Unroll Your Mat Anywhere: Meet 6 Online Yoga Teachers Who Will Guide You

“The best online yoga teachers are those who can make you feel like you’re in the same room, even when you’re miles apart.”

Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful ashram nestled in the serene setting of a forest somewhere in India. This is where yoga was traditionally taught, in person, with a guru or teacher guiding the way.

The journey of yoga from India to the West led to the creation of dedicated yoga spaces – the yoga studios. These spaces have evolved beyond just workout centers to become communities of like-minded individuals seeking spiritual growth and connection.

As we progress and technology continues to advance, ancient practices like yoga are also finding new homes in online spaces. The idea of practicing yoga without a physical teacher might have seemed impossible at first, but now online yoga classes are growing in popularity every day.

While in-person studios will always have a place in the yoga world, the flexibility and convenience of online options are attracting yogis from all corners of the globe. It’s amazing to witness how yoga has adapted to our modern times.

When the pandemic hit, I  also took a leap of faith and tried online yoga. My regular yoga studio also started offering online classes, which made the decision to try it out even easier. Despite my initial worries that it wouldn’t measure up to in-person classes, I was pleasantly surprised by the results. It turned out that the experience was anything but bad – in fact, it was quite enjoyable. For me, the flexibility and convenience of practicing at home were huge positives.

I also found that my initial concerns about not being able to connect with teachers through a computer screen were completely unfounded. In fact, it worked out beautifully! Even during the classes, I would get so absorbed in my practice that I would forget my teacher was remote. It was incredibly easy to practice with a remote teacher, and I was pleasantly surprised by how seamlessly the whole process went.

Having experienced the transformative power of online yoga, are you now ready to become a believer as well?

Finding a great teacher is key, and I’ve got you covered. I have put together a short list of some of the best online yoga instructors out there. These experts have the experience and knowledge to guide you through your practice with skill and precision.

I have had the pleasure of practicing with some of these amazing teachers, and I hope they make a believer out of you too (if you are not one already). Their passion and dedication to the practice continue to inspire me, and I am sure they will have the same effect on you.

Unleash Your Inner Yogi Anywhere with These 6 Amazing Remote Yoga Teachers!

1. Katrina Cabaltera

2. Ryah Dekis

3. Paulie Zink

4. Tracy Mattox

5. Michelle Pendleton

6. Garima Goel

“The beauty of online yoga is that the best teachers are just a click away.”

 

#1. Katrina Cabaltera

Katrina was my first yoga teacher, and I had the pleasure of experiencing both her in-person and online classes. Her teaching style is gentle, intentional, and calming, which allowed me to go deeper into the poses and experience a sense of inner peace. Katrina’s knowledge of yoga and anatomy was impressive, and her cues helped me align my body correctly and prevent injury. Her classes left me feeling grounded, centered, and ready to take on the day. Sign up for her online or in-person class, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Katrina’s Yoga Journey

The Year 2013 was a challenging time for Katrina as she made a career change, worked, and did her master’s full-time, all while dealing with issues related to autoimmunity. This experience forced her to redefine what it meant to be “healthy,” which kick-started her yoga journey. When she created space to understand where the disconnects were, Katrina recognized that chronic stress was the common thread. She took a yoga class in 2014 to really just learn how to meditate and calm the mind, and then the rest was history.

Yoga opened up her eyes to the art of possibility. Katrina’s personal transformation through yoga further inspired her to give back to her community and show others how yoga can bring joy, peace within, and a higher state of well-being. Katrina completed her 200hr YTT in 2020 and continued on with completing her 500hrs in 2022. She holds additional yoga certifications in prenatal yoga, pranayama, and yoga nidra, and she is a certified group fitness instructor who loves teaching HIIT classes. She also is an energy practitioner and astrologer.

