Spinal Care for Beginners

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.8 (192 votes)
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Our beginner series ends with a class that will send you off into the yoga world with gusto and all of the tools that you need to practice safely and effectively in whatever class you do. Anastasia works you harder in this full-length class, while also taking you through some nice back and hip releases.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Strength, Yoga for Back Care


jaldrich2 3 weeks ago

Excellent class. I'm a beginner and a senior. I have completed the 30 day challenge and was very happy to find that I could do all the poses in this class, with some modifications. The pace was perfect for me. Anastasia's cues are clear and informed. Her emphasis is on being gentle but still working hard in the excellent strength and flexibility poses. I felt challenged but never felt rushed and appreciated her calm teaching style. Thank you Anastasia and thank you DYWM for this outstanding resource.

subatomicboy 2 months ago

This was a great class! I was really nervous about doing a spinal class because of my own lower back issues but this class was really good. I liked the fact that adaptations were offered to us and the precision of the teacher too. Thanks :-)

KarenChanBarrett 5 months ago

Absolutely love this workout. I'm doing it to recuperate my back but found that this was such a balanced class of yoga flows and holding stretches. I also love that it worked core, spine, and pretty much everything.

dixiemarie 5 months ago

a beautiful experience of fluidity...music and movement. perfect.

ÀfricaRM 1 year ago

Which means everyone. Slumped shoulders, shortened neck, tight muscles in your lower back or hampstrings... everything has to do with the spine. Anastasia combines a complete series of asanas and movements to create a complete and very nice practice. At the end of the class (and even the day after), you feel that most tension is gone and you have a better posture. Anastasia's clear and sweet voice gudes you with precise instructions and modifications. This is one of those classes I return again and again. Thank you very much!

AshAnanda 1 year ago

my back has really been bothering me lately - so many tight muscles in my shoulder girdle and down the sides of my back. this class has made me feel better more than anything else i've tried - THANK YOU anastasia!

An amazing class for lengthening and strengthening the spine regardless your ability or level. Wonderful teacher with clear, gentle, specific direction. I highly recommend this class. :)

oakhazel 1 year ago

A magical lesson, so relaxing. The pace was perfect, the instructions - all very relaxing and meditative. I have done quite a few lessons where the music takes away from fully participating in the lesson but this music elevates the relaxing, meditative quality. Thank you, lovely.