Now, more than ever, we need yoga. It can do wonders for our mental health and help us find inner strength as we navigate our way through this unsettling time.
Check out these online classes and support your favourite studios.
One of the most in-demand yoga teachers, Adam Husler hosts several live donation-based yoga classes per week on his Instagram. His partner Holly, who is also a yoga teacher, demonstrates while he guides you through the practice and provides excellent alignment cues.
Light a candle, roll out your mat and flow with your favourite teachers from London studio Fly LDN. They are free running morning, lunchtime and evening classes. Check out their Instagram for the daily programme.
If you’re a regular at Heartcore, you’ll no doubt be tuning in to make the most of their Livestream Studio. Alongside Pilates and barre, it’s beaming yoga classes into your living room from strong power flows to yummy yin sessions. An unlimited class pass for £55 to keep you chakras balanced throughout November.
Popular Instagram yogi Steffy White, who is known for her warm and inspiring teaching style, is streaming ad-hoc classes. Go to @steffywhiteyoga to find out when she’s going live.
Another yoga teacher with a big online following is Cat Meffan. She hosts free live vinyasa classes once or twice a week and you can also check out her YouTube channel which is packed with flows ranging from 15 – 45 minutes. Expect feel-good flows with lots of playful elements.
Cake and Yoga Club
For a monthly subscription of £12.99 you’ll get access to an archive of online yoga classes plus four new sessions each month, as well as a monthly TLC workshop, which sounds very welcome right about now. Check out @cakeandyogaclub.
Hotpod Yoga devotees may not be able to escape to one of the studio’s inflatable cacoons right now but they can still get their fix. For £12 per month join the studio’s Hotpod Home – try the free seven-day trial to see how you get on.
Don’t miss the chance to flow with Indaba’s highly experienced teachers, such as the legendary Stewart Gilchrist, from the comfort of your home. Book as normal via the website, £10 per session.
If you want to dive deep into your practice, Ahmed Zambarakji is your man. He is leading a 90-minute open level vinyasa class every Wednesday and a two-hour session for experienced yogis on Saturdays. Classes are donation-based and capped at 25 students. Visit @ahmedyoga for details.
Flex Chelsea has also jumped on the Zoom bandwagon. Choose from Power Flow, Chill Flow, Revive Flow or Yin Yoga. Book via the website or Classpass, £5 per session.
Lululemon has launched an online community, Community Carries On, an online hub offering mindfulness practices for you to try at home. Choose from 20, 45, and 60-minute yoga videos designed to bring calmness, stability or energy into your body and your day, meditation and a simple breath guide from Ryan Leier to detox the body.
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