Stuck in the house and finding it more and more difficult to keep your figure and stay healthy?
Zoe Bray-Cotton’s Yoga Burn course might be exactly what you need.
In my epic Yoga Burn review, I go into my personal experience with the Yoga Burn Challenge, and what makes it different from all the other countless yoga videos and courses out there.
With something called dynamic sequencing yoga and Zoe Bray-Cotton’s simple lessons, I think Yoga Burn offers a better experience for beginner and advanced yogis alike than anything else I’ve tried.
Why I NEEDED a New Yoga Routine
Yoga has always been a part of my life, ever since I was a young girl.
My mom was a huge yoga advocate and she took me with her to her yoga classes when I was old enough to sit still and follow an instructor.
Since then I’ve always worked towards incorporating yoga in my weekly routine no matter how busy I get with work and other responsibilities.
Would I consider myself an expert? Not at all.
While I’ve always been a yoga enthusiast, I would never go so far as to call myself a yogi.
Even after all these years, there are still some poses I find impossible to pull off, but that doesn’t really bother me.
Yoga isn’t a lifestyle for me; it’s a way to stay in shape.
So when I first heard about Zoe Bray-Cotton’s new yoga course, Yoga Burn, from a friend, I didn’t really see what the big deal was. There are thousands of videos and courses online, and most of them are free.
Why would I need to pay for another dime-a-dozen yoga course when I have a perfectly fine yoga class I regularly attend?
Then the lockdowns hit and my weekly yoga class was no more.
I tried to keep up with Zoom sessions with friends and YouTube videos, but it always felt like something was missing. Like even when I was pushing myself, I lacked the motivation to keep going on my own.
It’s hard to do all this on your own because sometimes it feels like you’re just doing one random pose after another. There’s no real ladder making you feel like you leveled up or you got better this week.
That’s when I decided it might be time to give the Yoga Burn Challenge a shot.
It promised something that a lot of other yoga courses and videos never mentioned: growth through progression.
How Zoe Bray-Cotton’s Yoga Burn Challenge Stands Out
Yoga Burn revolves around the science of “Dynamic Sequencing Yoga”, and Zoe Bray-Cotton does a great job explaining what this means in her videos.
Essentially, as fun as yoga can be, most classes and courses out there fall short when it comes to actually helping yoga students improve over time.
That’s why some people can spend months or years regularly doing yoga and never achieving that perfect feminine figure they want – the tight butt, the flat stomach, the toned arms and legs.
Even those who watch their diets and never skip a class always fall short of their ideal look.
The reason for this is simple: there’s no real progression when it comes to most yoga classes.
Certified yoga instructors are taught all the important poses and how each pose connects with every other pose. But they don’t focus so much on creating a system of poses that pushes the body to progress.
Does this mean you won’t benefit from most yoga classes? Not at all.
But it means you might never overcome your plateau, which is when the body reaches a point where it no longer builds new muscle because it has already built enough muscle to accomplish everything you’re asking it to do.
To continue to build muscle and tone the body, the body must be pushed at a higher and more intense level at every peak.
This is why bodybuilders increase their weights and reps – but when it comes to yoga, increasing your intensity isn’t as easy as adding five kilos to your bar.
That’s how dynamic sequencing yoga is different. It uses a concept that bodybuilders might be familiar with – progressive overload, in which the body is slowly but gradually challenged at higher and higher levels.
After you become strong enough to pull off a certain sequence of poses, Zoe ups the ante and gives you something more difficult to master.
This forces the body to overcome its comfort plateau and keep building muscle long after other yoga programs would have stopped.
In summary, Zoe Bray-Cotton’s Yoga Burn Challenge claims to help yoga students with:
- Overcoming frustrating muscle and body shape plateaus
- Accomplishing this through a process that involves three distinct phases (which we discuss below)
- Continuously building strength, flexibility, and power, equipping your body with more than just superficial muscles
- Achieving your ideal feminine shape with weight loss, skin tightening, and increased flexibility
- Reaching maximum stress-relief and relaxation during and after the sessions
- Doing all this in just three 45-minute classes every week
Committing properly to the Yoga Burn program has helped women achieve:
- Increased flexibility
- Better sleep
- Weight loss and the promotion of a lean body
- Improved blood flow
- Higher energy levels
- Greater muscle strength and tone
- Balanced mood.
