Power Yoga for Balance

Ron Stewart
Instructor Ron Stewart
Average: 4.5 (85 votes)
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In Ron's first class, he shows you why so many students love his style. He's a dancer, performer and massage practitioner, and all of these skills are expressed in his classes. This class is fun, vigorous and a beautiful progression into some very difficult standing balance postures. You will hear Ron mention Mula Bandha, which is a pelvic floor contraction. If you're unfamiliar with this, check out our Core Activation: Pelvic Floor video tutorial.

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga


Foxy Roxi 6 days ago

It took me a second attempt to engage with this class all the way to the end. My external gaze makes it somewhat tricky or challenging to stay balanced internally. I enjoyed the dancing and realised perhaps I use other parts of my body help me to stay upright rather than grounding through my feet and then ankles. The idea of my ankles being strong and able to dance (soft) was a beautiful suggestion thank you. Personally clearer verbal cues would be helpful as I enjoy yoga more when I can listen to the teacher, following along without necessarily looking at the screen. Thank you David.

Lmyers488 1 month ago

Unfortunately the first class on this site that I did not enjoy, due to false expectations with the labeling. I would categorize this as an intermediate 1 instead of 3, and not necessarily a power class. Also, I found Ron did not give adequate instruction and I had to constantly look at the video to see what he was doing (right or left leg? I’m lifting my arms now?). Maybe I’ve been doing too many of Fiji’s classes though :)

Foxy Roxi 6 days ago

Lmyers488, I too enjoy Fiji's amazing way of connecting all the dots together to allow for careful reflection of the inner and outer world. I always enjoy her classes as I connect profoundly. with her style. What I loved about Rons class was the invitation to try something new. I am curious to try a third one of his classes but I won't do it when I am looking for that invigorating flow, maybe on a rest. day. Thank you for the reclassification David, appreciated.

David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Thanks! We're adapting to our new system of categorization so I appreciate your feedback. I also think this is an Intermediate I class, so I've made the change. And yes, Ron's style is a bit different than Fiji's - it can be more challenging to follow!

denaj707 7 months ago

I just found this session and Ron has cured (well, nearly) my wobblies! The magic is in the "dancing ankle". I realized that the more I wobbled in class, the more I tried to harden my ankle resulting in even worse balance. I was in a circle that just kept getting worse until listening to Ron and keeping my ankle more relaxed and being ok with it moving.

yogi_regina 10 months ago

quite an eclectic series. super fun. super dynamic and grateful for more awareness to balancing. Thanks, Ron.

ljh101 1 year ago

What a difference it makes in balance poses when plenty of time is spent warming up the ankles. Great way to enter Warrior 3 by noticing the placement of the foot when stepping; I love these simple tricks to learning a pose better :) Thanks for including a link to this class in the blog entry for Standing Balance Poses; it's a nice discovery. Thanks!

Melanie Lichtinger 2 years ago

...of balance, focus, and strength. Love the fluidity and inner body awareness you model, Ron, and that this and other of your classes generate! It only takes 1 hr and 11 min to be fully regenerated and ready from the core for what's to come.
Bring on more classes, Ron!
In gratitude!