25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2007
I do tradional Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and this was really nice for a change. It wasn't boring at all and the exercises really do work! If you think that this workout is too easy, then you really aren't doing it properly. For a longer set I recommend doing both DVD's. Well worth the money. I love this workout for when I don't feel like spending over an hour doing tradional Yoga and want results.
22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
I tried Yoga Booty Ballet Latin & Easy DVDs & felt the toning section was too easy & the dancing had too silly moves. I love Teigh McDonough from her Yoga Fusion Abs & Power videos that incorporated dance & Qi Gong with pilates & yoga. She has great body awareness & knows what stretches, poses, moves feel great in what order to keep you inspired to keep opening up your body. I always feel energized more when I'm done with her videos.
They cute YOUR left & Right. Teigh & Gillian alone on simple stage w/their positive, upbeat personalities & seem to get along great. The stage is simple & the music is Middle Eastern w/a great deep beat to keep you grounded & calm unlike Kenny G type music.
The Goddess Booty went by very fast, it felt like I was only exercising for 8 min, but it is 22 min. There is no menu. They start with a yoga mudra & breathing real quick, then kundalini yoga seated torso circles & & torso back/forth with breath. Then quick to side laying & leg lifts & circles & frog (leg/hip lifts when laying on stomach) on each side with child's pose 2 second rests in between. Then on knees & forearms is more leg lifts & rest with calf to chest stretch or modified version. Next callanetics /bar method / lotte berk method seated knee lifts (more challenging then those), knee to chest stretch & knee to each side back/forth for hip circulation. Next is more challenging version of callanetics standing tiny squats, hip tucks & standing leg lifts with more balance challenge. Next is yoga chair pose, seated spinal twist, threading the needle for hip stretch & ends with a visualization & mudra for abundance in life.
Goddess Yoga Core
Starts with kundalini yoga with arms behind head torso twists w/breath for 3 min, alternating between rolling like a ball & boat pose, lying down single leg lifts & then the straight leg to side w/o letting it go to the ground for strengthening spinal twist & both legs, lying holding straight legs at 45 angle, on elbow side plank, on elbow plank, on stomach pilates swimming, locust, plank w/leg lift & knee to nose w/breath of fire, bow pose, full side plank, full camel, fun torso rolling stretch, downward facing dog, standing fwd bend, diaphragmatic breathing (slight squat & full exhales & holding to massage organs, slight squat cat/cow stretch, standing full side bends, full squat balance w/good qi gong energy cultivation hands & ends w/mudra.
I felt very energized & positive after doing this & it made me want to exercise even more! Their positive words were helpful to make me want to do this again & again. I was able to even do my best camel with the best ease because of Teigh's words to "visualize a string coming up from your heart to the moon, oppositional energy, enjoy the space you are creating..."
I've only tried their Latin/Easy workouts & didn't like the dance portion as much & thought the toning workout was too easy. I think as well because there were other students who were not as in good strength or not as in a positive mood or aware of their bodies who probably hoping the workout would end immediately got to me. Gillian & Teigh alone like this I LOVE.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2007
Yoga Booty Ballet Master Series is a two-DVD set hosted by fitness experts Gillian Marloth and Teigh McDonough, offering the signature moves that Hollywood celebrities use to stay in shape and improve flexibility. The first DVD, Goddess Booty, is a 25-minute workout to tone one's backside, featuring the moves Frog, Thread the Needle, and the Cellulite Roll, which is believed to help break up cellulite and increase circulation for smoother skin. Yoga Core is a 30-minute total-body yoga and Pilates workout for developing a strong midsection and muscles from head to toe. A solid workout designed especially to improve fitness and health with a minimum of fuss. 55 minutes, color.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2008
Yoga Booty Ballet is sometimes kind of cheesy, but the moves are effective. The women may grate some people's nerves because of their mantras or because their personalites are a little out there. There is one moment where one of the ladies gives the other stink eye and their deep breathing close ups are... interesting. Once you get past all that the moves are doable and worthwhile. I used this DVD as a followup to a more strenous one. The time flies through this one because everything is pretty succinct.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2007
I really like the workout. The two women in the DVD have a really good workout and explain everything very well, and I feel the results as I'm working out with this DVD. The personalities of the two women just seem a little strange, but it's not really fair to judge people in a workout video. Besides the personalities, I love the DVD and the workout! It was well worth the money!!!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2009
This is my 5th written review on the YBB seris. I love YBB so much because Teigh and Gillian inspire you to be the best goddess that you can be, and their workouts are so fun it doesn't feel like your workingout. Trust me though after you are done with the workouts you will feel pretty sore and get some great results!
