gigi yogini yoga

  • Class Review: Breathing for More Energy with Gigi Yogini

    The deets.

    Filming Location: Gigi’s Secret Studio in Los Angeles, California Style: Kundalini Yoga Length: 17 minutes Intensity: Level 1 = A Beginner Appropriate, All-Levels Online Yoga Video Focus: Beginner + Core-Focused Props: N/A Average Rating: 5/5

    On the teacher.

    Gigi Yogini is an advocate for JOY. Her diverse, empowering flows help students to find a natural rhythm for their practices and a sense of self-love. Fusing inspiration with bouts of laughter, Gigi Yogini creates a yogic bundle of bliss you’ll surely return to time and time again.

    camel pose

    On the class.

    • Invigorate! Activate the lymph nodes, increase wellness, vitality, and energy, and awaken for your day.
    • Dissolve negativity. Come into a place of new, infinite potential.
    • Strengthen your core. This transformational power breath is very activating to the abdominal muscles. Expect a core workout.
    • Shake the heart open. Move through blockages. Release tension.
    • Get big and crazy. You are in the comfort of your own home, so go all out on this energizing breath.
    • Let go of the victim voice. Let go of doubt. Move into abundance. Feel that you have everything that you need.

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    What people are saying.

    "Inspiring words, this Energizing Breath is simple and effective . By the end of the 15 minutes I felt I really was in a positive mindset & posture from where I started. A Thumbs up, Excellent encouraging instruction."

    "This saved my life today. Beautiful encouragement! Love the length! I did desktop yoga that you showed me how to do yesterday again today too. I love spending time with you on the daily...."

    "Wow! These are powerful tools. In the middle she reminds me of Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith"

    From Gigi’s website: Brigitte Kouba, M.A., also known as Gigi Yogini, inspires women of every age, shape and size to love their bodies and practice joy. She teaches weekly classes and works one-on-one with private clients at her studio in West LA. Gigi also leads retreats and teaches at festivals internationally. Her specialty is blending yoga with world music and dance to create empowering, blissful and transformational experiences. In recognition of her work, Gigi was named an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, YogaEarth and Manduka.

    Find more online yoga classes with Gigi Yogini HERE.

    Get more on Gigi Yogini at www.gigiyogini.com, find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

     

  • Class Review: Hard Core on the Floor with Gigi Yogini

    The deets.

    Filming Location: Gigi’s Secret Studio in Los Angeles, California Style: Vinyasa Flow Length: 26 minutes Intensity: Level 2 = Moderate Intensity Focus: Core + Sweat Inducing Props: Block Recommended Average Rating: 5/5

    On the teacher.

    Gigi Yogini is an advocate for JOY. Her diverse, empowering flows help students to find a natural rhythm for their practices and a sense of self-love. Fusing inspiration with bouts of laughter, Gigi Yogini creates a yogic bundle of bliss you’ll surely return to time and time again.

    camel pose

    On the class.

    • Work into your core. Begin with a heating form of pranayama - Breath of Fire - to really activate your center. Follow up this brief warm up with some mild, mindful core work.
    • Find what works for you. Every body is different. Explore different variations and modifications to determine what works best for your practice and your body.
    • Do some third chakra fine-tuning. Tap into your core center - the home of the third chakra and your place of joy. Connect to your core strength to access more joy.
    • Get it low to the floor. All core exercises in this online yoga class are performed on the floor. Simple, right?
    • Burst with joy. Where there’s Gigi, there’s joy! Expect to have some fun and maintain a sense of humor, no matter how challenging this practice might be for you.

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    What people are saying.

    "It is so fun to practice yoga with friends! I really love the integration of singing, meditation, serious core strengthening movement, and JOY!" ~Lauren L 

    From Gigi’s website: Brigitte Kouba, M.A., also known as Gigi Yogini, inspires women of every age, shape and size to love their bodies and practice joy. She teaches weekly classes and works one-on-one with private clients at her studio in West LA. Gigi also leads retreats and teaches at festivals internationally. Her specialty is blending yoga with world music and dance to create empowering, blissful and transformational experiences. In recognition of her work, Gigi was named an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, YogaEarth and Manduka.

    Find more online yoga classes with Gigi Yogini HERE.

    Get more on Gigi Yogini at www.gigiyogini.com, find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

     

  • Fresh Vids & Vibes: Heart Healers, Heat Builders, Hanumanasana and More!

    What are the latest offerings on YogaVibes?

    Unlock the Locus of Intuition.

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    • Heart Opening Flow with Alexa Lane // Focus on stretching the trunk of the body and expanding the chest in this mixed-levels online Vinyasa flow class. Explore intense side stretching poses, triangle, revolved triangle, dancer pose, and camel pose. End with a seated cool down followed by savasana. (29 mins.)
    • Restorative Heart Opening with Gigi Yogini // Enjoy an opportunity to deeply relax and open your heart to expand your lung capacity and increase blood flow in your body. Explore lots of variations to find what works for you in this restorative online yoga practice. (18 mins.)

