Recommendations for more challenging beginner classes would be great. Can’t wait to try Melissa’s new classes. Thank you for replying.
Hi thanks for your reply. I understand there are many Hatha yoga classes however the majority of these are at a beginner level and are less than an hour. What I would like to see is intermediate level Hatha yoga classes of longer than a hour in length. I should have been clearer on this.
One other thing I have also noticed is a lot of intermediate classes have complicated poses such as crow in them which is fine to challenge yourself but a) I don’t feel I should try a challenging pose without a teacher in the room to correct my posture, I don’t want to cause myself an injury and b) There is no alternative to the pose given if people are not capable of/ don’t want to try the complicated pose.
Here are a few challenging beginner classes:
My pleasure. Here are a few intermediate hatha yoga classes that you can try.
I understand what you are saying about not having alternatives in some classes. In certain classes teachers want a smoother flow so don’t stop to offer modifications. In other classes, they take the time to do it so all levels can follow.
Have been using DYWM for a couple of months now. I have gone from one yoga class per week at my gym to 4-5 classes per week that fit in with my schedule and body needs of the day. It would be great if the site had a way for us to log our classes to keep track of activity. Kind of like the Insight Meditation app does for meditation. Thank you for the site and I am glad I can support.
Good for you!
Yes, that’s a great idea and it’s something we’re thinking about and working towards. We’re hoping to have something like that set up in the not-so-distant future.
DYWM has enriched my practices by introducing me to several types of yoga practices that I had not tried before. The detailed instructions for each posture has helped me improve my form and move more deeply into the postures. I appreciate the encouragement that is given during the practices and the reminders to work according to how I feel so that I stay safe and injury free. The varying lengths of the practices allow me to find ones that fit within any time schedule. I really love the use of Sanskrit in identifying the postures and would appreciate more use of it because it helps me feel connected to the tradition of yoga at a deeper level. Thank you for inviting me to share my thoughts with you at DYWM.
I absolutely love the site, have been practising with it for over three years (unfortunately not continuously,due to life circumstances) and it has helped me in many. many ways, both physically and emotionally. I learn everything new every single day I practice (for over a year now, 7 days a week :-). I love it so much that I have just became a suscriber, as I love trying different classes and finding new challengues. The only suggestion I could make (apart from keeping doing it so well) is, perhaps, new and different 30 or 15 days programmes, as I find them very usefull. As a very recent suscriber, I am starting my advance 14 days challengue today, so wish me luck
Thanks for the suggestion. We have more programs and challenges coming, likely in the fall.
Hey - suggestions wise, I’m practicing at a new studio in Bristol. The other week, I attended a great Yin and Yang workshop. It was great as we started the class with 15 minutes of Yin, really opening up the shoulders, then 15 minutes of ‘power’ poses for want of a better word. then back to Yin for hip openers, before back to power poses. It was a 2 hour class, but it felt so good with the contrast between holding poses for longer, really opening up the body in the Yin poses, before switching to a more intense practice, with faster transitions between stronger poses for a short amount of time. It worked well as the class was paced perfectly.
It got me thinking whether you’ve ever thought of doing something similar on the site. A combination of a Sarah Jane Steele Yin class, with say a Fiji vinyasa class. Just a thought!
Yes, great idea. I’ll put this down in the bank for the future.
I see that any posts, comments are public on the net, as well as the profiles from the forum/community or the DYWM site. Or did I saw wrong?
Is it possible to choose Yes/No my comments/posts/profile/… can be public? How?
PS: Really enjoy your web site and all I can find there. Explanations, instructions are top. Videos are top. Your beginner page is really useful! Well… everything is just great.
Because our site doesn’t have a pay wall, all of its content - including posts and profiles of our community - can be found in a search and read by anyone. It’s actually an aspect that makes our community thrive, since people around the world can find and contribute to interesting, yoga-related topics and share comments on our classes and programs.
Does that make sense?
I was wondering if you have any programs set up for people with
glaucoma? I have done the 31 day challenge but as I get further into it I
feel like there are so many downward facing dogs and forward bends (and glaucoma sufferers can not do inversions) and I find it hard to try to come up with a different pose to do at the time. It just
makes the practice very chopped up.
Right, I can see how that would be a problem. I can look into that.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I have been member for more than 2-3 years and found it very useful plus I feel good there is something like this which is affordable and promotes healthy activity.
My complain is site is very basic and lot of times when I login It asks me to subscribe, although I have subscribed to it without interupption for years, and it really takes precious time to navigating while you could be doing yoga.
Please see, also there is no place for technical issue incidence raising.
Thanks, @ravisoni9. I’m glad you like the site!
I’ll pass this on to our technical team.
@ravisoni9 Users send issues in to our Contact Us page when they have any technical issues. It could be more visible though. I’m unclear about what you describe regarding asking you to subscribe after you log in. Would you mind sending your email address to me in a message or through the Contact Us page so I can take a look at your account?
Thanks David and Sean. I just sent email through contact us page.
DYWM was recommended to me by my Dr. to help with some back issues. Since then I’ve recommended this site to anyone who will listen. I’m from a small community and it can be challenging to find a consistent local yoga practice. So Thank You!
One feature that would be very helpful would be a category between beginner and intermediate. I know that there are practices that fall into this area but it can take quite a bit of trial and error to find them.
Please keep up the great work, you are making a difference in so many lives.