Restoring the Body

Beginner II

This gentle, hatha yoga class is sweet, long (it's 1 hr and 45 min!) and wonderful. Made up of both Restoring Equilibrium and Restoring Balance, it's full of delicious stretches, restorative poses and a lengthy relaxation at the beginning and the end. It's designed to open the body slowly, while lulling you into a state of deep calm.

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Alevfranco
Alevfranco
October 30, 2021
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5
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Thank you a million! Since March, (when I started presenting severe symptoms of pandysautonomia) I have been trying to find my new balance and your classes help me so much! They are a healing balsam for my body, mind and soul. Namaste 🙏🏼

Gitti
Gitti
May 20, 2021
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Thats my second time for this very special class. I see it as body maintenance! Takes time not just for the class but even after wards,, at least for me. Thanks David for this amazing practice.

tcfreds
tcfreds
April 10, 2021
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What a wonderful way to enjoy a rainy Saturday afternoon! Thank you!

Gitti
Gitti
March 20, 2021
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WOW! Almost two hours well spent. That was so awsome. Thank you David for a wonderful Saturday afternoon. I am feeling good.

patrickwayne
patrickwayne
January 25, 2021
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This class keeps me coming back a few times a year, for the past 6/7 years now, for some deep recalibration and restoration, inside, outside and mentally. It's a real treat. One of my favorite regulars on this site. Gentle, thorough and mindful.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
July 10, 2020
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Fantastic class, loved it. My legs shook a lot using the strap and when they were raised with hips on the bolster, is that normal? Really enjoyed the calming, alive feeling afterwards. Namaste

Jean Crowder
Jean Crowder
January 17, 2020
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what an awesome incredible class! I will do it many times. Thank you soooo much!

jfriedgau
jfriedgau
September 7, 2018
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Never was I so relaxed at the finish of a class.

lizgarside
lizgarside
May 15, 2018
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David I thoroughly enjoyed this ... time very well spent. Thank you. Liz

mrswright2015
mrswright2015
August 13, 2016
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This class left me feeling amazingly warm and calm enough to settle in for bed. Thank you David!

Bee69
Bee69
June 9, 2016
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Wow, yummy practice :)! Thank you for a great class. I did quite intensive Yoga over the past few days and really needed a slow and gentle practice.

Deborah Lilly
Deborah Lilly
June 7, 2016
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Hey David - lovely class (as usual) - I just have a problem and I wonder if other students experience this too. The clip keeps freezing. I changed the HD to the lowest setting and it still froze every few minutes - or maybe 10 minutes sometimes. I was recently in NZ with a different computer and in different places and I had the same problem, especially with the night-time yoga session. Is this just me? Cheers, and thanks for your inspirational teaching.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
June 7, 2016
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Hi, Deborah. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate that. Most often changing the browser you are using fixes the problem of freezing. However, it's a good idea to pause the video at the beginning for a few minutes to allow it to load. Give those a try and let me know how it goes.
Take care,
David

Bend4kc
Bend4kc
December 27, 2015
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I always feel so fantastic after this class. Thank you

erinlein
erinlein
November 11, 2015
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The best restorative yoga class I have ever done. Thank you so much, David.

marguedas
marguedas
October 25, 2015
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I've been doing yoga for a while now and even though this is for beginners, after doing this class I was able to really feel the energy flow through my body for the first time in a while. Very relaxing and intuitively taught! Thank you David :)

wingy
wingy
November 11, 2014
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I am a beginner to yoga - so for now, I alternate my yoga practice with gentle yoga & flow. This is my favorite gentle yoga! I don't always have time for it but when I do, I so appreciate it. I really enjoy beginning with relaxation and ending with a well-guided Svavasana. Thank you, David!

edwardseliz08
edwardseliz08
August 30, 2014
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On YouTube I found a hip/lower back video with David. Then I visited this website and joined. These are excellent for me since I am getting older and not as slim as I used to be. This class FELT GREAT! Thank you to David and DYWM. I can't wait to try some of the other classes.

Lucall
Lucall
August 22, 2014
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Wonderful class for beginners. I felt stretched and supple. Thank you :-).

rotthar
rotthar
June 17, 2014
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You know when yoga teachers themselves forget to actually DO yoga FOR themselves?! That's been me. This was my first personal class in over a month, I couldn't be happier with my choice. Excellent for alignment, relaxation and mental clarity. Thank you David!

machine
machine
November 30, 2013
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Sometimes its good to be kind to the body and this certainly is one of those classes.feeling great and relaxed! Namaste.

MandalaMama
MandalaMama
January 24, 2014
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This is my go to video for re-aligning my legs after several days of snowboarding. It also loosens my upper body and gets me ready for more riding. Thanks for providing such an essential service!
Luv it!
Kathleen

Shogun
Shogun
March 1, 2014
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Thank you David, very good class! Maybe just a little bit long for me, right now, so I passed the strap exercises but it was a great moment. Thanks.

BrendaR
BrendaR
March 22, 2014
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This class is wonderful... really felt good after completing it. I have bad knees so the part where you rest on your knees was challenging. I will add this to my long day yoga routine.

valdombey
valdombey
May 9, 2013
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Thank you so much for this wonderful class. It was just the right balance that I needed today! Namaste to you! Val :-)

greej
greej
January 18, 2013
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this class was lovely, especially as i recover from "beginner basics in flow". i've never felt more stable in warrior I, nor more focused in stretching my hamstrings/calves (usually i'm focused on the pain : P). it certainly didn't feel like almost two hours. thank you so much!

lynneartist
lynneartist
December 19, 2012
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at 62 I am a beginner, and I did ALMOST all of this video--ALmost. My right hip hurt on some poses, so I either did not do it for now, or released the pose. It is frustrating to find that what some find so easy is difficult for you, legs shaking, wrists too a bit challenged.. but wow, I am delighted with how I feel after even one go at it! THANK you...

Sil
Sil
November 23, 2012
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Love this class! Thank you so much!