Yoga is ideal to practice at home or wherever you are. You do not need a lot of space or equipment and it is super easy to get started.
We offer live streamed classes wherever you are in the world. Maybe you do not have time to go to a studio or prefer to practice in the comfort of your own surroundings. We have a full schedule of classes where we can practice live together online. We work with independent expert teachers offering a range of styles for you to choose from, wherever and whenever you want.
Before you can book your first class you need to ‘Sign up’ on our site.
Step 1 – Sign up for your account here:
Step 2 – Click on ‘Create Profile’
Step 3 – Complete the form with your login and personal details
Step 4 – Agree to the Yoga Practice Online liability waiver
Step 5 – Click on ‘Create Profile’
Step 1 – Book a class through the YoPO website
Step 2 – To access the class, click on the class invite link emailed to you at the time of booking
You do not have to download Zoom, you can just click on the link we send you. If, however you do want to download it, this is how:
Instructions for a mobile device:
Instructions for a laptop or computer:
Yoga can help to build strength, increase flexibility, and reduce stress and fatigue. It can benefit everyone of all ages regardless of level of fitness or body type. We offer a range of styles to suit your needs. These include both relaxing and more dynamic and energising styles dependant on the needs of your mind and body at that moment in time.
To choose your class type please click here to read more about the styles we offer.
For most classes, you’ll need a space that is a bit longer than yourself lying down and about as wide as the reach of your arms stretched out. Typical spaces are in sitting rooms, hallways, bedrooms, even kitchens and if your internet signal and screen visibility is good, you may like to try an outside space like a balcony, garden or patio. If you don’t have a yoga mat yet, you’ll find a hard floor is best for standing poses, but you’ll need towels or blankets for comfort when you’re on the floor. If possible, you might like to have some wall space available to give you support during balances.
Some people like to practice in one space and make it special with meaningful objects and photos nearby and maybe a scented candle or incense. Others will practice in different spaces depending on what else is going on in their homes at the time. Privacy to help focus on yourself is nice, but often not possible and in the real world it’s common for small children or pets to wander into a home yoga session. If you enjoy music while you practice, most teachers will have playlists on Spotify and will recommend one at the beginning of their class for you to play on another device, or of course you can use your own selection.
Once you get into a regular home yoga practice you may prefer to use a yoga mat. A good mat can be purchased at a reasonable cost online. Things to consider are:
Many yoga classes may recommend the use of bricks, blocks, or straps to make poses more accessible and enjoyable. These are easy to source and relatively low cost. If you don’t have them, plenty of substitutes are available with some creative thinking:
For yin and restorative yoga classes, yoga blankets and bolsters may also be used. Standard pillows, cushions and blankets will provide substitutes for these, but if you are a regular practitioner, investment in the versions specifically designed for yoga will be well worth considering for a more comfortable practice.
You can wear anything that is comfortable, breathable and that you feel good in. This will vary according to the type of class that you are doing and to the temperature in the room. If in doubt, wear an extra layer or two that can be removed if you get too warm. For the more dynamic classes you may want to wear clothes that fit snugly to the body and move with you.
YoPO classes provide a way for you to schedule some time into the day as a firm appointment to support your own wellbeing and to join into a group activity. Although the group is together only virtually, practicing yoga and Pilates together gives a real sense of sharing an experience with others and increases motivation to fully engage with the class.
Yoga and Pilates can provide many benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing depending on your needs. Here are some examples