Find Your Center

On Balance

A playful class designed to explore a variety of balancing postures on your hands and feet that develop focus, attention and coordination in a fun way

Class Features

Here are some highlights of this class aimed to increase your ability to balance on your hands and feet

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    Light & Stable

    We start by waking up the stabilizers in the hips and shoulders.

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    Playful

    Then work our way into balancing postures while reinforcing optimal alignment.

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    Strong & Grounded

    Develop shoulder stability safely using modified versions of hand balancing postures.

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    Using Props

    Learn how to use props to assist various balancing postures and transitions.

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    Progressions

    Practice regularly to work into advanced balancing poses that develop core strength.

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    Wind down

    Gentle cool down to relieve tension and relax the stabilization muscles in the shoulders and hips.

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About Mark Gonzales Pura

“I am best known for my playful, strength-based approach to bodyweight movements and power yoga which has become popular with active yogis, athletes, tech executives, weekend warriors and new yogis from various backgrounds all around the world.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a newbie to yoga (or fitness), is this video right for me?

I designed these videos for the general practitioner who may be a beginner. If you’re a beginner, welcome 🙂 be prepared to work!  I’ve found that absolute beginners get the most benefit out of this challenge in conjunction with private coaching for support throughout the program.  I offer highly effective modifications and safe progressions, as well as keep you on track and motivated to build and maintain a safe, enjoyable, long-term yoga practice. For more information about my private coaching service, visit my coaching page or send me a message!

What if I find the video too easy/difficult?

My aim is to provide you with the right tools and information that is useful, accessible, and unique. If you find the video too easy or difficult, contact me so I can help customize the class for your experience and skill level through private coaching.  Send me a message to get started!

Unsure if I’m the right teacher for you? Go ahead and give me a shot, I have a great money-back guarantee. Simply request a refund by sending a written request and receive a full refund for your purchase. No problem!

What kind of equipment will I need?

One of my favorite aspects about having a yoga practice is the requirement for little/no equipment.  Although equipment requirements are minimal, here are my recommendations:

  • Yoga mat – is essential and highly suggestible, but honestly not absolutely required. Practice on a bare floor or carpet if that’s all you got, just have some ample padding for your knees and wrists using perhaps a blanket or sweater.
  • Yoga block – or two is really handy. It’s used to sit on for seated postures or most commonly used for assistance when balancing and helps bring the floor closer to the hands in certain postures for stability. If you don’t have blocks, maybe a couple of thick hardcover books, maybe a durable shoebox, or even a sturdy water bottle is helpful.
  • Yoga strap – is useful for extending the arms and when you need a longer reach. I’ve even dedicated an upcoming class to using them throughout the practice. Alternatives to yoga straps, can be a towel, but for times where a towel isn’t long enough, belts and ties are some resourceful alternatives.

Can I download my purchase?

Yes! Your purchase comes with the option to download the class.  Ideal for practices and workouts when internet connection may be low or unavailable (HD videos are roughly 2.5gb).

Who is this program not suited for? Any contraindications or precautions?

Learning yoga, like acquiring any skill masterfully, requires time, patience and dedication.  My program requires you to perform a variety of bodyweight movements which means your entire body will be challenged.   With that in mind, these yoga workouts are not suitable for the following individuals:
  • If you’ve had a recent back, shoulder, wrist, elbow or neck injury (please consult with your doctor)
  • Those who have had recent back, shoulder, wrist, elbow or neck surgery (please consult with your doctor)
  • Individuals who suffer from chronic pain or illness that affects your ability to exercise or invert upside down
  • Women who are pregnant (or trying)
  • Those you haven’t been cleared from your doctor/physician for strenuous exercise (please consult with your doctor)
  • Individuals who have high blood pressure

And lastly, you should have a green light from your doctor, physician or health care provider to make sure participating in yoga is good for you to do right now. If you have a unique situation, maybe you’re recovering from an injury, recently had surgery or would like to learn modifications that’s specific to you, please contact me to discuss a more tailored, safer and supervised alternative.

What is your refund policy?

Unsure if my videos are right for you? Go ahead and kick the tires, I have a great money-back guarantee. Simply send me a written request within 30 days and receive a full refund for your purchase. No problem!

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Purchase class for $24