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. My older sister is a teacher for Corepower yoga in D.C. and that is how I got started in the practice. I have done yoga at my lifetime gym, at Corepower in D.C. and in Southern California, at Downdog yoga in Bethesda, and also at Red Yoga in Ann Arbor while I was a student at U of M. While every studio is different and unique in their own way, I had enjoyed my experiences at Red Yoga the most to be honest. Until I found this website!
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.
Tali, Nanny, LA, USA
I want to write in sincere appreciation of the entire DoYogaWithMe community. After finishing David's video "Relaxing Deeply" today, I felt enormous gratitude to all the incredible instructors, subscribers, and users of this site. I am blessed and honored to have found this site, because with it I have found some of the best yoga instructors and created the most consistent yoga regimen that I have ever had. The practice has integrated into my life even when I start taking deep breaths in the car after work - long day, short day, or anything in between.
Being able to have the convenience at home, high quality instructors, a phenomenal range of yoga types and levels (especially restorative, yin, hatha, kundalini - some of these don't seem as readily available near me), and community commentary to help understand the benefits of each video - it's truly a blessing!
I love David's deep release videos!! I don't know how I feel like I get a deep tissue massage afterwards. Overall I just wanted to say thank you! I am so grateful to have found this resource for living a more peaceful, mindful, gracious, and compassionate life.
Thank you with all my heart.
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!