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THESE CHALLENGES ARE GOING ON RIGHT NOW! HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
Start by making sure you’re following @aloyoga, all hosts and all additional sponsors on Instagram.
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.
Hosts will pick one winner per challenge… they’ll be featured on this page!
Questions? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 15th- April 24th
Join us in this rejuvenating & revitalizing challenge as we dive into the Spring season full of vitality. Let's detox our bodies by twisting out the old, and fill our bodies with energy by opening our hearts & getting upside down. #SpringUpYourYoga is the perfect opportunity to get the energy flowing in our bodies while on our mats, as well as in our lives off our mats. We are committed to showing what a REAL practice looks like -- we think it's important for us as hosts not to avoid the poses we don't like/cannot do yet, but rather offer & perform prep poses or modifications for them in order to show where we're at in our practice right now. We will provide poses and variations/modifications for all levels of practitioner so everyone can feel revitalized, refreshed, energized, have fun, feel included, & potentially even learn something new for themselves through this challenge. We think everyone deserves the chance to feel rejuvenated & revitalized!
April 15th- April 24th
"We would like to let people be free to express their feelings with yoga. For this reason there will not be pre determinated poses, only guidelines. Those will be about feelings and participants will have to decide poses that better represent them.
The caption is going to be:
“A pose that makes you feel:
April 11th- April 20th
Because ALO stands for air, land and ocean we as hosts would be sharing our adventures from the air (with a yoga swing or tree climbing), the land, and the sea on a paddle board.
April 10th- April 19th
Splits pose variations. Whether you’ve already mastered splits or you’re still working towards them, we’d love you to join us as we stretch ourselves in a variety of poses and directions. Each day we simply ask you to share your best attempt at the day’s pose, remember yoga is a practice not a competition, and there’s no better way of improving your splits than practicing them every way
April 8th- April 17th
Springtime is here, and it’s a perfect time to let go of what’s no longer serving us. Let’s intentionally shift our energy so we can begin to bloom! In #SurrenderIntoSpring, we’ll pair daily affirmations with hip openers and heart openers -- yoga poses that focus on surrender and release. We’ll practice surrendering and letting go of physical tension in our bodies while also finding moments to pause, breathe, and respond rather than react in our daily lives. Time to surrender and practice our yoga on and off our mats!
April 7th- April 16th
All living things carry a life force within them, and us humans are no exception. Specifically, we have 7 centers of energy that move inside of us called the Chakras. Chakra, in Sanskrit, translates to 'wheel,' because the life energy inside of us, or prana, is always spinning and rotating. When one or more of these are blocked, it can often lead to illness, infection, and other diseases, so it's important to know what each chakra represents, and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely. Therefore, we want to explore all 7 centers of energy, working from the root Chakra all the way up to, and ending with, the crown Chakra. We will spend 10 days exploring, diving in, and learning about the 7 Chakras (spending more than one day on a few of them) so that we can become more in tune with our natural energy cycles of our bodies.
April 5th- April 14th
The name will be #NotYourAverageProp and the poses are going to be centered around Using props for poses however not just a regular prop but getting creative! We want the participants to use props for the poses listed that aren’t a traditional prop, but instead using the environment! For example, for a puppy pose, maybe you use a wall! For a hollowback, maybe they use a tree! We think this would be super fun and get participants to see how they can still do yoga even if they don’t have all the “fancy” yoga equipment!
April 5- April 14th
Join us for #ALOboutinversions a 10-day inversion challenge where we will build each inversion from the ground up. Whether you’re new to inversions, or want to diversify your inversion practice- because we’ve all been guilty of only practicing just 1 or 2🤦🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️ you’ll get the chance to practice a variety of inversions! Work on getting the basics of the pose, or amp it up by practicing a variation of your choice
April 1st- April 12th
Yoga in the Stars is back for round 2! Join us on this 12 day journey as we experience and explore the fascinating world of yogastrology, which dates back to yogas origin where we connect the art of asana and star signs. 🌟
Astrology is the study of the movements and positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world. In addition to being associated with unique personality characteristics, each zodiac sign has a traditional correspondence with different parts of the body. 🌟
By alligning the practice of yoga with astrology, we can become more attuned to the universe, achieving a deeper state of wellness and fulfilment out of life! 🌟
Yoga in itself is the excersise that that encourages synchronisation with the celestial cycles - it's the natural springboard into alignment with the sun, moon and the stars. Depending on your zodiac sign you could have vulnerability in a certain area. By doing yoga for that area, you can transform a weakness into strength. 🌟
This challenge is open to all levels and abilities!
April 1st- April 12th
April is the month where we finally start to transition out of winter and into spring. We have put together a creative challenge that focuses on some of the transitions that link yoga poses together. Each day, we will either provide a specific transition (ex: crow jump back to chaturanga) or two yoga poses (ex: Marichyasana A and Wild Thing, Side Plank and Split) and have the participants come up with a way to transition from one pose to the next. This challenge will move beyond just single asanas, and let the participants get creative with their posts and inspire others to incorporate new ways to move in their yoga practice!
April 1st- April 10th
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.
March 22nd - March 31st
Our theme will be about self-love and of course heart openers but in a unique way. Each day will begin with a positive affirmation that participants will be encouraged to repeat to themselves throughout their day. The 10 days will mirror a heart opening practice (one pose per day). We'll begin with warm ups that you would see in this type of class that will work up to a peak pose (heart opener) and then we'll counter from there. There will be an element of teaching throughout the challenge, educating people on the areas that need to be opened up to backbend (hips, chest, shoulders) and then how you properly counter after backbends (twists, forward folds, core work).
March 22nd - March 31st
The name will be #BloomForSpring and the poses are going to be centered around starting from the ground and slowly rising each day until we "bloom" and grow tall! So we're building the yogis from the ground up!
March 20th - March 29th
Join us on this 10 day journey as we detoxify, revitalize and renew our bodies for the spring time.
Spring is in the air and it’s a natural time to clear away toxins so that the body can reboot after a long, sluggish winter. Traditionally, Chinese medicine and the Ayurveda view spring as a time for renewal. The body is coming out of hibernation mode and ready to shed some layers. Our bodies naturally go into detox mode in the spring, but we can help the process along by adding detoxifying asanas into our practice to feel lighter, more refreshed and possibly get rid of a few health issues at the same time.
The lymphatic system is the bodies natural toxin and waste eliminator. Lymphatic fluid circulates throughout the body to carry away our natural cellular waste and the toxins we take in through the environment and the food we eat. The lymph system, however, needs us to move. So let’s move together and ring out the toxins from the winter so we can feel energised and renewed for the spring!
March 20th - March 29th
As we approach the Spring Equinox we are going to dive into the myth and stories of some of the goddesses around the world who are associate with Spring and all that Spring brings. Each day we will share the story of one of the Goddesses and chose a yoga pose that best represents that goddess. For example, the West African Goddess Hare Ke is the goddess of Spring Rains, soil, seeds and is symbolized by dragons. We would share some interesting facts or stories about this goddess and link Dragon Pose with her. Our hope is to help people think beyond their own culture and time and connect with cultures all over the world as we embrace Spring!
March 18th - March 27th
Our challenge will be about focusing on the basic form of some poses. There will be standing poses, backbends, forward folds, twist, lateral flexions and seated poses. We want to cover all the basics of the yoga asanas so that everyone could join and challenge themselves.