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Style: Pilates
Focus: Glutes
Length: 37 mins.
Difficulty: Level 2

The seat, the fanny, the booty—whatever you want to call it—the glutes are an important part of strength, balance, and a pain-free body. Our glutes power us through athletic endeavors like running, stabilize us in lunges and balancing poses in yoga, and help counterbalance the work of the quads and hip flexors. For many of us, though, our glutes can shut down or become overshadowed by other muscles in the body; this is especially the case when we sit for many hours. When the glutes work less efficiently (or not at all), the result can be tight or pinchy hip flexors, overworked quads, and low back pain. This 40 minute workshop will include a quick anatomical overview, glutes activation assessment, and a spicy practice that focuses on movements from Pilates and yoga that can awaken and strengthen the glutes for a better balanced and pain-free body.

Alexandra DeSiato

Alexandra DeSiato (E-RYT 500) has been teaching movement classes since 2010. Drawn to Pilates and Yoga to heal a running injury, she quickly found that having a stronger core and more powerful glutes meant faster, easier running—and fewer injuries overall. While her Yoga practice began as a way to heal physically, over time it became much more, and she started to appreciate the way yoga changed her attitude, spirit, and heart. Feeling her body change with age and with becoming a mom shifted Alexandra’s yoga focus to two primary areas: yoga for healthy aging and yoga for women seeking ...

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Short but oh, so enough! Review by Sunny
Thanks Alexandra for a clear, effective, well-targeted workshop. I felt my glutes fire up and stay up long after the class was over!
All your classes have perfect cueing, instruction and a sense of humor!
I miss a class of yours I used to do regularly, called Quick Core Add on, which has sadly disappeared from YogaVibes.:-( (Posted on 6/3/2019)
No Title Review by Suellen B
Great class for tight quads,hamstrings , IT bands and weak glutes. I felt my glutes engage. Instruction was very clear and easy to follow. (Posted on 10/19/2014)

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