Beginner Yoga

If you’re new to yoga, or just looking for a solid foundation, these online classes are designed to create the alignment and extension necessary to build a beautiful practice. Choose any one of these beginner level classes and get your flow off to the right start.

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54 mins

Beginner Power Yoga 4 - The Art of Flow

Jackie Casal Mahrou

In Beginner Power Yoga 4, you will continue to learn safe physical alignment of basic power yoga postures as well as focus on moving with your breath. You will dive deeper into the art of "flow" while being encouraged to breathe deeply as you move.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
Optional block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.00
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Anusara Yoga1 hour 6 mins

Your Highest Self

Roger Martin-Pressman

In each of our individual worlds we should all be the most beautiful, creative, smartest and most skillful people we know; but how often do we practice this? Take time during this class to connect to your highest self, and let this practice remind you how to make a full offering of your practice, and yourself.

VIDEO

Level
Adv. Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block and wall
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 4 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour

Engage Your Potential

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class asks you to expand what you believe that you are capable of. How you establish your foundation and engage your potential will lead to a full offering. Although the poses are simple and familiar, the technical alignment taught in this class will give you new information and awareness with which to deepen your practice.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

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None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.82
based on 11 reviews

Beginner Yoga45 mins

Beginner Power Yoga 3 - Strength & Power

Jackie Casal Mahrou

In Beginner Power Yoga 3 you will practice what you have already learned in the previous 2 classes in the series, plus learn new postures that will help you cultivate inner strength such as Boat Pose (Navasana), Crow Pose (Bakasana), and the full version of High to Low Pushup (Chaturanga Dandasana). Throughout class you are encouraged to breathe deeply, let go of judgements, and enjoy your yoga journey.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
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Beginner Yoga1 hour

Learning to Engage

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class will introduce some new ways of engaging your body. By expanding your sensitivity of how you engage, you will expand your ability to create more balanced actions on and off your mat.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 3 reviews

Beginner Yoga55 mins

Beginner Power Yoga 2 - Alignment

Jackie Casal Mahrou

In Beginner Power Yoga 2 you will continue to learn safe physical alignment of basic power yoga postures in addition to refining what you have already learned in the first class in the series. You will dive deeper into Sun Salutation B (Surya Namaskar B) and learn postures such as Triangle, Crescent Lunge, and half pigeon while being encouraged to breathe deeply and stay present.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
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ratingRating: 3.75
based on 2 reviews

Vinyasa Yoga50 mins

Xen Strength Vinyasa Flow for Beginners

Danielle Diamond

This slow vinyasa flow introduces you to basic yoga poses you'll find in most vinyasa classes, with detailed alignment instruction given for beginners. This is a perfect introduction to Danielle's Yoga with Weights classes, and can be followed up with her Xen Strength Yoga with Weights for Beginners class.

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Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 15 reviews

Beginner Yoga50 mins

Beginner Power Yoga 1 - Foundation

Jackie Casal Mahrou

The Beginner Power Yoga Series is a five class series that progressively teaches the basics of power yoga, an energetic and empowering style of yoga that involves breath, movement, strength, and flexibility. This series is perfectly paced for those brand new to power yoga, as well as those looking for a refresher on postural alignment. By the fifth class you will feel like a power yoga pro!

Beginner Power Yoga 1 is all about building a strong power yoga foundation by learning safe physical alignment, deep breathing and flow. You will learn the basic Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A & B), Chaturanga pushups, and single leg balancing postures in great detail as you are encouraged to focus, breath deeply, and connect to your power.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

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None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 3.00
based on 2 reviews

Hatha Yoga45 mins

Gentle Yoga for the Hips

Jeanne Dillion

Gentle Yoga for Hips targets the hips and sacrum through a gentle flow based on the principals of a Viniyoga asana practice. This class can help open and gently strengthen the muscles associated with these areas. This class is beneficial for all levels of yoga practitioners. Props needed are a yoga block and a wall.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Blanket, wall space
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.75
based on 6 reviews

Hatha Yoga50 mins

Gentle Yoga for the Low Back

Jeanne Dillion

This soothing class targets the low back through a gentle flow based on the principles of a Viniyoga asana practice. This class can help relieve most common back pain as well as gently strengthen the muscles associated with this area.

