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Hatha Yoga for Beginners: Foundation

Beginner II

Melissa helps you understand the concept of foundation in this hatha yoga beginner's class, by connecting you with your breath and moving through a flow that includes warrior poses, balancing poses and postures on the floor, such as bridge. It's a nice, slow pace with gentle, encouraging guidance.

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VLyoga
August 1, 2020
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Calming and relaxing - just enough movement so that I feel ready to finish my day when done. Thank you

FrauAausO
August 3, 2019
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I love this class !Perfect stretch for the whole body in a nice pace. And I like the way she explains the postures.

KayakDreams
January 12, 2019
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A nice relaxing class was what I needed before bed. Thanks!

cre8vone
August 11, 2018
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This class has been great to help me get through flares of my inflammatory psoriatic arthritis that is affecting multiple joints recently. Thank you Melissa K!

Ainslie
April 27, 2018
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I absolutely love this class! The pace is just right and my whole body feels strengthened and stretched in all the right ways afterwards. I love ALL of Melissa's classes :)

barbkoch
June 12, 2017
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Just what I needed after a day of digging/hoeing (trail maintenance). Gentle pace, soothing instructions, just enough movement to stretch me out. Great for restoring me
mentally and physically. Thank you. I'm bookmarking this one.

mollybmoon
February 27, 2017
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After two weeks with no yoga, I got a good reminder of what yoga does for me with this class. The teacher's confident and kind voice gave clear instructions. Music was good too.
Thank you!

bevjenn
February 7, 2017
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A really nice beginners class enjoyed doing it.

birdnthesky
August 9, 2016
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Excellent beginner foundation class. I love coming back to this video when I need a slow wake up morning.

LWGrey
August 6, 2016
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This is a lovely true beginners class. A gentle pace and clear instructions about posture and how to achieve it were so helpful. Frequent reminders to return focus to breathing helped. For several months I've just been doing a mix of internet beginners classes with a group of people from work. I'm ready now to get some good solid instruction and to make a focused effort on developing correct alignment and technique. Some time spent with this class will be a step in the right direction.

Joanna Moore
June 12, 2016
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Great class that is actually beginner level - simple and slow. A good class for those getting back into exercise or just learning the foundations of yoga, or keen for something easy to access

eruvande
May 4, 2016
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I had a particularly stressful day, and needed something in the late evening that was calming but wasn't quite bedtime yoga. This practice (and the music that went along with it) was exactly what I needed.

Rbreid73
January 28, 2016
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I've had a couple of weeks away from practice, so this eased me back in very gently. The pace of the class was pitched right to really focus on getting into the correct position, without rushing in and out of poses trying to keep up. It also allowed me to hone in on those areas of my body that were pretty creaky and knotty so I now feel very loosened up and ready for the day. Thank you Melissa for another masterclass.

1knitgirl
January 20, 2016
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I had a stressful time at work, and that all melted away with this practice. Such a lovely slow practice.

lkterra
January 14, 2016
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Thanks, Melissa for helping ease back into yoga after a few years. Your classes are a wonderful way
to prepare by body and mind for the day.

Tesshiva
January 11, 2016
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I'm very new to yoga, but I do notice that when I follow instruction fully, and when I take my time, I finish feeling looser and more relaxed than when I started. Following those two rules, without shortcut, is easier now that I'm older. That always surprises me!

Linz Mac
November 7, 2015
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Although I've been a member for a few months, only now can I afford to be a monthly donor to this wonderful site. I am so glad as it's given me the chance to experience this soothing and calming class that's a great reminder of how amazing yoga can be even at a basic level....focussed, great timing with no rush from one pose to the next, and so relaxing. Thank you Melissa and everyone at do yoga with me! :)

beth in aus
October 27, 2015
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Dear Melissa, you have brought me into the world of yoga with such gentleness and skill. Your classes have become part of my daily routine and pleasure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and feet!) :)