitely going to check out some of her other ones.
By Ms.Daphne | Friday, December 06, 2013
Good simple flow. Lacked alignment ques, and ques to bring you deeper into the understanding of your body.
By Lori | Monday, December 30, 2013
By Carb Nazi | Wednesday, January 01, 2014
I really enjoyed the class. it was like a mini Astanga class (without as many vinyasas between poses), that I can do if I don t have time for a full Astanga class.
as per the description, this method is based on Astanga, hence moving into sun salutations immediately AS warmup. also in the Astanga method is 2 count breaths for sun salutations, instead of 4, which is why people felt a bit left behind. it s a mindset that has to be cultivated to get used to it.
the class is described as intermediate, so we are expected to recognize & know the poses based on their names. if you re not familiar with the names, or the Astanga sequence, I could see where it might be a little more difficult to follow. like I said, I really liked it, and will do this frequently.
By monkey | Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Love this class! Fast flow is a little challenging first thing in the morning, but it s a good wake up ;)
By Shea | Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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By Meg | Saturday, February 22, 2014
Good class - not too hard. Definitely better for early morning; I ve taken it when I first woke up and mid-morning after doing a few chores, and I think it s much more beneficial first thing.
By ljsmom | Friday, August 02, 2013
Good news is you do a lot of poses. Bad news is the class moves very quickly. I have never had an instructor move thru sun salutations so quickly. Also for the standing series there is constant talking. On any poses with a long hold she counts your breaths to 5 so there is no chance to reflect inwardly. There is a bit more silence on floor at end.
By sara h. | Monday, July 15, 2013
While I do feel more energized after completing this class, I m just not a fan of the style. I agree with the other reviewers that the instructor moved into sun salutations way too quickly. I did this class after work, and even though I m not just waking up, I still prefer a little more warm up before getting into sun sal. flows. The instructor only offered alignment cues about twice during the full class. I am not a beginner, but I appreciate cues reminding me to use good form and alignment throughout a class. She mostly told you which pose to head into, and then counted out breaths for each pose. I did like holding some of the poses longer, but more flow would have been nice.
By nicoleterese | Sunday, July 14, 2013
I agree with one of the other comments, that the warm up is not done very well. For a wake up yoga class I would expect more gradual warming up, but this class goes right into sun salutations. The poses are good though and I did like the long holds. However, there are other wake up yoga classes on YDL that I much prefer over this one.
By Christina Gondolfi | Friday, June 28, 2013
Loved the OMs and the chihuahua :)
I would have appreciated less counting so I could focus in more.
This class is long holds and move to the next, just like another person commented. There are plenty of vinyasas sprinkled throughout, but it is a not a flow class.
By Monique | Thursday, May 30, 2013
i love the simplicity of this class; it s challenging in the best way. this class leaves me feeling energized, focused and ready for my day ahead! thank you Alanna!
By Venita Warren | Sunday, May 05, 2013
Good class with basic poses and holds to start the day.
By JudyL | Friday, April 19, 2013
The instructor didn t give any queues for pose positioning and corrections. Also, if you like flow and transitioning thru positions this class isn t for you. It s discrete holds and then move into next.
By tinderbox | Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Perfect for the morning. She gives clear instructions without too much touchy-feely stuff that I m just not ready for early in the morning. Nice flow at the beginning. The instructor is encouraging and natural without too much talk.
By koth1984 | Thursday, January 17, 2013
I enjoyed the sun salutations of this class but felt like I needed a little more of a warm up first. It moved very quickly into vinyasas and in the morning I prefer to start with some more movement (cat/cow breathing, etc) before I m fully ready to do that. The instructor doesn t give any cues or helpful hints which in part is great because there s less talking but a few might have been nice to ensure I wasn t falling out of form. The length of the class is great for fitting into a morning schedule!
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By DomesticVintage | Sunday, December 09, 2012
Very nice way to wake up! I had been dealing with tension in my neck and shoulders that morning and felt 100% better after this class. Alanna s style is very unique. I never expected to see a chihuahua in a yoga video, but in hindsight I love that she had her pet with her. Very cute! The OM s were also refreshing. I don t get out to the yoga studio often and I get a little OM-sick.