Bend and Stretch

Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga

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Average: 4.8 (655 votes)

Class Description: 

As she did in her popular Twist and Stretch class, Melissa guides you gently through a series of lovely, effective poses, focusing on bending but covering the entire body in an calm, attentive way. Always aware of alignment, Melissa's classes are absolutely perfect for the beginners, gentle yoga lovers, inflexible athletes and 55+, among others.


I love experiencing many of
Rbreid73 3 weeks ago

I love experiencing many of the beginner/intermediate classes through DYWM, but still love coming back to this, the first class I practised with Melissa. Melissa's voiceover is very clear, the music gets me into the right mindset, the pace is just right for a beginner class, with some challenging poses that make you realise at the end of the class it's been very beneficial. Thanks Melissa for this and many other classes.

Gentle and reflective
Jajomili 1 month ago

Really love this short effective class. Melissa´s voice is very pleasant to listen to and the poses work wonders for loosening up tension. Thanks!

Short, effective practice
barbkoch 1 month ago

Melissa's instructions are clear, no need to watch, just listen. Great way to loosen up after a long day. Thank you.

I really enjoyed the hang
Atacama 1 month ago

I really enjoyed the hang drum music

Worth repeating
bethany.durys 1 month ago

I'm very new to yoga; just started a few weeks ago. And, I've just finished 7 weeks of physical therapy for neck, shoulder, and lower back issues. This class incorporates several of the stretches I need to continue doing. It also goes at a nice pace, so I can keep up with the it. I've tried a few different teachers, and so far Melissa is my favorite. Thanks Melissa and thanks doyogawithme!!

new to this site- just tried
mconsolino 1 month ago

new to this site- just tried her class and it was fantastic. pacer is perfect and movement good for me as I am restarting with yoga. loved it and look forward to checking out her other classes.

very good evening class.
sue_wiseman 1 month ago

very good evening class. excellent pace and good instructions. thank you

Great video!! I recommend for
teglasyflora 1 month ago

Great video!! I recommend for everyone! Melissa is very very good yoga teacher

I've been doing this Yoga for
pollyfra 2 months ago

I've been doing this Yoga for about a year and really enjoy the relaxation and the energy it gives me to get through my day!

my go-to class
vastlypoo 2 months ago

The perfect balance of relaxing and challenging, especially for those times when I haven't practiced in a while. My favorite class on this site!