I've always been interested in consciousness and learning how to live my life to its fullest potential. I'm a deeply spiritual person and I've been fortunate to have some amazing teachers in my life. While I was attending Sonoma State University I took my first yoga class. It was called Somatic Yoga, taught by Eleanor Criswell. I loved Somatic Yoga so much that I took it for several semesters. Eleanor, Thomas Hanna's wife, taught me how to self regulate and experience myself from within. This led to further professional training. By becoming a massage therapist and yoga instructor, I learned more about anatomy and physiology. While I was studying for my Masters Degree, I enrolled in several advanced study programs including a three-year process to become a certified Hanna Somatic Practitioner.
Get ready for a jaw-dropping, eye-popping experience as you watch Gold-Silver-Bronze Medalist Joseph Michael Gatti perform the variations from Black Swan and Le Corsaire and then show "How It's Done" with Finis Jhung. Here is a thrilling display of the male bravura technique - all the virtuoso steps that stop the show and make audiences stand and cheer. Joe's ability to turn is uncanny - he finishes most all his turns, including 9 pirouettes - on demi-pointe.
Ballet Yoga combines the best fundamentals of both yoga and ballet to create amazing toned,lean muscles in your body. By integrating the finest of these schools of techniques, you get the benefits of the strengthening and toning exercises of ballet repetitions while still flowing through the beneficial vinyasa yoga sequence. Choreographed around the normal sun salutation of yoga, Nicky has combined some ballet movements into the practices to enhance the sequences such as focusing on core moves and creating perfect posture without interrupting the nature of a yoga practice. This DVD has been divided into 3 x 20 minute routines that will add a new dimension to your yoga, fitness or dance routine while giving you the grace and poise of a dancer and yogini. This is Nicky's second DVD. Her first was Ballet Fitness.
Shape a lean and long dancer's body with Sculpt & Burn Cardio Blast! Form trim legs, a tight butt, firm core and strong upper body with low-impact cardio elements, light weights and targeted mat work. Includes two 30-minute total body toning workouts to really get your heart rate up! TOTAL BODY STRENGTH & CARDIO: Engage your core with standing abs, and sculpt long, lean ballet muscles with total body toning, cardio elements and light weight work. TOTAL BODY TONING: Sculpt a tight core and butt with mat work, then really work to elongate the legs with focused exercises and light stretching.
Ballet Dancers always have slender bodies that are both strong and lean with lovely proportion and gorgeous body lines. One of the greatest secrets to a dancer's body is ballet conditioning which focuses on all muscle groups. In this unique program your muscles will work smoothly in unison to create a long streamlined silhouette with flat abs a lean lower body and beautifully defined curves. Moving gracefully and fluidly through this series of exercises you will strengthen and stretch your way to a dancers body.