28 Apr 6 Virtual Yoga Classes You Need to Sign Up to Today
It is so important to keep one’s minds and bodies active, especially during this time. Fortunately, we are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to incredible Yoga teachers and studios sharing their knowledge, practices and classes online amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Below are a varied collection of proudly South African individual Yoga teachers and studios that are offering quality classes for free, on a donation basis, or at a reduced rate, which are available across various platforms – just depends on your pockets, and your personal preference.
1. VAMOS VERDE SOUTH AFRICA
Spanish for ‘we go green‘, Vamos Verde is inspired by their passion to create a sustainable difference in the world through yoga, nutrition, and ethical living. Instructed by the incredibly personable Lucy Gemmell, Vamos Verde has launched ‘Soul Sessions’, a collection of varied classes based around the solar system, our inner energetic/chakra system and using Metta to heal through mind, body and soul. Classes are offered via Zoom and variations are offered for all levels, so everybody and everybody is welcome. All classes are R50 each.
Tuesdays | Vinyasa Flow | 17:15-18:15
Thursdays | Vinyasa Flow | 07:00-08:00
Fridays | Insta Live workouts, guest chats, dancing and more | 13:00 – 13:30 | FREE!
Sundays | Yin/Restorative | 16:00-17:00
How it works:
- Visit the Vamos Verde Website
- Find and click on your desired ‘Soul Sessions’ class
- You will be redirected to a Quicket link, pay for ticket there
- Wait to receive your zoom ID for the class/ceremony via email
- You are all set to join and enjoy the class!
Lastly, check out the website for awesome Full & New Moon ceremonies and a 30 Days of Content package, including holistic lifestyle and yoga content.
2. GREEN BEAN LIFE
Bianca, founder of Green Bean Life is hosting live donation-based Yoga classes every morning on Zoom, Monday to Saturday. They are accessible flows and each class has a different theme and/or focusses on a different part of the body. The class durations are an encouraging 40 minutes each, for those who don’t have an hour to dedicate to moving (or perhaps find an hour a bit daunting!) All yoga flows are Hatha style.
Monday | Fast Flow | 8:00 – 8:40
Tuesday | Hip Opener | 8:00 – 8:40
Wednesday | Arms & Shoulders | 8:00 – 8:40
Thursday | Legs & Glutes | 8:00 – 8:40
Friday | Core | 8:00 – 8.40
Saturday | Slow Flow | 9:00 – 9:40
| Afternoon Flow | 15:00 – 15:40
How it works:
- Visit the Green Bean Life website
- Click on ‘Book Now’
- Find day, time, class you would like to attend
- Click on ‘Book’
- Sign up by adding in name and password
- You will receive a confirmation email that contains the link to the Zoom meeting
- 30 minutes before your class you will receive a reminder mail that also contains the Zoom link in case you deleted/lost the confirmation
- Follow the link or add the meeting ID and password and you’re in!
There are also afternoon group ‘sweat sessions’ every day at 4pm, for those looking for something more intensive. Bianca also offers tailored private/small group slots available Monday – Friday, which can also be reserved through the website.
3. TEGAN B YOGA
Tegan has been teaching Yoga for 10 years and has more than 1000 hours of training, in many styles including Vinyasa, Jivamukti and Restorative. Yoga to her, is about bringing herself to each present moment, and in those moments living as the best version of herself. Her intention is for you to meet the best version of yourself through the practice of yoga.
On Tegan’s website you will find a comprehensive and varied selection of high-quality pre-recorded and free audio classes that you can go and access at your own leisure. Tegan believes that audio classes allow the practice to be self-empowering, as one doesn’t feel dependent on having to watch her.
How it works:
- Visit the Tagen B Yoga website
- Go to second tab, ‘About Be Yoga’
- Click on ‘Audio Classes’
- Stream or Download the class!
During this lockdown period, Tegan is also offering a 15 minute morning breath, meditation and intention setting sessions via Instagram Live. This is truly a beautiful way to start and set the tone for each day. Visit her Instagram profile for more details.
Tegan also offers comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training, for those who might be interested in taking their practice deeper after lockdown.
4. HOLISM HEALTH & WELLNESS
Holism Health & Wellness strongly prides itself in accessibility and inclusion. Their classes are thus accessible to all levels, and teachers are trained to modify the class and/or specific poses to meet the clients needs to ensure the practice is as beneficial & enjoyable as possible, even online. They also offer ‘60+ Yoga’ for more mature clients, as well as wheelchair yoga for disabled people. A comprehensive daily schedule is on offer, seven days a week, for discounted ‘lockdown rates’. All classes are delivered via Zoom.
Monday | Flow Yoga | 17:00 – 18:00
Tuesday | Flow yoga 8:30 – 09:30
| Accessible yoga chair | mat | standing | 10am
| Beginner flow | 17:30- 18:30
Wednesday | Flow to slow yoga | 16:30- 17:30
Thursday | Morning flow | 06:30-07:30
Thursday | Accessible yoga chair only class | 12:30-13:30
Thursday | Slow Flow Yoga | 17:30 – 16:30
Friday | Flow Yoga | 08:00 – 09:00
Friday | Wheelchair Yoga | 11:00 – 12:00
Friday | 60+ Yoga (Back to basics) | 16:00 – 17:00
Saturday | Flow Yoga | 09:00 – 10:15
Sunday | Restorative | 16:00 – 17:15
How it works:
- 1Visit the website, find your desirable class and click ‘book’
- Download the Zoom app on your phone
- Receive the Zoom link via email 30 mins prior to the class (Should you not receive the link please message Dale 0842221192 or email email@example.com)
- Get ready to flow!
R80 – drop in or 1 credit
R350 – 5 classes or
R350 – unlimited until 3 May
5. Annasana Yoga
I have been offering free Instagram Live classes every Tuesday and Friday, these classes are open to all levels. As a developing Yoga teacher, my aim is to be able to offer a fun and feel-good practice during this time for free, making it accessible to everyone, and encouraging people to get on their mats, and move and breathe.
Each class includes intention setting, sometimes an element of free or intuitive movement, and often a discussion around the benefits and meaning behind some of the poses. I like people to leave the mat feeling good but also like they have learnt something. Classes are available in ‘Live’ section of Instagram stories’ for 24 hours afterwards, making it convenient to practice at your own leisure during the course of that day.
Tuesday | Vinyasa | 7.45 – 8.45
Friday | Vinyasa | 7.45 – 8.45
How it works:
- Visit the Annasana_Yoga Instagram page
- Follow the page
- Watch out for ‘Annasana_yoga has started a live video’ just before 7.45am
- Once notified click into live video & enjoy the class
I am also offering private tailor-made lessons for individuals and groups (up to 6 people) that can be done via the Zoom platform. More details on my website. Keep your eye on my Instagram profile for pop up classes during this time!
6. Yogi Bears South Africa
And of course we can’t forget about the kids! Yogi Bears South Africa is dedicated to serving the needs of and creating mindful beings within the next generation of kids. Yoga is utilised in a fun, interactive and adventurous way to make the practice of yoga enjoyable and accessible to children between the ages of 3 -13. All classes are offered live on their Facebook page, and are donation-based in order to keep them accessible and encourage children to build their practice during this time.
Mondays | 15.00 – 15.30
Thursdays | 10.30 – 11.00
How it works:
- Log into Facebook
- Search for ‘YogiBears South Africa’
- Scroll down until you see the live video
- Enjoy the class
- Pay what you can via EFT or Zapper, details to be found on site.