Bend and Stretch

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Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Average: 4.8 (932 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.


Nice calming stretch for the hips and back
levenez 1 hour ago

Great class
Good rhythm
Great stretches for the back and legs

Loved this practice!
oneleftie 2 days ago

I'm recovering from hip surgery and this was perfect for me. It was gentle pace and not too much for starting my practice again. Thank you. <3

Beginner Bend and Stretch
BlytheM 2 weeks ago

Lovey and gentle without being overly easy. Just what I needed!

One of my favorites!
code3chica 3 weeks ago

This is one of my go-to classes, especially when I need to feel centered, grounded, and de-stressed. It hits all those places that I tend to hold my tension, and there is just the right frequency of pose change that my mind doesn't have too much time to wander.

I am 75. I love the 30 day
tazziemae 1 month ago

I am 75. I love the 30 day challenge beginner level. I look forward to my yoga class everyday. The best part is the progression of the classes. I always feel improvement never soreness. Thank you for your hard work.

Melissa's classes are real treasures
Marjolein 1 month ago

This is such an amazing class. Thank you so so much Melissa. All your classes are little treasures and this class is also a real gift. Namaste.

Thank you!
Hstober 1 month ago

I just absolutely love this class. Thank you

What a great practice after a
GausBaus 1 month ago

What a great practice after a day in the desk chair. Thank you!

yogibailey 1 month ago

These poses are wonderful. Your voice is so calming and encouraging. I want to do this sequence every morning. Great session!

It was a very cold day, in ND
TracieJ65 1 month ago

It was a very cold day, in ND, today so I chose to make it a cooking day. After literally being in the kitchen, from 8am-5pm, making soup, stew, cookies, and cakes, I am very wore out and sore. After a hot shower I did this, for the day 12 challenge, before settling in for the evening. This was perfect before finally sitting down.