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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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David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
November 19, 2013
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I think you're right, GetFitAnnie. This is closer to an intermediate class. I've changed it now.
Take care,
David
DoYogaWithMe.com Founder

Pinkie
Pinkie
December 2, 2013
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I used to take Melissa's classes when I lived in Victoria. Loved this one - I didn't find it too challenging, but it was a nice workout and a great way to relax while traveling for work. Thanks, Melissa!

MsLydia
MsLydia
December 12, 2013
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This video is a great alternative to when i don't feel like/have energy/time to do Fiji's classes. A challenging yet gentle video. Did have to stop once (dog), but continued right to the end. Will be going back to this one

rpicklehirst
rpicklehirst
December 17, 2013
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How often can you say it was relaxing to workout your core? Thanks Melissa for making that happen. I will keep coming to this video over and over :) You’re voice is so calm and tranquil maybe you just make it soothing to work so hard!!! Thanks again!!
Namaste from the other side of Canada

lotsoffireflies
lotsoffireflies
December 27, 2013
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Teaching style was clear enough for a beginner but allowed me to challenge myself, thanks!

InclinedToMischief
InclinedToMischief
January 5, 2014
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This class was just challenging enough for me - and I love Melissa's teaching style. The reminders to relax in the jaw and face as well as the shoulders are perfect - it's exactly where I tense up and forget to release! Thank you for this wonderful class.

galleza
galleza
January 21, 2014
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For those days when you don't have it in you to flirt with your limits. Just the right dose to get rid on that lower back pain after a long day standing on your feet at work. I really liked the reminder to "use humor with your balance poses"...Yoga could really use some humour indeed! A bit of self-derision is such a powerful tool to lighten up and an such an easy, direct path to self-forgiveness!

ilene
ilene
January 22, 2014
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Thank yo Melissa. A perfect combination for this morning <3

Hollycat13
Hollycat13
January 25, 2014
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Thank you Melissa! I've done the routine 4 times now and I love the gentle sweet approach by this instructor. It's gentle, but you still get a workout.

Enief
Enief
January 27, 2014
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Such a good experience - thank you! Good reminders on relaxing the parts of the body not in use. The introduction, with the exhaling and feeling how it engages your core was perfect for me - made it a lot easier to remember (and feel) throughout the class. I also appreciated your reminders about the ribs not popping out.

lynne2525
lynne2525
February 1, 2014
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Perfect combination of balance, stretch, and core! Loved it.

katietemple
katietemple
February 3, 2014
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I'll definitely come back to this class a lot. Thank you!

treepose
treepose
February 11, 2014
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Loved this one. Relaxing yet hard work at the same time.

caitidid
caitidid
February 17, 2014
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Really loved this video, it was a perfect way to start my day!

naho
naho
March 7, 2014
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This was a lovely video to work with but I think it would be more fitting to categorize this as Beginner. Nice and relaxing!

bjrosen
bjrosen
March 10, 2014
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This was a perfect alternative to my Monday schedule as I am feeling under the weather. Enough to energize me but not push me to exhaustion. Thank you.

surso
surso
November 13, 2013
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I feel great. I had to stop about 3 times(6 month old), but it was still fulfilling. Thank you.

GetFitAnni
GetFitAnni
November 11, 2013
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I just love Melissa as a teacher. Her voice is so calming :)
I really loved this video as well, but still found it a bit challenging (maybe because she mentioned something about it being for "intermediate" yogis?).
I still really enjoyed it and will definetely work more on my core strenght and balance.

Thanks for this great class, Melissa!!

machine
machine
November 11, 2013
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Great class, really enjoyed. Not justbeginner but great as a warm up or cool down. Namaste.

LabCat
LabCat
November 10, 2013
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Delivered with Melissa's usual charm! I particular like how she says "please" when telling us how to move into postures.

Thank you

ngrace
ngrace
November 9, 2013
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Thank you Melissa! Another beautiful class! Great to have a longer one and to have the joy of your live talking as if I was in one of your classes in Canada :) Enjoyed the strengthening and relaxing poses.
Namaste :)

paulina.oviedo
paulina.oviedo
November 6, 2013
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just finished this class, it's beautiful, challenging and relaxing at the same time, I love how Melissa guides you through the class :D I will definitely keep practicing to notice my core streght as I go.

Namaste from Mexico :)

Hummingbird
Hummingbird
November 5, 2013
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I love Melissa's videos and was so happy to try this one. What a lovely class! It's my new favorite. Thank you so much.

jk83
jk83
November 4, 2013
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Just did this on a recovery day after a long run, and it was wonderful. I really enjoyed the stretching and reconnecting with my core. Thank you!

mamabear
mamabear
November 4, 2013
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Could it be? is it true? a new class by Melissa? Must be my lucky day! Melissa, your light and kindness easily transcend the "internet waves" and touch my core (no pun intended!). I love your gentle approach, complete with the reminders to back off and be gentle with myself. Thank you for your dreamy, yet effective style. Namaste!