Best Sites for Online Yoga Videos

Many people like the option to do yoga at home with a video when it's not convenient to go to a class. But even a great yoga DVD can start to feel boring after repeated viewings, leading to a lack of motivation to roll out your mat and press play.

Getting your yoga videos online can significantly expand your options, allowing you to change things up whenever you feel like it. And you can't beat the flexibility. Fit in an online class anytime you like, and select the length of class that you need now.

The best sources for yoga videos online update their offerings regularly and some even stream live classes, allowing you to come close to experiencing a studio class from your own living room. Not surprisingly, the sites with the widest offerings do have monthly subscription fees, but those fees tend to be more affordable than a studio membership or series of drop-in classes. Plus, there are free options out there as well.

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Glo

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The big draw to Glo is the excellent teachers on the roster, including several mainstays of the workshop/festival circuit. You can check out classes from Elena Brower, Kathryn Budig, Noah Maze, Christina Sell, and Seane Corn, among many others. Classes are also organized by duration, style, and level, to help you find the perfect fit. It's the next best thing to taking a live class.

YogaGlo offers over 1,000 yoga classes that are filmed at the company's Santa Monica yoga studio, and new classes are added all the time.

Fees: $18/month for unlimited yoga, Pilates, and meditation programming, with a 15-day free trial

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YogaVibes

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YogaVibes' online yoga videos are filmed in real yoga studios and offer a variety of classes featuring vinyasa-style yoga from renowned teachers like Ana Forrest, Dana Flynn, Faith Hunter, and Sadie Nardini, plus a full primary Ashtanga session with Kino MacGregor. By partnering with Exhale yoga studio and the Wanderlust Festival, YogaVibes keeps its content fresh and timely.

You can choose classes based on style, length, difficulty, anatomical focus, or teacher.

Fees: $19.95/month or $199.95/year, with a 15-day free trial

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Yogis Anonymous

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Yogis Anonymous has a studio in Santa Monica where it films video classes, which are both streamed live and available as recordings. This contributes to a deep archive of over 1,000 classes from which to choose. You'll definitely find some names you recognize from the Los Angeles yoga scene on the roster as regular teachers, as well as a few workshops by prominent visiting teachers.

You can pick classes based on their lengths (30 to 90 minutes, with some shorter tutorials), level, or teacher.

Fees: $15/month, with a 15-day free trial

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Yoga Download

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Yoga Download is an unlimited monthly streaming service. Prices vary depending on whether you choose to stream the video (view it once on the Yoga Download site) or download it to your computer so you can watch it any number of times. Some videos are produced by Yoga Download and some are offered through partnerships with individual teachers. In addition to the videos, there are also a number of audio-only options if you prefer that format. Ambient and new age music downloads are also available on this site.

Yoga Download has an unlimited monthly streaming subscription but the site also allows you to purchase classes individually.

Fees: $12 or $18/month, $120/year, or purchase classes individually; $1 for a 2-week trial

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Dirty Yoga

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Dirty Yoga offers online classes that vary in length from five to 40 minutes. The sessions, which are updated weekly, are all taught by co-founder Jess Gronholm, the former yoga director at Crunch Gyms. Based on the idea that more people would do yoga if it was more convenient and less touchy-feely, Dirty Yoga's signature style is simple and direct.

Dirty Yoga's online classes are simple to use. The company also offers a 28-day Dirty Challenge program, incorporating yoga, weights, and cardio, for $28.

Fees: $20/month, with an introductory option ($5 for 72 hours of access)

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EkhartYoga

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Ekhart Yoga is yoga with a European twist. Dutch yoga teacher Esther Ekhart started by posting her instructional videos on YouTube and now offers over 3500 videos on EkhartYoga. Videos vary from 10 minutes to over 60 minutes in styles including Anusara, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin. In addition to Ekhart, notable teachers include David Lurey, Julie Martin, and Katy Appleton.

You'll find plenty of offerings for beginners and flow classes, as well as some great topics for more advanced students, including arm balances and handstand.

Fees: $12.50/monthly or $120/year, with free videos to sample on the site and a 14-day free trial

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Gaia

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Gaia is an online repository for Gaiam's extensive catalog of videos, which include their yoga practice series, as well as videos about Pilates, fitness, wellness, and spirituality, among other topics. Yoga offerings include Ashtanga, Kundalini, hatha, restorative, Yin, and fusion styles, as well as classes especially for beginners, kids, and pregnant or postpartum women and tutorials on specific poses or series.

If you need to have access to every Rodney Yee video ever made, this is the place for you.

Fees: $11.99/month or $99/year, with a 99-cent two-week intro offer

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Udemy

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Udemy is a site that offers video courses in a variety of subjects, including yoga. Some of their most popular yoga offerings are multi-session courses by popular teachers like Sadie Nardini and Kino MacGregor. Courses purchased through the Udemy website or its Android app come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The site offers many yoga training videos for aspiring teachers.

Fees: Fee for each course, from $12.99 to $199.99

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Yoga Today

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Yoga Today has over 200 hour-long classes on offer, which you can stream as part of your monthly fee. All videos are created exclusively for Yoga Today, using their own instructors. Some are filmed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and feature beautiful scenic backdrops. Look for these if you prefer an outdoor setting (vs. a studio) for your classes.

The site offers new classes every week, some in multi-class series, as well as a video pose directory for step-by-step help.

Fees: $10/monthly or $119/year, with a 14-day free trial

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YouTube

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YouTube is the place to find the latest viral yoga humor videos, but there are also a ton of yoga practice videos available. The difficulty lies in identifying the credible videos from the masses on offer. Err on the side of caution by sticking to big name teachers, many of whom have dedicated YouTube channels. Sadie Nardini and Tara Stiles were two of the earliest to embrace this format.

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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal publishes free videos on its site and on its YouTube channel, including quick looks at individual poses, sequences, and lifestyle tips that enhance written or audio resources from Yoga Journal. Look for instruction from popular teachers such as Elena Brower and Kathryn Budig.

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