Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner student (or the mere thought of the lotus position has you scratching your head) there’s never been a better time to try the delicate art of yoga.
Not only is yoga great for building strength and flexibility, but it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, making it the perfect way to hit the reset button for your emotional and mental wellbeing. So, to help you on your quest from zero to zen, we’ve rounded up our favourite online yoga classes to help keep your mind and body active at home.
Yoga With Adrienne
With over 11 million Youtube subscribers, there’s no denying that Yoga With Adrienne is a favourite online resource for those seeking some om. Her passion is to provide high-quality practices of yoga and mindfulness to people from all walks of life, at no cost. Make sure to head to her website or her Youtube for a range of free videos covering everything from yoga for beginners, yoga for back pain and yoga for weight loss. Time to get moving.
If there’s one thing that Gaia can confidently claim, it’s that they boast one of the widest selections of media, with over 8,000 films, shows and classes relating to mind, body and spirit. There's an entire section dedicated to yoga, so you can watch endless practices, educate yourself on yoga philosophy and even browse the pose library if you're looking for something specific to commit yourself to. With a subscription starting as little as $11 per month, you can do yoga, meditation, fitness and other lifestyle practices anytime, anywhere.
Another multifaceted yoga platform, Glo is designed to help you improve the function of both the body and the mind, providing users with over 5,000 classes on yoga, meditation and Pilates. Offering a seven-day free trial, you can take full advantage of their vast range of classes that help to boost flexibility, improve focus, strengthen your core and even manage emotions. If you choose to subscribe from $21 per month, you can delve further into their expert-led programs, with classes ranging from two minute blasts to 90-minute sweat sessions.
If you’re confused about what a barre class is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Explained simply, it’s a hybrid workout class that combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Barre Body has been labelled as Australia’s favourite barre workout, designed to tone and transform your body and improve balance using a mixture of barre, pilates, cardio, yoga and stretch workouts. New classes are added weekly (so there's always something fresh to try), and you can get access from $30 a month following a 14-day free trial.
With more than 100 yoga and meditation classes on offer, there’s no denying the Daily Yoga app is a crowd favourite. Great for those who are looking to develop daily routines and remain consistent with practice, Daily Yoga provides specially selected programs designed by world-class yoga trainers, and you can also track your progress to look back at all of your efforts and see what you’ve achieved. You can unlock unlimited classes for as little as 4.17 per month when you sign up for a year.
Another app helping us to get our inner yogi on within our homes is Alo Moves. Showing off a range of expert instructors from all over the world, these teachers will empower you to learn new skills, grow in your practice and achieve your goals. At $20 per month (and offering a 14-day free trial), Alo Moves is still less than the cost of one studio class, unlocking unlimited yoga as well as other fitness classes and meditation. Ranking difficulty from beginner to advanced and intensity from one through to four, you’ll be able to work your way up from novice to seasoned sweater in no time.
Founded with a mission of improving working environments by supporting employees' mental and physical health, Grokker places a huge focus on wellbeing, and being able to provide it to everyone, anywhere, anytime. Browse yoga practices by style (with options including Hatha, Vinyasa, Gentle and Yin) or choose from categories like yoga for athletes, yoga for kids, or yoga for seniors—yoga is for everyone, after all. You can access the library from $14.99 a month.
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