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Yoga Class Description

This first hour-long online yoga class from Rolf Gates synthesizes the freedom of dynamic Vinyasa flows with therapeutic alignment principles. Gates presents modifications to ensure that the practice is accessible to anyone wishing to explore yoga as a physical and spiritual evolutionary journey. Gates asks students to, "Show up, do your best...and let your best be good enough." (61 mins.)

Level: 1 Style: Vinyasa Flow Yoga Focus: Crazy Sweaty Flow Yoga  

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Comments & Reviews

Average Rating:


Angela F

Reading Rolf's book I found him on YOGAVIBES and started a free trial just for his classes. This was my first but I look forward to doing them all. I love Rolf's calmness and simplicity.

Katy G

I enjoy the video as I am used to classes taught in his style and it hits a variety of things. I do agree this is not for beginners as there aren't sufficient cues for people not familiar with this flow. Also, his counting is not particularly appealing.

Joellen S

I agree with Katy K. This did not feel like a Level I class to me nor totally accessible to those who have not done quite a bit of yoga. I'm a beginner and constantly had to look at the screen to reference the cues as they didn't give me enough info to do the pose. The description does say accessible but, unlike someone like Sage Rountree, he doesn't cover any sort of modification or cues for beginner's that I could tell. I would consider this a challenging class for Level 2 or above. I also cannot hold the breaths as long as his poses - and, in the end, this was not a good fit for a beginning practitioner. Perhaps it is different in person.

Maureen S

Thanks for the awesome classes Rolf! Your classes are peaceful, challenging and methodical all at the same time. Love them! Keep up the good work!

Katy K

Despite being a Level 1 class, there are very few alignment cues for less experienced yogis. If I hear him count down from five one more time I might scream! Also, uses very few (no?) sanskrit terms for the poses.

Amanda S

I didn't think I would be able to make it through a one hour yoga class online -- for mental, not physical, reasons. This is the first long class I tried -- ever -- that I like enough to do more frequently. I've rotated it with the 1.2 and 2.1 on here and I love them all. Gates makes this very accessible to the beginner and appealing for those of us exploring yoga as a new practice in our lives, for all it can lead us to. Thank you Rolf!

Dave Sims

I enjoyed the clear and concise instruction, ideal for guiding me on days I practice at home instead for at our local studio. Thanks all you do.

Dee lyon

I love the flow of the class, easy but intense at the same time, I feel so connected to my breath and body, not likely to be a contortionist anytime soon, just keeping the flow, can't wait till you come to Boston, Dee Lyon www.reallifeyoga.com



Rolf Gates

Rolf Gates, a highly acclaimed author and globally recognized yoga teacher, has quite the back story. He’s a former social worker and U.S. Airborne Ranger with an intensely devoted meditation practice going on 16 years! Gates' super clear and concise instruction, coupled with his eclectic background, creates a refreshing and deeply reflective Vinyasa Yoga experience that is incredibly accessible and appealing, even to those that are newly exploring the yoga practice. For more on Rolf: www.rolfgates.com

Classes By Rolf Gates

Comments & Reviews

Average Rating:


Angela F

Reading Rolf's book I found him on YOGAVIBES and started a free trial just for his classes. This was my first but I look forward to doing them all. I love Rolf's calmness and simplicity.

Katy G

I enjoy the video as I am used to classes taught in his style and it hits a variety of things. I do agree this is not for beginners as there aren't sufficient cues for people not familiar with this flow. Also, his counting is not particularly appealing.

Joellen S

I agree with Katy K. This did not feel like a Level I class to me nor totally accessible to those who have not done quite a bit of yoga. I'm a beginner and constantly had to look at the screen to reference the cues as they didn't give me enough info to do the pose. The description does say accessible but, unlike someone like Sage Rountree, he doesn't cover any sort of modification or cues for beginner's that I could tell. I would consider this a challenging class for Level 2 or above. I also cannot hold the breaths as long as his poses - and, in the end, this was not a good fit for a beginning practitioner. Perhaps it is different in person.

Maureen S

Thanks for the awesome classes Rolf! Your classes are peaceful, challenging and methodical all at the same time. Love them! Keep up the good work!

Katy K

Despite being a Level 1 class, there are very few alignment cues for less experienced yogis. If I hear him count down from five one more time I might scream! Also, uses very few (no?) sanskrit terms for the poses.

Amanda S

I didn't think I would be able to make it through a one hour yoga class online -- for mental, not physical, reasons. This is the first long class I tried -- ever -- that I like enough to do more frequently. I've rotated it with the 1.2 and 2.1 on here and I love them all. Gates makes this very accessible to the beginner and appealing for those of us exploring yoga as a new practice in our lives, for all it can lead us to. Thank you Rolf!

Dave Sims

I enjoyed the clear and concise instruction, ideal for guiding me on days I practice at home instead for at our local studio. Thanks all you do.

Dee lyon

I love the flow of the class, easy but intense at the same time, I feel so connected to my breath and body, not likely to be a contortionist anytime soon, just keeping the flow, can't wait till you come to Boston, Dee Lyon www.reallifeyoga.com