Beginners' Yoga for Leg Strength

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.6 (322 votes)
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Melissa has a unique way of moving effortlessly through a challenging sequence that both strengthens and stretches the body, particularly the lower body. You'll enjoy her calm and relaxed focus, as well as her attention to alignment.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Strength


Theandyn 4 years ago

I have been doing yoga for over 2 years now but have been too busy and haven't been able to practice it in a couple of weeks. I decided to try a shorter class to get my body back into it before I move up into a 60+ minute yoga class. I enjoyed the class and do think its for beginners. However, I would put it more into the "power yoga" category. She is constantly breathing and moving in and out of poses. It wasn't as deep of a stretch, being able to breath into and going a little bit deeper every time I inhaled/exhaled, like I would have enjoyed. I would see about switching this into the power yoga category.

jerihans 4 years ago

I had my hip replaced 2.5 weeks ago and this class is really helping me to get back in my yoga groove. I can't believe how much strength I lost. It's depressing, but this class is really helping me get back on target. I really appreciate it!

Brooksie 4 years ago

Oh my goodness. This one is more difficult than it looks (that's a good thing)! I'll be returning to this one time and again.

Quenzar 4 years ago

I always turn to this video when I need a short but satisfying strength workout. Thanks, Melissa!

ruth.joyce 4 years ago

Well, really, this video is good for any time you need a short practice...but it is one of my mainstays for when I'm struggling with seasonal tendonitis...such a great resource! Melissa is one of my favorite instructors - her videos are just the right amount of relaxation and exercise. Keep 'em coming and Melissa!

kmcarthur 4 years ago

Lovely workout, I'm just working my way though the program and this was a great work out, have bookmarked now

barbkoch 4 years ago

I'll keep coming back to this one. Great for improving your balance. Working on the poses is what it's all about.

debbvoltz 4 years ago

I've been loving Melissa's practices up to now, but this one is NOT 'beginner' on in my opinion. It is very fast paced and has a lot of balancing moves that are extremely challenging for even an intermediate class. The setups are so fast, she doesn't talk you through how to achieve the balance in a pose or anything she just tells you to do it. Very frustrating, this was the first one I just stopped half way through and quit out of frustration. :( Not the way I wanted my day to begin!

David Procyshyn 4 years ago

We appreciate the feedback and we'll have a look into the program to see if we can replace that class with something more suitable.

All the best,

DoYogaWithMe Founder