7 Best Online Yoga Classes to do at Home
Whilst life is already a balancing act, online yoga classes are a great way to introduce some calming exercise and ‘me time’ into your quarantine lifestyle. This ancient practice has a ton of mental health benefits with breathwork and meditation techniques proven to alleviate stress and quieten anxious minds. Plus, yoga is so versatile that there is a class to suit everyone’s ability, personal goal and even mood!
Check out Nannytax’s pick of the best online yoga classes to do at home:
Dubbed the Netflix of Yoga, this streaming platform gives you access to top yoga teachers all around the world. Videos can be streamed both on and offline and range from 2 minute power yoga classes to full 90 minute sessions, all searchable by teacher, benefit and style. For those just starting out, you might want to take a look at their popular 30 day Beginner Yoga Challenge. As we navigate through a new phase of lockdown, Movement for Modern Life are running their second Home Yoga Retreat starting 4th May for 10 days of live talks, restorative yoga and meditation classes – book your place online here.
Download Mobile App Free. Online Subscription free for the first 14 days, prices start at £10.99 per month after your trial period.
Adriene is one of the most famous yogis on the scene, recognised for her incredibly soothing voice that immediately puts you at ease. Perfect for those starting out, Adriene uploads easy to follow routines on her YouTube channel - and has just under 7million subscribers waiting for her next video! Her classes range from starting your day with ‘morning fresh’ sunrise practice to gentle bedtime yoga to help you decompress and prepare for a good night’s rest.
Free to watch on her Youtube Channel – browse all her videos here.
The founder, Lydiana, was first introduced to yoga as a child whilst living in India. Through studying Southern Indian classical dance, she became fascinated with how mudras were used to tell a story and implemented this into her yoga practice. Lydiana also specialises in Prenatal Yoga which applies postures, breathing and meditation to help sooth the challenges of pregnancy, and prepare expectant mothers for both delivery and postpartum recuperation.
Live stream Lydiana’s yoga classes via Zoom, check out her most up to date schedule here. All classes are Pay-What-You-Can/Free for the self-employed, zero-hour-contract, or anyone else financially affected by the outbreak.
Due to the temporary closure of this Indonesian style inspired yoga studio based in Stoneygate/Leicester, Yoga House are running an online course to help you in the comfort of your own home. Covering yoga & movement (physical poses), The Chakra system (the 7 chakras and emotional cleansing), Breath & Stress (breathing patterns and the nervous system) and meditation (self-awareness and inner guidance). Once signed up, you’ll receive an email with all the links you need.
Online Course priced at £65 – all information here.
Head over to the app store and download Nike’s training app to access over 190 free workouts across strength, endurance and yoga. NTC yoga classes are designed for you to practice no matter what your goal is or where you are on your yoga journey. Each workout is categorised in one of three pillars: endurance (flows to help develop stamina); strength (flows that hold poses longer to increase muscle strength); and mobility (restorative sessions to release tension and help you recharge mentally).
Free to download on iOS and Android. Additional In-App Purchases: Monthly$14.99/ Yearly$119.99.
Move, stretch and savasana on Lulu Lemon’s Instagram Live (IGTV) lead by global yoga ambassadors for this athletic fashion label. Practice Vinyasa yoga with Janet Stone, build resilience and strength with Faith Hunter’s Yoga for Runners or open your heart with Chelsea Jackson Roberts’ Restorative Yoga. All sessions are uploaded afterwards here.
Australian personal trainer and yoga teacher Shona Vertue is famous for her weight-based training methods. She is currently running a choice of two life-time access 12 week video programmes. The Vertue Method Fitness Programme combines weighted resistance training and cardio with her passion for yoga and meditation. The Vertue Method Mobility Programme offers daily hip and upper body sequences, working on your strength in mobility which underpins all forms of fitness training – this programme aims to help you move more easily and "future proof" your body, protecting it against ageing, wear and tear and injury.
Alternatively access a range of her videos on Youtube.