Top 7 online yoga sites for your yoga practice before yoga teacher training

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The internet has transformed the wide world of yoga into one that’s immediately and amazingly at our fingertips. Looking back on my yoga journey thus far, I can’t imagine my life without the many gifted yoga masters who’ve brought profound yoga classes into the comfort and privacy of my own home. Nowadays, you can study with some of the most esteemed teachers in the world—without leaving your bedroom. If you want to prepare for your yoga teacher training at Yandara by practicing online, rather than in a studio, here are some great resources!

Glo

In my opinion, this is one of the most impressive yoga class subscription websites in the world. For only $18 per month, you get access to a truly amazing treasury of yoga and meditation classes that run the gamut of styles. Whether you have 5 minutes or 90, whether you seek a powerful chakra cleansing or a soft, yin experience, this yoga resource has every class you could ever imagine. Meditation, yoga, trainings, workshops, philosophy class—you name it. It’s all there. If you’re curious, take advantage of the 14-day free trial, then decide if this is a yoga resource you’d like to invest in. Some of the best teachers in the yoga world are teaching on Glo. 

Dr. Melissa West’s Youtube channel

This sage woman offers a truly meaningful bundle of ongoing yoga teachings for mental, physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual health. Long, in-depth yoga for attention overwhelm classes are one of her newest topics. There’s a paid membership community, as well as free classes for all. For members, one highlight is a monthly program in which you choose a particular bhava (an attitude of devotion) to focus upon. Her philosophy is inspiring, and her mission to keep yoga authentic is part of the package. Yoga for real people is her motto, and she teaches in a way that adheres to the true meaning of yoga without  becoming a part of the showy instagram craze of today. Also influenced by Vajrayana Buddhism, she urges us to develop the capacity to listen to and follow the wisdom of our bodies, while practicing our yoga for the benefit of all beings. 

Yogi Approved

Ashton August runs the show on this yoga-centric website, and she’s a little powerhouse of a woman. Yogi Approved is a valuable resource for yoga classes, yoga and wellness articles, healthy recipes, mindfulness insights, and wellness-inspired travel. If you’re looking for a review on a particular yoga product, you’ll likely find it here. If you want to connect with a like minded community, you can find your peeps here, too. 

DoYouYoga

This yoga resource is a lot like Yogi Approved in that there are classes, programs, articles, and all sorts of free, yoga-related information. If you’re looking to get started with yoga or ready for a yoga-inspired reset—the free, online 30-day yoga challenge might be just what the doctor ordered. There’s even a bikini-body challenge you won’t want to miss. The site is bright, fun, and user-friendly. It should be on every yogi’s list of resources.

DoYogaWithMe

This site offers completely free yoga classes. Yes, free! Everything on this site is free of charge, save the retreats they advertise and a handful of member subscription programs. Choose from yoga, meditation, yoga challenges, peak pose challenges, and much more. Their mission is to make yoga accessible to everyone, while keeping the integrity of yoga in tact. There’s an opportunity here for everyone—no matter what level—to benefit from yoga as much as possible. There’s also no need to subscribe or even give them your email address. With no advertisements and only product reviews, this site is special, for sure. 

Ekhart Yoga Youtube Channel

Esther Ekhart’s youtube channel has more than 500 free yoga classes. Styles covered are hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, yin, anusara, chanting, yoga philosophy, and more. Like most sites, there’s a paid membership area for extras, but that’s optional. With such a wide variety of free classes to explore, this yogini and the teachers that share her space will keep you interested and inspired for days and weeks, if not years. 

Yoga Journal Online 

The print version of Yoga Journal used to be the only yoga resource available. Nowadays, it’s one of many. However, it’s still one of the best yoga resources out there, and its online portal is a wonderful way to get your yoga news, wellness articles, yoga and meditation articles, instructional pose videos, interviews with yoga celebs, and a complete library of asana. This tried-and-true yoga resource has stood the test of time, and continues to do so. 

Yoga has officially gone mainstream. While there are negatives to this equation, the positives far outweigh them. This super bundle of yoga resources are an example of this inspiring fact. Yoga isn’t going anywhere. It’s here to stay!