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Welcome to the YogaGlo Beginner Center!
Beginning a yoga practice can be intimidating and overwhelming. To help you get started, we've created an introductory series for several different yoga styles. Each 7-class-series is designed to give you an overview of each style and help you gradually work your way up to a 60 minute beginner class within your chosen style. When taken in sequential order, each series should prepare you to enjoy all of the Level 1 classes available on YogaGlo in that yoga style.
If you begin a series and find that style of yoga isn't right for you, try another series. The beauty of yoga is that there is something for everyone and at YogaGlo you can choose from a wide range of styles and classes – or mix it up – whatever works for you. It's your yoga, your way.
If you'd like to get more familiar with specific poses before you begin, visit our Poses Center for detailed video demonstrations of the poses presented in each beginner series.
For a deeper understanding of the philosophical foundations of yoga please refer to our Lectures section.
In this informational introduction to Yoga and the outlook of Anusara yoga, you will have your most basic questions about yoga answered. Se…read more
Focusing on ujjayi breathing (the yogic breath) and introducing Anusara’s first of five Universal Principles of Alignment: “Opening to …read more
Building on the establishment of the breath, part three takes us through traditional Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara A), emphasisizing Anu…read more
In Part 4 of this series we begin building a vocabulary of standing poses. Building from Surya Namaskar A, we add high lunge, Warrior I, an…read more
In Part 5 of the Anusara beginner’s series we are now building the components toward a full class. We work through two rounds of Surya …read more
In this part of our Anusara beginners series, we will introduce another principle of alignment the concept of “outer spiral”. After rev…read more
A brief history of Ashtanga Yoga and introduction to the philosphy of Ashtau Anga Yoga, or the 8 limbs of Yoga.
Meditation and the Ashtanga Yoga practice. Here we will learn to do a brief sitting meditation before we begin our practice to bring awaren…read more
A thorough explanation of Ujayyi Breath - and the Bandhas, which are central to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Introduction to the concept of Vinyasa - incorporating Breath, Bandhas and Drishti. In this segment we introduce the 1/2 Vinyasa and Surya …read more
This segment reviews the 1/2 Vinyasa and Surya Namaskar A, and introduces Surya Namaskar B. This can be followed as a 30-minute basic Ashta…read more
This 40-minute practice includes Surya Namaskar A, Surya Namaskar B and the Fundamental standing postures of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. …read more
Introduction consists of a thorough explanation for the absolute beginners first class. Addresses many of the most FAQ's, preconceptions and…read more
Gives the first time yoga student a complete description and follow along demonstration of the most basic yoga positions. Postures such as M…read more
Begins with review of the previous segment. Building from there new poses or "asanas" are demonstrated and discussed. Includes the introduct…read more
Starts with review of previous segment including Sun Salutation as warm up. Followed by a description of "high lunges" to open up legs and h…read more
Continues to build upon each previous segment to create a basic understanding of a beginners yoga class. Begins by reviewing classic Sun Sal…read more
Combines all topics covered in previous segments. Begins with an Opening Meditation followed by a full warm up of Sun Salutations, Standing …read more
Why do Yoga? Some of the reasons I give are to ungeekify yourself after hours at the computer and most importantly because Yoga is cross-tra…read more
We often start a Yoga practice sitting and centering. This is easier said than done as finding a comfortable seated position can sometime…read more
This segment builds on sitting and then raises us up from the floor to work with stretching the spine and finding alignment and ease in comm…read more
Here we're learning the basic building blocks of the sun salutation, which is a common sequence taught and utilized in many types of classes…read more
This beginner's segment builds on the basic framework of the sun salutations with the inclusion of crescent or high lunge and warrior I both…read more
This segment begins with a review of surya namaskar A and B, two of the common sun salutation sequences. Warrior II and triangle are reviewe…read more
Join a beginner's class for a group practice that starts with a review of sun salutations and repetitive practice of this sequence that …read more
A quick Introduction to the Kundalini Beginner Series with an overview of what Kundalini yoga is, and how it works to balance the nervous an…read more
This class covers the two essential breaths to use in almost every Kundalini class. Long Deep Breathing and Breath of Fire. Learn how these…read more
Bhandas are energetic locks practiced to help direct the energy flow in the body. Learn how to do Mulabandha (root lock), Uddiyanabandh (dia…read more
Practice your first 'kriya' - a gentle sequence to move energy along the spine, release tension and open you to a sense of calm and ease. Ag…read more
This 'kriya' starts to build core strength and activate your vital life force energy. It is an invigorating and energizing practice. Yogis …read more
This 'kriya' continues to build core strength and strengthens the energy of the heart. In essence our journey in yoga is to move from a head…read more
Welcome to the final class of the Kundalini beginner series. Elevate yourself with this kriya designed to give you a heightened experience o…read more
In this easy-to-follow introduction, meditation teacher Harshada Wagner discusses the practice of meditation, speaks about its benefits, and…read more
The first of Harshada's principles for enjoyable meditation practice is Be Kind to Yourself. In this video, Harshada discusses the importanc…read more
The second principle for enjoyable meditation is Get Comfortable. It is very difficult to relax and enjoy meditation if your body is physica…read more
The third meditation principle is Relax Your Body. The mind is often held captive by physical tension. When we can truly relax our body and …read more
The fourth principle Connect with Your Breath helps us take advantage of our natural gift of breathing as a tool for relaxation and deep med…read more
The fifth and final principle of meditation is Let Go and Be Patient. Once our body is comfortable and relaxed and we're in touch with our b…read more
In this video, Harshada leads us through a simple 30-minute guided meditation, where all of the principles are put into practice.
This introductory video gives a brief explanation of yoga, and gives some fundamental guidelines for what you will need in order to start…read more
This video starts with some foundational postures that you will most likely use in every yoga class! We break down Standing pose/Mountai…read more
Vinyasa is breath synchronized movement. We start with basic vinyasas of arm circles and cat/cow. Then build up to transitioning betwe…read more
We start to 'flow' in this video which simply means linking groups of postures together to make a sequence. We learn a version of the S…read more
We learn the different movements of the pelvis and focus on externally rotated postures. These include Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana 2), …read more
Seated postures both increase flexibility and also aid in calming the nervous system. We cover basic crossed leg sitting pose (Sukhasana…read more
We put everything together in a full 60 minute Vinyasa Flow class. Including seated breath meditation, new supine postures (reclining …read more
An introduction to YOGA. Discussions on yoga attire, yoga props, when, where and how one should begin to practice Yoga, etc.
A brief description of essential postures (asanas) used in Surya Namaskar A (sun salutations), which heat up the body and prepare you for de…read more
Now that you’ve covered the postures of Surya Namaskar A, this video will detail the transitions between each pose, getting you through th…read more
A refresher of Surya Namaskar A. We introduce lunge pose (Anjaneyasana) with the knee down, crescent pose, as well as Warrior I & II (Virab…read more
We revisit lunge with knee down, crescent and the warrior poses. Triangle pose (trikonasana), side angle pose (parsvakonasana) and chair po…read more
A follow-up on triangle pose, side angle pose and chair pose. We cover yogic squat (malasana), bakasana (crane pose) and twisted variations…read more
A full spectrum Powerflow level I class incorporating all poses introduced in the past 6 videos. Please remember that alignment instruction…read more