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14 Best Online Sources for Your Yoga Practice

14 Best Online Sources for Your Yoga Practice

 

If trying to keep up with a regular yoga practice is seemingly difficult due to summer schedules, work or lack of motivation, many online sources now make it easier for people to practice via computer, mobile devices, phone or tablets.

If your home DVD is getting a little too easy or boring and you want a challenge and shake things up a bit, try these online streaming sources below.

The best part is the variety of yoga styles and teachers, low prices and the availability to stream to your mobile device 24/7. Technology is making it easier to fit in a little more relaxation, strength, breathing and “om” into our daily lives. Namaste to that!

1. YogaGlo

Monthly Fee: $18
Try for Free: 15 days

YogaGlo offers over 1000 yoga classes that are taped live at the company’s Santa Monica yoga studio and new classes are added all the time. The big draw here is the excellent teachers on the roster, including several mainstays of the workshop/festival circuit. You can check out classes from Elena Brower, Kathryn Budig, Noah Maze, Christina Sell, and Seane Corn, among many others. They also have the classes organized by duration, style, and level to help you find the perfect fit. It’s the next best thing to taking a live class.

2. MyYogaWorks

Try for Free: 14 days

With 3 levels (beginner to advanced) and durations of 5 mins to 60 mins to choose from, MyYogaWorks is a great alternative to heading out to the studio to practice. They also have a great “journey series” that includes prenatal, pregnancy, detox, and office yoga (among many others). Streams any time and includes hundreds of videos. All Yoga Works instructors must have 500 hours completed of education and teaching time to lead classes.

3. YogaVibes

Monthly Fee: $20
Try for Free: 15 days

Yogavibes online yoga videos are filmed in real yoga studios and offer a variety of vinyasa-style classes from renowned teachers like Ana Forrest, Dana Flynn, Faith Hunter, and Sadie Nardini, plus a full primary Ashtanga session with Kino MacGregor. By partnering with Exhale yoga studio and the Wanderlust Festival, YogaVibes keeps their content fresh and timely. You can choose classes based on their style, length, difficulty, anatomical focus, or teacher.

4. YogaOnline.CorePowerYoga.com

Monthly Fee: $14.95
Try for Free: 1 week

Yoga and meditation classes are offered from the popular hot/core power yoga powerhouse. They even have online teacher training!

5. Yogis Anonymous

Monthly Fee: $15

Along the same lines as YogaGlo, Yogis Anonymous has a studio in Santa Monica where they video classes, which are both streamed live and recorded, leading to a deep archive of over 1000 classes from which to choose. You can pick classes based on their lengths (30-90 minutes, with some shorter tutorials), level, or teacher. You’ll definitely find some names you recognize from the LA yoga scene on the roster as regular teachers, as well as a few workshops by prominent visiting teachers.

6. Yoga Download

Monthly Fee: $19.95

In addition, to option to pay a monthly subscription fee of $19.95 for unlimited streaming classes, Yoga Download also allows you to purchase classes individually. Prices vary depending on whether you choose to stream the video (view it once on the Yoga Download site) or download it to your computer so you can watch it any number of times. Some videos are produced by Yoga Download and some are offered through partnerships with individual teachers. In addition to the videos, there are also a number of audio-only options if you prefer that format. Ambient and new age music downloads are also available on this site.

7. Dirty Yoga

Monthly Fee: $20
Try for a Week: $10

Dirty Yoga offers online classes that vary in length from five to forty minutes. The sessions, which are updated weekly, are all taught by co-founder Jess Gronholm, the former yoga director at Crunch Gyms. Based on the idea that more people would do yoga if it was more convenient and less touchy-feely, Dirty Yoga’s signature style is simple and direct.

8. Gaiam TV

Monthly Fee: $9.95
Try for Free: 10 days

Gaiam TV is an online repository for Gaiam’s extensive catalog of videos, which include their yoga practice series, as well as videos about pilates, fitness, wellness, and spirituality, among other topics. If you need to have access to every Rodney Yee video ever made, this is the place for you.

9. Udemy

Fees: Vary

Udemy is a site that offers video courses in a variety of subjects, including yoga. Some of their most popular yoga offerings are multi-session courses by popular teachers like Sadie Nardini and Kino MacGregor ($25-$60).

10. My Yoga Online

Monthly Fee: $9.95

Extensive selection of yoga videos filmed in studios around the country like Laughing Lotus in New York City and 8 Limbs in Seattle. Featured teachers include Kundalini specialist Kia Miller, Shiva Rea, Jivamukti’s Sharon Gannon, and Eoin Finn. My Yoga Online also offers an extensive library of free video instruction for individual poses.

11. Do Yoga With Me

Free!

Great source of classes, poses, meditations, breathing and customized downloadable programs for donations. Classes are free and shot in natural settings. Search around for your favorite videos and connect with a community of bright yogis.

12. Yoga Today

Monthly Fee: $9.95
Free weekly classes

Yoga Today has over 200 hour-long classes on offer, which you can stream as part of your $9.95 monthly fee. There is an additional fee of $2.99 per class if you want to download the videos. You can also choose a free membership, which allows you to watch a free class each week and download videos for $3.99 each. All videos are created exclusively for Yoga Today, using their own instructors.

13. YouTube

Free!

YouTube is the place to find the latest viral yoga humor videos, but there are also a ton of yoga practice videos available. The difficulty lies in identifying the credible videos from the masses on offer. Err on the side of caution by sticking to big name teachers, many of whom have dedicated YouTube channels. Sadie Nardini and Tara Stiles were two of the earliest to embrace this format. Yoga Journal’s channel is also a reliable source.

14. About.com Yoga Videos

Free!

Our own videos produced in-house, offer instruction on a number of poses and short sequences based on the content of this website. We also have videos explaining popular yoga styles and offering tips on how to get the most out of your yoga practice.”

 

Sources: http://yoga.about.com

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