If you love yoga but also want to build a little muscle and get your heart rate up, welcome to our yoga sculpt class! This class is the perfect blend of yoga, muscle sculpting and cardio all rolled into one awesome 45-minute session. Join GHU TV trainer JC as he moves you through the class teaching you to use your breath for each part and encouraging you to work at a level that feels right for you. Kate joins JC in the movements and Sheila shows modifications so that no matter how your body is feeling you have options. Love the yoga but not so fond of the sculpting? That’s works! Leave the weights out of the picture and just move through the sequences with bodyweight alone! Never done yoga before but want to try? JC does a great job, in a non-intimidating way, teaching you to learn little by little how each shape takes place.
This yoga sculpt workout is like a big bell curve both starting and ending with some breathing and gentle body movements as well as stretches. But in between, look out! Using small weights – think 3, 5 or 8 pounds – you will move and sweat with the whole gang as your body uses breath to change shape. After your first gentle breath and movement opener, you’ll nail down the basic yoga classics in both Sun A and Sun B several times. Soon enough the heat of your body takes over and you start building on some bodyweight planks as well as optional weighted side planks. Lat raises, lunges, curtsy’s and push-ups are just a small part of the work you’ll get done during this amazing yoga sculpt challenge! By the time you are done you’ll be proud of the workout you completed but also refreshed and renewed by the lengthening and calming that too place in the yoga
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Equipment: Light Dumbells Towel, Mat
Instructor: JC Lippold