PSA: I'll be leading yoga workshops coming up in Chicago, New Jersey and London. We also have a few spots lefts at our Santorini yoga retreat this summer, and one spot left at our Kenya yoga retreat following that.
It has been a very long time since I filmed a sixty minute yoga video! The reason is that when you film alone, like I do, it's tough. Why? Well, I film with my Canon 6D, which cuts off video every 20 minutes. Canon does this so they can avoid paying an import fee on their product. If the camera kept rolling any longer than twenty minutes, it would be considered a camcorder, and would be subjected to heavy taxes. So as a content creator, I'd need to keep getting up from my place on the mat and rushing over to the tripod to press stop before it cut off. To further complicate matters, the camera shuts off about thirty to ninety seconds after it's stopped recording. So even if I heard the noise of it shutting down, rushed over, pressed record again to start another twenty minutes of video time, and rushed back to my mat, it wouldn't be a seamless transition because I wouldn't know exactly where it cut off unless I plugged the memory card in to check. So as you can see, it's kind of a YouTuber's worst nightmare. That being said, fear not!
I recently partnered with Hotel Marlowe, a Kimpton hotel in Cambridge, Mass., to bring you a 60 minute yoga video. We had a videographer on set so he could worry about the logistics and I would focus on the yoga routine. Hallelujah!
So this video is a vinyasa yoga style, which means that we continually will be moving throughout the whole class. It is not a slow, stretching, hatha style yoga video. If you're looking for something slow, where you will feel a stretch in each pose, you'll want to do this video instead. This is also not a power yoga video where you'll be sweating and shaking the whole time. This is also not a yin yoga video, which is super relaxing and uses props. I just wanted to point that out, because the number one complaint I get on YouTube is that my pacing is too fast - but that's not actually the case - it's that usually the viewer was looking for a slow style of yoga and they had stumbled upon a vinyasa flow, which is a more athletic, faster paced style of yoga. Ok! So now that we've cleared that up, this is how it'll go down:
We'll begin with a centering to come into the present moment. That sounds kind of cheesy, but basically it's a chance to turn off your mind and let go of whatever stressors you're dealing with so you can be more present. Being present will help you get the most out of the yoga practice. Then, we'll gently warm up, and begin our vinyasa flow. Finally, we'll end with some stretching and a five minute savasana. I hope you guys enjoy - let me know how it goes for you down in the comments below, and if you enjoyed this, I'd be so grateful if you gave it a thumbs up on YouTube! Hope you enjoy!