How-To's / Skill Building Tutorials

How-To's / Skill Building Tutorials

Looking to deepen your knowledge of alignment?

Start here with our skill building tutorials covering everything from pose breakdowns to insight into the roots of the practice.

Tutorials range from 2 minutes to 15 minutes.

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How-To's / Skill Building Tutorials
  • Tutorial: When to Add-on Arm Balances in Class (35 min) - with Kyra Morrison

    Ever wondered when you can add arm balances in class? Kyra will take you through sequences in the class that you can play with arm balances, even when it's not cued by the teacher.

  • Yoga Tutorial: Jump from Crow to Chaturanga (10 min) - with Connor Roff

    Trying to jump from Crow Pose (Bakasana) to Chaturanga? This is a challenging transition that takes a lot of core and upper body strength. In this 10 minute tutorial, Connor will provide you with tips and alignment cues to help you make this transition possible.

    Keep practicing and you will get...

  • All About Surya Namaskar B (20 min) - with Sasha Smith

    When Surya Namaskar B (Sun Salutation B) comes up in class, do you find it moves really quickly and have trouble keeping up? This is really common, as this challenging sequence of poses includes moving your body quickly with the breath, as well as retention of breath.

    In this Surya Namaskar B b...

  • Tutorial: Lotus Pose (15 min) with Katrina Chan

    Learn about Lotus Pose with Katrina.

    Lotus pose may look simple, but is a challenging pose to do safely. This is actually quite an advanced pose, that should not be attempted until you've opened up the inner things, quads, and glutes. If your hips aren't open enough to safely do this pose, it ca...

  • Tutorial: Dancers & Bow Pose (8 min) - with Hillary Keegan

    Join Hillary as she takes you through Dancers & Bow Pose. These are poses you will often find teachers include in the YHot practice.

    Very often, both Dancers and Standing Bow poses are mixed up in class. These poses are standing poses that spine twisting, back bending, and balancing poses. They...

  • Tutorial: Camel Pose (7 min) - with Mikaela Millington

    Join Mikaela to learn about Camel Pose. Mikaela suggests having two blocks for this practice or something else stable you can put weight on and give you a lift from the floor.

    Camel Pose usually includes some prep postures before you go into the posture.

    Camel Pose is a heart-opening shape (w...

  • Tutorial: Legs up the Wall (12 min) - with Katrina Chan

    Join Katrina to learn more about inverting your legs. You can practice taking the weight and blood out of your feet, ankles and legs by putting them up the wall, or by putting a bolster (or cushion) below your low back. This can feel so nice to reverse the position of our body at the end of the day.

  • Yogi Tips: Chair Pose (2 min) - with Mikaela Millington

    Learn some tips from Mikaela on doing a chair pose (utkatasana)
    Here are some pointers for this pose:
    - Chair pose can have your feet together or hip-width distance apart.
    - Weight is in the heels
    - Soften the shoulders away from the ears and widen them if that feels better
    - Make sure your knee...

  • Tutorial: Saddle Pose (6 min) - with Hillary Keegan

    Join Hillary for a tutorial on how to do "Saddle Pose" and "Fixed Firm" pose (Supta Virasana).
    Saddle Pose is a Yin yoga pose targetting mostly the front of the thighs, as well as the hip flexors and abdominals. It also gives some gentle compression to the lower back. The quads and hip flexors ar...

  • Tutorial: Locust Pose (10 min) - with Katrina Chan

    Join Katrina for this quick, 10-minute Yoga tutorial. This class covers "Locust Pose". Locust Pose is a back-bending pose you execute while laying on your tummy.

    Katrina recommends that if you have limited shoulder mobility, you use a yoga strap (or robe tie/scarf) for this class.

  • Pilates Tutorial: Neutral Pelvis (8 min) - with Hana Weinwurm

    This is a quick, Pilates tutorial. This tutorial will cover the "neutral" pelvis often referred to in Pilates classes. This class also focuses on maintaining a neutral pelvis for the many side-body exercises you experience in a Pilates class, as well.

    No props required.

