Instagram has become one of the best places for people to get inspired to stay fit and healthy. For those who are into the physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline of Yoga, there are many practitioners online who can help motivate you to be better. Here are 5 yogis who have reached celebrity status by sharing their inspiring Instagram photos.
Instagram followers: 1.4 Million
Rachel Brathen is a Swedish Vinsaya flow and SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga teacher residing in the Caribbean island of Aruba. Rachel has amassed over 1.4 million followers through her feed filled with carefree yoga poses set in the backdrop of beautiful beaches and landscapes. She also posts community yoga scenes, healthy eats & inspiring quotes. Overall, her photos are just brimming with sunny positive vibes all around that it’ll make you want to take up yoga yourself. This IG yogi superstar currently has her own YouTube channel and a New York Times bestseller.
Instagram followers: 1 Million followers
Hawaii-based Yoga mom Laura Sykora has a huge presence of Instagram with over 1 million followers and counting. This wife, mother and Acrovinsaya teacher fills her feed with strong and striking yoga poses of her own yoga practice which can vary from just her apartment of backyard to exotic yoga retreats. She occasionally shares the screen with her 5-year old daughter, a delightful little yogi in herself. Laura’s account continues to inspire people to try new things and step out of their comfort zone.
Instagram followers: 776k
Kerri Verna, aka Beach Yoga Girl shares photographs that shows how she combines her love for the ocean with her love for Yoga. Kerri has been teaching Fitness classes for over 12 years and has made yoga her soul passion. She currently practices at her home or on the beach and her strong and serene yoga poses set against lovely beach scenes have amassed her over 776k followers from all over the world. Kerri also teaches 4 beach Yoga classes during the week.
Instagram followers: 231k
True to her name, this free-spirited yogi shares her love for yoga while traveling to exotic locations all around the world. When she’s not in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, the Gypset Goddess can be found striking yoga poses anywhere – from the beach, to the carnival, yoga retreats or even the airport. Caitlyn’s feed is filled with vibrant and dynamic snapshots that show just how much she loves mixing travel and yoga.
Instagram followers: 116k
Kathryn is a yoga fanatic and Under Armour athlete who contributes to publications like Women’s Health and Yoga Journal. Her feed is is very relatable, friendly and down-to-earth. Aside from sharing yoga shots from her travels, she commonly intersperses her feed with photos of her daily life, delicious and healthy eats (she’s a foodie!) and snapshots of her super-cute dogs. Aside from being an international yoga teacher and successful fitness writer, Kathryn founded a non-profit project dubbed Poses for Paws, which raises money for animal shelters through yoga.