8-Hour Yoga Alignment Course with Lesley Fightmaster

Deepen your yoga practice and learn how to practice safely.
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  • Lectures 36
  • Length 8 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

This yoga course is focused on proper alignment and meant for students of all levels, from those who have a little yoga experience to those who are teachers. We will cover proper alignment techniques for popular yoga poses and strategies for avoiding injuries in your practice. This course comes with 11 full length sessions with me so you can put to practice immediately what you've learned.

We will break down and practice poses that you'll most often see in my classes and most Hatha yoga teachers' classes. We'll look at poses where the front leg is neutrally rotated in the pelvis and poses where the front leg is in external rotation. We'll also break down sun salutations (Surya Namaskar A and B) and variations. We also practice proper alignment in chatturanga, upward dog and downward dog. Inversions are discussed and practiced as well.

Our course is structured so that you'll watch the interactive lectures first and then practice the 30-minute vinyasa flow classes. The course will take you about 8 hours to complete. I would recommend practicing one section at a time and then the practice. Each section will take 45 minutes to an hour to complete (including the practice) and I've included quiz's after each lecture to be sure the information stays with you.

Take this course if you love yoga! I want us all to practice until we're well into our 90's, so let's make our alignment as good as it can be. This course is based on my 10 years of teaching as well as my experience as a teacher trainer. I've taught over ten 200-hour teacher training courses through YogaWorks and I'm also a teacher on the faculty of the 300-hour professional program. The YogaWorks method is the "Gold Standard" of teacher training, so the information you'll receive here is awesome!

What are the requirements?

  • A yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, and a yoga strap.
  • Yoga blankets or use your own blankets or towels.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Deepen your practice
  • Align yourself in frequently practiced yoga postures.
  • Avoid injuries in your practice.
  • Improve your overall posture.
  • Be inspired.

Who is the target audience?

  • This yoga course is meant for students who have a little yoga experience to those who are teachers.
  • New students will benefit from the specific alignment instructions.
  • Intermediate and advanced practitioners will enjoy the subtle actions in the body on a deeper level.
  • Yoga teachers will gain new ways of teaching postures.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Lesson 1: Foundations and Breath

Ujjayi breath, Tadasana (Mountain pose), and the 3 platforms of the body.

Ujjayi breath
2 questions

The Foundations of a pose, how we ground down and then lift away to create energy and ways to avoid compensating for tight area in the body.

Foundations, Grounding/Lifting
3 questions

An exercise in Table and "Bird Dog" pose (lifting opposite arms and legs from table) to practice stability of the trunk and pelvis.

Trunk Stability
2 questions
Enjoy a 30 Minute Yoga Practice that will reinforce the principles that were taught in the Lesson 1 lectures.
Section 2: Lesson 2: Externally Rotated Standing Poses

Learn proper alignment in Warrior 2 and Triangle pose and how to ensure the safety of your knee and lower back.

2 questions

Quiz on Externally Rotated Standing Poses


Practicing Tree Pose (Vksasana) and how to align the hips

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
2 questions

Learn and practice the proper alignment of Half Moon and Side Angle poses.

Half moon side angle pose
3 questions
Lesson 2 Externally Rotated Poses 30 minute Yoga Flow Class
Section 3: Lesson 3: Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A)

Sun Salutation A or Surya Namaskar A Practice and breaking down Chatturanga.

2 questions

How to jump back to chatturanga and how to practice Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukjha Svanasana).

Upward Dog and Jumping back
2 questions

Sun Salutation A and practicing downward facing dog (adho mukha svanasana)

Downward Facing Dog
3 questions
Lesson 3: Surya A 30-Minute Yoga Practice
Section 4: Lesson 4: Asymmetrical Standing Poses with a Neutral Pelvis

Learn what an asymmetrical neutrally rotated pose is and how to practice them.

