The 10 Best & Most Loved Yoga Videos On YouTube in 2020


There is an evergrowing number of youtube channels and YouTube videos. Finding the one or even the ones that resonate with you can be a true blessing. You get to enjoy your favorite teacher and your favorite yoga class from the comfort of your own home, at any time of the day, or night!

All you need is a good internet connection, a hopefully quiet room, and a yoga mat.

YouTube really has made things much easier for both beginners to yoga and to more experienced practitioners. There really are videos for all levels and tutorials on almost all yoga poses. There are also videos that last just a few minutes to those that are well over an hour long.

Looking for the best yoga classes on YouTube can be overwhelming. These are just so many to choose from.

And so for the purpose of this article, I went through the most popular Youtube yoga channels and then found their most popular video.

Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced yoga practitioner, in this list you will find 15 the most popular and most loved YouTube yoga videos. Each video varies in length, from 7 minutes to an hour so there is something for everyone, even when you don’t have much time.

You will even get a little insight into each teacher.

Yoga for beginners | Yoga with Adriene

Adriene Mishler is the face of Yoga With Adriene, and she is the most popular yoga channel on YouTube with more than 7 million subscribers. Yoga With Adriene is about using yoga for “getting back to the true you. It can be that simple”. Her YouTube channel has hundreds of videos, focusing on a wide variety of topics, all explained in an easy-to-follow format.

Adriene started filming her YouTube videos in 2012. Back then, she really didn’t anticipate the impact she would have just a few years later. It was all trial and error and so according to a recent interview with Henry McKenna for FTW, Adriene explained what they wanted from their yoga videos:

“Not a perfectly quaffed yoga presentation. Not a fitness video. But no acting. Really just letting people see me and speak my mind and just be a real person. No one actually watched in the early days, but we stayed consistent.”

“Find what feels good” is her motto and this really is clear to anyone who has watched any of her videos. Her videos are all free and they are perfect for beginners looking to start out their yoga journey.

She also has videos that are more specific and focus either on:

Her most popular video is “Yoga For Complete Beginners,” filmed in 2013 with an incredible 32 million views! This class is 20 minutes long and is perfect for beginners looking for an easy to follow video tailored to the needs of beginners.

To join her Yoga With Adriene community, you can find her videos on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Yoga With Adriene’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. Yoga For Complete Beginners – 20 Minute Home Yoga Workout!
  2. Day 1 – Ease Into It – 30 Days of Yoga
  3. Total Body Yoga – Deep Stretch
  4. Day 2 – Stretch & Soothe – 30 Days of Yoga
  5. Yoga For Weight Loss | Fat Burning Workout

Who will like the channel

Absolute beginners looking for YouTube yoga videos that focus on different parts of the body, different feeling as any anyone looking for a yoga teacher that seems like she could be your best friend.

Introduction to Ashtanga yoga | Fightmaster Yoga

Lesley Fightmaster is the face of Fightmaster Yoga, and she is a Yogaworks teacher trainer. Fightmaster yoga is a selection of yoga videos with the motto: “It’s Not About The Pose! You don’t have to be perfect”. Her site is full of yoga classes, both free and membership-based.

Lesley started filming her YouTube videos as a little experiment. According to an interview with 42yogis.com, Lesley explained how her first yoga video was filmed:

“We bought the camera and he wanted to practice using it, so we went to Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala (one of the studios where I teach) and he filmed me, edited it and uploaded it to YouTube and we pretty much forgot about it.”

Her videos cover a range of different types of yoga, from the more dynamic Ashtanga yoga to the much more gentle yin yoga. She also has videos focused on full-body stretching grouped according to their duration, just to make it even easier to find a class depending on the time you have.

She also has videos that are more specific and focus either on:

Her most popular video is “1 hour intro to Ashtanga,” filmed in 2014 with 1,6 million views. This class is one hour long and is the perfect video for those looking to start their Ashtanga yoga journey. Clear and simple instructions.

To join her Fightmaster yoga community, you can find her videos on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Fightmaster Yoga’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. 1 Hour Ashtanga Yoga (intro class)
  2. Yoga Body Workout: Free yoga class (Ashtanga 30 min intro class)
  3. 1 1/2 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series 
  4. Yoga For Beginners at Home (15 minute) 30 Day Challenge Day 1
  5. Yoga for Kids (So Fun!)

