In Vinyasa, we practice breath initiated movement. Class pace is aerobic, fluid, and challenging for beginners. There is a strong emphasis on delicate transitions, with steadiness and ease recognized as elements of graceful movement. Refined movement through powerful postures create integrated strength, flexibility, and a kick butt workout.Don't be intimidated by the idea of taking up yoga. Yoga for beginners classes are designed specifically to ease you in gradually into a practice. Yoga poses in beginners classes are easy enough not to put off first timers but just hard enough to stretch your muscles and give you a real workout. What's more there is such a range and variety of yoga styles and instructors for beginners to try that you will certainly find the right yoga practice for you. Move for Stress Relief by Julie Montagu
1. Beginner Warriors and Sun Salutations
In this introductory video isolating the fundamentals of Sun Salutations, Celest Pereira will guide you through a brief, yet informative Vinyasa Flow. Based on the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, postures in this sequence can be traced through the lineage of ancient asana heritage. These poses are still found at the heart of today's energizing & invigorating Vinyasa series. Unlock the secrets of this essential routine in Celest's beginners guide to mastering the basics.
2. Mythology & Yoga: Open Your Hips for a Playful Spirit
Hanumanasana is known in English as the splits. Though challenging, the splits are meant to be approached in the spirit of play. This Grokker Premium video is designed to warm the major muscles including the glutes, quads, hips, psoas, and hamstrings. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Rebecca Snowball through this targeted sequence to prepare your entire body for this impressive pose. The key is to embody the spirit of play as you practice. This class is part of her Heart of Hanuman series. All Levels.
3. Stretch and Lengthen
Yoga can improve flexibility and increase range of motion by stretching and lengthening the muscles. In this class, Celest will guide you through a calming and restorative sequence designed to release tension in the body.
4. Sitting Steady, Stilling Mind
In this wonderful practice, you will open the root of the body through your sit bones; the hips and the feet, and your balance will be enhanced through the base of your feet. This will allow you to move your spine freely and to allow your practice to become more comfortable and in turn it will allow your mind to be soothed and slowed more easily. So join Beth Win in this Grokker Premium Video as she shows you all the secrets to a comfortable and enlightening meditation.
5. After Work Yoga
This is your After Work Yoga session, designed to release any tension in your body that you may have accumulated throughout a busy day. Join our yoga expert Celest Pereira, for an energizing yet stress relieving sequence that will leave you feeling incredibly calm, centered and relaxed.
6. Balance 101
Develop a stronger foundation. Balancing can be challenging for beginners, and can become a struggle as we age. In this Grokker Premium video, join Vinyasa Expert, Laura Burkhart, to strengthen critical stabilizers and find ease in these more challenging postures. The class will be well round touching on a variety of postures, but will pay particular attention to vriksasana (Tree Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) and Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose).
7. Short Heart Opening Yoga Class
This is a heart opening class that will include moves that will work your hips, legs, and arms.
8. Unwind Bedtime Yoga
Sometimes we need a little help unwinding from a busy day, and thankfully Tammy is here to help! In this class, Tammy will lead you through a sequence designed to release tension and clear your mind so that you can fall into a deep rejuvenating sleep. This video is appropriate for all levels.
9. Morning Yoga Stretch
This awakening vinyasa class focuses on simple postures to elongate the body and freshen the mind. Join Andrew Sealy in this 30-minute class that'll have you focused and ready to tackle the day.
10. The Beginner's Guide to Yoga: Learn the Warrior Poses
Welcome to the second part of your beginners introduction to yoga tutorials. In this video Grokker Expert Michael James Wong will show you how to properly perform Mountain Pose, Chair Pose, Warrior 1, Warrior 2, and Reverse Warrior, some of the most fundamental yoga poses . This video is perfect whether you are a brand new yogi looking to start your practice, or if you are a bit more advanced in your practice this class is perfect for a quick tune up!