Yoga lovers take note – the fitness world’s latest app, Yogi2Me, is changing the way you get your yoga fix. Offering the direction of an instructor-led class without the hassle of leaving the house or the cost of an expensive studio membership, the app allows users to enjoy a private yoga practice in their own home, guided by some of the capital’s top teachers. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your practice to the next level, this game-changing app has you covered. SL put it to the test...
What’s the concept?
Yogi2Me promises top-quality yoga teachers straight to your door. Whether you’re after sun salutations before work in your local park or a restorative session at home to help insomnia, the app will link you up with a pool of teachers across the capital at a time to suit you. Classes are bookable in advance as well as at the last-minute, meaning there’s no excuse not to get your yoga fix.
What makes it different?
For starters, an on-demand class means you’re not tied down to a studio schedule and one-on-one sessions really enable you to improve your technique. But what really makes Yogi2Me stand out from the crowd is its ability to tailor every session to the individual. Your chosen instructor (all have been hand-picked for their experience and personality) will come armed with mats, props and speakers, and you only need a small space. We took our class in our local park but instructors will happily come to your home, office or hotel room.
And what are the classes like?
If you’re a beginner, it can be easy to feel intimated taking a class in a top studio, as you can be left on your own, feeling pretty clueless about postures. With the option to choose from a relaxing hatha session, a restorative yin class or a challenging vinyasa flow, there’s something for everyone. We opted for a vinyasa class, which was a surprisingly tough (read: sweaty) option, packed with challenging sun salutations, plenty of downward dogs and we even nailed our first crow pose, something we had, until now, struggled to achieve in a group class.
Who’s it for?
Those who work long or antisocial hours will appreciate the flexible nature of the service (you can book a session as early as 6am and as late as 9pm) while those looking for a challenge in their yoga practice will relish the enthusiasm and experience of Yogi2Me’s teachers. The tailored support and advice means the service is also ideal for beginners. Plus, there’s even the option to sign up for pregnancy yoga.
Sessions start from £65, which is considerably less than a workout with some of London’s top personal trainers. Plus, there’s also the option to split the cost between friends if you fancy a group class.