Join A Challenge!

We always have tons of yoga challenges on Insta where you can participate, connect, practice, get inspired… and maybe win something cool!

We always have tons of yoga challenges on Insta where you can participate, connect, practice, get inspired… and maybe win something cool!

THESE CHALLENGES ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

1. FOLLOW

Start by making sure you’re following @aloyoga, all hosts and all additional 
sponsors on Instagram.

2. post

Post a photo every day that the challenge
 runs (anywhere from 10 days to a month), include all the challenge hashtags and spread the love to your fellow participants! Bonus 
points if you hashtag #aloyoga, so we can follow along with you on your journey.

3. yay

Hosts will pick one winner per challenge…
 they’ll be featured on this page!

Questions? Shoot us an email at challenges@aloyoga.com

#SpreadTheLove

August 13 - 22

We believe in the power of love, which is why in this unique challenge we will not only give you an asana each day, but an action to go along with it to spread some love and hopefully give a bunch of smiles to people at the same time!

Join us for this incredibly uplifting challenge and help spread that love around! 

#YogiFallFavorites

August 3 - 12

A fun yoga challenge to celebrate the launch of Alo’s new Fall line! Each day a host will share their favorite fall yoga pose while wearing their favorite fall alo outfit!

#FlyIntoFall

August 1 - 12

Fly into Fall is a challenge designed to prepare you for your handstand and arm balance journey! Hosts will also be using different variations of hollow-backs to make your practice a little bit more fun!

#ChakrasandKoshas
August 1 - 12
Come play with us as we journey through 12 days of exploring the Chakras & the Koshas! Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that literally translates to wheel.
This is because the life force, or prana, that moves inside of you is spinning and rotating. This spinning energy has 7 centers in your body, starting at the base of your spine and moving all the way up to the top of your head.
In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide exactly the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind and spirit. The koshas are energetic layers or sheaths that move from the outermost layer of skin to the deep spiritual core. The koshas provide a framework for conceptualizing ourselves. Much like the chakra system, the kosha layers come packaged with their own individual physiological function and psychology. 

#BuildUpAsana

August 1 - 10

Hosts will be breaking this challenge into three sections.
1- Vanessa will be giving exercises to help flexibility/strengthening
2 - Alex will be showcasing ways to use a specific prop
3 - Joe will be doing a How-To tutorial of a pose building off the previous day’s posts by Vanessa and Alex. This will allow hosts to help participants grow, strengthen and build on their yoga practice and advanced postures they might be working towards, from conditioning to full expression.

#SummerTimeCore

July 22 - 31

This summer yoga challenge will be focused on exploring asanas that involve building & using core strength. One of the hosts is pregnant so she will be exploring the modifications for yoga during pregnancy! 

#DaysOfDeities
July 20 - 31

Immerse yourself in this 12-day journey with us as we explore the heros, sages, and Deities behind the Yoga pose names. 👑 
Join us as we go beyond the asana and explore the mythology of yoga poses. We will wonderfully experience both the asana, and the stories of the mystical Gods, and Deities in the classical text of Hindu literature. The philosophy behind these stories inspire spiritual growth, enlightenment and self-development; whilst the asanas that are based on them, lead to a healthy body and mind. The aim of this challenge is to allow these colorful fables to bring you a new lease of life, knowledge, and meaning to your practice. 👑 
This challenge is open to all levels and abilities!

#ExtendYourYogiSelf

July 22 - 31

In this challenge we will be asking participants to do different poses that call for extension of body and mind – “Extend Yourself”. Each day we will ask how different yoga practices makes them feel and where would they like to progress / grow towards in the future. We believe that building a steady journey, starting with little goals, is very helpful to progress in your yoga practice in a healthy and fun way.

#TootyFruitySummerBooty

July 18 - 29

Yoga requires a lot of upper body strength, and most of the time we forget the balance between upper body and lower body. This challenge is designed to strengthen and open the glutes with unique yoga asanas, that will have you ready for SUMMER!

