A thought. A pose. And some words that will change your life. Yoga influencers and creators are hands down probably one of the most inspiring groups of people you could ever come across on your social media feed.
Their authenticity, their stories, and their outstanding passion make them naturally magnetic.
Yoga enthusiasts and wellness brands looking for amazing content creators — we have lined up 11 of the most life-inspiring yoga influencers from around the world.
So roll out those yoga mats and get ready to be inspired one pose and one breath at a time.
Here are the top yoga influencers of 2021 that are going to help you discover inner peace, challenge your body, and be inspired to live brighter.
Oh, and if you’re a brand looking to partner with the best influencers and creators in the field of yoga, then these are the yogis you want to reach out to.
- Peter Walters – @peterwaltersyoga
- Karla Tafra – @karlatafra
- Tina Bock – @tinabock
- Anahata Conscious Living – @anahataconscousliving
- Paige Rene – @paigeryeaton
- Yoga Loft Studios – @yogaloftstudios
- Briohny Smyth – @yogawithbriohny
- MICHELLE POLEFITDUBAI – @michelle_polefitdubai
- Carla Villaorduna – @innerdiamondyoga
- Odette Hughes – odette_hughes
- Yoga with Cathy Madeo – @cathymadeoyoga
I’ll let the expressive content of these uplifting yoga influencers do the rest of the talking.
Instagram Followers: 25k
Based in California, Peter Walters is a heartfelt yoga teacher and a passionate wellness enthusiast. He also calls himself a “joyful student of life” and all it takes is one post for his lively spirit to rub off on you.
And that’s not all. Peter is also quite entertaining and light-hearted. He is an uplifting yoga and feel-good source that everyone needs to connect to.
Looking at Peter’s Instagram, you can see his inspiring content creator mind at work with every yoga post enriched with deep thoughts, emotions, and entertaining humor. As a follower, you will feel Peter in a strong way.
He is funny, immensely inspiring, and open about his raw emotions.
From his hysterical video skits promoting his Saturday Night Live online yoga classes, yoga poses in nature, trail running with beautiful views, walks with mindful messages, to his vulnerable openness about personal experiences.
“I’m right there with you, trying to remind myself of what I know deep down. It’s all here. The seeds or keys to your awakening are always ever-present. So, if not now, when? I love you. Now. Get. Going.”
Peter’s captions will move you and inspire you to your core. He’ll either inspire you to signup for his yoga classes, or he’ll deploy his influencer charm to inspire you to change your life. Or both.
Some of Peter’s brand collabs include Detox Organic, Hi-Ball, Lululemon, Gomethodology, Seed, and various CBD brands.
Instagram Followers: 132k
Based in Washington DC, Karla Tafra is an exquisite yoga teacher, nutritionist, writer, and wellness coach.
Delicate strength couldn’t look more graceful and beautiful than on Karla’s Instagram page.
Her yoga is inspiring, moving, and artistically captivating.
Backbends between bars on a walkway, rooftop deck workouts, powerful stretches overlooking city views, scenic outdoor yoga by the lake, enchanting poses by a majestic Buddha in Thailand, and exhilarating yoga by the beachside.
Stylish quality leggings, athletic crop tops, ripped back tops and so many beautiful yoga outfits – picture-perfect post after post.
Karla’s precise moves, contemporary yoga apparel style, perfect scenes, and uplifting captions like “just because something seems impossible, it doesn’t mean it actually is and that you shouldn’t try to achieve it”, all reward her the attention and influence that she has developed.
Our inspired influencer also has a blog where she covers topics on yoga and wellness. From storytelling to information sharing, be inspired with posts like “I Started Meditating Before My Run And This is What Happened” and “The Ultimate Wellness Gift Guide”.
Some of Karla’s brand collabs that show why we have her on our top yoga influencers list include Ultra MD, Hylete, World Vision USA, and Simple Protein.
Instagram Followers: 43k
From the USA but living in the United Arab Emirates, Tina Bock is a sweet-natured Ashtanga yoga instructor and E-RYT. She’s also passionate about the importance of mental and physical wellness of children. And yes, she does kid’s yoga too.
Tina hosts workshops, retreats, and yoga trainings all over the world.
Tina has been creating and sharing yoga content on Instagram for a long time and it only takes one post for you to feel her warm-hearted authentic service to yoga enthusiasts.
And her love for Ashtanga is undeniable.
Followers can catch her in her home, in the desert, or with her adorable toddler – doing what she loves.
Tina’s social media is rich with video tutorials, and tips. Learn how to swing into pose ever so gracefully even if you feel like you’ll launch yourself into a tangle. But don’t stress, Tina caters for everyone with her helpful modifications.
