8-Hour Yoga Alignment Course with Lesley Fightmaster
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8-Hour Yoga Alignment Course with Lesley Fightmaster

Deepen your yoga practice and learn how to practice safely.
4.4 (173 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,293 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
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Price: $69.99
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This course includes
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Deepen your practice
  • Align yourself in frequently practiced yoga postures.
  • Avoid injuries in your practice.
  • Improve your overall posture.
  • Be inspired.
  • A yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, and a yoga strap.
  • Yoga blankets or use your own blankets or towels.

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!

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 07:52:08
+ Lesson 1: Foundations and Breath
4 lectures 41:50

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

Preview 08:42
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, and Compensating for Tight Areas
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 Stabilization Exercise
Trunk Stability
2 questions
Enjoy a 30 Minute Yoga Practice that will reinforce the principles that were taught in the Lesson 1 lectures.
Preview 27:53
+ Lesson 2: Externally Rotated Standing Poses
4 lectures 47:18

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

Virabadrasana 2 (Warrior 2) and Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle)

Quiz on Externally Rotated Standing Poses

Vira 2 (Warrior 2) and Trikonasana (Triangle)
2 questions

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

Preview 03:37
Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
2 questions

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

Ardha Chandrasana (half moon) and Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle)
Half moon side angle pose
3 questions
Lesson 2 Externally Rotated Poses 30 minute Yoga Flow Class
+ Lesson 3: Surya Namaskar A (Sun Salutation A)
4 lectures 43:48

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

Surya A (Sun Salutation A) Practice with Chatturanga Focus
2 questions

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

Sun Salutation A Practice Upward dog and jumping back
Upward Dog and Jumping back
2 questions

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

Sun Salutation A Practicing Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog
3 questions
Lesson 3: Surya A 30-Minute Yoga Practice
+ Lesson 4: Asymmetrical Standing Poses with a Neutral Pelvis
5 lectures 54:21

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

Which poses are Asymmetrical?
Asymmetrical Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
2 questions

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

Practice Virabhadrasana 1 or Warrior 1, Parsvottanasana (Pyramid) and Vira 3
Asymmetrical Neutrally Rotated Standing Poses
3 questions

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

Practice Standing Twists: Twisted Triangle
Twisted Triangle
2 questions

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

Practice: Twisted Side angle and Twisted Half Moon
Standing Twists
2 questions
Lesson 4: Standing Neutral and Twists 30-minute Yoga Practice
+ Lesson 5: Surya Namaskar B and Vira 1 to Vira 2
3 lectures 38:25

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

Surya Namaskar B (Sun Salutation B)
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
Transition from Warrior 1 to Warrior 2
2 questions
Lesson 5: Surya B and Vira 1 to Vira 2 30-Minute Yoga Class
+ Lesson 6: Inversions and Abdominals
2 lectures 38:28

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

How to Practice Inversions and When to Avoid Them
3 questions
Lesson 6: Inversions and Abs 30-Minute Yoga Practice
+ Lesson 7: Shoulderstand and Plough
3 lectures 38:57

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

Practice Setting Up for Shoulderstand
Shoulder Stand
3 questions

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

How to use a Strap in Shoulderstand if your elbows go wider than your shoulders
Shoulderstand with a strap
1 question
Lesson 7 Shoulderstand 30-minute Yoga Practice
+ Lesson 8: Backbends that Strengthen the Back
2 lectures 36:22

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

A Tutorial to Practice Strengthening Backbends Safely
Backbends that Strengthen
3 questions
Lesson 8 Practice: Backbends that Strengthen the Back
+ Lesson 9: Urdvha Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Bow or Wheel Pose)
3 lectures 44:34
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 Backbend
Practicing "The Wheels" in your Backbends
2 questions
Lesson 9 Practice: Urdhva Dhanurasana
+ Lesson 10: Seated Poses
3 lectures 44:36

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

Practice setting up for Seated Poses With Props and How to Fold Forward
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.

Practice Seated Twists, Baddha Konasana and Upavistha Konasana
Seated twists and forward folds
2 questions
Lesson 10 Yoga Practice: Seated Forward Bends and Twists