The Covid 19 has driven us all indoors, and our yoga online. A few weeks into the lock down, my entire teaching schedule shifted online.
After a few weeks yoga teachers across the world realized that this may very well be the future of yoga. Many senior teachers offering online classes & workshops. With considerably more time at hand, I started attending some of these online yoga classes. I even downloaded a few courses and the accompanying reading list.
As more and more yoga studios went virtual, Savitri from Saktiisha Yoga connected with me and soon I was on their virtual schedule. I started inviting guest teachers to my class too. So far we’ve had amazing yoga sessions with Medha Bhaskar and Susanne Mayer and look forward to many more. I wish we’d discovered online yoga earlier!
Here are 5 Things I Wish I knew About Online Yoga Before the Corona Virus
- It is absolutely possible to practice yoga with a teacher online.
- The teaching isn’t diluted on an online medium – in fact, it’s amplified. Teachers teach from the comfort of their homes and this is evident in their demeanor.
- An online class will save you a lot of travel time. That time can now be spent sipping some tea, meditating, catching up on reading, meal prepping etc.
- There are various online offerings – from a touch base once a week to membership access to thousands of videos – you can find something that works for you. I have registered for weekly live yoga classes & membership to the YogaBranches portal. I’ve also explored Carrie Owerko’s plans. In addition to this I attended a few online classes with Amrutha Bindu Yoga and a weekend workshop streamed to London by Raya UD. In addition to this I’ve bought several David Garrigues courses for philosophy study. I looked at OMStars too, and not to forget – I tried a few workouts with Cult.fit as well!
- Practicing in your rattiest and most comfortable pajamas beats pulling on a pair of yoga pants any day.
Have you jumped on to the online yoga bandwagon yet?