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Morning Wake-Up Hatha Flow

Intermediate I

The pacing of this hatha yoga flow class with Sarah-Jane will help you wake up slowly and move gradually toward more challenging poses and deeper stretches. Her guidance is gentle and encouraging and her cueing is easy to follow, so don't worry if you still feel a little sleepy. 

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bmarini
bmarini
February 8, 2022
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A really good video for waking up. Nice stretches! I like the idea below of a couple of downward dogs for good measure. Very good instructor and I will look for other videos! enjoyed this one.

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
January 27, 2022
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Gets right into it - Warrior 3 within the first 5 minutes which my body didn't like very much. I modified here & there with a few extra movements to adequately stretch out and feel complete. Probably won't repeat the one but I was glad to try a class with a new-to-me instructor. Thanks.

dukegal1213
dukegal1213
April 29, 2021
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I have done a few of Sarah Jane's classes, so I decided to try this one after waking up sleepy one morning. This is a nice, short flow that gets the heart rate up a bit and is invigorating. I decided to add a couple of downward dogs into this practice because I find that they help stretch me out during this class. Sarah Jane has a lovely teaching style!

sng4ever
sng4ever
December 31, 2020
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Quick and invigorating practice for the morning. Make sure you are a bit warmed up since this starts with sun salutations.
Sweet.

lucidbee
lucidbee
December 14, 2020
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Great balances and nice quad stretches. This one is kind to my knees which sometimes complain with too much chair. For me the beginning was perfect. I consider myself an advanced beginner, low intermediate.

nightimereader
nightimereader
September 18, 2020
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This was just wonderful - exactly what I needed. I really appreciated your careful cues, I could easily follow without having to look at the screen overly much, which let me to really feel everything and move with awareness. I love your work but am past the pre/post natal stage. Would love more videos from you especially.

MacoyM
MacoyM
July 10, 2020
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This is too fast (for me personally) in the morning without proper warm up. As I watch, I feel that time is more important than proper execution. Her instructions are too fast (there's no pause) which adds to my hesitation. This is a class for someone who's done same class many times before.

AprilStewart
AprilStewart
June 12, 2020
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Thank you - this was exactly right to start my day, and was the perfect difficulty level for me as someone who considers themselves an "experienced beginner." I'll definitely be doing this class again.

HanneVisser
HanneVisser
April 5, 2020
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Thank you for this wonderful class, I feel very energized :)
I agree with the comment about the 'warming-up', I think in the beginning it moves too fast too soon.
Namaste

melostlund
melostlund
March 23, 2020
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This is a super class when you have limited time in the morning!

lesslittle
lesslittle
July 26, 2019
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This practice is nice, but needs warm up, especially since it's a morning practice. Someone might hurt themselves doing such a fast practice early in the morning without a proper warm up.

Jen Salmon
Jen Salmon
June 13, 2019
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I'm coming back to the mat after a long break and this is perfect. The backbends and twists are truly invigorating and I really enjoyed this session. Thank you!

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
June 1, 2019
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I have enjoyed immensely this class. In half an hour, Sarah uses classic asanas and movements to create a whole workout: a bit of cardio, flexibility, balance... and of course, the final savasana. I felt invigorated and happy after doing it.
Since the asanas are the traditional basic hatha ones, there are few challenging moments, and Sarah's guidance is always sweet and precise. I recommend this class to everyone, Namaste!

Reineira
Reineira
January 28, 2019
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I enjoyed your class. I appreciated the clear instructions about breathing and the sequence.

Denise2
Denise2
December 2, 2018
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I don't thindk that this is for beginner. To fast! I didn't have any pleasure to do it.

oakhazel
oakhazel
September 18, 2018
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Thank you, I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit hard to keep up with the instructions on the first go but I will definitely do it again and it won't be a problem. I really enjoyed the background music (it wasn't too loud either) which was very relaxing in contrast to some other lessons I have done where the music (with singing in particular) is often vying with the instructors voice and becomes less than relaxing. This music was perfect. I will be doing this again.

AmberMoon
AmberMoon
July 14, 2018
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I liked the sequence, liked a faster pace but this is too fast for new people to get without watching it a few times.

rebeckyc
rebeckyc
May 7, 2018
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I enjoyed this one very much. It's kind of a nice in-between beginner and intermediate for a "motivated beginner"

Irishlove
Irishlove
May 4, 2018
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I very much enjoyed this practice. It is a short, but effective practice for awakening the body and creating heat, and also gave me a sense of alignment and conviction. Thank you. Namaste from Ireland.

ama1031
ama1031
April 20, 2018
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What a great heart opener; I loved the awareness to the heart beating stronger, I am ready to start the day! Namaste

Hjhbutterfly
Hjhbutterfly
April 3, 2018
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I'm still very new and can't do the bow/backbends, but had fun trying. An invigorating start to the day!

