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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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Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
April 18, 2016
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Yet another great class I love the stillness and gently flow of this class. I love the quiet you have a very soothing spirit thanks soooo much
Peace

sbeltrang
sbeltrang
March 26, 2016
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I love this video! Anastasia's instructions and guidance are amazing, and my entire body feels so much better after this (especially my back). Will come back to this video over and over again!

Priyanka Raghav
Priyanka Raghav
February 13, 2016
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It was so easy to follow her crisp breathing instructions. No nonsense talk....just what is absolutely needed.
I hope you put up more videos like this for beginners.Thank you.

hennalounge
hennalounge
January 31, 2016
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This class felt great, especially in my upper back/shoulders, plenty of stretch without straining my injured joints. The class was long enough that we had time to really go deeper into the hamstrings and hips and that felt wonderful. Thanks for the class!

keely224
keely224
January 29, 2016
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I absolutely loved this practice. Anastasia has such a gentle and calming voice. Thank you for this great video! It is now one of my favorites!

pedra
pedra
January 5, 2016
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This was really yummy. Thank you.

Linz Mac
Linz Mac
December 23, 2015
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Perfect wind down after a busy day, clear instructions, nice pace not too slow or too rushed...loved the humour in "challenging your balance" during tree pose...that's what I'm like trying to stay balanced lol! Thank you for the perfect class Anastasia it is now bookmarked. :))))

rshahoei
rshahoei
June 23, 2015
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I wish Anastasia had more videos. I really enjoy them.

dawn3000
dawn3000
April 19, 2015
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This is such a FINE video. Great pacing. Great poses. Awesome clear, uncluttered with chatter, direction. Perfectly done. Thank you!

dawn3000
dawn3000
April 19, 2015
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This is such a FINE video. Great pacing. Great poses. Awesome clear, uncluttered with chatter, direction. Perfectly done. Thank you!

lmlinden
lmlinden
April 1, 2015
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I was looking for a gentler class without inversions to do during my monthlies. This was was absolute heaven! Thank you!

Dakota Drummer
Dakota Drummer
March 21, 2015
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Nice slow pace with focus on the breath. Calming voice and nice outdoor setting. Perfect for many beginners and great recovery class for more advanced.

Mka
Mka
February 9, 2015
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I'm really just repeating what many people have already said but this is my favourite class so far, and I've done a fair few classes this last year. I was able to keep my eyes closed for most of the class because your vocal cues were that precise and clear. I felt all the follow on movements were very natural to me and therefore the flow was great and I was really able to focus on my breath and the feeling in my body. I actually loved it so much that I just created an account just to be able to congratulate and thank you, Anastasia. Well done!

karrphil
karrphil
January 2, 2015
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I was looking for the perfect yoga class to start my day - and this one did it for me. Thank you so much - thoroughly enjoyed this.

francesb
francesb
November 25, 2014
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My back has been completely seized up since I took a barre class almost a week ago (big mistake!). I feel like this slow but thorough class finally allowed my back to stretch and release! Such a great class! I loved it!

RoxL
RoxL
September 14, 2014
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Thanks so much for this great great great class !It might have become my favourite so far, I'm definitely gonna do it again and again (and try your other classes). It has a perfect balance between stretch, strenght and balance, being easy for the beginner I am and yet a bit challenging. Plus, the rythm is ideal for me, the poses aren't over repetitive (I don't get bored) and your instructions are detailed enough for allowing me to skip looking at the screen when I prefer not to. Thanks so much Anastasia :)

jarofclay65
jarofclay65
September 29, 2014
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RoxL, I concur with everything you've written. This has become my favorite class so far. Thank you, Anastasia. Well done.
Barbara

treepose
treepose
August 2, 2014
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Very straightforward yet very intense opening stretches. I felt a bit achey this morning. Feel all stretched out open now.

