Intro to Flow

Intermediate I
Break down of the elements of vinyasa flow yoga, including how to do ujayi breath and move through sun salutations safely. This is meant as a starting point for people new to this style of yoga.
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Gitti
Gitti
December 31, 2021
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My first class with Christa as a teacher. That was such a wonderful way to wake my body up. Another instructor I need to follow! Thanks.

Neita
Neita
January 14, 2021
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Thank you; great class! I've been trying to build up from Beginner to Intermediate. This is a very good flow for sun salutations.

Nicole Tremblay
Nicole Tremblay
September 16, 2020
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Wonderful start to my day. Can I ask the purpose of the type of breathing, the oceanic back of throat breath? Just curious why this is good. Thank you for a beautiful session.

Crista Shillington
Crista Shillington
September 17, 2020
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Hi there, Ujayi breath has many benefits. It extends and deepens the breath, makes breathing audible as a reminder to call continue, and regulates the breath. It is a balancing breath, so it both relaxes and energizes, which is a beautiful contradiction. Feel free the research it for more info.

nadonado
nadonado
April 26, 2020
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Fundamentals of flow, a nice refresher course. Thank you.

jbee56
jbee56
January 22, 2020
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One of the benefits of doing DYWM's challenges is finding classes like this. What a wonderful way to start the day! I will definite;y revisit this class as a warm-up or when I need a refresher on proper alignment. Thanks for everything you do to make yoga a wonderful experience for my home practice!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
October 18, 2019
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Loved this Back-to-Beginning class with Crista!
Her Spirit is always light and inviting, and I feel regenerated and lighter afterwards.

HannahA
HannahA
June 16, 2019
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A lovely flow class. I really appreciated the instructions and the pacing. Very helpful. Thank you.

EmBe
EmBe
May 31, 2019
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Excellent introduction to Vinyasa Flow. I’ve done Vinyasa studio classes, and feel I benefited from the slower pace of this class. Christa’s instructions were easy to follow when I couldn’t see my iPad screen.

LLove
LLove
January 31, 2019
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This was a nice introduction for beginners with clear instructions about breathing and alignment.

AshAnanda
AshAnanda
January 30, 2019
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Wow - a beginner level Crista! I didn't think it was possible, but she did it. Very relaxing class.

rachelcoggs
rachelcoggs
January 27, 2019
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An energising practice, I like Cristy as she does breathing focus too

plainbanana
plainbanana
January 23, 2019
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I had never tried to keep up ujayi breath for an entire practice before, and it was enlightening. It adds a whole new level of concentration (difficulty?) to a practice. An easy flow to get back to basics.

keanne.boily
keanne.boily
January 23, 2019
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A good reminder of the basics. I wish this class had been available many years ago when I began and didnt know where to start!

Emanpo
Emanpo
January 22, 2019
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This class was a well done, thoughtful reminder of flow basics.

Emoir
Emoir
January 22, 2019
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Good for inexperienced but capable yoga student.

jburdeni
jburdeni
January 19, 2019
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Nice introduction to the correct way to flow.

LaGuiri
LaGuiri
January 17, 2019
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I wish this class had been available many years ago when I began to try videos that weren't super basic or very slow (like the Yin yoga ones). It truly is a perfect transition from beginner to intermediate and a great way to start Vinyasa.

goddess50
goddess50
January 16, 2019
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Crista always makes me smile! Although I am not a beginner, I enjoyed doing this practice with a beginner's mind as a reminder of the basics that some of us might take for granted. Thank you for the opportunity!

chvanhoutven
chvanhoutven
January 16, 2019
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An opportunity to really focus on the breath and slow things down to get into flow. Awesome class

shanahan807@msn.com
shanahan807@msn.com
January 16, 2019
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Enjoyable! At first I was hoping for another intermediate class and although this is not, it was a good reminder of the breath and details of the poses. I was able to challenge myself to stretch deeper and remind myself how far I've come in my yoga practice.

StephanieVM
StephanieVM
January 16, 2019
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A nice reminder of the correct way to ease into postures. Relaxing and well instructed.

Gemcrazy
Gemcrazy
January 15, 2019
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Great refresher on details of pose and breath. Can't be anything but happy when I see Crista's wonderful smile!

michii
michii
January 15, 2019
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I enjoyed the pace of this class. A nice refresher.

nconsbruck
nconsbruck
January 14, 2019
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Great instruction and practice on focusing on the breath!

Bonnelyn
Bonnelyn
January 13, 2019
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Crista is the most cheerful instructor I’ve ever had

littlef00t
littlef00t
January 13, 2019
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Great class! Even for the seasoned practitioner, great reminders to return to good form and breath. Thank you.

Alatiel
Alatiel
January 13, 2019
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This class provided some great reminders to hel with body position in some of the more basic poses.

NataR
NataR
January 12, 2019
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so unusual to see Christa as beginner session teacher- after very thought crossfit training it was perfect stretchinh flow :)

freshang23
freshang23
January 12, 2019
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I almost skipped this because I thought I needed something with a little more oomph today. However, I am a stickler for “the plan” as it is written- so I did it and I am very glad I did. There was a meditative property to the first half that helped me settle in and down.

freshang23
freshang23
January 12, 2019
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I almost skipped this because I thought I needed something with a little more oomph today. However, I am a stickler for “the plan” as it is written- so I did it and I am very glad I did. There was a meditative property to the first half that helped me settle in and down.

micjea
micjea
January 12, 2019
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Good class for true beginners, someone who is maybe taking their first ever vinyasa class, but a bit bummed to see in the middle of the intermediate challenge.

Pernillanoraberg
Pernillanoraberg
January 12, 2019
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Not as challencing as the other classes, but a nice reminder of how to do the movements correctly.

kerskine
kerskine
January 12, 2019
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This class is full of helpful reminders and a focus on good form.