YOGA WARRIOR 365 /DVD
BY RUDY METTIA
This is one gutsy yoga DVD. The box set contains 13 discs, which amounts to 36 pose tips
and 13 hour-long yoga classes taught by ex-Marine-turned-yoga-instructor, Rudy Mettia.
Most classes take place in a studio setting,
where Mettia leads about 15 taut and toned
students in his zany style, made all the more
entertaining by his quirky sense of humor and
deep Southern drawl.
Each disc offers a themed Power Yoga-based
class. Once you’ve run through one cycle of
discs, return and proceed to work up from the
introductory Gathering class (performed in
what looks like a Coliseum), choosing discs
based on what your body needs. To work on
the shoulders, pop in disc two, called Responsible Warrior, and expand with Eagle Arms,
Dolphin Push Ups and Planks. If you’re looking for a heat-inducing flow, disc five, Fluid
Warrior, will test your abilities in a sweaty
Vinyasa. My favorite class is on disc four,
Gentle Warrior, for its Yin approach and
emphasis on long holds in forward bends.
Check out the bonus CD for the yoga class
performed in a forest.
Yoga Warrior 365 offers variety, provides
useful insights, and is captivating with every viewing. Although Mettia sounds like a
tough guy on paper, it’s evident that he loves
to teach yoga—and has a good time while
Reviewed by Marina Chetner, a freelance writer and
Managing Editor of Find Bliss Los Angeles.