A Full Body Slow Flow

Beginner I
This hatha flow yoga class with Melissa has a nice, slow and steady pace. She leads you through a safe and thorough practice, with lots of gentle stretching for the whole body. It's a great class for your back and spine, it's relaxing and at times challenging. You'll feel refreshed and grounded at the end of the hour. Expect a few minutes of silence at the start of the practice and a long savasana at the end.
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mcipher
April 21, 2021
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This was so lovely and soothing, but the exhale focus kept it strong enough to feel like I got a little workout! I loved some of the cues and tips (playing with index finger forward instead of middle in table was really interesting) and I adore how Melissa always says “please”. It is just so kind and sweet.

ryanmw
February 9, 2021
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this was my first yoga anything and it was a great intro thank you.

ann@jasminecottage
June 17, 2020
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Melissa is a wonderful teacher. Thank you for a class full of grace and peace. Also thank you to DYWM for the 2 months free subscription your kindness is appreciated and when I can I will pay for your wonderful classes.

Debbie Spink
June 7, 2020
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I love all Melissa's classes but they keep freezing. Please tell me what I should do. Thank you.

uberyha
May 22, 2020
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I enjoyed this class! A stress-reducer that helped me loosen up my tight shoulders and neck. The gentle meditation at the beginning got me in the frame of mind for a mindful practice. Thank you so much!

Camomilla
May 3, 2020
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I love when Melissa at the end of class asks "notice how you feel" because my answer 99% of the time is "great as usual after your classes, Melissa".
I hadn't tried this one yet because of its length, but it was a hour well spent.

Dill
April 18, 2020
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I love all your classes that I've ever tried so I chose this as my first class back after a lonnnggg gap. I used to be very proficient but was afraid to do too much too fast. This was absolutely perfect. Some challenges but nothing too hard. Thank you again!

HeatherTheWit
April 13, 2020
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Hello, Melissa! This was my first class with DoYogaWithMe online. It was great - a balance of silence & movement with a long slow flow. I have been searching for the perfect online platform, with ethics & environmental awareness intact, & I really love what I'm seeing here! Today's class was free for me, but I will definitely become a subscriber as I really enjoyed this class & all that DoYogaWithMe has to offer. I'm looking forward to building my practice through your forum & am excited to look into your teacher training options! Thank You!

Love & Light,
Heather

Currach
December 19, 2019
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Clearly some people have a lot more time than I do for exercise. I wasted 11 minutes on this video and basically nothing happened. I have patience, but not that much

dukegal1213
February 1, 2020
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It's a shame you can't spare that extra 11 minutes. It's peaceful and grounding. Good for the soul. All of us have busy lives, but it's good to slow down at times. Namaste.

luannmcvey
November 17, 2018
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The balance of cueing and silence are perfect for me. I especially appreciated the psoas stretch, as well as the strapped version of dancer pose. The edited description alerts practitioners as to the long savasana at the beginning and end. Thank you, Melissa, for another lovely gentle practice.

TikiMan098
November 6, 2018
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Hi all,

Really enjoyed the class - my situation might be a bit specific, since I had a back injury and have long limbs, but my range of motion for the all-fours twist movement was very limited, and I didn't really know what to do to get into a gentler twist there. Other than that, just what I needed!

Thank you,
-Adam

Melissa Krieger
November 19, 2018
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Hi Adam! You could try a seated twist instead - sit anyway you like and twist to one side. You still get a twist and it hopefully suits your body better! Otherwise you could hang out in all fours and move your body however you like or slide back into child's pose and chill out.

