Review of Ashtanga Yoga Led Primary Series with Petri Räisänen.

Review of Ashtanga Yoga Led Primary Series with Petri Räisänen. By far my favourite recording so far, because Petri, another amazing Ashtanga teacher, actually leads a class. It’s not a manicured, staged demonstration with a voice-over and edits. No, this is a real life led class, filled with Ashtangis of all levels and Petri guides the class through the Primary Series adjusting his pace and >> Read More …

Review of Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with Jessica Kass and Fightmaster Yoga.

Review of Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with Jessica Kass and Fightmaster Yoga. If you thought the David Swenson’s and John Scott’s videos were fast paced, than this one will have you hyperventilating. In less than one and a half hour, Lesley Fightmaster has you running through the entire Primary Series. Somewhere halfway, you can hear her sucking on a candy which I found distracting, although >> Read More …

Review of David Swenson First Series.

Review of David Swenson First Series. David Swenson is another teacher from the old lineage and although the video must be at least three decades old judging by his clothes, his teachings are still invaluable. The video starts with a thorough introduction on what Ashtanga yoga is, what the important elements of the practice are and how to do the Surya Namaskaras and Vinyasas. Very >> Read More …

Review of John Scott’s Ashtanga Yoga The Primary Series.

Review of John Scott’s Ashtanga Yoga The Primary Series. John Scott guides you through the Primary Series with full vinyasas, meaning that after almost each seated asana, he returns to standing and goes through a vinyasa before getting into the next. Considering that he does all that in just over one and a half hour, you will find that it is rather fast-paced. He does >> Read More …