Top sites for practicing yoga online
Yoga instructor Nina Sabey lists her favourite places to watch and live stream workouts online.
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Now more than ever, we are looking online to practice yoga at home. There are countless yoga websites and resources for all levels to choose from, but if you're a complete beginner, it can be hard to sift through all the options available.
To help you find the right yoga classes online, I've listed some of my favourites across different platforms including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Live.
Best live-streamed class: BodyMindLife
BodyMindLife is one of the most loved studios in Sydney and you can now try their classes online. They live stream six yoga classes a day, which are taught by world-class instructors (including yours truly!). Their beginner's class (Yoga Essentials) builds the foundations of your practice. You'll move at a steady pace with a focus on alignment and instruction. You can check out the timetable for BodyMindLife's live-streamed yoga classes on the BodyMindLife website.
Best on YouTube: Adriene Mishler of Yoga with Adriene
There are over 254 million yoga videos on YouTube, but Instructor Adriene is one of my favourites for beginners. Adriene Mishler has been sharing her love of yoga on YouTube for more than six years. Her Yoga for Beginners and Foundations of Yoga series are designed to give you the tools to build a happy, healthy, at-home yoga practice routine.
Best on Instagram: Mary Ochsner
It doesn't matter if you've never stepped on a yoga mat before or if you're an experienced yogi, Mary will help you build your practice. She shares easy-to-follow content designed for beginners through yoga tutorials and flows. These classes provide clear instruction and modifications to meet you exactly where you are. You can catch Mary's classes on Instagram at @maryochsner.
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Best overall: Glo
The Glo online yoga community brings the studio to your home. With over 4,000 classes on demand and classes ranging from 5 to 90 minutes, you can fit your practice into your daily routine. You'll love how diverse the teachers are and there are plenty of beginner-friendly classes to pick from. Superstar instructors like Kathryn Budig mean you learn from the best.
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Choosing a platform for your yoga practice is very personal. What might be one person's ideal will be another's worst nightmare. So above all, you've got to find something that suits your personality, price, style and time allowance. Thanks to social media, we have direct access to yoga tutorials, class and beginner tips for free. But if you want something more intense or diverse, it may be worth paying for that online subscription to a studio or online instructor. You can also check out Finder's guide to where you can live stream yoga classes online for more options.
For all things yoga, pilates, meditation and wellness, you can follow me at @sabey_wellness on Instagram.
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