Rolling out your mat and starting an at-home yoga practice has never been easier – and honestly, who couldn’t use a bit of mind, body, and spirit connection these days? If you’re looking to ramp up your at-home yoga practice, here are a few of the best apps to help you do that (all personally tried and tested by yours truly), all with monthly subscriptions similar to what you’d pay for a single yoga class at a yoga studio.
Best all-around: Glo
Glo is a solid go-to app combining yoga, mediation, and Pilates classes from some of the best teachers (props especially to Jason Crandall), including star teachers such Sally Kempton, Seane Corn, and Richard Freeman. You can opt to follow self-guided programs, or let the app choose for you based on your responses to a series of questions to determine your skill level and preferences. Price: $24 a month with more than 4,000 on-demand classes and program options; $245 a year.
Most inspirational: Boho Beautiful
This travel, yoga, and lifestyle brand created by Mark and Juliana Spicoluk has a massive online following of more than 2.4 million YouTube subscribers – and for good reason. From their top-notch production values to stunning international locations, the couple has finely honed their craft over the years to provide something for just about every skill level, with a hefty dose of motivational talk and good vibes. While you can access plenty of their content for free on YouTube, the app offers thousands of hours of full-length, ad-free yoga, Pilates, prenatal, meditation, and live-streamed classes. Price: $11.99 a month/$119.99 a year.
Most spiritual: Gaia
Gaia is the perfect app for getting into the deeper roots of yoga and spirituality – and is like the Netflix for all things “consciousness-expanding” with more than 8,000 films, original shows, and yoga classes. In addition to classes from some of yoga’s best teachers, from Rodney Yee to Janet Stone, the app offers international editions in French, Spanish, and German. Price: $11.99 for a month/$99 a year.
Best for perfecting your pose: Alo Moves
This sleek app from big-name yoga brand Alo Yoga offers classes in more than 20 different styles of yoga (personal favorite: restorative!) from teachers the likes of Dylan Werner and Ashley Galvin. You can also access fitness classes including barre, Pilates, HIIT, and bodyweight workouts, as well as special series packages on perfecting skills like handstand or splits. You’ll pay a bit more for this one, but the production value is excellent. Price: $20 a month; $199 a year.
Best for weight loss: Asana Rebel
For anyone looking to crank up their metabolism (and shake off the dreaded pandemic 15), Asana Rebel app is designed to do just that, with the bulk of its classes focusing on heat-inducing power moves, including high-intensity planks, push-ups, and squats. Class lengths vary from a quick five minutes to a full hour, with additional nutritional plans and recipes at the ready. You have to sign up to get a price quote, which is around $60 for a year subscription, or $16 if you pay monthly.