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Core Strength and Stretch

Intermediate I

Melissa's emphasis on core strength helps keep you safe, while challenging your body to stay strong. Melissa incorporates a beautiful yoga flow that stretches the body as your strength builds. An amazing class that is delivered with such ease and grace.

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jmc
jmc
May 18, 2016
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Great class. Didn't think I'd last the hour - it flew past.....

rachelbenge87
rachelbenge87
March 31, 2016
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Amazing class. Nice and chill with a little bit of challenge. Loved it!!

Jordana-s
Jordana-s
March 7, 2016
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Excellent class. Relaxing, really works the core in a comfortable way. Thank you!!!

mmbanda
mmbanda
February 29, 2016
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Thank's Melissa, every time I do this class I feel great. Right pace, meaningful instructions during the practice, congratulations.

MandaTheGreat
MandaTheGreat
February 10, 2016
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LOVE THIS!!!!! You don't even need to watch to follow along! Super descriptive! THANK YOU!

cjgirlie2005
cjgirlie2005
February 1, 2016
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I love the way Melissa talks through step by step, I felt I could even do it without the visual if I needed to which is amazing! Great class. I am bookmarking this for later!

faye.h
faye.h
February 1, 2016
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This is my first tutorial on here.
I got to 20mins and then decided enough for my first time back.
Very nicely delivered.
Thank you :)

Brooksie
Brooksie
January 26, 2016
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This is the first DYWM video I've done, and it's fabulous. I tried 30 Days of Yoga with A Popular Yoga Personality, but I just feel Melissa's videos are a better "fit" for me. Core strength is definitely something I need to work on. Thank you for so many great videos!

msmit245
msmit245
January 22, 2016
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This is a long enough class to keep me focused and the perfect level of challenging. The balance is an area of big improvement but I always feel ready for the day after this class. Thank you Melissa.

Helen P
Helen P
January 14, 2016
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I took this class during the middle of a day when I was doing a lot of writing at the computer and it was brilliant for relaxation, posture and focus.

erwilson
erwilson
January 9, 2016
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I love all of Melissa's classes including this one. Would it be possible for her to do a more intermediate or advanced class? I love her teaching style but feel as though I have moved beyond a lot of her classes and am looking for deeper poses/ stretches but still want her teaching. Thanks for the amazing classes that you do have.

katierose
katierose
December 19, 2015
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Utterly beautiful Melissa, thank you for this moment of peace!

eruvande
eruvande
December 7, 2015
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This is a bit more of a personal comment than usually appears on this site, I know, but: my husband decided that he wanted a divorce last week, and Melissa's classes have been a big part of helping me stay centered.

Rhobart
Rhobart
December 3, 2015
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I loved this class! I have had back surgery and after months of physical therapy, am able to return to yoga! Yoga absolutely is the best medicine! My new health care plan....yoga! This class as well as all the beginner videos I have done have been a God send!

Mez
Mez
November 16, 2015
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Thank you Melissa. Your classes are great.

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
Trudywalker5@gmail.com
September 29, 2015
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Oh my Glory I started my day with Melissa and now finsihed my day with this amazing core strength and stretch class. You are a yoga angel and I am blessed to share my time with you.
You are gentle but yet very effective . Everyone should do this class it would make the world a better place....
Peace and Love

barbkoch
barbkoch
September 4, 2015
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Good compromise if you aren't up to an intermediate or advanced level. Melissa's instructions are clear and soothing without the distracting chatter.

spritsong
spritsong
August 11, 2015
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I love all of Melissa Krieger's classes. This class defiantly strengthens your core! Thank you Melissa and thanks to all of you at Do Yoga With Me!

teglasyflora
teglasyflora
August 10, 2015
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Great yoga class! I love it :) Melissa is my fav yoga teacher. Her yoga videos helps me so much.

daisiesgrow
daisiesgrow
July 22, 2015
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Thanks so much, Melissa. I love how you keep reminding us that everything is a suggestion and should be comfortable because I need that reminder. This is a wonderful class.

Kfratesmazzilli1
Kfratesmazzilli1
July 21, 2015
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Was perfect for me to get back into yoga! I love Melissa's voice and mannerisms. So relaxing!!!

llearn
llearn
July 2, 2015
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Great flow. Wonderful instructions. Emphasis on core as promised but not some much that it drains your energy. I'll definitely look for more of Melissa's classes.

Debbyyoga
Debbyyoga
July 2, 2015
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Awesome. I felt like I was right there with her. Great instructions, too. I am recovering from adrenal fatigue, and this class was perfect for me. Thanks, Mellissa!

lnbecker
lnbecker
June 25, 2015
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I'm getting back into practicing yoga regularly and this was a great start (literally, the first video I've watched on this site). Melissa's flow is great and I liked that there wasn't any music. Will be using this again, definitely. :)

Abigail Wappes
Abigail Wappes
June 12, 2015
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I have not been doing yoga for very long, and this video was awesome all around! It was easy to follow, not too slow-paced, and had a great flow. Melissa is a wonderful teacher!

