Welcome to The Yoga For Dancers System, created for dancers at any level in their career who want to become healthier, less stressed, and more successful in their field. This system is a series of warm up routines, cool down routines, guided meditations, full-length yoga classes, and other helpful resources designed specifically for dancers.
The Yoga For Dancers System is structured as a course, so that you can learn about all the components before you implement them into your dance training and performance schedule. Don't worry, you won't be required to memorize anything for this course! All the yoga routines, meditations, and classes are meant to be downloaded onto a device (or multiple devices) of your choice so that you can practice them wherever and whenever works best for you.
This system was designed with dancer's specific needs in mind, and it is structured to perfectly intertwine into a-day-in-the-life of a dancer. The dancer yogini or yogi will be able to pick and choose what to practice and when depending on their current needs.
The course is structured into 6 sections.
1. An Introduction
2. Warm Ups
3. Cool Downs
5. Full-Length Classes
6. Bonus Material
Each section has an introduction PDF guide that explains in depth what the section is about, why it is important, and how to use it. All movement based yoga lessons are given to you in both video and audio format, and all guided meditations are provided in audio format. So, if you're on the go, traveling, etc., then you will be able to keep all the classes and meditations on your phone or iPod so they can come with you too!
If you are passionate about dance, but you're always tired and stressed out, then invest in yourself today! Get your mind and body in sync with one another by implementing a carefully crafted yoga & meditation practice into your life. You have the power to make your dreams as a dancer come true, and The Yoga For Dancers System can definitely help you achieve them! Live a happier and healthier life with yoga and mediation by joining us in The Yoga For Dancers System!
This is an introduction to the course describing what it is, it's structure, and how to use it.
Explains how to use this section, and why you should warm up with yoga before you dance.
Use this routine to warm up your body before dancing when you're short on time.
Use this routine to warm up your body before dancing when you have a bit more time to spare.
Why you should cool your body down after class, auditions, and performances.
Use this routine to cool down your body after dancing when you're short on time.
Use this routine to cool down your body after dancing when you have a bit more time to spare.
An introduction explaining how to use these meditations to help exercise your mind and bring your mind, body, and spirt in sync with one another.
Listen to this meditation before your dance class to prepare your mind and make you feel more awake, focused, and ready to go!
Listen to this meditation before an audition to erase your nervousness and anxiety, and make you feel like you can conquer anything!
Listen to this short meditation before rehearsal to prepare your mind to absorb all choreographic combinations, remember them, and perform at your best.
Listen to this meditation before a performance to prepare your mind, remember your choreography, and give it your absolute best every time.
This is an introduction to this section describing how to use these classes and suggestions on what you'll need.
Dancers need to be flexible to create those beautiful lines we all love so much. This one hour class for overall flexibility will assist you in gaining and maintaining hip, leg, and back flexibility. Please work with caution and do not overly stretch your body too quickly. Be kind to your body, and everything will come in it's own time.
This is a full-length, 45 minute, restorative yoga class that you can do if your body is feeling extra sore or in need of special care. Be very gentle with your body during this class, and use this time to completely relax. Your body and your mind need the rest!
This is a short ebook, A Beginner's Guide to Meditation. It includes how to get started with a mediation practice, what you'll need, and 5 simple exercises for quieting the mind.
Listen to this 8 minute meditation regularly to build up your confidence. It contains 20 positive affirmations that will help you to feel more optimistic about your dance career and yourself.
Christina D'Arrigo is an RYT 500 yoga instructor and dance choreographer from New York City. She has been studying movement for over 20 years, and her mission is to help as many people as she possibly can to achieve better health, success, and happiness through yoga and meditation.
In October 2014, Christina started the ChriskaYoga YouTube channel to provide quality online yoga videos and guided meditations that can be practiced from anywhere. She lives and works in NYC teaching private yoga classes while also running her dance company, CBGDance.