Dblms
June 18, 2018
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Thank you Melissa! I greatly enjoy all of your classes. I began teaching yoga part-time in late 2014 and your classes are always an inspiration - genuinely beneficial and informative - the type of style, focus and guidance I strive to offer in my classes. I love your emphasis on engaging the abdominal core - something I always need personally - and believe it is integral to a healthy body and yoga practice. Your classes are truly a nuturimg gift for body, mind and spirit. Abundant gratitude and blessings to you! :))
Namasté,
Mary

Dblms
June 18, 2018
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Another wonderful thoughtful class Melissa!

jallen13
June 8, 2018
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Hi - I was 22:48 into this class when it gave me an error message. I did not see what the error was before I hit "ok." Then it froze at 22:54 and I am unable to get it to play any further. I love Melissa's classes - this is my first time trying to particular video so I hope I'm able to get through the glitches and finish it. Thank you!

momsfarm
May 2, 2018
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I logged in this morning and was very sad to see that you only have 3 classes that are here anymore. Bend and stretch and Oceanside restorative just for 2, so sad, why?

Melissa Krieger
May 2, 2018
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Hi! I'm not sure why you weren't able to find them but I just logged in, searched my name in the instructors search and all my classes came up. Try that and see? Maybe you also had checked off a certain style or length of time.

Nyamyj
May 1, 2018
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I love the slow flow of the class and the lengthened time in the poses. As a beginner, I have always benefited and enjoyed your detail in the cues. I am not in agreement that you should change your way of teaching. I know everyone has different taste, however, I missed the details and felt the need to look up at times which interrupted the ease of transitioning i to the following pose. I totally enjoyed the slow flow concept and will revisit this class. Thank you.

deborahjane
April 26, 2018
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I love Melissa's classes, and I really wanted to do this one, but . . . there used to be a thing on the bottom of the picture which allowed you to change the speed , but lately it seems to have disappeared. I've noticed it in a few new classes. Unfortunately I have a slow internet connection and the videos won't play smoothly - without constant stuttering and buffering - at anything higher than 360. With the option to change I could use them, but now I can't. Could this little feature be put back please?

David Procyshyn
April 27, 2018
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Hi deborahjane.
Thanks for letting us know. We have updated the streaming host, which has an advanced method of choosing the resolution according to the speed of the end user. If you're still having buffering issues, I can help with that. I'll email you directly.
Take care,
David

erwilson
April 20, 2018
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I absolutely love this class but have 2 minor suggestions to make it better. One is that the time at the beginning of the class spent laying on your back settling into your breath is longer than I am used to. This is not a bad thing but giving students an idea of how much time we will be there for might be nice because I sat up to check that my computer wasn't frozen. Also, during this intro time there is some talking that could be edited out. But like all of Melissa's classes this is a wonderful and calming practice! Thanks for all the videos that you provide!

Melissa Krieger
April 24, 2018
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Hi! I've suggested to the admin to add this to the description of the class :
Expect a few minutes of silence at the start of the practice and a long savasana at the end.
Just so you don't think the computer froze! Thanks :)

shandababy
April 4, 2018
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I loved this class! I usually do more movement based yoga classes but I truly appreciated the benefits of this class that was slower paced, longer in each pose.
The verbal instructions were not as clear as I have come to expect from classes at doyogawithme.com, though. I had to look up more than usual. I’m sure it will be fine as I repeat the class, however.
Thank you for a beautiful practice!

Melissa Krieger
April 24, 2018
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Hi! Thanks for the feedback about the verbal instructions. I'm always trying to leave more silence when I teach (in person and online) and it's tricky to find the balance between too much and too little. I may have missed the mark this time :) If you do the class again can you let me know what you think the second time around? Also there are some new poses in there (that poas release on the block on your back for one) and I wonder if that added to the lack of clarity. Anyhoo, I'd love to know what you think on round 2. Thanks!

Crystalline
March 27, 2018
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What a wonderful class! I found this right when I needed it, and now I feel relaxed and in tune with my body. Thank you!

Michele72
March 25, 2018
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Thank you for the deep psoas stretch in the beginning. I always forget how good that feels that feels until after I’ve done it. :)

CarolynC
March 17, 2018
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Melissa, this is a wonderful class. Relaxing, but spends time on every part of the body. Makes for a great way to end a day, especially the shavasana at the end (I confess, it was easy to float off !). Thank you for all that you do.

karen77ca
March 15, 2018
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This is a lovely gentle beginner class! I really needed the extra long shavasana at the end!