Search for videos by length, teacher, level, style of yoga, need (back pain, insomnia, etc). Under "Asana," search through specific poses and watch in-depth instruction about the pose. (Free access)
Do Yoga With Me
Free online videos for watching (purchase downloads available), pose dictionary, beginner's section, info about breathing technique (pranayama) and anatomy.
My Yoga Online
Subscription-based site ($9.95/month) with access
to hundreds of videos. Yoga, wellness talks, meditation, self-massage techniques, Pilates, dance, workshops. Renowned teachers. App download available too.
DVDs of yoga, tai chi, fitness, meditation, food/nutrition and much more. Rodney Yee is a featured instructor, as well as Seane Corn, Shiva Rea and Amy Ippoliti. Lots of power yoga, twisting/detox sequences, beginning classes, and yoga sequences for morning/evening. Their signup seems a little bit sketchy because it asks you to put in your credit card info without telling you the price, but I called them and the subscription price is $9.95/month, which is a great deal for the selection of DVDs that cost about that much each through Amazon. Gaiam's video quality and production is excellent. Monthly subscription includes access to programs on spirituality, arts & culture, nature, sustainability, science & technology, travel and a kids' library.
Currently in the hot seat for a rumored lawsuit against other sites trying to use the same video-recording style, YogaGlo classes are actual studio classes, filmed from the back, with the teacher at the front and students on either sides. The subscription is a bit pricier, at $18/mo., but the first two weeks are free. Again, the selection is wide, various levels, styles and instructors are available.
YogaJournal.com: Yoga Practice Podcast
Jason Crandell and Kathryn Budig lead shorter (15-30 minutes) practices that can be practiced alone or in
combination with other episodes to form a longer class. Download audio or audio + video.
Sarah B Yoga
Clear, alignment based flow classes structured around themes, a pose or building to a pose. Sarah is well-versed in anatomy, kinesiology, modern dance, Feldenkrais , and is one of my favorite "distance instructors" to practice with at home.
Yoga + Blissology with Eoin Finn
Creative, feel-good slow vinyasa classes with Canada's surfer-yogi, Eoin Finn. Chill background music and little nuggets of Eoin's "hammock enlightments" remind you to flow through your practice and life with ease and gratitude.
All the Way LIVE: Faith Hunter Yoga
Strong, fun classes recorded in DC; choose from 60, 75, and 90 minute classes. Class descriptions provided under info icon in iTunes.
Three Dog Yoga Podcasts
Sweat! Anna Guhin of Three Dog Yoga in Santa Rosa,
CA leads classes in the Baptiste Power Vinyasa style, but you can choose "Flow," "Power," "Renew," "Basics," or "Deep" styles of class. Look for the thirty-minute core sequence from 5/11/11... you will discover muscles you have never met before!
Blogilates (POP Pilates) on Youtube
Just as a bonus--these Pilates-inspired workouts are cray. Cassie Ho will work you over till your muscles burn and shake. You'll feel so accomplished when you can get through a workout without stopping. She recently came out with an app, too, so you can take your perky pocket Pilates trainer everywhere you go!
Over the years, countless friends have asked me to recommend websites and podcasts that can guide them in their home yoga practice. As wonderful as it is to find a teacher who you want to practice with consistently and a studio where you feel a sense of community, it can be equally rewarding to practice in your own space, especially as the season of darkness and cold sets in. Here are some of my suggestions--please add your own favorite home yoga practice/fitness resources in the comments!
living my story through yoga, dance, curiosity, food, silliness. currently getting lost on a daily basis in NYC, my heart has homes in Iowa, Chicago, and Taiwan.