Yoga can be confusing –
We offer a place to start feeling better.
Classes for all your goals.
Hundreds of online classes with filters to help you narrow by duration, difficulty or area of focus, and five class categories to best suit your needs.
Want to take an in-person class? We have that, too!
A style focused on you.
We are unrivalled in our deep understanding of anatomy and mechanics, and we even take little sojourn into psychology and cognition. Add it all up and we’ve arrived at an impactful style unlike anything you’ve tried before.
Jam-packed learning – In-person and Online.
Even if you’re sugar-free, we train the best of the best as well as the beginneriest of the beginner.
Improve safely, on your own time and in your own home.
Get stronger, flexibler, and coordinateder anywhere, with just your computer or mobile device.
With videos from 10 – 60 minutes, and a style that can give a safe challenge to elite athletes and their Grandparents, you can achieve any goal you want Yoga Better.
5 am? 11pm? These classes will be there for you.
How are we different?
We have spent more of the last 20 years and more than 30,000 classes investigating what works to have you feel better.
For a test of how we think differently, check out the “Yoga Dont’s with Yoga Better” video on Why We Don’t Teach Shoulder Stands.
Videos made for any device.
At My Yoga Better, you get a one-on-one feel in your own home, which is the fastest way to learn both your new practice and your body. Your videos will be high-quality, have clear audio, and load quickly.
A truly unique style.
The Yoga Better practice is this: Developing a connection to your body so profound that you feel better, have better overall functionality, and you are stronger and more flexible.
We do it all so that you can live pain-free, be more functional every year, and eventually get on the ground and play with your great grand-children.
What our students have to say…
“I am 71 with back issues resulting from an accident approximately 3 years ago. I can say (with absolute certainty) that Yoga Better has greatly improved the quality of my life. Thanks Yoga Better, you are a fantastic professional group of yoga specialists and caring individuals!”
“I just want to thank you for what you do for me every day. For what you do, have done and are doing for the whole yoga better community. It is very impactful.”
“I love YogaBetter! I’ve taken Yoga all over town at different locations, and Yoga Better is the only place I haven’t injured something. The teachers are amazing and the classes make your body feel great. Plus the people are fun! “
“This style of Yoga will change your life for the Better! “
How did we develop such an awesome style?
With only one word?
That first question breaks the edifice built around ancient disciplines. I am not a scientist, but I love thinking like one, and I realized that if something I truly believed in didn’t stand up to the simplest form of testing, there was something wrong with the system.
Fast forward to today, and after 31,000 classes taught, I am more convinced than ever that there is no single correct way to do anything, but there are definitely better and worse ways. Examining both the justifications of a practice and taking notice of the results you get over the years, it becomes impossible to not notice if some things aren’t working.
How about a third word?
If what we have isn’t working, on what basis do we select something new? Can we all agree that if we’re going to do a movement practice like yoga, it should at least positively impact our health? Cool.
As we begin looking for what works better and what doesn’t work at all in helping us feel better, we need to see that there is a bunch of convoluted gobbledy gook out there. Shoulderstands are a great example. Every justification for them seems a bit weak, so what if we just inquired a bit. First,what is actually happening when we put body weight on the back of our neck?
This includes the stuff we would like to have (better feet blood flow) and the stuff that we wouldn’t (cervical disc herniation).
Then, we honestly look if the benefits are worth the costs. Or more importantly, our biggest question in the Yoga Better style –
Are there simpler, safer positions that get me the same results without the risks?
Everything we teach are the results of that line of thinking.
Both Andria and I were in pain with a multitude of issues before yoga and both of us sought yoga to feel better. The difference between she and I, is that I spent nearly a decade doing traditional styles, reading hundreds of texts by the leaders of every branch of Indian yoga, and, although my life was transformed and in so many ways I felt better, I was getting terrible injuries nearly every month for years.
There must be a better way.
Once I began teaching, I could see that not only was the Inherited practice (what most people call Traditional Yoga) injuring my body, it was injuring my students as well. I began a progressively deepening study of anatomy, kinesiology, chiropractic, physical therapy, and more. I was looking for the best information on what does work to have the Neck, or the Knees, or Lower Back feel better. It wasn’t long before I had to truly admit to myself the next idea –
I must acknowledge that not only did I not really know what I was talking about,
but neither did Iyengar.
Once we can test stuff, it is pretty straight-forward: If we want to feel better, keep the stuff that works and improve on it when you can. If it doesn’t deliver that result, even if you really really really like how it looks, you junk it.
So how might we describe the Yoga Better Style?