By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Aren’t yoga classes the best? The sense of community, the feeling of accomplishment, the help from your teacher…it all makes the experience more than worthwhile. But sometimes, you just don’t have time to head down to the studio – especially since classes are usually rigidly scheduled. The solution? Yoga vloggers!
Following an experienced yoga vlogger is a game changer – you can do yoga at home whenever you like, you get a variety of classes for free, and you can choose the workout you want to do, depending on how you feel.
So, what makes for a good yoga vlogger? They should:
- give clear instructions about each pose
- provide tips to ensure you’re in the pose correctly
- inspire and entertain
- ensure their camera operators clearly show the poses, preferably from different angles
- personally, I love it when the ‘classes’ are given from exotic locations!
Here, I’ve rounded up 10 of the best yoga vloggers I know, all of whom give great classes for free, directly to your living room.
1. Sean Vigue
Sean Vigue is an inspiring fitness trainer and one of the most watched male yoga and pilates instructors online. Sean focuses on flexibility, core strength and bodyweight classes, so expect to find some tough fitness challenges and kettlebell classes sprinkled in with his yoga content. Sean has also released a book entitled Power Yoga for Athletes, providing cross-training tips for sports professionals of any discipline.
Best for: high intensity power yoga
2. Erin Motz
Vinyasa-flow instructor Erin Motz is a self-professed “Bad Yogi,” since she claims she defies the traditional yogi stereotype, owing to her love of meat, cheese and wine. She aims to keep her online classes fun and accessible to all and firmly believes that yoga is for everyone from the kale-loving vegan to the chocolate cake lover.
Best for: those who love really clear instructions
3. Juliana & Mark (Boho Beautiful)
Plant-based couple Juliana and Mark, a.k.a Boho Beautiful, travel the world and shoot creative yoga classes in scenic locations. The pair offer an array of shorter (15-20 minute) classes for the full spectrum of abilities, as well as providing meditation guides and envy-inducing insights into their wanderlust lifestyle.
Best for: shorter workouts and for those who are inspired by incredible, natural locations
4. Allie Van Fossen
Yoga instructor Allie focuses on the chakras and energy in her YouTube yoga classes. When she’s not filming routines perched atop mountainsides or overlooking oceans, she’s sailing the world with her husband. Allie takes time to explain postures and moves at a slower pace, making her the perfect instructor for beginners to follow.
Best for: beginners or those who appreciate a slower workout
5. Kino MacGregor
Kino MacGregor not only is one of the youngest certified Ashtanga yoga teachers but she also is among the few who earned a certificate in India, directly from founder K. Pattabhi Jois. She has inspired a variety of people to start doing yoga through her books, social media posts and online videos. Kino’s classes focus on mindfulness; being keenly aware of each of your movements. She is a strong believer that daily discipline is the key to achieve your dreams and she sets a great example by practising yoga every single day.
Best for: mindful yoga practices
6. Ali Kamenova
Vegan yoga lover Ali Kamenova shares short but intense interval yoga classes on YouTube with the goal of helping her audience to become stronger and more flexible. As a mom, she also shares a bunch of prenatal and postpartum routines on her channel and makes them fun by inserting elements of dance, Pilates, weight training and cardio.
Best for: balancing hormones, moms
7. Adriene Mishler
Texan yoga teacher and actress Adriene sure knows how to feel and look good. Her profession as a performer is evident – she’s highly articulate and has a soothing, pleasant voice. Her popular channel YWA (Yoga With Adriene) takes your yoga journey to the next level to help you find what feels good for you.
Best for: feeling like you’re doing yoga with a friend – she’s very personable!
8. Yoga With Kassandra
This Canadian yoga instructor is one of the most popular on YouTube. She offers full classes of Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow for all experience levels, updated every week. She goes into great detail about how to get into a pose, so even if your laptop isn’t at eye level, you can still follow along.
Best for: longer workouts; most of her classes are an hour long
9. Tim Senesi
Health enthusiast and yoga vlogger Tim Senesi is an excellent example of a man who changed his body and attitude through yoga. Once overweight, he is now perfectly fit and healthy, thanks to the magic of yoga. And if in the past he used to be overwhelmed by negative thoughts, now he has a whole new perspective that he shares through his videos to help people gain the self-confidence they lack.
Best for: crossing your own boundaries
10. Tara Lee
This is one of our favourite Yoga Vloggers! British yogi Tara Lee has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, specialising in Vinyasa flow, pregnancy and postnatal yoga. Tara’s accent is soothing and she not only describes the poses well, but she also gives lots of encouragement to her audience, too. The classes are divided into 20 minute parts, so if you’re not up for a full on hour workout, you can at least do the first 1 or 2 segments.
Best for: feeling like you have a real teacher, right in your living room
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