Godess Booty begins with the regular mudra/kudilingi yoga, some warm up stretches for the buns, thighs, and back. You do some leg lifts (like in pilates) with the foot turned in making it so you target the thigh and glute area. The frog, which after the leg lifts will really target you buns and you will feel the burn. Then you do a few more leg lifts ( differnt varity of course)some ballet that will target the booty area, fallowed by some strecths that feel really good after working so hard on your buns.Finally you end off with another mudra and your done working on your booty! (25 mins)
Yoga Core is a seris of Pilates exercises that will stregthen your core and slim/tone it down. You will see moves like swimming,half moon pose on the floor, bicycele and teasers.You also tone your internal organs later on in this dvd and do some stretchs for the abs and end with a mudra. 30 mins total...
YBB is a program that has worked really well for me. Teigh and Gillian have keeped me very motivated. If your not seeing results after doing this dvd, then it means your not working to your best potiental or at a high intesity...You should see results no matter at what fitness level you are at...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2008
... that is, if you don't take yourself or the instructors too seriously. Folks who are generally unfit will find the balancing poses demanding and probably won't have the stamina for this workout, but for those with a bit more strength and endurance it is a challenge and quite fun. The women in the video are a somewhat odd combination of typical peppy aerobics instructors ("Eight more!") with some mumbo-jumbo about finding your center and claiming your inner beauty, and they intersperse yoga terms without really explaining them. Their best advice was about the satisfaction of working hard to achieve your fitness goals, and with that in mind, doing this workout regularly will definitely enhance one's core strength and gluteal muscles.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have to admit, I borrowed this from the library not really expecting much....The name was a little goofy and the cheesy picture on the front made me think it might not be something that would be for me, but I tried it and I couldn't have been more wrong.
The cuing on the moves is very good. Both instructors show good form and give you modifications where they might be necessary. The set includes one dvd for core exercises and one for the booty. Both were excellent and mixed some pilates and yoga moves. I thought the instructors were upbeat but not over the top. Encouraging but not hyper.
I would probably do the two segments together to make about a 50 minute workout, but when I was pressed for time I did one and some toning exercises with another dvd that was short to round out my workout.
I would definitely seek out more dvds from these two instructors. They know their stuff and show you you can't judge a dvd by it's cover.
Overall a good dvd that I would consider purchasing.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2009
I've owned several YBB workouts in the past and have enjoyed them all. I bought the Master's Series to have a set of shorter workouts for the days I'm pressed for time. I thought I was pretty strong when it came to yoga, but the Yoga Core workout humbled me. I couldn't complete all the poses, but Teigh and Gillian offers good variations if you are not up to the advanced moves. I felt sore the next day, but it was a good feeling. I felt I'd actually accomplished something rather than going through the motions. The Goddess Booty workout is a great way to target that area, which for me is a definite problem spot.
I recommend also getting the A.M. Latte and Goddess Abs Master Series DVDs. I look forward to working out with these dvd's and my boyfriend actually has to convince me to take a day off every now and then.
I gave this product five stars because, for me, it is a perfect workout combination. I enjoy the yoga meditations and do not notice any religious overtones. Some people have a problem with the perkiness of the instructors, but I find them motivating. I could see my self wanting to hang out and have coffee with these people. For me that is a real plus.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2012
Great workout DVD. I have purchased many of the Yoga Booty Ballet DVD's but I had outgrown them. I bought the Master Series hoping for a more advanced Yoga workout. This DVD did not disappoint. There is a Goddess Booty portion that lasts 25 minutes and the Core portion lasts for 30 minutes. It is perfect for getting my workout in before I leave for the job in the mornings. I definitely recommend this DVD.