Yoga is finally getting its time to shine. I remember years ago thinking of yoga as merely a post-workout stretch. Boy was I wrong! Not only is yoga a legit WORKOUT, it does wonders for your mood and mental state.
I was first introduced to yoga back in my freshman year of college by my roommate. We used to squeeze our yoga mats into the tiny floor space in our dorm room and she would lead us in some intense power yoga sessions. It was cardio, it was strength training, it was balance, it was focus. I really fell in love with the practice and it’s something I always come back to.
Now a days, there’s so many different types of yoga that you can explore, each with its own techniques and benefits. I personally love vinyasa and hot yoga. But I’m interested in trying kundalini yoga soon!
Luckily, I don’t have to search for a studio to do this! Did you know you can find almost any type of yoga class online for free and enjoy the physical and mental benefits from comfort of your home?
Don’t get me wrong, yoga studios are great when you want that class vibe and specialized attention. But they can get pretty pricey, and, especially in the winter months, it’s so hard to brave the cold and make it to class (at least for me!).
Gone are the days of relying on in-person classes to start practicing yoga. There are tons of options for free yoga videos all over Youtube, varying in style, discipline and focus.
Below are 5 of the best Youtube yoga channels to get you going with your yoga practice this year.
1. Yoga with Adriene
If you’ve ever searched for yoga on Youtube you’ve probably come across a Yoga with Adriene video. This channel is super popular with over 4 million subscribers and if you’re looking for a one stop shop for all your yoga needs, this is it!
Adriene is one of my favorite Youtube yogis. You’ll love her calming, grounded personality and the sheer number of videos and playlists she has on her channel. There are hundreds to choose from, with new ones being posted weekly. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, have a few minutes or hours to spare, are looking to sweat or relax–Adriene’s got your back! She also shares tips and tricks, meditations, and recipes on her channel. Each month Adriene creates a calendar and themed playlist of daily yoga workouts to keep you on track.
2. Brett Larkin Yoga
On her channel Brett teaches Vinyasa flow yoga and meditation and has lots of yoga-related advice to share. You’ll love how accessible and non-intimidating her videos are. And her bubbly personality will leave you smiling, even after challenging workout. This is a great channel for beginners, with a lot of How-To videos for everything from poses to breathing techniques. So even though you’re not in a studio you can get that focused instruction you might need when your just starting out. But don’t let that fool you, she has tons of full length, higher intensity videos for when your ready to work up a sweat. Brett will not only help you get your body right, but your mind and soul as well.
- Total Body Yoga: Full Body Workout for Beginners (45-min) Amazing Vinyasa Flow Weightloss Yoga
- Gentle Yoga | Beginner Yoga for Stress Relief | Less than 10 Minutes
3. Boho Beautiful
Ever imagined yourself practicing yoga on a beautiful beach or mountain top? Then the Boho Beautiful yoga videos are definitely for you. Juliana films her yoga and body toning videos in some of the most breathtaking destinations. You’ll completely forget that your in your living room! Juliana’s videos are fun and upbeat with motivating music. They’re on the shorter side (around 20 min), but you will feel every minute. Perfect for those who want a quick, yet effective yoga workout.
- Perfect Morning Yoga ♥ A Cup Of Coffee For Your Soul | North Caicos
- Blissful Yoga Flow ♥ One Yoga Class To Rule Them All
4. Bad Yogi
Erin Motz of the Bad Yogi channel is far from your traditional yoga teacher. She’s on a mission to make the yoga community more inclusive and remove the “snobbery, pretense, and endless prerequisites.” On her channel you’ll find a variety of videos and playlists for all levels, but it’s geared toward those just starting out. Topics include everything from upper and lower body focus, to yoga for your zodiac sign and much more. She even has a 10 day ab challenge to get you feeling the burn. You’ll enjoy her lighthearted, down-to-earth approach that removes all judgement and makes yoga accessible to everyone.
5. Alo Yoga
Alo Yoga is a studio franchise in California, but they make full length class videos available on their Youtube channel, allowing people to enjoy their videos all over the world! My favorite part about this channel is the variety of teachers they showcase. Just like at a real studio you can pick and choose your favorite teachers and classes, although they’re all top notch. They specialize in vinyasa flows for all levels and meditation. You will sweat! This channel is for when you want that studio feel, but don’t want to leave your living room.
It’s so nice to have the option to workout at home for free with Youtube. Anyone can begin practicing yoga on their own terms and on their own schedule.
These are 5 of my favorite yoga Youtube channels, but there are many more out there. If you’re looking for a place to start or are continuing on your yoga journey I encourage you to check out some of the channels mentioned here.