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Short Vinyasa Flow with Joan Hyman - Hip Openers

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Yoga Class Description

A shorter version of Joan's longer online Vinyasa flow yoga class that opens with Sun Salutations before moving on to longer-held poses, hip openers, standing balances and astavakrasana (or eight-angle pose). This well-rounded practice is perfect for those days when you only have 20 minutes for your practice. The class ends with back-bends and forward bends. Hyman draws attention to breath and alignment while using Vinyasa to heat and cleanse the body.  Suitable for intermediate and advanced students. Special thanks to Kalani (www.kalanimusic.com) for providing the beautiful music. (20 mins.)

Level: 2 Style: Vinyasa Flow Yoga Focus: Arm Balancing + Inversions Yoga, Hip Opening Yoga, Crazy Sweaty Flow Yoga  

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Comments & Reviews

Average Rating:


Erica S

I do love the fast pace of this flow...when I really only have 20 minutes I feel like I can get so much out of that time! I also sometimes get bored in yoga classes -- which is partly why I need to do more of it...just to calm down! You cannot get bored here because you're almost always transitioning into something else...so it's good for those days when I sort of don't have the energy to be slower. I can still get the calming and stretching benefits from this class.

Sammie S

Loved it!! Thanks, Joan!

Eric O

I love Joan's classes and really, if you have been practicing for a while, you almost don't need video - her guiding voice is more than adequate! That said, this video feels like it was an early attempt; the videography and camera positioning in her (and other teachers') subsequent videos is much better in terms of lighting, setting, and camera positioning. As someone else mentioned, there is a definite gap in the midst of a rather tricky sequence that will throw one for a bit of a loop. But it's brief. You really jump into this one quickly and there's a lot here for 20 minutes. I'd suggest adding another five minutes in the front to slowly ramp up and get up to the pace. But maybe that's the slow, thick Kapha in me speaking! :-) All in all, even with some production issues, you still can't go wrong with Joan! Loved the music too!

Kendra M

Wonderful short practice - especially for a mom (with early rising kids) in need of a decadent 20 minutes!

Amanda S

It was OK, good for a short practice but there seems to be a weird jump around 11:35-11:40 that misses a key move in what is most definitely a very difficult pose.........

Pam S

Great short practice. They jump right in and waste no time! A fun one, too.

Anne S

OMG this was rock hard!! I have no idea how I am supposed to transition from the half happy baby into the next pose...????

Sandra Vivas

I have been trying hard to find a short Vinyasa practice that is a bit challenging. I love her cues and timing and how smooth the whole sequence feels. A jewell! And if I have time i'll do two rounds! Thanks Joan! Wished to see more of you here!

melissa smith

great hip openers this morning after my run, your cueing exceptional! I enjoyed how you moved us from standing split to handstand prep to chaturanga- fun sequence.



Joan Hyman

Joan Hyman is a traveling Los Angeles-based yoga teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. She’s globally recognized, sought-after for her popular Vinyasa yoga classes, trainings, workshops and international retreats. With her background in dance and exercise science, combined with her wander-lusting spirit, Joan discovered the yoga path to be a culmination of everything she loves. Her style is intelligent, inspired and focused, complete with smooth sequencing and crystalline cueing. With Joan as your yoga guide, you can expect to cultivate more strength (physical and mental), confidence and intelligence in your personal home practice. For more on Joan: www.joanhyman.com

Classes By Joan Hyman

Comments & Reviews

Average Rating:


Erica S

I do love the fast pace of this flow...when I really only have 20 minutes I feel like I can get so much out of that time! I also sometimes get bored in yoga classes -- which is partly why I need to do more of it...just to calm down! You cannot get bored here because you're almost always transitioning into something else...so it's good for those days when I sort of don't have the energy to be slower. I can still get the calming and stretching benefits from this class.

Sammie S

Loved it!! Thanks, Joan!

Eric O

I love Joan's classes and really, if you have been practicing for a while, you almost don't need video - her guiding voice is more than adequate! That said, this video feels like it was an early attempt; the videography and camera positioning in her (and other teachers') subsequent videos is much better in terms of lighting, setting, and camera positioning. As someone else mentioned, there is a definite gap in the midst of a rather tricky sequence that will throw one for a bit of a loop. But it's brief. You really jump into this one quickly and there's a lot here for 20 minutes. I'd suggest adding another five minutes in the front to slowly ramp up and get up to the pace. But maybe that's the slow, thick Kapha in me speaking! :-) All in all, even with some production issues, you still can't go wrong with Joan! Loved the music too!

Kendra M

Wonderful short practice - especially for a mom (with early rising kids) in need of a decadent 20 minutes!

Amanda S

It was OK, good for a short practice but there seems to be a weird jump around 11:35-11:40 that misses a key move in what is most definitely a very difficult pose.........

Pam S

Great short practice. They jump right in and waste no time! A fun one, too.

Anne S

OMG this was rock hard!! I have no idea how I am supposed to transition from the half happy baby into the next pose...????

Sandra Vivas

I have been trying hard to find a short Vinyasa practice that is a bit challenging. I love her cues and timing and how smooth the whole sequence feels. A jewell! And if I have time i'll do two rounds! Thanks Joan! Wished to see more of you here!

melissa smith

great hip openers this morning after my run, your cueing exceptional! I enjoyed how you moved us from standing split to handstand prep to chaturanga- fun sequence.