Burnout to Bliss

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Instructor Nicky Jones
Average: 4.5 (181 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


I don't have the option to buy this practice
Alexa Tolan 2 months 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

Re: buy the practice
David Procyshyn 2 months 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,

Very difficult for a beginner
Sarahcapa 2 months 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.

Re: Very difficult for a beginner
David Procyshyn 2 months 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!

Thank you
pamato 2 months ago

The opening movement was perfect for me as were the generous time in poses and time between queues. This made it much easier for me to get grounded and follow along.

A great class, Thank you!
Mrs. K 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 10 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!