our favourite yoga apps

mindbody app - iphone - yoga

September was full of fun yoga initiatives that brought us all to our mats as one. From Salutation Nation to the Global Mala, we celebrated yoga month with clear minds and open hearts. Here are some of our favourite yoga apps to help keep the ‘om’ going all winter long.

mindbody - yoga appsmindbody yoga – free

An office favourite, the MINDBODY yoga app puts every yoga class in the surrounding area at your fingertips. This is by far the easiest way to find a class on the go, wherever you are.

  • uses your GPS location to find classes near you
  • outlines class, studio and instructor descriptions
  • Check out MINDBODY for pilates and fitness too!

meditation app - relax and restrelax & rest – $0.99

Enjoy guided mediation with the Relax & Rest app. The no-fuss interface of this simple to use app allows you to customize your mediation with ease. I melted into the five-minute meditation at my desk and found it to be a great way to recharge at work.

  • choose from background music or nature sounds
  • choose from three different lengths of guided meditation
  • also available for iPad

pocket yoga - yoga apppocket yoga – $2.99

With its sleek and simple design, this app has everything you could want without getting too complicated. The practices are all derived from the world-renowned school of Gaia Flow Yoga.

  • choose between 27 sessions varying in durations and levels
  • guided sessions with voiceover and animation for visual cues
  • choose between two different sun salutation sequences
  • view an extensive pictorial glossary of poses with descriptions and benefits
  • keep a log of practice to track progress over time
  • also available: Pocket Yoga Free and Pocket Yoga HD for iPad

hatha yoga - yoga apphatha yoga – $9.99

Probably the most extensive and highly rated app in its class, the Hatha yoga app is a great alternative when getting to a studio just isn’t an option.

  • choose from a number of classes ranging from 30-to-90 minute sequences
  • stop motion visuals show how to get in and out of each posture
  • voice over guided instruction
  • create and save custom sequences with an easy to use interface
  • play music from your own iTunes library

With October before us (and dare I say, the holiday season ahead) I think it’s safe to say that people are coming out of ‘summer mode’ and things are getting busy in both our work and personal lives. Creating balance is such an important part of being healthy and these apps help us to find the time to stay well rounded. What are some of your other favourite yoga apps?

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Really? Not even a single non-iPhone app? Not even a link to reviews of non-iPhone apps???

Comment by Amalthea — September 30, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

Great post – this is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, lululemon!

Comment by Diane Zappas — September 30, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

Hey Amalthea,
Thanks for that feedback!
While I haven’t tested it and therefore can’t speak to it’s usability, pocket yoga is available for both blackberry and android as well.

Also check out http://www.appolicious.com/ for some pretty comprehensive reviews for android.

Hope this helps!

Comment by Allessia — September 30, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

What a great idea! yoga fun on the run!

Comment by Andrea Marcum — October 1, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

Such great resources, thanks for sharing! Does lulu have their own app?

Comment by Anil N. Singh — October 3, 2011 @ 6:05 am

RE: No Androids on this list… here are a few of my favorites!

My Yoga Routine | http://bit.ly/naFp6X

Yoga Nidra Meditation (Free) | http://bit.ly/oGfJeL

Pocket Yoga | http://bit.ly/qysnPa

Comment by erin @WELL in L.A. — October 3, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

@erin Thanks so much for those Android recommendations! That’s awesome.

Comment by Allessia — October 3, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

Thanks for the comment about the MINDBODY Yoga App! So glad you like it! We’re in the process of releasing booking soon too- so soon you’ll be able to sign up for classes directly from your phone as well!

Feel free to check us out on facebook at:

You guys rock!!!

Comment by Tracy- MINDBODY — October 5, 2011 @ 11:27 am

Hey Anil,

Great question! No, unfortunately lululemon does not have their own app – yet! However, stay tuned for updates on this subject in the future.

That being said, any idea of what you would like to see in a future lululemon app? Leave your feedback here!

Thanks so much,

Mobile / Tablet Coordinator
lululemon athletica

Comment by Miriam — October 5, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

Thanks for the Android app suggestions, much appreciated :) I apologize for all the ??? in my original post, as an Android user it’s my immediate reaction to an iPod-centred world!

Either that, or I need to drink less coffee and do more yoga.

Comment by Amalthea — October 6, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

Hey! I’m an avid Lulu fan (Lulu-ite?), and my company does app development. I would love, love, love to talk to you, Miriam, about doing an app for Lulu. Please contact me- I admire your business model and your gear, and would love the chance to be involved with growing it!

Also, I will be checking out the recommended apps today. Thank you, since my gym membership just got downsized and my yoga studio is sometimes just a bit too far away!

Comment by Lisa Howell — October 13, 2011 @ 7:00 am

P.S. Apologies for bringing a business pitch to the site. I get excited about the possibility of working with certain companies, and I love Lulu!

Comment by Lisa Howell — October 13, 2011 @ 7:01 am

Hi Lisa,

Thanks so much for your interest in working with lululemon!

If you’d like to chat further about this, please send any information to geconline@lululemon.com.

Look forward to hearing from you!


Mobile / Tablet Coordinator
lululemon athletica

Comment by Miriam — October 17, 2011 @ 10:20 am

I would loveeee a lululemon app!!! It would be great if there were different sections, where you could shop, see see ideas of different outfits, have a blog section and a forum where people could share info about what’s going in their community!

Dying for a lulu app since lulus so much more than a place to get clothes!m

Comment by Amanda — December 21, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

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