(Closed) Calling all Yoga practicing Bees!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 18
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I use to do pageant’s in college to pay my tuition and I always did Yoga to get in shape. 

I now consider myself a “super yogi” lol. If you can, I would take a Yoga class so they can help you accomplish the proper form and technique.

Now that I am planning and paying for a wedding, I do all my Yoga at home with my Fiance. We use Giam and Tara Stiles DVD’s. I perfer Tara’s DVD’s because it goes through the poses slower. When you’re watching a DVD you will have to frequently look up to see where you are at.

Also, once you have trained for a while, you will develop muscle memory and your poses will become easier. The best prep you can do is strengthening your core.

Yoga has helped with my stress, digestion, flexbility, etc.



Post # 19
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I took a yoga class to fill up some credits in college, loved it, and started doing videos at home. I really like Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown, but if you’re looking for a relaxing session, that is NOT it. I came across a blog post complainig about it–you don’t go into a JM video thinking that it’s going to be easy or relaxing. 

I really liked Crunch Candlelight Yoga for relaxing. I’m sad that Netflix doesn’t have fitness videos anymore.

Post # 20
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I subscribe to myyogaonline.com, which is $10 a month and has thousands of videos of all levels. I think yogaglo.com is similar, but it’s a little bit more expensive. I do videos 2-3 times a week, and then go to a class or 2 at my local studio. Since I’m a student, I really can’t afford to go more than that. Since I have a few studio classes a week, I get feedback from instructors, but also more classes at home each week. Trying to do a little bit of yoga everyday (even if it’s just 20-30 minutes) really helps me be happy. Good luck!

Post # 22
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

Lots of great advice on this thread – I’m looking to tone up & de-stress with yoga in the next 3 months before the wedding becaase i’m sure as i’ll i’m going to need it! I am so busy that i’m hesitant to commit to classes & $$ is an issue.

I was looking for recommendations on accessing free yoga classes online – i knew the hive was perfect for this!

To summarise, here is a list of free yoga sites:



simply yoga app


Thanks bees to taking the time to post –

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If anyone has any other recommendations (or preferences out of the above), please post!

Post # 23
2324 posts
Buzzing bee

I just wanted to say that I did my first class with

http://www.doyogawithme.com/ & i loved it! It’s free, in the comfort of my own home & going to save me  a bucket loads – now to get into a routine!

I love that there are SO many videos to choose from. If anyone loves a particular instructor, let em know so i can try them out!

Post # 25
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve been practicing Bikram yoga for 6 years but occasionally branch out and do other classes too. If you live in a city with a Lululemon, you can likely take a free class there once per week. Most (if not all) stores offer this on Sunday mornings. Also, I like the website yogaglo.com. It’s 18/month (so more expensive than some other websites) but offers a wide range of classes, for all ability levels, from a number of amazing yoga instructors. Finally, I recently purchased the instruction video Yogalosophy by Mandy Ingber (Jennifer Aniston’s instructor). I wanted a short video I could do at home on days I can’t make it into the studio. She’s kind of annoying in the video, but I love the toning exercises that are incorporated in the yoga postures. I noticed a big change in my muscle definition within a week or two. Have fun and namaste ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008


Look at Shapeshifter yoga on YouTube or Fitness
Blender. Some great videos there. You can follow their
plans or create your own. Minimal equipment is
needed. Yoga equipment are cheap. A lot of the videos
on those sites are shorter, so you can squeeze them in
when you can.

I am a yoga Instructor and practitioner for 10 years
now, and I know a lot of people who take online yoga
classes and I can say they are really good and look

Sandy Sherwood


Post # 29
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@littlekay111:  I’d been familiar with yoga growing up because I was a figure skater and we were often encouraged to do yoga and pilates to supplement our training. I was never really into it until a friend brought me to a class last year and I got hooked– now I ‘m going to get certified to be an instructor. I think the best way to get started is to find a studio that you like and feel comfortable with and start taking a class once a week. This will help you get into some of the basic poses and get a solid understanding of some techniques so you don’t hurt yourself. Then begin to build a home practice (it helps if you have a room where you can shut the door and no one will bother you) and begin to do the movements and poses that feel good to you. It doesn’t have to necessarily be anything like the ones you do in class. 

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