Full Backcover Description
A regular yoga practice is ideal for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Filmed in a lush garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this dynamic yoga practice focuses on both the physical and mental factors that can affect weight. Physically it combines active vinyasa flow sequences with strengthening poses for optimal body conditioning. The vinyasa flows elevate the heart rate and burn calories while the strengthening poses build muscle and create a more toned, streamlined physique. Mentally this program will help develop the inner strength of self-acceptance, focus and gratitude thereby reducing stress and creating happiness from the inside out.
Ashley Turner is on e of the premiere yoga teachers in Los Angeles. She hold a Master's in Counseling Psychology and is known for her unique approach to yoga; a combination of physical instruction and mental application to help her students channel energy, release stress and improve fitness. Recently named 'Who's Who of Power Yoga' by Yoga Journal, Ashley has been featured in other prestigious publications such as Health, Women's Health and Outside Magazine. With a list of clientèle that includes models, Hollywood creatives, distinguished business leaders and renowned musicians, Ashley has taught yoga in group classes, international retreats, and private sessions for over ten years.
Element: Yoga for Weight Loss
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Ashley Turner (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 50 min.
Street Date: 08/07/2009
Certified instructor description:
A straight-forward yoga workout that emphasizes self-acceptance and body-awareness. The moves also integrate some traditional body-sculpting techniques designed to develop lean muscles. Ashley Turner's flawless form and unhurried cuing seems just right. She explains the benefits of each pose while letting you know what you should be feeling at every moment. Her one-on-one instruction is non-technical and always supportive (e.g. “only bend as much as you can,” “okay, now give it a little more juice”). The moves are all yoga classics like sun salutation, warrior and boat pose. Quiet music and a pleasant garden setting. ©2009.