WELCOME TO THE #SNEAKYSTRENGTHYOGA CHALLENGE 2019!
Our first round of this challenge last year was so well-received by our yoga/movement community that we’ve decided to hold this unique & exciting offering again, one year later!
Please join us beginning Monday, 4/22 and ending Wednesday, 5/1 as each of these 10 innovative yoga teachers offers a new #sneakystrengthyoga movement for us to explore every day.
-1-year membership to Jenni Rawlings’ & Friends Online Yoga Class Library
-1-year membership to Kathryn Bruni Young’s virtual studio membership
-1-year membership to Lizette Pompa’s Yogateket online yoga class website
-1-year membership to Ariana Rabinovitch’s Yoga Research & Beyond library
-Trina Altman’s Yoga Deconstructed online course
-Jenn Pilotti’s Pull Up Foundations: A 30-Day Course
-Francesca Cervero’s Getting Started: A Primer for the Science of the Private Lesson™ online course
-Laurel Beversdorf’s Yoga With Resistance Bands Trio Class Pack
-Cecily Milne’s Ashtangis Anonymous webinar
Follow all of the hosts on Instagram & post your version of each day’s pose with the hashtag #sneakystrengthyoga to be entered to win. (If you can’t post every move on the day it’s announced, that’s OK! You can play catch-up by posting moves on subsequent days. But make sure you have all 10 moves posted by the end of the challenge on 5/1 in order to be entered to win!)
Please feel free to adapt & modify the moves of the day to serve the needs of your individual body.
3 winners will be announced on 5/3. The 9 challenge prizes will be divided among these 3 winners.
Be sure to follow along for special interviews with each host on Kathryn’s Mindful Strength podcast!
In order for a movement to technically be strengthening, it has to increase the amount of force that a muscle can generate - which is a very specific quality. Some of the movements in this challenge are technically strengthening, but others might be more appropriately classified as improving muscle endurance, neurological control, or general conditioning. But the quality that all of these movements have in common is that they are adding more load to our yoga practice, which is the main variable we’re collectively emphasizing here!
Day 1 (4/22) - LIZETTE POMPA
Lizette is a versatile yoga teacher who loves to incorporate strength in different ways through class. Her mission is to inspire others to get physically and mentally strong while using traditional yoga mixed with functional movement, strength drills, and workouts. Find her at www.lizettepompayoga and on Instagram at @lizette_pompa.
DAY 2 (4/23) - ARIANA RABINOVITCH
Ariana is the founder of the Yoga Research & Beyond online library, which helps distill and share insights from new movement science research to the yoga world. She is also the founder of the Yoga & Beyond podcast, which is full of fascinating interviews with yoga & movement professionals. She lives and teaches yoga in New York City. Find her at arianayoga.com and on Instagram at @arianayoga.
DAY 3 (4/24) - TRINA ALTMAN
Trina Altman is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science. Find her at www.trinaaltman.com and on Instagram at @trinaaltman.
DAY 4 (4/25) - FRANCESCA CERVERO
Francesca has been a full-time yoga teacher and yoga teacher's mentor since 2005. She has a thriving business teaching a full schedule of private clients as well as mentoring yoga teachers in The Science of the Private Lesson™. Find her at www.francescacervero.com and on Instagram at @francescacervero.
DAY 5 (4/26) - KATHRYN BRUNI-YOUNG
Kathryn Bruni-Young is the creator of Mindful Strength, a practice that combines mindful attention with strength, mobility and functional movement. Her teaching aims to empower students to feel confident in their bodies regardless of age, size, or skill level. Find her at www.kathrynbruniyoung.comand on Instagram at @kathrynbruniyoung.
DAY 6 (4/27) - JENN PILOTTI
Jenn is a highly-experienced and knowledgeable yoga teacher, personal trainer, lecturer, and workshop leader. She teaches other movement professionals in person and online, and sees clients out of her private traiing studio in Carmel, California. Find her at www.jennpilotti.comand on Instagram at @jenn_pilotti.
DAY 7 (4/28) - JENNI RAWLINGS
Jenni's yoga teaching is guided by insights from modern movement science. She focuses on creating strength and control in all of our ranges of motion, which will naturally lead to increased mobility and healthier, more resilient tissues. Find her here on this very website, and on Instagram at @jenni_rawlings.
DAY 9 (4/30) - LAUREL BEVERSDORF
New York City based, Laurel is the creator of Body of Knowledge™ anatomy and biomechanics workshops and Yoga with Resistance Bands workshops and teacher trainings. A senior teacher and trainer at YogaWorks and also a lead trainer for Yoga Tune Up®, Laurel's teaching fuses knowledge of body science with the joy of movement. Learn more at www.laurelbeversdorf.com and on Instagram at @laurelbeversdorf.
DAY 10 (5/1) - CECILY MILNE
Cecily is the Director of Yoga Detour, a multi-disciplinary hub for movement education based out of Toronto, Canada. Cecily is known for seamlessly integrating the knowledge gained from her strength and movement coaches into a yoga practice that is informed, accessible and above all feels good! Find her at www.yogadetour.com and on Instagram at @yogadetour.