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

#ALOvelyearth

September 10 - 19

This is a nature-based challenge, with the asana prompts being nature-themed (monkey, tree, fish etc), and all photos taken in nature. However, this challenge will not only be about poses in nature, but about connecting with your most natural self. We will include daily journal/activity prompts that could be anything from taking 10 minutes in that day to sit in nature and reflect on everything that occurs (thoughts, surrounding noises, colors etc.), to a journal prompt asking, “What would your day look like, if you had no worldly possessions, and had only nature to connect with?” We may also include prompts that encourage environmentally friendly activities eg. picking up litter.

Everyday of this challenge will hopefully bringing participants closer to our natural world and their own wild spirit!

#PinchALOveandunderstanding

September 9 - 18

The crux of the challenge is twofold. The first which is the lesser of the two is to continue to promote yoga, pincha, and the practice we all hold dear. The second which we would argue to be of significant importance is to help spread the word and understanding of the current situations that effect our global environment. This challenge will promote a more sustainable awareness and amplify the message that our earth needs our help.

#wellroundedyogis
September 7 - 16 HOSTS:@natashaswinter@eileendelatorre@bluesuntara@seacoralyoga@laraliamSPONSORS:@aloyoga@alo.moves

#AloboutCreativity

September 7 - 16

Challenge flyer including theme/ description.

✨ fun yoga challenge announcement ✨

🤩 Are you ready for some fun & funky poses ??

🍁 September is considered the harvest month for centuries so let’s harvest the best of our 🧠 creativity! All the poses we've seen, saved or thought about trying but forgot or have no idea how to do it, now it’s our time to try and share with each other!

🤸🏻‍♀ Whether it is a creative pose or flow or a creative way to use props, the only requirements are having fun and respecting your body!

🤯 Here we will share creative poses and ways to work on them. All levels are welcome to try our poses or be creative and incorporate your own style!

🎉 These 10 days are all open poses aka blank canvas so you can be a PicAWesome 👨‍🎨 in our gallery!

🎨 Lined Up poses :
Day 1: on your toes or fingertips
Day 2: knee(s) bend
Day 3: crossed legs
Day 4: crossed arms
Day 5: legs straight
Day 6: any posture with a bind
Day 7: balance it out
Day 8: bendy spine
Day 9: arms over head
Day 10: your fave creative style

#ALOMoonGoddesses

September 4 - 13

The Moon is a powerful force and the four of us want to create a challenge that combines the power of the moon, the goddess and moon ceremonies.  We will reach out to some other sponsors for prizes like a singing bowl, a sage or other bundle, a deck of cards, similar items we all use in our own Moon Ceremonies.  We will the phases of the moon to Yoga Asana and lead up to the beautiful September Full Harvest Moon on the 13th.  We hope to inspire others to seek and embrace their inner goddess which is why we are asking Alo to sponsor.  Since the beginning Alo has inspired goddesses with their goddess leggings and their mission, helping women feel empowered, strong and beautiful.  This is our aim with this challenge.  Yoga poses will include heart openers, small Kundalini flows, some chants or suggested meditations and mantras. 

#ALOfallback

September 1 - 10

It’s time to shift our focus inward, as we fall back into ourselves and into the season. In this challenge we will focus on 10 days of backbends to deepen our trust of our bodies and the changing season as we let go and fall back. This challenge is open to all levels.

Pose List:

Day 1: Locust

Day 2. Updog

Day 3. Wild thing

Day 4. Sugar cane

Day 5. Hollowback

Day 6. Dancer/King dancer

Day 7.Bow Pose

#PAWasanas3

September 1 - 10

PAWasanas is back for round 3! 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 10 days of different categories of poses, with our pets at our sides.

#AloBoutawareness

September 1 - 10

As often noted in today’s yoga practice many yogis push their bodies past its limits. Therefore this August we invite yogis of all levels and ages to practice awareness inside out, from soul to body and mental to physical. Over the course of 10 days, we will post daily prompts and asanas hoping to inspire these yogis to practice awareness and to maintain a safe and balanced practice.

