My Virtual Yoga is the latest online yoga class to offer a range of video tutorials for you to enjoy in the comfort and convenience of your home.
What sets My Virtual Yoga apart from the myriad of similar offerings is that they have created a virtual platform for holistic wellness that supplements the yoga classes (still the core offering) with advice on diet & nutrition; Ayurveda; aromatherapy and herbalism.
Founded in Canada, My Virtual Yoga also differentiates itself by being entirely bilingual – allowing subscribers to view content and videos in both English and French.
Not entirely virtual, My Virtual Yoga also offers a range of live events if you are prepared to travel.
There are an impressive 61 yoga teachers working with My Virtual Yoga, spanning an incredibly broad discipline, meaning there is a specialist for every niche practice. I love the fact that there is a full bio for each teacher and that you can contact them directly by email or Facebook (if they use it.) This is a great touch and I like that My Virtual Yoga provides the means to engage with yoga professionals in this way, helping to connect the yoga community. As someone who obsessively follows yoga teachers on Twitter – I would love it if this could be expanded to include their Twitter profiles so I can follow them there.
There is also a list of studios affiliated with My Virtual Yoga, most of which are also in Canada. As the website gains momentum it will be interesting to see if this expands to include studios elsewhere too.
The Living Yoga section contains gorgeous recipes; meditation techniques; detox tips and herbal remedies ideal for anyone pursuing a balanced lifestyle. These articles also include the contact details of the author which is perfect should you have further questions or would like to book a consultation.
The pose index includes photographs of a wide range of asanas, giving both the English (or French) and Sanskrit names for the poses. You are also able to sort the poses, viewing only inversions; those that benefit abs; restorative poses etc.
Despite all these helpful extras, the main event at My Virtual Yoga remains the videos themselves. Ranging in length from 19 minutes to over an hour, you are able to sort the classes according to the time you can dedicate to your practice, the level of experience you have and what you want to get from the class.
As well as an impressive range of yoga types (Hatha; Ashtanga; Kundalini; Restorative; Vinyassa and Yin) meditation and Pilates classes are also available. You can also select what focus you would like from the class (e.g. wake-up yoga; yoga for kids; prenatal etc.) All this combines to mean that whatever you want to achieve from your at-home practice, there is likely to be something here for you.
New yoga videos are added each week so this will only continue to grow in scope.
Comprehensive though the search and sort mechanism is on My Virtual Yoga, I still feel a key word search would be great as this would allow you to search for videos containing words like ‘detox’ which exist in some video descriptions but not in the list of themes as yet.
If you would like to sign up to My Virtual Yoga you can choose from a monthly subscription of $19/month or an annual subscription of $199. Both of these options give you unlimited access to all videos.
I highly recommend you taking up the current seven day free trial which gives you unlimited access to the videos for a week, after which you will know if this is something you would like to subscribe to.