What is YOD?
Our YOD classes at 502 Power Yoga are best described as a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sandwiched inside a Power Yoga class. It is designed to hit every aspect of your physical fitness while creating mindfulness, and awareness of your body. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, speed, power, endurance, agility, and coordination. YOD stands for Your Own Determination (and Yoga of the Day, a nod to our friends in CrossFit who have “WOD’s,” or Workout of the Day”). Your Own Determination means that you get to decide the intensity level of your practice. Students are encouraged to move at their own pace and focus on quality over quantity.
YOD is the perfect complement to your yoga practice. During class, you will feel your muscles burn and feel your mind and body will be at peace by the end of class.
What does YOD look like?
You get a yoga warm-up and cool down combined with a high-intensity workout. We don’t use props or equipment in YOD (ie: bands, weights, stability balls). You’ll leave this class ready to take on the world!
Here’s a sample class breakdown:
- 20-minute Power Yoga Warm-up
- Sun salutations A & B to fully warm up the body
- Active poses within a flowing sequence
- Set intentions and build community
- 25-minute Strength and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
- Work your upper body, lower body, and core individually and together
- Learn how to integrate exercises into full body movements (compound movements)
- Use your own body weight and focused attention to experience the full expression of each exercise
- 15-minute cooldown and savasana
- Restorative yoga postures designed to bring the body back to a balanced state
- Acknowledge and appreciate the resilience and strength of your being
- Rest and relax in savasana so you leave class feeling fully rejuvenated
Who Can Do YOD? Anyone who likes:
- Dance parties
- Acting a fool
- Building strength
- Burning calories
- Disco balls
- Well-earned pigeon poses