This blog post appeared originally on YogaVibes.com, it is reposted here with permission
Filming Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Style: Vinyasa Yoga with Weights
Length: 41 minutes
Intensity: Level 2 = Moderate Intensity
Focus: Crazy, Sweat-Inducing Flow
Props: Pair of light hand weights (3-5 lbs.)
Average Rating: 5/5
On the teacher.
For over fifteen years, Danielle Diamond has been teaching a kick-asana yoga class. With heavy focus on alignment and breath, Danielle creates a creative sequence, designed to make you smile as much as you’ll sweat. Her program, called Xen Strength Yoga, is a modern twist on yoga combining a powerful Vinyasa flow with light hand weights.
On the class.
- Work toward your edge. This sequence is designed to challenge you. Expect sweat!
- Honor precise alignment and your skill level. Danielle inspires her students to challenge themselves without sacrificing alignment and safety.
- Mix it up. This flow creatively weaves in light hand weights to up the ante of a standard Vinyasa flow. Get a taste of something new. Expand your idea of yoga!
- Get pumped. Experience a killer cardio challenge. You’ll be working every muscle group while burning lots of energy.
What people are saying.
“This was a great workout…loved it!!! I can’t wait for more videos from Danielle to be recorded!!” ~Debra G
“Excellent!” ~Nomnso K
“Loved it very much !!!!!!! Thank you, Danielle!” ~Silvanne P
“Wow! Quick + sweaty with a good cool-down stretch… that’s how I would describe this one. My only wish is that it would be a bit longer in order to (possibly?) incorporate a slightly longer warm-up with the vinyasa flows and then some more with the weights – maybe extend the main sequence or add a shorter one that specifically gets at the triceps/biceps? Still, I liked this!” ~Amanda S
From Danielle’s website: Xen Strength Yoga with Weights is a revolutionary method that combines a creative yoga flow with strength training, to provide a transformational workout designed to sculpt, lengthen, and challenge every muscle. Yes, you’ll not only get a hot yoga body, but according to those smarty-pants doctors at Harvard, you’ll also build muscle mass, increase bone density, and help prevent osteoporosis when practicing both yoga and strength training!
Find more online yoga classes with Danielle Diamond HERE.
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