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Hatha Yoga for Grounding

Beginner I
Through deep breathing, gentle hatha and relaxation, Melissa guides you through a slow hatha yoga class that feels so good for the soul. Her careful approach and clear cues allow you to sink into the class without worrying too much about doing it perfectly.
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Jeancie
Jeancie
July 19, 2022
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LOVE this relaxing, stretchy, calming practice.

patdwilson
patdwilson
May 31, 2022
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Thank you, my mind was bouncing all over the place and this practice brought me back to calm!

nishajmiglani
nishajmiglani
March 28, 2022
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I am restarting my yoga practice and this session was so wonderful. Thank you, Melissa for sharing your energy!

dstaecker
dstaecker
March 20, 2022
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I am not getting the visuals only audio on this video.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
October 27, 2021
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Lovely start to the challenge. Very relaxing, despite the video crashing halfway through. Thank you Melissa

Isomalcolm@aol.com
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June 19, 2021
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Great introductory poses, only spoiled for me by the sound of her breathing amplified over the content. Watched most of this without sound

janieannie
janieannie
April 22, 2021
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It was a perfect class for me - just what I needed. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

oakhazel
oakhazel
April 6, 2021
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A great way to start the challenge. A lovely , really relaxing lesson. I really enjoyed it. Thank you.
I don't normally enjoy music with a yoga lesson as I find it detracts from the quest to go within but in this case, it was perfect and aided the relaxation process!!

BethMorgan80
BethMorgan80
February 4, 2021
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Such a lovely class and just what I needed today. Thank you :)

DebraJL8
DebraJL8
July 12, 2020
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Very grounding. You have a lovely style of teaching. Thank you. Debra

DebraJL8
DebraJL8
July 12, 2020
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Very grounding. You have a lovely style of teaching. Thank you. Debra

Joy Michelle
Joy Michelle
June 22, 2020
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Very beautiful, lovely class. You will feel restored. Thank you, Melissa. Namaste.

Christie9
Christie9
April 13, 2020
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I did your 7 day Beginner challenge and your movement and voice is so calming to me that I really looked forward to my class everyday. Now I am starting the 30dat Transform your life challenge. Looking forward to meeting some other instructors and trying a little variety of style , pace and movement, but was thrilled that you did the lead in for class 1 to start with a familiar voice and expectation.
Thank you for what yo all do at doyogawithme.com!

kheughan
kheughan
April 10, 2020
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That was wonderful. I am calm. Thank you, Melissa.

sagar25
sagar25
April 9, 2020
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Hello Everyone!
I belong to the the place where this hath yoga practice started(if not get popularized), namely Gorakhpur,U.P. by Guru Gorakhh Nath ji. But sadly enough,I have no clue how to do it! Its great to utilize this lock down time learning yoga :)

Hope we all commit ourselves to this noble cause of learning yoga

Carrie Davis
Carrie Davis
April 1, 2020
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Amazingly grounding! Just what I needed. Very slow, relaxing and restorative to me!

jlgorman91
jlgorman91
March 17, 2020
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I found this class to be a bit too boring and breathing focused for me personally.

brindmore
brindmore
March 14, 2020
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Melissa after a stressful cross country move and a shoulder injury I have been away from yoga for an extended time. My doctor recommended that I get back to it and I started this morning with this wonderful class in the 30 day challenge. I feel calm and well stretched and ready to continue. I certainly wish that you had a 30 day series - your voice is so easy to listen to and explanations are just fine. Hope to see you in another class real soon! Thank You!

CroYoMomma
CroYoMomma
February 25, 2020
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I practiced yoga years ago, nearly every day and loved it. Then life got busy and the next thing I knew I was in my 40's and terribly stressed and stiff. I was really hopeful when I found this series because I thought maybe this would actually be beginner class that I could ease back into it with. Unfortunately that wasn't the case for me. At the end of this class all I feel is frustrated, defeated and I have a tremendous amount of shoulder tension. The instructor transitions too quickly without enough explanation of what she's doing so I felt like I was constantly trying to catch up or figure out what was happening with my limbs. Also I can't do child's pose because of a problem with my leg but she offered no alternative to it so I just had to sit there and wait for her to move on. I'm familiar with yoga so if I'm left feeling this way I can't imagine how someone completely new to practice would feel. Very disappointed.

