B3arclaws!'s Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 9/30/18 2:03 PM
Pocket yoga has helped me start my yoga practice. It’s so easy to use and illustrative a beginner can easily use this with confidence and begin their yoga journey. Great app!
longboi nickboi's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 9/3/18 4:34 PM
I like this app for go to yoga routines that can be scaled by difficulty level and time, but the app doesn’t always sync up with Apple health. I’ve done several workouts that seem to just disappear both in the app’s history and in Apple health. The app hasn’t been updated in 10 months and is in need of an update. Developers, please update this app to improve logging of workouts and sync with Apple Health!
caseylynlo's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 9/28/18 9:18 PM
I love this app and it has been so helpful to make sure that I am exercising every day. Super easy to follow along with and she will help you get to know the different poses!
Jjaynella's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 9/17/18 5:57 PM
This app is great. If you are new to yoga or if you have some experience. I love it because it’s on my phone and I can do yoga anywhere. The voiceover has a good tone and the background sound is peaceful. After each yoga session. I feel relaxed and have a piece of mind. I used to have really bad back and shoulder pain but after each session I feel great.
Nofftastic's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 9/16/18 8:15 PM
So you pay for this app and then have to pay for different backgrounds. Not only that but every practice I have tried is ridiculous fast with no real transition time. Even the beginner mode is fast.. idk maybe I’m just using it wrong but I found no button to slow down the pace. I have an iPhone se
Smellenmarie's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 9/14/18 7:50 PM
I swear by this app, the music is perfect, the graphics are helpful and not distracting, and the updates to routines as well as different styles and difficulties make it well worth the purchase.
shannontrampel's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/9/18 2:02 PM
So the yoga routines are good, good explanations and the poses are explained well. However, this should not be advertised as usable with Apple Watch. It tracks on exercise minutes. The apps keeps saying it cannot read heart rate even though I have allowed it in settings and it does not track calories toward your move goal. Do not download for use with Apple Watch. I am very angry I paid for this app believing it was compatible.
chiara w's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/27/18 12:51 PM
I love this app. It’s great for yoga and to relax. My one problem is that there are only 5 practices. I wish there were more. If this changes I will re write my review. Thanks.
aaa1985$'s Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/25/18 12:26 PM
It needs to be compatible for the new watch iOS. It is buggy and unresponsive at times and there needs to be haptics so you know when to move to new position or when session is done. There should also be an option to slow down sessions for beginners. It’s still an awesome iPhone yoga app, but doesn’t interface well with the watch.
KitACB's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/24/18 11:45 AM
I have had other yoga apps over the years, But this one is easy to adapt for personal levels, clear, soothing color schemes, with detailed poses; wonderful to be able to shift view from icon to list, by far the best.
Ailios Tara's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/22/18 1:35 AM
There aren’t fancy subscription plans or weekly videos on this app, but it provides a great workout at differing skill levels whenever you need it. I like to use it on days where my favorite YouTube yoga channels haven’t posted anything new. The list of yoga poses is also helpful for quick reference.
Pandakeeper1's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/21/18 9:01 PM
Sometimes avatar moves too fast. But love the voice, mesic , choices. Would be cool if a bit more explanation about how to get into certain poses.
Pinacolada__'s Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/2/18 3:31 AM
I saw good reviews and it was one of the top recommended yoga apps for the Apple Watch..I was expecting it to buzz on my wrist and some of he moves are going by to fast-from standing pose to plank in one breath, or from child pose to upward dog in one breath..not enough time to move like that for yoga..
Halfmagic3's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/18/18 11:06 PM
Purchased this app over a year ago and was originally impressed with it, I feel now that it needs a few updates. Back when I purchased it, the “create your own routine” was available and imbedded in this original app. I am very disheartened to see it is now a separate app or bundle purchase that I would need to repurchase. That’s pretty bad! There REALLY needs to be more variety in the routines, not just 3 routines in each of the sections. There is way too much boredom happening! There has to be some variation! Without offering the ability to create your own routine WITHIN this original app, I say skip it! Not worth the money! There HAS to be more updates! On top of that, I would like to see shorter session offerings. I allot myself only 15 minutes in the morning and usually do another short session in the afternoon. Not everyone can fit in a 30 minute minimum routine every day. I hate to say this, but it may be time to switch apps!