VIDEO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block, wall
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
PARTNER Class

ratingRating: 4.69
based on 13 reviews

Iyengar Yoga10 mins

10 min Beginning Iyengar

Kevin Durkin

Enjoy this 10-minute introduction to the principles of Iyengar yoga, designed for the beginning student. You'll discover the richness of precise alignment in the postures, which will give you a strong conceptual and practical foundation for further practice and study.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 23 reviews

Beginner Yoga50 mins

Foundations of Yoga

Jackie Casal Mahrou

This is a perfect class for those brand new to yoga, or those looking to deepen their practice through a focus on alignment. Jackie guides you through basic yoga postures including lunges, single leg balancing, and seated stretching that will help you increase your flexibility and strength as well as gain an understanding of what yoga is all about.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
PARTNER Class

ratingRating: 4.42
based on 6 reviews

TherapeuticsMultiple Lengths

Extra Gentle Yoga + Body Scan Meditaiton

Jeanne Dillion

Program One is a series of slow, gentle movements most anyone can do. It incorporates breathing techniques to provide healing benefits lasting long after the practice is finished. The sequence is adapted to meet the needs of people desiring an easily accessible practice as well as those with health conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. More active people will appreciate the stress reduction Extra Gentle Yoga can offer.

Program Two fine-tunes your own ability for inner healing. The body scan, also known as body sensing, is one of the stages of Yoga Nidra, an ancient progressive meditation. This systematic guided journey through the body can create a deeper awareness of sensations and feelings associated with various areas of the inner and outer body. This deeply relaxing method may also help you learn to disengage from long-held beliefs about yourself that may no longer be true. Practicing the body scan daily can help you develop mindfulness, concentration, and a state of peace.

AUDIO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.64
based on 7 reviews

Hatha Yoga30 mins

Yoga for Bone Health

Nancy Nielsen

Yoga can help with bone health too?! Yes!! Exerting pressure on the bones will stimulate them to retain calcium and produce more bone mass. And yoga does this better than most other forms of exercise as it puts just the right amount of exertion on the bones and works more than just the lower body - it tackles the wrists, elbows, shoulders, and upper back too, all while encouraging full range of motion.

This gentle Yoga for Bone Health class consists of an easy warm-up followed by 4 beginning yoga postures practiced 2 times each. It's perfect for an everyday routine or pick-me-up, and will help you to keep your bones, and YOU, in tip top shape!

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.67
based on 6 reviews

Anusara Yoga1 hour 10 mins

Balanced Action

Roger Martin-Pressman

Bringing balance to opposing energies in this practice can lead to a powerful experience. Use this practice to connect opposing forces together and use their balance to go deeper and honor yourself, to create more physical space as well as to offer more of yourself in your everyday life.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
You'll Feel It

Props
block or blanket
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
PARTNER Class

ratingRating: 4.00
based on 9 reviews

Hatha Yoga30 mins

Yoga for Every Body

Lynn Burgess

No matter what shape you are in, how flexible or inflexible you are, or how much or little yoga you've done, the methodical approach in Yoga for Every Body will help you get that long, lean, strong yoga look while boosting your energy and improving posture and flexibility.

Join Lynn Burgess as she leads you on a motivating journey into the world of yoga. Whether you are new to yoga, or want to mix up your practice, this highly detailed 30-minute session is a must for anyone interested in exploring the practice of yoga!

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block(s), Strap
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Technique WorkshopsMultiple Lengths

Breaking Down Dog - Sun Salutation A

Breaking Down Dog

Breaking Down Dog brings you short 2 minute technique workshops to help you deconstruct and perfect your yoga poses.

Tadasana
It’s not break time when you’re doing Tadasana. It, like Shavasana, are both poses that require attention and micro-adjustments to master. Ali Owens makes sure that you don’t neglect your Tadasana whether your just starting out or in your teacher training.

Downward Facing Dog
Instructor Ali Owens gives step by step instruction on one of the most famous poses in yoga. Whether you are a beginner needing to learn the fundamentals or a pro who wants to continue to make refinements, this video is perfect solution to polishing up your downward dog.

Transitioning Into Chaturanga
Janice Chiou walks you through the proper alignment of transitioning into Chaturanga, which is used in Surya Namaskara A and B. It is very important to take the transition step by step to make sure you do not have repetitive stress in the wrists and the shoulders, which practitioners risk doing in the long run. Taking your time with doing the correct positions will help strengthen your body properly.

