Since running my first marathon in January, which took a major toll on my body, I’ve maintained a habit of practicing yoga about twice per week. Running tightens my muscles (especially in my hips), and yoga stretches and restores. It’s also been a great low-impact strength workout. While I’ve shared some of my favorite yoga studios, such as Exhale and Y7, my schedule doesn’t always allow for me to make it to a studio. Sometimes it’s easier to roll out a mat in my bedroom and practice at home. Yes, there is enough room in my New York City apartment to do this.
When I started to practice at home, I was always looking for online resources to take classes. I most enjoy yoga when I have an instructor to follow, rather than going through the flow on my own, so I was thrilled when The Yoga Collective reached out to me to try their service. The Yoga Collective is a subscription based platform which provides its online family (members) with High Quality, HD yoga classes taught by over a dozen of LA’s top teachers. Their roster includes Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot. It’s been a great opportunity to try a community of instructors that teach on the West Coast.
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Being a member of The Yoga Collective means having unlimited access to online yoga, pranayama, and meditation classes that are filmed in a way that makes you feel as though you’re in a studio. The yoga classes focus on various times of day (morning vs. evening), muscle groups, and levels of difficulty. There’s also a Free Pose & Position section of the website that breaks down yoga poses on video with an instructor and student. This is especially helpful for newbies! Another part I love about this site is that they strongly believe in Karma Yoga, which means they give 50% of their profits to charities like Y.O.G.A. for Youth and Charity:Water.
The Yoga Collective is giving two of my readers the chance to win a one year unlimited membership, so they can also practice yoga at home. Head over to Instagram to enter for your chance to win. If you’re located in California, you can also visit The Yoga Collective studio in Venice!