- Product: Alo Moves Yoga Subscription
- Price: $20 USD/month
- Where to buy: Amazon.com or AloMoves website
- Personal Rating: 4.5 out of 5
It’s Good For…
Beginner & seasoned yogis all around.
I think it’s best suited for a more seasoned yogi who wanna go and try more advanced classes because I think there are a lot more choices for you to pick if you’ve already practiced yoga quite religiously before.
Though there are classes and series meant for beginners, I feel like in my opinion (because I’ve gone through the app and tested the videos), they are lacking videos on really the basic and fundamentals of yoga. It’s good that they have a short video usually explaining the practice but not specifically explaining the different poses there are in yoga – which can be extremely useful for beginners.
With that being said, no matter whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, you can try it for 2 weeks first to see whether it fits your style 🙂
AND to choose your instructors. I’m quite picky with my instructors so it took me a while to find one that I really like. Ehem. Elvis Garcia. Check him out. I love his practice!
1. The Affordable Price.
The subscription price is actually quite a steal to compare with an actual yoga class in a yoga studio. The place where I’m from, one class starts at $15. So, having unlimited access to all kind of classes for only $20 per month is really good for someone who likes to do an at-home yoga or for someone who just wants to have the option of practicing away from a yoga studio 🙂
2. The Variety of Classes
They have a varieeetyyy of classes! There are tons of different classes you can choose from. Different type of yogas, different level of yogis, you can filter them and choose away!
There are basically two types of videos you can choose:
1) Class – one specific video for your practice.
2) Series – a number of videos for you to work on a designated objective. For example, handstand, strength, backbend.
I personally like series better just because I can see the improvements right after the series ends 🙂
3. The Teachers!
You have a lot of different awesome teachers in one place! A lot of them you might have come across on Instagram.
They all have their own styles, so you can try out different instructors and pick the one that you like the most and continue more classes or series with them.
I actually like that they have a lot of different instructors because I sometimes choose my yoga classes based on the instructors. So if you go to a normal yoga class or studio, they have around 5-6 instructors – and what if you don’t like all of their syles? You gotta try them out one by one. But with Alo Moves, I usually start the videos and if I don’t like their style after 10 minutes, I’ll straight away change the instructor and the practice altogether. Lol
4. Variety of Class’s Time Length
You can basically choose how much time you want to allocate for your practice for the day. So it’s easy to adapt your yoga practice in your daily life. There’s even 10 minutes practice if you’re having a busy day! 🙂
5. Choose Between The App & Desktop
I like the fact that your account syncs between the app & desktop – like all functioning businesses should.
I usually choose the practice that I want to do or try on the app before the practice (or days before) and I will set up my laptop during the practice for a bigger screen and better sound 🙂
6. You Can Download For Offline Use
If you’re traveling, this would be such an advantage to have as you can save the videos/classes for offline use!
1. Is It Realllyyy For Beginners Though?
Some series and classes that are labeled as beginner level can sometimes feel a bit more advanced than how a total beginner yoga class should be. For this, if you’re a total yoga newbie, I’d recommend to really try out different videos and teachers because some classes I found, they have the speed that’s not even close to suitable for a beginner.
And asking beginners to hold chaturanga? Really? I think the instructors should incorporate more alternatives poses instead to cater to the beginners.
Note: NOT all instructors do this. If you’re really new, do find a series that is really, really beginner friendly.
2. No Foundation Yoga Classes
I wish they have like a handbook of all the poses so it’s easy to go back and see what you’re supposed to do, and how to correct your posture (if you’re doing it wrong).
So, Should You Get It?
I’d say that you should get the app if you have at least gone to a few yoga classes! I wouldn’t recommend you to start off your yoga journey straight off with Alo Moves cause I feel that it’s missing some beginner yogi sprinkles in their classes.
With that being said, I truly enjoy my usual practice with Alo Moves! I am by no means very advanced in yoga, but I do find that I’m pushing myself more and more with their videos as they are really pushing your limits.
Plus, I really love the series that they do. I think it’s super helpful if you’re trying to achieve some back bending moves, handstand or even splits!
If you have tried Alo Moves before, what is your take on it? Do you like it as much as I do? Let me know down below! 🙂
Till my next pose, yogis!