Halfmagic3's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 8/17/18 3:12 PM
Purchased this app over a year ago and was originally impressed with it, I feel now that it needs a few updates. Back when I purchased it, the “create your own routine” was available and imbedded in this original app. I am very disheartened to see it is now a separate app or bundle purchase that I would need to repurchase. That’s pretty bad! There REALLY needs to be more variety in the routines, not just 3 routines in each of the sections. There is way too much boredom happening! There has to be some variation! Without offering the ability to create your own routine WITHIN this original app, I say skip it! Not worth the money! There HAS to be more updates!
PMKnitter's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/9/18 9:37 PM
I love the ability to have a guided yoga practice anytime, anywhere! If you have taken a class or two and know the basic poses, this is great. All I want is to have someone walk me through my 30, 45, or 60 minute practice. There are also sun salutations that I don’t use as much, but are also good.
S. Rania's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/31/18 11:02 PM
I’m still hoping to figure this app out! I feel like I wasted my time and money. I will change my rating if and when I want to spend more time on it .
Illaxica's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/29/18 3:13 PM
I’ve been using pocket yoga for a few years and I believe that this app is effective. I would suggest of being able to select your own yogi avatar that may reflect the user. For example, options for male or female, skin color, height and weight. Also, I would find it useful if there was a bell at the end of each yoga session. I tend to get so relaxed I fall asleep. Overall, great app and I frequently recommend it to my friends.
G&Massets's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/29/18 12:16 PM
This app is perfect for me. I have taken very few live classes and this app will allow me to practice at home and learn the poses. Love it! Can’t wait to level up and challenge myself in the comfort of my home and on my schedule. Highly recommend this easy to follow structure.
artyogaman's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/26/18 3:42 AM
Not only is this app way to fast between poses. Completely unrealistic doesn't even let you switch for longer time frames. I can't even get in a stretch before having to change. Don't recommend it.
jennalit's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/24/18 11:15 AM
Let’s me practice yoga at my own pace on my own schedule wherever I go. Has helped my body and mind greatly.
dblack88's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/21/18 2:13 PM
Terrific! Really perfect if you don’t want to spend 2 hours going to a yoga studio!
Juniorraz's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/2/18 4:43 AM
This used to Bebi retry good when health apps took flight on the iPhone and also with Apple Watch but the same bugs and spotty integration with Apple Watch after over a year make this one of the poorer choices by now. You get the impression that this app has been put on the back burner.
CheckingonSetters's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/18/18 2:48 AM
Love having this with me wherever I go!
bromakshii's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/12/18 7:58 PM
The instructor’s voice is terribly abrasive. She awkwardly elongates the words inhale and exhale throughout the entirety of the routine. The app itself is attractive, well designed, and easy to navigate, but is still a waste of money.
EJVHayes's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 7/12/18 3:23 AM
I have found this to be so helpful. They offer different lengths for each class and this comes in handy if I have an unexpected gap in my day to fit in some yoga.
dmspeaknspell's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/8/18 8:04 PM
Rather than counting down on the hold, it would be nice to just hear, “ lengthen your inhalation and lengthen your exhalation. Transitional movements should be slower.
mikebrodt's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/6/18 11:40 AM
This is my go-to yoga app and has worked very well for me until recently. It has great exercises that work parts of you body, and all of them work your mind. If you are looking for a simple yoga app that doesn’t require a subscription, this app is for you. ...The Apple Watch app, on the on the other hand, is a different story. It CONSTANTLY crashes. I’m able to complete my session, but since the app crashed on my watch, it doesn’t record part or any of the session in Activity. Though not the real point of yoga, it is frustrating to not get credit for the work.
Rosie_Splitcreek's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/5/18 12:04 AM
I travel a lot for work. I take my iPad to the hotel roof top pool or whatever pool area and do my pocket yoga while everyone else is packed in the gym.
Ad complaint's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/3/18 2:43 PM
I got this app years ago when Starbucks pushed it and its been a reliable yoga workout for when I’m traveling. It works flawlesly and has variable time settings so I can do 15, 30, 45 or 60 min depending on my needs. Also a beg, int, and hard setting. Not sure how it monetizes because there are no commercials and it’s free but I am a faithful user.
