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Intense core moves deliver balance training, functional fitness, and a slimming, detox, twist routine in this online yoga with weights class with Xen Strength Yoga founder Danielle Diamond. Get the intense calorie burn you want without sacrificing precise alignment and the benefits of yoga that you love. You will be encouraged and inspired to work toward your edge and to challenge yourself while still honoring your current skill level. Xen Strength Yoga classes strategically incorporate light weights into a playful Vinyasa flow, for a program designed to sculpt, lengthen, and challenge every muscle group. Have a pair of light (3-5 pound) hand weights available. Do this as a stand-alone practice or combine with Segments 1 and 3 for a full hour-long practice. (20 mins.)
For over fifteen years, Danielle Diamond has been teaching a kick-butt yoga class that focuses on alignment and breath to open your body through a creative sequence, designed to make you smile as much as you'll sweat. After stumbling upon yoga while producing a fitness video for MTV and dealing with over-use injuries from being a hard-core runner, Danielle realized the important effect learning to meditate had on her mental health. It allowed her to find peace inside herself and to face her biggest challenges head on: her mother's suicide, her father's bankruptcy, and her own body issues.
More and more, Danielle noticed her students would lift weights after doing yoga. This inspired her to develop Xen Strength Yoga and create a modern twist on yoga that truly meets her client's needs. Her program combines a vinyasa flow with light hand weights, and will be featured in the book she is currently writing about yoga and the Zone Diet with Dr. Barry Sears of The Zone Diet fame. Additionally, Danielle is honored to have recently been featured in Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful campaign and upcoming book, as well as being the featured wellness blogger on Bobbi's blog: www.everythingbobbi.com. To learn more about Danielle, Xen Strength Yoga, her DVDs and teacher trainings, please visit her website at www.xenstrength.com.