Bend and Stretch

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.8 (1204 votes)
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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.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


LLove 2 years ago

This is such a sweet class. It feels very loving toward the body and soul. Thank you!

lizjoh9 2 years ago

I can't thank you enough Melissa for this yoga session. It's the one I first came to on Do Yoga With Me four years ago. And today I have done it again after a 3 month break from yoga. I immediately feel more at home in myself. Thank you for your clear, gentle instructions.

Rachael Reilly 2 years ago

This is a great class, but it would be even better if it could be re-recorded with live commentary and the natural sound of the ocean/ birds etc. rather than the piped piano music. The live classes are much better......

maryvogel 2 years ago

Melissa's Bend and Stretch class would have been far more relaxing to me if I could HEAR her without straining. Even with my bluetooth earbuds connected and turned all the way up, I had difficulty--made worse by the shots of the surrounding environment rather than letting me see what she was doing. Over 58 million people in North America have hearing loss. Pleas remember us too and project your voice!

momsfarm 2 years ago

I have been doing this one for years, maybe you will need to do something else or seek treatment. Some of us do protect our hearing. There are amazing hearing devices on the market. I am sure you can stream the sound seamlessly and with a greater hearing right to your ears. The price is well worth not losing the ability to understand speech by delaying treatment.

anniebell 2 years ago

This was just what I needed for a morning stretch and move. My muscles were sore from some High intensity work and this helped stretch them. Perfect. Thank you.

CJN1946 2 years ago

A wonderful class as usual from my favourite yoga teacher. Such a relaxing sequence enhanced by Melissa's calming voice. I only wish I could be there on that beach in Victoria.

Maralepp 2 years ago

This was a perfect class to do before going to bed. I was left feeling calm, relaxed and focused. Namaste.

terkalin 2 years ago

Life has become hectic and if I am not doing yoga regularly my body gets so rusty. Getting back in the groove and came immediately to Melissa's wonderful bend and stretch, which I found on YouTube a few years ago. I know some folks enjoy the piano background music but it reminds me of a funeral. I liked the old track...more yoga-ish, lol (and still on YT, thankfully!!). But it's still a wonderful routine. Thanks, Melissa! I appreciate the reassurances about doing what feels comfortable to your own body.

dmintho 2 years ago

I have this bookmarked. By body told me I needed this one this morning.