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Yoga4Strength: Building Capacity

Intermediate I
(10 Reviews)

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Adding strength training to your yoga is a great way to build up strength and capacity. In this unconventional yoga class, we’ll be weaving strength work throughout our practice. Try this class to learn more about strength and mobility work! Note: You will need one pair of medium to heavy weights.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 2 of the Yoga4Strength series.

Key Pose(s) include: 

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Row
  • Push Ups


  • Block
  • Chair


  • Balance
  • Core Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Hips
  • Morning
  • Spine
  • Strength
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Vigorous/Energy
  • Whole Body


  • Slow Flow
March 22, 2024

I am loving these strength classes! Incorporating it into a yoga practice makes it so much more enjoyable for me. Left to my own devices, I'll just do the same exercises with the same weights and it's boring and I don't look forward to it. Melissa is a great instructor for this as she encourages us to push ourselves but keeps it real and human and gentle. Uncommon for strength training videos!

March 1, 2024

Thank you thank you thank you, Melissa! Since my initial YTT, I've continued studying anatomy as it relates specifically to yoga. I have now discarded a number cues that are passed along unwittingly. The "knee going past the ankle" is one of those cues that I no longer use because as you stated, our marvelous knees pass our ankles in ordinary, everyday activities! You are the first instructor I've heard acknowledge that very idea. Thank you! This series is a lovely introduction to strength training. I'm glad you took the time to heal, and even more excited to see you back!

February 29, 2024

I definitely find myself smiling more than I usually would in a weight practice. :-)

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