Beginner Yoga Classes

Beginner Yoga Classes

New to yoga, just completed the Getting Started videos or returning to mat after a time away? These beginning yoga videos were created for you! Explore yoga asana (pose) basics with practices that help you understand what you're doing and why.

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Beginner Yoga Classes
  • Strengthening Your Core

    This core-strengthening sequence will strengthen the everyday power movements of extending, bending, and twisting.

    Breathing Practice: Ujjayi breath (aka: Fogging the Mirror breath)

    Props to try: Blocks.

    Poses in this sequence:
    Bridge Pose
    Wind Relieving Pose
    Boat
    Bridge Pose
    Boat
    Easy Pose
    Pi...

  • Take Rest: The Ultimate Savasana Practice

    Almost every single yoga practice ends in Savasana, or corpse pose. This important posture is designed to allow you to absorb the benefits of your practice. This pose should honour your body and allow you to completely rest. It’s important that this pose feels comfortable for you! If you’re worki...

  • 10-Minute Balance Practice

    Balance is a skill that gets better with practice. This 10-minute balance practice will help you feel more stable on one foot.

  • Customize Your Practice: Warrior Series

    Warrior poses are the ultimate expression of standing in your power! Warrior 1, 2 and 3 give you the opportunity to feel fierce like the victorious warrior that you are. So, don’t miss out the Warrior series – these are poses that you definitely want to make your own. In this practice, you’ll lea...

  • Customize Your Practice: Seated Poses

    This lesson offers modifications to help you customize Easy Pose, Hero Pose and Seated Forward Fold. For this practice, you’ll want to keep some yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters or cushions nearby. By the end of this lesson, you’ll know exactly which props work best for you when it comes to se...

  • Customize Your Practice: Forward Folds

    Tight hamstrings, sore lower backs, and abundant middles can all make forward folding yoga poses challenging. This lesson focuses on modifications and props that you incorporate in popular forward folding poses. You’ll take a closer look at classic standing forward folds, wide legged forward fold...

  • 16-Minute Gentle Yoga Practice

    Feeling stressed lately? Use this 16-minute gentle yoga practice to calm your nervous system while gently stretching the body in easy, adaptable poses. You might want a bolster, blanket and blocks to support your restorative practice.

  • Moving Balance Practice

    Your yoga practice can help you find balance on your mat and in your everyday life. Today we will combine vinyasa flow with standing and moving balance poses to cultivate focus and balance in the body."

  • Just 10 Minutes: Mid-Day Pick-Me-Up

    Feeling an afternoon energy slump? Bypass that cup of coffee or chai and energize your body with a 10-minute vinyasa yoga practice instead! We'll explore two variations of the flow: one for those days when you'd like to conserve energy and the other for the days when you'd like a little more chal...

  • Short Gentle Practice for Self-Care

    Feeling stiff from too much time at your computer? Weight of the world weighing heavily on your shoulders? Spend 12 minutes on self-care with this gentle yoga practice to reconnect with your best self and return to your day grounded and ready face your day.

  • Developing Core Strength

    Ready to power up your core? Today's 20-minute practice is just the ticket! But if you only think of your abdominals when you think of your core, you're in for a surprise! This practice works your whole core--the most powerful muscles in your body--from knees to your shoulders, both front and bac...

  • Chair Workout with Louise Green

    Standing up isn't required in order to get a full body work! In this video, Louise Green of Big Fit Girl leads you through a 24-minute strength and cardio practice that works the major muscles of the body all from a seated position. Louise shows you how to dial the practice up or down based on yo...

  • Boxing Workout with Louise Green

    Ever wanted to try boxing as a workout? Boxing is the perfect at home workout: it's fun, empowering, and doesn't require any special equipment. Learn the fundamentals of boxing from Louise Green of Big Fit Girl. She demonstrates the jab, cross, hook and upper cut punches you'll find in most boxin...

  • Introduction to Yoga on a Chair

    Slow down, connect with your breath and move joyfully! Explore the benefits of a seated yoga practice in this 25-minute introduction to chair yoga. Dianne guides you through the basics of chair yoga and demonstrates how you can use household objects in lieu of yoga props during the practice.

  • Happy Hips: Fully Supported Yoga on a Chair

    Get ready to stretch your whole body without ever leaving your seat! This 15-minute chair yoga practice provides a full body stretch while gently opening the hips in a supported and accessible way. Dianne explains how to use props to enhance your experience in the sequence, making each pose fit y...

  • Strong Chair Yoga Practice

    A sturdy chair makes a great yoga prop! Spend 22-minutes moving through sun salutations, standing poses and vinyasa using a chair for stability. This practice is great for students who would rather not get all the way down on the floor but crave a dynamic, active practice.

  • Hands-Free Vinyasa Yoga

    If vinyasa yoga makes you think of putting weight into your hands and moving from standing to the floor over and over, you're in for a surprise. You can do vinyasa yoga without ever putting weight into your hands or doing a chaturanga! Today's practice flows through sequences based on standing po...

  • Chair Yoga Basics

    Bring accessible movement into your body while seated in a chair. This short practice links breath with gentle movements to open the body and release tension. Perfect for beginners, on days where you'd like the support of a seated practice, and when you need a quick movement break at your desk.

  • Hands-Free Vinyasa: A Powerful Standing Practice

    If you love a powerful vinyasa practice but find that your shoulders and hands could use a break from the repetitive pressure of poses like downward dog, upward dog and plank, this hands-free practice is for you! But don't worry, "hands-free" doesn't mean easy! This 24-minute practice moves throu...

  • 10-Minute Meditation Practice

    A regular meditation practice can make a huge difference in how you feel. This 10-minute seated meditation includes three simple tools you can use to keep your mind focused and present, making it a perfect meditation practice for beginners. Practice it every day for a week and see how reconnectin...

  • Go With the Flow Practice

    Looking for a longer vinyasa practice that you can customize for your body? This 59-minute practice is for you! Move through the flowing movements of vinyasa yoga while adapting the postures to fit your body with props and pose variations, creating an experience that works for you.

  • I Am, I Will, I Can: Intention Setting Practice

    Make time to set intentions for the year, for the month, or for your day with this hour and a half yoga practice. Intentions guide our choices from day to day and hour to hour. If it's time to pause, listen to your inner guidance and set some new intentions, this practice will help you do the work.

  • Yoga for Stiff Bodies 2

    Are your muscles feeling stiff and tight? This 27-minute floor-based practice fuses gentle vinyasa movement with longer holds inspired by Yin yoga to provide an all-over, full body stretch. Poses can be adapted for all levels of flexibility using props, making this a perfect practice for all levels.

  • Yoga For Stiff Bodies 3

    Tight muscles can cause you to have a sore back. This yoga practice was created especially for folks in stiff bodies to target the major muscles of the legs, hips, glutes and back to help relieve back discomfort.