Sharon0814's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/28/18 2:56 AM
Don’t use this app if you just started doing Yoga. It’s really fast pace and it’s not the yoga that I usually do. I thought yoga is relaxing but the ones on here is not. Deleting this app soon.
Caleb Kierum's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/27/18 7:25 AM
The shortest sequence available is a whopping 30 minutes long. I don’t generally have that kind of time. Would appreciate 10 and 15 minute exercises.
livelypsyche's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/27/18 11:28 PM
I found the voice to be really annoying anytime she says “inhaaaaaaale” and “exhaaaaaaale”. I think it’s supposed to be slow and relaxing but really it’s like a robot is trying to tell me when to breath... and it’s wrong. I would be turning blue or hyperventilating if I actually listened to it. At one point the alternating yoga poses were just too quick and were starting to hurt my back. Since I’m not new to yoga and I’m in shape, this was surprising for an app marketed for beginners. Do not recommend for anyone, new or advanced yoga practitioners.
818oni's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/23/18 3:23 PM
I've been using this app for years, it has helped me with my weight loss and work related stress. I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to try yoga for the first time instructions are simple and app is easy to use.
MsSkitzle's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/18/18 12:59 PM
I don’t do enough yoga to warrant a subscription to all those other apps out there, but I do enough that having something simple to follow would be helpful. This app works perfectly for that.
rgFRESH's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/13/18 8:18 AM
Really enjoying the app for what it’s worth. The music and guided voice as well as the image is subtle but clear, calm, and professional. I would love to have more shorter yoga options (10-15 min) and especially if the user could pick a set of the exercises from the all inclusive list to play consecutively but as it is a free app which I use in a pinch at home as an easy stretch and yoga routine I am just grateful to have what is available. Thanks so much!
Greenhill591's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 6/11/18 10:52 AM
I love the options that you have and that you can take this anywhere. I can even do intervals at the office on stressful days!! Love it!
FlyAwayJay's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/7/18 1:35 AM
Beginner workout is actually a little too hard for me, but I modify by following along at a slightly slower pace. I really like that it syncs to my watch. I don’t have to fumble for my phone or come out of a pose in a bad way, I can just glance at my watch and it will show me the current pose, how much time is remaining for the current pose, and my progress in the workout overall. Despite it being a little beyond my physical limits right now, I’m able to adjust and am really enjoying the app. There are a lot of individual poses you can do as well which is really nice.
mikebrodt's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/7/18 11:17 AM
This is my go-to yoga app and has worked very well for me until recently. It has great exercises that work parts of you body, and all of them work your mind. If you are looking for a comprehensive yoga app that doesn’t require a subscription , this app is for you. My one gripe: lately, I have been encountering app crashes on the Apple Watch. I’m able to complete my session, but since the app crashed on my watch, it doesn’t record part or any of the session in Activity. Though not the real point of yoga, it is frustrating to not get credit for the work.
agsk8lou's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/7/18 10:11 AM
What a great way to start your morning!
mcdanc's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/30/18 1:47 AM
This app explains everything so well! I’m brand new to yoga and this is perfect for me. It helps me relax and unwind after work or before bed.
Lisbeth2012's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/3/18 12:44 PM
This is a great app for yoga. Lots of different workouts, levels, and workout times. Easy to follow. Great to use while traveling.
Netnetbobet's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/26/18 5:02 PM
Who needs a studio when you have a step by step coach telling you what to do next. Not to mention the customization of the three different levels!
Snnysrs's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/18/18 4:33 PM
It’s a nice app but they don’t use the correct names for poses for example: “come into your box” means table pose. So for someone who is used to doing yoga you’re going to have to watch the screen a lot.
I want to be healthy's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/16/18 1:33 AM
Simple exercises explained and guided just get it it’s awesome
Rocksteady123's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/13/18 5:38 AM
Have been using it almost daily for years! Easy to use and great for you!
ConnieZI's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 5/12/18 6:44 PM
Great app, take you step by step to yoga just like you have teacher next to you!
