Ashtanga Yoga: Fundamental Asanas

Jeff Lichty
Instructor Jeff Lichty
Average: 4.7 (83 votes)
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This is the 3rd in Jeff's 3-part series on ashtanga yoga for beginners. In this class, he takes you through a quicker version of surya namaskar a and b (sun salutations a and b), then through a sequence that teaches you the fundamental asanas (poses) in ashtanga yoga. Jeff's pacing and clear instruction allows this class to be accessible to anyone, regardless of your experience or level of practice.

Equipment: None
Style: Ashtanga Yoga


ElenaLon 1 year ago

Really useful class, I come back to this all the time often I just do the first 13 minutes or so (the sun salutation sequence) as it's really good to have the counting and structure for this warm-up, before doing another class or my own thing.

RenataSuzart 1 year ago

My first try out with DoYogaWithMe and it was AWESOME! Great class!!!!

sng4ever 2 years ago

I like the routine of these practices and Jeff is a thorough teacher. Ashtanga is mehodical and tough for beginners however it is rewarding. Jeff is a great teacher!

ivyrose 2 years ago

Great practice! Ashtanga is my fav as it takes me back to the beginning of my yoga journey. Thank you! Would you happen to have a longer ashtanga flow?

Kelly Bouchard 2 years ago


Kelly here from DoYogawithMe. So sorry for the late reply. Luckily, the other member has pointed you in the right direction. Jeff has both a half primary series ( and a full primary series that is available to subscribers ( As an ashtanga practitioner myself, I can say that both of these are really great!

wayfarer 2 years ago

I really love how authentic and educational this three part series has been, I enjoyed doing them all, repeatedly, they build very nicely on one another. I really like Jeff's general vibe and how informative he is. I feel like a lot of yoga is diluted by western practices and these 3 classes feel very traditional and grounding. I hope that there will be more intermediate Ashtanga classes soon, just to add a bit of variety, because I'm definitely wearing this video out, by doing it over and over again. Alternatively can anyone advise me about when it is safe to try the advanced classes? How many times a day for how long should I practice the basic asanas taught in this series before moving on?