     

    Crank UP the Heat.

    Sweat

    • Xen Strength Yoga with Weights Core Balance Challenge with Danielle Diamond // Build heat with a longer warm up, including Sun Salutations with a twist. A creative sequence of standing poses will test your balance. Added upper body work will tack on an extra challenge by forcing you to engage your core while balancing. Finish with a quick cardio shot before melting into pigeon. Have a pair of light hand weights available or do it without! (29 mins.)
    • Get Up & Go! with Sean Gray // Work in a full practice amidst a busy day. Open up some major areas of the body - spine, hips, and shoulders - while activating the core, restoring balance, focusing the mind, and building lots of energy through deep breathing and constant engagement. Get your heart pumping! (45 mins.)

     

    Slow Your Roll.

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    • Vinyasa Slow Flow into Hanumanasana with Cristi Christensen at Exhale Spa // In this online yoga class, you will start reclining. Relax and find your center before moving into core work, reclining hip openers, and twists. Warm up the body with a series of free form movements. Continue to generate heat with slow Sun Salutation variations, twists, and standing balances before having the opportunity to practice hanumanasana and an arm balance. End with a series of seated hip openers before settling into savasana. (88 mins.)

    Delve into the newness, yogis. Unlock hidden potential. Elevate your vibe that much more.

  • Fresh Vids & Vibes: Core Crazes, Learning Your Limits, and More!

    Core Infernos. core exercises

    • Core Stability Flow with Alexa Lane // In this Vinyasa flow class, focus on core stability, strength, balance, and stretching the hamstrings. This online yoga class includes Half Moon Pose, Warrior III, Side Plank, Monkey Pose, and Boat Pose. Enjoy a seated cool down followed by savasana. (31 mins.)
    • Core Focused Flow with Gigi Yogini // Strengthen your core with the use of a block (or other creative prop) between your thighs to activate your lower abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. Challenge yourself by using this online yoga class as a regular practice to increase your overall strength. (14 mins.)
    • Xen Strength Yoga with Weights Core Balance Challenge with Danielle Diamond // This yoga with weights class focuses on building core strength while challenging your balance with a creative combination of standing poses and extra hip opening asana. Add upper body strength moves to sculpt your arms, plus cardio bursts to elevate your heart rate, and create core strength and balance like never before! Relax with a long cool down, savasana, and pranayama exercise. Practice with light hand weights or none at all! (72 mins.)

     

    Prenatal Restoration.

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    • Second Trimester: Hips Open! with Olynda Smith // Focus on poses that are fantastic for the second trimester, but can also work well for anytime during pregnancy. After a prenatal specific warm-up,  focus primarily on hip openers. These grounding poses can help bring calmness and peace during periods of great change. They also prepare the body for the great transformation of the birthing process. Feel grounded, calm, refreshed, and connected to your body and baby. (30 mins.)

     

    Know Your Bounds.

    Lunge Twist

    • Learn Your Limits with Sage Rountree // In this online yoga for athletes class (and everyone!), work on learning where your limits are, and what might cause them. Along the way, develop the wisdom to discern between what you can control and what you cannot. Start with an innovative belly-down sequence to work the spine, hips, and shoulders. Then, move to a surprisingly tough sit-to-stand-to-sit exercise. Assess the range of motion in your hips in standing balance poses, then release your hips deeply in lunges on the floor. Finally, practice surrender in a resting position appropriate to your body's unique needs. (74 mins.)

     

  • Feature Friday: What’s New?

    Here's a sampling of this week's fresh awesomeness.

    Hips Don’t Lie...

    hip openers yoga at home

    Check out one of two aumazing hip-opening online yoga flows:

    • Diving Into the Hips Dive deep into your hips from every angle in this slow flow, Vinyasa yoga class with Ashley Turner. Enjoy a slow warm-up to bring heat and energy to your hips, and then work to continue to open the hips through standing poses, arm balances, and seated and reclining poses. (89 mins.)
    • Hip and Leg Openers from Every Angle Start with reclining hip and leg openers with a strap in this slow flow Vinyasa yoga class with Cristi Christensen. Move on to a core series, Sun Salutation variations, and a standing sequence that mirrors the floor strap work from the beginning of the practice. Practice some twists in order to prepare your body for side crow and then cool down with backbends and seated forward folds. (83 mins.)

    Keep the Peace!

    • Join Gigi Yogini for a Peaceful Warrior Flow. Learn the components of the peaceful warrior flow to find confidence in this cardiovascular online yoga practice. (30 mins.)

    Bun in the Oven?

    • Stand strong. Here's a practice with Olynda Smith especially fantastic for the second trimester. Focus on standing poses while you tap into and cultivate the sense of power and strength in the body by opening to the support available through connection. This online yoga class is appropriate for all levels and all stages of pregnancy. (29 mins.)

    Enjoy your weekend practice, yogis!

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