Based on Ashtanga Yoga, this is not a fast-paced flow. This style also does not have as many Vinyasas or Chaturangas as an Ashtanga or Dynamic Vinyasa Flow session. Instead of repetitive motion that can mess with your joints, Power Yoga works on toning all the other muscles in your body equally, regardless of what skill level you currently have. With at least 5 breaths per pose, the focus is not on "getting it right". Instead, the focus is on owning your power the entire time on the mat. Whether you choose to rest in Childs Pose or contract every single muscle in a given moment, it is all by your own design. Regardless of what the person next to you is doing, there's no judgement. This is truly a Meditation in slow Motion.
Yin Yoga can be just as "challenging" as Power Yoga when you're asked to remain still for 1-5 minutes in every pose.
The difference here is that instead of contracting and putting your muscles into flexion,
you are exerting no energy whatsoever. Instead, you are resting your natural body weight onto a given area.
We rest on props like yoga bolsters, pillows, blocks and more.
When your muscles are completely relaxed, you gain access to the fascial tissue that holds it together.
In turn, the fascia can lengthen just a little bit,
which is key since over time/age/lack of use the fascia can shrink and become stiff.
(This class is not recommended for hyper-flexible people.
I'd suggest you go only 50% in a Yin session).
Fascia is the broad term for all the collagenous tissue that rests underneath your skin,
in the ligaments and tendons between your bones, and the web-like network that runs through your muscles.
rogue YOGI tune-up: stability
Since a typical yoga session involves a lot of pushing and macro-movements (i.e. Plank, Chaturanga, the Warrior poses, etc), my Yoga Tune-Up sessions balance them out with pulling and micro-movements. Controlled movements to this degree help you understand your body on a whole different level. I learned so much more about how my habitual patterns of movement...so much more than what I learned in over 10 years of Yoga alone. You'll never feel the same way in Warrior II or Crow Pose again!
rogue yogI tune-up: elasticity
As a complimentary exercise to Yin Yoga, Elasticity Conditioning involves taking our bodies to our end Range of Motion, and making small bounce-like movements to "hydrate" the fascia. It's old school name is "ballistic stretching", but it is still relatively new to the fitness scene.
Doing Elasticity Conditioning will literally bring a "bounce" in your step, improve things like back-bends in Yoga, and help keep your muscles from tightening up
rogue yogi LIIT: low-impact cardio
In my experience with health and fitness, HIIT (High-Impact Interval Training) helped strengthen my cardio and gain energy, while Yoga helped to develop focus and a shift towards a more peaceful mindset. The thing is, one doesn't replace the other. As you can tell from this itinerary, this retreat is all about keeping a Balanced and Well-Rounded lifestyle.
With HIIT, you'll work up such a solid sweat! However, it involves so much jumping that your joints can take a beating.
With LIIT (Low-Impact Interval Training) is much easier on them, but is just as aerobic.
With Rogue Yogi LIIT, we get to maintain the mindfulness, the yoga, and keep our hearts healthy.
Yoga Nidra means "Yogic Sleep", but you aren't completely asleep for this 60-minute sesh. You're brought to state of relaxation, and your consciousness weaves between being alert and being in a dream. With my voice guiding you through at least 60 points on your body, you are resting in the most comfortable version of Savasana ever. While most of my students worry that 60 minutes is a long-ass time, the moment we wrap it up, they're surprised it went by so fast.
Restorative Yoga is perfect for those days when you're tired AF (especially after getting off of a long flight to Bali). It encourages you to take it easy while touching upon the various parts of your body.
This type of practice is highly recommended for women when you're on your period.
It's also a solid way to handle moments when you're sick, feeling tired or your body's simply telling you to take it easy.