Burnout to Bliss

Nicky Jones
Instructor Nicky Jones
Average: 4.5 (203 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


MaryRose Metcalfe 7 months ago

The title of this practice, Burn Out to Bliss, made me think that this practice would be hard work with a big rest at the end. Kind of like a ying to yang class, but I soon saw that this practice was focusing on breath and holding posses longer. I would come back to this class if I wanted a more relaxing class with just a bit of endurance I enjoyed it. I would suggest a new title that matches the description better.

handstoheart 8 months ago

This is definitely a slow class. There's 15 minutes of relaxation at the beginning and another 5-10 minutes at the end. The pace doesn't really pick up in between. So don't do it if you're feeling the need of something dynamic! And don't do it in a cold room because you're unlikely to warm up. I'm a big fan of DYWM but I won't do this class again. Ron's Morning Wake Up and Move is an excellent alternative that covers similar ground and will warm you up and put a smile on your face.

lucidbee 8 months ago

I love this class. The slowness conveys patience and acceptance. It actually feels spiritual in a yoga way, possibly more than any other class on this site (which I have used every day for eight months). It's not effortless, there is some work, but it is in this context of breath and patience. Two things I can always emphasize more!

ambermesser 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful class! Because of the grounding meditation at the beginning, I was finally able to honor my intention, which was to stick with my breath for an entire class. Nicky's gentle reminders about letting the breath open up and create more space in each pose really helped me focus. Her instructions were just enough to get me to the next pose but sparse enough that that I could stay focused on my own body and breath without the distraction of too much chit-chat - although the giggles were welcome =)

Alexa Tolan 2 years ago


Is it normal that I can't buy this class? Recently I noticed the same issue for many other classes. Has anything changed which prevents me from buying videos from your website? I live in Belgium.

Kind regards, Alexandrina

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Hello Alexandria.
Yes, many of our older videos don't have the option to purchase and this is one of them. We occasionally add them so you'll see the purchase buttons appear if that happens.
Take care,

Sarahcapa 2 years ago

I really enjoyed the Absolute Beginner series and have just started with the Ongoing Beginner Programme. I liked the relaxation at the beginning of the video but found that I was too inflexible and the instructions went too fast to keep up with the rest. I became really disheartened and frustrated because I couldn't keep up and couldn't manage to do the stretches, and there wasn't always an alternative suggested.

In general, the content of the video is good and the instructor is really encouraging, so maybe the video should come a bit later in the series? As a person who can barely touch their knees while standing up, it's upsetting to be told be someone whose body is essentially spaghetti to put your head on the floor while sitting. It would be great to have more videos about flexibility and how to handle not being able to do the stretches fully.

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Thanks for the feedback. It sounds like Nicki could have provided more modifications in this class. I can see how that would be frustrating and I apologize for that. I have the rest of the program has gone well!