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
January 30, 2018
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Never have I ever had such a smooth transition into camel pose. thank you for the detailed instructions. So rewarding. Namaste Sarah!

wmas3
wmas3
January 5, 2018
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Good workout but too quick for a beginner. I would need to learn the routine first to enjoy it. Maybe a slower version for us newbies but a good workout for those a little more experienced!

nipper
nipper
November 4, 2017
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Great 23 min practice with great instruction and options. Nice for when an hour is not possible. Thanks!

unclejuice19
unclejuice19
November 4, 2017
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Good thing for the pause button so these old bones can catch up. Whew! Nice job though Sarah Jane Steele.

susan.rae
susan.rae
September 18, 2017
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While this class is quite fast, I do like it for an invigorating wake-up. Once I get to know it off by heart, I can see myself doing this one outside and then go at my own pace.
Thank you,
Namaste.

clafond
clafond
September 5, 2017
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Thank you! This practice fit in perfectly to my morning routine. I feel energized to start my day. Namaste.

Stephanie Wells
Stephanie Wells
August 18, 2017
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Loved it!!! Not too hard and not too easy!! Just right!!! With a fabulous closing!!!! Thank you Sarah!!!!!

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
July 6, 2017
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Loved this routine. Not sure how "beginner" like it is but it is great for beginners transitioning to intermediate. I will be adding this one to my regular practice. It is perfect for mornings when you don't have much time.

QianaMarie
QianaMarie
June 22, 2017
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When I feel overwhelmed with the idea of a longer practice, I love this video for a short but invigorating (read: vigorous) practice that challenges me. May not be appropriate for absolute beginners but worked well for me and keeps me engaged and motivated to do more.

chipwap
chipwap
May 24, 2017
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This was a wonderful short, multi-level, energizing class. It starts with sun salutations goes into balance poses, then a few twists to release tension, and finally a short relaxation / integration. Not just for morning! Thank you!

KatiaB
KatiaB
May 20, 2017
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Too fast sorry. If you want to do exercises correctly and breath correctly while watching the screen, it needs to be slower. Certainly for an absolute beginner who does not know all the poses

ash.allen90@gmail.com
ash.allen90@gmail.com
May 9, 2017
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Great beginner video. Not too hard, got energy moving through my body and woke me up during that mid-day slump. Great back bends and stretches brought circulation and relief to back pain.

BelindaZipper
BelindaZipper
April 16, 2017
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A really great beginner exercise. Very well presented. Thank you.

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
March 29, 2017
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Just when I don't think I have time for yoga I find this fabulous class Sarah covers it all in 22 minutes. great way to start the day
Peace

D Katrina
D Katrina
March 16, 2017
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I used to do yoga regularly and then stopped. This class helped me to stretch out my poor tight muscles without pushing myself too hard. It's a good start to the day.

Rnfromjmu
Rnfromjmu
March 16, 2017
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Nice flow for waking everything up gently. Good for slow, stiff mornings and comic relief when I try to achieve bow pose! Really, I know I have 2 feet back there somewhere.....for now 1 will have to do. :)

Sken
Sken
March 13, 2017
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Sarah Jane has a calming presence. I will seek out he practices.

AyKaySmith
AyKaySmith
March 13, 2017
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It's been weeks now since I've been able to motivate myself to get to my mat. This was the perfect way to ease back into my practice. Thank you.

Breakadawn
Breakadawn
March 12, 2017
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Thank you, Sarah for this great start to your day class. This got my energy flowing and stretched out all of the muscles that were tight from sleeping. Good stuff - appreciate you giving us this class.

hauckl
hauckl
March 2, 2017
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Great flow and class. I enjoyed the faster pace. Where do you get the music you use for the background? I really liked the sounds for this flow and wonder if there is a particular title or album.

Thank you.

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
March 1, 2017
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This is certainly a lot faster paced than the yin classes I've done with Sarah Jane, but it provides a great counter to those classes. Fitting yoga into my day makes for very little time for my practice most days, so I can see me coming back to this class time and again. Sarah Jane manages to cover a range of different strengthening, lengthening, balance, back bend postures all the while trying to maintain breathing calmly! Being fast paced at times I lost my way a little, but I know that this will come once I'm more familiar with the poses.