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Morning Hatha Yoga

Beginner I

This beginner hatha yoga class is a nice way to wake up and start your day, if you only have half an hour to spare. Melissa goes at a nice pace, spending enough time in poses to create a good release, and emphasizing alignment and breath. You will love the way you feel after doing this class!

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ahimsandy
ahimsandy
July 13, 2016
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A sweet, delightful practice. Cues are clear, direct, and helpful. I'm getting back into my practice after a two year hiatus and this class was the perfect combination of engaging, centering and relaxing. Thank you for offering this class!

Jen Salmon
Jen Salmon
July 5, 2016
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Beautiful practice, just what I needed after a long time away from yoga. The sound of the waves in the background was lovely to start the day with.

Andiphant
Andiphant
June 25, 2016
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My first video with DYWM and my first practice in too long. Great way to get started today. I have that lovely after yoga calm I've been missing!

Janet_
Janet_
June 1, 2016
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I love the combination of balance and focus with the long stretches that are perfect for morning. Thank you!

kyleojones
kyleojones
April 24, 2016
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Great beginner class with some tougher elements for those who want to try. Waves in the background are wonderful.

JudithAnne
JudithAnne
March 28, 2016
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Really enjoyed this practice and appreciate the modifications that make it suitable for a wide range of abilities.

ama1031
ama1031
March 19, 2016
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Fantastic job with direction. I loved the sound of the waves :) Thank you!

OBell
OBell
March 17, 2016
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A wonderful class. Thank you for clear direction and instruction.

Spalmer7133
Spalmer7133
February 29, 2016
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I loved her class, I am going to try to take this class again and other classes of hers more often. namaste

guyot123
guyot123
February 23, 2016
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Thank you Melissa for such a wonderful way to start the day. And for introducing me to poses I haven't done before but really enjoyed!

katiebickell
katiebickell
February 20, 2016
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Such a fabulous beginner video! It allowed me to accept my abilities and body without judgement. I felt the waves at the end washing over me and leaving me with such positivity. XXX

mkat17
mkat17
February 2, 2016
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I wanted to get some movement this morning before starting my day. It was a perfect, gentle start to the day. I was a little hesitant clicking on this video because I thought I wanted something fast-paced, but this was exactly what I needed. If you want something more face-paced in the morning, I recommend any of the 3 beginner Sun Salutation videos, but sometime you have to let your body slow down, and doing that with Melissa is always great!

monb
monb
January 19, 2016
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I'm getting back into my daily practice after a few years off. This was perfect, thank you!

ArdenH630
ArdenH630
January 17, 2016
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Usually I frequent either Tara Stiles or Fitness Blender for my morning routines; today I searched for new material and found DoYogaWithMe.
This is the first class I’ve tried and I greatly appreciate Melissa Krieger making her video freely available.
I’m looking forward to trying a new class tomorrow and further exploring the website.

Thank you for your time and effort,
Cheers to a Good Day!

KKWhitehouse
KKWhitehouse
January 13, 2016
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This was my first video on my journey into the beautiful world of yoga. It was the perfect morning wake up!

Thank you so much Melissa Krieger for being my first!

jbower3544
jbower3544
January 5, 2016
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You're an excellent instructor. Pleasant voice, unequivocal and rhythmic in your instruction, fun tid-bits of information at the right times. Do you have an Intermediate video close to this one but with less vocal instruction?

Melissa Krieger
Melissa Krieger
March 6, 2018
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Hi! Two years late but I don't go through the comments that often. You might check out some of my newer videos with DYWM - specifically my Deep Hip Opening Flow one. It's a tougher flow with (hopefully) less talk. I'm constantly trying to figure out how to talk less! Let me know what you think!

pkeesling
pkeesling
December 31, 2015
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This was my first video, and it was a super start. I'll be back!

MelissaG
MelissaG
December 27, 2015
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I agree with the other comments - great way to get back into yoga after a 2 year break. Reminds me of why I enjoyed yoga so much!

KuriousKat
KuriousKat
December 15, 2015
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This was my first yoga class in quite a while. I really enjoyed it and look forward to doing more.

Anniestylie
Anniestylie
December 3, 2015
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Really enjoyable tutorial. Melissa is a great teacher. Namaste

KiwiinOZ
KiwiinOZ
November 25, 2015
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I am just finding my way back into yoga (not that I have had loads of experience) and his was a fantastic class, with a great pace .. not too fast, not too slow and good explanation of movements .. thanks heaps!

Hammycakes
Hammycakes
November 22, 2015
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Just getting into yoga and really enjoyed this video. It was a good pace and not too overwhelming for someone with little yoga experience. I feel great afterwards!

ap_donovan
ap_donovan
November 20, 2015
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After a previous day of sitting in a car for 12-hours, I woke up to this class the next morning and it opened me right up, My hips feel great, my back loose and my neck mobile. Great, quick, effective morning class. My ONLY critique is there was a bit too many words/instruction. I understand we're being coached as beginners but at times it was hard to concentrate on my breathing and settling into a pose because of the constant instruction. Overall a great class.

Melissa Krieger
Melissa Krieger
March 7, 2018
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It's tricky with teaching online and finding the balance between talk and silence. Because I can't see what you are doing I want to give all the guidance I can and hit all the cues. But I also want to respect the quietness of the practice. Happy you enjoyed it, Nyamyj!

cdtinparis
cdtinparis
November 2, 2015
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Thank you for the class! I have given up on yoga after 15 years practicing. I am happy to feel my body again. I take these beginner classes until I get back into shape and find the confidence I've lost!

tmaldridge76
tmaldridge76
October 25, 2015
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Great class! Nice way to transition back into yoga after being out of practice for many years. Glad to be back and grateful for this wonderful site.

sheilapcb
sheilapcb
October 19, 2015
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I much appreciate Melissa's concise simple directions. Nice transitions moving from pose to next pose. Just the right energy in her voice which includes knowledge and encouragement. Like the class and teacher very much!!!

daphnew
daphnew
October 12, 2015
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Simple but effective class. Clear instructions. Loved that there was no music just the sound of the waves

Sach
Sach
October 10, 2015
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Namaste! You guys are so amazing ! I love love love this website :) Keep up the good work and stay blessed!

bethany.durys
bethany.durys
September 19, 2015
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I've just been doing yoga for about 2 months, but it is so fun to see improvement in what I can do. Today, I added a side plank to my "can do" list. Thanks Melissa for your amazing and encouraging spirit!

gillianletizia
gillianletizia
September 11, 2015
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This is a great video. It's been helping me ease back into my practice after a two year hiatus. Thank you.

barbkoch
barbkoch
September 4, 2015
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Between her soothing instructions and flowing sequences, Melissa encourages me to continue practicing. Thank you Melissa.

thisthingnow
thisthingnow
September 3, 2015
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(Similar to the comment below...) This is my first online yoga class, completed just now while my children are in kindergarten. Perfect starting point for my home practise! It was a pleasure to listen to Melissa's instructions with the waves in the background and to see the sun setting. My body does feel good and I will come back to this. Thank you

suzanne flowerday
suzanne flowerday
September 3, 2015
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I just did this class for the first time after dropping my kids at school and before starting work and I loved it. I will def. do this again at this time of day. Thank you!!

Josephine5
Josephine5
August 27, 2015
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One of my favorite instructors. Her explanations are so clear that you don't have to look at the video, you can just listen to her. Her videos are perfect for beginners. I have every one of them bookmarked.