OFFICIAL TEEN YOGA TRAILER

TEEN YOGA

SYNOPSIS

From the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, yoga teacher Kathleen Kastner leads Miss Teen USA 2005, Allie LaForce, through an energizing power yoga practice suitable for both beginner and intermediate practitioner alike. Kastner, who owns MayaYoga studio in Kansas City, Missouri, starts by teaching ujjayi breath to help calm the mind and nervous system and relax the muscles. Individual chapters (plus a booklet) feature demonstrate asanas in the 55-minute vinyasa, including Sun Salutations, standing poses, Crow, Boat, and Camel. The low-key Kastner gives basic information with practical modifications (that her new-to-yoga student deftly applies), as well as gentle alignment instructions. You can flow through the sequence with or without the music, chanted by Mantra Girl. The practice winds down with seated poses Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose), Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose), and Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Legged Seated Forward Bend)--and lying-down poses: Sucirandhrasana (Eye of the Needle Pose), Jathara Parivartanasana (Revolved Abdominal Pose), and, of course, Savasana (Corpse Pose). Aside from the presence of LaForce (in her cute BaliDog yoga pants) and a short pep talk from young gals and a guy to exercise and eat well, there's little about this practice that's distinctly teen and we mean that in a good way. So if you re buying this for your child, you ll probably enjoy rolling out your mat too. Lorraine Shea --FIT YOGA Magazine, Oct. 2008

GENRE

Fitness

RELEASE DATE

2008

PLATFORM

DVD

DIRECTOR

Vivian Schilling