Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Intensive Traditional Progression

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Introduction from Joey Miles

What This Course Includes

  • Full lifetime unlimited access
  • Video-based course
  • 44 individual lessons
  • 130 on-demand HD videos
  • Compatible with desktop, laptop and smartphones
  • Taught in English
  • Quality assurance
  • Outstanding support

About Your Teacher

Joey Milles

Joey Miles is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher (KPJAYI Authorised Level 2) teaching classes in Leeds and Hebden Bridge, as well as workshops and retreats in the UK & abroad. He has a depth of knowledge that is hard to surpass, and when you combine this with a compassionate and broad influenced approach you know you have a teacher that can give you great insights into this wonderful practice.

Course Objectives

Video based course with Joey Miles is intended for

  • experienced Ashtanga practitioners who already know postures in Primary series and where they are in the sequence.
  • those who want to explore possibilities, ways to work deeper and with more refinement, to allow really get in touch with what is going on during the practice.
  • those that are happy to practice in a Mysore style (not led), probably with a frequency expectation of four times a week or more. If you are practising less than this, you may have difficulty finding the time to carry out the homework and integrate it into your practice.

Course Structure

We have taken the lead from the way Ashtanga was traditionally taught, one posture at a time, and devised a course that really goes deeply into each posture and allows you the time to get to grips with it before you start refining the next one.

Every posture in the Primary Series, as well as the Finishing Sequence, has an associated lesson with videos on the vinyasa, detail and homework. There are 44 lessons in total with over 130 videos spread between them.

There are also additional lessons interspersed throughout the course on topics such as breath, bandha, opening tight areas, drishti, and the vinyasa count.

This is ‘Traditional ‘ version of the course which will take probably close to eight months to complete because you only get one new posture a week (very occasionally one or two more). In this way, you proceed on a pose by pose basis with the idea of allowing yourself the time to try out, process, and integrate the lessons into your daily practice.

We are managing the temptation to rush ahead for you. It will be better if you watch the videos before you start that week’s yoga practice. We have created a private Facebook group so that you may feel part of a collective experience and interact with Joey and myself as well as others on the course.

Is It The Right Course For Me?

Below is a little checklist that might help you decide if you are ready for the course. If you associate yourself more with ones of the ‘Prerequisite‘ go ahead with watching the Free Sample Lesson and decide.


  • Have been doing Primary Series regularly for 1 or more years
  • Want to go deeper in the practice
  • Have time to try out homework
  • Have space to practice with video
  • Open minded to changing the way you do things
  • Practice 4 or more times per week

Potential Obstacles

  • Beginner to Ashtanga
  • Don’t want to change the way you do postures
  • No time to do homework
  • No space to try things out
  • Have an aversion to props
  • Not a detail person
  • Poor student with barely enough money to eat!

Free Lesson To Try

Here is a Free Sample Lesson on Utthita Trikonasana that you can try out before you decide.

A Few Reviews From Verified Users

Sebastian Kent: Will transform your practice – like a yogi’s best friend

I was not prepared for how detailed and thorough each explanation was. Joey has such a cheerful, friendly, easy going attitude and seems to understand all the stumbling blocks that a practitioner can encounter. He can tell you how to overcome these obstacles. Doing the “homework” exercises will really advance your practice, and make each asana more comfortable. The gradual weekly stepwise approach is very useful, and a key to progress.
I have been doing yoga for seven years, Ashtanga off and on, and I feel like this has charged up my practice significantly.

Janine Oehm: A Homepractitoner Essential!

A brilliant and enjoyable course which refreshed and improved my homepractice tremendously.
I’m an anatomy geek who tries to practice with good teachers as often as I can, but the longer I practice at home in regular life the more ‘funny’ habits sneak in. So this course improved my practice a lot and way more than I expected from an online course.
I personally also love the emphasis on the vinyasa count and like its been said before this course is also very useful for vinyasa or power yoga practitioners that want to improve alignment.
I love it.

