YDL has the answer to your “I want to be a yogi” prayers. Beginner Yoga 101 is an incredible new series designed for the true beginner: YOU! This program is for everyone. Every body. Even yours. We’re releasing the entire program at once so you can progress at your own pace.
Yoga 101 is a five class series that progressively teaches the basics of Hatha yoga, a combination of physical postures, deep breathing, and meditation (relaxation). This series is perfectly paced for true beginners. No matter what your body type, age, or level of flexibility & strength, this series will help you understand yoga, feel comfortable on your yoga mat, and release tension in your mind and body.
One of YogaDownload’s most seasoned and talented teachers, Jackie Casal Marou, created this program to make yoga accessible, fun, and non-threatening. You’ll start with basic building blocks and design your yoga foundation at your own pace. Modifications for every contingency are an integral part of each class.
Who is Jackie? She’s a warm, encouraging teacher with more than a decade of teaching experience. She’s taught everyone from toddlers to seniors, in schools to nursing homes, as well as online. Her background as a massage therapist aids her deep comprehension of how the body works and she utilizes it to create a safe, impeccably designed series that’s fun too. You’ll love her warmth, her clear cueing, and her ability to help you live up to your potential.
Here’s a Quick Summary of the Series:
Yoga 101: Start Here, Start Now (Class 1 of 5 - Basics & Essentials) This first class will teach you the nuts and bolts of yoga. You will get a feel for yoga, as well as learn the basics, allowing you to build a strong foundation.
Yoga 101: Align & Define (Class 2 of 5 - Form & Awareness) In this class you will dive deeper into postural alignment and deep breathing while practicing focus, presence and body awareness.
Yoga 101: Loosen Up (Class 3 of 5 - Flexibility, Mobility & Breath) Don't worry if you cannot touch your toes or if you are tight and inflexible, this beginner class is designed for all different body types. In this class, we specifically work to create a
healthy level of flexibility and mobility, and use deep breathing as a tool to help your body and mind release tension.
Yoga 101 Build Strength (Class 4 of 5 - Inner Strength & Stability) Many think that yoga is just stretching, but yoga is SO much more than that. In this class we will dive deeper into what yoga is all about while working to strengthen our bodies from the inside out.
Yoga 101: You've Got This (Class 5 of 5 - Presence & Practice) This class will weave together all the principals that you have learned in the first 4 classes in the series, as well as explore several new postures, Sun Salutations, and a short and simple meditation at the end. This class will leave you feeling inspired, accomplished, and balanced.
What have you got to lose? Embark on your journey today.
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