Bend and Stretch

Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Class Description: 

As she did in her popular Twist and Stretch class, Melissa guides you gently through a series of lovely, effective poses, focusing on bending but covering the entire body in an calm, attentive way. Always aware of alignment, Melissa's classes are absolutely perfect for the beginners, gentle yoga lovers, inflexible athletes and 55+, among others.

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Average: 4.8 (457 votes)


Thank you for this very soothing experience. This was just what I needed in the midst of turmoil in my life right now. I love the whole combination of music and voice and movement.
Most appreciatively,

I got a nice stretch, but felt very relaxed at the end. Easy to follow too.

Great for beginners , easy to follow instructions and the poses where not hard to do, very relaxing

Love this class and this instructor.

Did this video for the first time this morning!!
I had no idea how tight my hips and shoulders are!! Wow, it certainly felt amazing and the hot tub soak after, rejuvenated me!!
Here's to another -17C day ahead!!

This is the first ever yoga class I did, and I felt like I stretched muscles that I didn't even have! I feel so relaxed now after doing this class. The directions were easy to follow, and it didn't make me feel like I get to get the poses perfect (In fact, I didn't get a lot perfect, but the whole point is the stretch). I would definitely recommend this class to anyone.

Melissa is an excellent narrator and has put together a great class. This is one of my go-to yoga videos, and I'm very grateful to Melissa and this website.

I have done this class many times and have enjoyed it every time. I can do almost all of the poses, but the leg overhead pose she does around minute 22 is impossible for me. Does anyone know what type of stretching or exercise I should do to make this pose possible? Thank you. :)

This was my first video on doyogawithme and it was great. Very relaxing and very good stretch in the hips and hamstrings . Thank you

Soothing class, good instruction.

This session was exactly what I wanted. It was gentle and easy to follow, but also a little bit challenging for me as a beginner, so there's room for improvement. Highly recommended.

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