Level 2 Yoga/Pilates Fusion: A Core/Hip Quickie

Intermediate II

This 20 min. fusion class is perfect if you are looking for a quick core workout combined with deep stretching. Taken from her full-length Level 2 Yoga/Pilates Fusion class, Kim has a way of pushing you to challenge yourself while providing amazingly clear body alignment.

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ValerieH
ValerieH
October 14, 2021
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5
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Wonderful class and smile! Thank you Kim.

Dawn Bowles
Dawn Bowles
January 13, 2021
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Thanks Kim! Great addition to my walk. Just starting to try pilates so good to incorporate with yoga moves. Namaste.

Rebecca Maxwell
Rebecca Maxwell
May 28, 2020
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Thank you! Great workout in a short time. I have some core to work on so will return to this.

bethinpdx
bethinpdx
September 29, 2018
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Lovely class, although some of the core work on my back with my legs hovering was difficult for me....hard on my back. I modified by lifting the leg(s) a smidge higher. I also would like to know if you know the name of the mudra? I would like to read more about it. Thank you!

Krystajfox@gmail.com
Krystajfox@gmail.com
March 27, 2017
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This made me realise that i have been ignoring my core. This is going to become one of my favourite go-to classes.

fadelee927
fadelee927
January 18, 2016
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Love the deep hip openers but the core workout was hard for me to get through given all the weight is on the tailbone area.

nadturg
nadturg
January 15, 2016
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Loved it to connect to inner fire and inner self, thank you!

laney
laney
September 2, 2015
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I can really feel the energy in my hips now (chronically tight from a sitting-all-day job). Love the sleeping dog, but the sound could be better - it's hard to understand Kim's sweet voice at times.

veg4lyfe
veg4lyfe
May 24, 2015
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This has quickly become my favorite video for yoga, its quick, it feels amazing on my hips and core and there's a chill dog in the background. Kim you're a wonderful teacher with a great soothing voice and your yoga sessions rock. Keep up the great work!

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
April 25, 2015
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You are a Joy to listen to and see. LOVELY
I really like this little session.
I am having some difficulties though. When I reach back to grab my foot, on the pinky side :), the back of my thigh CRAMPS. This has been a problem for a while. The fronts could use the stretch but the backs are fighting it. yikes

Evie Jenkins
Evie Jenkins
January 31, 2015
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Excellent video! It was the perfect length and there were some unique moves and excercises that I've never really used before. Kim was also very sweet! Thanks!

maria_johnson
maria_johnson
January 11, 2015
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I love this class. I was looking for something to help me work my core and hips and not only is this practice perfect for that, it is quick too! I love that I can fit it in while my son is eating breakfast. Kim is a fabulous instructor and as soon as I finished this practice for the first time I looked up all of her other videos and have started doing them as well!

I do have a question though...my core is definitely not strong enough yet to do the move where one leg is up and we are supposed to be squeezing our knees together as we roll up and back down (starting around 7:50). I feel like my legs kick out to help me roll up or my back takes over. Any tips for modifying while my core gains strength?

Thanks for a wonderful practice!

Ryderpa
Ryderpa
December 13, 2014
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Recovering from a broken arm operation and trying to get back to exercise, this class was perfect for the core and bit of stretching.
Looking forward to doing more of Kim's classes.

Teeteelaugh
Teeteelaugh
November 8, 2014
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I joined the website a little while ago but already know Kim is my favorite instructor. When I paused the video at the end, just right after the meditation I couldn't help it but notice the shine & reflection of oneness on Kim's face. If simple but true happiness of one's self can be described that would be it.
I'm going through a hard time and besides an amazingly freeing yoga session, I gained an insight of what I am searching for...
I want what Kim has and that's a sign of hope.

I will be always thankful for this Kim.

Tee

julie ann
julie ann
July 10, 2014
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Kim is so warm, friendly and supportive. She offers options for every pose depending on your ability.
I really enjoy all of her videos!
Thank you Kim!

aimeesmiles
aimeesmiles
September 24, 2013
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I love Kim's videos! Great teacher that makes even the tough stuff fun!

thanks Kim! :)

km1674
km1674
September 18, 2013
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I really enjoy Kim's classes on the Do Yoga With Me website. Her positive and compassionate teaching style and her clearly explained and well paced classes are so great! Also, the message at the end of this one was really helpful. Thank you so much!

mfe109
mfe109
July 24, 2013
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This is a great, quick video. It's just the right balance of time & challenge for me, thanks! Added bonus- I love the dog who is just completely knocked out in the corner!

Tymikia
Tymikia
June 25, 2013
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I have very tight hip flexors and I needed something that offered quick relief. This was it. After I was finished I felt great. Thanks for this wonderful session.

jgibz
jgibz
May 14, 2013
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I love all your workouts - the perfect blend of challenging and nurturing. I hope to make it to one of your classes on my next voyage to the island!

annette unlocked
annette unlocked
May 7, 2013
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what a fantastic web site this is. just discovered it this morning and did this as my first workout. brilliant. thank you so much for making this free. much appreciated.

amandasd12
amandasd12
May 1, 2013
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Kim,
Your encouraging words at the end were the perfect start to my day. And my core is burning with LOVE!
NAMASTE!!!
<3 amanda

marilyn3rietveld
marilyn3rietveld
April 16, 2013
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aww Kim is a sweetie! the class is great when you don't have much time or if you are tired but need a bit of an energiser.

JollyGreenGiant
JollyGreenGiant
March 7, 2013
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I love Kim's Level 2 Yoga/Pilates fusion video from which this 17min. one is edited. It's a great edit (doesn't feel like an "excerpt") and includes my favorite part: the awesome core exercises, with warm up and cool down.

So glad I tried this one!

missk.ann89
missk.ann89
January 19, 2013
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I'm the procrastinator queen and this short but challenging class is amazing when I've not given myself the proper amount of time to go through a "full class"! Plus, Kim is super high energy, amazing at explaining the steps (and giving options), and incredibly positive. What's not to love!?

Alida5477
Alida5477
January 19, 2013
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I am a very busy home schooling mother with ((like most woman these days))little time to do anything for myself. I love to workout and most of all I love to feel like I worked out. I am a runner. . .but hate it! :) I run 3 to 6 miles several days a week. When I do this I feel stiff and stiff and stiffer still. At one time in my life I was a martial artist. AND I loved it!!! How I miss it! These days even though I run, I feel out of shape and some days older then I should. My body is tight as can be. I found Kim's classes and do the short ones because of time. I love them!!! YAY!!! Thank you KIm!!!! I love your style! I love the way you tell me where I should feel what. And believe it or not after only three days of the short classes my hips don't hurt as much! YaY! I bet this yoga thing will improve my running. maybe I'll like it more if I can walk after. :) THANKS AGAIN KIM!!! YOUR THE BEST!

SarahEsther
SarahEsther
August 18, 2012
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Kim has such a positive and rejuvenating energy. This class is perfect first thing in the morning before heading out for a long day.

Would love to see more intermediate-level classes at around the 15-20 minute range. So far this one is it, and many weeks I'll do it every day in a row!

Jennille
Jennille
August 7, 2012
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A short and sweet workout for waking up the body. Good core work.