#PinchMeInTheAsana

August 18 - 31

1. Write in Pincha
2. Straight up
3. Triangle leg
4. Mermaid legs
5. Eagle legs
6. Hollowback
7. Pincha with a prop
8. Scorpion
9. Lady legs
10. Splits

#flippingALOver

August 21 - 30

 

#ALOBOUTTHEWALL

August 21 - 30

From opening the body to stabilizing a pose, there are many ways the wall can assist us in our yoga practice. In this challenge we will play with 10 ways to modify, deepen, and explore poses with the one FREE prop everyone has at home! All hosts are at different levels in their practice so there will be something for everyone!

TENTATIVE LINEUP:
1. Fold
2. Core
3. Quads
4. Backbend
5. Shoulders
6. Inversion
7. Split
8. Twist
9. Warrior
10. Restorative

#ALOaboutarmbalances

August 18 - 31

#ALOaboutarmbalances is an instructional challenge on arm balances; In week 1, each hosts will instruct a basic arm balance making an IGTV video with preview (the other hosts will post pictures). It has been our experience lately that the IGTV videos with preview work very well with the current algorithm and tends to get a lot of views.

Week 2, the hosts will take their original arm balance and show/instruct a funkier variation of the same, giving participants opportunity to progress in their practice over the 2 weeks.

With this challenge, we aim to break down arm balances, making them more approachable to everybody and create a community full of encouragement, positivity and fun!

#OpenHeartwithALOha

August 15 - 24

The word aloha immediately evokes in our minds sunshine, white sand, crystalline Ocean, palms and Summer vacations!

But if we really analyze the meaning of the word, it is a greeting, a welcome and, also, a way of life which includes compassion, love, mercy and peace. Those are all concepts that we find in the yogic way of life as well!

Throughout this challenge we will explore yoga asanas which open the heart.
As we open our heart in a physical way, we will hopefully be reminded that, as human beings, our heart should always be open to welcome the others and filled with love.

#Aloinversions

August 12 - 21

Inversions are queen of yoga. Practicing them for a few minutes a day promotes venous return and also helps to reverse the aging process, among many other benefits. This is very important in the summer, and  then we want to put the thrill of seeing the world from a different perspective?

#PassALOngHappiness

August 12- 21

August is recognized as Happiness Happens Month! With the premise of happiness in mind, the #PassALOngHappiness challenge will serve to encourage and motivate individuals to participate in practicing movement -- and we all know that movement promotes happy and healthy thoughts! With your help, we hope to inspire, uplift and spread happiness through the use of yoga practices this summer.

#AloEnergizingHeart

August 10 - 19

#Focusandletgo

August 10 - 19

The focus of this challenge is to inspire others to apply both focus into their practice as well as to let go. We’ll be moving through heart opening poses as well as poses that require focus, balance & strength.

#ReleaseTheInnerLion

August 9 - 18

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean the heat is going away. Get in touch with your inner fire with #ReleaseTheInnerLion. Join us for 10 days of bold, strong, asanas that make us feel confident . Leo’s do like to be the center of attention after all 😁🦁 so let that lion roar er shine.

This challenge is for anyone not just Leo’s. Because we all have a lioness or lion within us 🦁🙌.

#ALOveForOurPlanet

August 3 - 13

Our planet Earth has a special story - it is uniquely brimming with life among a vast and largely unknown cosmic area. Our planet is full of surprising interconnected systems that allow us to breathe and thrive here.

Isn't it amazing how beautiful and different our earth is on every inch of its surface? Ecological diversity means the variation in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Join us over the next 10 days as we explore yoga poses inspired by nature and animals from various ecosystems and landscapes. All levels are welcomed - we encourage you to choose the variation that is most safe and fun for you.

#BuildYourAloFlow

August 1 - 10

In this challenge we’ll help the participants build a flow through their favorite poses from every different theme; each 3 days will be of a different theme (hips, backbends, forward folds and inversions), where in the first 2 days they’ll need to post a pose they like, and in the third one create a mini flow.


We feel that through being mindful of the poses we choose, we’ll create a better flow later.

#FunDationsOfYoga2

August 1 - 10

🎈📚We believe you can have FUN and LEARN at the same time!

