When you aren’t lucky enough to practice near a teacher, with other students, in need of some inspiration, or just like to watch, here is a list of Ashtanga yoga practice videos listed in alphabetical order. By all means, if you know of a video that you think should be mentioned, let us know.
- ANNE NUOTIO
Title: Anne Nuotio Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
This video is amazing! Anne demonstrates the evolution of her practice with commentary. You can watch her practice 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. This is perhaps more for observation than for practice. What is amazing is that you watch a body move through the different series and also that it is *gasp* a woman! Her commentary is thoughtful and inspiring. Check out Anne’s article over at Living Mysore…
PS- Anne is currently authorized by the KPJAYI.
You can purchase the video at Anne’s website.
- DAVID SWENSON
Title: First Series
This is a bit of a cult classic. That said, there are many things in this video that differ from how ashtanga is currently being taught in Mysore by the KPJAYI. It is definitely instructional.
PS- David is authorized and listed on ashtanga.com, but is not listed at KPJAYI.
Click here to purchase at our Amazon store
- JOHN SCOTT
Title: Ashtanga Yoga the Primary Series
People really enjoy this dvd. It is instructional and inspirational and his accent is adorable.
PS- John is certified to teach by the KPJAYI.
At our Amazon store
- KINO MACGREGOR
Title: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with Kino MacGregor
We haven’t seen it, but the fact that it features a woman, and a fierce one at that, is enough to convince us. It is our understanding that the video is instructional. Be sure not to confuse this with her “A Journey, A Workshop”.
PS- Kino is currently listed as a certified teacher with the KPJAYI.
You can purchase both DVD’s at Kino’s website
- LINO MIELE
Title: Primary Series with Lino Miele
Thoughts: From the trailer, it looks good… This is probably great for guys who are intimidated by taking instructions from men who look like they have a lifetime of dance experience. Not sure if this is more instructional or demonstration as we haven’t seen it. But we agree that this is probably a good choice as Lino is the “correct vinyasa” man.
PS- Lino is certified by the KPJAYI
- MARK DARBY
Title: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
We’ve heard nothing but good things. Mostly instructional.
PS- KPJAYI certified
At the Elephantbeans store
- MELANIE FAWER
Title: Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga: Primary Series with Melanie Fawer Certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
…Tumbleweeds… Maybe you can help us out with this one?
PS- KPJAYI Certified
In our store
- NICKI DOANE
Title: There are 2 videos available “Beginners class” and “Introductory poses”
Great for yoga newbies. Can’t remember the difference between the two.
PS- Nick is authorized and listed on ashtanga.com but not KPJAYI
You can purchase either video here
- PATTABHI JOIS
Title: Ashtanga Yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois – First Series from Yoga Works Productions
Whether you plan on practicing with the video or simply watching, it doesn’t get much more authentic than this. Guruji counts a full led primary for a class of “big name” yoga teachers My how yoga clothes have changed!
PS- Guruji is Guruji
In our Amazon store
- RICHARD FREEMAN
Title: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series & Introduction
He kind of sounds like a robot but that aside, tons of useful information. Rumor has it that when asked which western student “gets it”, Guruji repled, “Richard Freeman”. It is hard to argue with that kind of endorsement! Mostly instructional.
PS- Richard is KPJAYI certified
Both videos by clicking here
- SHARATH RANGASWAMY
Title: Primary Series
If Sharath had a fan club on facebook, we’d join. Oh wait, he does. And for good reason! Sharath is the grandson of Guruji and has taken over KPJAYI. If you can’t study with the source in India, this is the next best thing. Sharath leads himself through a led primary class. Read more at Ashtanganews…
PS- Totally certified and come on, it is Sharath!
Purchase the DVD at the Ashtanga Productions website.