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Fusion Fit: Part 2

4 Weeks | 3 Sessions per week | 28 Videos | Int/Adv


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!

Fusion Fit part 2

How to Begin

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.

Practice Tip

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.

Fusion Fit Part 2 : Week 4

Session 1

Playlist (49:59)

Collapsable Sigil Warm Up - Shimmy Drill Warm Up - Built: Upper Body Strengthening Spotlight - Cool Down and Stretch

Session 2

Playlist (42:01)

Warm Up for Low Back and Balance - The Choo Choo Shimmy - Heart Throb Mini: Burpees - Compensation Yoga for Backward Bending

Session 3

Restorative Yoga (1:10:24)

You are amazing! Super strong and ready to take on the world! Let's get right to it and celebrate all your work by using this last week to focus on flexibility and strengthening. We'll start off with a bit of cardio and upper body strengthening. In session two we'll work on our balance and back flexibility. And, because you deserve a delicious prize for completing this entire program, we're going to do an hour long restorative yoga practice. Yum! Congratulations superstar!

Week 4, Session 1 : Playlist (49:59)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Collapsable Sigil Warm Up

Collapsable Sigil is a yoga based sport flow warm up to get your heart rate up and keep flexibility in your practice. This belly dance spotlight is from Amy's "Full Lesson 3, Unmata's Level 1 Slow ITS: Floreo Turn, Rib Circles, and Arm Dip" class.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Shimmy Drill Warm Up

This shimmy drill warm-up will get you ready for belly dancing in a hurry, while still being carefully sequenced. First we'll warm up the spine, then the joints, then move to hip work before our shimmy drill. Good to practice with other dance videos or just to keep your shimmies big and relaxed. Enjoy!

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Upper Body Strengthening Spotlight

Tone and strengthen your arms and upper body with this challenging belly dance warm up in which we will work with weights, Pilates, and a little yoga. Get ready to sweat! This spotlight is part one of three of Ashley's "Built: Upper Body Conditioning Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Cool Down and Stretch

Here's a brief yoga cool down to stretch out the hips, legs, sides, and back. Have a yoga mat handy. This spotlight is from Ashley's Tribal Fusion Belly Dance class: "The 3/4 Shimmy with Ashley Lopez".

Week 4, Session 2 : Playlist (42:01)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Warm Up for the Low Back and Balance

This standing warm up gets your whole body ready to dance in under 10 minutes. It focuses on warming up the abs and legs, stretching the sides, opening the chest, stabilizing the spine for back bending, and includes some yoga-based exercises to improve your balance. This belly dance spotlight is from Rachel's "Serpentine Scales: Pinball + Sugar Workshop".

Learn Belly Dance

The Choo Choo Shimmy

The rigorous belly dance spotlight breaks down and drills the choo choo shimmy, a challenging, fun, and dynamic traveling shimmy. This spotlight is from Sedona's American Cabaret Style "Shimmy Quartet Workshop".

Learn Belly Dance

Heart Throb Mini: Burpees (00:40:07 - 00:41:03)

Get your heart pumping with this cardio mini.

Learn Belly Dance

Compensation for Backward Bending

Proper compensation, a "cool down", is essential for any dance practice but even more highly encouraged for a practice heavy in backward bending. Rachel will lead you through a yoga practice to re-stabilize your muscles, release built up tension, and bring oxygen and circulation back to the muscles used in backward bending. This spotlight is from Rachel's Tribal Fusion Belly Dance workshop: "Laybacks, Drops, Zippers, & Floorwork".

Week 4, Session 3 : (1:10:24)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Restorative Yoga

This is a very slow-paced, gentle, restorative yoga practice.  In this class, each pose is supported by various props and is held for several minutes.  An emphasis is placed on breath work, a sense of calm and relaxation and a meditation-mindset.  This class is designed to deeply stretch the muscles and break up the fascia so while the poses are supported and are taught slowly, they can still be quite intense.  Students are encouraged to take each pose at their own pace, use props which make them comfortable, and listen to their bodies.

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