Join YogaIowa on Instagram for our heart-centered February yoga challenge

Follow our February Yoga Challenge led by General Manager, Ally Thompson, shown here in Frog Pose — photo by Jav Ducker

There’s nothing wrong with a little competition, and in yoga, as in most disciplines worth pursuing, the greatest competitor you will face is yourself. Yoga challenges can be the perfect way to hold yourself to daily yoga practice, learn something new, chat with your fellow yogis and even claim a few prizes in the process.

YogaIowa is hosting the Open Heart Challenge over the month of February. The challenge begins on Feb. 1, and prize winners will be crowned in early March. Heart-centered postures will be posted to Instagram all 28 days by @yogaiowa_magazine and co-hosts. These daily asanas are designed to encourage vulnerability, compassion and restoration as we battle winter blues: chest-opening lunges, backbends, twists and poses that allow us to move slowly with our breath.

Follow Our Co-hosts

Kelly Harris @subtle.bliss
tapas yoga shala in the Quad Cities

Tiffany Thomas @tiffanyth0mas
Power Life Yoga in Des Moines

Julia Theisen @julia_bodyandsoul
Body & Soul in Dubuque

Participate by following the hosts and sponsors on Instagram, tagging them on your posts and sharing your challenge photos with the hashtags #IowaOpenHeartChallenge and #YogaIowa.

Every day you post, you’ll be entered to win prizes from our sponsors!

1st Prize: A yoga mat from Manduka
2nd Prize: Red Piglet apparel
3rd Prize: Aura Cacia Roll on Chakra Oils

Keep an eye out for more YogaIowa challenges in 2018. Interested in hosting or sponsoring a challenge yourself? Email

This article was originally published in YogaIowa’s Winter 2018 issue.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated to reflect a change in challenge hashtags and clarify participation details.


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