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Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

Beginner I
This restorative yoga class is all about letting go. It's gentle, deeply relaxing and provides the stress relief that so many of us need so much. Melissa's guidance and the poses she chooses lull you into a state of deep rest, using lots of support and blankets to keep you warm. Note: you will need a bolster or pillows for this class. Check out our video,'How To Make Your Own Bolster', located in our blog.


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MaryRose Metcalfe
October 18, 2021

Thanks Melissa. I have a slight arm pain so I am back to more restorative or yin practices. There's always a way of having yoga in your life.

January 6, 2021

Feel so relaxed after this class. Thank you.

August 29, 2020

Thank you for this beautiful class!

MaryRose Metcalfe
June 11, 2020

Thanks for this Melissa. I am doing the ongoing intermediate program and I am inserting restorative yoga on the in between days. Another way that makes DYWM so flexible.

May 19, 2020

Thank you SO much for this!! It's exactly what I needed to reset my mind. <3

MaryRose Metcalfe
April 14, 2020

Thanks Melissa. I’m doing a lot of restorative practice these past two weeks as I recover from a muscle strain. Also great for stress relief at this time in the world.

MaryRose Metcalfe
March 22, 2020

Just what we all need now Melissa - a little restorative yoga. I have saved this one as a bookmark.

March 19, 2020

Melissa, it's day one of my country's borders being closed on account of our pandemic. The world is in the midst of the biggest energy shift in several generations, and I was feeling really overwhelmed. Finally I found the wisdom to look up one of your classes, and I found this. What a perfect gift. Thankyou so much.

Melissa Krieger
March 19, 2020

I'm so glad I can help in anyway possible!I did one of my teachers online class last night and I felt relaxed and calm for the first time in a while. Online yoga is such a gift and I am so grateful I am part of it. Lots of love and good health to you.

October 22, 2019

Words can almost not describe how beautiful this class is. The pace, sequencing, use of props, music, even tone of Melissa's voice just made me sink so deeply into my practice- much needed after picking up a bug from children and consequential 'man flu' symptoms...

October 6, 2019

This class was just what I needed to rid myself of free floating anxiety. Now I am relaxed and focused. I will take this feeling with me throughout my day. Thank you Melissa!

April 11, 2019

After five straight days of intense flows, twists, binds, stretches, inversions, and core work, my muscles were feeling sore. Today, after a long, humbling day at work, I decided not to force myself to attempt another advanced video (avoiding any frustrations from not being able to complete a peak pose for example). Melissa's class was a much needed relief from everything and it was important that I was able to carve out these moments of silence and calm. I am deeply grateful for this. Thank you.

December 7, 2018

This class is so beautiful. Thank you for this offering.

May 24, 2018

Hello! First, I love, love, love all of your classes, Melissa. I am a latecomer to yoga but it has done and continues to do so much for me (body and soul)- so I really cannot thank you enough!

Most of all, though, thank you for converting me into a yoga enthusiast!!

May 8, 2018

I found this restorative practice to be very thorough. I am currently doing yoga every day, so restorative practices are a necessity to give my body and mind rest I would otherwise miss. Thank you very much. The Sankalpa was a very powerful tool for me...doing yoga every day has brought up a lot, especially through my dreams and I found this practice healing. Namaste from Ireland.

Linz Mac
December 12, 2016

I felt anxious and a bit on edge since I woke this morning, for no known reason, so I chose this class in a bid to bring myself back to some state of calm. This soothing and relaxing class is exactly what I needed.....thank you so much Melissa this class is now bookmarked. :))

November 1, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Melissa, for your gentle and caring way...lovely restorative practice.

September 19, 2016

Dear Melissa,

At first I did not understand why I intuitively clicked "Restorative yoga", my mind even doubting to go jogging. During the practice I also did not understand why I clicked, and immediately after I thought I just felt "a bit more calm". Only now, about 30 min after, I only realise in what frantic state of mind I have been all afternoon, and what beautiful brake you helped me put to this racing mind... Before the practice had wild plans of dragging my broken body to far away places this evening, but now I am again listening to my music playlist in the kitchen for the first time in many months... Thank you so much!

August 12, 2016

I think this is the first time I have cried from the feeling of ananda created in a yoga practice. It was a much needed release. Thank you for a beautiful practice.

May 3, 2016

Thank you very much for the practices. They are very useful. I feel absolutely calm and relaxed after them. It's just a fantastic feeling.

March 15, 2016

Just what I needed. I woke up at 4am, unable to relax, with that stressed tightness in the chest. I knew tossing and turning wouldn't be restful. This practice was the help into relaxation I needed to calm my mind and body. Thank you!

Helen P
January 19, 2016

Thank you Melissa, this was exactly what I needed after a very stressful few days.