A lot of people have started doing yoga with apps or websites giving classes to an audience of hundreds of people, which is great, but there are a few issues with that…
1- You don’t get any feedback.
Especially if you’re a beginner, you have no way of knowing if what you do may be unsafe or inefficient.
You can only try to copy what the teacher, a much more experienced practitioner in a very different body, is doing.
2- The teacher has no idea who their students are.
They can’t see you, so they don’t know what you struggle with, what variations you might need, what injuries you might have.
They teach to everyone and no one at the same time.
3- You can’t ask any questions.
In most apps, you don’t have a direct line to the teachers, so any questions you might have about the class, the postures, your experience… can only be answered by Google (with varying results).
– IN SHORT –
Apps are great when you know what you’re doing, but if you’re a beginner, feel stuck in your practice or suffer from injuries, the personal guidance of a teacher is invaluable.