Here’s our initial round up of online classes we’d love to take. How many of our work-from-home hours can we put towards “market research”… Hmmm….
Some are paid (see the photo here from Amy Ippoliti’s Instagram feed. We agree. Independent workers like yoga teachers are some of the hardest hit when the economy grinds to a halt. Please support them if you have the ability), some are free, and some have a free trial followed by a paid option. Do what you can. And whatever you do: keep practicing.
With love from a mat virtually next to yours,
Brook and A.K.
PS: If it’s in your budget, consider purchasing a class pass or gift card from your favorite local yoga studio. As studios shut down in the face of COVID-19, they still have bills to pay… It’s a strange new time, but we have to believe we’ll get through it by supporting each other.
Yoga Classes We’re Excited to Take Online:
Bex Urban — Bex has been besties with A.K. since about 1999 and the Rocket Yoga San Francisco scene. Both of their practices have evolved since then, but the hard core devotion to the power of yoga remains. Bex has meditations available here and here, and her streaming classes at Metta Yoga Marin are available here.
Dana Slamp — founder of the Prema Yoga Institute, she’s been teaching yoga for therapeutics and wellness long before this epidemic brought into the focus the importance of movement as medicine. Plus she’s a Hyde model and ambassador… Practice with Dana here.
Denise Hopkins — many moons ago, Denise managed Hyde’s wholesale sales program. We miss her expertise as a salesperson, but we’re grateful she committed to teaching Forrest Yoga full time. Click here to see what we’re talking about.
Ellen Huang Saltarelli — one of the most well trained alignment focused teachers we know, Ellen can modify any pose with prop set ups that always dazzle us. Practice with her livestreaming or prerecorded.
Kelly Morris — legends surround the New York City yoga scene in the early 2000s. Savor a rare piece of history from Kelly and transport yourself back in time, without the waitlist and the bouncers. Click here.
Kula Yoga Project — hard to put in to words what this studio means to us. When A.K. started working on Hyde in 2005, Kula was her design laboratory, forming the foundation for the collection as it is today. And owners Schuyler Grant and Nikki Vilella have shaped A.K. and Brook into the people we are today. Not to mention shaped up our practice in every conceivable way. Soak up some of the Kula goodness online here.
Sara Turk — our friendship with Sara is one of the miracles of social media. She was a customer turned Facebook friend, she came to NYC to model for us, and we’ve loved her ever since. Click here to practice virtually at her studio, Cherry Blossom Yoga in Spring, TX.
The Shala — simply put, without this studio, Hyde as you know it today wouldn’t exist. A.K. and Brook met through the Shala. Back in 2008, Brook was a new teacher there, and A.K. was a long time student (and the Hyde collection was — and is — sold there). Owners Barbara Verrochi and Kristin Leigh have operated this urban sanctuary of truth, goodness and Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa since 2002. Now available to you livestreaming or on demand.