Up, Down and All Around

Crista Shillington
Instructor Crista Shillington
Average: 4.9 (157 votes)
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The title is no exaggeration. Crista has a reputation for creative - sometime crazy - transitions in her fun and challenging vinyasa flow classes, and this is one of her best. She also is very good at clarity, which is crucial in a class like this one. Get ready to flow, twist, bind, backbend, side bend, stretch deeply, do inversions, work your body, smile and then rest.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Strength


orchard rachie 4 months ago

This is a phenomenal class!
Its physically challenging and Crista gets straight to work, yet still it left me feeling peaceful and cheerful. I'm doing this as part of the 21 day get strong challenge, but will definitely add to my favourites,
Thank you Crista.

MaryRose Metcalfe 7 months ago

I had lots of fun in this practice with its creative transitions. The hand stand is something I may not ever be ready for, so I practiced my crow pose instead. I love how this instructor breaths deeply reminding students to do the same. Also she made me laugh at myself.

KBQ 8 months ago

Amazing class! Felt like a lovely gift for myself to take the time to do it. Thank you!

ShuNeu 10 months ago

I do love this class, but I don't like that it starts with some pretty deep poses without any warming up.

FairfaxYoga 10 months ago

Wow, this class is truly transcendent and a master class in vinyasa transitions. Don’t be deterred by the length of time - this class flies by. I feel rejuvenated and restored. Classic Crista - a beautiful class.

luciebee 1 year ago

i did this as part of the get strong challenge, and a few moves were way too advanced for me. but what i could do was wonderful! thank you for the options and for keeping such a long class interesting :)

I think you just saved my soul or something. Genuinely thank you. I played my guitar alongside your singing and wept profusely. I was able to write the words “ I love you “ about myself for the first time in recollection. I knew this was the power of yoga.
I almost forgot I did the headstand for the first time too!

Ritasans 1 year ago

Oops...just too tough at this time. Moving on to the next day in the challenge. I’ll come back to this later.

Maputo 1 year ago

I much appreciate Crista's positivity, humor and encouragement to always meet your body and respect your body for where it is at. I also like when postures are repeated 3 times through a flow so you can strengthen and try to improve. While challenging, very restorative by the end. She sang a mantra at the end that I have never heard done so beautifully. Longer class but it flew by after the most challenging first 30 minutes.