Happy International Yoga Day! Today is a day of celebration and to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. In honor of this holiday, I’m excited to share some of my favorite virtual resources for yoga classes!
Since the quarantine began, I have been experimenting with several different apps and websites to move my practice from the studio to my living room. I’ll be honest – I was not a big fan of practicing yoga from home at first. There is just something so special about practicing at a studio. I love the heat, the community, the instructors, the feeling of having a sanctuary outside your home to journey to every day. But I’ve actually come to really enjoy practicing at home. Not only do I have the opportunity to work with new instructors who are not physically located in my city, but I get to experiment with different formats not usually offered at my own studio.
When it comes to apps and websites, there are a lot of options to choose from. Here is a list of some of my favorite virtual yoga classes & apps:
I am a huge fan of YouTube – mostly because there are thousands of classes and they are all 100% FREE! A simple search will provide lots of class options ranging from brand new beginner all the way to advanced. There are also classes you can take for specific areas such as hips, hamstrings, heart opening, etc. Some of my favorite YouTube yoga teachers include:
There is a seemingly endless list of classes available, so you really can’t go wrong. If you are looking for a free option to begin your practice, this is a great option.
CorePower Yoga on Demand
As an instructor of CorePower Yoga myself, I love the CPY On Demand classes. They have a free version available right now with a limited number of classes that rotate each week, and a paid version with hundreds of class options including all formats: C1, C2, HPF, and Sculpt (both bodyweight and weight sculpt classes are available). They also have a few guided meditation classes available. I also really love that each class format is available in a variety of time lengths, so if you are in a crunch for time or just want to build up your endurance, you have lots of options to do so.
You can get unlimited access to their full collection of 300+ online yoga, sculpt and meditation classes for $19.99/month.
Alo Moves is a program offered by the popular yoga clothing line, Alo Yoga. I really like this platform because they literally offer thousands of classes with many different styles of yoga ranging from Vinyasa to Ashtanga, Yin, Hatha, Sculpt, and more. Their classes are divided into 4 categories: Yoga, Fitness, Mindfulness and Skills. Each category has classes that range from beginner to VERY advanced (something I enjoy as a more seasoned yogi).
You can try a free 14-day trial, or purchase the unlimited yoga, fitness, and meditation package for $20/month or $199/year.
Asana Rebel is an app that offers a wide variety of classes ranging from 4 minutes to 1 hour. I really enjoy the different classes they offer that are based around your health goals including weight loss, more energy, toning, creating healthy habits, and sleeping better. All workouts are bodyweight only, so you don’t have to worry about needing extra weights. If you are interested in trying some of their classes, you can also check out their YouTube channel for a limited number of free classes.
With the free version, you receive 2 new workouts daily and have a choice from 6 workouts. With the full version, you will get some enhanced features such as personalized coaching tips and custom workout plans. To access the full version, you can purchase the premium package for $37.99 or a yearly subscription for $58.99.
Another new place you can find fabulous FREE classes is on everyone’s favorite app, Instagram! During the pandemic, so many instructors have stepped up and are teaching FREE classes via IG live and are posting their classes to IGTV. Here are just a few of my favorite accounts that offer free, amazing yoga classes:
Your Half Our (Yoga sculpt fusions, and power yoga variations)
Carmilla Kupritz (Yoga Sculpt, HIIT, Strength)
Antonio Pryor (Yoga Sculpt, HIIT, Strength)
Cierra Burton (Vinyasa and sculpt)
The Costal Yogi (HIIT)
Hotmess Yoga (Vinyasa)
Caroline Manrique (Vinyasa, restorative and hot yoga)
Brittany DePaola (Sculpt)
Gillian McGhee (Vinyasa)
What are your favorite virtual yoga classes? Let me know in the comments!
*Please note: This post is not sponsored. All apps and classes listed are ones that I recommend from my own personal use & experience