Burnout to Bliss

Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Anxiety/Stress

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Average: 4.6 (146 votes)

Class Description: 

This gentle beginner yoga class is great for those starting out. Relaxing and just challenging enough for a novice, Nicky makes it easy to follow. Nicky is known as our 'giggling yogi'... you'll see what we mean when you take the class.


A beautiful class
hailey7250 2 weeks ago

A really lovely class :-) I use this one when I am struggling to get to the mat, feeling really stressed or sick as the relaxation at the start gently coaxes me to get off the couch. Thank you Nicky xo

Love this class
WordsandMelodies 1 month ago

I love this class. I've been doing it for years, when I feel particularly stressed out, especially sore from a workout, or just as though I could use a more meditative class. Your mileage may vary, but I love the extended relaxation at the beginning of the class. In fact, it's part of the reason I CHOOSE this class -- there are days when I do need that time to physically relax and get my head in the right space for yoga. I always finish this class feeling good.

I practiced this class as
Jmait7 2 months ago

I practiced this class as part of the beginner moving to intermediate series... I've loved every class on this site and in this series so far, but this one was so incredibly boring. I will not be practicing this one again.

As one reviewer stated, this
birdnthesky 3 months ago

As one reviewer stated, this is a snoozefest. I took the class as part of the Beginner to Intermediate series. Nicky has a calming voice which I enjoyed a lot. Other than that, I didn't care for the sequence at all. It is 16 minutes in before you start to move and only a few minutes past that you're in camel pose. It felt too much on cold muscles. This video would be okay as a relaxation meditation class but even then I would be uninterested a few minutes into it.

One of my favorites!
momsfarm 5 months ago

I love this class and love Nicky Jones, wish she would do more classes.

I literally fell asleep
absolutely_ainsley 5 months ago

I literally fell asleep during the relaxation portion of this class, which has never happened to me before! I woke up on minute 44, feeling quite refreshed, and did the class again. It was alright, but if I came back to this class, I would definitely skip most of the lengthy relaxation at the beginning! Good class if you need to calm your mind though I suppose!

Meditative gentle pace but body strength required
Jayney141 5 months ago

A quite lengthy relaxation to begin which is helpful to move through the many levels of tension and internal chatter to really allowing the mind to be quiet and the body to let go. Nicky moves almost immediately after the relaxation into a fairly strong twist and then from there into a number of postures that I feel could cause injury if you tried to do them without the appropriate level of body strength. Good class but I wouldn't necessarily call this a beginner class. If you are new to yoga hoping to gain or improve your body strength this might not be the best place to start.

Nicky's 'Burn-Out to Bliss' class
vibrant 8 months ago

I really appreciated Nicky's format. Starting "slow and cool" with meditation was a great way to "gather Yin, in" which really helps me balance burn-out energy before expending energy in a sustainable way.
It was good to hear Nicky's soothing breath-work. From what I understand, our parasympathetic nervous system responds to even just hearing even another's deep breath. In this class, I used breath to open areas of muscle, rather than simply relying on internal heat to release these muscles.
"From Burn-Out to Bliss" was exactly that. It was lovely to warm up with some slow flow sequences later. The static poses in the flow were warming without the buzzy yang energy, at the expense of my tired nervous system. Great class, Nicky! Thanks for mixing it up, and inviting new perspectives into flow!

Slow moving and not enough safety discussion
hennalounge 8 months ago

The beginning was a bit of a snoozefest. I dislike being cold, so I had to skip the beginning section altogether as I didn't want to start the movement part with cold muscles. About 16 minutes in, some movement slowly starts. Nikki has a cute way of talking, especially once she gets moving and the little giggles start. I would have liked to hear a bit more about protecting the back and shoulder joints especially in the upward dog and chaturanga. I noticed Nikki hyperextends her elbows in some poses. I worry she may not be as safety oriented as I need. One small cinematic glitch, there is a person in the reflection of the studio window who somewhat creepily appears a couple of times. Thank you for the opportunity to take this class. Entertaining side note, I had to skip the savasana as well because my cat made himself at home on my mat. ;) I am doing this as part of the Ongoing Beginner Program.

Nice class
VickyT 11 months ago

I enjoyed the class because of its slow steady pace! It didn't make me sweat and it was just what I needed because I had a really bad flue the previous days,so I am slowly returning back to my normal practise flow. Nicky is moving through the poses slowly and with safety! Not too challenging and not to easy! Thank you!!!!