That’s exactly why we are back with #FundationsofYoga2

🎈📚So many of you joined us in the first round & asked for MORE - so we are back with 10 more poses that we will teach in a FUN + INFORMATIVE way.

🎈📚Each day we will present a foundational yoga pose - your teachers will offer modifications & fun variations. By the end of the challenge you will have the template for a home practice that can be adjusted for your needs.

#ALOboutelements

August 1 - 10

Join us for 10 days exploring the 5 elements and its connection to the body and mind. Let’s get deeper into the natural effects of EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR and ETHER.

Let’s try to understand more and more that you can heal mind, body, and spirit by balancing out subtle energies within you­ - energies that carry the qualities of natural elements. While connecting more and more with these natural elements we want to find more connections to ourselves, to our nature. This idea originally comes from ancient Hindu philosophy and the underpinnings of yoga and Ayurveda. So let’s use the help of the asana practice to realize that idea.

#TwistNBreathe

August 1 - 10

They say a twist a day keeps the spine healthy and happy, and we absolutely agree! 😁 Our idea is to incorporate twists into different types of asanas in order to activate all their amazing benefits (releasing pressure and improving spinal flexibility, reducing back pain, detox, de-stress, etc.) Twists are widely overlooked in yoga, so we want to show yogis all kinds of twists they can include in their future yoga practice.


This challenge will be open to all levels of yoga practitioners as we will provide beginner modifications and well as advanced variations. 🤗

#AloYourWay

August 1- 10

During these 10 days it will be YOUR choice what pose you choose! Each day you will pick a pose that starts with the letter of the day (Sanskrit & creativity count too 😎). It’s time to rack our brains with a spelling bee on our mats 🆎🍎🤓. All levels can play! Modifications and variations are welcome. We will be spelling #AloYourWay & we sure hope you decide to show us “your way” of yoga 🤗.
(For Example: Day 1 = Letter A ; Pose = Ardha Chandrasana)

#ALOhashoulders
July 22 - 31

#Alohotasanas

July 22 - 31

As the month of July is a scorcher, our asanas are coming in HOT! Join us on this ten day journey as we guide you through asanas that will help you build strength and flexibility, helping you to create a more balanced yoga practice. Each day the host will post different variations for the daily yoga pose.  All levels of practice are welcomed! 

#StrongerSummerChallenge

July 22 - 31

This challenge is designed to help yogis gain strength over the summer through repetition.

#ALOBoutOpenHearts

July 17 - 26

#Aloboutfreedom

July 20 - 31

Calling all creative, playful, free spirits (or anyone craving some more creativity, playfulness, and freedom in your life) -- #AloboutFreedom is a yoga challenge made for you!


Each day of this challenge, your hosts will provide daily “categories” (i.e. spine strengtheners, hamstring openers, balancing postures, etc.) but you’ll have the opportunity to tune into your own body to determine what to practice and post. Check in with the hosts each day for a daily journal prompt related to finding creativity, playfulness, and freedom in your practice and your everyday life.


On the final day of the challenge, you’ll get CREATIVE and put all of your poses together to make your own unique yoga flow! We can’t wait for you to tune into your own body, mind, and spirit to find some freedom on your mat.

#YogisCheckUp

July 15 - 24

Everyone had made or at least we hope they did new year resolutions and set goals. For a lot of us yogis we set goals for our practice to get our mind and body connected right. We would love to explore 10 days with everyone on a mid year resolution check up!!! For those who have accomplished their goals can show off their new moves or for others its encouragement to keep pushing we are only mid year so you still have tome to continue working on yourself and growing in your practice. I created a back n forth pattern of line up for all levels to enter and feel comfortable.

#itsALOboutthebalance

July 10 - 19

Join us for 10 days with #itsalobouthebalance finding balance on and off our mat.


As we search focus and balance in different asana groups we end up finding more balance even off the mat. Since physical balance is always connected with the mental stability we challenge ourselves to balance it all out - with the help of yoga.