Nipper48's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/9/18 1:54 AM
Straightforward, good yoga practices... love it!
Crystallstephh's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/9/18 10:36 PM
Hey yogi! Even if you’re a beginner, this app will help you stay on top of your practices if you can’t make it to a lesson or the gym. The voiceover is easy to understand and you have the ability to pair it with your music! There are some poses that I can’t do in the expert level and I’m looking forward to building up my strength and mental capacity. Best of luck!
vladimus's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/5/18 12:37 AM
I'm between jobs right now and shouldn't be spending on yoga classes, but this is the next best thing. Great that it maps to different types of practices and levels, just be careful with "Ocean", especially if you're not in shape quite yet. Excellent app, thanks!
DSWD_1's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/30/18 3:19 AM
It’s worth the price. They don’t make you do weird stuff to have access to their programs. It’s not a bait and switch for a subscription model or anything. However, at least so far, the yoga style seems a little robotic. I have like other styles better. But it is a legitimate app. PS- not for beginners
AnOrphanGrlScout's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/29/18 4:25 PM
I've used this app off and on for years and it’s pretty good. The art design is simple and un-intimidating. The karma points is a neat gimmick. Some mildly fun customization that keeps you interested. It's convenient to have it on your iPhone and be able to AirPlay it up to your Apple TV. The simple flash-card style visuals are an understandable way to create an inexpensive product, but first-time users think they have to jump or spring to the next pose. Even a brief mid-move card would help. The narration is pretty good (but odd that she doesn’t know how to say any numbers between the 10s), the ability to skip to the next move is useful, being able to print or even preview all the poses is good, but I wish there were a shuffle button. I’d like to just be able to open my app and with one click, just go. Worth the money? Yeah. But there are probably better apps out there. I’ve used one called Yoga Studio that was more comprehensive but easier to get lost in. This one only takes a few buttons to get to the action, but I still want a one-click option. It’s good enough.
Trapnurse's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/24/18 12:37 AM
This app is a blessing for those days when you seriously can’t bring yourself to do that high intensity work out. It’s calming and it also helps with anxiety. I recommend this for any one who needs to relax AND work out
Testwick's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/21/18 5:06 AM
The transitions are awful. Announce the transition and the body placement before the avatar moves. This way we have time to assume the position and then verify that it’s correct. It’s not possible to look at the screen the entire time. Also if I hear the words inhale and exhale the way the woman says it one more time I’m going to shoot myself.
HM Gallivan's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 4/1/18 11:42 AM
I love this App, would love it better if you could customize the time of the sessions.
MWuD Photography's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 3/8/18 3:36 AM
This is a great easy to use yoga app. The yoga practices can be a bit intense for a beginner like myself. Intense in a good way though.
VG Deat's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 3/26/18 11:09 PM
I am so blessed to have this app since I moved from Texas!!!
justjane.'s Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 3/22/18 1:52 PM
I've done lots of yoga in my life and many different kinds. If you are tight on time or simply want a quiet, guided session in the comfort of your own home then I highly recommend this app!
Kraze4wrdz's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 3/15/18 3:46 AM
This is such a great app to have while at home, or traveling!
Monao-0's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 3/12/18 1:54 PM
Awesome for getting back into yoga after a few year of not doing it.
Meowboleyn's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 2/22/18 2:40 AM
Thank u. The developers care about people; that’s the only explanation for such a wonderful app. I love the print-step-by-step option! Everything I need
Natty122006789's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 2/12/18 5:35 PM
I am a Yoga regular and when I’m Out of town I hate not being able to attend class. This def is a great substitute and if I didn’t have a studio I loved I feel pretty confident that this would be a great regular practice. Note though-it’s challenging. As I said I attend yoga three times a week and so went straight to the intermediate 60 minute routine. It’s for sure a very good work out and I had to stop a couple times to rest
Ridgetop5's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/5/18 12:40 PM
I did it here and there for s long time on the app. Then one day I did it everyday. I go to a class once and a while and surprise myself with how well I keep up.