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking to try out different types of yoga, taught by a teacher with a lot of experience and a very gentle and approachable teaching style.

Power vinyasa flow | Briohny Smyth

Bryony Smyth is one of the teachers at Alo Moves. Alo Moves is a membership-based website with unlimited yoga, fitness and meditation classes. On their YouTube channel, you will find a wide variety of free yoga classes for all levels and abilities.

Bryony Smyth’s classes on YouTube are their most popular classes with around one million views each. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and according to an interview with Carin Gorrell from Yoga Journal, this is what yoga is for Bryony:

“It slows everything down and gives you the opportunity to peel away the layers of the onion.”

Her videos mainly focus on Vinyasa flow classes. With very clear and precise instructions she is able to guide practitioners through seemingly complicated yoga poses.

She also has videos that are parts of a 7 or 30 day series:

You will have to join their membership website in order to get to practice the full duration of these series.

Her most popular video on AloMoves is “30-Minute Power Vinyasa Flow with Briohny Smyth,” filmed in 2017 with just over 2 million views. This class is half an hour long and is the perfect class for anyone who wants to get a workout.

To join the AloMoves yoga community, you can find their videos on their website and also their YouTube channel.

Below you will find Alo Yoga’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. 30-Minute Power Vinyasa Flow with Briohny Smyth
  2. Yoga For Kids with Alissa Kepas
  3. 30-Minute Energizing Power Vinyasa Flow with Briohny Smyth
  4. 45-Minute Power Vinyasa Flow With Briohny Smyth
  5. 15-Minute Energizing Morning Flow with Caley Alyssa

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking for a wide range of yoga classes with many experienced teachers.

Morning Yoga Full Body Stretch | Yoga with Kassandra

Kassandra is the face of Yoga with Kassandra, and she is an Ottawa-based Yoga Instructor who started practicing yoga in 2008. She has a strong focus on Yin Yoga and her YouTube channel has a wide variety of classes.

Through her YouTube channel Kassandra points out that she has been able to teach Yin yoga to hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. According to an interview with EkoFitYogi, Kassandra explained what first drew her to yoga:

“What really appealed to me was that yoga encouraged you to be exactly the way you are without striving for perfection or competing with others”

Her videos generally involve a more slow-paced and restorative practice. Each of these tends to cover a range of different focus points. She also has videos focused on stretching out part s of the body grouped according to their duration, just to make it even easier to find a class depending on the time you have.

She also has videos that are more specific and focus either on:

Her most popular video is “10 min Morning Yoga Full Body Stretch,” filmed in 2018 with almost 13 million views. This class is just 10 minutes long and is a slow yin practice, perfect for any beginner to yoga.

To join her Yoga with Kassandra community, you can find her videos on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Fightmaster Yoga’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. 10 min Morning Yoga Full Body Stretch
  2. 10 min Flexibility Full Body Yoga Flow
  3. 30 min Full Body Yoga – Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga
  4. 30 min Beginner Yoga – Full Body Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
  5. 1 hour Vinyasa Flow For Flexibility – 60 min Intermediate Yoga

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking for short classes with very clear instructions, mainly with a yin yoga focus. There are also vinyasa classes for those looking for a bit more movement and core work.

Weight Loss | Sadie Nardini

Sadie Nardini is a world-renowned yoga instructor and author with a very unique style. Her YouTube channel has the motto: “Rock your yoga” and just one class with her will help you understand what she chose that title.

Sadie started practicing yoga for health reasons after contracting a central nervous system virus when she was a teenager. According to an interview with Nancy Alder for Elephant Journal, Sadie explained what draws people to a certain type of her classes:

“I think students are drawn to Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga because it manifests as a fun, dance-like and energetic class that is still mindful, anatomy-based and accessible for all levels. .”

Her videos are of a dynamic format combining yoga, HIIT, yoga fusion, and music.

She also has videos that are more specific and some that offers interesting yoga hacks:

Her most popular video is “Yoga Shred™ (HIIT + Yoga Fusion) for Weight Loss, Fat Burn & Whole Body Strength!,” filmed in 2017 with 216,000 views. This class is just under half an hour long and is perfect for anyone looking for a dynamic practice that will be a full-body workout.

