Yoga is a great way to relax, re-centre and build your strength, whether you practice at home, or in a studio!
Whether you’re an experienced yogi, or still looking to distinguish your downward dog from your sun salutation, we can all do with a little inspiration to keep us motivated. And, if Instagram is your go-to social media platform, then look no further for a plethora of positive and challenging accounts to keep you stretching.
Here are 11 powerful Instagram accounts to inspire your at home yoga practice, no matter what level you start at.
11. Sky Ting
Sky Ting is a beautiful yoga studio and a favourite among New Yorkers. Thanks to their Instagram page with over 50,000 followers, we can be inspired by their moves and learn some new ones of our own! Started by two friends, Krissy and Chloe, you can also head to their website and get new classes daily to work on your strength and flexibility.
10. Boys of Yoga
Boys of Yoga is a feel-good yoga account that is for everyone, which feature only men practicing yoga but aims to inspire everyone! It aims to takes down the stereotype that yoga isn’t for men. Their Instagram bio puts it best, “Some guys think yoga makes you less of a man, the truth is it makes you a better one” – something that we can all relate to!
9. Valerie Sagun
Valeria Sagun’s Instagram page, Big Gal Yoga, is awesome and inspiring – proving that yoga can be, and should be, for everyone! Her page is full of challenging poses, refreshing moves and body positivity. Follow Valerie for an array of tips and advice – she even has her own book named after her 140,000 followed Instagram account!
8. Down Dog
Down Dog: Great Yoga Anywhere is the account for the wonderful yoga app that customises personal sessions for you to do from the comfort of your own home! The page is great to follow as it provides guides no matter what your skill level, from beginner to expert, as well as for the level you aspire to be. And that’s not to mention some very cute pups featured – always a winner in our book!
7. New York Yoga Studio
New York Yoga Studio is the perfect account to follow all thanks to the aspirational images of people doing amazing yoga feats in stunning outdoor locations – the perfect fix whilst you’re at home and unable to get out! For an extra highlight, check out the ‘Workplace Warrior (from home) Wednesday’ posts, showing quick and easy stretches you can do from your work chair to stay limber. It’s the perfect way to incorporate a little more movement and flexibility into your routine.
6. Yoga Glo
With Yoga Glo you can access wonderful online tutorials for pilates, meditation and yoga (For an extra bonus, the first two weeks are free!). Follow this account to keep you motivated, and learn how to do basic yoga moves perfectly, all in the comfort of your home. While practicing yoga in a class with members and a teacher to keep your motivated is one thing, this account will help you recreate the momentum in your living room.
5. The Underbelly Yoga
For a positive and fun-loving yoga experience, check out The Underbelly Yoga! Full of energetic tutorials and inspirational and confidence-building messages, The Underbelly Yoga will leave you feeling calmer and more upbeat about yoga! Follow for cheerful content and excellent classes from an instructor that sees the fun and silliness in yoga.
4. Hannah Gypsyon Yoga
This account is great to follow if you want to use yoga to get stronger as well as more centred and flexible! Hannah Gypsyon will help you gain a relaxed and focused attitude for when you come to the mat, plus, help you with that good core strength you need for a lot of it too! Hannah does provide more advanced moves, but her account is still great for beginners to be inspired to see what they could do!
3. Strala Yoga
Strala Yoga was designed to clear the body and the mind, to let the person doing it flow with ease in a way that suits them. Strala is unique and focuses more on discovering what works for you rather than following a prescribed set of movements. Follow this page to learn how to feel soothed and centred in the process.
2. Christian Ralston
This Sydney based yoga teacher and movement coach will bring you yoga tips, inspiration and ideas from a relatable and achievable perspective. Plus, if handstands are one of your aims, you’ll discover these are a passion for Christian. Even better, Christian has recently partnered up with @move_with_em and Mastercard to bring four 20 minute classes straight from the iconic Sydney Opera House to your living room. Join them here.
1. Yoga Practice
As the bio for this page goes, “Yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory”. Yoga practice is a great account to follow to understand how to activate poses effectively and safely, providing guides on how to reach and hold your position (including helpful photos give tips on hand and feet placement, or how to hold your back). With videos and inspiration being posted daily, it is the perfect page for a beginner to try out a new thing or to remind experienced yogis of the basics.
Looking for more yoga inspiration? Check out our 8 step guide for beginning your yoga practice at home, or, if you want more technology inspiration, try the top 10 meditation apps of 2020.