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Challenging Beginner Hatha Yoga

Intermediate I

Ron pushes the limits of a beginner hatha yoga class with this fun, challenging flow. His dancing background forms a strong element of this class, so get ready to move and explore your body in unique ways. Foot balances, backbends, twists, forward folds and lots of great openers for the legs, hips and shoulders make this a very satisfying hatha yoga flow class. Enjoy.

Equipment:
  • Strap
  • Bolster
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JMacDee
JMacDee
May 2, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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What a pleasure this class is. Ron moves so seamlessly from one pose to another. I chose it for back bends and found so much more. Would love to see more classes with Ron on DYWM! Thanks

DianeL
DianeL
March 6, 2022
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Although I am an experimented yogi and quite flexible, the ripples here made this session interestingly challenging. I will come back, in need to improve my ''dancing'' qualities. Thanks Ron.

ewartluf
ewartluf
February 27, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Great flow! It felt challenging but also very relaxed because Ron encourages you to play with the movement and experiment.

Rebecca Tolin
Rebecca Tolin
December 23, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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What a lovely, gentle flow! I am so enjoying Ron's classes!

JMacDee
JMacDee
November 12, 2021
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Revisited this class after a year and loved it. Thank Ron! It is November now so it was great to see the sunny summer setting.

JMacDee
JMacDee
September 17, 2020
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Ron brings us through so much, I really felt like we did a lot in just half an hour. Wonderful class!

pamfrandano@ec.rr.com
pamfrandano@ec.rr.com
August 12, 2020
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I am grateful for this class which is full of soothing words and offers a lovely mind and body connection.

Mork
Mork
August 4, 2020
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Beautiful class...I loved the flow and the dance!

MattJ
MattJ
June 23, 2020
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This was my first class with Ron. I found it to be good yet a little too fast-paced in the instructions. I felt rushed. I look forward to taking another with him to see if his pace is the same or a little slower.

BethPaull
BethPaull
June 3, 2020
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I love the way you describe some of the poses as delicious! Really vibe with your style and flow. Thank you!

brindmore
brindmore
April 10, 2020
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Lively flow - you do a yoga dance! Just a bit too fast from pose to pose for me.

JMacDee
JMacDee
March 30, 2020
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This was my third class with Ron. What a wonderful teacher. I was familiar with the poses in this class but his transitions were new to me and I really enjoyed that. I also enjoy Ron's calm style with just a bit of humour here and there. Thank you!

LisaBonita
LisaBonita
May 31, 2019
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Thank you for your kind instruction, Ron. Encouraging, gentle, fun flow.

sng4ever
sng4ever
April 14, 2019
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This practice was fun and I liked the diversity of it.
Thank you!

pitstop
pitstop
April 6, 2019
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Thanks Ron! such a great focus this morning thanks to this class.

HannahA
HannahA
February 22, 2019
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I am a 67 year old returning to yoga after a long hiatus. This class was challenging yet accessible. Someone said, "unpretentious" and I would agree. Ron's voice and calm instruction lead you to gently stay tuned in to the body. I enjoyed the reminders of being aware of the left side/right side. Thank you Ron...

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
July 12, 2018
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Thank you for this wonderful class. Ron takes you gently from a relaxing flow to some unexpected (and welcome) twists. Namaste.

birdnthesky
birdnthesky
April 16, 2018
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So glad I chose to try this class this morning. Ron's style of dance into each pose is so much fun. I'll be smiling all day :)

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
June 14, 2020
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What a deliciously delightful flowing (yay, not static!) dancing movement.
Such a sweet surprise to re-discover this one - and Ron's unique style - always naturally alive.
Thank you Ron!

rebeckyc
rebeckyc
March 29, 2018
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I consider myself a "motivated beginner" and this class is wonderfully relaxing and opening. Upon completion, I feel refreshed and energized. Thanks, Ron!

Elis
Elis
February 2, 2018
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I love this class. Namaste

SD2
SD2
January 2, 2018
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That class was simply wonderful! I also really loved the location of the video. Excellent. Thank you kindly.

