Yoga is a never-ending journey of self-discovery and self-improvement. In order to inspire this type of commitment in your students, you must also be committed to improving yourself, both as a practitioner, and as a teacher. Today, we want to talk to you about a fresh and innovative approach to traditional yoga classes: The Yoga Shred program. Developed by the amazing Sadie Nardini, this program combines high intensity interval training exercises with traditional yoga poses. It takes the best out of yoga and HIIT (high intensity interval training), to deliver a more complete and diverse body transformation challenge.
About Sadie Nardini
Sadie is one of the most beloved and popular wellness experts in the world. She is the founder of the Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, which is an anatomy-enhance yoga style, focused on strength and safety. Sadie Nardini is also the creator of the Yoga Shred program, which is a fusion between yoga and high intensity interval training. Sadie has numerous online programs for yogis, as well as an online teacher training program.
Benefits of Yoga Shred
Yoga Shred takes the best of two worlds, delivering a complete mind and body transformation. The slow pace of yoga focuses on the slow twitch muscle fibers, and in the long run it can deliver great strength and endurance, as well as balance and holistic flexibility. Yoga is also great for all muscles and joints. HIIT on the other hand is a lot more challenging. Consisting in short burst of exercises, followed by short breaks, these workouts get the heart up faster and higher than yoga ever could. The short recovery periods that follow the intense exercises consume a lot of oxygen, forcing the body to burn calories faster than any other activity. As such, high intensity interval trainings are the best solution for burning calories. By combining these two types of exercises, Yoga Shred helps people get fit and strong, without neglecting the holistic nature of yoga.
How to teach Yoga Shred
You can’t just take some basic HIIT exercises and throw them in your usual yoga class. It is important to understand the anatomy behind HIIT and to use efficient flows and sequences to easily transition from traditional yoga poses to intense exercises. To do this, you must attend the Yoga Shred Teacher training program which will teach you everything there is to know about the anatomy of Yoga Shred, how you can talk about it and how you can integrate it in your normal classes.
What the training has to offer
First of all, by taking the teacher training course, you will have access to special HIIT sequences, specifically designed by Sadie to be easily integrated in yoga classes. As opposed to traditional HIIT workouts, Sadie’s sequences put little to no pressure on the joints and they can easily be modified to suit any body. Aside from the HIIT sequences, the course also gives you access to anatomy tutorials, full Yoga Shred workout flow sequences, warm up and cool down sessions, and a complete training manual. Moreover, you also get a certificate of completion, which allows you to say that you are Yoga-Shred trained and use Yoga Shred™-Inspired term in your bio.
Real benefits of attending the teacher training program
Since Sadie’s program is popular across the world, being a certified trainer will make your classes more appealing, and you can expect more people to start joining your classes. Moreover, even your old students will enjoy this new change, that will help them take their traditional yoga practices for natural healing to the next level. This program is also a great opportunity for you to improve your teaching toolbox. Armed with new skills and knowledge, you can find innovative ways to guide your students in their yoga and fitness journeys, to help them reach both their spiritual and body transformation goals. Last but not least, it is a great way to rediscover how versatile and fun yoga can be.