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Perfect workout in 30 min.
Betty Keiser - -
This class is so wonderful! Perfect workout. Vytas is motivating! Love everything about this class
Absolutely wonderful!
Emma Stenstrom - -
I love this class. And I cannot see why people get so offended. It is his style, and it is actually quite refreshing that not all yoga teachers have the same tone.
Got no Rhythm
Ree Tucker - -
I generally love Vytas' classes, which are almost always challenging. Not this one. although I agree with the comments that his attitude was harsh, my issue with this video is the rhythm and timing. I could not pace my movements with my breath at all, and found myself holding my breath in order to complete a movement. Also while Vytas was justifying his harsh words with his motivation speech he was having us hold our knee to our chest much longer on that one side. If this is the first Vytas video you've done, please don't disregard his other videos based on this one. His timing and pace are usually stellar.
Ericka Nelson - -
Great core work in this practice!
Words
Taz Burmeister - -
Really good class and I love all Vytas' calsses but I have to agree with some of the other comments that the calling out of individual students gave it almost a militant feel. Bit uncomfortable. Otherwise I really did enjoy this class and i recommend all Vytas' classes if you love a challenge
Great Class for Core Strengthening
Kristen Flebotte - -
If you are looking to gain strength in your practice THIS is the class for you. I feel like I've done more in this 30 minute class than in a typical 75 minute class. Definitely need to do some of your own stretching before/after but otherwise SO SO good. Will be doing this one a lot this summer.
Un-Yoga
Cheryl Williams - -
I just can't get over the brashness and almost rude and casual way he talks to the students in the class. As a yoga instructor, I would never speak to my students that way. It is a very un-yoga approach. Even if his flow or sequence is good, he gets in the way of the class with his style.
PERFECT BEFORE WORK
Jennifer Borie - -
Just what I needed to get the blood flowing. I am as far from a morning person as you can possibly get and I am actually alert for my drive for once. Wonderful quick class to get you focused for the day.
Heart Racing
Danielle Ashe - -
Vytas really challenges you to pull through and that's one of the things I loved about the 30 min video. It's not your typical yoga practice, but well worth your time and energy spent pushing yourself on your mat! I can feel it in my abs even ten min afterwards! Just what I needed!
Great class
Cary Hungerford - -
Love Vytas’ intuitive teaching style and stable sequencing
One of my favorite instructors and classes
Pedro Noyola - -
I travel often for work and always love to take yogaworks and Vytas with me. This is a great sequence for those that don’t have a lot of time but want an intense practice. From the comments, it seems as if both the class and Vytas are polarizing, but please count me as a fan of both.
Not for me
Penny Garcia - -
If you are looking for a workout video - yes. If you are looking for a yoga video - no. Had to turn it off, did not like his voice or barking motivational speech
Will definitely do it again!
Annabelle Bewicke - -
Just what I was looking for - a quick but intense workout.
Quick and sweaty
Judit Makk-Hatzirakleous - -
Great class, I loved it!
One of my favorites
Emma Johnson - -
I like to practice with a variety of teaching styles, but I generally favor teachers that push me, and Vytas definitely does. This is one of my favorites, and I feel that I get so much out of this video physically and mentally than I do in some hour long classes with other teachers. Yes, it is difficult and pushes me but it reminds me EXACTLY of why I love yoga and started practicing. Pushing physical boundaries and limits (carefully) reminds me that I'm capable of so much more than I believe, whether it is physical or something in my life! Thank you Vytas!! PS I am a 200 hr RYT through YogaWorks. Love this video and have probably done it over 20 times now.
PAYAL LALANI - -
Thanks Vytas! Great challenging video. I agree, I pressed play because I wanted something challenging. That line kept me pushing myself!
Yoga needs to come into the 21st century
Elina Vaysbeyn - -
I understand that Vytas might be a knowledgeable yogi but him CONSTANTLY calling out one of his students in the beginning of class made me feel very uncomfortable. I’ve taken classes with fantastic instructors and never had them constantly just come down hard on ONE person, treating them as if they are a disappointment if they can’t get just the right angle of a pose and penalizing them for it. And on top of that, it’s a female student and she can’t even speak because she’s recording a video for consumers. Longtime yoga instructors need to get with the times just like the rest of us, some things are just not appropriate anymore. Plus no one wants to hear one person being criticized over and over again, really sucks the positive, calm energy out of the room, especially when you’re trying to sit in a half squat for a minute and focus. I don’t want my yoga instructor disrespecting another student male or female, but with higher yoga echelons being dominated by male teachers, we really need to be mindful of not fostering that in the classroom.