Claudia Keg
Claudia Keg
June 20, 2014
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Great class to begin again! I have been caught up in the thick of thin things...I am inspired and renewed this morning...Thank You Anastasia :)

daveofnorway
daveofnorway
March 29, 2014
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I really enjoyed this, thank you very much. I feel very rested and at peace :)

CatSunflower
CatSunflower
November 28, 2013
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This class didn't feel like an hour at all, probably because it was so calming and yet so much fun. You're a great teacher, Anastasia. I felt really comfortable in this practice, not too strenuous but not too easy either. Also, I never realized how tight my hamstrings are :o I loved the focus on breathing and the constant reminders to breath (sometimes I forget hehe) which is really important. Thanks again, amazing work!!
edit: I will master this sequence if it's the last thing I do so help me god jeez

Deborah Cook
Deborah Cook
January 24, 2014
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What a wonderful relaxing class. It made me realize where all my tight points are. I'll be doing this one again and again.

kiyora
kiyora
February 1, 2014
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I love how this class is so relaxing, yet gently challenges you with various strengthening poses and boat pose! The instruction was so clear and flowing I barely had to look at the screen. This class really got me into the zone. I feel so relaxed now. Thank you Anastasia!

rachaels
rachaels
February 20, 2014
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I'm new to yoga and have been doing a few videos on this website, and this is the best one I've found so far! The class is challenging, but still easy to do and follow. What I appreciated the most was how easy the instructions were to follow without looking at the screen! As a newbie, this is super great!

ngrace
ngrace
February 26, 2014
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That was really great Anastasia. Just what I needed this morning, a mix of challenge, stretch and soothingness :)

Kersten
Kersten
March 6, 2014
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I was looking for a little more difficult class. This was good stretching...very beginner class. Not sure how it got its intermediate rating. I wish the ratings were more 1 to the class. By the time I realized this wasn't more of a gentle stretching class I was too far into it to start another class.

Anastasia Hangemanole
Anastasia Hangemanole
March 7, 2014
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Thanks you for the feedback everyone - especially great to hear that my vocal cues are helpful. It is important to me that my students not have to look at me to know what they are doing, and instead be able to have more of an inward focus. David and I plan to film two new classes this spring and summer - a moderate Hatha and a Yin, so look out for them :)

Roisin
Roisin
March 11, 2014
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Thank you so much for this wonderful video. I discovered Do Yoga With Me over a year ago (I think!) when I was very ill with a health condition. I was left unable to do much of anything at all and I was in a lot of physical pain. I was already practicing a little hatha yoga but I needed more variety but was too unwell to be able to make it to classes. I found this site and have used this site regularly since then. I love all the videos I've done and have learnt so much that I've found myself doing my own practice to suit my immediate needs and the time I have available.
Today I was feeling very tired and not at all interested in doing my daily yoga, but I decided to search through all the beginner classes and I found this one. What a find! It was so perfect for what I needed today and I feel relaxed, my body is more comfortable and I am refreshed. I also found the level of strength work in this one perfect for me. After being ill for so long I am very deconditioned and weak and am trying to build that up my strength slowly. This class was just challenging enough for me and not so hard that I'll have excessive pain over the next few days.
Please please do more beginner hatha classes!! You have a lovely teaching style, soothing voice and wonderful instructions. You are my new favourite instructor, along with David of course!

Anastasia Hangemanole
Anastasia Hangemanole
June 15, 2014
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This is a huge compliment, Roisin - thank you; David is one of the best, so especially sweet! I am filming another Hatha class soon - this time a moderate level. This will be a wonderful one for you to transition into as your body becomes stronger and more spacious with a regular practice.

