Updated September 2023.
Do you ever stop and think about just how much time you spend on Instagram or TikTok?
Yeah, I probably wouldn’t either. The answer would terrify me.
But if you can’t beat your Instagram addiction, why not try to make some good come from it?
What if you populated your feed with the best yoga and fitness accounts on Instagram or TikTok — ones that made you feel inspired, energized, and like you were a part of a community?
We rounded up 29 of the best yoga influencers to inspire your practice — or just remind you that Om feels (and looks) different for everyone.
These yoga influencers will motivate you to focus on deep breathing, get yourself to yoga class, kick your wellness business up a notch, and encourage you to be mindful — even when it’s just scrolling and scrolling (and scrolling).
The Best Yoga Influencers on Instagram and TikTok
Valerie Sagun runs one of the most body positive yoga Instagram accounts on my feed. While some people think of yoga as exclusively for thin people, Sagun flies directly in the face of that prejudice, proving that every body is a yoga body.
Sagun posts demonstrations of poses, pictures of her living her best life on the beach, reviews of workout clothes that come in extended sizes, and celebrations of other bodies that are typically excluded from the prevailing image of yoga.
Click Follow to feel seen — and to gawk at the beautiful locales she visits.
You’ve probably seen Jessamyn on the internet and, likely, you’ve thought: finally!
As a yoga instructor and activist working against fat phobia, Jessamyn is a breath of fresh air — and one of our favorite yogis dedicated to body positivity.
Need some fresh yoga flows or new ideas when you get stuck in a rut with your routine? Mary Ochsner is the solution to your problem.
She creates videos featuring poses with purpose: flows to help you sleep, home workouts you can do without a gym, and helpful corrections for common poses.
After receiving her yoga instructor training, Amanda Kingsmith realized she was having trouble managing her yoga business — even with an MBA. Looking for solutions to demystify the money-making side of yoga, she started an incredibly successful wellness podcast, aptly called Mastering the Business of Yoga.
Yoga practitioner Vanessa Lherisson started BlackGirlYoga in 2013 after struggling to see herself represented in mainstream yoga circles. BlackGirlYoga provides much needed visibility to Black yoga practitioners, and features photos of different Black yogis posing and smiling.
The community is engaged and close-knit, and the feed is a welcome break from accounts that ignore all the diverse and wonderfully unique bodies that practice yoga.
Shannon Crow, or The Connected Yoga Teacher, is another successful yoga podcaster and entrepreneur. She posts insightful quotes from her podcast interviews, travel photos, and the occasional adorable snap of her cat.
Follow to get in touch with the Connected Yoga Teacher group, a community to support you as your grow your yoga business.
Also, make sure you never miss an episode of her critical podcast. Check out our interview with Shannon Crow here.
Chances are you know Adriene—as in Yoga with Adriene, the wildly popular YouTube channel. But did you know you can also follow her (and her adorable blue heeler) on IG?
There’s a reason why the world loves Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye’s biggest personality. While a lot of JVN love comes from how often he shouts, “Yaasssss, Queen!,” he’s also known for being a huge proponent of radical body positivity — and a dedicated amateur yogi.
If you’re a mom (or someday mom) who wants some major inspiration, look to this feed for honest insights into balancing raising children and practicing yoga long-term.
Hint: It’s all about being kind to yourself.
A fun feed (expect corgi puppies in cobra poses and yoga-related memes) brought to you by the one and only Melissa Metrano. Speaking of…
Metrano fills her feed with a balance of lifestyle photos and instructional posts that will get you in perfect form — literally.
It’s a bit reductive to call Folasade Titilayo Adeoso a “yogi” because her passion for yoga — she recently partnered with Outdoor Voices to put on a park class and outdoor discussion in New York—is just one small part of who she is.
If you’re looking for a truly inspirational woman who cares about fitness, art, spirituality — oh, and one who owns an African comfort food restaurant meets community space in Harlem that’s committed to activism…well, you found her.
Another woman involved with the recent inclusivity-focused Outdoor Voices yoga class, Bey is also the woman behind @tangerineyoga. Follow for postures, vacation pictures, and news from New York.
Kathryn is pretty much @yogaglo royalty and as a gay woman who recently wrote this phenomenal piece about falling in love with a woman at 34 years old, she’s part of a growing number of LGBTQ yogis that are changing the yoga studio landscape in favor of more inclusivity.
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Because we all know that sometimes it’s those before-and-afters that get us back to the mat.
Your yoga practice will carry you through decades if you stick with it, but sometimes it feels like all the yogi accounts on Instagram are 22 years old.
Cue Colleen Saidman, who reminds us that bliss never ages (and neither, seemingly, does she).
If you’re looking for a dizzying update to your practice, search no further than this mix of yoga and acrobatics.
Koya Webb is a fitness coach and eco vegan expert based in Los Angeles. Follow for her envious yoga wardrobe, and stick around for her beach pics, product reviews, and contagious smile.
Yoga teacher Laura Sykora is an inspiration to mothers and yogis alike —her account is littered with pictures of Sykora and her daughter trying out poses in tandem.
Are you expecting and not sure what to make of your yoga practice? Holly Bentley documented her own pregnancy, so scroll backwards for the tools you need to keep up your yoga routine — even with a baby bump.
Faith Hunter came to yoga as a way to cope with grief after the loss of a family member, and Spiritually Fly is the philosophy she developed for living in —and celebrating —the moment. Follow for mindful motivation and beautiful pictures.
Follow Kerri Verna for her beach-side pictures from sunny California, posture tutorials, and adorable dog snaps.
Twins Cristen and Kimberly Chin are a must-follow for anyone missing their sister and wanting some inspo for getting in sync. Cristen and Kimberly are former dancers, and their graceful poses are breathtaking.
Looking to find your pack? Every year, the Wanderlust festival brings together holistic wellness practitioners and yogis in a community of bliss-following.
Stay up to date with events and updates on their IG.
If you’re looking to up your own social media game, we created a quick guide for health and wellness pros. Check out this deep-dive on trends, hashtags, and tools (like Schedulicity). 👇