Natalie Buckland: Awesome online course

I have always been a bit dubious about online courses for yoga but what Joey and Stu have put together here has totally changed my opinion. To have a little bit of joey in your life once a week is a great thing for anyone to have if you are not able to get to him in person! I was specifically keen to start learning the Sanskrit count but the thought of it scared me a little. With Joey giving you just small parts to learn at a time I have been able to take this to my practice along with all the other brilliant tips he has to share and can honestly say the course has already helped my practice unfold further – I am very grateful and look forward to continuing with the course! You must sign up! X

Manuela Kaniški: Happy and inspired Abhyasi

Love details about every asana, learning vinyasa count, it makes me curious, inspired, I pay more attention and practice with more awareness in my daily practice. Thank you, Joey and Stu.

Tina Scribner: Recommend! Excellent instruction!

I am about 4 weeks into this course and am very pleased with the quality of instruction as well as the pace of the materials. Having “homework” each week is a great way to incorporate this into my regular practice. This is a great value for the amount of material. I am very pleased!!

Rikky Maas: This is changing my practice!!

This is fantastic so far. First I was hesitant to learning ashtanga via video, because I’m going to a studio a few times a week and I figured that would be a better way to learn. I checked this course out anyway because a friend of mine did a two week intensive with Joey and she hiiiiiighly recommends him (and now I understand why!!). I did the first sample lesson about trikonasana and it completely changed the way I do that pose. Even though I’ve been doing ashtanga for about a year and regularly take workshops and intensives at my studio! There’s a great luxury in going deeply into a single pose and patiently integrating the details vs doing a whole weekend of lots of training. So after the sample lesson I was hooked, and I’m so glad I signed up now :). It’s a great addition to your studio practice, Joey really goes into those details your teacher simply doesn’t have time for in class, and it’s a fantastic aid to your home practice. I’m much more motivated to practice at home now, and ongoing studying of a new pose each week invoked a lovely level of play and curiosity into my daily ashtanga practice. Definitely recommend it, it’s worth the money! Joey is an incredible teacher and I’d love to learn from him in person sometime. Thank you Joey and Stu for sharing your wisdom!! 😀

Helen Richardson: This has transformed my practice

I am about 9 weeks into this course, and it has transformed my practice. I wholeheartedly recommend following it thoroughly and carefully. Having come to Ashtanga with a few years of solid daily practice under my belt, I was advised immediately to ‘just practice up to navasana’ (!) which I now realise was a premature and large Ashtanga mouthful to bite off at first chew! Through Joey and Stu’s course I have gone completely back to ‘basics’, approaching the series pose by pose as I should probably have done at the start. Joey’s anatomical expertise, coupled with his refreshingly common sense approach to the challenges of the practice, have been fantastic. It has been difficult to strip my practice back to just a few poses for the first few weeks- the result is that I finally seem to be making progress where before I was plateauing and just wearing myself out. I can’t thank you guys enough! So excited for the rest of the course 🙂

Andreas Lessenich: Highly recommended!

A wealth of information, in great detail, always clear and precise – just what I was looking for! Thanks, Joey and Stu!

Hoping for a follow-up about pranayama and meditation! 🙂

Nicole Dumke: Wonderful course you really can work with!

I really recommend this course to everyone who wants to deepen the practice!
I love the detailed and Joey’s on point explanations!
He is so down to earth and his approach is wonderful!

For me I have to say that the amount of homework is enough for a week 😀 .
So I have the chance to focus on these small pieces!
Now after some weeks I’m “delayed” because I love to focus on my weaker points.
But I feel a huge improvement in my self-practice!

Can’t say how much I love this one, really! Thank you all for this opportunity!!!

Craig Barnes: Outstanding course

I have found the course hugely beneficial and enjoyable, particularly because of Joey’s accomplished, inspiring Ashtanga practioners with an Iyengar influence. The tutorials are very insightful and the opportunity to watch the tutorials, practice and then repeat has significantly improved my understanding of the asanas and consequently the alignment, precision and flow of my practice. While the course is clearly aimed at Ashtanga practioners, I do think vinyasa flow practioners would get a lot out of the course because of the overlap between the styles. A big thank you to Joey and Stu for creating such a fantastic resource.

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