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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.

Equipment:
  • Block
Style:

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Existing Comments

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

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

Amanda Jack
Amanda Jack
January 13, 2019
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Perfect length class. Loved Melissa's pace and instruction. Thank you

Amanda Jack
Amanda Jack
January 13, 2019
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Perfect length class. Loved Melissa's pace and instruction. Thank you

Amanda Jack
Amanda Jack
January 13, 2019
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Perfect length class. Loved Melissa's pace and instruction. Thank you

jburdeni
jburdeni
January 13, 2019
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Really enjoyed this class. As a beginning intermediate This challenge has definitely been challanging. This class gave me a bit of a breather and a lot of really good tips. Thanks.

slrbennett
slrbennett
January 13, 2019
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Thank you! I always enjoy your classes - so relaxing!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 12, 2019
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Refreshing to checkout Melissa's classes - haven't had much yet. Loved the initial breathing foundation - applied to every twist (so much easier), and the blend of gentle and dynamic in the flow. Feeling beautifully integrated now.
Will come back to Melissa's classes!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 12, 2019
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Refreshing to checkout Melissa's classes - haven't had much yet. Loved the initial breathing foundation - applied to every twist (so much easier), and the blend of gentle and dynamic in the flow. Feeling beautifully integrated now.
Will come back to Melissa's classes!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 12, 2019
Comment:

Refreshing to checkout Melissa's classes - haven't had much yet. Loved the initial breathing foundation - applied to every twist (so much easier), and the blend of gentle and dynamic in the flow. Feeling beautifully integrated now.
Will come back to Melissa's classes!

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
January 12, 2019
Comment:

Refreshing to checkout Melissa's classes - haven't had much yet. Loved the initial breathing foundation - applied to every twist (so much easier), and the blend of gentle and dynamic in the flow. Feeling beautifully integrated now.
Will come back to Melissa's classes!

Gemcrazy
Gemcrazy
January 12, 2019
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My muscles needed this after getting a little tight from yesterday's Commitment practice in the 30 day challenge. Loved the twists and always love Melissa's options in the poses, so inclusive and reminds me that any option I choose is perfect for my moment now. Love your sessions, Melissa !

goddess50
goddess50
January 12, 2019
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I love Melissa's energy and playfulness! This is exactly what I needed today - a slow flow with some rinsing twists. I also love how Melissa offered lots of options during the practice. Thank you!

michii
michii
January 12, 2019
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Good class, I needed a slow pace after yesterday's class and this was great.

nconsbruck
nconsbruck
January 11, 2019
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A good class that helped me to engage my deep core. I had to modify a bit as the time of my breath did not match some of the class pace. I appreciate having a gentle class from time to time.

Kimby
Kimby
January 11, 2019
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It was so nice to slow down & breathe a little longer.

nadonado
nadonado
January 10, 2019
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Melissa classes has a nice rhythm and easy going pace. Great for before bedtime. Twists are refreshing.

birdbrainy
birdbrainy
January 10, 2019
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Nice class length. Good options for different levels.

erwilson
erwilson
January 10, 2019
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I love all of Melissa's classes and was excited to see an intermediate level class by her because I am not really a beginner but enjoy her classes anyway. I thought maybe this would provide more of a challenge but it didn't. If this class is being categorized as intermediate I think her core stretch and strength class should be categorized as intermediate too because I think that is a more challenging class than this one. Whatever category they are, Melissa's classes are always fantastic but I do look forward to a more challenging class taught by Melissa. I love her style.

jsburke05
jsburke05
January 10, 2019
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Great for a beginner course. I always forget how you can utilize a block in practice for the most basic kind of positions in your practice.

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January 9, 2019
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Definitely a good class if you are an advanced beginner and need a class that requires a tad more effort. Learned that my spine is pretty twisty, and I enjoyed twisting it.

mia.bergstrom2
mia.bergstrom2
January 9, 2019
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I've never taken one of Melissa's classes. Her style is very relaxing and breath-focused. Could have used a little bit more challenge though.

pyoungman
pyoungman
January 9, 2019
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Never had a class with Melissa, but she's wonderful.

LaGuiri
LaGuiri
January 9, 2019
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I like the alternating of a repeated, familiar sequence with the twists, and nothing here is really hard. I liked it when Melissa said, "you can do a downward dog if you really want to, but I recommend child's pose", because I was feeling all motivated and energised!

micjea
micjea
January 9, 2019
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Slow and steady class, and Melissa is a really lovely instructor - calm and clear!

gym1004
gym1004
January 9, 2019
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Loved the gentle movements and warm flow - thanks Melissa!

kerskine
kerskine
January 8, 2019
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Loved all the twists and the gentle flow of this class.

conlee
conlee
January 8, 2019
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Lots and lots of twists. Gentle progression from one level to the next.

LucyHB
LucyHB
January 8, 2019
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I've never done one of Melissa's classes before and usually shy away from anything that says 'gentle' as I tend to like a challenge, but I Ioved this! The focus on core was really helpful as I'm always trying to improve my core strength, and I liked the slow progression into each pose. I did 'cheat' a bit and add in a few planks here and there but it was a lovely class, and my achey runners' legs really appreciated the deep stretches. I loved Melissa's relaxed style, I'll be coming back to this one a lot!

katmbern
katmbern
January 8, 2019
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Wonderful practice after yesterday's class. Thank you!

kwhit926
kwhit926
January 8, 2019
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A great, simple class of flowing and twists. Very gentle and refreshing!

ginabc
ginabc
January 8, 2019
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Wonderful stretch! Great twists and at the end I realized these were GREAT for the knees! So many twisting classes / poses can twerk the knees if you aren't careful. Thank you!

Laceyjo1
Laceyjo1
January 7, 2019
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Love! I love how you give us time to enjoy each pose instead of rushing too soon to the next. Deep stretches are so needed. Thank you.

Darah
Darah
January 7, 2019
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Great class to get started with twisting poses.