July #STRONGFLEXYYOGI

July 10 - 19

Continuing on with our #StrongFlexyYogi series, we’re moving on to our SPINE! Did you know that the human spine can move in 7 directions, and often a combination of those 7 directions? On a daily basis, we often limit those spinal movements without even thinking about it. In our yoga practice, we focus on these directions in a controlled way with a focus on alignment. In our challenge we’ll work on all 7 directions via drills and poses—broken up with 5 days of drills & 5 days of poses. Even though our spines have the capacity to move in all of these ways, the degree to which each individual can actually do them will differ, so we plan to show various levels of modifications.

TENTATIVE LINEUP:
1. Flexion Drill (Forward Fold)
2. Flexion Pose
3. Extension Drill (Backbend)
4. Extension Pose
5. Lateral Drill (Sidebend)
6. Lateral Pose
7. Rotation Drill (Twist)
8. Rotation Pose
9. Axial Extension Drill (Lengthen)
10. Axial Extension Pose

#MahALOasanas

July 8 - 17

#YogaSummerFling

July 7 - 16

We planned this challenge strategically around these dates to welcome summer and integrate Aloyoga's fresh collection. We want to practice postures that we are in love with on daily basis. So based on the day, we define a basic theme and people choose asana they parallel to that theme based on their preference. 

#SummerGluteBurn

July 2 - 11

Time to set those glutes on fire as the summer heats up! Weak glutes that do not activate properly can create many different imbalances and increase the risk of injury. Strong glutes that properly activate can be key to injury prevention and a safe foundation for our yoga practices. Join us for 10 days as we strengthen and activate that booty!

🍑Pose Lineup:
Sunbird
Bridge
Tiger
Chair
Eagle
Crescent Lunge
Warrior 2 or 3
Half moon
Goddess
Yogi’s choice (favorite drill for glutes!)

#SailingintoSummer

July 1 - 10

A summery challenge to lighten things up a bit! This challenge is designed to put yogis in the mood to get outdoors to enjoy all the fun in the sun. We will be playing in a variety of boat poses to get everyone ready to board ship. We encourage modifications- this challenge is for all levels!

#AloTangledUp

July 1 - 10

Who doesn’t love to get creative with their own body, see how we can create different and new shapes and find ourselves in tangles and knots? 🔗😁 We have base shapes for every day and each host will show different ideas how to tangle these up. Feel free to go with one of those options or create your own tangle! It’s all about inspiring each other, being creative and having fun! 

#ALOboutyou

July 1 - 10

It's easy to skim the surface on the gram, that's why we created a yoga challenge where we can connect by getting to know all about YOU! Join us for #ALOboutyou a 10 day Alo Yoga challenge where you choose a pose based on the question and share a little about yourself. Let's connect by sharing yoga and learning about each other.

Day 1. How did you start yoga and show us one of the earliest yoga poses you remember.
Day 2. What is one of your favorite yoga poses and why?
Day 3. Choose a pose that helped you overcome a fear.
Day 4. What is a pose that makes you feel strong and why?
Day 5. What is a pose that makes you feel flexible or challenges your flexibility?
Day 6. Why do you practice yoga and what pose best exemplifies this.
Day 7. What is your favorite non-asana aspect of yoga and why?
Day 8. Do you have a style of yoga you prefer, what pose best represents this?
Day 9. How has yoga changed you the most and what's a pose you've made the most progress in?
Day 10. Yogis choice. Share anything you want about yourself and a pose you're currently working on.

July #ResolutionHandstand2019

July 1 - 10

10 days of the same shapes along with strength drills. We have a lot of participants learning to handstand so we are offering lots of tips, drills and instruction each day.

1)STRAIGHT UP

2)EAGLE LEGS

3) STAG LEGS

4)TEAPOT LEGS

5)CHARGER

6)HOLLOWBACK

7)BOW AND ARROW

8)MARRY POPPINS/FISH TAIL

9) STRAIGHT LEG SCORPION

10) YOGIS CHOICE

#Letskeeptheheat

June 21 - 30

As the weather is starting to heat up this June, so are our asanas🔥🔥🔥☀️! Let’s keep that heat and work on getting deeper into those asanas. Join us for 10 days of scorcher asanas with #keeptheheat. Remember to be nice and warm to try these out!