Georgina, Student, South Florida, USA
I have been practicing yoga for two years now. I was searching for a way to both be at peace and challenge my mind, but at the same time become proud of my body for what it is and the natural abilities it is capable of.
This site has been a continuing source of inspiration for me. Battling anxiety and anorexia has been a struggle, but I find myself at greatest peace when I practice a variety of the videos shown on this site.
I have made great gains in self-awareness and I want to thank each and every one of the teachers who continuously produce videos for helping me get to where I am today (whether or not that was your intentions).
I wish you all the best,
Eko, Victoria, Lekwungen Territories, Canada
I'm writing to say thank you David for all the amazing work you do, and also to thank the other teachers who contribute videos to Do Yoga With Me. I've been using it for a number of years (donating when I can) and am really impressed with the commitment to make yoga accessible to everyone regardless of income, and the breadth and depth of the videos on the site.
There is something for everyone on Do Yoga With Me! As a Zen practitioner I frequently recommend the site to people who are just starting meditation practice both for help in opening up hips and also grounding in the breath. Fellow members of an international half marathon training group I was part of last year are loving the videos for help with tight hamstrings, back muscles and shoulders. My 73-year-old father, who's completely new to yoga and has a neuromuscular disorder, uses the chair videos and other gentle beginner videos, and I also have friends who are experienced practitioners who love the intermediate and advanced videos.
The site has particularly meant a lot to me in the past 18 months as I've been struggling with agoraphobia and a panic disorder that has made it difficult to leave home some days. To still be able to maintain a yoga practice at home has helped me so much. And the addition of classes for anxiety, depression, and stress is a wonderful broadening of the material on the site!
It's clear that this site is a labour of love. Thank you for all of your efforts!
Kate, Holistic Therapist, Norwich, UK
I just want to thank you for this site. I have just tried some neck release yoga that has already made my neck feel better. I will donate as soon as I am able too, unfortunately, I have had all my disability benefits taken away but am fighting to get them back. Although I cannot donate money at this point I will pass this site on and do for others what I can.
Cate, Artist, Tennessee, USA
I can't express how grateful I am for this website, though I can see a lot of people have certainly already tried. It's an unfortunate reality that when money is the tightest, you're the most stressed, and you can't afford classes is when you need yoga the most. I had been trying to continue my practice at home, but what do I know? I'm definitely not an instructor, and I can only work through those poses and flows that I've experienced before (and there's no guarantee I remember them perfectly, or can always keep my own form in check).
DoYogaWithMe has just been a lifesaver. When I first found the site and opened my first video (with the enchanting Ms. Fiji!), I couldn't seem to help choking back a few tears.
What a RELIEF!
I can't wait to have enough money to contribute to and support this incredible gift and cause. All my friends will know, too! Thank you so much!!
Persephone, Student, British Columbia, Canada
I recently discovered this website and I just wanted to say thank you so much for providing such a wonderful service free of charge! I've had really bad back pain for a long time now and I can already feel a difference after having done just a few practices.
I really appreciate everything you are providing, and especially the voluntary subscription aspect of it. As a university student with hardly any income and a fair bit of debt I can't afford to take yoga classes anywhere and this has been a really wonderful discovery.
I feel terrible for not being able to donate at the moment but as soon as I have a bit of money I will, absolutely.
Thank you again, so much!
Abby, Human Resources, Iowa, USA
Thank you for this fantastic website!!
I have only been on for about a week and have tried a few of the free beginner classes, but I am already noticing improvement with my hip and lower back issues. What a valuable and wonderful resource to be able to use in the privacy of my own home. David Procyshyn's instruction is clear and easy to follow and seems to be an answer to my prayers.
I am SO grateful!!