I Tried the “Yoga With Adriene” 30-Day Challenge...and Failed

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It’s not Adriene. It’s me. As a 2021 wellness experiment, I tried the 30-Day Yoga Journey from YouTuber and yoga teacher Adriene Mishler. My editor insisted I needed to finish the whole thing to write about it from a more informed position. And yet, I failed. Spectacularly.

Type "yoga" into YouTube — the go-to place for free workout classes — and Yoga With Adriene is the first search result. The channel has around 9.5 million subscribers and features Adriene in generally short classes — 30 minutes or less — that are both approachable for total beginners but can also be incorporated into more advanced yoga practices.

This is the seventh year that Adriene has designed and produced a 30-day challenge course in which, for a month, she drops a class a day and challenges viewers to take the journey and grow as yogis with her.