To join her Sadie Nardini yoga community and find out more about her teacher training and also additional courses, you can find her videos on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Sadie Nardini’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. Yoga Shred™ (HIIT + Yoga Fusion) for Weight Loss, Fat Burn & Whole Body Strength!
  2. Best Fat Burning & Weight Loss HIIT + Yoga
  3. Raise Your Metabolism In 25 Minutes HIIT + Yoga!
  4. Save Your Shoulders in Yoga
  5. AM Morning In Bed Wake Up Yoga!

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking to try out a fast, unique, and dynamic style of yoga that will offer a bit of body sculpting in the mix.

Morning Yoga | Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter is an NYC-based yoga teacher. She is also the author of the book Shades of the Soul: A Meditation Journal, where readers are encouraged to meditate on a daily quote inspired by one of her own poems. She also teaches meditation and so you will find many meditation tutorials on her channel, perfect for all levels, even complete beginners.

Faith started practicing yoga in the 1990s and according to an interview with SuperSoul, Faith discusses her unique teaching style:

“I love to call my teaching style and way of life, Spiritually Fly. This is a soulful celebration of life, vibrations, passion and free-spirited experience that connects you to your most divine self”

Though her main emphasis is on meditation, her videos cover a range of different types of yoga, form the more dynamic Vinyasa flows, to the targeted yoga for runners, to the more gentle and 10-minute long morning yoga classes.

Her most popular video is “Yoga In Bed | Yoga with Faith Hunter,” filmed in 2014 with just under 35,000 views. This class is just under 8 minutes long as shows a very gentle way to wake the body up in the morning, without even getting out of bed!

To join the Faith Hunter yoga community and learn to “Live your most divine life”, you can find her videos on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Faith Hunter’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. Yoga In Bed
  2. Morning Yoga Practice
  3. Faith Hunter – Get Spiritually Fly
  4. Morning Yoga Flow | 10-minute Practice
  5. Energizing Morning Flow

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking for gentle yoga classes as well as those looking for beginner meditation tips.

Yoga for Beginners | Ekhart yoga

Esther Ekhart is the face of Ekhart Yoga, and she actually a second-generation yoga teacher, as her mother also taught yoga. After starting filming her videos by herself, she is now part of a team of around 40 experienced teachers, teaching around 3,000 yoga classes on her website.

Esther started filming her YouTube videos from her small studio in West Cork Ireland as he wanted to be able to appeal to a larger audience. Indeed, according to an interview with Emma Newlyn Yoga, Esther explained she started filming her videos:

“I wondered how I could get more people to benefit from yoga and grow beyond my small studio. Also, I needed yoga inspiration myself and couldn’t find good quality yoga online. So the idea was born to provide it.”

Her videos and those taught by her other teachers cover a very wide range range of different types of yoga, as well as yoga tutorials and meditation and philosophy classes.

She also has videos that are more specific and focus either on:

Her most popular video is “Yoga for Beginners Part 1,” filmed in 2008 with just under 6,5 million views. This class is under 10 minutes long and is perfect for absolute beginners to yoga.

To join her Ekhart Yoga community, you can find her membership-based videos on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Ekhart Yoga’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. Yoga for Beginners Part 1
  2. Yoga for Opening the Shoulders
  3. Advanced yoga, Headstand
  4. Yoga for Neck Pain
  5. Yoga for beginners Part 2

Who will like the channel

Yoga practitioners of all levels, as this channel, has all yoga types and durations covered.

Isometric Strength Drills for the Full Body | Yoga International

Ricky Heron is one of the teachers of  Yoga International, which is a membership-based yoga website. Yoga International is a selection of yoga videos and courses with the motto: “Practice at home with the world’s best teachers”. Their YouTube channel offers a wide variety of yoga classes by a wide variety of teachers.

Rocky discovered yoga in 2004 and is known for his in-depth understanding of yoga anatomy and alignment.

His videos offer very specific alignment based instructions and some even include isometric strength drills to get the most out of your practice and really engage your muscles. For a wider selection into his courses, you will need to become a member of Yoga International.

Yoga International’s YouTube channel offers a wide variety of free classes and interviews on a very wide range of topics around yoga, psychology, and health. For example:

Many of their YouTube videos are tasters for their membership-based classes on their website.

Their most popular video is “Isometric Strength Drills for the Full Body,” filmed in 2019 with 4,5 million views. This video is actually a preview for one of their membership-based classes. Very worth checking out in my option if you want to add some strength to your practice.

