Five years ago, most yoga students were practicing solely in the brick and mortar yoga studio. Fast forward to today, and there are countless online yoga options to choose from. While some will always favor the in-person yoga studio experience, more and more students are making the switch to online, or are enjoying the best of both worlds.
If you enjoy practicing yoga online or are interested in dipping a toe into the virtual yoga streaming world, it can be overwhelming when you Google “online yoga.” There is a lot to choose from! And while variety is nice, it’s helpful to have a resource that narrows the options down.
We’ve compiled a list of the best five online yoga platforms to choose from, and included key highlights of each so you can find your online platform soulmate.
The Thing About Online Yoga These Days
There are many ways to do yoga online. Social media offers endless inspiration (albeit combined with endless scrolling), and YouTube also houses page after page of free yoga that you can take advantage of.
The upside is the free factor, but the downside is all that time and energy spent searching for the right class or teacher, and also not having the consistency in terms of quality, user experience, safety, and the content in general.
This is why the list below features the most established, respected and quality online yoga platforms in the industry. Read on to learn more about these platforms, and what makes each unique.
Top 5 Online Yoga Platforms:
1. YouAligned Classes
YouAligned.com’s YA Classes (formerly YogiApproved.com) hosts a diverse range of yoga (and guided meditation, fitness and movement) classes that are curated to your specific needs. With highly trained yet welcoming and down-to-earth teachers, YA Classes is among the highest quality in the industry.
A 5-star rated top yoga app that’s available on every device, YA Classes content can also be downloaded to play offline. YA Classes is female-founded and led, and every class you take helps plant a food-producing tree. Members also gain access to thousands of educational and inspirational articles on YouAligned.com.
Glo (formerly known as Yoga Glo), is a popular digital yoga platform with a variety of class styles and programming focused on well-being. What stands out most about this platform is its ease of navigation and categorization of their class offerings (prenatal, Kundalini, yoga conditioning, etc). Glo has a lot of impactful content to offer.
While the price tag for Glo is higher than the average online platform, their specialized content may justify the additional cost if that’s what you are looking for.
3. Obé Fitness
Obé Fitness has gained lots of recognition for its uniquely vibrant branding and class setting. Think neon dance party meets yoga! Obé boasts a huge library of classes to choose from (not just yoga – they also have fitness, dance, foam rolling, and much more) and a diverse group of instructor talent.
A unique value add for this trending platform is the ability to search music genre along with your preferred class. If you’re looking for a fun and fresh take on your online yoga practice, start here!
If you are seeking the most variety and time slots for live streaming online yoga classes, Yogaworks is for you. With 25 live classes per day and over a thousand more on-demand classes, Yogaworks has a lot of online yoga. They also offer different pricing tiers for on-demand only vs. access to both their on-demand and live streaming classes.
With a vast amount of instructors and class formats to choose from, Yogaworks brings the variety!
5. Alo Moves
Not including Alo on the virtual streaming yoga list is like not including Lululemon in a yoga mat list article. One of the most mainstream platforms, the robust Alo Moves community stems from their popular yoga clothing line, their ongoing social media challenges and ambassador program, and also from their celebrity yoga instructors.
Focusing on yoga but also offering meditation, barre and Pilates, Alo offers thousands of classes and their user-friendly member site is easy to navigate. Like most online yoga platforms, Alo offers a free 14-day trial.
Find the Perfect Online Yoga Platform For You
Our world is immensely busy and chaotic, which is why making time for yourself and your yoga practice is more important than ever. When you step onto your mat, you are doing something good for yourself, and that matters.
In our physical yoga practice, consistency is key. Being able to practice from the comfort of your own home makes yoga more accessible and convenient for you. Whether you’re looking for a yoga platform that gives back, or that offers a huge selection of live classes, with these top online yoga platforms, there’s something for everyone.
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