Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner student—or the mere thought of the lotus position has got you scratching your head—there’s never been a better time to learn (or master) 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 6.6 million Youtube subscribers and recognised by Google as the most searched workout of 2015, there’s no denying that Yoga With Adrienne is a cult favourite. Her passion is to provide high quality practises on yoga and mindfulness to people from all walks of life, at no cost — and that sounds pretty good to us. Make sure to head to her website or her Youtube channel 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 yoga practises, educate yourself on yoga philosophy and even watch entire series on the subject. With a subscription starting as little as $11 per month, you can do yoga, meditation, fitness and other lifestyle practices anytime, anywhere. You’ll be a pro before you know it.
Another multifaceted yoga platform, Glo is designed to help you improve the function of both the body and the mind, providing users with over 4,000 classes on yoga, meditation and Pilates. Offering a 15-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 for $18 per month, you can delve further into their expert-led Glo programs designed to introduce skills, inspire goals, and create a rhythm for your practice. Ranging anywhere from 1 to 9 weeks long, and difficulty levels from 1 to 3, there’s something for everyone.
‘What is a ‘grokker?’ We imagine you’re asking. Well, the word ‘grok’ is defined as to drink or soak in knowledge so much that you are transformed by it, therefore, a ‘grokker’ is one who has been transformed. So, it goes without saying, Grokker places a huge focus on physical and mental wellbeing, and being able to provide it to everyone, anywhere, anytime. The best part about these guys? They’re offering unlimited access until April 30 to help people around the world maintain their wellbeing and manage their stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is.
Loved by more than 50 million yogis around the world, there’s no denying the Daily Yoga app is a crowd favourite when it comes to yoga online. 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, so you’re bound to learn a thing or two. Not only that, but you can also track your progress as the app keeps a record of all your completed classes, so you can look back at all of your efforts and see first hand what you’ve achieved. You can unlock unlimited classes for as little as $9.99 per month or $3.33 per month when you sign up for a year. So many classes, so much time.
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. While more on the exxy side at $20 per month, Alo Moves is still less than the cost of one studio class, unlocking unlimited yoga as well as other fitness classes and meditation. Ranking class 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.
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, so you can safely say it’s got a bit of everything. Leading the way when it comes to this hybrid style 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. You can conquer anytime and anywhere, so if you’ve never given it a go, there’s no time like the present.
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