Couple’s Yoga Flow Routine
Couples yoga is an immensely beneficial activity for your body and relationship. However, couples yoga routines are far less accessible than individual yoga sequences.
To help couples begin their yoga practice together, we created a free Couples Yoga Challenge in 2019. As of today, 170 couples have taken the 2-week challenge, and many of them have asked us for a yoga video that focuses on flow and stretching exercises for couples.
Since we’re all in at home in quarantine during COVID-19, we thought now was the perfect time to create and launch our first Couples Yoga Flow Routine.
So, let us introduce you to your next at-home, online partner yoga session!
Couples Yoga Flow Routine
To bring you this couples yoga workout we partnered with a highly talented, certified yoga instructor who is also my sister, Anna. She has been a yogi since 2013, trains yogis at an ashram in India, and recently lead a professional sports team in online yoga sessions during COVID-19. On top of that, she is a professional gymnastics choreographer.
Alex and I always love taking her classes because they consistently challenge our balance, flexibility, strength, and lungs, all in the same workout. As an ex-collegiate athlete, Anna appreciates yoga as a tool to increase performance and reduce injury risk.
This couples yoga routine is for beginners, and it will challenge your whole body. So, while holistically improving your yoga practice and spending quality time with your significant other, you’ll also break a sweat.
Expect to have fun with your partner. There will be high-fives, kisses, and lots of eye contact. We’ll share what else you can expect from the Couples Yoga Flow Routine in the rest of this post.
What To Expect In This Couples Yoga Session
Alex and I were inspired to create this couples yoga video because couples worldwide are self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic. And, if there was ever a time to de-stress with yoga, that time is now.
Many are looking to incorporate more couples yoga into their day because our Google search traffic has doubled for articles like our ‘23 Couples Yoga Poses,’ and our Couples Yoga Challenge sign up page in just the past several weeks.
We hope that you enjoy our online couples yoga class. We certainly did. For the first time in weeks, Alex and I felt grounded and relaxed. It didn’t fix everything but we felt more like ourselves again. So, here is what you can expect.
Couples Yoga At Home
So, firstly, this Couples Yoga Flow Routine is the perfect at-home workout. All you need is an internet connection (seems like you’re good there), significant other, 24-minutes, and your couples yoga mats.
It’s A Flow Sequence
Second, the word “flow” in regards to partner yoga is unique. Too often couples yoga consists only of you and your partner stretching in a seated pose.
While flexibility is important and you can still get the benefits of partner yoga while sitting on your butt, there is a better way to get all of this and more.
This Couples Yoga Flow Routine will help you develop a well-rounded yoga practice with your partner, as you advance your practice from beginner to intermediate to advanced.
Includes Professional Instruction
This couples yoga flow is created and led by Anna Gleason, a certified yoga instructor. The not-so-pro yogis in the video are Ryan and Alex (that’s us).
To follow this partner yoga sequence, put the video on full screen, turn up the volume, and enjoy being guided through an online couples yoga class.
While it’s great to get ideas on fun and photo-worthy couples yoga poses on the internet and Pinterest, sometimes we need more than just ideas. In this partner yoga video, you have full guidance and instruction.
Thanks for leading us through this fun and effective Couples Yoga Flow Routine, Anna! Follow Anna’s journey and her virtual workouts on Instagram, @annatgleason.
For Beginner To Intermediate Couples
While we have created numerous couples yoga resources on our website, we are complete amateurs. We love that yoga is always a real challenge for us.
Since we know that nearly every couple has a fitness imbalance, something we discuss in our guide to working out as a couple, we wanted to keep this yoga sequence easy, accessible, and realistic.
If you, your partner, or both of you are complete beginners, this couples yoga workout is a perfect way to kickstart your yoga practice.
If you’re intermediate and have been practicing yoga for years (like us), you’ll still feel the benefits of this flow sequence and be challenged. I mean, does touching your toes ever get easy?
If you love this couples yoga flow, let us know in the comments and please share on social media. Let us know how this helps and what you want to see. We can create more routines to help you advance in the future.
For us, this was the hardest move.
The Couples Yoga Flow Routine
Alright, that’s enough talk, it’s time to give the Couples Yoga Flow Routine a go.
Schedule in 24 minutes of yoga with your partner three days a week following this routine. Have a discussion with your partner after each workout and discuss areas that you felt improved.
You’ll be surprised how quickly your balance, flexibility, and strength will improve (those chatarangas are tough!)
More Tools For You In Quarantine
Here are three more online resources that will help you and your partner.
1. Couples Workout Routine
This is another workout that we created to help couples work out together at home. It’s a total body HIIT couples workout and the cardio and strength training benefits will spill over into your yoga practice.
2. Enroll In Our Couple’s Clean Week Program
Currently offered for free during the COVID-19 pandemic ($60 value), our Couple’s Clean Week program takes you step-by-step to create a healthy foundation as a couple.
But, before you can make a sustainably healthy lifestyle, you have to make it a week. We’ll personally support and hold you accountable daily in the Couple’s Clean Week Portal.
3. Sign Up For The Couples Yoga Challenge
Sign up for our free 14-Day Couples Yoga Challenge below. You and your partner will receive:
- A challenge calendar
- Access to streamed yoga workouts through Beachbody On Demand
- Couples yoga poses to practice
- Immediate access to new Couples Yoga Flow Routines as we continue to create them.
Curious about what changes you might see and feel after doing yoga with your partner for 2-weeks? We ran an experiment, and for someone who previously hated yoga, this is what she learned.
14-Day Couples Yoga Challenge
This challenge aims to reconnect you to your health and help you appreciate your body. Practicing yoga as a couple is an opportunity to connect and be present in a way apart from your normal, busy lives.
The customized yoga workout calendar was curated by us to expose couples to a variety of yoga styles and instructors as well as practicing yoga from home.
Or, download for free.
I have questions. What do I do?
Ask away in the comments below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible and better address your question in this article accordingly.
Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for your comment!
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