Oceanside Restorative Yoga

Beginner I

Mmmmm.... this class is deliciously warm and cozy. Melissa lulls you into a state of deep relaxation, while gently opening the body and listening to the mesmerizing sounds of the ocean. Press play and get ready for this beautiful oceanside restorative yoga class to win you over.

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MaryRose Metcalfe
November 13, 2021
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Got my COVID booster yesterday so don't have much energy so this restorative class has really helped.

sigras
November 7, 2021
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I think of this as my SPA YOGA class. There is something luxurious about this restorative session under Melissa's wonderful guidance. Thank you!

orca
March 19, 2021
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Amazing just what I needed! Please do a couple retreat again when COVID is over :)

MaryRose Metcalfe
December 14, 2020
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Thanks Melissa. I'm so happy to see this, my favorite restorative practice, continued throughout this beginner to inter. program.

MaryRose Metcalfe
December 3, 2020
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This restorative practice was nice timing after I did the first two practices focusing on neck and shoulders in this Beginner-to-Inter. program. Plus, it has always been my favourite restorative practice on DYWM.

David Hazen
September 28, 2020
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I am new to yoga, 76 and a bit stiff. I enjoy practicing restorative yoga with Melissa, and she says to use pillows, blocks or other support several times, during twists or bends, underneath arms or legs that don’t make it flat onto the floor or bolster. Why is this important? I thought that I might eventually stretch into that posture if I did not support the hovering knees or shoulders by breathing into the stretch.

Melissa Krieger
September 29, 2020
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Great question! In Restorative Yoga we are encouraging deep relaxation in the body rather than a deep stretch with a lot of sensation. We use the bolsters and props to hold us and support us thus it doesn't feel like as big of a stretch as other yoga practices. If you like the slower classes but still want a deep stretch with more sensation you night try some of Nyk Danu's classes, she teaches Yin on DYWM. She also does a great job of explaining the difference between the two styles of yoga if you want to learn more! She monitors her comments as well if you want to chat with her. Hope this helps!

MaryRose Metcalfe
May 6, 2020
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I keep coming back again to this great practice Melissa. I wish all restoratives were done on the beach or forest with the voice over pre-taped so that you can easily hear the teacher but also hear the waves and the birds.

Zandila
May 5, 2020
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I keep coming back to this practice. It's my favorite restorative practice I've found so far. Very sweet and cozy and nourishing. Thank you!

MaryRose Metcalfe
April 30, 2020
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Thanks again Melissa. These practices are so great, especially during this COVID pandemic.

MaryRose Metcalfe
April 16, 2020
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Thanks Melissa. I love the sound of the waves on the ocean side practices. This is bookmarked and I keep going back to it,

marciaeberl
April 1, 2020
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Thanks Melissa. This was a lovely video especially with the scenery and the sound of the waves in the background. It was great for helping me to calm down and centre myself during this crazy time we're all living in right now.

Zoe Shobbrook-Fisher
March 31, 2020
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thank you dear Melissa, this is a beautiful so clearly guided and warm class, i used it today as part of an at home online retreat I'm attending - theres no movement guidance so of course I'm turning to you. thank you so much- soothing much needed at this difficult time. I wish you and yours safe and well, namaste Zoe (London, UK)

MaryRose Metcalfe
January 23, 2020
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Hi there. I loved this one. I see this is an old video under the “old” name. I love the sound of the water on this. I wish all the restoratives had the sound of nature.

I think I’ve been overdoing it a bit with my practice as I have been experiencing some knee sensitivity. So I’m backing off and doing restorative videos until my knees feel better. Still hiking though, but rest assured I don’t sweat....

Looking forward to Salt Spring. Wouldn’t mind getting away in the summer to Victoria for a week long retreat. One or two day retreats just don’t justify flying down from Whitehorse, but a 5 to 7 day would be perfect for a girl like me.

Take care,

Melissa Krieger
January 25, 2020
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Hi MaryRose!

Nice to hear from you :)

I've (also) been overdoing it on my knee and am spending a lot more time than I would like at physio! But it's helping for sure.

I'm also looking forward to Salt Spring! It will be great to reconnect with you.

junarock
September 3, 2019
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This class is so soothing and rejuvenating. Better than a nap!

sin
July 16, 2019
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Simply beautiful- I can finally hear silence in my mind and feel much awakened, yet calm.
Namaste Dhanyavaadah Cha.

robandellie
February 4, 2019
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Very relaxing class. I did it with my baby next to me and we both fell asleep by the end. I haven't done much yoga so this was a great introduction. I basically lied on the floor in different positions that stretched me out until I fell asleep.

Irishlove
June 5, 2018
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This practice released a spasming muscle in my shoulder girdle that was bothering me all night the night before last. I am on a sadhana for 365 days of yoga and yesterday was day 40. After pre-viewing the class, I intuitively felt it would help release and relax my body and mind. I waited all night to make sure it had really happened before sharing this comment that this practice brought me genuine healing. Thank you! Namaste from Ireland.

jennyfree
June 3, 2018
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Thank you so much. Just what I needed on a sunny winter's day

katielee23
February 9, 2018
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Thank you, Melissa....I wasn't sure what I needed this morning but this was definitely it! I feel calm and restored. One of the other comments spoke to me and I found that this class was perfect at this time (of month). Namaste. x

terkalin
February 4, 2018
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This was perfect for a slow yoga kind of morning. Cold and rainy outside, but cozy and stretchy inside. My mind feels much more settled and ready to tackle the day.

karen77ca
January 23, 2018
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I find this class perfect when menstruating. It was deeply relaxing while giving the perfect amount of stretch to all the right places. :)

pheen
January 18, 2018
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I come back to this class again and again, it’s helped me so much. Thank you.

Bexter401
November 17, 2017
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I would just like to thank Melissa for such a wonderful class,it's one of my favourites & always leaves me feeling at peace with my mind & body. Namaste.

amygonzalez
October 28, 2017
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This is so relaxing. I almost fell asleep several times. Thank you!!

Catharineearly@gmail.com
October 12, 2017
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I'm a 12 year Yoga participant of classes. Now working in an area with very limited Yoga - have enjoyed the DoYogaWithMe site - but this class in particular is a standout. Very well executed (in terms of online viewers,) gentle, expert guidance in restorative yoga and reminders to let it all go. Highly recommend

adrianacreyes11
August 17, 2017
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I was doing power yoga regularly, but since trying this class I keep coming back to it. My body, mind, and soul needed this kind of deep stretch and stillness. Again, thank YOU!

adrianacreyes11
August 12, 2017
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I am totally blissed out after this. Thank you for the work that you do!

Staceyo
April 27, 2017
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This is exactly what I needed. So scrunched up in my muscles ans mind, this helped to unfold.

Rbreid73
February 2, 2017
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After a busy day at work, as well as a morning power yoga class with Tracey on the Intermediate challenge and a lunchtime yin class at my local yoga studio, this class was just what I needed to close out the day. Melissa's style is perfectly paced to wind down and restore.

coffeenbooks
February 2, 2017
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This was a relaxing and much needed class for me. I enjoyed the class and the relaxing voiced prompts.