Hatha Yoga for the Heart Chakra

Intermediate II

Opening your heart involves a physical, mental and emotional shift that can be difficult without guidance. Sarah-Jane helps you to do this by teaching a class that brings you into deep heart-openers, backbends, spinal stretches and relaxation.

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Kathlee
Kathlee
July 10, 2019
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Loved this heart opening practice!! Thank you Sarah JanE!

ElisseAV
ElisseAV
February 9, 2019
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Very grateful to take the time after a long, body taxing week to stretch in the ways this class showed.
I feel relaxed and open after this, appreciate it!

nadonado
nadonado
December 26, 2018
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Ahh...thank you. I've been leaning over working on a puzzle and my neck hurts. I needed this heart opener, feels so good.

framela
framela
August 29, 2017
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Fantastic class! Like having a whole class concentrated down without feeling rushed. This will be a go-to on busy days. Thank you, Sarah Jane.

spopdan
spopdan
March 27, 2017
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Thank you so much for this wonderful class, Sarah! My heart feels so very open!

dcapra
dcapra
February 15, 2017
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I loved this! I am always so tired by the end of the day. This practice gave me the energy I needed to do evening activities! And, I relaxed and felt calm. Thank you.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
February 14, 2017
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Thank you everyone for the honest feedback. We have changed this class to intermediate level. The flow is a bit faster than what is common for a beginner hatha yoga class and it is overall challenging enough to consider it in the intermediate category.
All the best,
David
DoYogaWithMe Founder

Sapips
Sapips
February 14, 2017
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I agree with everyone else. I quit this in a flood of self loathing and tears. I pick beginner classes as I am really struggling to get back to my mat and struggling with injury recovery and not being able to do what I normally can. I wish I'd watched it first, and saved myself the tears instead of trusting the beginner label

JudithAnne
JudithAnne
January 20, 2017
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I've just read through the comments and I am so glad that people can be honest and open here and say what they like or dislike. That is so important in yoga and in life. I loved doing this after a very challenging tabata session - I did it in my kitchen with the wood stove roaring, very warm. But I wouldn't call it a beginner class. I like having shorter intermediate classes to choose from on those days when I just don't have time but want to get in some asanas. And I second the chakra idea - would love to see classes of this length devoted to the different chakras.

GL27
GL27
January 17, 2017
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It has been a frustrating challenge. This, among many of the "beginner" videos, are so difficult. It is really discouraging. Many instructors in classes I have attended have given good advice for if you can't quite achieve a pose - but if you don't give me suggestions on how to do that (i.e. in this video I can't reach my own elbows behind my back OR bend my arms way forward) then I feel like I'm just hanging there and not able to think fast enough about how to adapt the pose myself to achieve the intended stretch. It's too fast and assumes too much flexibility for a true beginner. I am by no means intermediate but this isn't the first time I've done yoga and I don't think I can continue the challenge. It's making me feel sad about what little my body can do, when I was hoping for the opposite.

I am glad others are able to benefit from the challenge, and I thank all of the instructors for their efforts. I'll just have to practice a lot more to enjoy the beginner classes here.

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 17, 2017
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Thank you so much, Sarah Jane - my first class with you made my Heart and whole body and spirit so happy!
Yes, it was prob more of an advanced beginner / intermediate - perfect for me, short and sweet. LOVE the focus on a CHAKRA, and would love to see more of those. Haven't done Wild Thing and Fish pose in a while. Love your choice of poses, clear instructions, and sharing the benefits of them. Will check out more of your classes!

tazziemae
tazziemae
January 17, 2017
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This video was too fast for me. I had to stop half way. Great video for intermediate folks. thank you for all your wonderful work.

radiioretro
radiioretro
January 15, 2017
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"Challenging beginner" is a perfect way to describe this class. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as back bending is easily my weakest skill in yoga. This class helped me slow down and settle deeper into back bending than I maybe ever have. I absolutely loved the sound of wind and bird song during savasana, it brought me out of this years harsh winter and reminded me of the summer to come. Will definitely come back to this class! Thank you.

aimn
aimn
January 13, 2017
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I loved this! Thank you so much.

juneonthemoon
juneonthemoon
January 11, 2017
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What a great transitional class from beginner to intermediate. I loved the flow, the gentleness, and the challenge. Great work! I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.

