Bend and Stretch

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Melissa Krieger
Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Average: 4.8 (1058 votes)

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.


A very peaceful and calming beginner stretch
Van_damsel 3 days ago

I find that this is not one to go for when looking for a deep, knot relaxing stretch, but is perfect for those days that I need to reaffirm a sense of peace. This class absorbs you completely in the calming sounds of the waves and piano - accompanied perfectly by Melissa's soothing voice over. It felt like it was over in minutes

Oh. My. Goodness. What a
209maryb 2 weeks ago

Oh. My. Goodness. What a lovely stretch~just what I needed. Just the right pace, and LOTS of great tips and reminders, just at the right moments, to keep all the parts working together nicely for best effect. So glad I did this one today!

A Beautiful Session
kaigh_guy 1 month ago

I truly enjoy this peaceful Beginner stretch. I feel so relaxed upon completion. Sometimes, I just like to start again, and this is one of my favorite yoga practice sessions.

soshedid86 1 month ago

I very much enjoyed this calm and peaceful practice. Thank you for the gentle poses and great work in the side body!

Bend and Stretch for Beginners
cornell.pat 1 month ago

Perfect for beginners. Very clear instruction; it worked well to have a voice-over for the video. Felt great.

Very calming class, enjoyed
vparker2006 1 month ago

Very calming class, enjoyed her detailed modifications for poses and soft background music

Bookmarked for my morning pre-run stretch!
green2u 2 months ago

Wow, hits all the places that need attention when I roll out of bed! I love the quietness of it and the slow steady rhythm. Very easy to follow your directions. And short enough to that I still have time to do my run. Thanks!

love this gentle class!
riverleft 2 months ago

This class has become my go to for a good stretch at the end of the day, when I'm winding down towards sleep. Her voice is melodic and she provides good instructions. My body loves this class!!

wonderful! your guide/voice
emilyt 2 months ago

wonderful! your guide/voice enables one to stay calm, focused, and open to opening one's body, rather than focusing on what is not possible. wonderful! thank you.

Lovely class
Nicholet 4 months ago

I have been coming back to this class for several years now. It is such a nice sequence and Melissa is an excellent teacher.

The piano is very nice, but I prefer it for the studio classes. I miss the ocean sound that was originally with this class. Just a note!