It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since the very first Yoga Today show aired on the Internet. I remember it like it was yesterday – coming together with Adi, Neesha and Sarah in a preproduction meeting to discuss a concept that at the time seemed crazy, and perhaps still does today:
What if we went out into the mountains and filmed real yoga classes with authentic instructors and students immersed in pristine natural surroundings? What if these classes were made available for free, in HD, and released daily? How would people respond?
In a time before Google owned YouTube, MySpace was the big social network and iTunes podcasting was in its infancy, this was a true experiment. We pulled together an incredible crew of talented individuals and set out to distribute health & wellness on a grand scale, to broadcast a love for life in the present moment, and to perhaps find others like us out there in the world who were searching for ways to knit together their collective practices and yogic wisdoms.
It was a big roll of the dice, but we took the leap and we’ve been blown away by the response ever since. Millions of views and tens of thousands of emails later, we are so incredibly overjoyed to say Thank YOU~!! We have learned and shared so much, and couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.
We’re still in a process of continuous evolution. Advertising alone did not support free daily content, but we’ve been fortunate enough to find a balance between free classes for dabblers and affordable subscriptions for all. We’ve produced new content and will always continue to do so to keep it fresh and real. We will never stop working to make our website better so that your commitment to the practice is only easier to fulfill.
The next five years are sure to bring new exciting challenges and even more amazing results! Here’s to the first and next five!
With love and gratitude,