Basics and Beyond : Full Body Integration

Beginner I

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 7 - Full Body Integration in Melissa's weeklong series: Basics and Beyond 7-Day Yoga Challenge. In this class, you will integrate everything you've learned along with some familiar poses and a few fun ones!

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barbkoch
June 24, 2021
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Gentle, restorative practice. Nice sequencing that pulls the whole week of practices to a close. Thank you for another good one.

jmcasbar
May 1, 2021
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Melissa! Writing to you from New York City. What a lovely 7 day challenge! You're teaching is superb, clear, and just the right amount of challenge as I slowly find my way back to my practice after a year of isolation. With yours and Guy's gentle guidance, I have achieved the unthinkable of yoga every single day for three weeks (and running!) Thank you and Do Yoga With Me for such a gift. Small bites; baby steps.

jeanmarc@soulmates.ch
February 18, 2021
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Melissa, great class, Thanks! - I bought beginner and beyond (7 lessons) 2 months ago. for 26$ -with Paypal. My iPad crashed and the videos are lost. Is there a way to download this again. Or do I have to buy it again? Thanks for your help.

Becky in TX
January 12, 2021
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Melissa, thank you for making it possible to get back on the mat. I've been doing yoga for over 30 years, but changes with work interrupted my practice. I turned 60 this year and could feel stiffness creeping in. So with your help, I'm back.
I love these classes. They make it pleasant to wake up and get moving. Also, it's nice to break away from the basic Sun Salutation variations as my old habits tend to kick in. Again, thank you.

AnneDK
December 31, 2020
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Lovely! Thank you and happy new year Melissa! :-)

EunomiaYoga
November 4, 2020
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Hi Melissa,

All the way from Edinburgh, Scotland, I just want to thank you for all of your classes. I'm gradually working my way through them and I appreciate your calm manner and non judgmental tone! I'm almost 70 and a total beginner. Your bend and stretch class is marvellous and I've really enjoyed the 7 day challenge. I've always been daunted by the yoga image, but you have helped me enormously during this protracted lockdown. Thank you. Annette

Faith4a21
August 23, 2020
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Hi Melissa! I just wanted to leave this note to say how much I enjoyed this 7 day challenge. I finished it last week and did the classes in the mornings before my work day. Simple all over stretch, and yet so great and effective. I loved the layering each day and your guidance. It is often very good to "go back to the basics" as they say (and beyond). The length of each class was perfect to do in the busy mornings when strapped for time. I look forward to practicing with you again in person one day! Thank you Melissa and Do yoga with me!
Namaste,
Ameeta D. (from Victoria, BC)

Paula Gerlitz
August 22, 2020
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Thank you so much for this challenge Melissa! It has given me the confidence to "get back into my practice." I forget how much I love Hatha Yoga until I remember again, and again. <3

FayeMaddock
August 2, 2020
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Thank you, Melissa. I really enjoy your classes, they are just challenging enough for me.

HeatherAAllen
June 22, 2020
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Thanks very much! I really felt good about doing yoga and being consistent to finish all 7 days. The idea of a challenge is an excellent motivator. Feeling like I'm just getting started, I will do this challenge again. I really like Melissa's instructions, so clear and easy to follow. I know I need to keep working on remembering to breathe completely through the core.
Wonderful class!

ULe
June 9, 2020
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Thank you
! I got a lot out of it. I like your gentle push and very clear explanations.
Do you have a recommendation of which classes or challenges to do next to build my practice?

David Procyshyn
June 10, 2020
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Glad you enjoyed it! Some great challenges to move onto from here would be Rachel's 7-Day Challenge, our 7-Day Beginner/Intermediate Hatha Yoga Challenge or our Be Strong and Flexible Beginner 30-Day Yoga Challenge.

christineanna
May 27, 2020
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Thank you very much for this challenge! I enjoyed all the classes in a different way, the twisty one was great and I liked the (slightly) faster pace of the 7th one.

subatomicboy
May 26, 2020
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Thanks for this - I agree with all the other comments, this challenge was wonderful as was the teaching. I will definitely be doing it again!

Kelly Dugmore
May 11, 2020
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I really enjoyed this 7 day challenge. It's been a great way to ease myself back into yoga after being a runner for so long. Thanks Melissa!

Neita
May 8, 2020
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Thank you! Excellent series. I will be doing this challenge, and in particular this class, often.

vasinger
May 4, 2020
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I absolutely loved this 7-day challenge. Everything was perfect: the length, the gentle but effective work-out, the clear instructions. The well-being it brought me is immeasurable! Melissa, I love your style! You make me reflect on what I do, everything is mindful; you do this in a gentle, kind way. Would love other challenges from you.
Will definitely do this one again!