• As someone who has tried many different training modalities and systems I can not say enough about the completeness of Clubbell Yoga:Primal 12 by itself and even more so when combined with CST and TACFIT.I move better now at 34 than when I did when I was 20!

    A wonderful union of strength, mobility, & balance!This has carried over in all aspects of my life. If you truly appreciate movement and efficiency: Clubbell Yoga is definitely something you should integrate into your training!In Health,

    Mike Zwack MS, CSCS Lead Faculty at Seattle’s National Personal Training Institute
  • I have been introduced to yoga many times through the years, but for one reason or another never "embraced" it as a constant practice. I have been a hard style martial artist since the age of 10, a competitive fighter for about 20 years, and a personal trainer for 25 years.I've been through the gauntlet of all of the meathead lifting routines through the years and finally woke up, about 15 years ago, when I was introduced to Kettlebells and other aspects and theories of unconventional training and body movement.Why do some things take so long?

    That first Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 session changed my mindset as to everything that yoga could be. My body felt so well afterwards and the following days. Stiffness and aches that are always lurking were lessened or erased for the moment. The combination of flows and movements combined with the sequencing and progressions made perfect sense even though, at that moment, it was hard to put it all together.What started out as a supportive role, has transcended into a small passion and I now find myself searching for extra moments to practice one more Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 flow or a few poses. I know my yoga technique is a bit weak, but it gets a little bit better with each practice and that is all I can ask.

    Chuck Silva, Owner of Fitness Quest, Orcas Island, WA
  • My first Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 class was filled with people from all different backgrounds. These were not long-limbed, willowy yogis. There were a few of those, but mostly I looked around and saw crossfit-type women, kick-boxing-type men, several average, every-day bodies and a few more corpulent bodies. It was a true melting pot! We struggled through, learning this new technique.Those of us with yoga backgrounds may have had a slight advantage, but there were others who were nailing the hand positioning and body movements employed while using a club (I found out later, their Tacfit and CST training was responsible for that). I loved that first Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 class. It was like a light had been turned on and I could see the dots connecting that had led me there.

    I bought a DVD and my instructor so graciously lent me the use of one of her clubs for almost 2 months until I finally purchased my own. I spent most of December trying out the DVDs, getting more comfortable with the movements, but many of them were completely unaccessible to me. In January, I began taking regular Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 classes.I knew I was being drawn to it: mind, body and spirit. I sensed a key hidden within the practice that could help me unlock elements of my Self that I hadn't yet had a chance to experience. Sure enough, within the first 2 or 3 sessions, my subconscious rose to meet my consciousness and all the emotions that had driven me back in my previous yoga practice flooded me. I found anger, despair, pity, fear, deep sorrow and pain. And then... it came. I found strength.

    My strength. I also found the seeds of self-love, waiting to be nurtured. The whole experience was overwhelming at first. But, I knew I was where I needed to be, and my journey had led me here.I understand that this is the work I need to be doing. Since starting my Clubbell Yoga practice a short 3 months ago, I have become a greater Me. I am finding new elements of strength and flexibility in my physical body as I release old expectations of what I can and cannot do. I am meeting all facets of my mind, body and spirit and they are blending, working together synergistically and I am learning to experience all my emotions as they come up, as they are, honouring them, acknowledging them and loving them for their message and then releasing them. And I am starting to genuinely love myself.

    And I am finding all the beliefs I hold about nurturing and balance to be true. It's all coming together.

    Roxanne Sailors, Personal Trainer & Doula, Bellingham, WA
  • I came to Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 to return to my yoga practice, but also to explore circular strength training. My chiropractor shared her experience training with clubbells and how it had helped her rehabilitate and increase her shoulder mobility. Since beginning my own training with clubbells, I have noticed the range of motion in my shoulder and hips has greatly increased.The format of Primal 12 satisfies my yogi needs and my new found strength training needs.

    Every single class I attend, I discover a new muscle engagement or my ability to execute a pose or exercise I previous thought I was unable to perform. This class teaches me how to safely push my boundaries without feeling intimidated or the need to overstep my abilities.I am thankful to have found a practice that will only help me on my yogi journey, help to prepare me for future body, mind and spirit endeavors.

    Simona Hughes
  • After being introduced to Clubbell Yoga: Primal 12 in December of 2013 I instantly became addicted! As a passionate student of movement I have tried most everything involving movement and physical fitness over the past 20 years. I have done every workout DVD series out there, I've tried running, and every type of aerobics, boot camps and HIIT interval training classes, I have done body building, obstacle course races, cross fit, belly dancing, hula hooping, aerial classes, adult gymnastics, Kettlebell training and have now discovered Tacfit and circular strength training.I have to say that out of all the movement/fitness classes I have done I find CST and Clubbell Yoga to be the most comprehensive, balanced, body aware workout I have tried thus far. The use of the clubbell in the yoga poses activates and brings awareness to every muscle in my body.

    The conditioning segment is perfectly placed in the middle of the session after the muscles are awakened and alert. Next comes the flow which is done both with and without the clubbell. The body awareness gained in this section is remarkable. Finally once the body is ready the session finishes with deep stretching of the muscles. I leave each Yoga session feeling like I have had a full body deep tissue massage.In doing consistent clubbell yoga have found a substantial cross over in all areas of my training. I am a stronger more balanced athlete. I have become much more aware of my whole body, how my muscles respond and what I need to do to stay balanced. I intend to be moving well as a life long athlete for as long as I have breath in me, and I know that continuing to do Clubbell Yoga will allow me the ability to do just that! I feel so blessed and honored to have found Summer Huntington and Scott Sonnon and to be learning from such movement genesis!

    Charleen Hess