Once more, a great practice Vytas!
Anna Grudzińska-Sarna - -
This one is right next to my edge, so I'll repeat it till it's easy ;) Don't know what the fuss is about though - I love the way Vytas is motivating and pushing to cross the boundaries in his videos. Come on!
TOUGH BUT WORTH IT!
Anjanette Carbone - -
Vytas is very motivating. I will keep repeating this video to build strength. The variations focus on core, arms and legs.
Quality Teaching Matters Most
loren collarile - -
Vytas is awesome. Let's get over ourselves. He is an incredibly informed, mindful educator. He may be rough around the edges, but aren't we all? You should see the uneducated, mindless teaching I've experienced lately out in the world. Criticizing him for saying "girls" seems so trivial to me. If a woman were teaching this class to two men and called them "boys" once or twice, no one would blink. As a female - I feel that concerning myself with what may offend my ego, rather than absorbing his careful cueing, is a waste of my time and not lending anything to the growth of my practice. But, I suppose it depends on what you're seeking from this work. Keep doing what you do, Vytas. I appreciate you!
Yes!
Lauren K - -
Effin love it. I go back to this class over and over again. Sometimes I don't want teddy bear yoga. (Sometimes I do.) This is great when I just want to get sh*t done.
Great Workout!!
kelly hawkins - -
Love this one! Strong and just right amount of pushing :)
No shavasana at the end?? I know the class is supposed to be "intense", but...
Erica Li - -
No shavasana at the end?? Come on... I know the class is supposed to be "intense" and that's why people click on it, but could you please end the yoga sequence with SOME fundamentals of yoga.
Avery Vernon-Moore - -
I found his energy to be very negative...especially at the beginning of the class. I such through it and it was fine, his attitude seemed to improve slightly, but it still found his tone and attitude to be rude and distracting from the actual practice.
Anika Kreider - -
I thought the class was great. In NO way did I find him disrespectful to women!
Mean Gymnastics Coach Vytas!
Jessie Lubke - -
Missing your irl classes so much. Sending lots of love from me and the fam in Austin.
Great!
Sydni Adler - -
Great for a day in which I don't feel like practicing for long but I feel like practicing strong(ly). I'll definitely be doing this again!
Perfect sequence
Huda Mussa - -
The sequencing was masterful, and the instructions crisp and clear. It takes work to design an advanced class without including the superfluous sun salutations that I don’t like to do on a daily basis. My body felt so good after practice
MyYogaWorks, please talk to Vytas
Megan Nash - -
He is disrespectful to the women and it is uncomfortable. I won't do any more of his classes.
Motivating & Energizing Insturctor
Lisa Jennings - -
Great class and I felt I got a lot out of just a 30-minute class. To me, his tone and demeanor are not insulting. He takes an "I'm going to push you" attitude and jokingly (he even says he's not serious in the video) "yells" at you to keep going. And, I feel for men who get told they can't call us "girls" when we ourselves talk about having a "girl's night out" or say "you go, girl!" If it's okay for us, it's okay for them and I for one am not offended and have been known to call men "the boys" from time to time. Take a deep namaste breath and let's not take things too seriously!
Overall tone towards women
Jamele Watkins - -
I love Vytas' classes online, but I must agree with other commenters. He is not respectful towards these women and even in other videos I've seen from him. His tone towards the other yogis made me feel uncomfortable. This may not be his intention, but this is how it comes across. I hope it is something he will work on in future videos. I do really like his content (aside from this).
Please address women respectfully (because the content is great!)
Alice Woodman-Russell - -
I love the intensity! I am a varsity athlete who really enjoys a good workout from yoga. At the same time, Vystas, your tone is disrespectful to women, such as saying "girls" and talking about how you'll come to our house. Not all women feel the same way about this (like Sara in the comments), and we're all entitled to our own opinion and feelings. Yet it's also true that if something feels like a problem to many members of a group, then the responsible thing to do is to change. We all mess up sometimes and we can all keep getting better.
nice sequence
kim wexman - -
teaching style? hmmm .... ? Can the same things come from a more balanced place? The more yoga we do... usually then the more we come from a balanced place. I really enjoyed this class . thank you :) I appreciate your alignment cues... you are so great at alignment. Thanks, Kim.
Great way to start the morning.
Ji Kim - -
I run every morning. But pulled my hamstring. This quick class gave me a boost. Not as cardio as running for 40 minutes but def great for a quick heart rate and burn and boost to start my morning.
