Yoga & Pilates

Making Connections from Home > Yoga & Pilates

If you can’t go to your regular Yoga or Pilates class, or you want to start practising, don’t worry – there are plenty of ways to practice Yoga or Pilates from the comfort of your own home. On this page we’ve collected together exercises for a range of health conditions as well as live classes you can take part in with others.

If you know of any resources or classes missing from this list, please let us know by filling out this form.

Yoga videos

NHS Website – Vinyasa flow yoga video  

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/yoga-with-lj/

  • Free 45-minute video 
  • Suitable for all fitness levels  
  • Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing 
  • Ideally you should have a yoga mat or something similar to lie on, a towel, and some water to hand 

NHS Website – Prenatal and postnatal yoga video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/prenatal-and-postnatal-exercise/

  • Free 45-minute video 
  • Designed for beginners 
  • Gentle exercise if you are pregnant or have recently given birth 
  • You will need 3 pillows or cushions, a mat to lie on, and a blanket or large towel 

YouTube – Yoga With Adriene 

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene/playlists

  • Free yoga videos 
  • Suitable for all levels, all bodies, all genders, all souls 
  • Choose video workouts by playlist type or length 

YouTube – Sarah Beth Show 

https://www.youtube.com/user/SarahBethShow/playlists

  • Free yoga videos to help you stretch, strengthen, tone & de-stress 
  • Suitable for beginner, prenatal, workout yoga and more 
  • Videos range between 5 and 90 minutes classes 
  • Choose video workouts by playlist type, style, focus or length 

Live yoga classes

YouTube – CorePower 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4z1_0UdNR70GZE9eGuDY_VlQBE78ebQ8&

  • Free live yoga classes at 2pm and 7pm GMT during the coronavirus crisis 
  • Workouts range from 30 – 75 minutes on specific dates as advertised on their YouTube  

Instagram – Lululemon 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B90HZbIJN2o/

  • Free live yoga session every Tuesday during the coronavirus crisis 
  • Instagram account is required to access the session 

Instagram – Y7 Studio 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B97IuJFAoEy/

  • Free live yoga session during the coronavirus crisis 
  • Instagram account is required to access the session 

Instagram – FLY LDN 

https://www.instagram.com/fly_ldn/?hl=en

  • Free live yoga sessions at 8am, 12.30pm and 17.45pm BST during the coronavirus crisis 
  • Instagram account is required to access the session 

Pilates videos

NHS Website – Pilates video for beginners 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/pilates-for-beginners/

  • Free 45-minute video 
  • Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels  
  • Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility 
  • An exercise mat would be useful if you have one. Wear comfortable, loose clothing 

NHS Website – Chair-based pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/chair-based-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 30 minutes long pilates video 
  • Suitable for people who have difficulty getting down on the floor and prefer the support of a chair 
  • Use a chair with a flat, firm backrest and a flat, firm seat 

NHS Website – Back pain pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/chronic-back-pain-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 29-minute video  
  • Suitable for people with chronic back pain 
  • For improving the strength and flexibility of muscles that support the back 
  • Note – If you have back pain, you’re recovering from an injury, or have a health condition, speak to a GP before following these classes 

NHS Website – Knee problems pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/knee-problems-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 33-minute video 
  • Suitable for people with knee problems 
  • Focuses on strengthening the knees and improving mobility of the knee joint 
  • Note – If you have knee problems, you’re recovering from an injury or have a health condition speak to a GP before following these classes 

NHS Website – Arthritis pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/arthritis-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 32-minute video 
  • Video takes you through a series of gentle exercises to get your joints moving safely  
  • Suitable for people with arthritis 
  • You will need a cushion or a pillow for this class, and a mat would be useful 
  • Note – If you have arthritis, another health condition, or you’re recovering from an injury, speak to a GP before following these classes 

NHS Website – Scoliosis pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/scoliosis-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 32-minute video  
  • Video focuses on relieving tension and improving alignment and posture 
  • Suitable for people with scoliosis 
  • You should have something comfortable to lie on, like a mat 
  • Note – If you have scoliosis, another health condition or you’re recovering from an injury, speak to a GP before following these classes 

NHS Website – Osteoporosis pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/osteoporosis-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 27-minute video  
  • Video focuses on improving strength, flexibility and balance for better joint movement and to help prevent falls 
  • Suitable for people with osteoporosis 
  • Note – if you have osteoporosis, another health condition or you’re recovering from an injury, speak to a GP before following these classes 

NHS Website – MS and fibromyalgia pilates video 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ms-and-fibromyalgia-pilates-exercise-video/

  • Free 30-minute video 
  • Video includes gentle strength and flexibility exercises to relieve tension in the body and improve mobility 
  • Suitable for people with multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), chronic pain or fibromyalgia 
  • You may want to have a chair near you to help you lower yourself to the floor, and a mat to lie on 
  • Note – If you have a health condition, including one of those listed here, or you’re recovering from an injury, speak to a GP before following these classes 

Live pilates classes

Instagram – Exhale Pilates London 

https://www.instagram.com/exhalepilateslondon/

  • Free mobility classes via Instagram Live during the coronavirus crisis 
  • Workouts focus on breathing, stretching and loosening any at-home desk-related stiffness 
  • Instagram account is required to access the session