Challenge Your Body: A Beginner's Level II Class

Beginner I

If you are a beginner and would like a class that is more challenging, this one is perfect for you. This Hatha yoga class takes you through a series of challenging stretches and poses, safely and gradually.

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clacaresse
clacaresse
April 14, 2021
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I'm not a flow yoga gal but this video helped me understand it and appreciate it better without wanting to stop. Thanks for mixing poses with sun salutations. I feel so much better in my body!

Popo
Popo
March 13, 2021
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I love it when you tell us what we'll be doing next. Thanks David, you rock

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
December 6, 2020
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Your the best David! When this whole COVID lockdown is over, it would be great to meet you at a yoga retreat someday. Maybe down at Mar de Jade, Mexico, partnering up with In Bloom Yoga or another DYWM teacher.

Carlos-Manuel
Carlos-Manuel
September 2, 2020
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This is something I really needed. Thank you. I love the pace, the calm, the way it moves from one pose to the next.

Guiness
Guiness
July 27, 2020
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Such a wonderful class to start the day with. Thank you David

JMacDee
JMacDee
June 21, 2020
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What a wonderful class. I loved the standing work, the back bends and the shoulder openings, also the outdoor setting. Thank you David I am sure I will take this again. James

rypearson
rypearson
October 9, 2019
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Great class. Perfect after a few hours of drawing.

sng4ever
sng4ever
June 10, 2019
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Great class if you are looking to do teacher training or become more proficient at yoga.

albertn
albertn
May 22, 2019
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Hi David,

It has taken me nearly 3 months of daily work to get to the point where I felt strong enough to attempt this class, and it was an amazing experience now that I have done it. I have learned so much from you, ever since I first found that video of yoga for anxiety and depression which you made, and which I have gone through during tough times. Today, I feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment and I just wanted to say... thank you. The relaxation at the end of this class, in particular, was beautiful. You have such a gentle, calming voice. This class is amazing.

-Albert

mamadoodled
mamadoodled
March 16, 2019
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We have been doing this practice at about once a week in our rotation for several years. We find it to be excellent! Though we have found others we like, none as much as this one. We would like recommendations for others of similar style, length and difficulty.

Johannasjo
Johannasjo
March 16, 2019
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For different reasons I've been away from yoga for a couple of months. This class was perfect as a way back in. Slow pace and David's reassuring voice helped in waking up the body. Thank you!

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
July 18, 2018
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Thank you, David This is a very well-rounded class, a good workout. I loved specially the insistence on working shoulders and arms without straining them.

estherggg
estherggg
June 6, 2018
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I learn or relearn something new every time I come back to this class. This time it was the reminder to keep the arch of the back foot lifted in warrior pose and its variations, and also the way David bends his knees before stepping forward or back with one foot, which gives a little bounce that adds grace to the movement. Thank you.

OliveBranch
OliveBranch
February 19, 2018
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All the sun salutes start with the left leg. Is that right?

martie jewell
martie jewell
February 11, 2018
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Absolutely wonderful practice for a beginner looking to challenge a little further.

mamadoodled
mamadoodled
November 17, 2017
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I have been doing this practice once a week for several years. It is my favorite of many yoga videos I use regularly. It is the right, pace the right length and the right advanced beginner difficulty. As I am in my late sixties, I will not be doing the intermediate or more difficult poses. So I appreciate finding the more challenging sequences that stay within my range. Thank you, David!

mtngirl
mtngirl
July 14, 2017
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What a wonderful evening practice, thank you David, I am smiling

percevial@gmail.com
percevial@gmail.com
July 3, 2017
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Love this class because it hits various areas. It is probably one of my favorites. The closing meditation is also great.

AmberLove
AmberLove
June 14, 2017
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I had technical problems with this video too. It stopped right before the 16-min mark and then the next time it froze, the whole browser window froze. (In Chrome). So far, all the other videos have played fine in this browser.

Cloud42
Cloud42
May 10, 2017
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I kept trying to watch the video but some milky way commercial kept playing over the audio of the video and it was very stressful. I tried to close all my windows and reopen the video but had the same problem. Same commercial playing over and over as I tried to do the video. So I only made it for 18 minutes when i know I could have done the whole thing.

