Vinyasa Yoga: Focus On Twists

Intermediate I

This is a more gentle vinyasa style yoga class with a focus on using your breath and core to get you into your seated, standing and lunging poses. It's intended to slow you down and allow you to give more attention to your poses, with an emphasis on twists.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 13 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

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barbkoch
April 25, 2021
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I agree. More intermediate classes with Melissa. I always finish any of Melissa's classes feeling so much better in body, mind and spirit. Thank you

JulieBonner
March 22, 2021
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I love all of Melissas classes, her instructions are calm and forgiving. She doesnt talk to much during poses, all I can ask for is more Melissa.

judegreb
January 20, 2021
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I love your intermediate 1 classes, I can feel myself strengthening and stretching safely. Thanks so much!

Rebyou
September 13, 2020
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Hi Melissa,
This class was excellent for the work on stability and core, transition in lunge levels were very effective allowing me to sense where strengthneing would be offer me more support.
i also really appreciated the location of your video, it offered me a sense of spaciousness.
Thank you

ÀfricaRM
April 13, 2020
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Thank you for this sweet flow. It starts slow, but you end doing a complete sessions. I loved the emphasis on twists (balance, flexibilite, core and strength, all at the same time!). I agree with others that it would be nice to have some more intermediate classes from Melissa. Namaste!

wanita
September 16, 2019
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A lovely start to my day, thank you. And I love the beach setting :)

jenshepherd5@gmail.com
August 21, 2019
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Really nice class! I would also love to see more intermediate classes from Melissa. I started my yoga journey with her beginner classes. Would enjoy doing more of hers as I advance. Thanks for this one!

ruth.joyce
July 20, 2019
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More intermediate classes from Melissa - please?? I’m an intermediate/advanced yogi but I have some chronic injuries that remind me to slow down every now and then. I’ve always turned to Melissa’s classes because she slows things down and has such a calming way with words and flow - but they’re also a little too easy and my mind wanders and my body disengages. This intermediate class was PERFECT. Just enough challenge to keep my body engaged but my mind calm. I would love to see more intermediate level classes from her!!

MaryRose Metcalfe
March 25, 2020
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I agree Ruth. I would like to see more intermediate classes with the lovely Melissa. You could go to her site which is bloomyoga.com for more videos. I also find Rachel Scott to be similar in nature as Melissa.

Hayley81
April 9, 2019
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Thank you Melissa. I always love your classes and I'm delighted there is now a vinyasa in your collection. Thank you for the quiet stillness in the holds alongside the gentle instruction.

lologm
February 23, 2019
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I sometimes lose balance on some twists, this class was great at helping me remedy that get more focus on my core. Thank you!

PeacefulRN
February 17, 2019
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Peaceful class - just what I needed today. Enough challenge for an intermediate yogi with poses held long enough to focus on sensations and breath. I appreciate Melissa's calm instructions and gentle delivery. Thank you!

ljh101
February 16, 2019
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Very nice intermediate practice; perfect for after my bike ride. Loved the tip to "be heavy in the legs but light in the arms" while transitioning from lunge to crescent pose. Thank you!

Kitkatkatey
February 14, 2019
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I always love Melissa's classes and this one is no exception.

Thank you.

birdnthesky
February 3, 2019
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I loved this class. I seem to get more out of the slowed down classes rather than the fast paced classes that don't hold poses as long. Really enjoyed this one.

LLove
January 29, 2019
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Melissa always leads a wonderful class. Her joyful presence and mindful pacing allow for deep release. Her focus on the "deep core" is a doorway to inner strength.

Libris_46
January 27, 2019
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A lovely slower class that really lets you focus on breath is much appreciated - as is the options for poses, thankyou

Bethany Abram
January 24, 2019
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Melissa is a constant light in my days. Her yoga classes are a ritual in my life. I am forever grateful.

Edric
January 24, 2019
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Really love this class. Melissa's calm and gentle style really resonate with me and i find so much in this class that is nourishing for the body and mind. Yoga is starting to transform my life and DYWM is a big part of it. Thank you!!

junarock
January 22, 2019
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I feel enlivened after this lovely practice. It’s brief but complete and gentle but strengthening. Thank you!

mkrishock
January 21, 2019
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Great class to get back to moving my body after being in bed for 5 days with the flu. Thanks Melissa!

smeidel
January 19, 2019
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Love the flow of this class and many twists. And classes by the ocean are always a winner for me!

dvells69
January 19, 2019
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This was a great class for me today and will be one I can do with my daughter who is just beginning to practice. Poses are straight forward and not too complicated for a beginner, while enough challenge for my intermediate practice.

escontivock
January 18, 2019
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Very nice and gentle class. I loved the options to take less challenging poses as needed.

luannmcvey
January 17, 2019
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Thank you, Melissa, for a delightful class, with deep core focus guiding our twists. I love practicing indoors in Alaska on a cold winter day, watching you doing your yoga in the warm summer sands of Canada!

Lemon
January 16, 2019
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This is the perfect practice for me. I’ll be returning to this again and again.

Lemon
January 16, 2019
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This is the perfect practice for me. I’ll be returning to this again and again.

Emanpo
January 15, 2019
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Great morning class and an excellent transition video for those on the beginner / intermediate line.

MoYogaPHL
January 15, 2019
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Just what I needed this morning! My lower back has been giving me a little bit of trouble, so some mindful ab work and twists are just the right thing. Thanks for a great class! Namaste. <3

freyja
January 14, 2019
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Wonderful class, I love the focus on using core strength to twist, rather than the leverage from arms. Although slower and gentle, works up a good sweat! Very relaxing!

mo_ony
January 14, 2019
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A very nice well-paced gentle flow! I especially enjoyed the degree of autonomy which is granted to the student in transitions :)

sescanlan
January 14, 2019
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Great gentle routine to start off my week. I need extra love for my lower back and tis was perfect. Wonderful instruction. Perfect.

StephanieVM
January 13, 2019
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This is a really nice class to try on a day when you want a thorough, but calmer practice. The twists were welcome and helped me get deeper into my practice. Thank you for a great class.

tyler.black
January 13, 2019
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This is the first class I've done with Melissa, and I've got to say that I enjoyed it quite a lot! Thank you!

mgandel
January 13, 2019
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Gentle twisting practice, perfect for a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon.

Bonnelyn
January 13, 2019
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Twists are not my favorite, nor is pigeon. But this is a good class