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Connection: Body

Beginner I

For the first class in this 5-class series, David helps you loosen your body and connect to sensation using pranayama, meditation and asana. He helps you give attention to your whole body while encouraging you to practice mindfully.

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  • Block
  • Strap
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albertnothlit
albertnothlit
August 29, 2022
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Thank you for the class, David. What you said about imagining others around the world experiencing it with me was very nice. It’s a great way to feel connected. Warm regards from Mexico.

absaltypaws
absaltypaws
August 26, 2022
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Hello from Florida. Beautiful session. Thank you, David.

LiseGagne
LiseGagne
August 1, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Hello from Canada! Thank you David!

LiseGagne
LiseGagne
August 1, 2022
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Hello from Canada! You are helping me through! Hello world of yogis!

Sackos
Sackos
July 20, 2022
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This was magical. Hello from Hungary :)

smiragli
smiragli
July 3, 2022
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Simply lovely, David. A heartfelt thank you, from Vermont

JLP
JLP
June 16, 2022
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Thank you, David! I always have trouble with Half Moon, but your direction and pace made it so very accessible! Love your classes ...

Marian van Daalen
Marian van Daalen
June 11, 2022
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Thank you David. I love all your classes. After a hiatus of quite a few years it's great being back in the yoga flow. I've never quite liked the Sun Salutation, but your explanation and slow step-by-step guidance helps me to start appreciating it!
I really appreciate the DYWM community and the other teachers, finding interesting and do-able classes for this 61 year old sensitive body.
Marian from New Zealand

Naomi R Harris
Naomi R Harris
May 30, 2022
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Love the emphasis on awareness of the body sensations and breath. Great beginner class and instruction on how to modify poses for those who struggle

Yogaspa
Yogaspa
May 24, 2022
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Namaste from Greece, all connection videos i ve seen and practicing are excellent. Thank you David.

Sil
Sil
May 11, 2022
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Thank you so much for your work. It´s a very nice and meaningful service to others. I love your classes, you transmit me peace. I think you are a wonderful instructor. Thank you again and again. Namaste from Argentina.

milacik1
milacik1
May 9, 2022
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Namaste from Singapore. Love the class, thank you

Hamir
Hamir
May 9, 2022
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Thanks for the class, I started again YOGA, I am from Puerto Rico.

NAMASTE

Rosanne58
Rosanne58
May 5, 2022
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Thank you David. You are an amazing instructor. I really enjoyed the class.

HeatherAAllen
HeatherAAllen
April 26, 2022
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A Wonderful lesson! the breathing guidance was really good for me, I needed that and really experienced the connection to the body! Thank you!

bronwynhegarty
bronwynhegarty
April 20, 2022
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wonderful flow David and the breathing exercises really pushed me to remain focussed. I'm sure all the extra oxygen will help every system. A lovely calming class and just what a nearly 70 year old body with arthritis needs. Thank you!

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
April 9, 2022
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Great breathing exercises in this practice. It really brings the student back to the basics of yoga breathing.

Girija
Girija
April 4, 2022
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This class was good medicine after a hectic day. My mind was busy. Counting my breath and reminders to feel sensations was very helpful. Thank you

teresa
teresa
April 3, 2022
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Hi David from "the other side of the planet" Melbourne, Australia. Many thanks for this session.

Mikel
Mikel
April 3, 2022
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You have been my master for so long. It amazes me how simply you always reconect me. Thank you so much.

louisep
louisep
April 1, 2022
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Thank you for this beautiful class. I have found a new happy place in this class. The easy sun salutation and warrior 1 and 2 were easy to follow and I will rewatch until I get it right.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
April 1, 2022
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Thank you for the feedback, everyone. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the class and that you're finding it to be beneficial. And yes, my limbs are so long! :-)

mwarnstedt
mwarnstedt
April 1, 2022
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You teach so beautifully and with purpose. Ive been doing yoga for many years and at 74 still enjoy it. However, finding it a bit more challenging as arthritis in parts of the body have weakened areas that used to be stronger. So I compensate with more softer approach but still challenging movements using stretching, movement, strengthening poses thru an online program which has proven beneficial but not yoga…during covid I was still doing yoga but it became more painful. But I will be using your yoga beginner classes to more or less start over…I enjoyed this one very much!

Suesyoga
Suesyoga
March 31, 2022
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Thank you. This is really helping me with balance and strength building at 60+ yrs old. Truly enjoy the way you teach the classes David

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
March 29, 2022
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Nice one. It was a surprise to me that this practice was live. I will turn in to the others in this series.

Slim857
Slim857
March 23, 2022
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Just getting back into doing yoga after a long break. Brilliant session to start off with. I felt the benefits straight away. thankyou.

MCDelvillar1
MCDelvillar1
March 22, 2022
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Thank you David for this awesome class! I am suffering from lumbar stenosis and spondyloslisthesis which makes me do limited yoga poses but I am so glad to follow your routines in a modified way. I hope you can hold class for spinal stenosis management. Namaste!

Paulette9
Paulette9
March 22, 2022
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So exciting to do a new class with you, David! I love that you have incorporated pranayama with the class! As I practice pranayama more, I am realizing how powerful it is, so thank you for that. I always love your mindfulness. Thanks for a great class. I look forward to the other classes in this series! (Love the set! And David, your limbs are sooooooo long!!!!!)

Sarah_in_Berlin
Sarah_in_Berlin
March 20, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I always love David's classes, so grounding, calming - for some reason I manage to stay in the present and this is such a gift! Thank you and cheers to all yogis around the world ;)

Catherine Gutjahr
Catherine Gutjahr
March 18, 2022
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Thanks so much David, this "beginners" class didn't feel over explained but rather soulful and connected, it was if you guiding me through my pratice, not just "teaching" me how to do yoga. I love how you spent time paying attention to breathing throughout the practice,

Tina12077
Tina12077
March 18, 2022
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Thank you so much for this practice. I find David so clear, grounding, and peaceful.

Yogi4812
Yogi4812
March 18, 2022
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Thank you ! Wonderful cues to embody an "anchored" feeling! Love your voice David!

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
March 16, 2022
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5
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Sadly the video crashed after 10 mins and wouldn't reload. Will try again!

ewartluf
ewartluf
March 15, 2022
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Thank you for recording this! The livestream kept telling me I had been refused access to it, so I gave up after ten tries. It's nice to do it today!

charring
charring
March 15, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Many thanks for recording this session! The livestream didn’t work for me so it was nice to be able to still do the class later (and during the livestream I did another DYWM class and still was able to experience some connection, knowing others in the DYWM community were practicing at the same time).

Wandering Soul
Wandering Soul
March 15, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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Gentle with the breath. Gentle with the movements. Thank you, David for a easeful class.

SandsA
SandsA
March 14, 2022
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You manage to make classes simple but powerful. This was expertly paced too. Thank you.

Mi1
Mi1
March 14, 2022
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Thank you for this class. In this world where everything happens at high speed, my body and nervous system are grateful for the reminder to slow down, observe, and enjoy. Namaste