Who Is the Yoga Burn Challenge For?
Make no mistake – the Yoga Burn Challenge is for women. While men can definitely give it a go, Zoe Bray-Cotton has specifically designed a sequence and selection of poses that get the most out of strength-building and body-toning for the female form.
Can beginners and advanced yogis benefit equally from the Yoga Burn course?
Unfortunately, no, and this might be one downside of the course.
Yoga Burn is geared towards:
- Women who are trying yoga for the first time
- Women who do yoga casually, like myself
- Women who are advanced practitioners of yoga but aren’t concerned about raising their skill level, and instead want a complete review of the foundations
That doesn’t mean advanced students will get nothing of value from this course.
If you are the top student at your yoga class or a yoga teacher yourself, you might still learn something new with this course, particularly Zoe’s discussions on dynamic sequencing and progressive overload, which you can incorporate into your own lifelong routines moving forward.
Ideally, the perfect student for Yoga Burn is someone who is enthusiastic and ready to commit for the 12-week duration of the course.
You must have the motivation to set aside 45 minutes, three times a week, every week for three months to lose weight, increase your flexibility and core strength.
I had friends who signed up to Yoga Burn but they failed to keep up with the program over the whole three months, and they didn’t see the kind of results I did.
This isn’t something you can pick up and put down whenever you feel like it. For real results, you need to keep going until you finish.
Who Is Zoe Bray-Cotton? Is She Qualified?
So who in the world is Zoe Bray-Cotton and what makes her different? Well she’s not a nobody, that’s for sure.
Anyone who has spent time in the yoga world should have already heard Zoe’s name once or twice.
That’s because Zoe has spent years building her personal brand of yoga-based fitness programs, which have helped thousands of women achieve their ideal shape.
As a personal trainer and a female body transformation program creator, Zoe Bray-Cotton has helped to change the face of yoga training in fitness studios and schools across North America.
Yoga Burn is the culmination of Zoe’s studies and experiences in developing yoga programs for women, putting together the best sequences of poses and strategies to maximize weight loss and figure-shaping.
You can really see just how much Zoe understands about yoga when you watch her videos – she knows how to explain difficult concepts in the simplest ways possible.
Everything You Get with the Yoga Burn Challenge
The Yoga Burn Challenge is priced at a relatively inexpensive $37 each program, which is very reasonable when you compare it to other programs on the market, especially considering all the bonuses you get with the purchase.
Note that the official page of the Yoga Burn Challenge sometimes offers a discount. Check out www.yogaburnchallenges.com here.
Here is the complete list of what a Yoga Burn purchase will get you:
1) The 12-Week, 3-Phase Yoga Burn Program
What’s interesting about the Yoga Burn program is that you don’t just get a set of digital files or a DVD sent to you (most programs send you one or the other).
Yoga Burn sends you both with your purchase, meaning you can perform your sessions in any format you want.
As we said above, the program is divided over 12 weeks. This is further divided into 3 phases, with each phase lasting for exactly 4 weeks.
These 3 phases are structured to maximize your progressive overload, and slowly help students acclimatize to higher and higher difficulties.
These three phases are:
1) Foundational Phase: Yoga Burn is made for students of all levels. So the first phase is simple enough for even the most inexperienced yoga students to follow, but engaging enough that experienced students can still benefit from it.
This phase helps you learn the basic yoga poses, with a focus on perfect posing with step-by-step instructions to help you get a hang of each pose gently and slowly. Breathing is a major lesson during these weeks.
2) Transitional Flow Phase: The second phase is all about transitioning. While the first four weeks of the program help students master each pose individually, Zoe spends the next four weeks teaching students to combine poses together; transitioning from one to another as seamlessly as possible.
This helps you maximize your calorie burning by keeping your body engaged all throughout the session, with no short breaks in between poses.
3) Mastery Flow Phase: Finally, the third phase of the program ups the ante, taking everything you learned in phase one and two and pushing these up another level.
You are taught how to create a specific yoga routine with the poses you mastered in the first two phases.
It’s in this phase where you will really start to see major changes to your body, such as a flattening belly, leaner muscles, overall greater strength, and a healthier and more active metabolism.
