This program is amazing! I am on day 28 and just couldn't wait any longer to write a review.
I started off with Julia Marie's Couch To Confident series so that I could retrain on some basic poses I struggled with. Just as with that series, this 30 day program provides excellent instruction for how to correctly do the yoga poses. I felt confident going through the program because I knew I was doing the poses correctly.
This is an excellent series that appropriately intensifies as it progresses. Julia offers several options to do poses in order to accomodate every yoga level. Through the series she reminds you that some days you will be more flexible and comfortable on one side of your body than the other.
One of the big take aways I got from this series is to listen to your body, that it is okay to back off a bit/modify on the days where you just aren't able to get into a pose comfortably.
In addition to the yoga practice, Julia provides tips at the end of each session that are informative and quite useful. I find myself looking forward to them after each practice because they are simple and useful tips.
I love this series because the sessions are 30 minutes or less. It is amazing the workout you can get in such a short amount of time. Julia Marie combines many different yoga styles along with incorporating HIIT into various sessions. She even offers 'working' rest days in between several days of intense workouts. They are restorative and prepare me for what lies ahead (more intense, but low impact, training).
I have found that just when I think I can't take anymore during a session, Julia reminds me there is one more set to do and then it is Svasana. The time goes quickly and when I am done I cannot believe that 30 minutes went by.
Additionally, I found that I can complete 6 workouts a week but need the 7th day to rest. The rest day is a gentle active day and Julia talks about that during the series. I swim with my children, walk several miles through a garden, etc. Because I can only handle 6 practices a week it has taken me a bit longer to complete the series.
So what about the results?
I am much stronger (yay!), I finally understand and know how to correctly flow from an upward dog to a downward dog pose (woo hoo!), I have gone down an entire dress size (yippee!), and I have indeed lost weight!
This truly is a great program. I am so glad Amazon picked it up for use by its subscribers.
Julia, I hope you read this review because you are incredible! As a mom of 5, my youngest soon turning 2, I have been stretched out and weakened from housing my 5 little loves. Your program has afforded me the opportunity to not only workout at home consistently, but build upon the physical therapy I did to strengthen my core. I hope you create some more programs like this one because it works and I need more yoga like this in my life. Thank you for this great program!