I usually practice with the DVDs listed below, depending on what I need/feel. I try to take a class once a week or bi-weekly. Sometimes I like to practice on my own. Here is a list of the DVDs I like and highly recommend. All the instructors featured in DVDs listed below are fantastic and wonderful, and I have learned a lot about the practice of yoga and alignment from them.
Sara Ivanhoe — my first yoga instructor via DVD.
Candlelight Yoga; Basic Yoga for Dummies, Beyond Basic Yoga for Dummies
Tara Stiles — my first introduction to a yoga class in Manhattan; I read about her studio and her approach to yoga in a women’s magazine, and went to her studio regularly for a few months. She makes you feel so comfortable in her studio.
This is Yoga 1 — Strong Flow, Relax Flow; This is Yoga 2 — AM Flow, Gentle Flow, PM Flow; This is Yoga 3 — AM Yoga in Bed, Daily Flow, Energy Flow, PM Yoga in Bed’ This is Yoga 4 — Complete Yoga Library for Everyone
Travis Eliot — I have no idea how I discovered this instructor, but I love his practices and his dharma talks.
The Ultimate Yogi — 108 Days to Total Transformation — set of 12 yoga DVDs (Vitality, Cross-Train, Strength, Balance, Cardio, Detox, flexibility, Mountain/Pranayama, Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and Yoga Hardcore, and Sun Salutations (36, 72, and 108). I admit that I am not doing this program consecutively; I am doing it as 108 practices. I have stopped and restarted three times, and if I restart again, I will get discouraged.
Yoga Foundations with Travis Eliot
Hala Khouri, I took a professional development course with her about approaching children’s challenging behaviors with a holistic approach. Her discussion about stress in the body is interesting.
Yoga for Stress Relief
Seane Corne — whenever I practice with her, I feel like I am spending time with God or another higher being; sometimes I feel like I am attending mass.
Yoga from the Heart; Detox Flow Yoga; Vinyasa Flow, Uniting Movement & Breath Session One; Vinyasa Flow Yoga, the Body & Beyond, Session Two
Naader Shagagi, I also feel like I am spending time with God when I do this practice.
The Power of Hatha Yoga, Ultimate Series