WHO'S IT FOR?
This one is for those who have practiced some yoga before. This series could be just the thing to reignite your love of movement and breathing, and inspire you to get into a more regular routine. Every day you'll receive an email which will motivate you to get on the mat and you'll be given a suggested class every day. What could be easier? No excuses, just roll out your mat and feel the difference a short yoga practice can make to your day.
WHAT'S THE CHALLENGE?
Why not challenge yourself to set your alarm clock a little earlier each day? The programme starts with 20 minute classes and gradually moves towards longer ones as you get used to getting up earlier. If you are not an early bird, don't worry! The classes can be done at any time of day, just make sure you practice every day for 21 days and see how great it feels when you roll out your mat, breathe and move.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Take the stress out of choosing a class and let us guide your through a selection of uplifting sequences. With an emphasis on vinyasa (flowing) and ashtanga (powerful) practices, you will be left feeling invigorated and energised. These flows are suitable for those with some fitness and used to doing yoga. Please do not do this challenge if you are new to yoga, have injuries or are pregnant. Each day you will receive an email introducing your class and including a snippet of inspiration; a poem, a mantra or a motivational quote from some of our most inspiring peeps. Throughout the programme you will meet a range of teachers with different styles. Make a note of your favourites for future practice or maybe even track one down for a live class. No excuses - you can practice anytime, anywhere - in the park - in your lunchbreak - in your bedroom - on your holiday. All you need is internet access and a little motivation. It's time to unroll your mat and start moving.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
We want you to feel supported: Join our Movers' Facebook Group and let us know how you get on during the challenge and share your journey with us on social media using #movetoimprove + #MoveMoreLiveMore.
Power to Go
|20:01||Dylan Ayaloo||All Levels|
Only 20 mins to spare from your busy schedule? Get some Power Yoga into your life. All levels - with improvers and advanced modifications. Time is now no excuse to get your heart pumping through power vinyasa and feel the flow
Ashtanga: Daily Express Practice
Short on time but want a daily safe and steady Ashtanga sequence? Let Charlie guide you through a beginners-level sun salutation practice with 3 seated poses for those busy days. Beginners tip: Please follow Alicia’s modified poses during practice.
Warm Up, Cool down
The perfect 'bookend' class, which is beautiful for either side of the day, a lovely gentle, warm up, or a cool down and release the day. With long holds, deep twists and supported backbends, this is a really nourishing start of your day practice, or class to round off your day. For a weekend treat, we recommend following with Jean's Vinyasa class now your body is open. You will need a block.
Good Morning Flow
An energising way to start the day! A short, playful vinyasa yoga class ideal for the mornings. You will open up the backs of the legs and release tight hip flexors. Waking up the body and helping circulation, this vinyasa yoga class is a great way to make sure your day flows. Thanks to Wellicious for their gorgeous clothing!
Awaken to Yoga
This is a lovely, meditative, sweet and slow flow to warm up the body for the day. It is great for beginners as well as advanced yogis who want to take care of their bodies from the inside out. This practice would be wonderful to be used as a pre-curser to your morning meditation as Jean gently guides attention inward through the focus on the breath. This could also be used at the end of the day before your evening meditation. Jean guides you gently into the breath, gives great alignment guidance to some gentle backbends and lovely, long modified downward dogs. No better way to start, or indeed end the day. Props: Bolster or firm pillows
All About Your Core
A lovely slow flow which won't let you forget your strong core. With variations for beginners and advanced core-travellers this flow is ideal for creating strength and stability in the lower back as the abs strengthen.
Greet the day flow
Sweet and steady flow that builds to a deeper practice that includes full range of poses. Perfect as a daily morning practice or you need to hit re-set at lunch-time or after work. This full and flowing sequence weaves sun salutes, standing poses, balances, and floor poses .
Have Fun with Twists
This all levels twist yoga class focuses on having fun whilst twisting, using twists as a detox and refresher and pushing yourself to make the final twist challenge. A great way to refresh those cells to start the day or after the day.
Heat Your Body, Cool Your Nervous System
In this class, Leila shares her own practice which helps her to deal with living in the modern, urban world. How she pulls her awareness away from struggle and into ease. This is a meditative, heating practice to cool the nervous system and support the immune system. The class is a fast-flowing and core-focused Anusara-Inspired vinyasa flow ending with plenty of supine twists.
Transitioning Your Core Vinyasa
A vinyasa class which gets going swiftly and focuses not just on poses but the movement between them. This gives a very thorough, but soulful core workout. A great class for strengthening the upper body, as well as lengthening.
30 min of Power
A fantastic full-on power yoga class but made shorter. A great idea if you're in a hurry. Join the yoga party whether you're an improver or intermediate, Dylan offers modifications for you all. The classic power warm-up with added twists, forward bends, back bends and inversions. So whether you’re waking up or on your lunch break you'll get your full yoga class.
Forrest Yoga: Intro to Forrest Yoga
Kristi teaches a short practice as an introduction to Forrest yoga. She teaches the principles of how to work with strength but gently, with a released neck and strong core. She also shows us how to 'turbo' our shoulders in downward dog - your down dogs will never feel the same. A great practice if you don't have much time but need to strengthen whilst you release. Props: A block to sit on
Half An Hour Of Ashtanga
This is a paired-down Ashtanga class, if you want the kick, but don't have the time. Perfect for mornings. With only one Sun Salutation of A and one of B, Charlie flows straight into some standing postures, some balances and seated postures for a shorter, but just as rounded Ashtanga yoga class.
Wake Up with Morning Jivamukti
|37:27||Emma Henry||All Levels|
This shorter Jivamukti practice is perfect for the morning, or when you might be shorter on time, but it's a full-length class, no frills but expect thrills. The class includes juicy vinyasa sequences, twists, back and foreward bends, plus headstand. Everything you'd want to set you up for the day. You may need blocks and a blanket.
Zephyr’s steady flowing morning practice builds from the floor up ”“ opening the lungs, legs and shoulders. This is a full spectrum class moving through a sweeping flowing vinyasa and offering harder modifications for improvers or easier ones if you need to back off. A favourite to inspire your your regular morning routine.
A strong, creative vinyasa sequence focusing around the Warrior poses. Beautiful, creative sequencing in this yoga class bringing strength, willpower and determination.Then a beautifully restorative, meditative counter-balance to the vinyasa sequence. The first part is intermediate, but we encourage improvers to just try - and everyone will enjoy the second, releasing part.
Forrest Yoga: Stand in your core
This is an awesome, all levels Forrest practice. You will be sure to be inspired, re-ignited and energised with this carefully sequenced practice which uses a point of focus in the body to gain insights. There is a beautiful focus on the breath, starting with a fiery Sivananada breath some core work (it wouldn't be a Forrest practice without the core!), there are plenty of feisty standing poses to strengthen but with some fantastically releasing modifications. Props: block
Lift Your Spirits
This vinyasa yoga class will get your heart moving and lift your spirits through a fast pace right from the very start and focusing on backbends. This class is a light-hearted way to start the day and will get you moving. Accessible for beginning intermediates with modifications, you will need a block.
Vinyasa for Empowerment
Increase your empowerment, your brightness, your clarity through this creatively sequenced Anusara inspired vinyasa yoga class. This class is a beautiful reminder of our own empowerment and ability to transform how we can feel through our yoga practice. A beautifully sequenced, alignment-focused vinyasa yoga class which reminds us of having fun with yoga and physically embodying our personal power.