Chaturanga
Chaturanga is own of the most fundamental poses in the Suryanamaskara series. It is also one of the most often incorrectly done poses. Without the correct alignment, spacing, and approach, practitioners risk injuring themselves in the long run. Janice Chiou shows you how to get it right.

Surya Namaskara A (Sun Salutation A)
Surya Namaskara A is one of the first flow sequences you learn. Practitioners can have trouble achieving proper alignment and fluidity. Ali Owens walks you through this process, from how to fine-tune your body, to when to breathe. Ali shows two options, one for beginners and one for more advance practitioners.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.88
based on 8 reviews

Bhakti Yoga1 hour

Rockin' Bhakti - Beginner's Practice

Christen Bakken

In this Rockin' Bhakti class, students will have the opportunity to take on the beginners mind. Whether you are a beginner or not, taking a look at the poses from the ground up allows us to establish the strength and softness which leads to freedom in the pose, but also in life beyond the mat. This class will build a simple flow and hold some of yoga's foundational poses. Be sure to bring your breath and smile along for this journey.

For more on Christen and Rockin' Bhakti check out her Facebook page.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block (optional)
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.68
based on 37 reviews

Hatha Yoga30 mins

Quick and Easy Yoga for a Busy You

Elise Fabricant

Are you just managing to survive your busy life? Don't have time or space for a full yoga class? Well, 30-minutes is better than nothing! Squeeze this accessible class with Elise Fabricant into any day, no matter how hectic your schedule. This class will awaken your whole body, toning and stretching your muscles and facia in a mellow yet profound way. Notice the benefits to your mind and body right away!

Notice: this class was previously titled "Quick and Easy Morning Wake-Up Yoga" which was the wrong title for the class. Whoops! So sorry about that!

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.56
based on 8 reviews

Anusara Yoga50 mins

Align the Spine

Roger Martin-Pressman

This class offers slow and technical instruction for spinal alignment in basic postures. This is a great intro to yoga, and describes how our yoga posture can be different from our posture in our everyday lives. This class can also serve as a good refresher to bring strong awareness of alignment of the spine in the basic poses.

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
PARTNER Class

ratingRating: 4.88
based on 12 reviews

Iyengar Yoga1 hour

Beginning Iyengar Yoga

Kevin Durkin

This introduction to Iyengar yoga contains beginning level asanas and intensity with good information for continuing students alike.

This class is 50% off through 8/31 (reg. price $2.99/7.99). RIP, B.K.S. Iyengar.



VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Mat, strap, and block
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.89
based on 14 reviews

Beginner Yoga45 mins

Qi Yoga for Beginners

Kylie Larson

This foundational class goes over the basics of a Qi Yoga class. You will start off with some heat building Sun Salutations, then move into a simple, yet effective flow of postures that are sure to leave you feeling great!

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.67
based on 6 reviews

Hatha YogaMultiple Lengths

Yoga for Relaxation + Guided Imagery Meditation

Ian Pocock

Yoga for Relaxation - 32:52
This class is designed to stretch and lengthen every muscle in your body in a gentle and relaxing way so you can feel a sense of peace and calm. Ian combines deep breathing, stretching and balancing postures to help center your mind and soothe your muscles.

Guided Imagery Meditation - 32:58
Ian masterfully guides you through an inward journey to a deserted tropical island where you can create space to relax, and practice centering your mind. His incredibly soothing voice and descriptive imagery invite you to completely escape and get lost in your imaginary beach world, and experience utter peace and serenity.

Yoga was originally created as a way to prepare the body for meditation. This class offers a great opportunity to see just how this works. For the most benefit, try the full version of this class that combines Yoga for Relaxation followed by the Guided Imagery Relaxation!

VIDEO AUDIO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
PARTNER Class

ratingRating: 2.50
based on 1 reviews

Beginner Yoga1 hour 9 mins

Yoga for Grandparents

Ingrid von Burg

Grandparents are truly special people, and the younger generations are so often searching for a way to connect with this part of their family. Grandparents have much to share, and grandkids have much to learn! By doing yoga together, it enables them to find the peace in each of themselves, and then be able to communicate on the best of all levels. In this video, we break down the yoga poses into fun, relaxing movements, which are the same ones we teach to the kids in Yoga for Families. After you learn the movements, you can do them with your kids!

At the same time, so many adults have come to me and said "I am not a 'Grandma', but I do have grandkids!" In this day and age, we are only as old as our mind, and this video helps to keep our bodies fit at the same time. We are encouraged to breathe, stretch, and relax, which not only keeps our physical part feeling good, it keeps our mind feeling great, which allows us to then connect with our families. How great is that?

