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Welcome to part 2 of your Fusion Fit Program! It's time to turn up the heat!
This program was made for two types of people:
1) Fitness buffs - You actually don't have to be a belly dancer to benefit from Datura Online classes...anyone can benefit from a good work out!
2) Dancers - Keeping your body in tip top shape with yoga, Pilates and more traditional fitness routines will support all aspects of your dance! Especially these classes, which were developed with a dancer's body in mind.
The continuation of the Fusion Fit program will delve into our full collection of Yoga, Pilates, strength training, and cardio classes to keep you strong and flexible, no matter what your ultimate fitness goals may be! Made with tight schedules in mind, we'll give you everything you need in an hour or less per session, for just three days a week. We've created these three day practices as our personal recommendation for just one example of a healthy lifestyle practice, but feel free to use the shorter sessions on their own if you only have time for one short tune up per week. It's designed to be repeated, so if you love how you feel after four weeks, keep on trucking! We're here for ya!
During the week the program switches between full classes with one instructor and our special mix and match sessions where we've combined segments of classes from different teachers that compliment each other well to achieve the specific theme of each session.
Please note: This program is designed for people with previous Yoga and Pilates experience. Want a test to see if the level of the program is right for you? We highly recommend taking Ashley Lopez's Basic Yoga and Beginning Pilates workshops. If you are comfortable with the level of those classes then full steam ahead! If you find them a bit challenging at this time, no worries! Just stick with these workshops for a few weeks before trying this intermediate program.
And remember, it's always best to check with your healthcare professional if you have any questions regarding your health before starting any fitness routine.
Now let's get strong!
You can rent classes individually, rent a session playlist, or activate an unlimited access membership to access all classes in this program for one low price.
To get started, click on any of class titles below.
To browse class descriptions, click on the week and you can read more about each class. For a printable version of this program click here to download and print a copy for your practice space. You also can bookmark this page for easy access later.
For each mix and match session, all videos are in one playlist - one continual class. Click on the playlist link to start your session playlist, OR click on each week in the program navigation bar below for an expanded view, and watch the videos one at a time.
Ab Warm Up + Conditioning: #2 - Heart Throb Mini: Jumping Jacks - Built: Torso Strengthening Spotlight - Short Full Body Cool Down
Conditioning: Plank - The Choo Choo Shimmy - Cool Down for the Lower Body and Spine
Let's kick this party off right with a yoga Pilates flow class from Ashley. In session two we'll focus on the torso and working the muscles alongside the spine, the abdominals, and the pectorals. We'll also get a bit of cardio in by doing some jumping jacks. We'll wrap up this week by doing a strength training focus on the plank posture, followed by some cardio with Sedona's Choo Choo shimmy spotlight.
This is an intermediate yoga and pilates combination class designed with the belly dancer’s needs in mind. A full-body workout includes lots of leg and abdominal strengthening, as well as many hip and shoulder openers and some special work for the hamstrings. We highly recommend that you have some prior experience with yoga and Pilates before taking this class, and that you practice with mindfulness of your boundaries and take and necessary modifications. You will need a yoga strap, a yoga block, and a mat for this session.
This warm up emphasizes oppositional movement to increase muscular control and core stabilization. The body is prepared to move with quick aerobic steps then transitions into exercises that target the abdominal muscles, challenging endurance and increasing strength. This sequence is great for developing core strength, useful for all types of belly dance movement, and results in abdominal awareness and definition. This spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class #6".
Get your heart pumping with this cardio mini.
In this spotlight, the focus is on 20 minutes of Pilates with a specially developed fitness routine designed to strengthen the major muscles of the trunk of the body: the upper and lower back, abdominals, and pectorals. This spotlight is from Ashley's "Built: Torso Conditioning Workshop".
Colette will help you stretch and relax your arms, shoulders, chest, back, hips, and legs in this very short cool down. A cool down practice, no matter how short or long, is important to lengthen and release any stress in the muscles, quiet your mind, and helps you solidify all the work you just did. This spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class 8".
This short strength training workout elaborates on one of the most effective workout postures, the Plank. We call it plank because the body is long, extended straight and solid as a plank of wood. This exercise is particularly effective because, if done correctly, nearly every muscle in the body is engaged. Listen carefully to the posture set up and keep strong engagement of your muscles, even past your challenge point, as correct, aligned posture will be key to unlocking your strength and growth.
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