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09 Sep 2019 | Blog

What is Yoga Sculpt?

Vinyasa Yoga flow + Resistance Training + Cardio = YOGA SCULPT

We’ve held on to the magic of yoga and combined it with strength and cardio principles. Yoga Sculpt combines the mental aspects of a traditional yoga class with strength training exercises and a high-intensity workout. It’s balanced, all in one class that covers all your training needs. Yoga Sculpt is a vinyasa-based Yoga Flow class that incorporates hand weights and high-intensity cardio burst for a well-rounded yoga class with a maximum calorie-burning effect. The hand weights add a new challenge to your yoga practice, the cardio burst get your heart pumping and blood flowing and the core exercises keep you focused and centered.

What should I expect from a Yoga Sculpt class?

Expect a challenging, upbeat and super energetic yoga practice. Yoga Sculpt classes are challenging yet flexible and modifiable to all levels. You will be pushed, you will sweat, your heart will pump faster yet you will feel stretched, relaxed and rewarded by a sense of accomplishment.
The class will start by preparing and opening the body with targeted poses, asanas, and exercises. A signature Yoga Flow sequence is introduced allowing the practitioner to ease into the flow and poses which will later evolve with variations and weight training intervals.

Core targeted sequence blocks are strategically woven in the class to give an active recovery where you are still working and moving yet allowing the heart rate and breath to settle. Once ready for the next signature Yoga Flow sequence it starts again.

The class will finish with releasing and restorative poses followed by a well-deserved Savasana.

Why should I add Yoga Sculpt to my yoga routine?

There are many reasons to include Yoga Sculpt your practice. Doing so, you’ll be incorporating cardio exercises and high-intensity interval training to keep your heart healthy and to burn calories. With the addition of hand weights, you’ll also build lean muscle and you’ll challenge yourself in new ways. The specific benefits are:

1. IT CREATES MIND AND BODY FOCUS:

We pride ourselves with the perfect balance that our Yoga Sculpt classes offer between a yoga practice an a workout. Yoga Sculpt is a yoga practice with a strong focus on bridging the body and mind. We practice traditional asanas with all the basic principles together with a mental and emotional focus. Yoga Sculpt also has a strong focus on strength and intensity. Sculpt practice combines cardio and weight which bring strength training and cardio elements to the yoga mat.

2. STRENGTHEN: Stronger equals a safer practice.

Yoga Sculpt is a class for all yogis; newbies or seasoned practitioners alike. By having the ability to increase or decrease the amount of weights, this class will never be “too easy” or “too hard”. You’ll always be able to make it more or less challenging.

One of the best things about the class is that you can modify your practice, you can even do the class without weights and still benefit. But why add weights? A huge benefit of the Yoga Sculpt classes is that it provides an opportunity to target the muscles needed for a strong and safe yoga practice. The muscles targeted in the Yoga Sculpt are not typically strengthened in a classic vinyasa class but are necessary for your practice. We believe in fostering mobility that comes from the balance between strength and flexibility: strengthen the muscles surrounding and supporting the joints and then give them the flexibility needed.

3. STRETCH: Flexibility leads to better mobility

Yoga Sculpt is a vinyasa-based Yoga Flow practice where the rhythm and cadence of the breath will be used to guide the movement through asanas. We use traditional asanas to promote flexibility and mobility. We hold the asanas in a mindful and focus way allowing the body to adjust and feel the pose and its benefits. Alignment details will be used to focus and keep the mind connected to the body.

4. SWEAT: Dynamic movement that makes you sweat, sweat, sweat.

Yoga Sculpt sweats away the stress! Once you get moving through the yoga poses and then add the weight training intervals, you are literally dripping in sweat. Short cardio intervals paired with weights and a dynamic Yoga Flow sequence, Yoga Sculpt will help you get that heart-pounding workout in.

5. IT’S ENERGIZING AND FUN

Good tunes, dynamic flow, and a challenging environment guarantee fun and energetic class. Top it up with a final Savasana offering the opportunity to channel your energy inward and restore and revitalize the hard-working mind and body. You will leave the mat feeling refreshed and ready to take on your day.



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