Syd, California, USA
I may have started using your yoga videos in 2015, after bronchitis had made a 6-week gap in my practice. It may have been after the lung surgery that disallowed upper body exercise, in June of that year. Or it may have been after I broke my foot in the fall. I know your peaceful and effective videos were my go-to in 2016 each time I had cataract surgery--I'd even volunteered my favourite (Hatha Seated, Whole Body Flow) to my ophthalmologist to share with other post-op patients. Most recently I'm recovering from retinal laser surgery, and again I feel grateful to you.
The above medical history I offer, tongue-in-cheek, because I think of myself as having good health--despite a few chronic illnesses... So often I've felt a wave of gratitude while doing your yoga videos--and now I just hope you sense how great your contribution has been, truly, to my quality of life, during times of special need.
I thank you.
Rob, Yoga Teacher, Bristol, UK
I have been a regular visitor to DYWM over the past three years. Since joining the DYWM community, I have never looked back. I have learnt so much, deepening my understanding of yoga through so many amazing teachers, classes and programmes. I had twin boys two years ago, so juggling parenting duties, work and yoga was tricky. DYWM enabled me to reignite my passion for yoga by doing classes before the boys woke up. Having grown in confidence, I then took the giant leap of enrolling to yoga teacher training last year. I am almost qualified and have just launched my website at www.yogadad.co.uk. This course has been transformational, and so much credit is due to DYWM for guiding me on this journey. Rob Reid, Bristol, UK.
Mike, Mostly Retired Purchasing Manager, Wisconsin
My wife and I have various problems with our hips and other parts of our bodies associated with the symptoms of osteoporosis, stenosis, sciatica, arthritis, etc. and do yin yoga daily with Satiya Channer. We are finding this very helpful and therapeutic. We enjoy and appreciate Satiya's calm ways of showing us how to do these moves. It is helping us to ease our pain and stay off of any drugs or surgery. A big THANK YOU to Satiya! We continue to do these different poses daily to start out our day with less pain.
Christine, Vegan Lifestyle Facilitator, Victoria, Canada
My husband and I are middle-aged, and enjoy taking yoga classes to help remain mobile as we move through our senior years.
We enjoy attending beginner yoga sessions at various studios, and we are grateful for the Do-Yoga-With-Me web portal (both the free classes and also the subscription classes!) for helping us maintain a regular yoga practice at home, including on those days when we can't get to town, or during the evenings.
The Do-Yoga-With-Me web portal is a wonderful gem; is loaded with yoga sets of various styles, and also offers videos of more indepth instruction on various poses and meditations, that we find helpful. We are enjoying exploring the various beginner classes by different instructors on the portal, and especially enjoy beginner classes led by David Procyshyn, whose clarity of instruction is ideal for our basic level (neither of us is flexible).
We also appreciate the beauty of the filming, in various locations and settings. The aesthetics of nature or a beautiful room contribute a sense of peace and well-being, and thus help to create a relaxed space in the mind for our guided yoga practice.
We are indebted to the generosity of the good people who have come together to produce this beautiful, free web portal, which is invaluable to anyone wanting motivation to do a regular home practice. We signed up for a subscription, even though the free classes alone meet our needs, to support the beautiful and good work of this group of yogis.
Karen, Accessibility Advocate, IL, USA
I am a 60 year old woman who has never done yoga. I wanted to try it for years but was too embarrassed to take a class. My husband searched the internet and found Melissa on YouTube. I loved the classes and I am getting better. I subscribed and I am a new member. I reviewed many classes and instructors on the internet and Melissa is by far the best I've found. Thank you Melissa. You are amazing!
Daniel, Post-grad, USA
I have been practicing for about 2 years now; however very off and on. This platform has changed my life in the last 3 months or so as it has enabled me to practice consistently.
I am currently on Day 16 for the intermediate section of "Transform Your Life 30-Day Yoga Challenge", I plan on doing "Up, Down and All Around" later today. I am amazed by the content on this website. Tracey Noseworthy's spiritual guided commentary and flows has left a mark on the way I approach this practice. Fiji McAlpine's flows and movements are one of kind, I am not that experienced in my practice but for me personally I can say "Yummy", "Rise and Shine", and others are without a doubt some of the best flows I have ever seen. Sarah-Jane Steele, Rachel Scott, and Crista Shillington are also great teachers and I look forward to learning more from their videos.
I wanted to say thank you and that the content on here is incredible. I plan on buying access and subscribing when I am not a broke post-grad and I look forward to continuing DoYogaWithMe.