To join the Yoga International community, you can find their videos on their website and also their YouTube channel.

Below you will find Yoga International’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. Isometric Strength Drills for the Full Body
  2. Start Your Practice Today
  3. Do Yoga from Home with Yoga International
  4. What Is Kundalini Yoga?
  5. How to Prep for Pranayama: Breathwork Steps Before You Start

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking to start a subscription to a yoga website that offers classes, interviews, and talks on a wide variety of yoga types.

Power Yoga Detox Class | Travis Eliot

Travis Eliot is a yoga teacher who was first introduced to meditation at the very young age of 9. His website has the motto: “Transform Your Body, Mind, and Life!” and finding more about Travis, you will understand why he chose this.

Travis started practicing yoga from an early age, and according to his short bio in his website, it was a near-death experience that led him to teach the way he teacher:

“After a near-death experience on the island of Kauai, and later surviving the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, I dedicated my life to spreading yoga, meditation and daily wisdom”

From his YouTube channel, you will notice he has a wide variety of yoga classes, some even up to almost 2 hours long!

He also has videos that are short and sweet and others that are much longer with some added meditation, and others are much more personal life changes such as:

His most popular video is “FULL Power Yoga “Detox” Class (60min.) with Travis Eliot – Level Up 108 Program,” filmed in 2019 with just over 1 million views. This class is one hour long and is the perfect video for those looking for a good workout guided by very clear instructions.

To join his Travis Eliot yoga community, you can find his videos and courses on his website and also his YouTube channel.

Below you will find Travis Eliot’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. FULL Power Yoga “Detox” Class (60min.) with Travis Eliot – Level Up 108 Program
  2. FULL Power Yoga “Flexibility” Class (60min.) with Travis Eliot – Level Up 108 Program
  3. FULL Yin Yoga “Complete” class (60 min.) with Travis Eliot
  4. FULL Yin Yoga “Foundations” Class (45min.) with Travis Eliot – Flexibility & Beyond Program
  5. Yin Yoga class with Travis Eliot “Inner Dimension TV” (30 min.)

Who will like the channel

Anyone who wants to practice both Power yoga classes and also gentle yin yoga practices, all taught by a very charismatic teacher.

Beginner Morning Yoga Sequence | Brett Larkin

Brett Larkin is the face of BrettLarkinYoga and offers teaching yoga teacher training online. Her YouTube channel offers a variety of short and sweet a vinyasa flow sequences as well as yoga tutorial and meditations.

Brett first started with ballet and modern dance. She actually danced for 25 years before being introduced to yoga. In college, her first yoga teacher was the original co-founder of YogaWorks, Yogiraj Alan Finger. Pioneering in the world of online teacher training, she has certified over 1300 people to become yoga teachers around the world.

Her YouTube videos are a variety of vinyasa flow sequences as well as yoga tutorials. She also offers talks explaining some key concepts of yoga.

She also has videos that are more specific and focus either on:

Her most popular video is “Beginner Morning Yoga Sequence for Greatist (15-min),” filmed in 2015 with just under 3 million views. This class is just 15 minutes long and it promises to really wake you up in the morning.

To join her Uplifted yoga community, you can find her videos and information on her online teacher training on her website and also her YouTube channel.

Below you will find Brett Larkin’s top 5 most popular yoga videos:

  1. Beginner Morning Yoga Sequence for Greatist (15-min)
  2. Beginner Morning Yoga for Women | 10-Min | Energizing Wake Up Vinyasa Flow
  3. Hatha Flow Yoga For Beginners (30-min) Discover the Hatha Yoga Style (All Levels) Full Class
  4. Easy Kundalini Yoga Practice for Beginners (30-min) Kriya, Poses, Breath of Fire, & Meditation
  5. Beginner Bedtime Yoga Sequence | Greatist Yoga | 10-min Nighttime Yoga for Beginners

Who will like the channel

Anyone looking for very clear and specific instructions of a variety of yoga types, and anyone looking into applying for an online yoga teacher training.

Alexia Koletsou

Alexia Koletsou is a Level 1 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher with a Ph.D. in Science Communication. She received her blessing to teach Ashtanga Yoga in 2019, from the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, where she has had the honor of practicing with R. Sharath Jois multiple times over the years. She is the owner of her own Shala in Greece and now shares her knowledge on yogamyoldfriend.com and her YouTube channel Alexia K Yoga.

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