B-e-a-t's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/4/18 12:41 PM
This is a great app for when you are on the go or at home. I appreciate the developer’s efforts in keeping it up-to-date.
loew8's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/22/18 1:10 PM
Good, not perfect! Recording Sanskrit voice for postures is a must! Choosing between a few voices would be nice. There's a Spotify account link in settings but I couldn't figure out how to play it from the app
rallensnider's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/22/17 2:29 AM
Really great app for putting a complete set of yoga practices in your pocket (once I felt fully confident enough to really dig in & use it 😊)! I especially appreciate the first-class Apple Watch support — for tracking that nitty-gritty metadata of your vigorous vinyasa practice. If I might make one small practical suggestion: have you considered adding a sound effect at the end of a full practice sequence (e.g., bell, gong, &c.)? I probably held my adho mukha śvānāsana much longer than necessary today — which I can’t actually complain about, really; but some sort of signal could be nice. 😊
Basnejh's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/20/17 5:00 AM
I have had this app for over a two years now and I must say this is my favorite app out there for DIY yoga. I love the karma rewards and how I can purchase upgrades to my classes. I also enjoy how I can customize the class depending on what my needs are - time, intensity and course. Absolutely love!
Balance9's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/19/17 3:12 AM
I appreciate being able to hop into class without leaving my home. I also appreciate having a different format to keep me on my toes.
Long time ING user's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/17/17 1:12 AM
I can only go to the gym so often. Once winter comes, I naturally become lazy. Pocket yoga keeps me active at home. I am still using the 30 min beginner. Once I develop some stamina, I will move on to the next level.
Cindy Guilliams's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/17/17 11:32 AM
I love this app I like the environment exercises, and the poses area where you can find descriptions of each pose. It is very good for beginners as well as advanced yogis. I also like that it is accessible for the blind using the voice over on iOS devices thank you for a wonderful teaching app. I am already recommending it to my friends.
busy yogi's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/14/17 1:17 AM
Easy to use at home and on the go. Like the calming music.
cqueen123's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/13/17 3:59 PM
Great app, all the basics of yoga in the convenience of home/hotel/whatever the locale may be!!!
Fuss3161's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 12/10/17 4:00 PM
Has such clear and concise pictures and narrative. Wonderful for a beginner like me, especially when don’t want to run a long playing video.
RereW's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/6/18 5:30 AM
You get 5 workouts and 2 are sun salutations. The rest of the app is poses. You can't even create your own flow sequence. The poses are illustrated not live people.
Emrg113's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/6/17 11:33 AM
It’s very user friendly, has plenty of options to work through from beginner-expert. Each session is a good workout, and it ends with a great relaxation rest. The only critique I could give is to have better animations, background visuals and instructor voice options to make the entire experience near flawless!
sdnight's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/5/18 2:39 AM
Very enjoyable with good flows.
Gardener in Progress's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/5/17 10:26 PM
When I open the app and tap on a particular session, the app closes and send me back to my homepage. I’m unable to use it, very disappointing.
Marleyweezy's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/27/18 12:45 PM
I bought the app, but whenever I try to open it it closes on me. I’m not sure what’s going on, but it looks like a glitch. What do I do ?
Jrwelty's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/26/17 7:55 PM
This app is very convenient when I can’t get to the studio- I love the flow of the sessions, it gives wonderful movement instructions and pictures! I hope they continue to add new flow sessions to their library!
Pol2man's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/22/17 11:08 AM
I've been using for over a year and love it.
Greenfern92's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/21/17 6:28 PM
Went ahead a payed for the full app and man do I really love it. I’ve tried so many times and many different mediums to learn yoga and this is honestly the best thing I’ve used so far.
JazaAfrika's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/18/18 7:34 PM
A must have app if you are starting out your yoga adventure. Great flow with different levels of difficulty and times. And you can get a session in anywhere in the world!
