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Feeling too lazy or tired to get on your yoga mat? We’ve prepared a list of the best Insta-yogis that will give you the boost you need to get up and nail that yoga pose you’ve been working towards for so long.
So get inspired, turn on your favorite yoga Youtube channel and start practicing right now!
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When looking at the vivid, inspiring and graceful photos of Heidi, it’s hard to believe that in the past, she suffered from PTSD, sexual assault, rape, depression, and anxiety. Heidi found the path to healing in yoga and is now helping others deal with the trauma through sharing her experience, spreading love and compassion, and encouraging body positivity.
A severe trauma from a powerlifting accident triggered a magical transformation from the Daniel Ryan De France to the Daniel Rama, a Teacher of the Yogas. Now Daniel is defying the law of gravity together with his partner and co-teacher @shaktibird_ as well as spreading good vibes and his knowledge as a yoga instructor organizing teacher training both in Europe and Asia.
Partly photographer, partly yogi, Mina captures beautiful shots of her practice, lifestyle, and travel. Her photos are filled with glow, tranquility, peacefulness, and the inspiration you might need to get up and stretch some muscle during your work break.
Yoga Vered is a true inspiration for all the moms out there (and not only!). With three kids, she manages to find time for her yoga practice every day and shares her transformation on Instagram and Youtube channel. You may be admiring all the bendy yogis and think that they are achieving the impossible. Vered says that everyone can do it - “Practice and all will come.” She shares her 'then and now' progress photos and videos and how-to tips on getting into a specific pose.
Certified AcroYoga instructors Max and Liz show what #couplegoals really means in real life. They met in 2013 and since then have been physically and mentally supporting and lifting each other everywhere they go: at home, in the street, and even in the smoothie bar.
Did you know that couples yoga can strengthen your relationships? Read more about couples yoga and its benefits here.
Longing for some colors? The founder of Laughing Lotus Studio in NYC and glitter-lover Dana Trixie Flynn will bring vibrancy and laughs into your Insta feed.
A traveling yoga teacher Erin Kelly will hypnotize you with her playful flows mostly recorded at home in her kitchen. Her yoga sequences often involving handstands are a form of art, and her posts are truly genuine and laced with emotions and stories of her past life and addictions.
Nearly 20 years ago, after the severe climbing accident, the doctors told Deepika that she might never walk again. But thanks to her unbroken spirit and perseverance, she found help in meditation and yoga. Deepika became a student of the very same Shri K Pattabhi Jois who founded Ashtanga Yoga and later launched her own yoga TV show and started giving workshops and individual classes to the most famous Indian celebrities.
Julio Bajdaun is an AcroYoga teacher and filmmaker based in LA. His snapshots are filled with sun and positivity and break the stereotype that men are less flexible than women. There is something magical in the pics of levitating people and Julio lifting his yoga partners up in the air with only one hand.
A certified Yoga & Pilates instructor, Riva G has more than 15 years of yoga experience under her belt. Her Instagram is a breathtaking collection of beautiful shots taken at different locations – from the concrete jungles to deserted tropical palm beaches. Riva also records short videos with yoga tips for better practice at home.
The yoga instructor, body positivity activist and the author of Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body Jessamyn Stanley changes the long-standing paradigm that yoga is about being skinny and white. ‘I see with my soul instead of my eyes,’ says Jessamyn. Having found peace in yoga after suffering from body acceptance issues, bullying, substance abuse, Jessamyn inspires people of every color, age, weight and size with her openness. So whatever fears you might have when stepping on the mat, you are not alone. If others can do it, you can do it too!
Having left her acting job in Lisbon, Lita Sattva dedicated all her free time to doing and teaching Rocket Yoga – an offshoot of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Apart from yoga, Lita enjoys spending time on the beach, traveling, and reading.
Painting, yoga, and jewelry – this is the part of life Gabriela Pomplova shares on her Insta profile. This woman is pure bliss and here feed bursts with colors.
Sam Gach is perhaps one of the funniest yogis on Insta. He’s authentic and real, and his adorable yoga helper Ella will make you awww every time. Sam combines yoga with comedy in his short videos and photos of his yoga progress.
Danielle Acoff is a dancer, model and a yoga instructor who fell in love with the yoga way of slowing down nearly 8 years ago. Her gorgeous photos are filled with sun, and the way she just casually hangs in the doorways will leave you puzzled for days.
Tamara Levinson aka Cuchira is not your typical Insta influencer or blogger. Tamara has a background of the rhythmic gymnast, professional movement artist, choreographer, aerialist, yoga practitioner, and more. She has danced on a world tour with many famous artists (and even Madonna herself). Recently, Tamara has founded MovMEANt – the mixture of yoga, gymnastics, and dance – the therapeutic tool that heals body and mind through movements, self-expression. Her Instagram is full of avant-garde, yoga, and authenticity.
Dana is an amazingly warm and cute yogi who condemns fatphobia and encourages no-diet culture and body positivity. Dana runs an online studio where you can pay what you want for a monthly subscription.
Samuel Nwokeka found his way into yoga after the skiing accident. He received his first teacher training in Goa, India and since then has been giving away smiles to his students around the world.
If you're a visual person and rarely read the posts accompanying Insta pictures then you'd appreciate the yoga art by the Russian yogi Rimma Pryadchenko. A mother of two and a wife, Rimma writes her posts in Russian with no English translation, but thanks to her education as an artist and creative personality creates breathtaking shots of her yoga practice.
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