There are a great many online options for yoga classes at all price points...including free.

Everyone has their own routines for trying to stay sane and healthy during quarantine. Some people work on their sourdough skills, some get weights and lift at home, some Netflix and cocktail. For me, yoga has been a big help. I’ve loved practicing yoga for many years, but I had always been someone who went to classes at yoga studios. I thrived on the group dynamic, the sense of community and the energy. I had always wanted to develop a home practice but never got around to it. Well…with COVID I now had no excuses not to start. But how best to go about it?

There are tons of great resources available, from Zoom classes offered by studios and independent teachers, to libraries of pre-recorded classes and tutorials on Asanas (poses) on YouTube and connected TV apps. Which you choose depends on your preferences for style, teacher, timing, and budget. One of the silver linings is that you can experiment with a wider array of classes than you could probably ever get too in person.

Here are a few examples of specific resources you can check out. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Please add some of your favorites to the comments if you’d like. If this list seems a bit NY centric, that’s just because its where I live.


Most of these are libraries of free classes. If you like a particular instructor or resource you can often pay for a deeper dive on other platforms such as Roku, Android, Patreon, Zoom, etc

• Brett Larkin
o “I teach vinyasa flow yoga & meditation on Youtube with classes appropriate for people who’ve *never done yoga before* to very sweaty, advanced stuff for when you want a true yoga workout out home!”
• Alo Yoga
o “Alo Moves brings you on-demand yoga, fitness, and mindfulness for home and on the go. Our platform is designed to spread mindful movement, inspire wellness, and create community — one class at a time.” Alo features many great instructors and different styles of yoga.
• Great for beginners or anyone wanting to get clear easy to understand instructions on properly executing different poses.
• Boho Beautiful
o Free high quality Yoga Videos for the digital yogi age. Plus Pilates, Fitness, Vegan Food, Guided Meditations, and blogs for conscious mindful living too. Boho Beautiful is Juliana Spicoluk & Mark Spicoluk
• BodyAwareNY
o Rose Erin Vaughn offers free videos on Asana, Pranayama, as well as Meridian Yoga. If you enjoy these she also offers other classes on Zoom and IG


Many, if not most studios have responded to the quarantine by offering online classes either as a monthly membership, and/or a-la carte. The monthly fees can approach what you paid to go in person, however one upside is its likely you can “attend” more classes virtually than you could get to in the studio. Most of these are over Zoom or occasionally Instagram Live

• Three Jewels - Three Jewels is an NYC based not for profit that reintegrates yoga, meditation and the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As of this writing their online classes (via Zoom) are now free. They are actually donation based, but if your circumstances dictate that this is zero dollars, they are ok with that.
• Dharma Yoga Center- Sri Dharma Mitra is a living Guru and has been teaching in NYC for over 50 years. Take classes online from his studio or stream content on,, and
• Humming Puppy ( has studios in Melbourne, Sydney, and NYC.. They offer some free streaming classes as well as live classes over Zoom
• Science Of Self- Free weekly live classes from Rose Erin Vaughan and other teachers
• Jivamukti Yoga. One of NYC’s oldest studios. Great subscription resource for live and streaming classes.

Connected TV apps

• Gaia – Gaia features a library of yoga videos along with a lot of other content.
• Sarabeth Yoga.
• Alo Moves. Tons of instructors, styles, difficulty levels. Available on the web and connected TV.
• CorePower Yoga.


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