Shannon, Creative Director, Maine, USA
I just wanted to send a special thank you to all the teachers at DoYogaWithMe. I have learned so much and am getting better even as I get older thanks to you all.
I especially want to personally thank Tracey Noseworthy as her intermediate videos are the ones that I seem to be drawn to the most, and I want her to know that she is reaching this gal all the way to Maine.
Mitch, Engineer, Texas, USA
When hit with debilitating back pain from a wayward cough (how embarrassing for 40 year-old!), I went in search of good yoga after being away for 15 years. I found David's "A Deep Release for the Hips, Hamstrings, and Lower Back" to be just the ticket. I've always had tight hamstrings. As an added bonus, his soothing words at the end of this one always put me involuntarily to sleep. I haven't had that happen before!
After feeling fine again, I searched DYWM for more sequences and found nice videos from Sarah Jane Steel such as "Yin Yoga for the Lower Back", but finally developed a great fit with Fiji McAlpine. Her instructions on compassion for one's body in such a calm, measured voice have been captivating. I recently attended a local, in-person class where I didn't have much fun. That experience confirmed how important it is to be on the same page with one's instructor.
For better or worse, the Internet empowers all of us to find our own nano-niches. You hooked me with the free videos; your product is so compelling I decided it was only just to be a supporting member of DYWM.
Thanks to the DYWM team for providing the world with your unique yoga instruction.
Lenka, Freelance Translator, Czech Republic
Recently I left a review on youtube under one of your exercise class (for sciatica relief). I wanted to thank you for putting this video together because it really helps. I have been spreading the word about it ever since. And just yesterday, a Swedish girl I know got this problem. I sent her url of your video and she got much better. Here is what she has written (it is in Swedish but you can google translate ;)): https://jessicarafiki.myshowroom.se/no-pain-no-gain-sa-han/.
It is really amazing what you have done. Your instructions are detailed and clear so it is easy to follow. I also like when you remind to pay attention to something (watch your lower back, etc) because it comes right in the moment I need to watch for it :)
The sciatica issues made me to do some lifestyle changes. Just a few months ago I arrived to Ubud in Bali. Since then, I became very sedentary as I work online and wherever you go here you just go on scooter. Nevertheless, since the pain appeared, I started to walk almost everywhere. Taking my son to kindergarten, going shopping or to co-working space. I used to walk a lot when I lived in Prague and so coming to Bali was a huge change for me and I even felt how that sitting is just not doing good to me, like my energy is still.
I was just thinking to say big THANK YOU! Maybe it might not come to your mind but what you have done really helps people and improves their life (at least mine ;)). And I wanted you to know that.
Lots of hugs,
Julie, Student, Southern USA
I just wanted to thank everyone at DoYogaWithMe. I able to run and play with my dogs again thanks to your instructors and videos. I am stronger now and do not live with pain anymore.
Thank you all so much. Your videos are wonderful and so enjoyable!
Britanny, Social Worker, Saskatoon, Canada
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for all of the videos you make! I discovered yoga almost 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. Since then I've had 2 more babies and your prenatal and postnatal videos were an amazing resource. I often don't get the chance to go to a studio (what with having 3 kids under 5 and all!) so Doyogawithme has been a life- and sanity - savior.
When I was new to yoga my husband and I would celebrate when I came upstairs saying "I finished a Fiji!" Finishing one of your classes was a benchmark for me. As time went on I could gauge my strength by how well I performed in the class. Instead of collapsing afterwards, I was finishing with ease, feeling strong and empowered.
There are still many classes I am working on. Arm balances and inversions are new territory I'm exploring. I love how I leave your classes feeling challenged but not defeated. I have a long way to go but you inspire me to continue on this path! Thank you so much for doing what you do. Know that you are truly making a difference.
Judy, Montessori Teacher, Ohio, USA
I just wanted to extend my deepest gratitude and appreciation for what you have provided - and for so many people! I have been on a path of personal discovery and it all began with your website and the (free) videos that you provided.
An initial interest in learning yoga-and finding all of your inspirational teachers - planted the seeds of finding a local studio, taking yoga teacher training and now bringing yoga to not only the peers that I work with but to the young adolescents that I teach and who carry such incredible stresses in today's world. I wanted you to know that your work has touched so many lives. It is my hope that these young people will carry the benefits
not just temporarily off their mats, but throughout their lives.
Thank you for the incredible gift you have given to so many!