8 Online Yoga Studios Worth Signing Up To
Best For: A Dose Of Calm
Over the last few years, London-based yogi Annie Clarke has noticed some common barriers to regular yoga practice, including time, money and geography. Her online platform, The Practice, has been designed to overcome these barriers. Each month, members get access to four new full-length classes and a meditation relating to an intention of the month. Membership will also give you access to an ever-growing library of classes as well as Spotify playlists, a curated asana library, and discounts to live classes hosted by Annie.
Best For: Intermediate Yogis
One of London’s most renowned yoga studios, Marylebone-based Indaba offers subscription access to its virtual platform, which includes an extensive, on-demand workout library. For just £10 a month, you can get an all-access pass to 200+ yoga classes held by Indaba’s top teachers, ranging from dynamic ashtanga to flexibility-focused dharma yoga. With an incredible variety of classes and new content uploaded weekly, there’s plenty to keep you busy – seasoned yogis should start with the Power Hour classes for a fast flow and strength-building challenges.
East of Eden
Best For: Trying Something New
If you live near Walthamstow, you may have come across East of Eden, which has an array of teachers and offers everything from energising vinyasa and rocket yoga to slower-paced yin and hatha. There are also pregnancy-specific classes, as well as sessions designed for teens. If you aren’t local, choose from over 55 livestream classes per week, and if you can’t make the live class, the team will send you a 48-hour replay link. Membership will also give you access to an impressive online library of classes to do in your own time, including short 20-minute classes, a yoga for beginner’s series, meditation, breathwork and online sound baths.
Best For: A Supportive Community
An ex-gymnast and dancer, Cat Meffan started hosting yoga classes on YouTube in 2016. When the pandemic hit, she launched her online platform. Soul Sanctuary is a members community that provides a place for budding yogis to deepen both their physical and spiritual practice. Each month members receive four new yoga flows, a guided meditation and the chance to pick Cat’s brains during live Q&As. If you’re into creative vinyasa flows, Soul Sanctuary is well worth a try – Cat is known for her fluid and playful sequences, and is also trained in ashtanga, rocket, mandala and yin.
Best For: A Healthier Mindset
Founder Yesim Yuva believes yoga is the secret to a more flexible and fitter body as well as reduced stress and improved mental health. Whether you tune in for a gentle slow flow or an energising morning sequence, her classes – updated weekly – are designed to balance your body, emotions and thoughts, helping you to let go of negative thoughts and feel energised, positive and motivated. Suitable for all levels, with plenty of classes aimed at complete beginners, you’ll also find guided meditations, and seven and 14-day yoga challenges to help you find your feet.
The Yoga Class
Best For: Restorative Movement
If you’re looking for nourishing, low-impact movement that will rebalance stress levels while also building strength, tone and mobility, look no further than The Yoga Class. Headed up by former model Laura Dodd, the award-winning digital studio and app has everything you need: you’ll find 300+ on-demand classes spanning seven styles of yoga as well as Pilates, barre and meditation to improve tone and posture, and create a stronger body-mind connection. New content is added weekly and the team is available 24/7 for online support.
The Yoga Library
Best For: Variety
The Yoga Library was born out of a series of successful IG lives that yogi Jaime Hepburn started during lockdown. Fast-forward a couple of years and it’s one of the fastest-growing yoga platforms, offering a range of styles. Within the categories of vinyasa, slow, power, rest, yin and still, there’s the ability to choose between dynamic, restorative and energetic options, as well as classes that focus on specific emotions – think Homeward, Reflection and Relinquish. You’ll also find a range of curated workshops to help you develop your practice, whether it’s delving into a particular posture or understanding a more challenging asana.
Movement For Modern Life
Best For: Travelling
The award-winning Movement For Modern Life platform has been dubbed the Netflix of yoga, offering thousands of classes to choose from, whether you have two minutes or an hour. Choose a challenge to help you sleep better or master a handstand; sample different styles of yoga; and get to know different teachers. There’s also an app to keep you moving when you’re not at home – tune into meditation, mindfulness and yoga nidra when on the plane or train, or try a yoga flow designed to be done outdoors. You can even download classes to your phone for easy access when you’re without wi-fi. The first 14 days are free.
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