July 19

I need a beginning Yoga instructor/class. I tried Mary Clare Sweet's video but it's a bit too much. Please recommend an instructor and/or class. Thanks.

Mike Rivney, Level 7
Mike Rivney
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Sweet Demise, Level 71
Sweet Demise30 points
August 22

Hi Mike Rivney - Siri Peterson CavannaSiri Peterson Cavanna's Beginners Program suggested below by tlc tlc is an excellent choice. Siri is a great instructor and explains all the postures in great detail.

There is also a beginner series by Celest Pereira which is great -
https://grokker.com/yoga/program/yoga-basics-the-beginner-s-guide-with-celest/57dbf89c96a02c934191d5a6

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Celest Pereira, Level 9
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tlc tlc, Level 44
tlc tlc36 points
July 20

Just found this link that might be helpful - best wishes! https://grokker.com/yoga/tips/10-days-to-become-a-yogi

tlc tlc, Level 44
tlc tlc36 points
July 19

Hi - In the seven months since I began doing yoga videos on Grokker, I found the following to be very helpful:
(a) beginning with Siri Peterson Cavanna's Yoga for Beginners program FIRST. Siri Peterson Cavanna offers a very gentle pace and very lavish, detailed, smart cuing.
https://grokker.com/yoga/beginners/program/yoga-for-beginners-with-siri-peterson-cavanna/56c4cb8555ebe0d0080df682
(b) trying out some of Grokker's non-premium videos curated from the web. When I was a TOTAL beginner, I loved these videos by Jen Hilman, Erica Vetra and Courtney Bell. You might find more videos that you like in the following two collections:
https://grokker.com/yoga/collection/flow-yoga-beginner-intermediate/60ce43f84cb7214269a7ea13 Flow Yoga: Beginner-Intermediate
https://grokker.com/fitness/collection/yoga-with-adriene-mishler/6009c7453fa6704a3439b548 Yoga with Adriene Mishler
Very best wishes! :)

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tlc tlc, Level 44
tlc tlc36 points
July 19

(c) AFTER getting some of that gentler yoga under my belt, trying out Grokker's other marvelous premium yoga programs for beginners, which in my view are geared toward advanced beginners with some experience and some prior basic familiarity with sun salutations. Be forewarned: Michael James Wong inserts crow pose into a beginner-level video, and both Celest Pereira and Julie Montagu teach sun salutations at a somewhat fast clip. These programs are FANTASTIC preparation for intermediate-level vinyasa flow yoga (which, after seven months of persistent trial and error, I now find to be tremendous fun) --- but for total, complete beginners like I was seven months ago, I would recommend starting with steps (a) and (b) before tackling (c). Best wishes!
https://grokker.com/yoga/vinyasa/program/3-steps-to-yoga-with-celest-pereira/57dbf7e596a02c934191d55c
https://grokker.com/yoga/program/yoga-basics-the-beginner-s-guide-with-celest/57dbf89c96a02c934191d5a6
https://grokker.com/yoga/beginners/program/beginner-s-guide-to-yoga-with-michael-james-wong/5727bea7ae15771574119c49
https://grokker.com/yoga/beginners/program/everyday-yoga-level-1/5db0890a8ce7ab34f4ad553c8

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