Students who want an intense workout may find "Bryan Kest's Power Yoga" to be a great fit. The three-level program lets users progress to more difficult moves as they sharpen their skills. Kest earns praise for modifying poses and keeping students focused on their breathing. The program also provides a strong blend of moves to promote strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. But many say the DVD has become dated, while others say they find Kest overly talkative.
A Power Yoga pioneer. Bryan Kest is credited with launching the power yoga craze. With more than 30 years of experience, he encourages a more personal, spiritual yoga experience than some casual yoga instructors. Yet more than one viewer calls Kest corny, and critics say he talks too much. However, if you can overlook these points, reviewers say "Bryan Kest's Power Yoga" DVD provides interesting moves, creative sequencing and explains what each pose should feel like when performed correctly. Reviewers say he does a good job reminding them to focus on breathing, though some say more instruction would be helpful.ProsVigorous, challenging workout, Three progressive workouts, Program includes modificationsConsDated production, Overly chatty instructor, Not suitable for beginners