Yoga Videos For Beginners

All your beginner level Flametree videos are available here. Remember to buy a beginner playback pass and/or login to your account first before you can view the videos.

They are all part of our playback video library. In each category, there is a sufficient collection of videos to keep you doing yoga for many weeks or months, and very often it makes good sense to do the classes more than once. The videos are also periodically updated, or additional videos are added.

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The drop-down tab shows beginner video types

As you can see via the tabs below, you can first select the first several weeks of your beginner yoga journey by the appropriate tab. These tabs include some of the Special Focus classes such as Backcare, Women Only, Easy Restorative, and Introduction to Breath Meditation.

Backcare, Easy Restorative and Introduction to Breath Meditation classes can be done at any time in your beginner yoga progress. They can also be done as a stream by themselves, or in conjunction with other classes from other weeks.

In particular, Backcare classes are yoga postures classes that will be useful to anyone, although they have been done to make sure that are helpful and safe for persons with back issues.

Depending on your level of yoga skills, the teacher will demonstrate the pose, and then talk you through doing it yourself.

If you find don’t get around to exercising or de-stressing enough, we suggest you try the fun and momentum of live online or in-studio classes with us, if your time zone works with our live beginner class timetable.

Before you start a class, it helps to get a few basic yoga props, like a mat or rug, plus some household items like a chair, blocks or bricks, and a belt or short piece of rope. There is more about yoga props here.

As we said, before you can access the yoga class playback videos, you may need to buy the appropriate playback or combination package of yoga passes.

Different packages for yoga videos for beginners

You can see the various playback price packages here.

You can also see a price list of all packages on this page (playback, online and in-studio), plus links to pages with additional details, here.

This short video has an easy summary of the benefits of yoga.

There’s also more information about all the beginner packages (online, playback or in-studio), here.

Online Beginner Yoga, Or Any Other Yoga, May Not Om Enough?

Online beginner yoga, or any other yoga, could probably benefit from doing some OMs. It’s only in a few classes that we do an Om. It’s worth thinking about why that is, and if we should do more of it. Essentially, in the in-studio and online beginner yoga, if we did Om more, newcomers may […]

How To Break Up Fascia With Yoga: To Reduce Pain Or Worse

Introduction: Is your fascia a stranger to you? How to break up fascia is not a medical term! I simply mean how to keep your fascia in good shape. I regularly get asked questions like what is the best yoga pose or poses for back pain, or neck pain, or de-stressing, or other challenges. The […]

“Fuzzy Thinking” From Menopause Is A Good Reason To Consider An In-Studio Or Online Course For Yoga

Men and women have the same brains! In other words, there’s no such thing as a “gendered brain”. But, at certain stages of their life, women`s brains do differ from men`s brains in some respects. Neuroscientist Dr Lisa Mosconi, in a recent TED Talk, shared the results of her ground-breaking research into how and why […]

Online yoga classes for beginners did not exist when I needed them most

My brother used to say to me: “Stuart, take time to smell the flowers”. I didn’t know what he was talking about! I was busy with my life and career. First it was getting an education. Then it was getting on with my legal career. Then it was getting a PhD. Then back to a […]

Intermittent Fasting Was Easier With Yoga, & Improved My Yoga

I wish I knew then what I know now! Some of you will remember when I had some middle age spread. When I reduced to my current size, some were worried that I had cancer or other illness. In fact, my health and mind are the best they’ve ever been. It’s at least partly due […]

Beginner Yoga Online For Libido, Insomnia, Mood, Eating Regulation, & More.

At times, we all have experiences of feeling irritable, angry, exhausted, or anxious. Sometimes, we also find we gain weight easily, or have low libido, insomnia, or mood swings. When any combination of these conditions happen, the chances are that you are suffering from hormonal imbalance and adrenal fatigue. Adrenal glands are your “stress hormones” […]

When I Do Heaps Of Gardening, Yoga For Lower Back Pain Is My “Fix”

When Susie appeared last week in The Wednesday night Yoga for Backcare class, complaining of a sore lower back as a result of overdoing the gardening, I (Chris) totally understood. We live in Darwin. This year there has been lots of rain. I am not complaining because it has been just the best Wet season […]

Why Any Gym Near Me Is Not For Me!

Yoga, instead of the gym near me, gives everything I by way of fitness, strength, flexibility and calmness. It’s easy & time flys. Try it.

The Wonders of Chair Yoga

Try Chair Yoga at Flametree. It can be easier or harder but either way you get a bunch of improvements & benefits.

Slow Gentle Yoga Class with Chris Week 1

This video yoga class has modified standing poses suitable for any beginner student but especially for those who are stiffer than average.

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Standing poses deliver equanimity, toning, stamina & more

Standing yoga poses teach you to stand upright. They build stamina and strength and mobility. They are physically invigorating and mentally quietening.

Menopause, COVID19, & My Teenage Hair Loss From Stress

Healthline’s top tip on dealing with hair loss, or the risk of it, is to reduce stress. All yoga poses are especially good at reducing stress.