Katrina’s classes are ideal for:

Katrina’s classes are ideal for everyone, but she is especially passionate about supporting prenatal and postpartum yoga students. Katrina believes that yoga can be more than just a physical practice. She works with you on designing a class or series of classes based on your wellness goals.

Where can you practice with Katrina?

Online yoga classes can be made available through an agreed-upon remote meeting platform (e.g. Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, etc.). One-hour natal chart readings are provided online as well.

If you’d like to practice with Katrina in person, you can find her at Crunch Fitness San Jose, Rebel Rise Studios, and Atmos SJ.

Membership available: No

Cost of membership: N/A

Cost of class: 

Pay by the class or buy a 3-class pack for a discounted price:

  • $72 for a 60-minute customized single class based on students’ needs
  • $180 for a 3-class pack (value of $60 per class)

Where can you reach Katrina for more information?

email: info@weaveinwellness.com

Website: www.weavinwellness.com

Social : instagram.com/trina.c.yogini

“The best online yoga teachers empower you to explore your own body, breath, and mind.”

 

#2. Ryah Dekis

Ryah’s impressive resume and dedication to wellness serve as a testament to the fact that wellness is truly a journey. There are numerous paths that can lead one towards it, and the more we explore and learn, the better equipped we are to help ourselves and others. With almost three decades of yoga practice and more than fifteen years of teaching experience, Ryah’s unwavering commitment to traditional healing therapies and her extensive knowledge and certifications in various wellness modalities make her a true inspiration to all.

Ryah’s Yoga Journey

Ryah is a highly experienced yoga teacher and wellness enthusiast who firmly believes in the transformative power of traditional healing therapies. With almost 30 years of yoga practice and over 15 years of teaching experience, Ryah is the founder of Nectar and Nurture Yoga. She has inspired and trained hundreds of yoga teacher trainees through her Yoga Teacher Training and Continuing Education programs since 2014. In addition to her yoga expertise, Ryah is also a certified Reiki Master in both Usui and Holy Fire Reiki, offering comprehensive training and attunements from level 1 to Master, in-person or virtually.

Certifications held by Ryah include:

Registered 85-Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (RPYT)
300 Hour YTTs (or contributing faculty)
Yin Yoga CEUs
Chakra Sangha CEUs
Ayurveda Assistance CEUs
Prenatal Yoga CEUs
Postpartum CEUs
Fertility CEUs
Perinatal CEUs
Fertility CEUs
Mom/Baby CEUs
Usui Reiki Trainings 1-Master
Holy Fire Reiki Trainings 1-Master
Reiki Training for Kids and Teens
Doula CEs

Ryah’s offerings include:

  • In-person teacher training
  • Virtual teacher training
  • Self-paced teacher training
  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses
  • Private Training.
  • Consultation for you or space
  • Seasonal Ayurvedic Assistance
  • Private Yoga Sessions
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness & Yoga Nidra
  • Corporate Yoga
  • Tarot, Oracle, and Pendulum Readings

Ryah’s classes are ideal for

Anyone and all who want to learn.

Yogis, Yoga teachers, enthusiasts, etc

Where can you practice with Ryah?

In-person or virtually via Zoom

Membership available: No

Cost of Class: Varies, depending on the class

Where can you reach Ryah for more information?

 www.nectarandnurtureway.com/

“The best online yoga teachers help you cultivate a sense of balance and ease, both on and off the mat.” 

#3. Paulie Zink

One of the most inspiring things about Paulie Zink’s wellness journey is his commitment to play. It’s clear that he approaches his yoga practice and martial arts training with a sense of joy and curiosity, constantly exploring new movements and poses inspired by the natural world. This playful approach not only makes his practice more enjoyable but also allows him to stay connected to his body and cultivate a deeper sense of mindfulness. Watching Paulie’s videos is a reminder that we can all benefit from incorporating more play and exploration into our own wellness journeys.