2) Bonus Videos
I actually had no idea about these bonus videos when I signed up, so this was a pleasant surprise. Yoga Burn gives you three bonus videos that you can watch on your off-days, in between your yoga days.
These three bonus videos are:
1) Tranquility Flow: A quick 15-minute video that discusses the foundational principles of yoga, particularly “restorative yoga”.
This video is a brief exploration on the importance of proper posture, and the best ways to stretch and relax your body for de-stressing.
2) Beginner Flow: For beginner yogis who want more insight on how to actually do yoga from the start, the Beginner Flow 45-minute video is the perfect bonus.
This is Zoe explaining everything at a slower pace who need more detailed instructions and guidance.
3) Pose Tutorials: This video concentrates on the 21 yoga poses that you will learn throughout the 12-week course.
If you feel that a certain pose might be confusing or the instructions aren’t clear enough in the regular Yoga Burn videos, you can use the Pose Tutorials video as a supplementary video to fill in the gaps.
3) 60-Day Money Back Guarantee
This part might seem too good to be true, but it’s all real. If you are unhappy for whatever reason with your Yoga Burn video, you have up to 60 days to return the product and get your money back.
That’s 2 months; you would already be two-thirds of your way through the program, and you would still have the freedom to decide one day – “This isn’t for me, I want my money back.”
But I guarantee you – I’ve recommended this to a number of friends already, and by the time they were 2 or 3 weeks into the program, none of them felt that they didn’t get their money’s worth. You won’t want to return this at all, but the option is there if you change your mind.
Everything Else Included in the Yoga Burn Package
- Audio versions of the classes you can listen to, for those who want to practice yoga without a screen
- Immersion Community – a private women-only community that gives you access to everyone else who has gone through the Yoga Burn experience, providing you with the sense of community and ongoing support throughout your journey
- Yoga Burn Monthly – even more DVDs that teach you all about the different kinds of yoga, including Vinyasa, Kundalini, hatha, Ashtanga, and more
- A huge discount on your next purchase of Yoga Burn. If you decide you love what you bought, you can buy it for a friend or a relative for almost half off.
My Personal Experience with Yoga Burn – Does It Really Work?
I’ve tried a ton of yoga classes and courses, so I would consider myself a qualified semi-expert when it comes to deciding if something like Yoga Burn is worth the money or not.
And believe me – if you’ve got the money to spend, the time to do it, and the interest to actually commit, Yoga Burn is a great way to either get into yoga or to further develop your yoga expertise.
Here’s why I love this program:
1) It values your time
A lot of weekly yoga classes can end up seeming like just an excuse to get out of the house, with the instructors doing a random mix of poses every week and no actual long-term plan.
Zoe challenges her students to improve every week, because she wants you to be able to keep up once she moves to the next phase. You aren’t just wasting your minutes every week, getting your sweat on.
2) You can adjust the sequences for your levels
The problem with a lot of yoga classes is everyone has to perform the same poses, even when you’re not all on the same level.
Yoga Burn allows you to adjust the sequences depending on your goals and current flexibility and strength levels, so you can really make it work for you.
3) There’s real growth and progression
I LOVE seeing and feeling my body get stronger, and you definitely get this experience with Yoga Burn.
When you’re about to end a phase and you start to feel like this is all too easy, you then transition to the next phase and feel like a weak beginner all over again (but in a good way!).
4) You can do this on your own at home
I don’t have to explain how much the lockdowns have changed lives all around the world. Maybe your yoga studio isn’t open yet or you don’t feel safe going outside to a sweaty enclosed class.
Yoga Burn is a great way to keep your yoga sessions going and prioritize your health without leaving the comfort of your home.
5) All of this comes with a community
I didn’t think I would care about the community when I signed up, but it really does grow on you over time.
Especially since we’re all stuck at home and socializing is limited to video calls, being part of a new community of enthusiastic women who share your passion for yoga is amazing for your motivation.
It’s been a little over four months now since I first tried Yoga Burn. I’ve been technically done with the program for a month, but I’ve still been watching Zoe’s phase 3 videos several times a week because it’s become a part of my life.
I’ve recommended this to a number of friends, and I even have two guy friends who have signed up. If you’re looking to lose weight or just find new ways to be healthy and add something new to your day, Yoga Burn is a great way to do it.