Wake Up!

Intermediate II

Crista teaches a remarkably satisfying power flow with only 10 minutes to work with! This is a very active class, with sun salutations, arm balances, kick-ups to handstand and even some time for releasing tight muscles. This one is for you, busy people who like a good work out!

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EmmaReid
October 18, 2021
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This was a great pick up me during a sluggish day, I really recommend if you want a short break from work/mundane tasks.

twilightbat
April 15, 2021
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Non-sporty types beware: this class starts with a lot of chair pose! (To be fair, it IS labelled "Intermediate II".) My Sunday runner hamstrings begged for mercy. Fortunately, the pace is so fast that if you can't keep up with one pose, you can rest for a few seconds since the next one is coming right up and not all of them are so demanding. Still, my advice would be not to attempt this if you are fatigued, unless you are very fit to begin with; it is a good start to a good day – maybe not so much to a bad one :-).

Neita
February 8, 2021
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WOW! Very fun! That was over before I knew it. Luckily I had read thru comments so I did a short Beginner class to warm-up before attempting this one. That worked out well; this was a lot of fun.

LLove
August 20, 2020
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Invigorating! This a a great short wake-up class for a busy day.

Tanja Andrea
December 17, 2019
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Incredible that this was just ten minutes. Today I slept late and only had verly little time in the morning, this class was perfect for that. Thanks, Crista!

nnmrtn
October 21, 2019
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I couldn't keep up! By the time I'd looked at the screen Christi had already moved on. A disastrous start to my day!

Hrmn831
October 22, 2019
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Still no video, but the audio instruction was fine. Great quick morning or midday practice! Thanks!

sng4ever
September 17, 2019
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Great little, fun practice.
Gets the juices flowing!!!

mexitalian
July 19, 2019
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Excellent as an early morning wake up, I'm fired up and ready to get into my day. From my heart to yours namaste.

allisonsabrie
February 26, 2019
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Great WAKE UP 10 minute routine, fast paced and invigorating.

bnoodle
February 7, 2019
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Great class to wake up the whole body! Love the instructor. Bookmarking this one for sure!

Kimby
February 2, 2019
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Crista! You're amazing - I'm wide awake & feeling great.

duroc017
February 1, 2019
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Can't believe I haven't done this one before. I love it!

Christa Bedwin
November 27, 2018
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I love this little series and your style. I prefer to hold some of the sit-ups as boat pose or the side planks, but I feel that's easy enough to do and just do this one day after day! Love that it's ten minutes too so I can do it multiple times per day.

birdnthesky
October 3, 2018
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It definitely wakes you up. but this class was just okay for me. There was no time to warm up which made me feel like I could easily injure myself. The poses are rushed without time to enjoy them. I also had to look at the screen to know what was happening. I'm used to other videos on this site that have clear instruction so I rarely need to look at the screen. I think this video would be better to wake up in the middle of the day - not first thing in the morning.

oakhazel
October 2, 2018
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I enjoyed this class but I did find that some sections were so quick that by the time I was in the posture, she was on the next one. So, I agree, just a smedgion slower would be a lot better. A child's pose every so often to drink in the lesson perhaps. Very enjoyable, thanks. I did have to miss out a few of the more strenuous poses but that was okay.

margotkeyes
October 1, 2018
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This class really wakes us up, but both my husband and I felt that we barely got one second to enjoy a pose and its benefits before we had to move on again. I realize this is a "busy people flexibility" class, but just adding a second or two between poses would be greatly appreciated and it would only make it 11 or so minutes, still very short and beneficial for busy folks. Thank you! Great stuff, we just want to take an additional moment to enjoy! :)

Faye but not Doneaway
September 27, 2018
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Crista, this class is awesome! It wakes me up, energizes me and really makes me smile! Many thanks!

Audinette
September 25, 2018
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I really like to have short session we can have as a wake up smile before heading to work. It brings energy, and a good mood!
It would be great if each short practice has a mental theme associated with the physicality of the practice to make it even more powerful!

Meghan13126
July 8, 2018
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This is one of the best classes I've tried on here! Thank you for your wonderful energy, I'll be back :)

handstoheart
June 18, 2018
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This is the perfect way to change the routine when working at home. I feel so energised and active though most of the day has been spent sitting at my desk. Thank you, namaste Crista!

sunonred
June 15, 2018
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This combined with a 5 minute meditation beforehand is how I begin my day...every single day! So before things gets hectic, I've put in 15 minutes for myself. It's to the point where I crave this time. This 10 minute flow is awesome!! It's heart opening, energizing, stretching and strength igniting. I appreciate you Cristi so much! I send daily gratitude to you for this perfect, brief synthasized flow!

Aziah
May 19, 2018
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Loved this short power workout. The equivalent to 2 cups of coffee in energy!

Helen Alford
April 19, 2018
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Just don't do it when people are still asleep! Always feel great after this one.

Lannemc
March 30, 2018
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Short on time. Big need for a great start. This did the trick. Thank you!

nadonado
March 23, 2018
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Thank you Crista for another fun class. Now I feel energized to start my day.

WanderWithYou
January 5, 2018
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I’ve quit the gym and am going to get my yoga practise back on track. This is the first session I have completed on this site and I feel great. Short, powerful and has woken me up. Ready for the day....

PeacefulRN
October 31, 2017
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I used this as a finisher after a more moderate class when I felt like I still needed a "little something". Good to do when you're already warmed up....first thing in the morning wouldn't work for my late-40s body, but felt good today after my body had been loosened up. Thank you!

stephleest
October 29, 2017
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Great wake-up routine! This one is a bit fast-paced and involves quite a bit of jumping!

doktobob
October 8, 2017
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Quick and very very good and exhausting at the end (in very good way!) Like it very much :-)

Bjassoma
September 28, 2017
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Really liked this one. One should not leave the house without it

sanb0x
September 19, 2017
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Wowza, am I ever energized after that quick little number! Perfect start to the day!

Keita
July 18, 2017
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Fantastic and fun in such a short timeframe, got me puffing, great thankyou

jbispo
July 6, 2017
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Quick & energizing! Perfect for the morning. Maybe one day I'll be able to do handstand hops!

Heatherybean
July 1, 2017
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That was energising! Feel fantastic after that quick burst...will definitely be using that again in my new yoga-every-day practice.

Thanks!