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Breath, Balance and Twists

Intermediate I

This class is a sweet, gentle flow, full of delicious stretches that focus on twists, balances and of course, the breath. Anastasia's delivery is caring, focused and soft, making this class ideal for beginners and those looking for a relaxing class after a busy day.

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  • Strap
  • Block
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Tracy Daniels
Tracy Daniels
July 7, 2022
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Lovely stretches at a calm,comfortable pace. Really good instruction from Anastasia.

watta
watta
April 15, 2022
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I love this practice with Anastasia. The other classes aren't as good for at present

watta
watta
April 15, 2022
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I love this practice with Anastasia. The other classes aren't as good for at present

RTK
RTK
March 14, 2022
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Perfect start to the day. One of the loveliest outdoor settings; wish I was there!

Sooz03927
Sooz03927
January 31, 2022
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I'm doing the ongoing Intermediate challenge, but this class is a keeper for me!

oakhazel
oakhazel
January 17, 2022
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What a lovely lesson, just what I needed. Perfect pace and very relaxing Thank you.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
January 15, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Thoroughly enjoyed this class, thank you so much!

jsakash
jsakash
January 8, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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very slow and gentle

Tina S
Tina S
March 28, 2021
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I could not keep my balance in the balancing poses. Any suggestions on classes for strengthening my balance? I’m doing this as part of the 30 day Transforming Your Life Challenge.

Fiji McAlpine
Fiji McAlpine
March 31, 2021
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Hi Tina,

Balancing poses are challenging for us all and come easier during some practices than others! There are a few hints that can help, first is drishti or a solid gaze point on the floor ahead of you. When the eyes dance around so does our body! Tracey also has a great practice working on this aspect of practice: https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/strengthen-your-balance
Likewise, David has a great Blog post: https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/yoga-foot-balance-poses

Hope this helps, keep practicing!
Fiji

JAC
JAC
December 30, 2020
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That was wonderful. So soothing and lovely. Thank you so much x

kimchi
kimchi
December 10, 2020
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Thank you for this lovely calming practice.

veganxo
veganxo
November 14, 2020
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This was a great class all around; thank you Anastasia! For me, it's one of the best in this series thus far.

monkeymath
monkeymath
August 29, 2020
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The whole class felt like a warm wave rolling over my body. I didn't need to apply any force or pressure, but just marveled at all sensations while my muscles were contracting and stretching. Wonderful!

DianeL
DianeL
July 22, 2020
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Nice and good. Thank you, Anastasia DL

Maputo
Maputo
May 4, 2020
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Nice, gentle full body stretch that works for intermediate. I usually like classes that are more strength building but nevertheless enjoyed a lovely hour of stretching and nourishing my body. I'll come back to this not just if tired but also if feeling that my muscles need stretching more than pushing, if that make sense.

ElenaLon
ElenaLon
May 2, 2020
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Great class. Suitable for beginners as well as Intermediate. I really liked her calming voice, with just the right amount of instructions and pacing.

brindmore
brindmore
April 1, 2020
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What a lovely class ! Many thanks in these stressful times Anastasia!

Paulette9
Paulette9
October 30, 2019
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What a beautifully calming class!!! The poses are held for a perfect amount of time enabling wonderful stretch and release. Your voice is very soothing and adds to the effectiveness of the class. Thank you for a wonderful class that I have just bookmarked!!!

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
May 2, 2019
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Gentle, grounding, and relaxing practice. Great for non-beginners who need a mellow and satisfying stretch.

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
January 8, 2019
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This is a very inspiring class, focused on stretching all the body, from toes to neck. Anastasia puts a great emphasis on breath, keeping it steady and sweet, like the movements. I feel energized and supple after doing it. Thank you!

nickos1979@yahoo.ca
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July 21, 2018
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Hi Anastasia,

I just wanted to let you know that you and DYWM reach far and wide... you helped me start my Saturday Morning mid winter down here in Cordoba Argentina. You all do such a great job and I really enjoyed the class.

Cheers,

Nick

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
May 22, 2018
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Deliciously slow and smooth flow. Sometimes a gentle and calm practice is the perfect way to begin a creaky day. Thank you.

Gaynor Walters
Gaynor Walters
May 13, 2018
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Another class thoroughly enjoyed. Felt the depth of the stretches with the breath and also the amazing calmness that this class left me with. Thank you and thank you to Do Yoga With Me for enabling me to enjoy such wonderful classes.

TracyShanti
TracyShanti
February 25, 2018
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Exactly the practice I was looking for this early morning. Beautiful, gentle, and effective. Thank you.

nipper
nipper
January 23, 2018
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Very nicely paced, very well directed, comprehensive class. Very peaceful and relaxing pace with an all body stretch and work with balance. Thanks!

malloryeason
malloryeason
January 5, 2018
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This class provides a great morning stretch to start my day.

Elsa Rankin
Elsa Rankin
September 25, 2017
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This class fostered a confidence in my movement I haven't felt in some time. I am grateful.

CristinaAurelia
CristinaAurelia
August 31, 2017
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Anastasia, thank you so much for this. My whole body is saying thank you - from head to toe. :)

sheilapcb
sheilapcb
April 27, 2017
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Really well balanced class! Her instructions are short and precise. I did not feel rushed while holding poses. Appropriate breath work included with instruction . Getting back into my yoga after several unintended years off my mat. Practiced here and there and did remain aware of breath work. Excellent class!!!

Sphy
Sphy
January 22, 2017
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This class is my absolute favorite! I've done it many many times in the past and was so glad it was part of the 30 day Challenge. Thank you !

MaryC
MaryC
January 18, 2017
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Really enjoyed this flow of stretches and twists!

Turtle70
Turtle70
December 30, 2016
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As a newbie, I had to take a brief break at 36 minutes and hydrate, for feeling slightly dizzy, but this is a fantastic class! I also noticed that in "happy baby"(?) my spine of the lower back could not reach the ground. Is there any stretches for that? Thanks so much.

Anastasia Hangemanole
Anastasia Hangemanole
December 30, 2016
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Welcome to the site, and so glad you enjoyed the class. It's great that you listened to your body and new when to rest and hydrate. Stop *anytime* you ever feel dizzy or faint, and child's pose is a wonderful place to be in this state. Happy Baby is actually a great release for the spine, so no worries on your lower back touching the ground - practicing this pose more will help. I have another class with a focus on the spine that you might enjoy, and will also help :)

shellycombs
shellycombs
November 27, 2016
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I really love her slow, sweet style. Anastasia is one of my favorite instructors

taniavenn
taniavenn
October 27, 2016
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Great class, thank you. Just enough variety for me.

Kat Colorado
Kat Colorado
October 18, 2016
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Such a beautiful practice. What a perfect start into the day! Thank you.

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
July 14, 2016
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I loved this routine. It is a wonderful combo of relaxing but challenging. I will be checking out all of her videos. I like the way she teaches.

myssi222c@gmail.com
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May 22, 2016
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Thank you so much, I am very grateful that you have shared these videos-I am a homeschooling Mama in Quebec City, where the Yoga classes given in english are few if not non-existent-just know that you are a perfect teacher for me, and I thank you from my heart, I wish you continued health and happiness, and please keep the videos coming.

ElenaFoucher
ElenaFoucher
May 9, 2016
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I've been doing yoga for many years and am just starting to teach... this class is incredibly inspiring! The teaching style is very warm and smooth, the poses simply and clearly explained with just enough instruction. So much heart. Thanks for sharing!