Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Yoga Pro Review

I happened to hear about My Yoga Pro while blog surfing, looking for tips to get into Bakasana (Crow Pose).

Side note: I did crow for 8 seconds today, that's a new PR :)

I had never heard of it, but the blogger said that she hadn't been able to do some of her normal poses lately until she started using MYP more regularly.  So I decided to check it out.

Right now they are doing a deal where you can pay $65 for a lifetime membership.  I don't know how long this is going to last.  You can also tack on yoga music for $10.  I bought the music but haven't listened to it yet.

You can watch this 4 minute video from their Kickstarter campaign for more information.

I found it really easy to use.  I think it's a good tool for beginners, or for anyone who is looking to deepen their practice at home.  As a yoga teacher, I have a hard time paying for a yoga class because I know how to do it all correctly for free at home.  I really miss community when I do it that way, but I still can't shell out the money for the classes.  On the other hand, I want to get deeper into my own practice, and try new things to switch it up, to be well rounded.

That's where MyYogaPro comes in.  The instruction is clear and easy to follow.  They do it in real time so you can just push play and start.

For people brand new to yoga, I would caution that it's best to work with a yoga teacher.  You just can't tell how to do some poses really correctly without someone there watching and guiding you.  I learned yoga from a video for 6 months before I took the yoga teacher training.  I soon discovered that I had been doing almost every pose wrong, because no matter how good the video, it's not the same as a teacher.

If you have taken enough yoga classes to feel comfortable practicing on your own (or have a yoga teacher friend to answer questions!), without worrying about injuring yourself, I think this is a great program to further your yoga journey.

I assume that at some point they are going to be a monthly subscription type of thing, so if you are considering using this program, buy it now while it's still cheap!

So far the only problems I've had are as follows:

It took about 4 days for my membership to become active.

Their customer service is slow to answer.

There is very little information on their website, you pretty much have to know if you want to buy it before you buy, without the possibility of learning anything about it.  That's why I wrote this review, to answer a few questions I had, but had no way of getting answers.

If you have more questions, please post them in the comments and I'll answer what I can.

(My Yoga Pro did not ask me to review this, I was not comped anything, these are all my own opinions.)