Working out at home is all very well – but working out with your favourite yoga teacher is even better. Lucky for us, many of Manchester’s yoga and fitness instructors are offering online classes via Zoom, Instagram Live, Vimeo and more. Check out our guide of who to follow and where to find them.

Vinyasa yoga: Dana Baniel | Free/£

Dana teaches at local studios One Yoga and The Life Centre North as well as running her own classes in Old Trafford. Her challenging, yet openhearted style of practice is called Dana Flow which she’s created using aspects of Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa flow. Expect something for everyone. She’s running Zoom classes (including some free sessions)– find out more here.

Yoga for fitness: Gavin DeMarines | Free

Head of fitness at Hero Training Club in Ancoats, Gavin is a respected personal trainer and qualified yoga instructor. He teaches at Hero and The Life Centre and has just returned from India where he’s undergone advanced vinyasa yoga training. Join Gavin via Instagram Live. Classes are free, and are available for 24 hours after each session here

Baby, postnatal and pregnancy: Yoga with Saffron | Prices Vary

Saffron Harrison runs regular classes at Macclesfield Library and Macclesfield Hospital maternity unit. She’s one of the region’s leading pregnancy yoga teachers (you might also like to check out classes by Janine Hurley) and Maryline Higham) and she’s running regular Zoom sessions which are live as well as access to a number of pre-recorded sessions. Find out more here.

Family and kids yoga: Sara Lucarelli | Prices Vary

Loved by all ages, Sara has more energy that your average 6 year old and runs regular family yoga sessions in her hometown of Ramsbottom and classes at the Royal Exchange. She’s offering online classes now. Find out more.

Manchester studios offering online classes

Yoga fans and newcomers will find something to enjoy from the selection currently on offer – with more studios being added to this list by the day. The Life Centre North launches its live online studio on Saturday 27 March with a live class with Sue Diamond. Chorlton’s celebrated One Yoga meanwhile is offering Ashtanga, Jivamukti and restorative options with classes prices at £5 per session. The Yoga Rooms have a number of online classes available to book through their website. Stuart Pilkington’s YogaLife has a session available to rent on Vimeo here and Bodywise, the yoga studio located inside Manchester’s Buddhist centre, is moving to online classes – the schedule is on their website now.

Ruth Allan
Published on:
Mon 30 Mar 2020