Yoga Journal wants to encourage you to take this time to build a strong practice, find a virtual community for support, and use your yoga off the mat to help those in need. Here, your resource guide for practicing at home, staying balanced, boosting immunity, and keeping local teachers employed and families healthy. Check back regularly for updates and more free content.
Not everyone can afford to pay for classes, particularly now. If you or someone you know is hurting and could benefit from yoga, we have hundreds of asana and meditation practices on yogajournal.com, via webinar, and on YJ’s Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channels.
YJ's Free Webinar Series
Your daily life may have just dramatically shifted, but now more than ever it's important to keep up your yoga practice. Whether you're self-isolating at home or on the front lines, we're inviting you to a series of (free) live webinar practices offered by Yoga Journal's online education faculty to help you find your center—so you can stay calm when you step off of your mat. Online classes offered every day, starting Thursday, March 19, Check for times and teachers.
Free Course: Yoga for Stress and Anxiety
Feeling overwhelmed, on edge, or panicky? Yoga can be a powerful tool for easing these and other symptoms of anxiety, stress, and trauma. This six-week course will introduce you to a suite of techniques that can help you find calm and peace, including breath (pranayama), movement (asana), meditation, and Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) that can help you heal. These effective, embodied practices, shared by Mindful Yoga Therapy creators Suzanne Manafort and Robin Gilmartin can provide a feeling of groundedness and security, deliver relief from the symptoms of stress and anxiety, and offer supportive skills to enhance everyday life now and long into the future. Start today! (Enter code BEWELL for free access through May 15.)
Free Course: Restorative Yoga to Overcome Emotional Roadblocks with Colleen Saidman Yee
Do you feel stressed, anxious, fatigued, or inadequate? And, as a result, do you feel like you can’t seem to access your wisdom within? Restorative yoga offers a path toward deep relaxation and freedom. Join Colleen Saidman Yee’s online workshop to learn effective gentle movement, restorative, and breathing practices that will help you overcome emotional roadblocks that weigh you down. Register now (enter code BEWELL for free access through May 15).
Free Course: Pranayama through Urban Zen Integrative Therapy with Rodney Yee
Pranayama is so much more than breath control. It optimizes absorption of prana (life force), which enlivens you, and taps into a center of calm and peace that always resides within. If you want to learn how to create a transformational and sustainable pranayama practice, join Rodney Yee for an intensive workshop that will explore the fundamentals of pranayama like you never have before. Register now (enter code BEWELL for free access through May 15).
Free Course: Yoga Nidra with Sri Dharma Mittra
Seeking more energy and focus? Slacking on sleep and stressed out? There is a practice out there that is as restorative as a good night’s rest—and it’s yoga nidra. Yogic sleep, as it is sometimes called, is an active, guided meditation practice that uses a combination of techniques to place the body into a deep, relaxed state, just short of falling asleep. Join Sri Dharma Mittra for an intensive online workshop on yoga nidra that will revitalize you. Register now (enter code BEWELL for free access through May 15).
Free Course: Yoga Journal 101 Sampler
Yoga Journal is dedicated to helping you transform your yoga practice. Since 2015, we’ve been developing online courses for yoga teachers and students looking for instruction and guidance that goes beyond the ordinary. Whether you’re a yoga teacher seeking continuing education credit, or just want to deepen your understanding and knowledge of the practice - we offer access to world renowned instructors with high-quality video production in a flexible, user-friendly format. Now, you have the opportunity to preview 11 of our most popular online yoga courses for FREE. Register now (enter your email for free access).
Your Ultimate Guide to Building a Home Yoga Practice
At home with more time? Need strategies for staying calm, balanced, and de-stressed? We've got you covered. Here, find tips for building safe sequences, creating a practice space, and finding peace of mind.
Find a Yoga Sequence
Your one-stop-shop for yoga sequences. Put poses together with top-tier instruction from yoga teachers. Get sequences for back pain, better balance, open hips, and more.
Find a Meditation
"Meditation" and "mindfulness" are buzzwords these days for good reason. Yogis have been practicing dhyana (meditation) for millennia. Get expert insight here on meditation and its symbiotic relationship to yoga. Use this hub as your go-to resource for simple tips and guided practices to quiet your mind and make meditation part of your modern daily life.
Watch Daily Yoga Videos
Visit Yoga Journal's YouTube page for hundreds of free practice videos with top teachers. And visit us on Instagram and Facebook for free daily classes from the global yoga community—every morning at 8 a.m. MT.
Put your asana, breath work, and a few Ayurvedic herbs and rituals to use to stay calm, get the sleep you need, and boost your immune system.
Support Your (Yoga) Community
With studio closures, dramatic lifestyle changes, and a real fear of losing income, here are concrete things you can do to keep teaching, contribute to collective health and wellbeing, and feel better about the future during the coronavirus pandemic.