5 Yoga YouTube Playlists to Get You Started

When I started practicing yoga a few years ago, I didn’t really know where to start or where to find any resources to start my own practice at home. Pinterest helped to a point, so I found a few videos I liked, but I wanted to know what else was out there. Enter YouTube. Did you know that YouTube has millions of awesome videos and thousands of awesome yoga videos? Duh, Whitney. Anyway, I scoured the ‘Tube and found a few incredible playlists to help you get started with yoga if you’re new and interested or if you’ve been practicing for a while and need something new to watch instead of the same yoga DVD.

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Namaste Yoga with Melissa West: She has more than 300 free yoga classes on YouTube. I like her style a lot. She has pretty much any type of class you’d want, with emphases on different body parts, different themes, different limbs of yoga, etc. Her beginner yoga videos are great: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0343C65F2EEFE37E. Spend some time on her page; you won’t be disappointed.

Yoga with Adriene: Adriene Mishler offers wonderful free classes on YouTube. I love her channel and, really, everything about her. Her teaching style is warm, welcoming and real. I like her 30-day challenge and her new Yoga Camp series, but here are her beginner classes (all of her classes are good, though):

Yoga For Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzzWwB4h9y7jAzLbeuCUczAl

Foundations of Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzyugJTu3l1YFL0k3nGIlaz9

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Bad Yogi with Erin Motz: Erin is a very welcoming teacher and is pretty much the opposite of what the “world” thinks a yoga teacher “should” be–whatever that means. She has some great videos, including yoga for abs and 1-minute yoga.

One-Minute Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2WEG7DCunQ-GoF8vzrFIgV2G2f0WX7Uq

Pose Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2WEG7DCunQ-KnAZ4xbxK


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Yoga with Kino MacGregor: Kino is a master of Ashtanga yoga, which means she has a wealth of knowledge to share–and she has some great beginner classes. She’s incredibly knowledgeable and one of the best. Here’s her beginner series:

Yoga for Beginnershttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL508C30656B253DBF

Yoga Journal on YouTube: Yoga Journal is the main magazine in the yoga world, and they have a YouTube channel. If you’re looking for a restorative, gentler, and shorter practice, they have good videos for that: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlo0H5WPCWo2Iat_XUH9-Gj0i6HXJ0cQ1

Hope this gets you started! There are a ton of resources out there, so find what speaks to you and roll with it. You’ll probably find that you like bit and pieces from a lot of different teachers. It took me a long time to figure out what I like and what teaching style is my favorite, but I’m always learning. Yoga’s a journey! 🙂


p.s. I’m not affiliated with YouTube; I just think it’s a great resource.

What’s your favorite yoga pose? Do you have a go-to YouTube channel you like to watch?


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Author: Whitney

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