Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Workouts in Review: Bryan Kest Power Yoga

I had loaned this DVD out to my mother-in-law and forgotten about it for quite awhile but remembered it and decided to try it out again. Whew! What a workout! My entire body was sore the next day. I forgot how long Bryan has you hold some of the poses. It was a great practice and I'm so glad I did it.

What is it?

Bryan Kest's Power Yoga has 3 workouts on it. Each varies in length from 40-65 minutes in length. Bryan Kest is the instructor and he has almost 20 years experience teaching Ashtanga yoga. According to Bryan Power Yoga is "a fast-paced, high-energy, life-enhancing yoga program that will leave you slimmer, stronger, and re-energized for the grind of everyday life".

Who is it for?

Because this DVD includes 3 programs that get progressively more difficult, I think you could start out as a beginner/intermediate and become advanced over time.

What to Expect:

I think Bryan's style is very "L.A. Yogi". You have to get past the long hair and tight pants and focus on how thorough and intense this yoga can be. Like I said, I was really surprised at how sore I was the next day because I practice yoga on a regular basis. Bryan was one of the first instructors I used and he really helped me with my form and leg strength. It is definitely worth getting!

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Ingrid said...

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

OMG This is sooo timely. Ok so you know I am subbing and teaching at a variety of yoga studios here. Well, Bryan is coming thru this one studio I sub at for a one-afternoon 4 hour workshop in March and I was going to go to the studio tomorrow morning, pick up my check, and *sign up for his workshop*.

Even living in So Cal, I never made the trek to LA to practice with him and am so excited bout this workshop! Love the review, thanks Nicole!

Mindy said...

I have to agree- this IS timely :) I have this and havne't used it yet- I'm always using my Baron Baptiste dvd's ( which if you haven't tried you totally should- they're great and I adore Baron :) but after reading this post i think I need to finally give this a try!

TheFitnessFreak said...

I'm jealous Averie! I so wish I could come and join you : )

Yes Mindy, it is most definitely worth trying out! I'm going to do it again on Friday because I enjoy being sore ; )

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