They have a lot of sage, inspirational advice to share, too.
Yoga may have originated in ancient India, but today, the timeless practice has a huge following on social media. Search #yoga on Instagram and your feed will be flooded with images of vinyasa flows and Sun Salutation videos from all over the world.
Here, we’ve put together a list of our favorite yoga accounts, each with a unique take on the ancient practice. Some of these influencers scour the world for the prettiest yoga backdrops, some challenge age and illness to make yoga their own, and others have ignited national campaigns promoting diversity and body acceptance.
Can you think of a more beautiful yoga backdrop than the beautiful and erect Golden Gate Bridge? Chattanooga, TN USA native Max Barringer will bless your feed with poses that’ll instantly inspire you to grab your yoga mat. Max, an internationally trained yoga instructor in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, is certified by Yoga Alliance, the world's largest nonprofit yoga association that certifies teachers and schools. His emotive captions will bring you a sense of calm amid the overstimulation that makes up social media. Follow Max's account, @enabledcollective, for a breath of fresh air, and check out his free yoga classes online/private Bay Area instruction. Website
In 2007, Honza and Claudine Lafond met in New York City, and their love story began. They discovered shared passions for art, wellness, and yoga. The couple decided to use their business experience to create YogaBeyond, where they facilitate yoga teacher training and meditation retreats across Asia.
The couple’s Instagram features a type of yoga that they created and trademarked: AcroVinyasa. This style of yoga can be done solo or with a partner, and focuses on synchronizing the breath through vinyasa, acroyoga, and inversion training movements. The Lafond’s Instagram account is about more than doing yoga in front of beautiful backdrops — although you’ll certainly find a lot of that! It’s filled with meditations, pictures of their family, and reflective captions.