As most people continue to isolate at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, staying active is crucial for the health of our minds and bodies. With reduced social interactions and activities outside the house, we all need those mood-boosting endorphins now more than ever. Luckily, many yogis and studios are adapting to the new normal by providing a multitude of online resources so that people all over the world can continue to stay active and connected to their yoga communities. Of course, with so many options to choose from, we know how overwhelming it can be to sift through the websites and streaming programs to find the ones that are best for you — and that don’t require too much equipment. Our team has compiled a simple resource guide packed with Youtube channels, Instagram profiles, and online studios, so that you can continue your yoga journey from the comfort of your home. All you’ll need is a mat and a block, and you’re good to go.
With more than 8 million subscribers and nearly 600 free videos, Adriene has been hailed as “the queen of at-home yoga.” Our personal go-to for a quick mood-boost, Adriene is fun, quirky, and lighthearted, making her yoga classes all the more enjoyable. For experienced yogis and first-timers, Adriene has a wide range of videos to choose from, many of which target different areas of the body as well as varying degrees of intensity.
For a wide variety of heart-pumping vinyasa flows and calmer yin flows, check out Yoga with Kassandra, another free channel for daily yoga sessions. Kassandra posts frequently (often two or three times a week) and offers endless playlists so that you can find the perfect flow for you. With minimal to no props required, Yoga with Kassandra is an accessible option for yogis of all backgrounds.
A 500-hour certified yoga instructor, Jessica Richburg uploads new yoga classes every week, ranging in a variety of styles, lengths, and levels. With vinyasa flows, restorative yoga, advanced yoga, and even bed yoga, Jessica offers a diverse selection of videos that can be done anytime at home.
Rather than just one yoga instructor, Yogi Approved offers classes taught by multiple instructors, allowing for a change of pace and style for every class you take. With advanced yoga classes as well as beginner yoga tutorials, Yogi Approved helps their audience connect their physical practice to the spiritual practice of yoga. Not only that, but they also have playlists for yoga product reviews, healthy recipes, and their 7-day YogaStrong Program.
If you haven’t heard, we just launched our own YouTube Channel! We are partnering with certified instructors who are already a part of our community to help bring high quality yoga flows to your home. So go ahead and check out our channel for more yoga content ranging from basic foundational yoga to intense vinyasa flows.
Once again, we have the queen of at-home yoga, Adriene Mishler. Founded on her motto of “Find What Feels Good,” Adriene has created an Instagram community that practices together and celebrates one another in their yoga journeys. Adriene uses her account to share photos from yogis who are practicing virtually with the FWFG community, and she announces new videos and yoga challenges posted on her website and YouTube channel.
Meet Mia, the Healthlete. A registered yoga instructor and founder of the sustainable jewelry brand, Wellthy, Mia uses her platform to promote inclusive and conscious wellness. Her daily posts feature vignettes from her everyday life and yoga practice, encouraging her followers to achieve “high vibe living” by taking care of their bodies and growing in their yoga practices.
If staying at home is giving you wanderlust, you’re bound to fall in love with Mia, who runs @traveling_yogigirl. She’s a world traveler, an ER nurse, a mom, and a Vinyasa instructor who uses her platform to share daily wellness tips and brands to help you enhance your practice. For a little motivation to hit the mat after a long day, check out Mia’s account for a spark of inspiration.
Need a little mood boost in your yoga practice? Check out Faith Hunter, the meditation and yoga expert behind @spirituallyfly, an account that encourages yogis through the embracing and empowerment of all. She leads master classes, writes poetry, and provides resources to help you along your yoga journey. With a passion for social change and female empowerment, Faith is sure to give you just the motivation you need for your next yoga session.
Online Yoga Studios
With nearly 300 yoga series to choose from, Alo Yoga offers a range of styles, including Ashtanga, Hatha, Restorative, and Vinyasa, and you can even refine your selection by difficulty (beginner to advanced) and intensity (level 1 to level 4). Additionally, their subscription even offers fitness classes, such as HIIT, Pilates, and Barre, as well as mindfulness classes, including Yoga Nidra, Breathwork, and Meditation.
With a 30-day free trial, you can try Peloton’s digital yoga studio, which offers streamed on-demand classes from six different yoga instructors. Or, if you want to switch it up, the Peloton app also provides 10+ workout types including strength conditioning, outdoor running, cycling, and stretching. The digital yoga studio posts anywhere from two to six classes per day, and you can find a live schedule on their website.
With access to unlimited and on-demand classes, Corepower Yoga on Demand is a platform where yogis can find the perfect class for their fitness level and mood. Offering over 300 classes, their classes range from 1 to 60 minutes, and each class format displays its own description, which can be helpful if you’re not sure which level is best for you. And you get your first week free!
Another great online option is Sky Ting TV, a virtual yoga platform that offers over 200 classes in addition to workshops and trainings. Their online library makes it simple for users to navigate their ideal yoga class, allowing you to filter by duration, style, level, and instructor. With a diverse selection of classes taught by top teachers from all over the world, there’s no doubt Sky Ting TV will have classes that suit your personal preferences.