#AloAroundTheWorld

July 19 - 30

Yoga is Global and now, so is Alo!

To celebrate the launch of @aloyoga’s FREE International Shipping campaign, we’ve partnered up with some om-azing yogi friends from all around the world to bring you a fun new yoga challenge — #AloAroundTheWorld 🌎 🎉

#AloFloat

July 1 - 8

This 8-day challenge is designed to help grow and strengthen your handstand floats and get you feeling confident and strong while upside down. Hosts will lead participants through a series of handstand floats and transitions offering variations and exercises for all levels. Yogis are encouraged to embrace wherever they are at in their practice. It's not about perfection, it's about what you learn on the way upside down! 

 

#ShineYourPractice

July 12 - 23

This challenge focuses on cooling asanas, like forward folds, simple inversions and twists while celebrating the magical and unique Mid-summer time and promoting outdoor yoga✨Let's shine together ✨ 

#FindTheLightToday

July 20 - 31

Some days are harder then others, and that means that on those "off days" it's harder to think of something positive that happened for, or to you. This challenge will encourage yogis to focus on the light and to post any photo, or video from their practice each day + share 1-3 positive things that happened to them on that day - big or small :)

#JourneyToHandstand

July 9 - 23

This challenge is designed to help you reach your Handstand goals AND have fun while doing it. 

To celebrate the launch of Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole's new #JourneyToHandstand series on Alo Moves, we've partnered up to put together an awesome 14-day Handstand Challenge! Learn how to grow & strengthen your inversion practice and share your 14-day progression journey with us!

Added bonus — 3 lucky participants will receive a FREE 6-month subscription to Alo Moves + $100 to aloyoga.com.

We can't wait to see you FLY!

 

#Acrovinyasa
July 1 - 31

READY TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS IN JULY?
Join @yogabeyond's 30-day #ACROVINYASA challenge starting July 1st! We’re super excited to guide you through the last 30 earth & air asanas of Level 1 Flow.
Each day @acrovinyasa will post a tutorial for a yoga pose (earth asana) followed by its equivalent acro pose (air asana) the next day. Follow the instructions and please be sure to have a spotter, especially if you’re taking flight for the first time. We can't wait to inspire you to get on your mat every day and progressively guide you through this powerful and playful practice!

#StretchyandStrongSummer
July 2 - 13

This challenge will focus on balancing strength and flexibility poses. A balanced and well rounded yoga practice is so important and often contributes to our lives off the mat as well. We hope to give yogi's the tools to help balance their strength and flexibility within their practice rather than focusing on one or the other. 

#AnglesOfSummer

July 11 - 22

Are you ready to get creative in your yoga practice? Hosts designed this challenge with horizontal vs. vertical poses amalgamated with Alo's summer collection. Hosts will work on lines and angles in beautiful outdoor spaces to demonstrate the geometry of yoga this summer

#AloMermaids

July 1 - 12

Summer is here and we want you to channel your inner mermaid vibes! Hosts will go through a series of mermaid-inspired yoga poses that will get you toned up and in-tune with your inner mermaid in no time! 

 

#ResolutionHandstand2018
 July 1 - 10

10 days of beautiful handstand shapes with tips and drills from each host! 

#LetsFlyInJuly
July 1 - 12

#LetsFlyInJuly is designed to inspire yogis to work on the strength and skill it takes to balance on our hands! A fun variety of poses will be included, from the regular well-known asanas to the funky unusual shapes which we hope will bring some new ideas and inspiration to our participants practice. Modifications will be provided for those still working on their balance and extra-hard variations for those who need pushing to the next level!

#FlexibleALOver

July 1 - 12

Summer is here and we're about to heat things up with a funky flexibility challenge. We'll work on our physical flexibility as well as have fun exploring all sorts of shapes for a flexible mind;) We hope participants will not just have lots of fun creating all sorts of shapes but also take some of the mindful messaging off the mat and into their daily lives.