ÀfricaRM
ÀfricaRM
February 24, 2020
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Thank you so much for this restorative and grounding class. Namaste.

stillsacred
stillsacred
October 13, 2019
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Thank you, Melissa. I got exactly what I wanted out of this session, and then some. Pranams.

Sharila95
Sharila95
August 6, 2019
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Wow, this was an amazing introduction to yoga. Thank you!

HannahA
HannahA
March 7, 2019
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Thank you Melissa. I'm a 67 year old caring for my older husband who has dementia. I can at times feel stressed and angry and overwhelmed. This session with you brought me back to calm self-care and then an ability to be present compassionately with my spouse. I will definitely return to this!

HannahA
HannahA
March 6, 2019
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Thank you Melissa. I'm a 67 year old caring for my older husband who has dementia. I can at times feel stressed and angry and overwhelmed. This session with you brought me back to calm self-care and then an ability to be present compassionately with my spouse. I will definitely return to this!

Melissa Krieger
Melissa Krieger
March 7, 2019
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Hi Hannah,

I'm so happy this video helped you. My stepdad has dementia as well and it has been so challenging for my Mom and our family. It is an awful disease.

If you are a subscriber I have another video called Gentle Yoga for Reducing Stress that I made with my Mom and caregivers in general in mind.

You are doing so great. Your husband is so lucky to have a caring person.

Sending you love,
Melissa

Rakti Devi
Rakti Devi
October 8, 2018
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A class that was gentle,nurturing and loving to my body and myself.
I felt emotional at times and very heart centered.
Such a lovely change to a more challenging class.
Thankyou

deborahjane
deborahjane
September 7, 2018
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Thank you Melissa for this beautiful, slow, meditative class. Just what I needed today! Namaste.

adalexander
adalexander
August 24, 2018
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Wonderful session, and really, just what I needed to get me started again. Thanks so much for your calm and clear instruction.

kitty-kat
kitty-kat
August 20, 2018
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This was my first time and I enjoyed it. I feel that I'm a little more grounded. I like the music and the flow. Thank you:)

Valina
Valina
May 23, 2018
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Perfect! Love your voice and the way you explain. Thanks so much

NatBye
NatBye
May 18, 2018
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This was perfect 1st class as I return to yoga after a few years absence, broken limbs, surgery, a very stressful job & a remote location where I can't access classes in person. Thank you Melissa!!

iowabeefqueen
iowabeefqueen
May 7, 2018
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Just really happy with how Melissa instructed this class...calmness was the result. Thank you for your gift, Melissa.

hdryman1003
hdryman1003
April 29, 2018
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I felt a whole new level of calmness after this practice. The constant reminder to find my breath really helped me focus and release some contained stress that I needed to let go. I slowly felt a lot of tension that I was holding in my hips go as well. Namaste.

Maralepp
Maralepp
April 24, 2018
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This was perfect. I didn't even know that I needed this class, but I did. Namaste

gaynorwalters1@gmail.com
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April 19, 2018
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Thank you! I really enjoyed this class. At 64 my body is stiffening, joints are aching and tightening up. I did a small amount of yoga 12 years ago and felt it was time to reconnect with my body and be kind to myself. This challenge is definitely going to help me feel better in body and mind.

Pam Palmer
Pam Palmer
February 26, 2018
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I was so peaceful by the end of this practice. It did me so much good. Thank you!

lizjoh9
lizjoh9
February 26, 2018
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I love the gentleness of this session. It's perfect for reconnecting with myself. Thank you! Namaste!