Bend and Stretch

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.8 (1217 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


CJN1946 3 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 3 years ago

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

terkalin 3 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 3 years ago

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

Emerot 3 years ago

I usually choose intermediate videos, but this one is just so perfect for those achey days! Thanks Melissa!

Nyamyj 3 years ago

This was perfect for me this morning, gentle but effective. Thank you. LOVED the piano. I appreciated the reminders to engage pelvis to peotect the back. I am still new to yoga and definitely need these cues repeated. There is so much to learn, I love it.

Paulette9 3 years ago

Just what I needed today! Gentle peaceful movements! Thank you, Melissa!

Van_damsel 3 years 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

209maryb 3 years 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!

kaigh_guy 3 years 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.