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Odaka Yoga

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sebashocked Tue 25-Oct-16 15:46:10

Anyone tried it? I'm a Power Vinyasa veteran and having recently moved to somewhere where there are no Vinyasa type classes I have been along to a couple of Odaka Yoga lessons but am a bit hmm about it. Just wondered if anyone else has given it a go and what you thought?

CoteDAzur Tue 25-Oct-16 21:07:15

I've never heard of it.

What is it like?

FinallyHere Tue 25-Oct-16 21:17:49

Google is your friend....

CoteDAzur Tue 25-Oct-16 21:37:27

If Google were the only friend we needed, none of us would be on MN.

I am more interested in OP's personal experience.

ninenicknames Tue 25-Oct-16 21:40:18

Oh dear. I just read that as Vodka Yoga. I clearly do not do yoga blush

CoteDAzur Tue 25-Oct-16 22:18:05

That sounds even more interesting grin

sebashocked Wed 26-Oct-16 08:33:45

Okay. I went again last night and I'm still a bit unsure about what I think. I quite like the teacher who seems pretty clued up on anatomy and biomechanics but here are my reservations: other yoga styles I've tried (Power, Satyananda, Bikram, Iyengar) make a big deal of correct alignment, Odaka (or at least the class I'm going to) seems to not really give a toss (eg revolved half moon with leg raised as high as possible) and there seems to be a lot of just throwing yourself into potentially risky poses as part of the flow - ustrasana (camel) springs to mind here. I'm also not a fan of practising with music. I think it's potentially quite an interesting approach to yoga but most of the videos available on YouTube seem to be a bit 'showy offy' rather than giving an idea of what a basic sequence would look like. Anyone else tried?

CoteDAzur Tue 01-Nov-16 15:58:41

I keep coming back to this thread to see if anyone else has tried it, but I guess not. Is it not that well known (yet) then? I had not heard of it before but that's hardly surprising, since there aren't that many yoga studios where we live.

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