20 Hottest Yoga Videos on Youtube. That don’t suck. [Krishnamacharya, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Enlighten Up! w/Nick Rosen, Daft Yoga, Richard Freeman, Bridget Woods Kramer, Tara Stiles, Elena Brower, Patricia Walden, Seane Corn]

Via on Jan 7, 2009

Youtube is full of Hooters-esque models (barely) in bikinis doing yoga. But unless you’re a 12 year old boy, it’s best to scratch the surface…and when you do you’ll find thousands of years of knowledge at the tip of your clickety click mousepad.

Did I forget any wonderful yoga videos? If so, email me the youtube link and I’ll put ‘em in if they’re better than something in here.

1. Daft Yoga. It’s cute, it’s fun, it’s…a kinda embarrassing imitation of the originals. Whatever.

2. Anusara with Bridget Woods Kramer…mmmm…nice voice…

3. The master, Richard Freeman himself, in this oldy goody classic:

4. Another old Freeman, stand back ladies:

5. More Freeman, too good not to include:

6. Patricia Walden, in a onesie, looking verrry early 90s.

7. Call me biased, but Elena Brower of Vira Yoga with our video man Alex’s cut…is pure perfection.

8. Our interview with Seane Corn, the one the only the amazing the charming the real:

9. More Seane:

10. a million viewers can’t be wrong:

11: new elephriend Tara Stiles has a practical, bite-size series of yoga for everything…yoga for beginners, yoga for the office, yoga for sex, yoga for stress, yoga for waking up…subscribe!

12. Rodney Yee, of course:

13. Cyndi Lee, my first favorite lady, Ms. Om Yoga herself:

14. Everyone loves John Friend, Mr. Anusara:

15. Finally, lovely-inside-and-out yoga diva Shiva Rea:

16. We’ve covered this before, but here’s Krishnamacharya, granddaddy of modern yoga, in 1938:

17. Pattabhi Jois, venerable founder of Ashtanga yoga:

18. A youthful BKS Iyengar:

19. We’ve covered this before, love it: Enlighten Up! with elephriend Nick Rosen.

20. For dessert, Mr. Inappropriate Yoga Guy, leading the pack with 2 mill views:

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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49 Responses to “20 Hottest Yoga Videos on Youtube. That don’t suck. [Krishnamacharya, BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Enlighten Up! w/Nick Rosen, Daft Yoga, Richard Freeman, Bridget Woods Kramer, Tara Stiles, Elena Brower, Patricia Walden, Seane Corn]”

  1. elephant journal admin says:

    Nicole Gervace of Infinitea Kombucha! at 4:00pm January 7
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Paulina Dent says:

    Great videos.

    I know what you mean about YouTube being full of cheesy bikini yoga videos. I was watching videos on there and was getting pretty disgusted w/ the rude comments on many of the videos. There is a site called YogaTag you should check out, they have YouTube videos, but they are submitted by the yoga community, so there’s no cheese :)

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  6. Cam says:

    Great collection! Class with Pattabhi Jois looks scary… but there’s plenty of room between thos mats! I’ve heard stories of people crammed like sardines.

    Mr. Inappropriate Yoga Guy is a crack up. Even funnier? Whatever he says in that odd language while doing bakasana, there are comments at YouTube that quibble over the correct translation :-D

  7. Jake says:

    Hi, I noticed that you didn't have any prenatal yoga vids. Might I suggest Jennifer Wolfe's Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p453sh2HZKM&fe
    My wife LOVED this video – She claims that practicing it during her pregnancy completely helped her have a near painless, and awesome birth.

  8. Brian says:

    I studied with Richard for years when I lived in Boulder and I love him and Ashtanga. Recently, I have been practicing a new form of yoga that has influences from other disciplines (such as grappling martial arts). I really respect the guy who has developed it and think you should include it in your blog precisely because it is different. If you consider yoga to at it's core to be about the integration of breath, movement, and presence, then this is very much still yoga in that sense… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK6CGtViWg8

  9. brad says:

    Wow, what a great post and list!

    I have to admit, though, that Kino Macgregor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e72knKHWwE should be included near the top. Each of her videos are awe inspiring… She is awe inspiring. Even though her videos are not necessarily instructive, her slow, controlled movements teach a lot.

    Thanks for the post!
    Brad

  10. Cliff says:

    Krishnamacharya rocks it for me. Grandfather of just about everything out there now!

    Cliff in Cleveland

    http://www.greentarayoga.com

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    Here are a few to preview…Beach Yoga with Snatam Kaur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTxPMXjkSyA
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    Advanced Balance Sequence: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=646cggFyx3U
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    iHanuman.com has posted several yoga videos including yoga satsangs, interviews with yogis, talks from the National Institutes of Health Yoga Week as well as yoga instruction. Check out our Channel: http://www.youtube.com/ihanuman.

  14. Ian says:

    This is one we have just made for You Tube. Hope you enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f02uBqBBanY

    http://www.thebuddhasface.co.uk

  15. Leigha Butler Leigha Butler says:

    Still can't find the rest of the Seane Corn video

  16. Sam says:

    Awesome! Thanks for posting!

  17. jprayne says:

    Check this one out Waylon, called I Need A Yogi – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmCvkIqnEE0

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  42. Tina says:

    I would not necessarily say they are better than the ones in this article, but maybe you like my Yoga Videos, too. Here is one for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EjZvyG7wwA
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