Also, I wanted to let all who have started this site aware that I am so thankful to have found this site. This has really opened the "yoga door" for me. You guys have done a superb job of giving information about the yoga practice. I greatly appreciate it and will continue to spread the good word for you guys!

Twd1162
Twd1162
January 11, 2017
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Agree with the other comments. This class was way to fast and a bit more challenging for a beginner. So far my favorite class was Melissa Krieger's hatha flow from Day 9. Please add more of those to the beginner section of the 30-day challenge.

Hstober
Hstober
January 10, 2017
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While I can see the feedback that this wasn't a beginner class, it's a great one for those of us who are returning to the mats after a long break. I'm finding myself kind of choosing either the intermediate or beginner depending on how I'm feeling that night. This was a nice a good one for someone like me.

kph
kph
January 10, 2017
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Difficult to follow and just not in keeping the tone of the other instructors in this challenge.

lisaattridge
lisaattridge
January 10, 2017
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Thank you once again for this practice. It was quick but just what I needed as time challenged this evening. Am really enjoying the 30 day challenge. Namaste.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 10, 2017
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Thanks for the comments, everyone. We are listening and adjusting the challenge as we get your feedback. Thank you for taking the time.

yogagypsy
yogagypsy
January 10, 2017
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This is the second class from this instructor during the 30 day challenge. I have been practicing for years and can barely keep up with her. Does not feel like an appropriate beginner class.

lynnoh61
lynnoh61
January 10, 2017
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I did this class as part of the thirty day challenge. I really feel it was a huge jump in difficulty from the other classes. The instructions were much faster and the poses much harder It is a good class but maybe shouldn't have been in a beginner challenge.

BecRueter
BecRueter
January 10, 2017
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Thank you! I will be returning to this one! Ready for day 11!

danifel
danifel
January 10, 2017
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A quick but great to start the day
Namaste!

Iremks
Iremks
December 25, 2016
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Thank you for the rejuvenating practice. I enjoyed and benefited from this on the Christmas afternoon. Namaste.

Cha1tanya
Cha1tanya
October 28, 2016
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I DO NOT SEE HOW THIS IS CONSIDERED BEGINNERS . I FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS WAY TOO FAST FOR ME TO FOLLOW. (OR AT LEAST MY BODY CANNOT FOLLOW THAT QUICKLY!) PERHAPS YOU SHOULD DEVELOP A SEPARATE SECTION FOR SENIORS.

Danagalin
Danagalin
October 5, 2016
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Thank you for sharing your gift with us. You have a very calming and relatable presence. Just what I needed today!

maryvogel
maryvogel
September 12, 2016
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Although I'm new to Do Yoga With Me,, I've been doing yoga for over 40 years and this video has quickly become my favorite. I love the way Sarah projects her voice throughout the video so that I don't have to go out and buy a set of speakers or bluetooth headphones for my computer. So many of the other teachers don't project enough for me to hear them--with my volume turned all the way up! I love Sarah's smile as she is telling us the meaning of Namaste and I love how this session makes me feel. THANKS, Sarah--Namaste!

Sarah Jane Steele
Sarah Jane Steele
December 15, 2016
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Thank you so kindly for your remarks. I often listen to the playback and feel I sound thunderous but I have also had feedback in the past that one must project their voice as a service to the student. Thank you for noticing. Thank you for participating. Namaste.

theclarityofpeace
theclarityofpeace
August 10, 2016
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Dear Sarah, thank you for this juicy heart chakra practice, beautiful and smooth. Namaste, Clarissa

jules58
jules58
August 4, 2016
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Very good practice and slow enough for me to ep up will definately do again :)

shireenm
shireenm
July 29, 2016
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Love this one! Makes you feel uhhmazzinggg.
Thank you!!

michr.tarr
michr.tarr
July 27, 2016
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Nice heart opening flow. I really enjoy Sarah's guidance and soothing voice :)