Burnout to Bliss

Burnout to Bliss

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Instructor Nicky Jones
Average: 4.5 (177 votes)
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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. Note: this class begins with a guided meditation that has you lying still for about 15 minutes. 

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety Stress


A great class, Thank you!
Mrs. K 5 days ago

I have done some yoga off and on for years, 60 year old woman, making more of an effort. I work all day and this was a very nice way to unwind. I will use this class often. Thank you,

Overly long opening meditation
themmases 3 weeks ago

I do yoga to prepare to meditate, and would not have opened this class if I knew it begins with over 15 minutes of lying still. I'm not sure it belongs in the Beginner to Intermediate program, which is how I found it.

I was even more disappointed when I checked the reviews for this class to see if others with similar practice still found it worthwhile. Many judgmental comments suggesting that people who don't like the class just don't understand the point of yoga, or are imbalanced, or not mindful. It's sad to see so many negative comments and assumptions about others that really should have been moderated, in a yoga community of all places. Unfortunately the whole experience of even visiting the video was really negative.

Re: Overly long opening meditation
David Procyshyn 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback. I have added a note in the description that includes the fact that it begins with a 15-min guided meditation.

In response to your second comment, there are few videos on our site that don't have some critical comments. It's part of offering up our classes to a wide audience - some people don't like certain styles and that's ok. I do respond to many comments and so do other community members. Are you suggesting that we take a different approach to critical feedback?

Iris Nez 6 months ago

For me, this is the perfect class. Last month when my life was pure overwhelm, I found myself doing it every day, oftentimes falling asleep at the end. I can't put my finger on it, but something about Nicky's approach feels very emotionally restorative. Thank you!

The challenge is up to the yogi/yogini
Irishlove 7 months ago

I very much enjoyed this class. I've used it as one of my "rest" days given I'm on day 37 of do-yoga-for-356-days-straight "quest". I found it to be very evenly paced and definitely challenging IF you actually keep your core engaged and stay in each full posture for the entire length of the hold (which seemed to be about 2 minutes to me. This class is an excellent way to re-connect with the breath, core, alignment and purpose of having a practice. Thank you very much. Namaste from Ireland.

yoga mind
unclejuice19 1 year ago

This is a perfect class for instilling a mindful morning. Thank you so much Nicky.

I really loved the nice, slow
lebaillie 1 year ago

I really loved the nice, slow, gentle start. It helps after a long day to ease into the practice and settle into it. My tension and soreness is much improved. I usually avoid long classes, but this one is worth making time for!

More challenging than expected
Cloud42 1 year ago

I thought I was going to fall asleep at the beginning because I got so relaxed. Loved the planks, downward dog and cobra as the practice progressed.. Glad to see that I am finally able to hold planks for some sort of time. Happy surprise that the class gave me a ton of energy and some challenge that I love.

The problem with this class
AndreaGuerrero 1 year ago

The problem with this class is not the class itself, its the tittle. When you are browsing clases and see "Burnout to bliss" you imagine a quick-pace, active class, challenging for its level. Instead, you get a very slow and meditative and long introduction to the class, followed by what is not a "burnout" class. Maybe a change in the tittle and description, framing it as a relaxation class will have less disappointed yoguis.

Burnout to bliss
David Procyshyn 1 year ago

By burnout, she means feeling 'burnt out'. It's a class that is meant to take you from feeling stressed, anxious and over-tired, to feeling rejuvenated, calm and relaxed.