A Yoga Program for Absolute Beginners with Helen Camisa

Beginner | 2 weeks | 4 classes/week

Welcome

This program invites you to discover (or rediscover) yoga in a way that works for your individual body. Taking it all the way back to basics, we will explore yoga from the ground up...and then all the way back down again! Incorporating meditation, movement and deep relaxation on a daily basis will invite you to deepen your connection to your amazing body.

If you have been wanting to explore yoga, but aren't quite sure where to get started (especially for my friends who feel like their bodies don't fit the yoga mold), then this one is for you!

Week 1

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

A Beginner Floor Practice

Duration:
52
:
52
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chip Foam Blocks, Chunky Blocks, Bolster, Blanket

In today’s class, we will explore some of the more physical elements of the practice while staying seated or lying down. If you find any of the upcoming classes unsuitable or decide you are not ready to come to your feet, you can always replace those classes with this one.

Day 4

A Beginner Morning Practice

Duration:
36
:
21
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket

Today we get to our feet! Building on what we have already learned, you will now explore moving up to standing and then warm the body with sun salutations. Fun!

Day 5

Day 6

Absolute Beginner Series: Salute the Sun

Duration:
9
:
46
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket

Today we get moving right away, warming the body by revisiting those sun salutations from day 4. Remember that you can always pause the video if you need more time to transition from one move to the next. Move at your pace and allow yourself to have fun as you explore this more dynamic aspect of the practice

Day 7

A Beginner Warrior I Practice

Duration:
1
:
12
:
54
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket, Bolster or Cushion, Chip Foam Block

In today’s class, we spend a little more time on our feet exploring warrior I and then we balance it out with some nice stretches on the floor.

Week 2

Day 8

A Beginner Warrior II Practice

Duration:
54
:
28
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket, Bolster or Cushion, Chip Foam Block

Today’s class is very similar to yesterday except we are swapping out warrior I for warrior II. Most people have a favorite, so notice how you feel here and let us know what you think! Which warrior is your warrior?

Day 9

A Beginner Morning Practice

Duration:
36
:
21
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket

After a few days exploring warriors I and II, today we come back to our practice from day 4, reminding ourselves how to find our feet before we move through sun salutations. Notice how you might feel different today compared to day 4.

Day 10

Day 11

A Beginner Warrior I Practice

Duration:
1
:
12
:
54
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket, Bolster or Cushion, Chip Foam Block

Today we revisit warrior I! Notice how it feels and feel whether or not your body is beginning to remember some of these shapes.

Day 12

A Beginner Warrior II Practice

Duration:
54
:
28
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket, Bolster or Cushion, Chip Foam Block

You guessed it! Warrior II is back. Repetition is so important, especially when we are just starting out. Allow yourself to rediscover this pose and notice how it might feel different today.

Day 13

A Beginner Strength-Building Practice

Duration:
50
:
33
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket, Bolster or Cushion, Chip Foam Block

Today we are putting some of those strength building poses together! Moving through sun salutations and both of out warriors will build some heat in your practice. All of this is balanced out with our yogic resting pose.

Day 14

A Beginner Restful Practice

Duration:
23
:
37
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Instructor Helen Camisa

Difficulty: Beginner
Props: Chunky Blocks, Blanket, Bolster or Cushion, Chip Foam Block

You did it! In this last class, we take it right down to the mat with our meditation for body connection, followed by our final resting pose. If you have extra time, feel free to extend your resting pose for as long as you’d like. Resting the body is equally as important as strengthening and stretching, so really enjoy today’s class while you take the time to thank yourself for the past 14 days. Nice work!