  • Pre-natal Tutorial: Pelvic Floor (7 min) - with Carine Young

    Join Carine for this Prenatal tutorial. In this quick how-to class, Carine will go over how to strengthen your pelvic floor.

  • Yogi Tip: Warrior 2 (3 min) - with Mikaela Millington

    If you practice yoga, you've probably done many "Warrior 2" (virabhadrasana 2) poses. Mikaela breaks down the pose in this Yogi Tip to help you find proper alignment while you flow through your class.
    - Front heel to back inner arch alignment
    - You don't half to keep your back foot parallel to th...

  • Yogi Tips: Upward Facing Dog (3 min) - with Mikaela Millington

    Interested in learning more about yoga poses? Mikaela breaks down Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana).
    - Untuck your toes and press into the tops of your feet
    - Engage your thighs and activate your legs to lift hips
    - Reach your chest forward
    - Keep your wrists under your shoulders

  • Stretch for Period Cramps (10 min) - with Jayme Burke

    Did you know that lengthening the front line of the body can help with cramping & pain?
    Welcome to a 10 minute tutorial on different poses and stretches you can do when you are feeling menstrual pain & cramps. Jayme will walk you through a number of poses that could potentially assist you during...

  • Pilates Posture (20 min) - with Chrissy Chequer

    Join Chrissy for the educational class on improving posture. This class will look into "adaptive shortening" which is when a muscle is held in a position for a long time and then grows into that position. Chrissy will take us through three different areas of the body where "adaptive shortening" c...

  • Tutorial: Common Mistakes in Forward Folds (3 min) - with Rachel Scott

    In this very quick yoga tutorial, we address common mistakes in forward folds so you can fix your alignment and forward fold correctly!
    Common mistakes include hunching the back, hyper-extending the knees, sitting in the knee joint, and jamming our knees back. Learn how to protect yourself throug...

  • Tutorial: Common Mistakes in Backbends (4 min) - with Rachel Scott

    Fix your backbend or learn how to do it correctly!
    Backbending in Yoga happens in most classes but doesn't already feel great if your alignment is off. Learn about these common mistakes in backbends so you can practice proper alignment. This tutorial uses Camel Pose, Upward-Facing Dog / Cobra as...

  • Tutorial: Common Mistakes Doing Lunges (2 min) - with Rachel Scott

    In this very quick yoga tutorial, we address common mistakes in lunges so you can fix your alignment and lunge correctly! And yes, it does matter. For the sake of your body (and knees!) please lunge correctly and be aware of where you put your feet.

    You'll learn how to:
    - add stability to the po...

  • Foam Roller Unwind (18 min) - with Alison Lloyd-Nijjar

    Join Alison for this short class on using a foam roller to unwind. If you have a foam roller at home but aren't quite sure what to do with it, check out today's class!
    This is a slower class that is more on the therapeutic side. This class will include education on how to utilize a foam roller, s...

  • Tutorial: Benefits of Mountain Pose (10 min) – with Rachel Scott

    Learn how Mountain Pose (Tadasana) can help you in every single pose that you do.

    Work towards optimal alignment by breaking the pose down so you can feel the benefits in your yoga practice.

  • Tutorial: Eagle Pose (5 min) – with Rachel Scott

    Learn how to do Eagle Pose properly while avoiding common mistakes.

    When we come into Eagle Pose, how we get in there matters. Rachel Scott, YYOGA at Home teacher explains more about this in the yoga tutorial. Enjoy!

  • Tutorial: Common Mistakes in Warrior II (5 min) – with Rachel Scott

    Learn the proper alignment for warrior II pose and avoid these common mistakes.

    Whether you're new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this is one of those poses where it's easy to make a common alignment mistake, perhaps without even noticing.

    YYOGA at Home teacher Rachel Scott is here to sha...

  • Tutorial: Jumping Forward from Downward Facing Dog (5 min) — with Rachel Scott

    Rachel shares a yoga transition technique that will help you with jumping forward from downward dog. These tips are super helpful for anyone working on how to jump forward from downward dog.

    The secret: be a dog, be a cat, be a bird. Want to understand what this means? Watch the tutorial!