Paulie’s Yoga Journey

Paulie is a well-rounded teacher who has been practicing and teaching Yin yoga for over 40 years. He is also a martial arts champion and has studied Taoist alchemy theory, yoga, and Chi Kung, believing that there are many paths to wellness. He is the founder of Yin Yoga.

Paulie zink is one of the best Yin yoga teacher

Yin yoga founder Paulie Zink demonstrates seahorse posture

Paulie Zink studied martial arts and yoga from a young age. He was chosen by a Kung-fu master, Cho Chat Ling, to be his sole protege and privately trained for ten years. During this time, Paulie developed his own style of yoga, which he calls the Art of Yin yoga. He combined three Kung-fu styles into a discipline that demanded mental concentration, physical exercise, and spiritual practices. Master Cho declared Paulie his own master after ten years of training and he became the only Westerner to be traditionally trained in the secret knowledge of Tai Shing Pek Kwar. Paulie won the Grand Championship in all the solo “Empty Hands” and “Weapons” divisions of approximately one hundred martial arts tournaments, including the Long Beach International Karate Championships for three consecutive years.

Paulie’s classes are ideal for:

Students who want to have fun with their practice and increase their mobility and fluidity of movement.

Where can you practice with Paulie?

Live & Streaming monthly online classes, streaming DVDs:
https://yinsourceyoga.vhx.tv

Streaming Yin Yoga Certification Course:
www.pauliezink.com/yin-yoga-teacher-training/

Free videos:

Membership available: No

Cost of Class: $20

Where can you be reached for more information?

 yinsourceyoga@pauliezink.com

  https://www.pauliezink.com

“The best online yoga teachers remind you that the true practice of yoga is about much more than flexibility and strength.”

 

#4. Tracy Mattox

Tracy’s experience with pelvic floor issues and the lack of suitable yoga options led her to specialize in teaching yoga for this specific area. She recognized the need for this type of yoga and decided to use her knowledge to help others. Tracy’s dedication to her craft has allowed her to become an expert in a field that is often overlooked or underrepresented in traditional yoga classes. By sharing her expertise through Yoga Below the Belt, Tracy is helping people all over the world find relief and improve their quality of life through the practice of yoga.

Tracy’s Yoga Journey

Tracy’s yoga journey began during her physical therapy for pelvic organ prolapse. Incorporating what she learned in therapy into her yoga practice expedited her progress. However, after finishing treatment, she struggled to find suitable exercise options. Traditional group fitness classes and personal trainer routines exacerbated her symptoms, and her friends faced similar challenges. To address this issue, Tracy decided to become a certified yoga instructor and completed specialized courses on teaching yoga for the pelvic floor.

Tracy maddox is a great yoga teacher if you have pelvic floor issues

Tracy started teaching daily morning yoga classes for friends and family, which yielded impressive results. Many reported pain-free walking, stopped bladder leaks, and even canceled surgeries after three months of practicing together. Tracy realized that this style of yoga had the potential to help numerous people. She began filming her favorite classes and created a “how-to” workshop. Tracy also taught herself how to build a video-based website, which became the foundation for Yoga Below the Belt, her online platform to help others with similar issues.

Tracy’s classes are ideal for:

People who feel the pressure in the pelvic area, especially when standing, running, or weight lifting

Have pain or tightness in the body

Leak a little pee when laughing, coughing, or exercising

Are menopausal, pregnant, or postpartum

Live with pelvic floor dysfunction

Want to experience a restorative, beginner-friendly exercise

Where can you practice with Tracy?

All classes are offered over Zoom or through video, so you can join the class from the comfort of your home

Memberships available:

Yes (video collections)

Membership Available? : Yes

Cost of membership:

$29 – $197 depending on the collection

Cost of class:

$25 – drop-in

$99 – 5-class pass

$147 – 30 days unlimited

Where can you reach Tracy for more information?

YogaBelowTheBelt@gmail.com

www.yogabelowthebelt.com

“The best online yoga teachers meet you where you are, and help you get where you want to go.”

