What Are the Best Yoga Apps for 2018?

Many of us are searching for convenient (think: in your pocket) ways to explore yoga. Beginners might be searching for the best technology to start a foundational home yoga practice, and others might be looking for an on-hand reminder (pun intended!) to get back to a regular practice after getting out of the habit.

Wherever you are in your practice, we hope that our list of the best yoga apps of 2018 will assist you in your search.

While most of the apps for yoga on our list are suitable for practitioners of all levels, some are best for beginners, and others cater to those with more experience. That’s why we’ve included level recommendations for each app on the list. And in addition to apps for yoga asana, we’ve also included apps designed to facilitate pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), meditation, and a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy. Read on to find an app that inspires your development as a yogi.

Yoga International

You didn’t think we’d leave ourselves off of the list, did you? But truthfully, we really do think that we have one of the best yoga apps out there, and here’s why: Our user-friendly app gives practitioners instant access to some of the world’s top yoga teachers. We feature downloadable yoga classes (including ones for beginners) from more than 500 instructors in styles like vinyasa, hatha, restorative, yin, kundalini, Ashtanga, and Acroyoga.

With the YI app you can access:

  • More than 1,000 yoga classes, searchable by duration, level, and style
  • Our complete article archive
  • A pose directory with alignment tips and modifications
  • In-depth yoga workshops and challenges
  • Guided meditations
  • Pose tutorials
  • And more!

Level recommendation: Teachers and students of all levels.

Explore the Yoga International app here.

Yoga.com Studio

What makes this one of the best yoga apps? The Yoga.com Studio app offers 37 yoga sequences and four breathing exercises to promote meditation and relaxation. If you’re a visual learner, check out the directory of nearly 300 poses and the 3D muscle imagery.

Level recommendation: Teachers and students of all levels.

3D Yoga Anatomy

3D Yoga Anatomy is one of our top yoga apps because of its effectiveness as a learning tool for both teachers and students. The app offers a 360-degree view of over 40 key poses and variations, illustrations of muscle movements, and detailed alignment instructions.

Level recommendation: Best for teachers and intermediate students and up.

I Am Love

Looking for a way to share yoga with your kids? Released in 2014, I Am Love is one of the best yoga apps for kids because it introduces children to yoga through illustrated storytelling, soothing guided relaxations, and fun and engaging pose tutorials.

Level recommendation: Children.

Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio is one of our top yoga apps because it lets you access HD video classes or create your own custom classes while the class scheduling feature helps you stay on track, get organized, and stick to your goals. Other valuable features include teacher commentary, downloadable classes, and classes with yoga teacher Rodney Yee.

Level recommendation: Teachers and students of all levels.

Patanjali’s Yogasutra by T.K.V. Desikachar

Who says apps for yoga have to include asanas? One of the best yoga apps for learning about the sutras, Patanjali’s Yogasutra by T.K.V. Desikachar provides English translations of the sutras along with commentary from Desikachar.

Level recommendation: Teachers and students of all levels.

iYoga Premium

Motion capture technology makes this one of the best yoga apps for teachers and students who want to brush up on their anatomy. iYoga Premium allows you to view muscles in isolation and see which muscles should be contracting or stretching in more than 190 different poses. This app is a great tool for improving your alignment in asana and enhancing your understanding of the body overall.

Level recommendation: Best for teachers and intermediate students and up.

Flying Therapeutics Acroyoga Beginners

Curious about Acroyoga? The Flying Therapeutics Acroyoga Beginners app is one of the best yoga apps for anyone who wants to learn this fun and dynamic style of partner yoga. It includes 50 videos with detailed instructions that you and your yoga partner can use to learn introductory acro poses.

Level recommendation: Teachers and students of all levels.

Insight Timer

Insight Timer is one of our top yoga apps because it helps make meditation accessible to everyone. It offers guided meditations for concentration, relaxation, and chakra cleansing—just to name a few. The guided meditations range in duration from one minute to more than an hour. If you prefer unguided over guided meditations, there is a timer built into the app that you can use to encourage mindfulness with starting, ending, and interval bells. Save your timer settings with the preset feature.

Level recommendation: Teachers and students of all levels.

Start Your Membership Today

At Yoga International, we are dedicated to the practice of yoga, mindful living, and meditation. We offer an interactive platform that allows you to access inspirational tools and enhance your practice. When you choose the YI app, you’ll have access to thousands of high-quality articles in our resource library, online classes, podcasts, guided meditations, and more. Over 1,000 of our members have given us a 9 out of 10 rating on TrustPilot, and our Facebook page is constantly growing. We have a collection of more than 1,000 yoga classes and links to some of the best yoga videos, allowing you to transform your home into your own private yoga studio. Our members can stream unlimited yoga classes, and we offer a free trial for new members. Sign up for your free trial and start streaming your favorite yoga videos today.

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