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Gentle Yoga for Reducing Stress

Beginner I
This is a gentle yoga class that has a full-body focus, developed to help you feel present and 'in your body'. The selection of asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing exercises) and affirmations are designed to help you rest, rejuvenate and relax.
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EmBe
December 31, 2020
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This was a great class for after my morning workout. I’m glad I gave myself the gift of a DYWM membership for Christmas again this year.

kheughan
November 7, 2020
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This was a wonderful practice. I feel relaxed and stress free. Thank you, Melissa.

SMZalokar
October 3, 2020
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What a lovely class. I will return to this one with frequency. Thank you.

TonyD
July 14, 2020
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Thank you SO much for guiding us through this restorative and transformative practice!

Namaste.

ReVG
June 4, 2020
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During this quarantine I haven’t felt like pressuring myself to do much or a very vigorous and strenuous practice. Your lessons have been so helpful and soothing. The gentleness of your voice and your calm and loving words have helped me be gentle with myself and grateful, instead of tough and overcritical. Thank you, Melissa.

KCGD
June 3, 2020
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Thank you so much! This was just what I needed today. I fee much more at ease. Many stressors here at home right now. The affirmations were perfect. Thank you again. Namaste.

kimchi
May 30, 2020
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This was a nice gentle evening practice - I wanted to fit in some yoga, but also wanted to wind down. This class was perfect.

Jfriedlander
April 30, 2020
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Hello, I’m excited to start doing yoga. My mom recommended this site.

dianeb
March 20, 2020
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Woke up this morning with anxiety about the COVID-19 mess. As a psychotherapist, I have been trying to help others deal with their anxiety, but this morning I realized it was time to deal with my own -- and this was a perfect way to do it! Thank you Melissa -- I love all of your classes!!!

JadePeace
March 16, 2020
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Thank you for a beautiful class Melissa. I loved the affirmations and gentle movement. Just what I needed this morning as I recover from a cold, I feel strong yet kind to myself. Thank you for your gentle way of guiding.

HannahA
March 1, 2020
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Good class for this old body to get back to doing some yoga. Will definitely return to this, especially when I'm stressed out. Thank you Melissa.

oakhazel
November 11, 2019
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A really lovely lesson, thank you very much.

sng4ever
October 7, 2019
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What was nice for me with this practice was the amount of tension I had around my jaw from some mouth surgery last week. I can only do gentle yoga and was wondering if I could get rid of the tension and still do yoga since I have to be gentle. This practice did the trick. It relieved the tension around my jaw. I just love yoga, DYWM and Melissa!

lizjoh9
February 25, 2019
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Once more, Melissa provides a session that is kind and gentle to oneself. And, yet, there is still heat created in the body, so I know more is happening. I feel more centred and calmer after this practice. Thank you, Melissa!

RebecaAndrade
January 29, 2019
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The pacing and poses, coupled with affirmations, was very soothing and relaxing, a perfect end to a long work day. The class felt well balanced between pranayama, affirmations and asanas. I particularly enjoyed the varying affirmations that matched the given pose. Thank you!

Guruji
January 28, 2019
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I loved this class. It was so relaxing. Thank you Melissa.

gcarball
January 26, 2019
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I am feeling sick, achy, fever, strep throat, I decided to try this practice and I really feel better, it is a wonderful relaxing video. Thank you

gmichaelw
January 22, 2019
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This class came at just the right time in the challenge.

Kitkatkatey
January 17, 2019
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What a beautiful class.

Thank you Melissa.

I really enjoyed the affirmations.

dssolnik
January 17, 2019
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I really liked this relaxing practice. The inclusion of affirmations was great.

jenpen
January 16, 2019
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I enjoyed this so much! I love all of Melissa's classes and this is another wonderful addition to her collection. Just the right amount of gentle instruction and encouragement. Thank you :)

Bethany Abram
January 15, 2019
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This is just what I need to relax after an intense day of classes. Melissa's classes are always a welcome journey. Her thoughtfulness and encouragement to practice self care keep me coming back to the site daily.

Sharyl M
January 15, 2019
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This video was an excellent way to start, what could me a stressful day. It helped me take the day in hand so to speak.

Dnakagawa
January 14, 2019
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I love this and will bookmark Melissa's class for many repeats. My newest go to for relaxing with movement or to lower stress. Came across this class as today's morning's challenge for day 14 was only 15 min. That was perfect for the morning and a great lesson. Yoga has become an important part of my daily routine.

Thank you for these superb classes that I can do at home.

Tina S
January 13, 2019
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Thanks. Your voice is energizing. The moves are very relaxing and easy to do.

marilyn whalen
January 13, 2019
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Melissa's style of yoga is amazing simple, healing, calming and yet so wonderfully energizing.

Luna.Fjora
January 13, 2019
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Relaxing and calming reminding that self-care is important. Thank you.