Yoga strength

Get a stronger body and mind with yoga and strength drills

Some yoga postures require strength. Yoga Strength is designed to give you the strength you need to perform those postures a little faster. As a bonus, you will find everyday lifting and other strength-requiring activities easier. Yoga Strength is not a particular school of yoga, but a special class at Yogateket. It is inspired by the practice of Lizette Pompa, who usually does a few strength drills before practicing yoga. Lizette will guide you through most of our Yoga Strength classes and make sure that you smile even though it’s hard work! You might, in fact, consider doing Yoga Strength in connection to an ordinary yoga class, as you will probably need some stretching after you are done. Strength drills are a good complement to yoga since they help you balance strength and flexibility.

These classes are a type of yoga-inspired calisthenics. You use your bodyweight, and sometimes a few props, to build all-around strength. Asanas such as chaturanga (deep plank), bakasana (crow pose) and navasana (boat pose) are mixed with challenging and innovative exercises using props, such as sliding into chaturanga with the help of a chair cushion. Sometimes you will flow through some vinyasas.

There are classes that focus on specific body parts, while others give you a full body work-out. But no matter the focus, your core will be involved. If strength workouts are your thing, you can explore the whole range of classes in Yogateket’s four-week Yoga Strength Challenge. If you would rather take it slow, you can spread out the classes over a longer period of time and do them separately as well.

But be warned: the endorphins released when you do these classes could get you addicted! All movements included are not necessarily yoga, but everything in these classes will improve and develop your yoga practice.

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35 Classes

15 min

Let's begin

Today is day one and we start our first yoga workout with arms and core. Begin to experiment and modify to fit where your body is today, remember that you have three more weeks ahead of you so use your body in a smart way. You can do this; we are together all the way through.
15 min

Push and release

In this workout, we continue to explore different ways to play with chaturanga. Have fun working out while using yoga postures such as navasana, chaturanga, and flowing through vinyasas.
15 min

Compress yourself

This workout allows you to use your strength in a different way. Compression is an incredible way to workout without having to use your arms all that much. Get ready to feel your quads like never before and find a break by working on your core.
15 min

Mix it up

This yoga workout is all about mixing up a bit from the last three days. Feel your arms, legs, and core, and finish your week feeling strong. Repetition and practice is what makes your body stronger, so let's practice what we have done during the week.
15 min

Let it slide

This is a full body workout. Get ready to fire up new parts of your body. Move through dolphin pose to chaturanga, lunge pulses, and finish up using your towel to strengthen your hamstrings. 
15 min

Feel the heat

Day two of the second week. Action from first minute when we start warming up the body with five vinyasa's before moving on to pike slides to get the core burning.
15 min

Slide back

Keep your towel close to you because this workout will fire up your triceps. Move through squats, vinyasas, and finish up sliding on your towel as a way to target your triceps and shoulders. 
15 min

Slide it all together

No need to do something else. Just slide it all together and make a wonderful full body workout. We bring back the sliding drills from the last three days. This will be intense but - oh so worth it.
15 min

Let's plank

This week is all about incorporating plank into our workouts to activate our arms and core strength. Get ready to develop a love-hate relationship with it. Plank is a beginner's best friend: it's the perfect precursor to more challenging arm balances.
15 min

Tone your side

We move our plank to the side doing some side plank dips. This is excellent for strengthening the obliques as well as the entire core. Then get ready for core and arms too.
15 min

From side to crow

Planks can be a lot of fun! We bring in some movement switching from side to side, up and down strengthening our entire core. Then we move into Bakasana walks, Navasana to Arhda Navasana.
10 min

Fully planked

A fully planked workout to make your body fire up. We incorporate drills from the past days and bring in a forearm hold at the end. This will be intense but short. You can do this!
15 min

Let's put it all together

The last week is here and we put it all together with our last four workouts. Your body will remember these drills, notice if they feel any different this time. Yoga-pushups and bicycles are on the meny today. Let's go! We start in downward facing dog.
10 min

Push and slide

Dolphin pose to Four-Limbed Staff pose, side plank dips and hamstring slides anyone? This is a full body workout where you will put your arms to the test. Shoulders, core, and side body get their share before strengthening the hamstrings to finish this yoga workout.
15 min

Almost there

In this workout you will struggle with push-ups, planks and a core exercise that seems simple but will have you sweating. We are almost at the end of this challenge. Stay strong and enjoy it!
15 min

Find your strength

Welcome to the last workout! Get ready to have fun and work hard. Plank slides to forearm plank, Boat Pose (Paripurna Navasana) and just to make it even better some more core to finish this yoga challenge. Good job! You did it!
10 min

Monday Yoga Workout #1

Welcome to your Monday yoga workout! This is not a yoga class but strength training is a great way to compliment your yoga practice. For this workout you need a pair of dumbbells (you decide the weight). We will be working shoulders, triceps, hamstrings, chest and core.
10 min

Monday Yoga Workout #2

This is a full body workout using a 10kg weight (make sure you choose a weight that can keep you going through the whole sequence).

We will move through different drills such as dolphin to chaturanga push-ups to work on your shoulders, lunge pulses to work glutes and legs, halos for strength and mobility on your shoulders, squat snatches to work both lower and upper body finishing with navasana to target your core.

Feel free to repeat this sequence as many rounds as you want. I recommend 4 rounds. 

10 min

Monday Yoga Workout #3

It's Monday and today we have a total body Yoga Workout.

Kick off your week the best way possible. You need a kettlebell for swings and high pulls to work your legs, hips and upper back. A resistance band to work on your glutes and your mat for bodyweight training with down dog push-ups, finishing with core.

I recommend you start with an 8kg kettlebell and a light or medium resistance band if you are a beginner.

10 min

Monday Yoga Workout #4

It's Monday and today we focus on legs, arms and core.

Today's routine:

  • 20 goblet squats.
  • 20 single arms kettlebell swings.
  • 12 Plank to pike slides.
  • 10 - one arm row.
  • Twisted boat pose. 

Repeat as many times as you want. I'm using a 12kg (26 lbs) Kettlebell.

15 min

Monday Yoga Workout #5

Its Monday and today we bring focus to arms, shoulders, and core.

  • 10 Dumbbell Presses.
  • 10 Bent over rows.
  • 5 Wall walks.
  • 10 Push-ups.
  • 20 Leg Raises.