Whether you’re a beginner, a flexible yogi, or if you’ve sustained an injury – Tina provides detailed technique breakdowns that will inspire you to accomplish poses at every stage.
And in case you need help, she’ll gladly respond to questions in her comments.
Tina’s resourceful influence on social media naturally makes her extremely credible – so it’s no surprise that she’s developed an audience of yoga instructors.
Tina is an ideal influencer match for brands that are especially looking for a top yoga instructor full of passion and with a credible influence.
Instagram Followers: 61.7k
Based in the USA, Anahata Conscious Living is a wellness yoga tribe founded by Dr. Ari Beers. She’s also a lead teacher and philanthropist. Anahata Conscious Living is Yoga Alliance verified and is an approved school in holistic medicine and yoga.
Anahata Conscious Living is all you’d imagine the yoga lifestyle to be about.
Inspired by the heart Chakra, Anahata Conscious Living’s vision is based on bliss, peace, harmony, love, understanding, empathy, clarity, purity, unity, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness.
And Dr. Ari’s Insta page is a gentle tone and expression of all these beautiful qualities. A minimalistic aesthetic packaged with impactful mindfulness inspiration.
Soothing poses, healing quotes, breathtaking landscapes, humble communities, and life-altering experiences like monk meditations in Siem Reap.
Dr. Ari even hosts yoga teacher trainings in Bali.
Her social media is more than just about yoga, it’s an inspiring lifestyle that will move you to become a better you.
The Anahata Conscious Living blog shares more on yoga and holistic wellness. A relaxing getaway with meaningful content like “one-minute meditation”, “recipe drink for deep sleep”, “simplify your life”, “exalted crescent lunge”, and so much more.
Anahata Conscious Living is an ideal match for brands looking for top influencers to help them reach the yoga and holistic wellness audience across the world.
Paige Rene — Yoga Enthusiast & Content Creator — @paigeryeaton
Instagram Followers: 123k
From the USA, Paige Rene is a pretty bright tattooed yoga enthusiast. There’s really no way of introducing her without mentioning her epic tattoos, and at the same time, her lovely radiance is just as striking.
It’s quite unexpected to imagine a full-body tattooed woman as lovely as the girl next door, until you discover Paige.
She’s a walking radiating sunflower that emanates mindfulness with every yoga pose and thoughtful captions that she shares. And her body tattoos couldn’t be a more beautiful expression of who she is.
Her Insta profile demonstrates her content creator skills with a magnetizing gallery of high-quality yoga videos and scenic images. Stretches on rocky coastlines, the splits in front of a huge rushing wave, yoga in Hawaii, poolside mindfulness, challenging SUP yoga float, and even thrilling bikini yoga in the snow – Paige is one of a kind.
For more soulfulness, she hosts live-streamed morning yoga with themes like “becoming comfortable with change”.
And her realness is packaged with honest captions like “Temporarily closed for maintenance”.
The more you get to know her, the more you’ll discover her own struggles and personal life experiences.
Her tattoos may amaze you at first, but Paige’s sweet-nature and authentic openness make her relatable and pretty lovable.
Some of her brand collaborations that stuck out while compiling our influencers list include Lull, Shein, Arcadia Meat Market, as well as top yoga apparel brands.
Yoga Loft Studios — Chicago Wellness Community — @yogaloftstudios
Instagram Followers: 1,025
Yoga Loft Studios is a wellness community in Chicago that offers yoga and fitness classes.
If you’re a yoga enthusiast in the Chicago area, Yoga Loft Studios is the Instagram page to follow.
Although the page is small and growing, it certainly provides value to its niche community.
Followers can discover studio and virtual classes in the area, support yoga initiatives, get yoga gear and keep in touch with all the latest events.
From free instructor meditations, Ashtanga inspired flow yoga, Shakti slow flow yoga, full moon flow yoga, popup classes, “Restorative & Reiki” sessions to instructor introductions – Yoga Loft Studios is a valuable source of info for yoga lovers.
Followers will even discover novel sessions like “Learn to Fly with Giana” for the occasional yoga spice up.
And a community yoga page isn’t complete without regular inspo with meaningful quotes like “Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” by the most popular poet, Rumi.
For yoga and fitness brands looking to work with top influencers to target a niche audience in the Chicago area, Yoga Loft Studios is an ideal match.
Briohny Smyth — Yoga Teacher, Content Creator & Influencer — @yogawithbriohny
Instagram Followers: 214k
Engagement Rate: 1.44%
Authentic, true to life, yoga teacher.
Briohny Smyth is a yoga teacher based in Thailand.
You’ll be ready to take on life and find your personal inner alignment as Briohny’s content works on you.
She’s more than just one of those yoga influencers with a large online following. She’s a mindful well-experienced yoga teacher with enough words to provoke your mind to be a better you.