CatSunflower
CatSunflower
October 3, 2013
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This class didn't feel like an hour at all, probably because it was so calming and yet so much fun. You're a great teacher, Anastasia. I felt really comfortable in this practice, not too strenuous but not too easy either. Also, I never realized how tight my hamstrings are :o I loved the focus on breathing and the constant reminders to breath (sometimes I forget hehe) which is really important. Thanks again, amazing work!!

collmm
collmm
May 28, 2013
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Anastasia-
This is one of my "go to" classes when I need a restorative class! Somehow you just know that I am clenching my jaw or toes at that moment and I appreciate your frequent reminders to soften and relax. I was feeling a bit achy and sore today and could feel a migraine headache coming on so knew I needed BB&T tonight...about halfway through the practice I could feel the tension melt out of my shoulders and neck. No need for my prescription medication (yay)! In fact, I have relied on prescription medication for my migraines for over 20 years but since I began practicing yoga this year (2-3 studio classes per week and DYWM the remainder of the week) I have not required any meds.

I also enjoy your Yin class...I really hope you plan to add more classes to DYWM.com soon!

BTW-when I first started my practice and using DYWM, I found this class to be an excellent prep for Fiji's more challenging Foundations in Flow...these two classes work nicely together.

Thank you!

NicoleMitzi
NicoleMitzi
May 23, 2013
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I have always loved yoga. It soothes the mind and the body. And this one is very relaxing. This is the type of yoga that really calms the mind. Keep making more vids like this pls. It is really good. Bless you dear.

jk83
jk83
April 29, 2013
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Just did this after a stressful day and feel so much better. Definitely at the top of my list of videos now. I hope to see more! Thank you!

Anekantavada
Anekantavada
April 26, 2013
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This is just a fabulous, relaxing practice. Thank you so much for sharing!

sunparakeet
sunparakeet
April 24, 2013
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This is the first video I've watched on doyogawithme.com and I really enjoyed it. Loved the pace, nice and gentle and quite relaxing. Thanks for this!

carlyb
carlyb
April 19, 2013
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I would love to do this class, but I've tried playing it 3 times and it will not work. I am on a reliable computer with a secure, strong internet connection. The 3rd time I tried allowing the video to fully load and it still won't work for me. It will start playing and then just stop and some point. Any tips?

Thanks!

carlyb
carlyb
April 21, 2013
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Thank you to David for quickly helping me solved the problem. The solution was to try another browser, FYI in case anyone else has this issue :)

Namaste.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
April 21, 2013
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Nice to hear! Switching your browser (surprisingly!) almost always fixes the problem.

David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

natalie1210
natalie1210
March 15, 2013
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This was a great way to wind down after a week of high impact workouts, great stretching for my legs, hips and back. Thank you!!!:)

amydoodles
amydoodles
January 29, 2013
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Great class. I have been practicing yoga off and on for several years, and can't seem to find a class that works for my schedule. I was very sore from a cardio workout and strength training yesterday, and found this site. This is the first online yoga class I have ever taken and I absolutely loved it. Thank you so much! I feel a thousand times better now. Soreness is almost completely gone, and mind is much clearer, too. :) Namaste.

javamommy
javamommy
January 28, 2013
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I am brand new to yoga (about 2 months). I was an athlete as a child and teen, but I have found myself severely obese after college, grad school, two complicated pregnancies, joint surgeries. I am so blessed to have found this site! I take in studio classes 3 times a week now and this work out is very close to what my personal instructor does with me. I feel Confident practicing with this video. So far I have enjoyed my journey to health through yoga, and I look forward to moving easier and getting stronger with routines just like this one.
Thanks again

Anastasia Hangemanole
Anastasia Hangemanole
January 15, 2013
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These comments are wonderful - so much gratitude everyone for your feedback, particularly since I have not taught a regular class in over 2 years. David and are definitely going to do another class, perhaps a second Yin. Look for it this spring or summer. Should we do another Hatha, wish lists are welcomed :)

Stephanie Silcox
Stephanie Silcox
January 14, 2013
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This video was awesome. It had bit of a challenge to the legs, and that's exactly where I need work! :) Thanks for posting.

Lizzbee
Lizzbee
January 9, 2013
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I am just getting back to my yoga and this was the perfect class - thank you!

KhaosKitty1
KhaosKitty1
January 9, 2013
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You have no idea how greatful and how much appreciated your video is! You are a great instructor and I have much respect for you! Keep up the good work! :D