#5. Michelle Pendleton

Michelle’s personal experience with chronic pain and the journey she took to recover inspired her to help others.   Her determination to overcome her own health challenges and her willingness to help others make her an inspiration to those seeking a path to a better life.

Michelle’s Yoga Journey

Michelle has first-hand experience with chronic pain and worked for years to recover. She was diagnosed with multilevel disc degenerative disease in 2010. Living with pain forced her to enter physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. By experimenting with various mobility, strength training, yoga, and meditation techniques, she pieced together a pain-elimination puzzle.

She was told by a surgeon to stop running and doing yoga, which motivated her to pursue the next phase of growth. She began with daily journaling and meditation to develop greater self-awareness and trust. Then she explored alternative nutritional and medical treatments to unravel life-long health challenges through holistic practice. Her newfound joy, strength, and well-being compelled her to share her insights and passion with others.

Michelle’s Credentials and offerings:

Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialist – trained with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine

All styles of yoga. Group classes. 1:1 or small group sessions in Yoga Therapeutics, particularly related to individuals dealing with nagging or chronic pain, injury recovery, or those that want to deepen their practice.

Michelle’s classes are ideal for:

Someone that is looking for transformation or a more holistic approach to health and wellness.

Where students can practice with  Michelle?

Zoom Healing Yoga Boutique Classes

Yoga Events begin with Yoga at the Vineyard on May 7th in Shingle Springs.

Yoga Retreats – 2024 TBA

Membership available: Yes

Cost of Membership: $119 per month for Healing Yoga Boutique Classes

Cost of Class: $15 drop-in fee

Where can you Michelle be reached for more information?

Email: healingyogabymichelle@gmail.com

Social :

Instagram – Healing Yoga by Michelle

Facebook – Private Group page Healing Yoga by Michelle

“The best online yoga teachers remind us that yoga is a journey, not a destination.”

#6. Garima Goel

I have practiced with Garima’s YouTube videos. Her dedication to yoga and teaching is a testament to how distance does not matter when the teacher is good. Despite being based in India, she has been able to reach and help students like me from all over the world through her online classes.

Garima’s Yoga Journey

Garima is trained as a yoga trainer (E-RYT500) from Traditional Yoga Hyderabad under the guidance of Dr. Kumar. She has also done advanced asanas training under the guidance of Yograja Shri Raja Gupta. Garim specialised in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Her teaching objective is to unite student’s minds body and spirits. She wishes them to understand the depth of their strengths both physical and mental through Yoga. I also focus on the maximum awareness of their breathing so that their yoga practice with me becomes more mindful than mere physical workouts.

She has been teaching since 2017. Garima considers herself a good Weight Loss Yoga Trainer and an Advanced Asana Trainer who makes her students feel confident in advanced postures with the help of various props such as Chairs, yoga Belts, Wall, Yoga Blocks, Yoga Stick, Yoga Wheel, Yoga Ball, etc.

Garima’s  classes are ideal for

Beginner yogis

Where can you practice with Garmina?

You can practice with Garima on her Youtube channel https://youtube.com/@Yogarimaa

Membership – No

Cost membership- NA

Cost of class-: Rs 750/- per hour( App. $10/hour)

Where can you reach Garima for more information?

email: yogarimaa@gmail.com

 youtube.com/@Yogarimaa

“The best online yoga teachers remind us that our practice is a reflection of who we are, and who we want to be.”

Final Thoughts

Practicing yoga has become more accessible than ever, thanks to online yoga teachers who can guide you through the comfort of your home or anywhere you choose.

In this post, I’ve introduced you to six online yoga teachers who offer a wide range of styles, experiences, and expertise to enhance your yoga journey. From beginner-friendly classes to advanced-level practices, these teachers have something for everyone. So, unroll your mat, grab your laptop, and let these amazing yoga teachers guide you toward a healthier mind, body, and spirit!

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