Beginners Yoga › Andrea Kwiatkowski

We know that yoga can seem intimidating and can seem like it’s a million miles away from what is attainable, achievable or even fun.

We also firmly believe that it really doesn’t matter how long your hamstrings are or whether you can touch your knees or toes or if you’re already in the cirque de soleil. Really that’s not what yoga is about. So what is yoga about?

To Movement for Modern Life, yoga is simply a tool. It is a tool which is guaranteed to make you feel better. Guaranteed. Starting with a little stretch and a little strength, you will find you feel a lot better in your body, and then you may start to breathe. You may start to feel some space in your head. In your life. You may start to feel that things feel possible that you never even knew were. But don’t take our word for it. Just get moving. Forwards ever, backwards never. Get moving and keep on moving a little bit every day. We have online yoga videos to e... Show more

 

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  • Yoga for the Workplace: Release Stress09:37
    Yoga for the Workplace: Release Stress

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A short yoga class using the wall, perfect if you're at the office, in a hotel room or short on space and you need to quickly release stress. With neck and shoulder stretches and hamstring releasing you'll find that just a few minutes is all it takes to transform body and mind and give yourself just the refreshing pause in the day you need. You'll just need a wall.



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  • Be a Warrior Not a Worrier!19:44
    Be a Warrior Not a Worrier!

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    An alignment focused Hatha class based at the wall for standing poses, including the warrior poses. This class uses the wall, two yoga bricks and a strap to make sure that your standing poses are perfectly alighted for your body. The wall is used to give us information as to our alignment. This class is an invaluable tool for checking your standing pose alignment.



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  • Express Hamstrings13:39
    Express Hamstrings

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A class that takes place entirely on the wall for lengthening your hamstrings. Ideal if you've just had a day seated, travelling or at work, or after running or cycling, which can really shorten your hamstrings - poses which are ideal for lengthening the hamstrings, not if you have any hamstring injuries, but pefect for gentle lengthening and for relieving lower back pain. You will need two yoga bricks.



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  • Restorative Reset22:41
    Restorative Reset

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A very peaceful restorative yoga. Restorative yoga relies on the use of props to rest and relax deeply into poses, to encourage the body to take deep rest, so that you have the appropriate energy at the appropriate time. A recommended class for everyone who has a busy life, to rest, release and restore. You will need a strap, a bolster, and two yoga bricks.



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  • Fires Series: 704:35
    Fires Series: 7

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The final in the series is a strong core work out to build your inner courage and fire. Mix up day 6 & 7 and repeat if you wish to take the practice deeper! We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 604:07
    Fire Series: 6

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The sixth in the series is a little bit tougher, so even when you're short on time there's no need to forgo your firey core practice. Enjoy the extra strength and fire in your body and mind from these hard-core exercises! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 7. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 503:11
    Fire Series: 5

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The fifth in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you "fire", a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. This short abs workout is all about going slow and staying in control with a movement called "the bicycle". Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 6. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 403:32
    Fire Series: 4

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The fourth in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. This is a really tough but short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 5. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 303:35
    Fire Series: 3

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The third in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. This is another short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 4. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 204:04
    Fire Series: 2

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The second in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. The second in the fire series is a short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 3. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series: 104:00
    Fire Series: 1

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The first in a series of 7 yoga classes inspired to bring you 'fire', a practice for strength, stamina, courage and focusing on reducing your ego. These practices focus on the core. The first in the fire series is a short abs workout, designed to make you feel firey and ready to go! Practice all 7 on consecutive days for maximum fire. Next up: Fire Challenge Day 2. We also recommend watching Andrea's introduction for a full understanding of the Fire Series.



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  • Fire Series - The Introduction01:09
    Fire Series - The Introduction

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The fire series is a set of exercise to strengthen the abdomen which is the key to advancing in asana as well as other spiritual practices. There are 7 exercise that you build up in sets, it helps you to focus on the navel centre and stimulates energy there. if you have back problems please only attempt the exercise under guidance of an experienced teacher and use the modification given on each exercise. Do not do this series if pregnant.



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  • The Stoop Antidote09:45
    The Stoop Antidote

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Do you spend a lot of time at a desk, a computer, or looking at a smart phone? Chances are your shoulders will routinely hunch and round. This is an energising but short smart backbend sequence to open up the thoracic spine. This class is specifially designed to target the mid-back, which is often the stiffest part of the spine as well as the neck and shoulders. You will need two blocks and a strap.



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  • Beginning to Flow Part 229:10
    Beginning to Flow Part 2

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The second part of your start to a daily flow practice. Ideal for those who have done the Beginners' series. This class breaks down the sun salutes and has a focus on the backbends. You will need 2 blocks.



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  • Beginning to Flow, Part 130:23
    Beginning to Flow, Part 1

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    The follow on from the beginners videos. This is a sequence teaching us how to link some of the postures we have learned in the stepping stones and beginners' series together. With plenty of technique and alignment cues, this yoga class is great for those who want to start to flow - for you to develop your practice. Plenty of forward bends.



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  • Rest and Digest35:19
    Rest and Digest

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A Yin Yoga class to calm and aid the digestive system at the end of the day. This class is perfect for after a stressful day at work, after travelling (especially long-haul flights) and if you want to detox to aid your digestive system. This is not suitable for pregnancy or if you have an existing stomach condition.



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  • Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch12:47
    Hamstring and Lower Back Stretch

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    Ease the legs, stretch out the hamstrings, ease the lower back. Great for office workers, after a long car or plane journey or for athletes (runners and cyclists especially). You will need a long strap and two blocks.



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  • Relax and Soothe into the Evening25:28
    Relax and Soothe into the Evening

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    This yin yoga class is entirely at the wall. This means that the wall will aid you to relax and deepen your positions, you can relax into the wall so that tension melts away. This class is the perfect antidote for after a busy day at work. Using a wall changes the bloodflow and improves circulation. You will need a bolster.



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