Core Encore Video
Core Encore

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Core Encore

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Calling core adventurers! Mary Clare Sweet is back to help you uncover the magic of your core in this challenging fusion class. When you practice strengthening from the inside out, you become more powerful in your authenticity. Rebel from the confines of comfortability, fire up and rock on!

Props: block, blanket


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hardy_liah123, posted on February 16, 2016

Mary Clare Sweet, I have been watching your videos for over a year now and they have literally changed my life for the better. You have a way with words, I always feel challenged by your classes even after doing them 30 times over or more! I love the movements you choose, it allows me to discover new ways for my body to feel challenged and relaxed at the same time.

I am so grateful for you and your classes! Hope to meet you one day in person to give you a big ol' hug and thank you personally for all you've done for me :)

Have a wonderful week!

niccarr, posted on January 4, 2016

Absolutely loved this practice to get me started again after a pause getting myself on the mat!!
I too am on carpet but just modified to keep the movement going.
Thank you MC xx

AliBM, posted on December 27, 2015

This practice is no good if you are practicing on carpet. You can't get the slide needed. That should be in the description.

ellenmccallum, posted on November 11, 2015

wow great class, thank you ! I did it because my neck and shoulders are playing up and want to get my core going and it certainly did!
I kept the dogs out for once as sliding around on my t-shirt took up most of the floor - it didn't stop them scratching at the door to come in - off to open it right now - thanks again, will be back for more, Ellen

yogamommy1015, posted on September 16, 2015

I want to feel stronger so this was the perfect video! thank you!
PS Mary Clare you are a core beast!!!!

smallsmile, posted on August 31, 2015

That was AWESOME. I didn't feel like doing core, so I thought I probably would benefit ;) I am so glad I did.
That was really fun, MC - beautiful energy on all levels.
If you are about to do this practice, there will be some sliding on the floor (on purpose!), so either get a blanket if you are on a non-carpeted floor, or if you have carpet (like me) then MC suggests paper plates, which is a great idea and made me hit pause and search through the nether regions of my kitchen cupboards - I ended up using long ziplock tupperware lids! See, it's a practice to stretch your imagination too, haha. My 10-year-old daughter walked in and was highly entertained at me doing side crow slides with lids on my feet - by the way, laughing makes it more challenging...
Thanks for the wise words too, MC.
Big <3

maryclaresweet, posted on August 31, 2015

I love this post so much. Thank you for the comment. I LOVE hearing about your home practice. Because mine is usually segmented by small interruptions, creative solutions, and a sweet shavasana... I love your energy, thank you for reaching out! Enjoy a beautiful Monday. xo

laurenlyn, posted on August 22, 2015

thanks for the creative exercises; this is not your typical core workout! loved the balance between core work and yoga flow. thanks :)

maryclaresweet, posted on August 31, 2015

you are so welcome! thank you for your sweet words. I am addicted to core.. it makes me feel so strong inside and out. Have a great day!

holmes5, posted on August 21, 2015

great workout mary clare! If you could add the easier options for some of the positions it would be nice for first time use :)Thanks! it woke me up from my night shift, got my cardio and sweat going! Loved it!!
maryellen :)

keratsu, posted on August 21, 2015

From now on, this is what i will turn to when it comes to core.

maryclaresweet, posted on August 31, 2015

BOOM! So great to hear. Thank you for participating and the good vibes!

Jamfell, posted on August 20, 2015

HI MC! I love all your classes so much! You always make me feel good and I laughed out loud at your jokes in this video (which is saying something because I was also gasping for breath). I think the hardest exercise for me was the toe roll - I couldn't do it because it hurt my feet too much. Any suggestions for how I can improve?

maryclaresweet, posted on August 20, 2015

yes! Do you know what broken toe pose is?
Practice that for 10-15 breaths, up to one minute at a time.
Then hold plank and try to pull your forearms to the toes and the arches of your feet to your forearms simultaneously.
let me know if that makes sense!

stojanovic_jels, posted on August 18, 2015

Thank you! I found it also got the heart rate pumping too - so added cardio workout all in half an hour. Loved it!

maryclaresweet, posted on August 31, 2015

YAY! Pump up the heart rate.... so good. Reminds me of great early 90's dance tunes. lol!

katie1234, posted on August 17, 2015

I love MC Sweet.....the class was fabulous

vinas44, posted on August 17, 2015

Great practice. Thank you. You're amazing.

Apanakhi, posted on August 17, 2015

I always know when I see you, MC, that I'm going to get a great core workout with a beautiful attitude. Thank you!

nanci251, posted on August 17, 2015

unique exercices! definitely challenging

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