Yoga To Uplift Your Mood, Spirits, & Even Depression

How blue is blue? We all have bouts of feeling blue. But sometimes we can become so overwhelmed that it feels like the whole world is pressing down on us and there is no way out. Energy goes, lethargy sets in, your feeling of self-worth plummets, and you are left with feeling empty most of […]

Simple yoga poses for better sleep, or cutting stress

Getting enough sleep can be a challenge. But deep and sufficient sleep is one of the best things you can do for productivity, longevity, looking and feeling good, reducing irritability, and more. Dr Walker, one of the world’s top sleep experts, discusses the benefits of good sleep, in a post on our Facebook page. The […]

Beginner (Women Only) Week 4A – Belinda Hoult

 

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Beginner (Back Care) Week 4A – Chris Lalor

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Doctor uses yoga for trauma and PTSD

Annie had lived her life where she had learnt to shut her brain down into survival mode, and to fight, freeze or flee when sensing danger. Yoga helped her reach a point where she said: “I slowly learned to just have feelings, without being hijacked by them. Life is now more manageable. I am more […]

Yoga reduced my menopause symptoms to nil!

I didn’t start yoga until 40. Before that, I had a very conventional, but busy life. I now know that this made me a prime candidate for premenopausal symptoms, and worse. I started my career as an academic in Melbourne. I then put my knowledge to much better use when my partner and I built […]

Beginner Easy Restorative Week 1B with Chris

 

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Beginners Easy Restorative Week 1A with Chris

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Periods time with no pain or hassle

Periods time can be a pain! But within 3 months of starting yoga, the pain, bloating, backache, headaches and irritability that I had always suffered during my menstrual cycle, all but disappeared. My periods and its effects were relatively normal, but I still had plenty of painful periods, period symptoms and period cramps. I was […]

Beginners Week 2C – Kim

 

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Beginners Back Care Focus Week 2A

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Yoga: Connections among immune system, inflammation, fasting, & disease risk

How To Reduce Inflammation In The Body: Summary Dr Merad, a top expert on our immune systems, has found that constant food intake increases inflammation. She talks both about how to reduce inflammation in the body, including the role of snacking. In particular, she talks about the length of the “window” each day during which […]

Introduction to Breath Meditation Suit Beginners and Non Beginners Week 1a

 

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Beginners – Week 3 Kim

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Inversions Are The Key To Quietening Your Mind And Improving Circulation To Support Your Immune System. Part 1

27 years of upside down! I have been turning myself upside down now for over 27 years. I practise headstand and shoulder stand every day. There is nothing quite like the feeling that comes as a result of Inverting. It is defined as when the head is lower than your heart. I really enjoy and […]

Beginners Week 2 – Kim

 

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Why and how breath meditation (pranayama) works to deliver multiple benefits

Most who practise pranayama are shocked at how time seems to vanish. As if by magic, half an hour, or an hour, just seems to slip by. Then it’s time to finish, get up and go about your daily life. The fact is pranayama is anything but magic.  Recent studies into the effects of pranayama […]

Week 4 Introduction to Breath Meditation

 

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Week 3 Introduction to Breath Meditation

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Week 2 Introduction to Breath Meditation

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Week 1A Introduction to Breath Meditation

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Week 1 Introduction to Breath Meditation

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Pranayama – Chris Lalor

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Beginners (Back Care Focus) Week 4

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Introduction To Breath Meditation – Margi Landrigan Week 2

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Introduction To Breath Meditation – Margi Landrigan Week 1

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Beginners (Restorative Yoga) Week 4 with Chris Lalor

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Beginners (Back Care) Week 4 – Chris Lalor

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Beginners Week 4 (Women Only) – Belinda Hoult

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Beginners Week 4 with Kim

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Beginners Week 4 (Women Only) – Belinda Hoult – 04:15pm

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Beginners Week 4 (Back Care Focus) – Chris Lalor – 07:00pm

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Beginners Week 3 (Restorative Focus) – Chris Lalor – 10:25am

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Beginners Week 2 Restorative Class – Chris Lalor – 01:40pm

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Beginners Week 1 Restorative Class – Chris Lalor 12:25pm

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Beginners Class Week 4 – Chris Lalor 10:25am

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Beginners Class Week 4 – Chris Lalor 11:55 am

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Beginners Class Week 4 – Chris Lalor 10:25am

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Introduction To Breath Meditation – Margi Landrigan – 07:30am Nov 15

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Beginner (Women Only – Open Level) Week 3 Belinda Hoult

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Beginner (Back Care Focus – Open Level) – Week 3-Chris

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Beginners Class (Standing Poses, Seated and Twisting Poses) – Week 2 – Chris

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Beginner (Back Care Focus – Open Level) – Week 2- Chris

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Beginners Class – Week 2- Gertie

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Beginners Class (Standing Poses, Forward Bends & Twists) – Week 1- Chris

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Beginner (Back Care Focus – Open Level) – Week 1-Chris Lalor

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Beginners Class – Gertie – 06:30am Oct 12

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Beginner (Women Only – Open Level) Week 2- Belinda Hoult

