13 Motivational Yogis to Follow on Instagram in 2020

13 Motivational Yogis to Follow on Instagram in 2020


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.

With more than 75 million yoga posts on Instagram and yoga accounts springing up daily, it may be difficult to find one you resonate with.

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.

So whether you’re looking for meditation guidance, a little help with your Warrior poses, or motivation to get to your next (or first!) yoga class, these accounts have you covered.

1. @enabledcollective

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

Follow @enabledcollective

2. @yogabeyond


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.

Follow @yogabeyond

3. @the_healthlete


Lest you think all yoga happens at the beach or surrounded by nature, Mia Caine, a certified yoga instructor based in New York City, is here to prove that notion wrong. Her usual feed is flooded with poses amid skyscrapers, large crowds of people, and the other makings of the concrete jungle. Caine's mix of stunning yoga poses, nutrition advice, wellness suggestions, and other lifestyle tips will inspire you to live your best life. And she has a pretty cute dog, too, so why wouldn’t you check out her posts?

Follow @the_healthlete

4. @traveling_yogigirl


Melanie Iznaola's account is exactly what the name suggests: She travels around the world, from Florida to Mexico and beyond, offering a mix of breathtaking landscape shots and yoga poses. You’ll often find inspirational quotes scripted in her captions, aimed at encouraging women and mothers to love themselves and embrace their strengths. From wherever you are in the world, you can truly feel the love radiating from Iznaola's posts.

Follow @traveling_yogigirl

5. @spirituallyfly


Louisiana native Faith Hunter began practicing yoga in the early '90s as a way to cope with the illness and death of her older brother. Through yoga she was able to find mindfulness and reflection, and she created Spiritually Fly, a life philosophy centered on celebrating every moment. Her practice is heavily influenced by kundalini yoga, vinyasa, and different forms of meditation. When she’s not at her yoga studio in Washington, DC, you can find her teaching yoga at the White House Easter Egg Roll, on the cover (twice) of Yoga Journal, or leading yoga retreats.

Follow @spirituallyfly

6. @mathieuboldronyoga


Mathieu Boldron has been practicing yoga for 13 years, after discovering the practice while preparing for a role in the Broadway musical The Lion King in Paris. After becoming a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, he now teaches yoga retreats, workshops, teacher trainings, and classes around the globe.  He also offers yoga mentoring to yogis who want to turn their practice into a sustainable career. And he is cofounder and owner of Lomey Yoga in Paris. Boldron’s classes are available on the online platforms Alo Moves and TINT Yoga. We love Boldron for the way he combines strength, lightheartedness, and inspiration in his Instagram posts.

Follow @mathieuboldronyoga

7. @topless_yoga


breast cancer survivor, Sam Malamet was diagnosed with stage 3 triple-negative breast cancer at age 26, during her intern year of medical school. She initially started practicing yoga because it helped her with her circus aerials (how cool!) but came to especially appreciate it during chemotherapy and surgery. She credits yoga with being the one thing cancer couldn’t take away from her. On her Instagram feed you’ll find a compilation of yoga asanas and images documenting hair growth after chemo. Her cat, Greg, makes an occasional appearance as well. Spoiler alert: Her yoga photos aren’t topless. "Topless" refers to her double mastectomy, made apparent in her bio, in which she says, “double boob amputee.”

Follow @topless_yoga

8. @michaeljameswong


Michael James Wong is on a mission to break down the social barriers surrounding men and yoga. Currently residing in the United Kingdom, Wong is the founder of Boys of Yoga, a movement dedicated to opening the yoga space for men. As it says on his website, “Some guys think yoga makes you less of a man. The truth is, it makes you a better one. It’s time to smash the stereotype.” Wong recently published Sit Down, Be Quiet, a book for men about adopting mindfulness through yoga practice in a way that’s kind, self-aware, and nonjudgmental.

Follow @michaeljameswong

9. @mynameisjessamyn


Insta-yogi Jessamyn Stanley is leading the movement of body positivity by disrupting body perceptions surrounding yoga practice. The self-proclaimed “fat femme” has garnered more than 400,000 followers and is using her platform to celebrate all body types. In her teachings, she encourages her students to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga, a how-to book centered on body acceptance for all levels of practice. You can listen to her advice on her Stitcher Premium podcast or see her in Kotex’s U by Kotex national television commercial campaign.

Follow @mynameisjessamyn

10. @morningmarjolaine


Marjolaine Savoie founded her brand Morning Marjolaine to empower fellow girl bosses of the world. She offers business and mindfulness coaching to creative, female entrepreneurs. She also leads international yoga retreats for women to disconnect from their day-to-day stressors and reconnect with their long-term goals. Savoie’s goal for the women she coaches and teaches yoga to: “To help them align with their vision, reinstate creativity, and build a brand and life they are madly in love with,” she tells Everyday Health in an email.

As a matless-yoga enthusiast, Savoie believes in embracing the smoothness of the floor so you can practice yoga anywhere — hence her stunning photos on hardwood floors and beaches. Savoie's Instagram posts embody her work as coach and yogi. In her spare time she enjoys walking barefoot, drinking coffee, and moonlighting as a singer.

Follow @morningmarjolaine

11. @travelanddoyoga


This Polish yoga instructor loves yoga and traveling so much that it only felt right to create an account merging the two. Maciej Jaskólski started chronicling his asanas on Instagram only one year ago, but he has big plans to teach yoga all over the world, starting with a full tour through Latin America. Jaskólski began practicing yoga to help manage the high-stress environment of investment banking. He says yoga helped him become a better version of himself, and he eventually left the banking world and found the love of his life: a woman named Dariya. Wherever his travels take him, he knows he wants to teach and practice yoga, preferably on the beach.

Follow @travelanddoyoga

12. @lottasebzdayoga


As a longtime yogi, Lotta Sebzda is spreading the message that you can practice yoga at any age. Sebzda is a 52-year-old grandmother with a fitness level that rivals that of most 20-year-olds. She has been practicing and teaching ashtanga yoga for 19 years all over the Nordic region. Her posts are instructional videos and photo slides of asanas and Sun Salutations in which she often has her (equally fit) husband assisting or practicing next to her. Her adorable grandson also makes a few cameos on her yoga mat. Her new YouTube channel, Lotta Sebzda Yoga, features more in-depth videos of her yoga practice.

Follow @lottasebzdayoga

13. @yoga_mami


This Canadian mother of two achieves the perfect balance of yoga and motherhood by combining them. Josephine Jacob practices yoga with her entire family, including her husband and their two charming sons. She’s a big fan of having fun with her practice and often writes about her hilarious attempts at poses with her kids. Her posts are honest and raw, and often about managing a social media presence while being a mother and the need to disconnect every now and then. Regardless, it looks like her sons are well on their way to becoming little yogis themselves.

Follow @yoga_mami

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