Asymmetrical Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
2 questions

Practice Warrior 1/Vira 1 and Parsvottanasana (pyramid pose)

Asymmetrical Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
3 questions

Learn the safest way to twist and how to practice twisting triangle (Pavritta Trikonasana)

Twisted Triangle
2 questions

Learn how to practice and modify twisted side angle (Parsvakonasana) and twisted half moon (Ardha Chanrasana)

Standing Twists
2 questions
Lesson 4: Standing Neutral and Twists 30-minute Yoga Practice
Section 5: Lesson 5: Surya Namaskar B and Vira 1 to Vira 2

Practice Surya Namaskar B and variations. Learn the correct breath to movement and alignment of each pose.

Surya B and Warrior 1 to Warrior 2
2 questions

Learn the best way to transition from warrior 1 (Vira 1) to warrior 2 (vira 2) and why they are different poses.

Transition from Warrior 1 to Warrior 2
2 questions
Lesson 5: Surya B and Vira 1 to Vira 2 30-Minute Yoga Class
Section 6: Lesson 6: Inversions and Abdominals

Practice setting up for inversions and learn when you shouldn't practice them.

3 questions
Lesson 6: Inversions and Abs 30-Minute Yoga Practice
Section 7: Lesson 7: Shoulderstand and Plough

Learn a safe way to set up and practice shoulder stand.

Shoulder Stand
3 questions

Learn how and when to use a strap in shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana).

Shoulderstand with a strap
1 question
Lesson 7 Shoulderstand 30-minute Yoga Practice
Section 8: Lesson 8: Backbends that Strengthen the Back

Practice backbends that strengthen the back such as: Salabasana (locust), cobra (Bujangasana), Camel (Ustrasana)

Backbends that Strengthen
3 questions
Lesson 8 Practice: Backbends that Strengthen the Back
Section 9: Lesson 9: Urdvha Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow or Wheel Pose)
Practice Proper set-up for Wheel
Wheel or Urdvha Dhanurasana
2 questions

Find out about the "wheels" in practicing your backbends and why they're helpful.

Practicing "The Wheels" in your Backbends
2 questions
Lesson 9 Practice: Urdhva Dhanurasana
Section 10: Lesson 10: Seated Poses

Learn how to set up for seated poses and what props to use (if any)

Seated Poses
2 questions

This lecture will invite you to practice some seated poses: cobblers pose (Baddha Konasana), wide-legged forward fold (Upavistha Konsana) and seated twist (Marichiasana C) and review the principles of twisting.

Seated twists and forward folds
2 questions
Lesson 10 Yoga Practice: Seated Forward Bends and Twists
Section 11: Lesson 11: Abs, Hips and Arm Balances

Practice strengthening your core safely while laying on your back. Learn the set up for Bakasana (crow or crane pose) and practice opening your hips safely.

Practice Core Work Safely, Open Hips and Set up for Bakasana
3 questions

This is a reminder to work at your own pace, rest and push pause to practice the poses more than once. Also, I want to thank you for participating in our course. You are AWESOME!!! Great work! :-)

Lesson 11 Yoga Practice: Abs, Arm Balances and Hip Openers
Our final Practice
2 questions

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Instructor Biography

Lesley Fightmaster, Teacher Trainer, Yoga Alliance Certified E-RYT 500

Lesley Fightmaster, E-RYT 500, leads a breath-focused, alignment based class that combines her deep love of movement with the practice of yoga. Lesley believes that the transformational gift of yoga should be available to as many people at possible and offers yoga classes on multiple online platforms.

Lesley is a certified instructor and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She earned her 200-hour certificate trough YogaWorks in 2006 and went on to complete her 300-hour training to become E-RYT 500 certified. Lesley is now on the faculty of the YogaWorks teacher training department. She leads 200-hour certification programs and teaches in the 300 hour program. Students appreciate Lesley's ability to infuse her meditative and flowing Vinyasa classes with yoga philosophy, concise technical alignment, and some heart-felt humor.

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