Yogaia is an online yoga class platform that we decided to recently join. Here’s our unbiased review where we’ll share our experiences today.
We have joined quite a number of these online yoga memberships over the last few months. Essentially, we wanted to show our loyal fans what is good and what isn’t so good.
As for Yogaia, it’s certainly gorgeous. They have had this truly designed, not just created by computer programmers. Here’s what is waiting on the inside:
Just purely nice looking aesthetics.
Yogaia runs live classes every single day. Unfortunately for Australians these are at odd times (4am) and most will be left disappointed. However, the replays are available.
As for lengthy classes, there are certainly some great options here:
We’re not a fan of super-short yoga classes. That’s really just a tutorial for us.
Some of the alternatives to Yogaia that we’ve reviewed have 10 minute yoga classes. That’s just super short and not really effective, unless that’s all the time you have.
The platform at a glance
Make no mistake: The main focus is on asanas. You won’t find much meditation. You’ll find even less yoga wisdom. And you certainly won’t find holistic living.
Whether that’s video content or articles, that side of the yoga lifestyle isn’t here.
The entire focus here with Yogaia is on cleanliness. If you’re the minimalist, then you’ll love this. If you love to have lots of options, then you will be left disappointed.
There aren’t any distractions. They also do away with the commercialisation of yoga for the most part. It’s just straight…yoga classes. And for most people, that’s all they need.
We went through 21 different yoga classes on the platform over a 17 day period. We decided to use a range of different teachers and tried Yin, Vinyasa and Hatha.
The audio quality was excellent as was the lighting and video quality. A big let down was that most of the teachers were simply too far from the camera that it was hard to really see their form properly.
Perhaps this is to lessen intimidation. Or maybe this plays in well with their minimal approach to the Yogaia platform. Either way, this is our own criticism on this platform.
There are dozens of teachers on this platform now teaching thousands of students each month. You can find teachers that resonate with you and filter by specific teachers as well.
In other platforms, the teachers often have a course to upsell you. Here there isn’t any upsells. It’s just pure yoga, the way it ought to be!
The teachers, much like the platform, also do away with the ‘extras’. They simply return to the true essence of the yoga lifestyle. For both students who are men and women, there is certainly something to be said for simplicity.
The ideal student
Most people who use Yogaia are intermediate students. You are simply looking for yoga without the frills. You don’t need the upsells or the extras. “Just give me some clean yoga”.
If that’s you – then you’re the ideal student here. More yogis are realizing that other platforms are simply too full-on to really take full use from.
Beginners will find some great content here too, but generally this is more for the intermediate student.
We really liked our experiences with Yogaia and will stay on for the long term. The pricing is quite affordable and the 14-day free trial that they offer is certainly a great chance to experience the platform and their classes.
What has your experience been like with this platform? Let us know in the comments below.