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Basics and Beyond : Breath and Basics

Beginner I

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 1 - Breath and Basics in Melissa's weeklong series: Basics and Beyond 7-Day Yoga Challenge. This is a gentle, full body practice that teaches you basic yoga positions and how to connect your breath to your core. It also introduces you to the different shapes that you will work into throughout this challenge.

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Moriahgirl
Moriahgirl
July 6, 2022
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Perfect practice to start back with after a too long absence. Thank you Melissa

jscopes66
jscopes66
January 8, 2022
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Love this challenge, but how to get to day 2?? Ahhh, figured it out.

jscopes66
jscopes66
January 4, 2022
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Ahhhh! what a good practice! Thank you, Melissa!

Carol
Carol
January 1, 2022
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Thank you very much. What a lovely way to start the new year.

ohndidi
ohndidi
November 3, 2021
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I have been using DoYogaWithMe for the past 6 years and Melissa is my favorite teacher on the site. I'm so happy to have finally found a 7 week program that I think I will actually finish!

Ah okay, I wrote the first half of this comment prior to the class and now I am certain I will finish. Melissa gives so many options and adjustments that I believe in my capablilities and her voice is so soothing that the only way the video is stopping is if shes done talking. A refereshing and enlightening yoga practice from DoYogaWithMe.
Thanks Melissa <3

aylasari
aylasari
January 19, 2021
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Thank you Melissa! I truly enjoyed the first one and looking forward to the others.

aylasari
aylasari
January 19, 2021
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Thank you Melissa! I truly enjoyed the first one and looking forward to the others.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
January 4, 2021
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Great class; clear, calm, and easy to follow. Just what I needed to get back on the mat after too long.

kelly-kicks
kelly-kicks
December 29, 2020
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I just had a baby over a month ago and man the muscle control n spine twist felt so good thank u

Deesgate
Deesgate
November 5, 2020
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I love your classes, your voice is so soothing and I don’t feel pressure todo everything perfect. Thank you!

oakhazel
oakhazel
August 24, 2020
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Good lesson. Thank you. It's so peaceful without music - more introspective.

Mamanp
Mamanp
July 25, 2020
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I’m really enjoying Melissa’s classes!

Radesanno
Radesanno
July 17, 2020
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i love this your classes Melissa but i would love not to have to ‘watch’ the video to follow. can you pleeeeeze give more instruction (which arm, leg) it would help me follow without tethering to the screen!!

cheaps
cheaps
June 26, 2020
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Thanks for this Melissa! I have practised yoga for 25+ years but am recovering from a knee replacement. This is the perfect way to ease myself into my practise.

HeatherAAllen
HeatherAAllen
June 12, 2020
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Thank you very much! I'm going to try the 7 day challenge. I very much like your gentle style and detailed instructions. I've been recently doing your bend and stretch video 5-6 times a week for all of May . I thought I'd try something different for a change. I do have a long standing stiff neck and shoulder (really right side of back coming and going-depending on what I'm doing) and very tight hips. I thought gentle yoga would be the best way to keep moving and hopefully these muscles will release.

HaniandFatma
HaniandFatma
May 25, 2020
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I loved the practice but I felt dizzy during the practice and after the practice. Did anyone else feel like that? I mean is it normal?

Suzrob04
Suzrob04
May 6, 2020
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Loved this and looking forward to more. This class was just the perfect fit for me. For reference, I’m 55 with fibromyalgia.

simplyadamg
simplyadamg
April 26, 2020
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Thank you, I liked how reaffirming you were with being gentle and working with what feels comfortable. I moved a bunch of body parts I don't think I've moved in a while. Awesome!

Cnapostle
Cnapostle
April 19, 2020
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Thank you! Great way to ease back into yoga after 4 years!

Brg020788
Brg020788
April 18, 2020
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Thank you! This was a perfect way to ease back into my practice. Very relaxing.

cgrdina
cgrdina
April 7, 2020
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I've been out of practice for a while and getting back to the basics is just what I needed. Thank you so much!

Gerry@123
Gerry@123
April 6, 2020
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Thanks Melissa. Now in quarantine, this is perfect as it is very similar to my regular teacher's practice.

emilyt
emilyt
April 4, 2020
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looking forward to day 2....thank you!

kgurwitz
kgurwitz
April 3, 2020
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Thank you, Melissa. Your warmth and kindness bring me back to your classes as much as your content does - time and time again. You always seem to know what my body is doing and my mind is thinking.

laurahunter510
laurahunter510
April 3, 2020
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This is a great morning practice for my body, which is always a little stiff and resistant in the early hours. Thank you for this Melissa. Looking forward to the next few days!

Daes
Daes
April 2, 2020
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Thanks for this:) After two weeks at home I had TO DO SOMETHING so I came back to doyogawithme.com and this was perfect after being away from yoga for while.

Mslaura
Mslaura
April 2, 2020
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Perfect, just what I needed today. Always feels good to get back to the basics.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
April 2, 2020
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thanks Melissa and thanks for reminding me about my favourite twist. After dealing with my physio issues, back to basics will be great for me,

myssi222c@gmail.com
myssi222c@gmail.com
April 1, 2020
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Thank you Melissa, I enjoy your yoga classes very much. This challenge is just perfect for me right now, looking forward to tomorrow.

jules58
jules58
April 1, 2020
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Day one completed yesterday looking forward to doing day two. I can't balance on left side!

jmbrown
jmbrown
March 30, 2020
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Day 1 done ! Great class. I love the basics !

Teresaeb34
Teresaeb34
March 30, 2020
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Trying yoga again bc I keep getting the message to do it.

Ritasans
Ritasans
March 30, 2020
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Thank you for a very lovely class...as always!

IEatVeg
IEatVeg
March 30, 2020
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Can you buy the whole 7 days of classes rather than one at a time?