7 Online Yoga Classes To Ease Anxious Minds

7 Online Yoga Classes To Ease Anxious Minds

As things stand, a new working from home lifestyle risks putting the brakes on any well-established fitness regime. But when stress levels mount, turning to yoga can work wonders to soothe frazzled nerves and tense bodies. Here are the online streaming services to know…

Annie Clarke The Practice

Annie Clarke’s recently launched at-home offering, The Practice, is fast becoming the UK’s hottest virtual studio. So much more than your average YouTube video, each month brings four new full-length classes as well as a meditation centered around a different intention. There’s also a library of shorter videos with a more specific focus (think yoga for stress, deep stretching and energy) for moments when you’re short on time. Suitable for beginners and pros alike, Annie’s positive, grounding energy will have you hooked. 

BEST FOR: Those looking for a holistic wellbeing boost – the sense of community here is palpable, while the guided meditations will help keep you on the straight and narrow.

PRICE POINT: £15 per month or £80 for six months

Visit AnnieClarke.com

Yoga with Adriene

Adriene Mischler, more commonly known by her online moniker, Yoga With Adriene, heads up a loyal online community of some 6m people. Her friendly, approachable demeanor and clear instruction makes her easy-to-follow videos enjoyable and, dare we say it, fun. With a strong focus on mindful breathing, deep stretching and pain relief, and videos covering everything from strengthening the core to bloating, period pain and heartbreak, a session with Adriene is an hour very well spent. 

BEST FOR: Beginners and those who don’t take their yoga too seriously.

PRICE POINT: All videos are free of charge.

Visit YogaWithAdriene.com


The first live one-to-one digital yoga platform, HelloYoga’s global community of yogis means at-home workouts needn’t compromise on quality. Whether you’re looking for a quick, 30-minute vinyasa flow or a 60-minute yin session, all you need is 3x3m space, a mat and a decent WiFi connection. With genius two-way video and voice communication throughout your class, it’s like having your very own personal trainer in your living room. 

BEST FOR: Those looking for a more bespoke session – your yogi can tailor the class to your ability and the type of yoga you want to practice. 

PRICE POINT: Your first seven days are free; from £39 for two sessions thereafter.

Visit HelloYoga.com

Cat Meffan

A 500-hour qualified yoga instructor, Cat has taught at some of the capital’s hottest studios and now leads hugely popular yoga retreats in exotic locations across the globe. Fortunately, her YouTube channel is a little closer to home, offering everything from restorative to rocket classes. Cat’s soothing voice and calming energy are infectious – join her for sessions that focus on hip mobility, back health, stress and strength.

BEST FOR: Free, high-quality yoga doesn’t come better than this. Cat’s YouTube channel also features headstand and crow pose workshops, as well as videos on subjects like imposter syndrome and veganism.

PRICE POINT: Cat’s content won’t cost you a penny.

Visit Cat’s YouTube channel here

Movement For Modern Life

Founded by lawyer-turned-yogi Kat Farrants, this platform offers an intimate online experience where fellow yogis can tune in to sessions held by some of the country’s top teachers. From traditional ashtanga to vinyasa, pregnancy yoga to post-natal, you’ll also learn about anatomy and experience more restorative and supportive classes such as yin and yoga nidra. Membership gives you unlimited access to all videos and challenges (the 21-day beginners’ challenge is well worth a try) as well as 24-hour access to teachers for queries.

BEST FOR: Whether you’re a dedicated yogi or downward dog beginner, Movement for Modern Life’s 800-plus classes make it the ultimate choice for practitioners at every level. 

PRICE POINT: Free for 14 days and £10.99 per month thereafter.

Visit MovementForModernLife.com


Bringing yoga classes to your home or hotel room in real-time, Yogaia is the online studio you didn’t know you needed. With sessions running throughout the day and night, there’s something for everyone, whether you want to relieve stress, increase flexibility or focus the mind. If you choose to join a live class, there’s the option to hook up your webcam, meaning your instructor can monitor your progress and check posture as you go. Can’t find a live class that suits? There are hundreds of recorded sessions to stream as and when you need your yoga fix. 

BEST FOR: Those who get bored easily – Yogaia offers fresh classes daily, with Pilates and barre also featuring on the line-up. 

PRICE POINT: Get unlimited access to all features for two weeks; £7.49 per month thereafter.

Visit Yogaia.com

Asana Rebel

You don’t have to sacrifice cardio for yoga with Asana Rebel, a top-rated yoga app with a difference. Taking a mindful approach to fitness, expect hundreds of guided yoga flows alongside yoga-inspired HIIT sessions as well as meditations and music for focus and sleep. In the app, you can input your goals, track progress and choose classes and programmes based on how much time you have or the intensity you’re after. Some workouts are available in the app for free, but you’ll need a subscription for full access. 

BEST FOR: Those who want the mind-clearing benefits of yoga with a side of heart-raising HIIT.

PRICE POINT: Free with in-app purchases; membership starts from £8.29 per month. 

Visit AsanaRebel.com

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