Yoga for Beginners - Down Dogfor iOS



Discover zen with basic yoga poses

Yoga for Beginners from Down Dog is an introduction to yoga, with three different practices to choose from: Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative. It’s designed for those who have never practiced yoga before. It offers a way to fit in shorter yoga sessions, which is ideal for those with busy lives, or who get bored in long yoga classes.

Easy to follow

Down Dog has created an app that provides clear instruction and interesting workouts in Yoga for Beginners.

As the app offers three different beginner practices, it provides different access points for various abilities. Some types are slower and gentler than others. You can choose from the voices of six different instructors, who provide thorough guidance that can be heard over the complementary music. The voiceover, combined with the video, is clear and concise.

Yoga for Beginners introduces you to yoga concepts and the vast array of poses. Instructions will explain which muscles should feel tension to help boost your confidence and make the class a more enjoyable experience.

The app has three beginner classes for each type of yoga on offer. Since this is Down Dog, but for beginners, there are modifications or alternatives for poses that require more flexibility. You can come back and repeat sessions, or try the other types of yoga as you advance; variety is plentiful.

Although there is a great mix of options for newbies, these yoga classes don’t offer as much for those looking to advance.  Those looking to access more content would need to download the main Down Dog app. 

Where can you run this program?

Yoga for Beginners requires a device running iOS 9.3 or above.

Is there a better alternative?

No. For beginners, this app is a good introduction to yoga.

Our take

Although Yoga for Beginners is aimed at a niche market, many other yoga apps move too quickly and don’t provide clear explanations to first-timers. Thanks to the variety and easy-to-follow instructions, the classes build confidence and promote healthy yoga practice.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you are looking to start yoga and don’t know where to begin, this app will be helpful.


  • Accessible for different abilities
  • Good explanations and guidance
  • Easy to follow
  • Variety


  • Requires a second app to progress

Yoga for Beginners - Down Dogfor iOS


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