Srividya
Srividya
October 18, 2017
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This was a beautiful flow class. Easy for an intermediate yogi. I am glad I picked this class on a day where my mind was resisting any kind of exercise and the body was just tight and heavy. This class brought fluidity back to my body and my mind feels relaxed and calm. I also fell in love with Ron's voice. The background music is calming as well. Ron, THANK YOU for this gift.

twilightbat
twilightbat
September 29, 2017
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This is definitely a class I will return to and borrow from in my own practice (as a vocal coach). I love how unpretentious it is, while taking you right back to what really matters. Thanks, Ron !

green2u
green2u
September 18, 2017
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Excellent fluid movements in this class and my lower back pain disappeared! But the volume on this video is very low (unlike the other DoYogaWithMe videos), so I found myself looking at the screen more often than normal to get visual rather than aural cues.

CristinaAurelia
CristinaAurelia
September 10, 2017
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Ron, you're a real original! I loved this class as your energy and style is completely different. You're like a groovy ballet dancer doing yoga! You're a breath of fresh air.
Thank you for being you.

jennMann1
jennMann1
August 29, 2017
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Great class with movement that is more challenging. I liked how Ron called fumbling in a balance move dancing. He gave me confidence to try the challenging moves and dance.

madisontaylorbrand
madisontaylorbrand
August 11, 2017
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Great class for when you just wake up! I enjoyed the slow flow while waking my body up! Thank you Ron!

mkzs23
mkzs23
June 26, 2017
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one of my favorite classes! thank you

knansea1
knansea1
May 30, 2017
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This is not for anyone brand new to yoga. He also doesn't hold the positions very long as in most Hatha classes I've taken. But I like the postures and movements and his low key style. The class is short but sweet and you get a nice stretch all over by the time you're done.

joycemarie4ecology
joycemarie4ecology
May 13, 2017
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Wonderful flow to this class, and you give so much of yourself to the experience, we are grateful!

mkzs23
mkzs23
April 8, 2017
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One of my favorite classes!!! Just at the rate level for me. Thank you for the wonderful challenge.

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
February 7, 2017
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Loved Ron's flowy Yoga approach - my first class with him. Had the sense of dance - cool to confirm he's got dancer background.
Calm soothing voice. Nice balance of strength, balance, grounding. And cool Tree pose in front of the Garry Oak :-)
Thanks Ron, will revisit.

margotkeyes
margotkeyes
February 2, 2017
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Even after the 30 Day Challenge, it is so great to go back to some favorites, or different practices to do and having great ones listed still is very gracious of you. Many challenges I have done elsewhere delete access to all information stored about a challenge and that truly defeats the idea of measuring progress, as well as incentive to continue. Your method is superior. I am grateful!

Emerot
Emerot
February 2, 2017
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This is lovely. A great one to do just before bed!

reikivt@gmail.com
reikivt@gmail.com
February 2, 2017
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I did 21 days of the challenge which is a huge increase over past habits. Plus two days/week in classes. Thanks for the inspiration.

reikivt@gmail.com
reikivt@gmail.com
February 2, 2017
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I did 21 days of the challenge which is a huge increase over past habits. Plus two days/week in classes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Margarete
Margarete
January 31, 2017
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Thank you it was peaceful, a bit of challenge and a great wakeup routine. Namaste

conleyfwright
conleyfwright
January 30, 2017
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I got a little behind in the 30 day challenge, so I just did this class. Thanks Ron! I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up, but surprisingly, after almost a month of doing this daily, I felt "easy" with the practice. Feeling really inspired to finish out the 30 days and then start over in the Intermediate Level (gasp!) We'll see how that goes! Thanks again for putting together this 30 days, and introducing me to my body!

npangaro
npangaro
January 29, 2017
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I like the fresh approach to movement and postures. I will return to this practice.

mommysue
mommysue
January 28, 2017
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Great class! A bit harder than the first 26 but really enjoyed it!

MaidMarian
MaidMarian
January 27, 2017
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This was a challenge for me but I welcomed it. Loved the loose dance parts. Will revisit this class. Thanks.

ama1031
ama1031
January 27, 2017
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What a great voice, this was perfect for waking up and getting me centered for a work day at an office desk. Thank you! Namaste

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
January 27, 2017
Comment:

This class is like the Coles notes of yoga. You covered a lot in a short time I really liked it and am loving the 30 day yoga challenge !
Peace
Tw

sabrina711
sabrina711
December 28, 2016
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One of my favorites! Great teacher, love the fluid movements.