These at-home yoga workouts will help you stay flexible and fit from afar

As we adjust to another level 4 lockdown, finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety is a wellness priority. What better way to find a new perspective than in the position of a downward dog or happy baby? The internet is filled with inspiring virtual classes catering to all preferences and abilities, and by signing up to those offered by a local yoga studio or practitioner, it’s a great way to support them while they can’t host clients in-person.

Here is our pick of the best online sessions you can undertake at home.

Basecamp Power Yoga
Celebrating your birthday in a lockdown can be a challenge, but the boutique Basecamp Power Yoga studio is bringing good vibes virtually for its second anniversary. For the next two weeks, it is offering Basecamp at Home live online classes, including Yin and Power Yoga Beats. Classes are $10 each, or you can purchase a weekly pass for $25.
Find all the information and classes here.

Wholehearted Yoga Studio
Birkenhead’s Wholehearted Yoga Studio has launched The Kindness Project. The two-week free (or for a koha) online membership includes access to livestreamed sessions and a growing library of classes. Owner Araluen Clarke is a trained counsellor and supporter of ‘self-compassionate yoga’, and the classes hope to help both your body and mind (and central nervous system) look after themselves better.
Find all the information and classes here.

EastWest
Popular Ponsonby Road yoga studio (and winner of our 2020 Everyday Heroes survey) EastWest has a well-established suite of virtual classes ready to go. Priced on a sliding scale as to what you can afford, one auto-renewing payment per month gives you unlimited access to all classes including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and more. You can cancel at any time with no contract, but we don’t think you’ll want to thanks to the teachers’ expertise.
Find all the information and classes here.

Mahi Yoga
Newmarket-based studio Mahi Yoga makes it easy to keep track of what its virtual timetable is, thanks to regularly updated stories on its Instagram account and clearly laid-out sessions online. Book in for a Vinyasa, or a Dynamic or Yin class, with the Mahi app or directly through the website. If you’re new to Mahi, you can book a week of unlimited classes for $35.
Find all the information and classes here.

Sala
With its sleek online platform, boutique fitness studio Sala has all its in-demand classes in one place — including yoga. Find over 80 yoga classes of all lengths and strengths, from prenatal yoga to sweat-seeking sessions and restorative stretching. Membership costs $25 a month, or you can try free for 14 days if you’re new.
Find all the information and classes here.

Unity Studios
All about creating subtle shifts, Unity Studios have moved their intuitive classes online with live Zooms. Each class is $10, and they can be booked online or via the Unity Studios app. If you can’t make the class time, Unity will send a recording of the class, which you’ll have access to for 24 hours. It’s the perfect time to try something new, including yin yang yoga and barre.
⁣⁠Find all the information and classes here.

Om Studio
Offering both livestreamed Zoom classes and an ‘Omline’ yoga studio library for access any time, Om Studio is a well-oiled machine when it comes to virtual sessions. Purchase individual Zoom classes through its website or the Mindbody app, or pay a monthly membership fee for unlimited access to the library.
Find all the information and classes here.

Yoga With Kylie
Having completed both a Bachelor of Nursing degree and training to become a Yoga Medicine Registered Therapeutic Specialist, Auckland-based yoga instructor Kylie Rook aims to make yoga accessible to everyone. She teaches a range of practices and hosts several classes via livestream through her website. Sign up to her mailing list and receive a free month of yoga through Yoga With Kylie Online, and follow her on Instagram for additional updates.
Find all the information and classes here.

Sweat Yoga
Inclusive yoga studio Sweat is all about bringing the heat. Not one to crack under pressure, the team have quickly put together an online schedule of 60-minute Instagram Live classes, including Vinyasa Flow. Anyone can join.
Find all the information and classes here.

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