Tksearles's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/17/17 9:06 PM
This is a must! I love this app for quick flows, and for solidifying me sun salutations
Mikeyboy117's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/12/17 7:35 PM
Good app. The lady’s voice is so robotic and annoying sometimes that it becomes a distraction while trying to focus.
flame5's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/12/17 4:35 PM
Love this app can do yoga anytime I wan to
stefmagura's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 11/11/17 8:25 PM
I really like that this app includes vocal instructions for the poses and for the practices. As a person who is blind, this is important. I also like that it is set up to where I can choose different types of practices to do. The only downside is I have difficulty pressing the buttons which allow a person to change their practice duration, or difficulty level. Is it because the app doesn’t work with my phone well, or because this is the feature that I have to unlock? For what it is worth, I use a feature on my phone called VoiceOver which allows the phone to read things back to me on the screen.
punxymamasami's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/31/18 10:29 AM
Perfect app to get me back into practicing yoga post baby!
clotheshorse85's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/30/18 4:17 PM
Goes way too fast to get into proper poses. Also is too repetitive and does one or two things for the entire hour. Wish I saved my money.
mahalo1's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/27/18 1:32 PM
Love the all programmed sessions. But after completing each of them it feels a bit bored. Please add more sessions.
Matt Heisterman's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/24/18 2:18 PM
This app has encouraged me to try. I’m on day two and I did the sun thing yesterday on beginner 3 times. Done it twice today. I had back surgery when I was 14 and have struggled with episodes of pain, so I’m hoping this strengthening will help. Unfortunately, my hamstring are very tight...goes back to the original injury...so I do my best. May be wrong, but it feels good to stretch in these dynamic ways.
ccccja's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/2/18 5:48 AM
good app but i really wish this app was more polished before i paid 2.99 for it :/ kind of a bummer. transitions between poses are too fast sometimes, like the app doesn’t recognize that it takes some time to move into the next pose. I can’t go as fast as just the pictures. There should be a way to slow down the flow of the practice. Wish there was a shorter time frame of 15 minutes. App doesn’t account for total beginners or someone with a busy schedule. This is clearly a new app (couldn’t even send feedback since there’s no email configured to that button!) I have hope that with updates it can get better. I’ll stick with it but it should have been more...finished before I paid for it. Also just a nitpick but if the instructor could have skin tones that we could pick from that would be amazing...like this is a yoga app but only a light skin tone lady? come on! at least let me pick a brown or darker skin tone.. black and brown people do yoga too...........
clarkplanet's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/16/17 3:56 AM
Positions change too often and too many forward bend and downward dog loops. I’m not even flexible for a full forward bend as a beginner.
raven_zuhre's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/13/18 4:34 AM
I don’t write app reviews often but I had such a bad experience with Pocket Yoga that I have to say something about it. First off, the voiceover sounds like a robot. It’s like Siri giving you the instructions in an unbearably monotonous voice with a weird intonation. I’m sure with all the money they get from their users the developers of this app can hire a voice actor or actress to narrate the practices so it feels more organic. Second, the instructions are incomplete. They don’t include intermediary poses when transitioning from one pose to another. I was doing the Desert practice and at one point the instructions told me to go from an extended side angle pose to a low push up in one exhale. Like come on, really? Third, when you’re holding a pose for several breaths the monotonous voiceover starts counting down the seconds. There’s no way anyone can get over the repetitive monotonous Siri-like countdown and actually focus on the practice. I was screaming inside my head for the voiceover to just SHUT UP so I can stay in the pose in silence for one minute! Also, with all the money they collect couldn’t the app developers actually find someone real to put in the video? It’s easy for an animation to switch between child’s pose and upward facing dog in the blink of an eye and repeat it like 10 times, but the “flow” is not so smooth when I do it. Maybe if there was a real person actually going through the sequence it would give me an idea as to what I can improve on. Overall, worst App Store purchase ever! I wish there was a way I could return it.
B. Bowen's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/13/17 5:37 PM
If you’ve never done the poses before, you’ll need a little practice before you get the hang of it (it does move pretty quickly), but overall the animations and voice guidance are very helpful. However, while the app is simple to use during the actual yoga, I’ve had nothing but issues getting it to sync properly with my Apple Watch. First the workout showed up, but not the active calories. Now, nothing shows up at all. Heart rate shows during practice, but then zip in the Health app. I’ve contacted support with screen shots, and heard nothing back.
wellesleygal's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 10/10/18 9:03 PM
Using this app 3-4 times per day for three months has dramatically improved my core strength and flexibility. I can now do challenge poses that were way too intimidating the first time I played. Chronic pain and soreness (from sitting in one position too long at work) has also been greatly reduced. This is great cross training for runners, rowers and weightlifters.
