This easy-to-follow course introduces basic principles of Core Strength Vinyasa (CSV) Yoga for beginning and experienced yogis. CSV uses cutting-edge anatomy knowledge for a safer, stronger, more efficient yoga practice. New students will learn yoga basics to build flexibility and strength. Experienced yogis will learn new ways to move to get more benefits on the mat. Seven sessions culminate with a 30-minute CSV flow practice you can do any time.
A brief intro to Sun Salutations and how they differ in Core Strength Vinyasa.
A Sun Salutation practice with beginner, intermediate, and advanced variations. Stick to the variation that's best for you and your body.
An introduction to the principles of Standing Poses in Core Strength Vinyasa.
A Standing Pose practice based on lunging poses.
A continuation of discussion about Standing Poses in Core Strength Vinyasa.
A Standing Pose Practice based on Warrior Poses.
An introduction on how to safely backbend using Core Strength Vinyasa principles.
A Backbending Practice using Core Strength Vinyasa principles. *Please warm up thoroughly before this practice.
An introduction to the principles of stretching and floor poses in Core Strength Vinyasa.
A practice of seated and floor poses based on Core Strength Vinyasa principles.
Final thoughts and wrap-up.
A 30-minute Core Strength Vinyasa practice combining all the elements in this course. Enjoy!
Melissa Scott is on a mission to help you recognize your strength, live into your Truth, and have your most authentic life possible.
She's a yoga teacher, counselor, writer, and life coach who believes everyone can be their best self. Her Core Strength Vinyasa classes develop deep core strength and focus on moving from center, both on and off the mat. She combines her knowledge of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy for classes that are creative, challenging, and deeply centering.
A passionate yoga student for over a decade, with a background in dance and martial arts, Melissa uses her knowledge of the mind-body connection, energy dynamics, and deep core anatomy to move past fears to a deeper, more empowered place. In addition to teaching yoga and working with individual clients, she presents regularly on stress management, mind-body psychology, and sacred activism.