#BodyandSoulYogis

July 22 - 31

This challenge features a variety of poses that celebrate your body and your yoga practice. The goal of this challenge is for yogis to understand and know that their practice is special and unique to them. Hosts will encourage participants to love their practice and show appreciation for where they are at in their yoga journey. Whether it be using props for each pose, or taking on a challenge with harder pose variations - it's all about honoring where you are at in your body, mind, soul and daily practice.

#CantQuitYourSplit

July 1 - 12 

Join us for 12 days of yoga poses that let participants have fun with their splits! So many people seem to give up on their splits journey or think certain poses won’t ever be accessible, so we want to cheer them on and say “You #CantQuitYourSplit!” From twisty to bendy variations to beginner modifications and tips for improvement we will have something for all levels. 

#AloMovesChallenge

Show us how you MOVE on your mat!

Join us for our 7-day #AloMovesChallenge on Instagram!! 3 winners get the chance to win $100 to AloYoga.com, a 6-month subscription to @alo.moves & our luxe matte-black Warrior Mat!

On your mat, get set, FLOW!

#JuneBloomYogis

June 11 - 22

The idea behind this challenge is to help others 'bloom' in their yoga practice. There are many advanced poses that we see on Instagram every day, and they can seem very unattainable. Each day will be dedicated to a certain advanced pose (Handstand, Splits, etc) and the hosts will demonstrate more accessible poses, which have been particularly beneficial in helping them achieve each advanced pose. Participants can either choose to work on the prep pose or the advanced pose (or both!) depending on where they are in their practice to make the challenge suitable for all levels.

#JuneSoulBalances
June 18 - 29

This challenge will be exploring different balancing poses for your soul. Hosts will share their daily balancing postures, offering tips, modifications and fun variations.

#SweetSummerSplits

June 1 - 12

As summer approaches, hosts will be diving deep into hamstrings, hip flexors and quads, to help you prepare for and deepen your splits practice, while inviting a little bit of sunshine into your daily lives!

WINNER ANNOUNCED! 
Congratulations: @omgrown72

#FlowYourDosha

June 4 - 15

Embark on a 12-day journey with hosts as they explore asanas to help balance your doshas (energies). AYURVEDA (Ayur =  life, Veda = knowledge or science) is a medicine that dates back thousands of years. This medicine focuses on creating balance of the mind-body through energies with things such as diet, herbal treatment and yogic breath. It is said we are composed of three different energies that define our make up. These are also known as the DOSHAS. Vatta | Pitta | Kapha. An unbalanced dosha can lead to an unbalanced you! It can affect things such as your attitude, your coping strategies, your physique, your emotions and even your daily motivation.

This challenge is designed to help you learn about to your Dosha(s) and which asanas can help you achieve a balanced life.  

#SummerLovinYoga

June 1 - 12

In this challenge, hosts will share their favorite asanas based on specific themes each day. Hosts will encourage participants to pick their favorite pose based on the daily theme. Themes will include:

  1. HEART OPENER
  2. HIP OPENER
  3. SHOULDER OPENER
  4. CORE STRENGTHENER
  5. INVERSION
  6. STANDING POSE
  7. SEATED POSE
  8. SUPINE POSTURE
  9. RECLINED POSTURE
  10. SPLITS
  11. FUNKY/HYBRID
  12. FREE CHOICE

#SelfLoveYogis

June 1 - 10

This challenge is all about finding self-love in your yoga practice and letting it flow into your daily life. Hosts express self-love through various asanas, as well as give prompts for participants to answer/include little self-love notes in their daily posts.
Get ready to bend, stretch and show yourself some love!

#VulnerableStrength

June 1 - 10

We want this challenge to invite others to share their strength and their vulnerability in their practice and life! Poses for this challenge will represent strength and grace, but will also represent a story in the captions about the hosts struggles with said pose and also their life. This challenge will be about opening up and letting others in and sharing a wonderful and opening experience with participants.