Poise and Perseverance: Developing Your 20/20 Vision

Intermediate II
Bring your awareness inward in this fun flow with Ron Stewart. We often think of vision as something we direct outwards, but in this class Ron flips that idea on its head and helps you direct your attention deep within. Note: Using a blindfold in this class is optional.
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sarbart
November 22, 2021
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This was a great challenge!! And tho I lost my balance a bit, in the end felt so much more confident and grounded. Thank y ou.

MereYoga4Life
October 27, 2021
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I didn't think I could do this challenge, but trusting Ron's advice to take my blindfold off at any time, I tried it and it was exquisite. What a wonderful, calming, but also challenging and whimsical class. I love Ron's calm but energized demeanor and will return to this one again - Namaste!

JMacDee
November 26, 2020
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What an interesting approach. I tried it with my eyes closed for most of the class, balance is definitely trickier for me when I cannot see. A most enjoyable experiment! Thank you Ron

sigras
November 20, 2020
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I took this class when it was first posted in early 2020 and enjoyed its challenges and flow a lot. As we enter the 12th month of 2020, I returned to it with new appreciation and humor. None of us could have forseen this year but perhaps you were reading the tea leaves, Ron! We continue to move rather blindly in this pandemic and yoga continues to be a profoundly grounding practice, with eyes closed. Thank you! For this 2020 visionary practice, and all your classes.

Leahjoojoo
November 16, 2020
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Loved this class and felt amazing afterwards! First time in one of Ron's class and first time practising yoga with a blindfold. Ron's teaching and guidance were clear; I felt very safe. Thank you Ron, I will be looking at more of your classes!

Ron Stewart
December 30, 2020
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Hi Leahjoojoo
I'm appreciating your comment of "I felt very safe". It makes me reflect on vulnerability and the concept of consent, even in this online format of teaching. First class with me, first class blindfolded... When you (or anyone) presses play on a video class and commit your time, energy, and body to the experience, that my role as "guide" is to deliver with grounded clarity an experience which is nurturing, informative and embodied, with a soft landing and space for integration. It brings me to a new understanding of how I want to communicate these classes and offerings.
Thank you for the illumination.
Happy 2021
Ron

soniakim
October 29, 2020
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I would rate this class much higher if it was quieter (less sounds from the instructor). : )

veganxo
August 8, 2020
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Thank you, that was wonderful! I had a much better sense of my inner energy system as well as my body's alignment. The most alive feeling I experienced was while doing the wild thing pose when I could lift my heart high with joy. I feel inspired to try other yoga classes with a blindfold (once I've already done them without)! Namaste.

Maggie333
June 23, 2020
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Such an innovative and amazing class! Like other people here, I didn't use a blindfold, but did keep my eyes closed for as much as the class as possible. It will amaze you what you can do just using your inner vision.

Marieseville
April 10, 2020
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My first ever blindfolded yoga class - I LOVED this experience! it tunes you in so powerfully to your inner awareness and really makes you focus on - and trust - where you are in space. A fantastic challenge, will definitely be repeating and recommending this class to every yogi I know! (and I'm a yoga instructor, so I know a few!)

Thank you for the wonderful guidance, Ron , what a creative teacher you are :)
Namaste

YoNiki
March 1, 2020
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Thank you Ron!
I really enjoyed this class and will come back to it!

canosjp
February 19, 2020
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Dear Ron,

I want to send you tons of gratitude for today's practice!!!

I had rotator cuff surgery (unrelated to yoga) 6 months ago so that I could get back into my yoga practice pain free. After surgery and 5 months of PT (which I enjoyed), I am finally released to come back to my yoga.

Getting back into it feels amazing. My body remembers so much about the internal strength (I need to redevelop), poses and stretching into them slowly. BUT, this practice today, really helped me focus with just my body on the yoga you guided us through. It was one of the most amazing experiences and joyful EVER and I think my favorite yoga class of all time!!!! Blind yoga helps you see more than any other class I have done. Turning on that inner eye is the key and this class helped me really do that!!!

Your directions were wonderful to follow even with my eyes closed because I had to use that inner focus and trust my body, what it remembers and moving slowly to re-build my strength.

I will be repeating this over and over. I strongly recommend it (for all practitioners and especially if you have had a similar surgery and are cleared) and I THANK YOU!!!!!

By the way, your classes always help me focus on keeping my chest open and my shoulder blades closed. I really need that right now and think it will help anyone maintain a strong upper body and posture (hopefully, helping prevent future shoulder issues for myself and all yogis).

Thank you for helping me make my last sixth months worth it!!! You are the best!

Julie

Ron Stewart
February 25, 2020
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Hi Julie
This comment, and you sharing your experience, just made my day.
Thank you for that, and all the best on your road to full recovery!
R

kaceyjo
January 23, 2020
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Your classes are always fun and playful! I tried keeping my eyes close, but peeked once or twice. I'll try it next time with a blindfold. Thank you! xo

Elong
January 7, 2020
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As always, a great practice. This was my first class of 2020 after a two week vacation and I really needed it! I am looking forward to more from Ron. Thank you.

sng4ever
January 2, 2020
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What a fascinating and different practice. I loved trying to do the whole practice with my eyes closed. It was great to go inside! Thanks Ron. You always provide a wonderful practice.

missyh
January 1, 2020
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What a nice, relaxing practice to kick off 2020! This was my first time participating in one of Ron's classes. I found his teaching style to be both calming and comforting. Thank you and best wishes in the new year.

deborahcb
January 1, 2020
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This was a fun, challenging concept to do the entire practice blindfolded. It felt like the perfect entrance to the new year. I appreciated experiencing yoga in a different way, challenging my balance without sight and allowing for a deeper mind-body connection. At times I wanted more specific direction, but I also gave into the freedom of moving my body without focusing on creating the perfect pose. Thank you for offering this.

Paulette9
January 1, 2020
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What a great way to start the 2020 New Year! This class was a lesson and reminder to trust my inner vision. Beautifully calming. Even though the class is considered intermediate, it brought a new sort of challenge using the eye mask (in my case, closing my eyes for the entire practice). Thank you Ron, for a wonderful class and wishing you a 2020 filled with love, joy and inner peace!

freshang23
January 1, 2020
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Dear Ron, that was delightful and unexpected. Perfect way to begin the new year! Thank you. Setting intention this year on breath, so this practice was so spot on. Excited to see what else this Challenge holds!
Cheers DYWM Community!

ÀfricaRM
January 1, 2020
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If you thought you knew yoga, try this class! Ron meticulously prepared and explained "blind flow" makes it a curious and challenging experience. Since English is not my first language, I had to open my eyes from time to time to get visual cues, but on the whole it was a very fulfilling session. I recommend it to anyone who wants to go beyond routine and work body self-awareness.
Thank you very much, Ron, and have a great New Year!

Tracey Newton
January 1, 2020
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Thanks Ron for a great day one for the new year challenge. Loved doing the blindfold as I set my intention as balance so this was tested straight away. Happy new year

yvette.marie
January 1, 2020
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Great way to start the new year! Lovely inward focus and not too challenging for the start!! :)
Thank you