In this new age of social distancing and shelter-in-place, the doors have closed yoga studios.
Good news: With a little motivation and good WiFi signal, we can all virtually stay moving at home, as an increasing number of top instructors and trainers, in the Bay Area and beyond, take their games online, streaming fitness classes, workshops, and more—no tricked-out home gym required.
“Moving is important, but the most important thing is a connection,” said restorative yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner Ranya Anabtawi, who is taking this shutdown as an opportunity to explore what is possible online, a thing she’d been meaning to do before COVID-19. She’s also taking to heart that adage, laughter is the best medicine, offering free “laughter yoga” classes through Zoom.
Mark Morford’s Zoom Yoga Classes
The San Francisco Chronicle columnist and hardcore yogi are locally famous for the devoted following that packs into this warm Vinyasa class at the Castro Yoga Tree.
While Morford has been offering multiple Zoom classes a week throughout the pandemic, he’s taking a teaching break until mid-July, so follow his Instagram for updates.
With multiple live classes daily including mindful flow, yoga sculpt, Vinyasa, Hatha, prenatal, and meditation, Yoga Garden’s online offerings will please every yogi. Cue up your instructor’s Spotify playlist and keep your camera on to receive verbal adjustments.
Nicole Cronin’s Yoga Flow Live on Instagram
“We are in this together. Let’s keep our bodies moving, breath flowing, heart open and our minds clear,” writes the yoga influencer on her Instagram. Take her virtual Vinyasa Flow classes via IG live or Zoom, or through The Pad Studios. You can also catch her teaching for Outdoor Yoga at Chrissy Field.
While we’re bummed to see Burn Pilates permanently close all studios mid pandemic, we’re lucky to have Burn founder Lisa Corsello’s endless online videos that can be done anytime, anywhere—and virtual live HIIT meets pilates hybrid classes taught by Burn instructors. in other words, On-demand classes range from a three-minute exercise (a lunge, say) to a full hour-long workout with options including cardio, abs, total body, and mat pilates. Membership comes with access to past workouts as well as new workouts and playlists each week.
Maiden Lane Studios
therefore, The stylish Union Square space for Online Yoga and Pilates, breathwork’s digital studio offers live and on-demand classes and virtual private sessions.
Prime and rejuvenate your immunity with dynamic daily workouts from the instructors at Online Yoga and Pilates. Choose from 50-minute live stream classes on a mat including power pilates, abs and arm, pre-natal, and booty and core; plus stretch & strengthen and target & tone. No props are required, though hand weights are recommended, or grab your wine bottles for Wine Wednesday class. Regulars to Mighty Pilates can use pre-purchased classes and packages, while newbies can purchase one-off at-home experiences. In conclusion, Itching to get back on the reformer? Mighty Pilate’s Marin Country Mart studio now offers multiple socially-distanced rooftop reformer classes each day.
Pick from yoga, HIIT, and pilates classes ranging in length.
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