Learn the Yoga Basics

The three videos in this series are either for students who are brand new to yoga or those who have done yoga but would like to learn how to make it more comfortable or understand how to get the best out of a yoga class.

  • Beginner I

    Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sukhasana and Dandasana

    In this class, David shows you how to comfortably sit on the floor in two of yoga's more common seated positions, easy cross-legged (sukhasana) and staff pose (dandasana). He also helps you understand some of the basic yoga principles as you learn how to stretch your body effectively. This class is a part of a 'Yoga for Beginners' series. If you're a beginner who would like to learn more about yoga, check out our blog article Yoga for Beginners – Everything You Need to Know Before You Start, as well as more resources on our Yoga for Beginners page.

  • Beginner I

    Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Virasana

    Thunderbolt pose (virasana) can be particularly hard on the knees and ankles, so David shows you how you can sit comfortably using blankets and pillows, while still getting the most from the pose and maintaining the ability to move into other stretches. He also shows you how to make a bolster if you don't have one. This class is a part of a 'Yoga for Beginners' series.
  • Beginner I

    Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Sun Salutations

    Now that you know how to sit comfortably, David takes you through one of the most common movements in yoga, called a sun salutation. He shows you ways to adapt the sequence to your needs so you can join any class, anywhere, whether it's another class on this site or in a local yoga studio. This class is a part of a 'Yoga for Beginners' series. Moksana Yoga Studio donated their space for the filming of this class.

Learn the Yoga Fundamentals: Core Stability

The three videos in this series teach you how to breath and deep core muscles to establish stability around the pelvis and lower back, then shows you how to maintain your core connection while doing yoga.

Learn the Yoga Fundamentals: Strength and Stretch

The three videos in this series show you how to progressively strengthen your core muscles, including your pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, multifidus and psoas, while learning how to stretch key muscle groups in the body.

  • Intermediate I

    Align, Stabilize and Stretch

    This class is meant to be a part of a series that you can see in our program Establish Your Core Stability and Strength and on our Yoga for Beginners page. This class shows you what a full-length class feels like when you put a lot of emphasis on core stability throughout. As we said in the earlier classes, the intention is to feel light as you do yoga, maintaining a slow, deep breath, while attempting to balance effort and release in everything that you do.
  • Beginner II

    Establishing Core Strength I

    This class is meant to be a part of a series that you can see in our program Establish Your Core Stability and Strength and on our Yoga for Beginners page. After you have learned how to breathe and engage your core and stretch your body while your core is engaged, now David teaches you how to strengthen your core. Core strength will not only make you stronger and protect your spine, it will make you feel taller and lighter in your everyday life.
  • Beginner II

    Establishing Core Strength II

    This class is meant to be a part of a series that you can see in our program Establish Your Core Stability and Strength and on our Yoga for Beginners page. In this class, part 2 of our core strength series, David shows you how to keep the core engaged while moving your arms and legs and stretching some of the key groups of muscles around the pelvis that can limit mobility, such as the hamstrings, hips flexors (psoas and quadriceps), hips and lower back.

Learn the Yoga Fundamentals: Take the Next Step

If you choose to spend some of your valuable time doing yoga, you might as well make sure that you are maximizing yoga's benefits. This next series of classes are more challenging, making it harder to maintain the principles that you learned in the earlier classes. If you're ready, go for it! There's nothing like pushing the edge!

  • Intermediate I

    Empower Your Boundaries

    Rachel takes you through a more challenging sun salutation, focusing on alignment principles and breath. Her clarity, precision and good nature will help you through this class, and you may learn a few things too!

  • Intermediate I

    Spinal Care for Beginners

    Our beginner series ends with a class that will send you off into the yoga world with gusto and all of the tools that you need to practice safely and effectively in whatever class you do. Anastasia works you harder in this full-length class, while also taking you through some nice back and hip releases.

  • Beginner II

    Strengthen Your Core and Back

    Anastasia challenges your core stability even more, with a more challenging pose sequence where she mixes quite a few core strength poses with great releases for the lower back and hips. Even though this class will push you, it will be deeply satisfying your whole body over.

Yoga for Beginners

Yoga For Beginners | DoYogaWithMe

This is your beginner guide to yoga. Below you will see three stages, each containing a series of three class videos. Each yoga class video series teaches you how to do yoga safely and benefit as much as possible with every pose you do. Here is the outline:

The Beginner Yoga Stages (Scroll down to see the classes)

Stage One - Learn the Yoga Basics: teaches the beginner student fundamental yoga principles, such as how to do the most basic yoga poses that are a part of almost all classes, including sitting cross-legged (sukhasana), sitting with legs straight (dandasana), sitting on your heels (virasana) and doing a flow called sun salutations (surya namaskar).

Stage Two - Learn the Yoga Fundamentals, Core Stability: teaches you how to properly activate your core (bandhas) and how integrate your breathing (pranayama).

Stage Three - Learn the Yoga Fundamentals, Strength and Stretch: takes you through a series of classes that help you understand how to strengthen your core and maintain core stability while stretching and doing yoga.

Stage Four - Learn the Yoga Fundamentals, Take the Next Step: challenges you with more demanding poses and sequences.

Following these stages sequentially will provide a solid foundation for anyone starting out on their yoga journey!

Before You Begin... Additional Resources

We have a lot of resources for beginners. If you are looking for more classes or to learn more about yoga, check out these links:
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More Beginner Yoga Classes

Blog Articles About Yoga

Blog Articles Reviewing Yoga Accessories

30-Day Beginner Yoga Challenges

Beginner Yoga Programs