Yoga DVDs by Rodney Yee
Rodney Yee has starred in a massive number of yoga instruction DVDs. We’re talking MASSIVE–I haven’t yet figured out how many videos Mr. Yee has created, but his partnership with Gaiam has resulted in the creation of a comprehensive offering of different yoga courses on DVD.
Before becoming a popular yoga teacher, Rodney Yee performed ballet. His work as a dancer and his need to keep his body strong, flexible and healthy led to his yoga studies, which in turn led to his eventual emergence as a yoga teacher.
His teaching style is friendly, precise and relaxed. If you have any interest at all in practicing yoga from DVDs, then you owe it to yourself to bring at least a little of the Rodney Yee catalog home with you.
- Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Beginners
If you’re new to yoga, then Rodney Yee has several great beginning yoga DVDs. This one is very solid. It has two yoga classes with which you can follow along. Rodney’s guidance will help you become unfamiliar with the unfamiliar moves and postures of yoga, and his encouragement helps you stay calm and positive even while you work hard.
- Rodney Yee’s AM and PM Yoga for Beginners
This beginner DVD focuses on yoga series that work best either in the morning or evening. Those times of day are particularly suited for yoga practice so you can start your day clear and energized or finish your day relaxed and calm. Patricia Walden teaches the PM class. Both classes are excellent for helping you move deeper into your beginning yoga practice.
- Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga Flexibility Workout
First off, this DVD was filmed live in Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. The backdrop is incredible. Secondly, Rodney’s signature style of Power Yoga makes for a great yoga workout. This isn’t on my desert island list of yoga DVDs, but it is a great one to have handy if you like Power Yoga, Rodney Yee or variety in your yoga practice.
- Power Yoga Total Body Workout
This is one of my favorite Yoga DVDs. You’ll notice it made it near the top of my 10 Best Yoga DVDs list. This hourlong workout is intense, fun and guaranteed to keep you growing until you fully master it. I love rising to the challenge that Rodney Yee sets in this series, and I absolutely recommend this DVD to you if you’re looking for a yoga workout you can return to time and time again.
- Ultimate Power Yoga
This is a more recent release by Rodney Yee that guides you through about five different shorter Power Yoga series. You can work as hard or as lightly as you like–if you only have time for a 20-minute workout, then there’s a series on this disc that will give you what you need. If you’re feeling really ambitious, then you can tackle the entire DVD and decide for yourself whether or not this is indeed the ultimate Power Yoga workout.
- Yoga Burn
With so many yoga DVDs on the market, you might wonder how Rodney Yee can keep cranking new DVDs out without becoming repetitive and/or boring. This disc is a great example of Yee putting a nice twist on a standard–and solid–yoga workout. Yoga Burn invites you to hold postures much longer than you’re used to in order to experience the telltale burn response of your muscles. This workout is intense, but it’s also accessible. I’d call it intermediate, but if you’re a beginner, this could be just the thing you need to take your practice to another level.
- Rodney Yee: Intermediate Yoga
This would probably be my least favorite of all the Rodney Yee DVDs I’m including here. However, if you really connected to his beginning yoga DVD, then you’ll definitely feel right at home here. There’s a logical progression from where the beginner DVD leaves off and where this one picks up.
- Power Yoga Collection
If you’re looking for incredible value, then look no further: this 3-disc DVD set of Rodney Yee’s Yoga Burn, Power Yoga and Yoga Conditioning for Athletes provides you with three intense Power Yoga(-ish) workouts in one package. If you’re a yoga DVD freak like me, it’s fantastic to have some workouts lying around that you can do whenever the mood hits–even if it doesn’t hit very often. These are nice workouts, not my favorites, but still solid, and I enjoy them enough to recommend them for sure.