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Yoga for Anxiety: Moving with Breath

Beginner I
(47 Reviews)

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Moving with breath can be a wonderful way to drop into the body and get out of your head. In this gentle class with Melissa, you’ll be encouraged to match your pace of movement with your own breath cycles. 

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 1 of Strength & Support for Mental Wellness Program.

Key Pose(s) include: 

  • ½ Sun Salutations
  • Cat/Cow Curls
  • Reclined Twists
  • Bridge


  • Block


  • Flexibility
  • Sleep/Relaxation
  • Spine
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Travel
  • Twists
  • Whole Body


  • Slow Flow
March 12, 2024

Relaxing and encouraging. Thank you, Melissa, for your wonderful classes!

December 9, 2023

Great class for a recovery day following covid. Definitely needed a good stretch and some breath work. Thank you, Melissa!

June 19, 2023

two things:
- this class is amazing!! if you need a mind-break, consider taking it.
-I had had to leave DYWM over concerns over cultural appropriation and insensitivity specially regarding the use of the word "Namaste" on the site and commentary around it when it came up in discussion (when I had pointed out in a comment that in India namaste is never used at the close of a sentence and represents appropriation- that comment had been deleted-deleting comments means an unwillingness to even engage in conversation). I came back because the teachers are awesome. I LOVED that Melissa at least acknowledges the roots of yoga, where it comes from and the people it belongs to.

Comment Replies

David Procyshyn
June 27, 2023

Thank you so much for the feedback, and for coming back! Melissa is truly a great teacher and a great person. To acknowledge your comment around cultural appropriation, we don't see a simple removal of the word 'namaste' being enough and, in some ways, feels like a way to cover up the bigger issue. We have teachers who truly care about their impact on the world so we trust them and leave it up to them. As a business, we work hard to serve those who are less fortunate by offering access to yoga for free. I realize we are saying this from a place of privilege, so I understand how you feel.

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