Online yoga classes have taken the yoga community by storm.
These sites offer the complete package – low-cost, quality content, and the ability to do yoga whenever the heart desires.This could mean doing yoga in your undies on the back porch, in a hotel room while traveling, or possibly in an airport before departing. Regardless of the location, online yoga classes have got it going on!
If this is your first time hearing about these classes, then bear with me.
I will be the first to agree – nothing compares to the authentic environment of a yoga studio, especially a good yoga studio at that. The energy that’s created among a room full of yogis is second to none, its magical.
Wanna know what’s not magical though, when LIFE gets in the way of our yoga practice.
Not cool. Not magical. No bueno.
Online yoga classes are the perfect solution to combat our everyday lives AND to help keep yoga present in them.
Below are 5 different ways to practice yoga on your time, when you feel the urge, when life is spinning out of control, or because you simply love the comfort of your home. And to help kickstart your at home yoga practice, below is a yoga sequence library that includes five step-by-step yoga tutorials for every occasion.
….. morning yoga, bedtime yoga, office yoga, feel good yoga, and relaxation yoga.
To grab your free copy of these sequences, simply click the picture below.
YouTube is an oldie but a goodie, but truly a newbie for the yoga community!
And the best part – it’s FREE!
After starting my YouTube channel a mere year ago, I quickly became aware of how much yoga was being taught + followed via this platform, and it’s truly incredible what both yoga teachers and yoga students have created here! There’s true community unfolding, people reconnecting with their bodies, gaining strength + flexibility, and most importantly – learning why yoga is a lifelong practice to help live our journey!
And if you’re a yoga teacher, this is an epic place to start sharing your knowledge, practicing your yoga teaching skills, and offering another way for your students to connect with you.
Below are four channels I follow, admire and have learned a lot from along my yoga teaching + creating video way.
The Journey Junkie – (that’s me):
- My yoga channel offers a free weekly yoga class that varies from 20 minute gentle stretching to a 60 minute power flow type class.
- You can expect classes like crow pose yoga flow to build strength + confidence, restorative yin yoga flow, and vinyasa flow to feel empowered + inspired.
- If new to the yoga practice, start your yoga journey and sign up for the 30 Pose Journey, it’s just like it sounds, 30 poses, 30 days, and you’re officially on the path of being a “yogi”.
- And if you’re looking for a yoga workout challenge, join the Yoga Body Bootcamp, a seven day challenge to rest + reconnect.
Sign up for the 30 Pose Journey – click here.
Sign up for Yoga Body Bootcamp – click here.
- Adriene, in my opinion, is like the mother hen of the online yoga YouTube community – she basically started the whole damn thing!
- Her channel is well-loved for it’s 30 day yoga challenges that unveil each January, like yoga for beginners, 30 days of yoga, and Yoga Camp.
- If you’re a yoga beginner or not keen on power/vinyasa yoga, this is a great place to call home!
This fellow “online” yoga teacher is also a friend of mine and someone who inspires me to keep creating, giving and believing in yourself. We connected a few years into our online yoga journeys and now help one another out, think brainstorming, general vent sessions, and bouncing ideas off each other!
Here’s what Kassandra is all about.
- Known for her yin yoga classes, Kassandra is the queen of yin in the YouTube world, so if you love slowing down, stretching your body, and need relaxation, she’s your go-to yoga teacher.
- She leads a women’s online lunar yoga community that focuses on the moon cycles and how yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help heighten these moments in time.
- Her channel also offers videos like soul purpose interviews, podcasts and yoga challenges too!
Don’t forget to download the free yoga sequence library and start practicing in the comfort of your home today!
Yogaglo is one of the big names on the block and for a good reason. The online yoga site is super affordable, the site design is streamlined and appealing, the content is high quality, and the teachers are the cream of the crop.
And to top it all off, the filming studio is a real yoga studio in Santa Monica, CA that is open to the public. Yogis are able to practice with international yoga teachers like Kathryn Budig, Dice Lida-Klein, and Tiffany Cruikshank – FOR FREE. How cool is that!
Here’s what to expect:
- Monthly membership is $18.
- They offer a 15 day free trial that does require a credit card – make sure to cancel before the day are up to avoid being charged.
- The teacher lineup is extremely impressive, as mentioned above.
- Some of their class themes include: yoga for climbers, prenatal yoga, meditation, yoga for travel, yoga for beginners, flexibility and strength.
3. Yoga International
Yoga International is quickly becoming my favorite go-to source for credible, intelligent information regarding my personal yoga practice + my yoga teaching practice. It’s bursting at the seams with quality content that’s well-written, well thought out and displayed beautifully.
- To read articles, the site is capped after so many a day, simply sign up for a free membership.
- To access the library of yoga classes + workshops, sign up for a monthly membership for $14.95. This is truly a steal for all of the incredible content that’s housed here.
- They offer a FREE 30 day trial.
- They have also have an app for a better experience, because we all know we’re on our phones.
- Some of their classes themes include: vinyasa, restorative, core strength, yoga therapy, yin, kundalini, and many more.
- If you’re a yoga teacher or avid yoga student, the library of courses to learn from is well organized, well presented, and a great value for continuing your education.
4. The Cody App
The Cody App is definitely the new kid on the block and they’re killing it! With a teacher base derived mostly from strong social media influencers, it’s a no brainer that a following has quickly been built. If you’re an avid Instagram lover like me, then you’ll know these teachers!
What sets this program apart versus the others is the structure of offered classes. Instead of paying a monthly fee, each teacher offers individual plans to focus on specific postures, sequences, or an overarching theme like opening the heart, movement + stability, or how to press to a handstand.
- Prices range from $19.99 – $59.99 for individual plans.
- Bundles are a group of plans sold together – genius idea! These start around $39.99 and can be upwards of $200.
- Each plan consist of 5 – 14 workouts of quality content and all taught by the same yoga teacher.
- Cody App works on all devices – it’s not just an app.
- Featured teachers: Briohny Smith, Meghan Currie, Kino MacGregor, Mackenzie Miller, Dylan Werner, and Patrick Beach, to name a few…
- The program also offers strength training, flexibility, functional fitness, weight loss, and new movement programs.
And last on the list, but definitely not last that exists, is one0eight.
This is another “newer” online yoga class community, but one that’s built by the oh so famous and very well-loved Yoga Girl/Rachel Brathen. If you’re new to who yoga girl is, she’s the girl who started yoga on Instagram. I vividly remember when she started it too, not thinking anything of it at time, and now…. Rachel is a powerhouse of a woman who’s created five + businesses from harnessing the power of social media.
…..I mean if you’re not impressed, I don’t know how else to impress you.
oneOeight is one of her businesses and it’s an online community catered towards yoga, but also wellness in general, here’s what you can expect:
- A free 10 day trial to see if you like it, this is common and expected.
- $14 a month if you choose to sign up for a monthly membership.
- Four house themes to learn + experience from – move, calm, nourish and explore.
- You can view a 30 second preview of each class to get a feel for the teacher, I dig this feature!
Whoa that was an incredible amount of yoga information and it’s all at your fingertips!
I recommend saving this blog post for later and slowly digesting all of the amazing online yoga sites listed above. The biggest takeaway for us as yogis is to know our practice is portable, it doesn’t belong to a specific studio, a specific teacher, or even a specific style.
Make your practice your own and it will flourish for a lifetime.
Until next time, xoxo.