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

#LunarYogiacs

February 4th - February 15th

This festive challenge celebrates each part of the Chinese zodiac for the lunar new year! Each day, a host will present a pose that represents the energy of that zodiac animal. The tradition of the new year is to come together as a family and set intentions, and we will celebrate the new year together by celebrating all of us!

#PAWasanas2

February 2nd - February 14th

PAWasanas is back for round 2! This challenge is designed to celebrate our animals who love to join us on the mat. Our pets are more than just pets; they really become a part of the family. They are often fascinated by yoga and wanting to join, so let’s give them that opportunity. We will go through 12 days of different categories of poses, with our pets at our sides.

#YogisYamaNiyamas

February 1st - February 10th

Join us on this 10 day journey as we bring the Yamas and Niyamas into our practice.

The yamas and the niyamas are the first two practices of yoga according to Patanjali, an ancient Indian thinker and sage. These principles could be considered the yogi’s handbook to a life well lived and are yogas ethical and moral codes. These ethical codes may be the missing keys to finding true yogic strength, power, and transformation, on and off the mat.

The five yamas ask practitioners to avoid violence, lying, stealing, wasting energy, and possessiveness, while the five niyamas ask us to embrace cleanliness and contentment, to purify ourselves through heat, to continually study and observe our habits, and to surrender to something greater than ourselves. Practicing the ethical codes from every perspective helps fortify the concepts within the body and the mind. What you practice, you become and in turn, allows for less regret and a more peaceful mind.

Challenge open to all levels and abilities!

#WellRoundedYogis

February 1st - February 10th

"We are doing 3 days of strength, 3 balance and 3 flexibility poses (last day free choice). We are hoping to bring mindfulness to our pracitice and physical movement- to not avoid one or the other because to feel fully balanced we need them all!"

#HeartAsanas

February 1st - February 10th

February is a month for Valentine’s Day but instead of one day for love let’s have 10! Working on our heart openers as well as opening up our hearts to others. Join us for 10 days of spreading love to others... and yourself 😘.
Each day, choose your own heart opener and someone important in your life (don’t forget to include yourself)! Share the ways you already show love and kindness to that person, OR describe how you could show them even more love and appreciation!

#WeakSideAsanas

February 1st - February 12th

It’s always good to stop and examine your practice. Sometimes we tend to avoid tightness in our body and only open the parts that makes us feel better. There is always a side (right or left) that is more flattering or deeper, or maybe we have no idea how to do the other side...maybe we have never tried. That’s why we propose this challenge that will bring balance to our bodies and humbleness to our practice. 

#YogiDayByDay

January 22nd- January 31st

In this challenge we will be asking the participants to set mini goals toward the new year. The goals should be small, realistic, and through these small steps a positive change can be created, instead of disappointment when not being able to reach huge and out there goals. The challenge poses will be fitting for the beginning of the year theme as they will be taken from Ashtanga's primary series, so they will embody both new beginnings and baby steps toward a more peaceful life.

#ReflectandFlourish
January 21st- January 30th

Challenge theme is reflecting on 2018 and what goals/ideas we planted then and how we can make them a reality in 2019 and allow ourselves to continue to grow. Participants will be encouraged to journal and share their journey through the challenge.

#AsideFromAsana

January 21st- January 30th

Join us for a 10-day challenge reminding us that yoga is more than just asana. We'll recap the 8-limbs with creative poses to outline each one. Get as creative as you'd like to portray was the limb means to you!

#FOLDINGLOVE

January 20th- January 31st

Our theme is to offer yoga poses that each have a forward fold. Forward folds are directly correlated with digging deeper inward and loving yourself. We will take this time to each day reflect on something we love about ourselves.

#NewYearBalances

January 15th- January 24th

Start the new year off with 10 days of balancing poses that are sure to twist out the old, stretch you to your limit, and help you stay grounded as we enter this new year!

#RestoreYourWinterQi
Using the traditional Chinese medicine system of Meridians, we will flow through asanas that enhance the flow of our vital energy, also know as the "Qi" (pronounced Chee or Chi). The meridians are pathways that transport energy (Qi) throughout the body affecting our mental, emotional and overall physical well being. The use of meridians can be found in practices such as Yin yoga. Each day your hosts will lead you through asanas focused on meridians to help optimize energy flow.

#TwistTransformRevive

January 14th- January 25th

The new year is a time to reflect, but also a time to prepare and dream of your bright future. Play with us as we journey through 12 days of detoxifying twists designed to help you detox from the previous year and feel refreshed and transformed for 2019! This challenge is open to all levels!

#RenewYogis
January 14th- January 26th

It’s a new year with a beautiful sense of renewal in our minds. January is always seen as a fresh start and with this challenge, we want to encourage everyone to practice poses that will offer us gratitude or help us feel strong and ready to conquer anything!

#AloWinterWarriors

January 13th- January 22nd

This challenge embraces the heart of winter and the heat we need to build up in our practice to get through it! By going back to basic parts of a yoga practice - the three warriors- we are able to start strong and build the warmth to explore other variations, shapes and extensions to stay motivated and learning through the season! 

#FunWithYogaShapes

January 9th- January 20th

We set the Geometric Shapes, and our participants have to creatively perform an asana resembling that shape!

#FunDationsOfYoga

January 7th- January 18th

It's a new year and a new start! Let's kick off 2019 with a solid foundation of fun yoga poses.  Each day we will present a foundational yoga pose - each teacher will offer modifications & variations. At day 6 & 12 we will demonstrate how to flow the poses together.  By the end of the challenge participants will have the template for a home practice that can be adjusted for their needs.

#ExploreYourMudras

January 5th- January 14th

Join us on this 10 day journey as we explore some of the most well know mudras in yoga and add something new to our practice 🙏.

Mudra means “seal,” “gesture,” or “mark” in Sanskrit. Yoga mudras are symbolic gestures often practiced with the hands and fingers. They facilitate the flow of energy in the subtle body and enhance one’s journey within 🙏.

Different areas of the hands are connected with areas in the body and the brain. So when we place our hands in yoga mudras, we stimulate different areas of the brain and create a specific energy that circuits in the body. By doing this, we help generate a specific state of mind 🙏.

The universe is made of five elements, and each of the five fingers is represented by one of these elements. When these five elements are not in balance, we can experience disease in the body. Mudras are one way of creating a balance between all of these elements within us 🙏.
Challenge open to all levels and abilities!

#InvertTheNewYear

January 4th- January 15th

 Start our new year out right by flipping our perspective. Changing our ways of seeing the world. And what better way of flipping our perspective than flipping upside down!

#FreshTake2019

January 2nd- January 12th

Join us for #FreshTake2019, January 2-12! For this new year challenge we’re stirring up some creativity! Classic poses, fresh takes. Add in your own flair. Maybe pop up on a toe, maybe add a funky variation, maybe an interesting arm. Whatever feels good to you. Give it your fresh take.