Crazy Eights

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.7 (20 votes)
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In this vigorous power yoga class, Crista teaches you how to move from Astavakrasana (Eight-Angled Pose), into Eka Pada Koundinyasana (Sage Koundinya's Pose) and back. These challenging arm balances will test even advanced yogis, but Crista spends plenty of time warming you up with hip-openers, twists and back bends before you attempt the final peak pose.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


Pree 5 days ago

I'm so happy to be able to be a paying supporting member too. Keep up the good work. I sadly just found out that inversions are not recommended for people with pituitary Tumors (I have prolactinoma). Is there any way around this? for example:- is it possible to skip the down dog in a sun salutation or replace it? I really do not want to have to quit yoga altogether because of the inversion factor. Thanks !

Hi there, a great replacement for vinyasas are to do tabletop cat/cow curls instead. There are always replacements/modifications for every pose- no need to give up on yoga!!

ajolote 2 months ago

My body is shaking and smiling inside. What a beautiful, amazing, challenging class! I've often looked for a challenging flexibility class without too many sun salutations or chatarangas and this is it! Thank you so very much!

tarastarbird 2 months ago

What a wonderful class, and hard! I loved the little snippets of rest, crazy contortions and flowing movement. The Shiva Rea flow is awesome. I also always love Crista's incorporation of a beautiful chant at the end of class. Loved it!!! Thank you. Namaste.

sng4ever 9 months ago

I had wanted to do this practice for a while and finally had the time and felt I was at a point to try it.

While I could not do some of the peak pose parts, I loved the practice. It is advanced however it is a wonderful practice with options for intermediate yogis.

tamiserene 1 year ago

thanks for a challenging yet very thorough class as always, please add more advanced classes, i know they aren't as popular but it keeps me coming back

wongey 1 year ago

I have used many of the free classes that are offered on this site as part of my regular practice, and I am so happy to be able to finally be a regular paying member to support the good work on here. This was the first video I tried as a subscribed member and I have to say that the excellent instruction and quality of the free videos has put me in a place to safely attempt and satisfyingly accomplish nearly all of the poses in this video (except for the peak poses -- not quite there yet). The creative transitions of the flows kept me motivated to continue to see what would come next even though I may have felt tired and wanted to stop. I can't thank the team enough for providing a service that got me through so many difficult days and fits my lifestyle perfectly. Namaste.

MJC 1 year ago

Even if you are not quite at the advanced yogi, like me, this class if definitely worth doing. The flow left me so open and strong I was able to do both peak poses. Just wasn't able to flow back and forth between the two but there is always next time :] Thank you Crista!!!