Cloud42
Cloud42
October 2, 2017
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Tried this class again recently and it worked fine. Not sure why i had such troubles the last time. Sorry took so long to respond. Took me four months to do my beginer progressing to intermediate program. Decided to do whole program again to get stronger. Thank you. Just love your site and classes.

Mozie
Mozie
April 26, 2017
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Looking forward to practicing this on my own with the intention written at the end of this practice and mindfully returning to this intention every time i lift my hands to my heart in Anjali Mudra throughout the practice. Lov ed the flute and drums at the end of the practice. Thank you David.

Rosie102
Rosie102
February 5, 2017
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I live in rural Australia and don't have good access to internet. I buy the classes that I really like so that I can do them anytime. For some reason this video (and a couple of others that I've encountered) don't seem to have an option to purchase and download. Can anybody help??

Christine Morgan
Christine Morgan
December 8, 2016
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After doing this "Level II" class I think I might be closer to an intermediate student that I originally thought. This was a good class, a good total-body practice, with slow flows and uncomplicated moves. But it still shows lunges with one knee firmly planted on the floor (I opted to raise my knee). Eagle pose is probably the most challenging pose in the class. If you are a true beginner, this might be a challenge. If not, it's still a good stretch, a notch past gentle.

rachelbenge87
rachelbenge87
November 15, 2016
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a great practice to challenge yourself a little bit, a great instructor

haleym
haleym
October 20, 2016
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I am beginning to practice yoga again after a few months and this was a nice class for me. Thank you, David!

schroberts
schroberts
August 9, 2016
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Great simple yet semi-challenging flow, and I love the shoulder work at the end. David guides the best savasanas, he gets me to such a wonderful place of relaxation that I have such a hard time achieving on my own!

Clarab2
Clarab2
June 7, 2016
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I'm getting back to yoga after a break. My body is not a supple as it once was. I'm not a beginner but I sure am rusty. This is a good class to get my muscles moving, my mind clear. Thank you David! I enjoy all your classes and meditations.

hennalounge
hennalounge
January 29, 2016
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Thanks for the class David. This class, while it wasn't the kind of challenging that makes me curse under my breath or make grunting sounds, was warming for my body, which I liked. It felt very safe and the pace included lots of repetition to make sure the body was warmed up. It seemed to pass more quickly than some of the other classes I've tried here.

VickyT
VickyT
September 15, 2015
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I enjoyed the slow pace and clear instructions David was giving. I felt really relaxed with the deep stretches!!!!

pitstop
pitstop
August 17, 2015
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Even though I now have a standup desk for working on the computer, I still find that my shoulders are hunching up and get tense. This is great for sorting them out. Namaste from the UK.

Lisole
Lisole
June 3, 2015
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I've been sick with a cold for some time and this class was the perfect recovery comeback for me. Nice, clear and deep.

hollyanne
hollyanne
May 20, 2015
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Great! - easy to follow pace and clear instructions made this a very enjoyable class.
Thank you!

Kaye
Kaye
March 28, 2015
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I've been away from yoga for many months now. And I'm not ready to go back to classes. This was the perfect reminder of how good yoga feels. Not easy, not hard, just right. Thank you David. Namaste.

alaiel
alaiel
March 15, 2015
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Thank you for this class. The pace is really calming and the poses left me feeling really relaxed.

Pink Daisy
Pink Daisy
December 6, 2014
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We really enjoyed this practice and we will do it again. We found the background distracting and we would prefer softer, natural sounds.

Knusperstange
Knusperstange
June 27, 2014
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I had a great time this morning practicing with this course in the morning. Nice warm-up, right length for every sequence, calm voice and lovely atmosphere in the middle of the park. I'm keen on trying the next class.

Me
Me
May 14, 2014
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I don't feel like I'm doing the cross legged stretch correctly. Can someone step-by-step explain it, along with what I should be doing with my belly button, spine and tailbone? That stretch helps me the most, but I feel like I'm not stretching right.

daveofnorway
daveofnorway
March 31, 2014
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Really enjoyed this one. Fantastic movements that induced a deep feeling of relaxation. This is for sure one that I will use regularly once I have graduated through beginner into intermediate.
Thank you :)