Excellent class!
Wendy Perez - -
I was looking for something short, intense like strength training but knew I needed stretching too. This was it! As a trainer and Pilates instructor I thought his cueing was appropriate. It's also a level 3 class done without an instructor at home watching you so you must be aware of your limitations and not overdo it. Great class Vytas!
Awesome Class!
Sherie Koch - -
I loved this class because I got a good workout. I'm sore a day later! He's super straight and to the point and abrupt. This is my style of yoga. Thank you for not using flowery words. People need to stop being so sensitive to how you speak because you're one of my favorite teachers.
Jillian Emerson - -
He needs to be told to stop calling all of the women in his videos girls.
As for terminology
Sara Courter - -
I'd like to speak as a woman saying you can call me "girl" vs "lady" anytime, it's not offensive. Some people are highly sensitive but just so you know Vytas, it's annoying to me as a female that people always criticize you for that terminology. WHO CARES.
Safe, Effective, Exhilarating
Sara Courter - -
I love it! ALWAYS love Vytas' classes. My only complaint (and it's almost always only w/ Vytas' classes…) is his volume. I cannot hear him!! Either speak more loudly or amp his mic somehow please? Thanks!
Great class!
Ariane de Bremond - -
Really great class for intense strength building, a really great selection to do when you don't have a lot of time but want an intense workout. Vytas is clear in the beginning that 'no pain no gain' is not the mantra - rather its staying tuned into your own limits and going to your own degree. Lots of fun though, thanks Vytas!
Challenging Sweaty Yoga
Ingrid Cheng - -
I had too much energy & this helps me channel it. Yoga is my go-to place for mind-body wellness.
words matter
Crystal Huang - -
This goes for several of this instructor's video. If you have to use a playful group term for the demonstrators, please consider "ladies" rather than "girls" as a more respectful - not to mention accurate - term.
great workout
Renee Caputo - -
My cardio video wouldn't load today (different site) so I came to Yogaworks to look for something more intense and Vytas delivered! Thank you.
Refreshingly Different
Jennifer Borie - -
I really enjoyed the different approach to yoga instruction. The drill sergeant vibe for yoga poses made me kind of giggle which helped me get through the longer poses. Plus Vytas was very encouraging and motivating to push past what I would normally do. Fun and challenging!
not for me
Patrizia Milano - -
I am a very experienced practitioner and a yoga instructor. I actually got injured from this practice.. I see other loved it however in my case I found it unnecessarily old school 'boot campy'. I firmly believe practitioners should be encouraged to gage and follow their own sense of what's 'enough' rather than being pushed beyond a 'safe' limit. My mistake for not doing that. Needless to say I won't do it again.
Kicked my butt!
Sonia Grgas - -
Great class, although I had to fall out a couple of times. But I'm going to keep trying it till I get it right!
great class and beautiful studio
Bridget Truxillo - -
sometimes it's great to push yourself and this is a perfect class to do that in 30 min
Looking forward to doing this again
stephanie mokas - -
This is a great class if you're looking for some fast strength. Not for someone looking for a calming yoga practice! At first the teacher seems a little gruff but after a couple minutes he comes around and is on your side LOL. This is definitely the kind a class where you get better every time you do it I would forward to challenging myself again and seeing improvement!
excellent class, loved it!
Bridget Truxillo - -
i agree, classic vytas in all the best ways. challenging and feel great after
Um
Treena Smith - -
Did he just adjust her with his foot?
Challenging and awesome.
Kelly Spanik - -
Classic Vytas - tough, straightforward and a great workout. Tough love in all the best ways.
very challenging
Susana Diaz - -
i like being pushed. I have to say at times, vytas, your way of challenging one of the demonstrators was a little weird - too harsh? we all have our own styles/abilities. There might be a way to more therapeutically challenge someone. Ultimately, i really enjoyed the class and flow, and feel vibrating energy radiating from my core! thank you for making this.
Intense is a good word for it!
Nicole Hsueh - -
Intense and quick-paced class! Incredible workout for just taking 30 minutes out of my day!
my new fave
Mariam Razaq - -
i love all of Vytas's classes, this one was fantastic!
Quick intense class
Brittany Thrailkill - -
Loved this. I did this in my apartment with the heater on blast and I felt warm quick. Loved holding the challenging positions too!
So good!
Aubrey Tonner - -
This class is terrible in the best way possible lol. It's quick and you get sweaty! Perfect for a rough day when you just need to let it go. I plan to revisit and hopefully be stronger.