Romy
Romy
May 10, 2015
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In addition to the great yoga set, I loved her voice and calm energy. Also it was great that there was no music, only her voice. One of the best yoga videos I have ever done.

thunderwoman
thunderwoman
April 30, 2015
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In the short time I've been with DoYogaWithMe.com, I've come to absolutely adore Melissa's flows.She creates the perfect balance of heat with gentleness and keeps me interested throughout the practice. Beautiful.

laramurphy
laramurphy
April 28, 2015
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I have been doing Yoga on again off again for years. I now live somewhere that makes it difficult to get to an in person class. I have never been a fan of video workouts. There is either to much instruction and talking or not enough. However this class was perfect a great way to get back into the yoga zone. Thanks

Agalore
Agalore
April 15, 2015
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An excellent slow paced class with great strengthening and stretching

halfstring
halfstring
March 28, 2015
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Feeling stretched and relaxed. Deep breaths. Thank you.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
March 24, 2015
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Restorative might mean working out the kinks in knees or back or neck (and I needed all that too)but I feel restored in my soul. I've had much sadness and this was soothing, reassuring, and encouraging. I've been examining the root meaning of comfort as to strengthen and or support. This leaves me feeling comforted and ready for a new day.
Thank you, Namaste

tzk12
tzk12
February 10, 2015
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This is a perfect core strengthening and stretching class...I love Melissa's classes.

mario-gp
mario-gp
October 28, 2014
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Hi.
I just wanted to point out that Melissa presents this class as an intermediate one but it's listed as one for beginners :)

SKK
SKK
October 23, 2014
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Your yoga videos are my favourite companions when doing yoga at home! Your voice is so calming and you explain everything at a pace that is perfect for me. You remind me of a yoga teacher I had in another city who was like a sun (in the best of ways). Thank you!

snowybear
snowybear
October 8, 2014
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I really love the routines that use the whole body and not just certain areas, so this was perfect for me! Your voice is very calming and your instruction is easy to follow without looking up. :) Thank you for sharing!

tbosworth
tbosworth
October 7, 2014
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Thank you for a lovely class. I have been getting a little too comfortable with a few classes I do regularly because they are easy for me now. I turned to this one to break out of my comfort zone and it was terrific - challenging while gentle, which is what I need. Thank you!

Mokuola
Mokuola
September 8, 2014
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Wonderful class! I loved the detailed instructions and the range of poses (not just sun salutations-yay!). I have been practicing for 15 years and always had pretty good balance, but this class taught me to use the core for better balance. I can't believe how much having a focus on the core helps for every pose! I liked how at the start of the class she brought attention to any tension and our emotions/mood.

My favorite part of Melissa's instruction is how she always directed one to move out of a pose when one is ready. I never heard that before. It certainly makes a positive difference in the flow and also brings greater awareness to the body.

kap12592
kap12592
August 8, 2014
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I just joined Do Yoga With Me, and this is my favorite class so far! You target the whole body, and I don't focus on when the class will be over. I am in my "flow."

Thank you so much!

sivall
sivall
August 5, 2014
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Thank you Melissa for another wonderful class. This one has quickly become my favourite! It has it all, relaxation, breathing, connecting, pelvic floor, strength, effort, it's great. Looking forward to your next one! Sharon

ahoudy
ahoudy
July 27, 2014
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I just completed this class and it was my first time ever attempting yoga. I learned a lot about the basics of breathing, some basic poses, stretches, and methods of strengthening and balancing my body. I will definitely do this one again! Thanks!

s_pinard
s_pinard
July 22, 2014
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My first class I have taken. I enjoyed it. I think it was a good first class to give me things to work on and to motivate me. Thank You!

jduffy8
jduffy8
July 1, 2014
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This is a wonderful class! Thank-You Melissa!

SamanthaG
SamanthaG
June 2, 2014
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First class I've tried on here and it was really lovely. Not pressuring in anyway and it felt like Melissa was talking directly to me (leg shakes are normal, balance is different on each side - have a sense of humour about it, etc.).

Thank you.

blissfulyin
blissfulyin
May 22, 2014
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I love all of Melissa's sessions, yet this one is my new favorite! Just a wonderful, lovely set. I am feeling gooooood and my body is singing "Yes!" all over. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Shogun
Shogun
April 25, 2014
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Another great class. Melissa is absolutely an amazing teacher! Thank you!!!

JenT
JenT
April 23, 2014
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Really nice flow and energy. Melissa provides mindful guidance in a gentle and positive way. Enjoyed the class very much!

Meghayes
Meghayes
April 1, 2014
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Nice, gentle flow...I wasn't feeling 100% when I did this video so I found it the perfect amount of movement and slow enough that I didn't fall over from all my sinus issues