Her videos like “why positive thinking is killing your career” on her Instagram profile is an example of some of the life-improving insights she shares with her followers.
Her brilliant yoga teaching skills mixed with her creator skills can be seen with her beautiful how-to video content – making her a great resource for all yoga enthusiasts.
Post after post, yoga and the yoga lifestyle is all she shares. Briohny’s content is very well presented, with charming photos that will certainly strike deep emotion in you.
And you can’t help but love her yoga apparel style, too.
Her content expands through her 15k subscriber Youtube channel where she shares a lot of how-to yoga content.
Briohny has recently launched her beautiful new website where you’ll find information on her upcoming training.
Michelle PoleFitDubai — Yoga & Pole Fitness Instructor — @michelle_polefitdubai
Instagram Followers: 154k
Engagement Rate: 1.25%
Michelle is a yoga teacher and pole fitness instructor based in Dubai.
Michelle’s yoga content is so attention-grabbing that it leaves you wondering if that’s really real. But, it most certainly is because that is proof of just how beautiful yoga can be.
From her poses in the city to her poses in old buildings to the classic holiday poses at the beach, one can’t help but feel energized from consuming her content.
You’ll find her in her bikini, lovely yoga outfits, or just casual shorts and sneakers.
Michelle’s content creator side does drop some engaging videos on her Instagram influencer profile, whether it’s an eloquent pole sequence or an edgy yoga feature.
What’s especially lovable about Michelle is how she is open about her struggles. She recently shared with her followers how she struggled to get back into pole fitness because of her body weight insecurities.
Her “keeping it real” personality makes her so easy to love.
Carla Villaorduna — Traveling Yoga Teacher & Influencer — @innerdiamondyoga
Instagram Followers: 42.9k
Engagement Rate: 5.96%
Captivating New York-based traveling yoga teacher, Carla Villaorduna.
Scrolling and scrolling through Carla’s Instagram yoga posts, I was trying to figure out what “it” was that kept me hooked and entranced with this influencer’s content.
Until I saw a comment that hit the nail on the head for me: “all these lines are so satisfying”.
Carla’s content is extremely satisfying to consume. Her pictures are not just perfect. The thoughtful detail that is evident in every picture posted is profound.
The synergy between her poses and her environment is crafted so beautifully in her content. From buildings to landscapes, you will certainly be wowed away.
She loves to travel, so her audience is even more delighted with her traveling yoga – from Mexico to Santorini. Yoga and travel couldn’t look any more beautiful.
“You are a master peace of pure love” – Carla Villaorduna.
Beautiful content, inside and out, all around.
Odette Hughes — Yoga Therapist & Instagram Influencer — odette_hughes
Instagram Followers: 178k
Engagement Rate: 1.37%
Nature-loving yoga therapist and Instagram influencer, Odette Hughes.
Based in the United States, Odette conducts yoga therapies as well as yoga training.
From soothing yoga poses to pictures of nature and cats – these are three prominent things you’ll find on her Instagram profile.
She’s your daily dose of inspo that will take you through your week with gratitude, mindfulness tips, and just simple uplifting words that will brighten life up for you.
“Stop and think after reading this of at least 3 wonderful things that already occurred today. Doesn’t matter how seemingly small.” – Odette Hughes
What is especially noteworthy about her content, is her unusual yoga outfit style. You’ll catch her in colorful hipster yoga pants and also some free-spirit bohemian style pants.
From her influential yoga content to her style, you can’t help but smile. Odette is where you’ll get much needed happy vibes.
She participates in various yoga challenges and she drops a giveaway here and there on her feed.
Yoga with Cathy Madeo — Inspiring Yoga Instructor & Influencer — @cathymadeoyoga
Instagram Followers: 79.8k
Engagement Rate: 1.48%
Well-experienced inspiring yoga instructor and influencer, Cathy Madeo.
When you come across a yoga instructor that has been practicing since 1995, you kinda want to lean in.
Cathy’s experience in the yoga industry is evident by her detailed captions where she shares some uplifting stories.
“My arms would shake, my ego would break, but something inside me stirred and I felt called to know a kind of strength and power I couldn’t yet possess. Now I’m in the privileged position to teach others these poses which for me is really about empowering you to own your own strength and power.” – Cathy Madeo
Probably one of the biggest challenges people face when starting yoga is questioning their ability. But Cathy is here to inspire you to believe in yourself and also believe that attaining the ability to do these poses is not impossible.
Cathy is incredibly inspiring.
She’s based in Florida, you’ll catch her doing training, retreats, and workshops.
Cathy collaborates with various brands across the yoga, athleisure, beauty, and wellness industries that regularly work with creators and influencers.