978yjhvrhwecv's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/8/18 1:14 PM
This app is becoming very dated. It’s a decent if repetitive lightweight yoga app. Useful for travel yoga.
postmycommentalready's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/6/18 10:59 PM
This app gives very little audio guidance, from neglecting to call out which leg or side you’re moving to little tips to help you appropriately get into the positions. I’ve been doing yoga for over a decade, doing classes, videos and apps. It was frustrating to have to break pose to look up at the screen to see which pose was being referenced and it made me nervous that someone could seriously injure themselves if they didn’t know better. The app goes way too fast through poses and doesn’t take into account the minute movements that are required to accurately get into the next position. Be warned also, the class I did (desert, 60min, intermediate) was very repetitive and didn’t have a good variety of poses. It felt as I was going through the program that no one actually really went through to quality check these things... now- did I get a good sweaty workout in? Yes. So that was a plus, but it was boring and difficult to follow. Was the app itself simple to use, yes. Was it cute appearance-wise? Yes. Still be very careful, and better yet save your money and get the yoga studio app. I will not be using this app again. *delete* Wish I could get my $3 back...
NeSes8ab's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/5/18 6:03 PM
My app no longer displays the Series B Sun Salutation.
info source's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/30/18 11:53 AM
First I was disappointed that the app does not run stand alone in the Apple Watch, it only shows your progress, you must use your phone. Also there’s a problem recording workouts to the activity app. Some days no workouts will appear other days it shows as many as 6 when I’ve only done one. That said it’s easy to follow and there’s no pricey subscriptions like most of the other apps. I wish there were more workouts but for the price I can’t complain about that.
nichollspete's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/3/18 2:36 AM
1st off, this app's "beginner" level felt much too hard for a total noob like me. I had my wife join me for the first lesson on this app so she was able to help me understand what was going on. Also, I had signed up on my iPhone but ended up using the app on my ipad. Then I signed in on my iPad and lost the 2 karma points I got from doing the first session. Not a huge deal but annoying. Felt punished simply for logging in. Which is a shame because I felt rewarded for getting the 2 karma points. I wish there was more instruction and guidance but over all, this seems like a good app so far.
Bwallace1987's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/29/18 4:44 PM
Same poses and sequences over and over. Down Dog is a cheaper app that changes the practice every time and is more than just 6-8 sun salutations in a row. This may be good for beginners but not experienced yogis. Waste of money.
Kmo12345's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/27/18 4:17 PM
Love the pre-programmed routines. Love that I can add my own music. I don’t really care much about the backgrounds, but it’s cool that you can change them. I love being able to do yoga at home and that I can choose the detox, cardio, or strength versions AND 30, 45, or 60 minutes!!! I bought the Yoga Builder app too and am working on developing my own flow. Great apps!! Highly recommend for beginner to intermediate (I am not advanced so IDK what it’s like for them!)
Meriposita's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/22/18 6:18 PM
So little time but always with me at work when there is down time - I love the app
caseybeth's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/2/18 2:55 PM
I would give this 5 stars if they would add some more routines/flows. The three ones they have are great! I’m just bored with them.
The kraners's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/14/18 5:34 PM
So good for your body and mind. Practice when you can to relieve your stress. This app is what you want!
vuannielou's Review of Pocket YogaReviewed on 1/12/18 11:38 PM
I downloaded this a few weeks ago to help increase my flexibility and overall physical health. I scoured the App Store looking at the different apps and this one seemed to be the best... and it has not disappointed! I’m not a yoga expert by any means, but this app has been great in challenging my body to bend in ways I had not attempted since high school (15 years ago!). The great part about it is that I can stream the sessions on my TV through my AppleTV from my iPhone and see my progress on my AppleWatch. The “teacher” doesn’t include any chit-chat throughout the lesson like other yoga videos I’ve tried; she just says the moves as you make your way though the routine. Overall, my flexibility has increased, my stress has gone down, and I have been sleeping better. My husband thinks it is a little whacky, but intrigued nonetheless, so I’m hoping he’ll join me one day - he’s not going to have the same metabolism forever! Yogis of all levels, if you’re debating this app, get it!