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Beginner (Back Care Focus) Week 2 Chris Lalor

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Beginner (Women Only) Week 3 (Open Level) – Belinda Hoult – 04:15pm Sep 30

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Introduction To Breath Meditation – Week 1 Margi Landrigan

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Beginner Class – Week 2 – Christine Lalor

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Beginner (Women Only) Week 3 (Open Level) – Belinda Hoult

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Beginner (Anxiety Focus) Week 1 – Open level – Belinda Hoult

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Beginner Class – Week 3 – Christine Lalor

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Beginner (Women Only) Week 2 (Open Level) – Belinda Hoult

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Beginner (Anxiety Focus) Open Level – Belinda Hoult – 0530pm Jul 02

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Anxiety Focus Workshop – Chris Lalor Belinda Hoult – 0145pm Jul 04

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Beginners Class – Week 3 – Christine Lalor

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Beginners – Week 2 – Margi

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Online Beginners (Anxiety Focus) – Start 5th May – Belinda Hoult – 0530pm May 14

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Beginner Yoga – Week 1 – Standing Pose Class

Chris teaches and explains a range of introductory standing pose, using a chair as a prop.

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Pranayama keeps me sane!

Pranayama breathing keeps me sane. On the days that I miss the practice I know I am more irritable, less patient and far less compassionate towards others. I have been practicing Pranayama for well over 20 years and I never ceased to be amazed at the power of pranayama to keep me mentally and emotionally […]

The Wonders of Pranayama. Why yogic breathing techniques are “meditative in origin & effects”

It’s best to learn Pranayama yogic breathing in the Savasana lying position, & then progress to the Seated position. In his book “Light on Light”, B.K.S. Iyengar starts the chapter that deals with Pranayama yogic breathing with these words: Everyone desires more energy. If energy could be packaged and sold in shops it would be […]

‘Our feelings and emotional states are strongly related to our bodily states and behavior’

I know many of Flametrees yoga students have purchased ‘THE PSYCHO-PHYSICAL LAB’ and have enjoyed exploring The Mind Body Problem that is presented in the book, but for those who have not bought the book or who were not able to attend Eyal Shifronis workshop when he taught in Darwin here is an extract.I thoroughly […]

Managing Effort in Your Yoga Practice.

Managing Effort In Your Yoga Practice: Less grunt leads to mindful reflection and progress in yoga.When I first started yoga I tried so hard to understand what it was all about. I put in a great amount of effort to do the poses. I used to sweat heaps and I tried soo hard.At some point […]

Do You Suffer From Insomnia? Yoga really can help you get to sleep.

…. ….Routinely sleeping less than six or seven hours a night demolishes the immune system, more than doubling the risk of CANCER.Insufficient sleep is a key lifestyle factor determining whether or not ALZHEIMER’S disease will develop. Inadequate sleep—even moderate reductions for just one week—disrupts blood sugar levels so profoundly that it would be classified as PRE-DIABETIC. Short […]

Suffer From Back Pain? Yoga Can Help, Says Raj

WHAT RAJ SAID about how Flametree’s yoga program fixed his back: “A lifting accident totally wrecked my back. In my twenties, I was running my own trucking business in Canada. I’d moved there from Punjab, India, where I was brought up. In Canada, I was working in MINUS 40 degree centigrade temperatures. Apparently, that made […]

Am I the only Paspaley pearling boat captain who used yoga for anger management?

When I first came to Darwin… some 25 years ago… I used to get frustrated and bored at times.At other times, I’d get a bit depressed… and at other times… ANGRY!As a teenager, I used to surf. It was a wonderful way to spend time and my huge energy. All that paddling around, and the exhilarating […]

Stress & drama in an election campaign!

Like my father, I (Stuart) have always worked hard in demanding jobs. Unlike him, I use yoga to de-stress and stay in shape.Sadly, Dad died too early from a disease of the nervous system, coming on top of a heart condition.One thing I do to reduce the chance of the same fate is to start early, […]

Anxiety, constipation & back problems work together, including for Dad

When my father visited Darwin from Melbourne, he would insist we went to the airport at 6pm … for a midnight departure! He suffered the anxiety that is felt by so many of us, including Senior Yoga teachers like me (Chris). It gets worse with age!  I saw the same thing with both my parents […]

How To Lower Blood Pressure

One third have deadly blood pressure, but few know it One out of three adult Australians have high blood pressure, says the Heart Foundation. High blood pressure is the largest contributor to coronary heart disease. For people with high blood pressure, there are often no symptoms or signs – they can have high blood pressure […]

Why Yoga’s Good For Women…& Me

If I could not do it, I did not do it. So, as a child, I did not get into sport! I was also sick a lot with lung conditions, like asthma. Maybe sport could have helped, but I was not going there! As an adult, I started yoga in 2001, and happily, it was […]

Mastering a challenge

I (Chris) took a long time to learn chaturanga dandasana, like Stuart is demonstrating in the picture. I thought it was a pose that men found easy due to their upper body strength, and therefore I was always likely to struggle with it. I was a tad resigned… at least in my mind! I read […]