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Light Up Your Core with Power Twists

Intermediate I

This challenging beginner class will strengthen your body, fire up your core, power up your chest and upper body, and help you detox. It's a fun class with all of the elements of a satisfying yoga class, including a wonderful relaxation at the end.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 21 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

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SABurgess
SABurgess
July 2, 2022
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Powerful class with superb instruction - thank you Rachel

jisaksen
jisaksen
January 24, 2022
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Is anyone else having trouble with the video stopping and going back to the beginning? I turned off my device and rebooted, but it’s still happening. It happened on Snail pose (#4) and Power twists (#5). Thanks

Gitti
Gitti
December 28, 2021
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Such a wonderful morning class. Rachel always makes me smile. I am ready to conquer the day! Thanks.

SABurgess
SABurgess
June 14, 2021
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Loved this class - sublime way to start the day. Thanks Rachel!

yu_geslin
yu_geslin
March 13, 2021
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This one is my favourite now! Want to do it every single day. Rachel's voice is very soothing and makes any effort seem manageable.

LindsayC608
LindsayC608
August 3, 2020
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This class starts right in with ab work and keeps going! What a fun and juicy little session. Accessible for beginners but a challenging enough pace that it got my heart rate up a little before starting my work day. Thank you!

Ruth Stevenson
Ruth Stevenson
August 1, 2020
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After a sleepless night this calls woke me up, made me smile and centred me for the day. Thank you so much Rachel. I always love your classes.

Marlowe Daly-G
Marlowe Daly-G
July 14, 2020
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I love this! I spent the last three days driving across the country and this class really helped me to release all the tightness in my body. Very fun class.

avw223@gmail.com
avw223@gmail.com
May 5, 2020
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This was a great class to wake up my morning and start my day.. I love Rachel's sequences and cues, it all feels very natural but clearly well thought out. 5/5 stars

dixiemarie
dixiemarie
November 19, 2019
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ok, I give Rachel the name of CHAIR POSE QUEEN!!!
Another great challenging advanced beginner class. Thanks, Rachel.

Verab
Verab
September 21, 2019
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Rachel, your instructions are so vivid that I can do many of your classes with looking awkwardly at my tablet in the middle of a pose. Another great class.

sng4ever
sng4ever
July 15, 2019
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My husband, who doesn't do a lot of yoga, asked to do this practice. He loved it. Said it was tough however it was great for his core.
I love Rachel's guidance.

belladonna_in
belladonna_in
July 13, 2019
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I really enjoyed this class, some poses have been a bit challenging since im coming back on the mat. After getting a baby.
I the way Rachel teaches Yoga, in a very clear and warm way.
Thanks a lot for this amazing class. I am happy and grateful to practice Yoga with u.

EmBe
EmBe
May 25, 2019
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Since I try to be a minimalist, I like this studio. The shape of the room reminds me of a yurt, and I'm curious if there is a story behind the building. I picture it being in a rural, wooded area.
Rachel's clear instructions helped a lot because I can't always see my iPad during a class. I especially liked all the twists. This is a class I hope to do again after the Yoga and Pilates Challenge.

gdtrin
gdtrin
March 13, 2019
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Just completed this. Chubby Checker ain't got nothin' on Rachel!

KBQ
KBQ
March 6, 2019
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I'm so grateful for this class! I've been struggling with recovering (physically but also psychologically) from a slipped disc I had back in September and this class is just perfect for where I'm at right now. Rachel is so meticulous and steady; I didn't feel any of the "eeeek is this gonna be too much for my back, is this safe!?" that has been coming up for me in other classes.
Plus the exercises at the start of the class are also exactly on the money in terms of the advice I've had from physios about strengthening the core for back pain recovery. Feels amazing to be progressing again :-)
Full of gratitude to Rachel and this wonderful site! Katherine

meh221
meh221
February 23, 2019
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I practiced Fiji's Chakra 3 yesterday and this was a great compliment to that class. I really like Rachel's delivery. Lots of variety in the poses and stretches. Thanks, Rachel.

nittany13
nittany13
February 20, 2019
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I love how you flow from one position to another in these twists. Perfect for after work yoga!

grundelita
grundelita
February 20, 2019
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Great class. Also really appreciate the options and time at the end for an additional pose of your own choice - makes it easier to get what you need that day out of the practice.

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
February 18, 2019
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Some great new classes coming from Rachel - echoing other comments, really enjoyed the core focus to this challenging beginner sequence, wringing out my body like a sponge for the day ahead. Intricate cueing and timely use of props to deepen into poses (especially reverse triangle) was just perfect. Another for the album of top classes from Rachel! Thank you.

mkposky
mkposky
February 16, 2019
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Wonderful twists! Rachel has an art of making the time fly by while simultaneously giving you a great workout. I don't know how she does it, but her classes are perfect for regaining focus on off days.

junarock
junarock
February 14, 2019
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Energizing, challenging, centering practice. Thank you!

Ode2Books
Ode2Books
February 13, 2019
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This class starts off with firing up your core which I believe is important to tune into while doing yoga (or anything really) Great balance challenges too in some of the transitions which Rachel prepares you for in the pose prior. Awesome cues to let you know what muscles to activate and which to release, how to turn your ribs, and options to go deeper if you can. Thanks Rachel!