By Jennifer Walsh
Keeping a routine and an ability to be mindful in a time of uncertainty is definitely a practice, and in recent months not an easy one to navigate. That’s why it’s more important than ever to find ways to keep your body and mind in alignment with activities that can be done right in your home (even if that home is 500 square feet!).
Thankfully, many of our favorite studios quickly amped up their online offerings as social distancing tried to threaten our collective fitness. Most of them are online or app-based at the moment, but since the world has moved indoors for the time being, many are trying to make their programming available on your TV as well.
Here are a few of our favorites…
This web and app-based program, available at Mission-360.com, the App Store, and Google Play, boasts fitness, yoga, and meditation content from 50 studios, from F45 boot camps to CycleFit, Ballet Beach Body, and Vanessa Van Noy yoga. More is coming, so streaming their offerings on your TV will soon be a cinch. A 10-day subscription is free with the code ownyourmission. Standard pricing is $19/month after a 10-day free trial period.
This site is chock-full of great information for better connections, centering ourselves, and practicing with purpose. Some classes are even free, such as Kelsey Patel’s Reiki Healing, which is a nice surprise, including five classes from its extensive library of well-being master classes. “Community classes” are also delivered on Instagram, which offer everything from quarantine cooking with registered dieticians and doctors, acupressure you can do at home, Pilates workouts, meditation practices, and more. Their editorial team has also stepped up its coverage with content focused on helping manage the coronavirus pandemic, from DIY face masks, psychologists’ tips for dealing with stress and anxiousness, even ways to cook with canned beans. Prices range from $20-$500.
Missing your local studio, or want to try a class from Pure Barre teachers in your area? Find a list of all Pure Barre locations at PureBarre.com/location-search and bring the community into your home. Experience live classes and events with your favorite instructors and members. Many studios are even rolling out their own one-week trials, which usually begin at $15 (pricing may vary).
This popular meditation app has shifted its focus to digital services to ensure their mindfulness-motivated community always has access the tools they need to meditate and relax. Their popular presence on Instagram Live enables users to pause and meditate together. Offerings are continuously being added and updated to accommodate what’s most popular and most requested. Stay tuned for additional studio-like classes and those geared toward stress reduction. App pricing is $9.99/month or $58.99/year. An Inscaper Membership starts at $40/month for 2 sessions, which includes app access.
Kripalu Connect is a new video subscription membership from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, aimed at helping you stay grounded, present, and anchored to your inner wisdom all from the comfort of home. It also offers the best of Kripalu programming directly to your computer, tablet, or mobile device, and includes unlimited video yoga classes, meditations, and faculty talks for $20/month.
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