Build strength and resiliency anywhere in the world. Attend all live classes and get on demand access to a library of over 100 classes including all live class replays.
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DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
You know you need strength, but you’re not sure where to start and the way it’s taught is too aggressive for your nervous system. Strength training is intriguing to you, but you’re afraid you’ll get hurt.
I’ve been where you’ve been. This will make the process simple, fun, creative, and embodied. Get the best of strength and yoga all in one place.
ABOUT THE CLASSES:
In Kettlebell Gym, you'll practice using kettlebells to swing, lift, and flow with power and precision. Kettlebell Gym will help you build whole body strength and cardiovascular conditioning. Each class culminates in a multi-planar, multi-tempo kettlebell flow.
Expect demos and customizations for different skill levels as well as dumbbells instead of kettlebells.
YOGA WITH BANDS
Build strength and skill in your yoga practice!
Resistance bands are commonly associated with physical therapy and fitness programs—not so much yoga asana settings. But if you’ve been practicing poses and sequences for years, bands can be invaluable tools that challenge your body and mind in new ways and keep them strong and agile. Each class explores a theme or peak pose using resistance bands.
Each class in the series is like a mini-workshop that digs deep into an concept or theme. Expect to use props in highly innovative ways, and to incorporate equipment like resistance bands and therapy balls to wake up your body in new ways, instill relaxed awareness, and refine your movement patterns. A few highly popular series include One Prop, Many Possibilities, Balls & Bands Flow, and Yoga Flow.
In Yoga Flow, you’ll use minimal props to practice in a way where both traditional and non-traditional postures and movements weave together in a dynamic, fluid yoga sequence.
Each class targets a specific body region, movement skill, or pose theme and explores this learning objective through the thoughtful, slow build of progressive sequencing.
For your spine, shoulders, hips, and more! Grab a high bounce rubber ball, a tennis ball, or even a balled up sock for some feel-good self-massage for stiff and sore bits and down-regulate your over-stimulated nervous system.
These sequences are a wonderful treat to give yourself before or after class, or on your recovery days when you're not doing resistance training.
The best workouts involve deep learning and integration. This means it’s sometimes necessary to slow way down and focus on form. Each in-depth tutorial will help you dig into the nitty gritty technique details of different lifts and swings to carry forward with you into Kettlebell Gym (where these techniques will be further reinforced.)
Coming early 2021!
SWEET & SIMPLE STRENGTH
8-Week Strength Program
In Sweet & Simple Strength, you’ll experience a basic, whole body strength training session along with the WHY behind the workout and program design. Emphasis will be placed on how to tailor exercises, rep range, rest periods, and exertion to your individual circumstances, like what equipment you are working with and your experience level with weight-training.
These classes are ideal for individuals who are looking to incorporate the principles of strength-training into their practice. These sessions are not just another workout, but rather workouts that fit into an 8-week program (that will be available on demand in the studio) + the WHY behind the workout and program design, so that you feel empowered with the knowledge to design your own strength workouts and programs.
In the live classes, you will receive individual feedback on your lifting technique. You can also expect demos and customizations for people working with kettlebells or dumbbells.
STRENGTH SCIENCE 101
On-Demand Mini-Course, Cont. Ed. for Teachers
This short course will provide a theoretical backbone (the WHY) behind the practical strength-training application you do in Sweet & Simple Strength, as well as other strength-based classes you do in this virtual studio.
You'll learn essential strength science and how it informs the basics of training and designing programs for the purpose of building strength.
WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU JOIN
UNLIMITED LIVE CLASSES (+ permanent access to edited recordings all live class replays)
- Between 2-4 live classes offered weekly, types of classes vary each season
- Classes generally take place Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1:30pm
- Most live classes are between 30 and 45 minutes long
Upcoming Live Class Schedule (Jan 12th - Mar 4, 2021)
- Sweet & Simple Strength - 12-12:45p EST
- Yoga Flow Express - 1-1:30p EST
- Balls & Bands Mobility - 12-12:45p EST
- Kettlebell Gym Express - 1-1:30p EST
**please note, Laurel will teach live classes a minimum of 32 weeks out of the year to account for her travel schedule.
- Currently over 100 classes with new classes uploaded each month
- Kettlebell Gym classes
- Yoga Blend classes (mini workshops)
- Yoga with Bands classes
- Sweet & Simple Strength 8-week strength program (+ free Crash Course to get started with at home strength workouts)
- Over 35 classes between 20-40 minutes
- Yoga Flow, Kettlebell Gym, and Yoga with Bands Express
- Self-Massage Sessions
- In-Depth Tutorials
- Q&A community meet up each month via Zoom!
- Strength Science 101, continuing ed. course coming in Jan-March!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
I absolutely love Laurel’s Yoga with Bands online classes! Every class incorporates new “wake up” activations for different areas of the body and her logical sequences make every class feel like an adventure! -Trina Altman
These banded yoga practices are exactly what I need to reel myself in and balance my bendiness with strength and resistance! -Stefanie Zito
Amazing how much stronger a little band can make you feel. Thanks for sharing your wonderful knowledge with all of us. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate it. -Kathy Heimburger
Laurel Beversdorf, YACEP, E-RYT 500, is an international yoga educator, kettlebell specialist, the creator of Yoga with Resistance Bands classes and trainings, Resistance Bands 101 with Yoga Journal, and Body of Knowledge anatomy and biomechanics workshops. Laurel co-creates movement therapy tutorials with physical therapists and Pilates teachers for Movement Logic. She also hosts kettlebell and yoga classes weekly in her virtual studio and has presented trainings and workshops at locations like Kripalu, YogaWorks, and studios all over the world. Her classes blend strength training, rehabilitation practices, self-massage, and yoga. Laurel has written for Yoga Journal, Shut Up & Yoga, and the Tune Up Fitness blog. A Wisconsin native, she lives in NYC with her husband, baby girl, and two cats.
PRAISE FOR LAUREL'S VIRTUAL STUDIO:
I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying Kettlebell Gym. I had done a couple of kettlebell classes (Russian kettlebells). I enjoyed them, but I didn't realize how much more fun kettlebells could be. I love how many different movements and planes of motion you integrate. And I really appreciate the atmosphere you create. One of sharing (rather than imparting) knowledge. I am learning a lot and look forward to the next sessions.
Hi Laurel! I just took your kettlebell class and it was amazing. First timer, always afraid to touch them at the gym but not anymore. Your passion for movement and teaching is contagious and I loved every minute of class. I’m excited to participate and learn so much more. Thank you!
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