Run time: 55 mins

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
PARTNER Class

ratingRating: 4.75
based on 2 reviews

Beginner YogaMultiple Lengths

Classic Beginner's Yoga for Men & Women

Larry Payne, Ph.D.

A safe, doctor recommended, introduction to Yoga that is popular with men and women. Originally on VHS as "User Friendly Yoga." Videotaped on location in Malibu, California.

Divided into 15 minute and 28 minute programs.

*To purchase a physical DVD of this class visit Larry's Samata International website.

*NOTICE: we have fixed the issue with the audio and video not syncing for the video classes

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.84
based on 22 reviews

Beginner YogaMultiple Lengths

Yoga for Beginners

Jackie Casal Mahrou

This is an absolute beginner yoga class and is perfect for those who are completely new to yoga. The class begins with a small amount of calming breathwork designed to quiet the mind and prepare you for class. Then you move through a few warm up poses and into Sun Salutation A. The longer versions include a balancing sequence as well as some other basic poses, and the full-length class includes a Sun Salutation B series. Absolute beginners should start with the 20 or 30 minute class and then work your way up.

The class is very basic, slow-paced and easy to follow. Just be careful because once you master this class you will be hooked and ready to move on to other YogaDownload classes! Enjoy!

*There is also a video version for the 60 min class located here.

AUDIO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.91
based on 11 reviews

Beginner Yoga1 hour

Yoga for Beginners - video class

Jackie Casal Mahrou

This is the video version for our Yoga for Beginners class. There are also audio versions w/ PDF pose guides available here.

This is an absolute beginner yoga class and is perfect for those who are completely new to yoga. The class begins with a small amount of calming breathwork designed to quiet the mind and prepare you for class. Then you move through a few warm up poses and into Sun Salutation A. Next is a balancing sequence along with some other basic yoga poses, and then a Sun Salutation B series.

The class is very basic, slow-paced and easy to follow. Just be careful because once you master this class you will be hooked and ready to move on to other YogaDownload classes! Enjoy!

VIDEO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 5.00
based on 1 reviews

Technique Workshops25 mins

Sun Salutation A Workshop

Jackie Casal Mahrou

Looking to deepen your yoga practice? Want to get more benefit from your practice by learning to perfect some of the core yoga poses? This workshop class will take you through Sun Salutation A step-by-step, breaking down each posture for correct alignment and balance. Learn to more thoroughly explore the benefits of your yoga poses by practicing them to their fullest potential. You will be amazed at how much better your poses will look and feel after this class! This is a complete class that includes Jackie's expert breakdown of each pose, a short flow, a cooldown and Savasana. This class is also excellent for beginner students looking to learn proper alignment from the beginning!

AUDIO

Level
All Levels

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
Block or blanket
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.64
based on 28 reviews

Yoga for Back Pain30 mins

Yoga for Back Pain

Jamie Kent

This class walks you through a series of yoga poses designed to strengthen the spine, as well as stretch and lengthen all of the muscles in the back, helping to reduce or eliminate many back pain problems. This class contains a spinal balance, forward and gentle backward bends, twists, spine strengtheners, and a bit of abdominal work to counter all of the back muscle work and keep the body balanced. Your back and your whole body will feel amazing! This is a slow-paced class and is perfect for men, people who are new to yoga, as well as students of any level.

AUDIO

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Ahhhhhh

Props
none
YogaDownload Online Yoga Class
Flower  YDL Class

ratingRating: 4.88
based on 12 reviews

Beginner YogaMultiple Lengths

Intro to Yoga

Jamie Kent

Interested in yoga but don't know where to start? Well, this class is the answer. This Into to Yoga class moves slowly and carefully through some common yoga poses and gives thorough information about proper alignment for each pose. A detailed pose guide with large clear pictures is used throughout the class to further help with understanding of proper alignment, or select the slide-show class to view the pose pictures on your screen as you move through the class.

This class is the perfect way to learn yoga in the comfort of your own home (or just about anywhere) and experience the incredible healing benefits it has to offer. Find out why yoga has become so popular and feel better than ever with this Intro to Yoga class! *Please be sure to print the pose guide and have it with you for the class.

AUDIO AUDIO W SLIDES

Level
Beginner

Intensity
Everyday Namaste

Props
None