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Review and GIVEAWAY – Rodney Yee "Yoga Burn"

So I should start by saying, this wasn’t my first yoga experience. But it was definitely unlike any other yoga class or DVD I’ve done.

Rodney Yee’s Yoga Burn (http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/rodney-yees-yoga-burn-7568) is a stand-out among Yoga DVDs. Collage Video was kind enough to allow me to review this DVD that I already owned – and they are sponsoring the giveaway. You can visit their site here: Collage Video – they’ve got TONS of workout DVDs from TONS of instructors

First of all, Rodney Yee is possibly the best Yogi I’m aware of. At first, I wasn’t too sure about him because, well, he wears very little clothes. But after a few minutes I realized that was very helpful. I’m not sure if it was his intention or not, but with him actually wearing very little, you can see exactly what the alignment of each move should be. It’s much easier to know what you’re supposed to be doing when you can see so much of him. The camera work was fabulous. There was never a time when they cut away at an inopportune moment. I was pleased they used close ups when needed and pulled back for full-body views often. The set was pleasant-looking and not distracting. Of course the music was typical to that of the ‘good’ yoga music in my opinion. The only downfall that I found with the video was that it was entirely voice-overed. It just seems a little disconnected in that regard.

This video is called “yoga burn” because you’re constantly moving and working. That is how it’s different from most yoga practice. I knew within 10 minutes that I was going to be working up a sweat. And I did, and it was refreshing. Rodney stays true to yoga though, and doesn’t slip into some weird hybrid to make you work harder and you end up forgetting you’re supposed to be doing yoga. Yoga for me is usually slightly difficult, relaxing and definitely increases my stamina and flexibility. This workout was different in that I could feel muscles working much harder and quicker. I did not get bored at all and found the movements much more ‘fun’ than usual yoga practices. While I was constantly moving, it was not rushed, and I was still able to be very mindful of my movements and my breath. This would be a fabulous workout for people who want to have a faster paced yoga workout and also want to feel challenged and engaged. The video was 60 minutes long, which was the perfect amount of time. For more traditional yoga practices, I’d go longer, but since this was more challenging, I was definitely ready for the cool down when it came.

I felt very strong and relaxed at the end and it made me realize I really need to work more of this type of workout into my schedule. I typically stick to strength training and a little cardio, but I’m committing now to work this workout in at least once per week…for myself. It’s like dessert! 🙂 So, yes, I would recommend this to a friend. But not a beginner.

To make it a little more interesting, I have some pictures of me doing this video. Of course, they’re still shots, so you can’t tell that I’m moving, moving, moving, but I still thought you may like to see, especially if you’re not already familiar with yoga at all. Or. Maybe you’d like to just marvel at how pale I am in the winter? Either way, here ya go – and yes that’s my Christmas tree up. In the middle of January. Hey, at least it’s not June and still up…! (And stay tuned thru the pictures for the GIVEAWAY details!) 🙂



Okay, now onto the long awaited part…


The GIVEAWAY!
If you think you’d like to try this video, please enter the Giveaway. Collage Video has graciously agreed to sponsor the giveaway, and for that, I thank them immensely.
Here are the rules:
  • You must complete at least the mandatory entry, listed below. Additional entires are available as outlined below.
  • You must reside in the U.S. to win the giveaway
  • You must comment ON this blog post for EACH entry you qualify for
  • I will use a random number chooser to choose the winner from the entries
  • Enter by JANUARY 20. No more entries after 11:59 pm on 1/20/12 will be counted.
  • Winner will be drawn and notified on JANUARY 21.

To Enter: 
  • Mandatory Entry – Visit the Collage Video website and comment below with another of their videos you find interesting
  • Extra entries – 2 Entries for Subscribing to my blog (Amy Romero Fitness) (Comment below once you’re subscribed telling me you did so (include the name you subscribed with!), or to tell me you’re ALREADY a subscriber!)
  • Extra entry – 1 Entry “Like” Collage Video on Facebook (Collage Video ) (Comment below once you Like them on Facebook telling me you did so.)
  • Extra entry – 1 Entry EACH day that you share on your facebook wall: “Enter to win Rodney Yee’s “Yoga Burn” DVD! Visit www.turboromero.blogspot.com to enter today!”(Comment below each day you share that on your facebook page.)
  • Extra entry – 1 Entry for following ME on twitter – @AmyRomeroVA (Comment below once you are following me, or let me know you ALREADY follow me and include your twitter handle)
  • Extra entry – 1 Entry EACH day that you TWEET: “Enter to #win Rodney Yee’s Yoga Burn! Enter at turboromero.blogspot.com”(Comment below to let me know on the days you tweet this and include your twitter handle)
All right, good luck everyone!

*I did not receive this video at no-cost, and was not compensated for this review*
This, and many other wonderful giveaways can be found at www.contestgirl.com 
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  61. #62 by Amy Romero on January 21, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    Thank you everyone for your entries! I've drawn the winner though an online number generator, Random.org. I've emailed the winner. If they do not respond in 2 days, I'll draw another winner. Thanks so much everyone…and I'll be doing another giveaway VERY soon, so stay tuned!Amy Romero

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