At Self Workout in the Park, I was fortunate enough to meet Mandy Ingber. Mandy Ingber is Jennifer Aniston’s yoga instructor and recently came out with a new workout DVD. After reading about her DVD and how she introduced Jennifer Aniston to yoga I knew I had to meet her! She was so nice and full of energy. While I was there I picked up a copy of her DVD, Yogalosophy. I have always been skeptical about yoga. I love Bikram because it is so hot that I don’t have much time to think and I just need to keep breathing to get through it. The couple of yoga classes I have taken I was not a fan of. I always thought it moved too slow and I just couldn’t stand it. My mind would constantly travel during class and would not let me stay in the room. After trying her DVD I have fallen in love and this will be the one DVD a take with me anytime I have to travel and want to workout while I am away.
Mandy’s DVD has two 30 minute workouts, one 55 minute workout, a couple of extras and a quick introduction from both her and Jennifer Aniston. The two 30 minute workouts are the same workouts except one is with Mandy’s commentary and one other one is silent. I HIGHLY recommend doing the one with the commentary. The workout is a mix of yoga and toning poses and I have to say I loved it. For a thirty minute workout it covers all the muscle groups: calves, glutes, arms, abs. She does every pose twice for a set of 8 and then pulses at the end. Why 8? Because 8 is the number of power and abundance. The Fully loaded challenge workout is a 55 minute routine, which I also enjoyed. This one is similar to the 30 minute routine with more yoga poses infused into it.
Now it wasn’t just Mandy’s workout that made me love this DVD, it was Mandy. I have never met anyone so funny! I was literally laughing out loud while doing this DVD. I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a workout DVD this much. Mandy is just so real and down to earth. With her mantra “I have a great ass” how can you possibly go wrong. I can completely understand why people love her and why Jennifer Aniston loves her. I would give anything to be able to take one of her classes in California.
If you are looking for a traditional yoga DVD, this is not the DVD for you. This is a hybrid yoga. I really liked the instruction of the DVD but sometimes you may get a little lost because she is not always telling you what comes next. But even with this said I really enjoyed the DVD, she made yoga enjoyable and fun for me. The DVD costs $29.95 which you can buy on her website. I feel this is expensive, so if you are on a budget check to see if they have it at the library or on Netflix. If you are looking to spice up your yoga routine and have an amazing instructor than the price will be worth it. I thought it was a great, quick, and effective workout. I also could not be more in love with Mandy herself. She made yoga fun!