Motivation For My Virtual Yoga Journey
Getting Started with Virtual Online Yoga
4 Steps to Taking Virtual Yoga in the United States
Committing yourself to 50 yoga classes and being able to find ones that met your budget and your preferred style can be a challenge. Here a few basic essentials you need in order to be able to start out on your own journey.
1. Virtual Yoga Map & List
It may seem silly, but having a means of tracking my journey is an essential part of kick-starting your journey. I kept a map of the United States on my phone and a note with all 50 states listed. Each time I completed a virtual class I colored off my map and made sure to write the name of the studio on my list. In addition, anytime I found a class I found particularly enjoyable, I made my own “code” to remember if I wanted to return—maybe starred the studio, or added an emoji.
2. Virtual Yoga Class Scheduler
This is probably the most essential part of taking virtual yoga in the United States. I swear by MindBody online as the essential tool needed to make this journey happen. Since the onset of the pandemic, Mindbody has released options to view virtual-only classes and in addition, has a section to showcase “Break a Sweat, Not the Bank” FREE online classes. When I wanted to find yoga in a particular state, I placed a city or state in the search bar and a time that worked best for me.
3. A Good Support System
It may sound silly, but just like committing to any goal‚ having friends and family to support your journey and help hold you accountable are essential to your success. My husband was there to help cheer me on, but also there to help encourage me when I just felt like I couldn’t do it that day. Be sure that your family and friends have buy-in to help you achieve your goal—and stick with it.
4. An Open Mind
Map Out Your 50 States of Asana
Want to go on your own journey? Here are the studios that I visited in the United States:
Colorado: @bodhimovement @yogastudiosatya
New Hampshire: @wildheartyogandwellness
New Jersey: @yogapeacekula
New Mexico: @blissfulspiritsyoga
New York: @bodenyc
North Carolina: @ashevilleyogacenter
North Dakota: @transitionsyoga
Rhode Island: @providencepoweryoga
South Carolina: @wearemissionyoga
South Dakota: @blackhillsyoga
West Virginia: @thefoldedleaf_wv