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Practice Yoga Online Anytime, Anywhere

free-online-yoga-classesYogaDownload is a subscription-based online platform where you get to practice yoga from anywhere and anytime by streaming or downloading video and audio classes to your device. Though, I suspect that most of you will be practicing at home.

So why would you want to do online yoga classes?

The Benefits

Setting up an online home yoga practice has many benefits, including:

  • You save time and gas on commute
  • Convenience and freedom – you practice nearly wherever and whatever time you want
  • Practice when you’re away on a business or recreational trip in your hotel room 
  • No distractions from crowded group classes (tight personal space, people talking, worries about hitting someone accidentally are begone ﹘yes!)
  • A much more affordable alternative compared to expensive yoga studio classes
  • Feels like having a yoga teacher right in your home
  • Better than DVDs because the site gets updated with new classes on a regular basis

So, what would you find inside, if for the price of 3 Starbucks lattes, you got yourself a standard subscription?

A Variety of Classes – Something for Everyone and for All Levels

YogaDownload.com is user-friendly and easy to navigate. You can filter yoga classes by style, teacher, length, level, intensity, channel, focus, and media. As you browse YogaDownload.com, you won’t believe the amount of classes they have. It’s almost overwhelming. Because you have this much choice, you’ll be sure to find classes that work for you. Though you probably will want to try several to find your favourite treasures!

After you have compiled a list of favourite classes to try out, depending on your membership, you can download them to your phone or tablet so that you have access to them during times you don’t have access to Wi-Fi.

More than just yoga

Now get this. Besides yoga, within your subscription, you can also find:

  • Meditation,
  • Pilates,
  • YogaFit, and
  • charity classes,  where a portion of Yoga Download’s revenue goes to a designated charity.

And for all you lovely Latina Yogis, there are even some yoga classes taught in Spanish!

And more…

Oh, and for the ballerina in you (and me): YogaDownload.com offers Barre classes! (I was so thrilled and excited to see this and so I had to mention this as I loooove ballet workouts!). Barre workouts combine strength training and cardio and are a great way to get in shape, stay fit, feel sexy, and have fun! Like in yoga, barre workouts also focus on balance. Combining yoga with an exercise program such as Barre will only enhance your practice and make you feel happier and healthier.

Customize Your Classes - Your Private Trainer

Are there certain sequences that you love and others not so much? With YogaDownload.com, you can customize your yoga experience depending on your mood, schedule, and physical needs.

Concerns About Proper Alignment

One concern that I had about online yoga classes was about proper alignment and doing the poses properly.

YogaDownload.com addresed this concern by providing a separate set of videos showing and explaining how to do asanas (poses) properly.

You can also print a pose guide which you use with the corresponding audio class if you don’t feel like following along to the video classes.

Own Your Yoga Music

Ever wondered where you can get yoga music for your home practice or for the classes that you teach? Look no further as you have a comprehensive library over here. You can download playlists, browse by artist or simply curate your own playlist  by downloading individual tracks from various albums.

Online Teacher Training? Yes, it’s Possible!

Do you want to take things to the next level but you can’t commit to your local yoga teacher training courses? YogaDownload.com offers an alternative: an online 200-hour teacher training course taught by Alanna Kaivalya who has been featured in Yoga Journal’s Top 21 Yoga Teachers Under 40. Yes that's right, you can train to become a yoga instructor right from your living room!

My Experience

I have to say I was blown away by the amount of goodies inside. The variety of classes, yoga poses video tutorials and print outs, selection of yoga music, even meditation and barre classes. Wow! Much more than I expected.

Another unique thing I really like about this online platform is that some classes have themes and the message is woven throughout the asanas. I find those classes to be quite effective in staying in the present moment and to check with myself and my intentions. The drawback of in-person yoga classes is that they often lack the teacher guiding you with your specific set of intentions. And it’s understandable because people have different intentions when they come to yoga class so it’s impossible to cater to everyone. But here ﹘it is!

Personally, at this point in my life, I especially like classes which focus on empowerment like  Become the CEO of Your Mind class. And just because the class is titled as such, it doesn’t mean that you have be a CEO to take this class. The purpose of this class is to find the inner voice in our heads that puts us in charge, like a CEO. And to help us keep balanced and mindful of our behaviour when stressful situations come up in the workplace, so that we can handle them effectively and make better decisions.

I also like how  “Office Yoga” classes are simply effective tools to help you prep before a meeting, re-energize after a mid-workday slump, and manage overwhelm when the day gets crazy. With YogaDownload.com, you can literally live the yogi lifestyle everywhere.

