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.

What education would you love to see on here? Drop a comment on any video to let us know!

How-To's / Skill Building Tutorials
  • 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!

  • Hatha Yoga: Backbend Foundations (30 min) - with Lisa Sanson

    Join Lisa for this Back Bends Foundations Hatha practice. This class is meant to help you grow your backbend practice guide you through the foundations you will need as you work with back bending. This is a Hatha-based class, so we will be doing slow, steady movements.
    Back bending includes more...

  • Wall Inversion Prep: Handstands (20 min) - with Vanessa Bourget

    Join Vanessa for a quick Inversion Prep lesson! This is a 20-minute lesson on Handstand inversion prep using the wall. This is lesson 3 in a 3 part series with Vanessa on inversions. If you haven't yet, go check about Vanessa's first two classes on headstands and forearm stands!
    In this class, yo...

  • Wall Inversions Prep: Forearm Stand (14 min) - with Vanessa Bourget

    Join Vanessa in this Wall Inversions Prep: Forearm Stand class. This is the second video in a series of 3 Wall Inversion Prep videos. If you'd like to start at the beginning, please look for Vanessa Bourget's Wall Inversions Prep: HeadStand class!
    In this 14 minute class, we will practice a forea...

  • Wall Inversion Prep: Head Stand (15 min) - with Vanessa Bourget

    This is a 15-minute prep class! If you are following the three-step class that Vanessa released with YYOGA at Home, this is Step 1.
    Today, we will be practicing headstands at the wall. You will need a blank wall and some space around it, a mat, and potentially a block or a few pillows.
    To help w...

  • Tutorial: Boat Pose (7 min) — with Jayme Burke

    It's believed that Boat Pose works better than crunches! Sometimes in this pose, there's a tendency to let the hip flexors take over. Jayme shows us how to use the core muscles for optimal Boat Pose benefits.

  • Live Replay: Yoga Nidra + Tips (60 min) - with Sam Squire

    Join Sam for 60 minutes of Yoga nidra. Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is a powerful meditation technique.
    This yoga practice is one of the easiest to develop and maintain as it's accessible for anyone and you can't really do it wrong!

    You don't need much for this class, just a mat or a comfortable ...

  • Tutorial: Core Exercise from Tabletop (10 min) — with Alison Klektau

    Alison takes you through the steps to create a supportive tabletop position to help you move into any core work or glute series in a Pilates class.

    Commonly people mention that their wrists are bothered by this pose or they feel discomfort in their supporting leg when going into any glute activa...

  • Tutorial: How to Do Half Moon Pose (10 min) — with Katherine Moore

    Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) is such a great pose; it truly gives you a sense of freedom and possibility. Katherine takes us through preparation for Half Moon, including how to leverage the floor as part of your foundation, and proper alignment and execution of Half Moon pose.

    Tip: Grab a block...

  • Power & Mythology: Tittibhasana (45 min) - with Crystal Rainbow Borelli

    Join Crystal for a 45 minute Power & Mythology practice. In this class we will learn about the story & practice of Tittibhasana.
    The Tittibha birds took on the great ocean and found that their ego got the best of them & had to go to the King of the birds, Garuda for help.
    This arm balance is to t...

  • Live Replay: Teacher Training Info Session - with Jasmina Egeler

    Teacher Trainer, Jasmina Egeler, goes over YYOGA's Teacher Training Program.

  • Modifications for Knee Injuries (10 min) — with Jasmina Egeler

    If you have knee injuries, be sure to check out this tutorial with YYOGA teacher trainer, Jasmina who offers modifications and things to keep in mind as you practice including how you can use props.

    Remember, it's YOUR body so only ever do what feels safe and comfortable for you.

  • Tutorial: How to do Bridge Pose (10 min) — with Jasmina Egeler

    Follow along with YYOGA Teacher and Teacher Trainer, Jasmina Egeler as she shows you how to safely and with proper alignment get into Bridge Pose.

    Jasmina offers 4 different variations so you can choose what works best for your body today. Remember to keep your head nice and still to protect you...

  • Tutorial: How to do Side Plank (5 min) — with Mari Dickey

    Learn why Vasisthasana (Side Plank) is Mari's favorite pose, and practice with her in this tutorial!

    Mari loves Vasisthasana because, as she describes, there are so many ways to modify it — using it as a transition to move into other shapes, educating your side body and beginning to wake it up, ...

  • Tutorial: How to do Dancer's Pose (5 min) — with Mari Dickey

    Learn how get into Dancer's Pose, Natarajasana, with YYOGA teacher trainer Mari Dickey.

    This well-known balancing pose is a sweet front body opener, back body straightener, and the peak pose in our YHot sequence.

    It also has a lot of progressions, so whether you've just started practicing o...

  • Tutorial: Jumping into Chaturanga (5 min) — with Mari Dickey

    Learn how to do jump back into Chaturanga (low push up) safely and with proper alignment for your body with YYOGA teacher trainer, Mari.

  • Tutorial: Handstand Prep (10 min) — with Mari Dickey

    Alignment based movement is even more important when you're practicing challenging poses like Handstand.

    In this 10 minute tutorial and short sequence, learn how to properly warm up and prep for your handstand with inversion expert and YYOGA teacher trainer, Mari Dickey.