Oceanside Restorative Yoga

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.7 (217 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety/Stress


orca 4 months ago

Amazing just what I needed! Please do a couple retreat again when COVID is over :)

Melissa Krieger 4 months ago

I will be! I have booked with DYWM to go back to Mexico in January 2022. Fingers crossed it will be safe to travel then!

MaryRose Metcalfe 7 months ago

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

MaryRose Metcalfe 7 months ago

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 10 months ago

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 10 months ago

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!

David Hazen 10 months ago

Thank you, Melissa! I will try Nyk's Yin Yoga for Beginners and let you know how it feels for me.