Bottom Line

It’s so hard to summarize such a rich site with so many faucets and experiences. Definitely, I recommend you try it out, for the flexibility, variety and curiosity’s sake.

Ah, almost forgot to mention ﹘ they also offer a selection of free yoga classes you can start with.

Full disclosure: I received a 30-day complimentary subscription in exchange for an honest review. I believe that honesty is the best policy. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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Have you ever tried online yoga classes? What was your experience?

Why would you try online classes? Why not? What’s stopping you?

Let me know by leaving a comment below!


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14 Comments

  1. Rhianna Rhianna

    Hello! I have really enjoyed reading this, it honestly just made me want to do some yoga! Your doing a great job and keep up the good work 🙂

    Rhianna

    • Hi Rhianna,

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad this inspired you to do some more yoga!

  2. neri neri

    Hi Vanessa. I’ve always wanted to do yoga. I actually have dextro-levo scoliosis, and my chiropractor relative advised me to do yoga, but then until now I haven’t find flexible time for me to go out and attend yoga classes. It’s kinda hassle too I guess that’s why until now I haven’t started it. I think online yoga class will be great, though I am just worried about the proper alignments I needed to do to help me with my scoliosis. I worry that I might do the wrong ones which could make it worse.

    Neri

    • I’m sorry to hear this Neri. YogaDownload.com has some videos on proper alignment, but if I were you, I would take some classes in person just to have the teacher check your alignments. Once you know how to do the poses properly, you can start practicing at home depending how you feel. I think that Restorative or Gentle Yoga might be a good fit for you. Let me know how this goes!

  3. Arianan Curry Arianan Curry

    I’ve definitely been inspired to do more yoga, but I still like the idea of brick and mortar, because honestly, Yoga can’t depend on me to show up even in my own home!

    • Hey Arianan, have you considered practicing online yoga at home with a friend? That way you can both keep each other accountable. And if you miss of doing yoga in a group, then nothing stops you from gathering a bunch of friends in your living room which not only is fun, but it will also strengthen your relationships with them. 🙂

  4. Owain Owain

    It seems like everything these days you can find online. This is a great service to provide on the Internet. I had never thought about this before.

    There are some great benefits for this, especially if you are shy and don’t like being in a group. I can see membership growing quite considerably.

    I don’t personally do yoga but I will tell my friends who are interested in this about this.

    Thanks very much for this useful review.

    • Hey Owain, online courses and services is a “trend” that I think is here to stay indefinitely and I’m glad to see that platforms like YogaDownload.com make yoga accessible for everyone. Thanks for spreading yoga love to your friends!

  5. Nnamdi Nnamdi

    Hello Vanessa, I think you made some valid point by saying it will save you the time, gas money, yoga registration fee and even avoid bumping to people while performing yoga if you opt for the online classes. Because you can even download it to your pad or tablet to practice later if you dont have the time at the moment.

    To be sincere yogadownload.com is in many ways better than physical yoga classes and dvds. I will recommend this to my wife. Thank you and keep doing what you do.

    • Thank you for your words of encouragement Nnamdi! I really appreciate it.

  6. rebecca cosmidou rebecca cosmidou

    Hi, Vanessa! I always wanted to start yoga classes and particularly after i delivered my baby girl because i gained weight when i was pregnant! Now i am in treatment of breast ca and i want to know if it is ok for me to start now! You know i fell a little bit tired all the time and i do not have the stamina i used to! What do you think?
    Best wishes,
    Rebecca!

    • Vanessa Vanessa

      I’m so sorry about about your diagnosis Rebecca. 🙁 I would ask your doctor just to be sure, but I think starting yoga now would be THE time for you as it promotes healing. Just start with a type of practice that’s easier like Gentle Yoga or Restorative Yoga and build yourself up from there. I wish you all the best in your recovery.

  7. Craig Craig

    This sounds perfect. I tried yoga classes when I was in Indonesia, they had them in the hotel I was living in but since I came to Malaysia I just haven’t had the time. I did find classes but the times didn’t suit and it meant taking taxis back and forth so these online classes are ideal.

    They have over 200,000 members and it’s only $12 monthly! The classes look great, thanks a lot.

    • Online classes are the way to go for people on the go like yourself. They save time on commute and lots of money as well. When you were taking classes in Indonesia, were they in English? I’m curious to hear about your experience.

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