Element: Yoga for Weight Loss
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About the Instructor:
Ashley Turner is one of the premiere yoga teachers in Los Angeles. She holds 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 clientele 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’s Yoga For Weight Loss feels like a private class with a master teacher – in this case, Ashley Turner, yoga teacher to the stars. Her gentle patter invites you to set your own intention and directs attention to yoga’s power to heal and transform from the inside out…The net effect is an inward-focused practice that creates a sacred space for you to calmly assess all that you need to change to support your weight-loss goals.” – Hillari Dowdle, Yoga Journal
Top Customer Reviews
Ashley Turner's "Yoga for Weight Loss" was just what I was looking for. The poses and pace make for an excellent cardio and core strength workout, and afterwards, I feel relaxed and accomplished. Ashley's voice is calm and encouraging and her instruction is clear and concise. I find her to be very motivational and look forward to more DVD releases from her.
As for the reviewer who's sour about the intro: I personally find it comforting to know that I'm taking instruction from someone who is qualified and think it should be mandatory for all instructors to give their credentials on their products. *smile*
I've found that the new style of yoga dvd's have a jerky, rapid movement style that I find dangerous (certainly for people new to yoga), but this DVD used fluid movements.
I have been doing this DVD for about a month and my body has toned up a lot, and I have been working out 5 days a week for over 10 months, so someone who hasn't worked out at all will really feel more toned. I am amazed at what this one DVD has done for my body.
I guess what I'm saying is: I was a little apprehensive because of the negative reviews but decided to get it based on my thought process listed above. Now that I have it, I think the intro is short and to the point. It tells me she's experienced and trusted in this area. I find her narrative really good. She doesn't have what I think of as a dreamy voice that makes me feel bored. Her voice is matter-of-fact and even. She gets you into the spirit of it and allows for those of us that are not yet into a more experienced level.
I find my limmbs have that tingley, shakey feeling you get after a good workout after only a half hour. And that makes me feel good!
Overall, I think this is a good video for someone who's looking for weightloss and toning and who is new to yoga.
Now, I am a mom of four little boys, so I really have to MAKE THE TIME to work out (no snacks for 45 minutes, people, don't even ask--that's the rule!), but my kids really love this routine, too. They are always trying to keep up, which makes for great comedy--but more importantly, it makes me feel good to see them taking an interest in such a wonderful practice. As for results, after one month of performing this workout for an average of 4 times a week, I can see some positive changes in my body; I've noticed some increased muscle definition and I am slowly seeing an increase in my flexibility, but--and I never thought I'd say this due to my inclination to work out for vanity's sake--what is more impressive to me is how I FEEL now. I am so much more relaxed in my daily life.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This dvd is a good workout and I like the setup of element yoga dvds. However depending on what you are looking for sometimes she moves too quick when I am unsure of the moves bc I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by mfandre90
Very good yoga practice. It wasn't super challenging so its not intimidating. It was a good gentle kind of power yoga, not the most difficult practice I've done but it was a good... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jaime
This is a solid workout, and one that I enjoy doing. I especially like the way she seamlessly offers alternate poses depending on the level of your abilities, and I can notice my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by sandra
Not a bad workout, it is fairly physical yoga. However, I wish there was more to it.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've taken yoga classes. On the floor - let's do a number of on-the-floor postures. Standing up? Let's do some standing postures. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Readhead13