Challenge Your Body: A Beginner's Level II Class

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (246 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Block
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


btm013 7 years ago

I really enjoyed this class. David's instructions were spot on. I found it was very easy to follow and I got a great workout in. The positions weren't overly challenging - perfect for a beginner. Thanks so much for this website!

RoxL 7 years ago

Great balance between relaxation and strengthening and so easy to follow. Didn't feel like 50 minutes ! As always, David's classes are amazing !

aimeceleste 8 years ago

...I only liked this one. I felt the beginning part was too repetitive, but by the end I was happy with the progression and choice of poses. I feel nice & stretched, and gently challenged. There were lots of good twists there for a while that felt really good!

jackrabbit 8 years ago

I created an account to praise this video. David's instruction is excellent. He leads you through poses smoothly and with simple, precise instruction. He also knows where to note that one might be compressing the spine or otherwise putting excessive strain on the body and to suggest those small physical movements to correct the posture. Very much appreciated as someone returning to yoga after a long hiatus.

mich.roy 8 years ago

Such a nice, relaxing yet challenging class for me as a beginner. I loved it and will definitely be doing this class again. Thank you David!

sgbarber87 8 years ago

Thank you David for this wonderful video! The verbal instruction was spot on and overall 5 stars! I feel transformed!

clarry 8 years ago

Gentle but challenging enough. Nice openers for shoulders, and nice relaxation at end focusing on releasing an area of tension.


Kelly327 8 years ago

Thank you so much another inspiring class from your site. I highly recommend this class for beginners who need a little more of a challenge.

rml244 8 years ago

I love David's classes to open my shoulders. This is a nice gentle, slightly invigorating class.

bete0noire 8 years ago

I have constant tension in my shoulders and upper back (especially right under and between the shoulder blades). The upper body stretches in this video felt amazing, a marked relief to the pain which lasted the rest of the evening. I've had problems in the bast with certain flows/sequences agitating my upper back pain/tension, so it's always a sort of gamble for me each time I try a new video/class/routine. I loved not having to take child's pose or a modified pose, helped me focus and really feel that deep relaxation at the end. The pace was smooth and gentle, but not so slow as to get bored or for your mind to wander - body felt "activated" the whole time.