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Upper Body and Arm Balance

Intermediate II

Work your way into crow pose, in this fun and challenging class. Discover what actions help to stabilize you, as well as what to strengthen, in order to lift up and fly into crow. Arm balances require not just arm strength, but work and support from the whole body! Leave this class feeling stronger and a little lighter.

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gooneyb
gooneyb
August 30, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Another excellent session with Jonni-Lyn. Thank you!

kitty_williamson
kitty_williamson
August 10, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Excellent class. It challenged me to gently try a bit harder in several poses, which will improve my strength and flexibility. I will take this class again, perhaps several times. Thank you.

kitty_williamson
kitty_williamson
August 10, 2022
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Good class! It was challenging, rewarding, satisfying. I'm working my way through the 22-day challenge now, but I will bookmark this class and return to take it again later.

kadman10
kadman10
May 14, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Challenging, but I think that I have now understood the path to crow pose and to really finding power with arm balances. So wonderful!

kamkak
kamkak
April 13, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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enjoyed this class - details helpful - thank you!

coyodie
coyodie
April 12, 2022
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Another new instructor for me…great class!

elainefrommaine
elainefrommaine
March 27, 2022
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I really appreciated the midline work to strengthen and balance. Also, thanks for a delicious shivasana…no talking, a length of time.

Healthy2016
Healthy2016
March 22, 2022
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fantastic class for arms, and back, the whole body. I also appreciated the hip stretch at the end. I loved it. I am so glad I subscribed to this website again.

ebroderick55
ebroderick55
March 9, 2022
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This was awesome class, Jonni. Many thanks for the clarity and the strength development, but also for the softness.

kaceyjo
kaceyjo
February 1, 2022
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Lovely class and instruction. I felt strong and centered. I'll carry these tidbits with me into my future practice. Thank you!

Dragon-fly
Dragon-fly
February 1, 2022
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Great class but the video kept stopping and I would have to restart and find my place.

Carolinetoyoga
Carolinetoyoga
January 30, 2022
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Great instructions! it is beautiful to practice with a coach. Listening and applying said instructions makes for beautiful, confident yoga. Thank you, namaste and I will be back.

kerrymthomps
kerrymthomps
January 30, 2022
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This was wonderful. Jonni-Lyn's energy and specificity was so appreciated and helpful. Thank you.

MariamS
MariamS
January 29, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Really great cues to learn how to engage and strengthen the arms and legs. Planning on coming back to this one so it becomes muscle memory.

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January 26, 2022
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My first class with Joni-lyn. Great lesson! My arm and upper body are weak. This lesson helps me. Will do again and again

Shelduck
Shelduck
January 23, 2022
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Great class. My first with Jonni-Lyn, but I'll be back!

Mark Burgess
Mark Burgess
January 23, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Excellent instruction - this was my first class with Jonni-Lyn and I'm so glad to have had this opportunity

kdonkersloot
kdonkersloot
January 22, 2022
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This class is wonderful. Jonni-lyn gives clear step by step instruction in how to develop stability.

TKalkbrenner
TKalkbrenner
January 17, 2022
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I loved this class. I walked away with a much better understanding of arm stability. I loved the core work and how Jonni kept it light and fun when it was getting tough.

Trishwit
Trishwit
January 15, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
4
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I wish I'd had these fantastic foundational courses when I first started practicing yoga! Jonni-Lynn gives clear and encouraging instruction on the basics. I would've liked 1 more try at crow pose and longer time in pigeon pose. Great challenge to power into 2022, thank you.

ConnieMcCabe
ConnieMcCabe
January 14, 2022
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Thank you for an amazing practice! Finally the mid-line makes sense. Feeling strong and light and calmer than when I started.

ek743103
ek743103
January 12, 2022
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Very helpful to revisit foundations here, thank you!

yffAP19
yffAP19
January 12, 2022
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Great practice Jonni-Lyn! I'm really struggeling with upper body strength, the right technique is so important, thanks for reminding me!

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
January 10, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Always such a gift to sit and move with you. Thank you.

Aron
Aron
January 10, 2022
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Great class, thank you Jonni-Lyn. Couple of 'aha' moments

Lynwpetty
Lynwpetty
January 9, 2022
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Drawing thumbs together—a new and enlightening cue for arm strength. Thank-you. A great class, JLF

LaurieL
LaurieL
January 9, 2022
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Great cues that allowed me to really feel those areas engage!

SABurgess
SABurgess
January 9, 2022
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JLF's classes are amazing - and this one didn't disappoint - joyous as ever!

GillB
GillB
January 8, 2022
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Awesome class -I really felt like my practice was progressing. Thanks

debkiger
debkiger
January 7, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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My first class with JLF. I loved the class and am glad to have discovered her clear guidance, helpful hints, and joyful approach. Thank you!

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
January 6, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Five stars because: awesome. Thank you

sole
sole
January 6, 2022
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Lovely! Thank you! Really interesting cues! Having had issues with my wrists I really appreciate all the attention to the joints :)

KCGD
KCGD
January 6, 2022
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Thank you Jon-Lyn! This was perfect for this morning. Will return to do it again.

easeondowntheroad
easeondowntheroad
January 6, 2022
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The sequence of a pilates class right before this one worked really well for me. The pilates brought attention to the core, and Jonni-Lyn cued us to strengthen this region as part of the arm balance prep. I admit I wasn't looking forward to this class but enjoyed it immensely. Thank you!

Lallymaggoo
Lallymaggoo
January 6, 2022
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Love love love this class. I needed to feel stronger and lighter today, and I really do. This is one that I will come back to regularly; and also carry forward in my practice. Thank you JLF & DYWM

ValerieH
ValerieH
January 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Great practice with clear guidance. I'll definitely look for more of your classes. Thank you.

duroc017
duroc017
January 5, 2022
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Jonni-Lyn has some good tips and tricks! Nice, long savasana on this practice too :)

karenleighjones
karenleighjones
January 5, 2022
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I liked all the ways you warmed us up leading into Crow. But once we actually got to Crow I could've used a few more cues and a few more tries. I've never been able to accomplish Crow, still not able. How does it all fit together? Hands, arms, elbows, knees and where is my gaze? Maybe this is one that needs a teacher in a room vs. online. I'll keep trying! Thanks Jonni

Gretchen
Gretchen
January 5, 2022
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Thank you for this, wonderful to feel my arm muscles strengthen up after a break from arm balances.

mdelloch
mdelloch
January 5, 2022
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Nice class, thank you... but I cannot get lifted in crow! Have ended in an awkward somersault, but joyfully! Oh well, I will try again another time.

phung
phung
January 5, 2022
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I loved all the cues for your hands. I was worried my wrists would be sore, but I felt so much stronger during this class! Thank you!

klooky
klooky
January 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Another tasty and delicious Jonni-Lyn joint. This morning I wrote down "Today I would like to feel strong and long." This practice got me there and then some. Thank you!