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Yoga for Anxiety: Building Strength and Resiliency 

Intermediate I

Adding strength training to your routine can be an amazing way to build up physical and emotional strength. In this unconventional yoga class, we’ll be weaving strength work throughout our practice. Get ready to feel strong and capable! Note: You will need one pair of medium to heavy weights for this practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 2 of Strength & Support for Mental Wellness Program.

Key Pose(s) include: 

  • Sun Salutations
Equipment:
  • Chair
Style:

Comments

Existing Comments

suesamour@yahoo.com
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November 28, 2022
Comment:

I really love combining strength training with weights and yoga. Definitely would love to see more classes like this!

hot_tea
hot_tea
November 21, 2022
Comment:

I really enjoyed this - very unique. Please do offer more.

jbarbeau
jbarbeau
November 19, 2022
Comment:

Really enjoyed the strength training Melissa. Thank you.

Bettahoy
Bettahoy
November 19, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Great class in a new strengthening style that I love.This is the second in the series Ihave done and I am up for more! Thank you Melissa!

Kim Shay
Kim Shay
November 18, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Love, love this workout. Definitely need more!

shb
shb
November 17, 2022
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loved this class! Thank you Melissa!

jgmyogi
jgmyogi
November 17, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Very nice change-up. Would love to see more like this.

beccamama
beccamama
November 16, 2022
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I really enjoyed this class and also love/need strength training in addition to the other benefits of yoga (stretching, meditation). Thanks!

mkorbulic
mkorbulic
November 12, 2022
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Love combining strength training with yoga. Thank you!

swood
swood
November 12, 2022
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I love your classes Melissa! Would really like to see a few more of these strength classes. Thanks for sharing your story and knowledge with us.

haysnk1
haysnk1
November 12, 2022
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Excellent and perfect for me. I struggle to combine my strength/HIIT fitness regimen with yoga. This class relieved my anxiety about that! Thank you, Melissa, for taking a chance.

barbkoch
barbkoch
November 7, 2022
Comment:

I liked the variety. Good blend of yoga and some strength training. Yes, please, I would like some more classes like this, with Melissa as the instructor.

lemontree.ld@gmail.com
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November 7, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Great class and I really enjoyed the combination. Please please do more of this type of class!

Cypress23
Cypress23
November 5, 2022
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Please do more of this type of class! Great for my anxiety and as an after run sequence!!!

debkiger
debkiger
November 4, 2022
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This was a winner, as all of Melissa’s classes are. But the great balance of weight training movements with some very traditional yoga, really made this class a standout.

Drecklybird
Drecklybird
November 2, 2022
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Yes please! More.... love training with DYWM instructors and more strength classes from you makes life easy. Thank you 😊

paulli
paulli
November 2, 2022
Comment:

Enjoyed the combination of yoga and strength training …..do hope it inspires you to record more sessions

Urtica
Urtica
November 1, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

More, more, more please! I really enjoy the combination, will do it more often in the future and definitely vote for a whole serie of this!

DeeM
DeeM
October 31, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Great combo of my 2 favorite activities. More please!

Girija
Girija
October 30, 2022
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Adding weights to my yoga practice is something I really enjoy. I often go to the gym and do a little hybrid of both. My body often needs to gain more strength than flexibility. Thank you for offering this class.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
October 30, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Well that was something else... I didn't think I would like to add weights to my yoga practise, but I actually enjoyed it. I agree that strength in our bodies helps our emotional strength and I finished class feeling stronger in every way.
Well done Melissa and thank you!

Mim
Mim
October 29, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Wow! I can feel my muscles have been worked in a good way, even with multiple modifications tailored to my needs. Thank you Melissa.

SMZalokar
SMZalokar
October 28, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Really lovely to sit and move with you. Thank you.

lbiehl
lbiehl
October 28, 2022
Comment:

Enjoyed this! I did modify the lunges as I have very limited mobility of my big toes due to bunions. Did squats against a wall instead.

JulieBonner
JulieBonner
October 28, 2022
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Love this class
Is there an alternative move I can do instead of the lunges? My knees can not bend much and I feel like I am not getting the best out of that exercise

EiMertens
EiMertens
October 27, 2022
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I did this class this morning and LOVED it. Please, please, more Yoga for Strength! Thanks Melissa!

Megsie
Megsie
October 27, 2022
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I loved this class. More of this type of class would be amazing.

jackialice
jackialice
October 27, 2022
Comment:

YES! Loved this. Now asking myself, how is it possible my muscles (quads especially) are sorer from a Melissa class than from a Fiji class? =) Obviously I need more strength training...would love to see more like this.

Catherine Gutjahr
Catherine Gutjahr
October 26, 2022
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Thanks Melissa, I always enjoy your classes. This one is the perfect addition for my movement routine. As a senior keeping my musles strenghtened is a concern and this will help.

Mi1
Mi1
October 26, 2022
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Thank U soo much, Melissa!!! More, pretty please :)

AnneandGeorge
AnneandGeorge
October 26, 2022
Comment:

Thank you, Melissa. Yes, please more strength training would be great.

mhefuller
mhefuller
October 26, 2022
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More, please!!! I never thought about combining strength training and yoga. I love both and they complement each other beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

Tess Laure
Tess Laure
October 25, 2022
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YES! More strength training, please! A whole series or challenge would be awesome. Thank you, Melissa!

cacrazee51
cacrazee51
October 25, 2022
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Great to have some strength training, more please.

alimpert73
alimpert73
October 25, 2022
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Thanks Melissa! I have always enjoyed your classes. I love the addition of the strength training; it was really lovely and motivating to have it incorporated with my yoga time. So I hope you'll do more of these types of classes

MT2020
MT2020
October 25, 2022
Comment:

Thanks so much Melissa. This is just what I need. Haven't been able to do traditional yoga and know this is exactly what I need right now. I hope to see more like this and you as the teacher makes it even more special!

LizzieLiz
LizzieLiz
October 25, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Thanks Melissa for a great class - would love to see more like this!

For anyone withouth hand weights - I used big bottles of water which was fine for the class.

rebecca909evans
rebecca909evans
October 24, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

I’m loving the yoga for anxiety series! I hope to see more strength building classes from Melissa in the future. Definitely needed for this body!

JulieBonner
JulieBonner
October 24, 2022
Comment:

MORE MORE MORE
i had taken a break from yoga I found myself getting bored and not wanting to take classes. This is my first class back on the mat in a couple of weeks. It is exactly what I was looking for and needed. Please give us more strength training incorporated with yoga

idaliap
idaliap
October 24, 2022
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THANK YOU! This class was great! I would have loved just a tiny bit more flow, say 2 sun salutations between each set of exercise, but otherwise AWESOME! I will definitely be coming back to this one. Already saved to my faves! <3

laur
laur
October 24, 2022
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Thank you! I have been hoping for classes that incorporate strength training and I enjoyed this take on it :)

VLyoga
VLyoga
October 24, 2022
Comment:

Fabulous! I’ve been thinking about adding strength training to my mix and needed this nudge to do it. Thank you so much for this class. And yes, more if possible.

jbkoop
jbkoop
October 24, 2022
Comment:

Yes please Melissa, more strength training. I've been wanting to add strength training to my yoga practice for some time now. So thank you !