These at-home yoga workouts will help kickstart your day, or wind it down

Auckland-dwellers are back in level 3 lockdown for the week and, as such, finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety is a wellness priority. What better way to practice this than daily sessions of downward dogs and happy babies? The internet is filled with inspiring virtual classes catering to all abilities, and by signing up to those offered by a local yoga studio or practitioner, it’s a great way to support them when they can’t host clients in-person due to restrictions. Here is our pick of the best online sessions you can undertake at home — BYO yoga mat.

EastWest
Popular Ponsonby Road yoga studio (and winner of our 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.

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.

Om Studio
Offering both live-streamed 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.

Mahi Yoga
Newmarket-based studio Mahi Yoga makes it easy to keep track of what their 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.

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.

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