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EkhartYoga.com provides members with high quality yoga and meditation classes by qualified, international yoga teachers. Our yoga videos have all the different styles and levels you need. Are you a beginner? This is the place to start! Are you a well-practiced yoga teacher? You’ll find tons inspiration for your next yoga class!

EkhartYoga was founded in 2011 by Esther Ekhart, Bas Paul, and Ruud Voerman. Esther and Bas started creating short, free yoga videos for YouTube in 2008 while living in Ireland. The videos became very popular over the years (more than 20,000,000 views by 2012!) and Esther received many requests for longer online yoga classes. Esther and Bas hooked up with photographer and musician Ruud Voerman, moved back to the Netherlands, and started working full-time on EkhartYoga.com to spread the love of yoga and to share Esther's knowledge with the world. By now they are supported by a lovely team to make it all happen!

This site is full of free online yoga videos, articles, recipes, tutorials, tips, yoga poses, and more. Once you have a subscription, hundreds of yoga videos on this site will be available to you—anytime, anywhere. You will be able to mark "favorite" videos, making it easier to find them in the future, and you will also be able to leave comments and feedback, which we welcome. In short, you will have an yoga studio at your beck and call.

Besides searchable videos, at EkhartYoga you can also find "programs." A program is a series of classes crafted around one theme. All of our programs are designed with a specific purpose in mind. Each one gives you an unique opportunity to improve your yoga practice in a relatively short time. We have designed programs for total beginners who don't know where to start, as well as programs for advanced yoga students and teachers, and programs for specific techniques. You will also find programs that focus on awareness and meditation.

Feel free to browse around, check out the free yoga classes, read some articles. Like what you see? Subscribing is easy and gives you instant access to every video in our growing library. We look forward to seeing you again!

Contact

Ekhart Yoga V.o.f.
Pampuslaan 15
1382JM Weesp
The Netherlands

0031 6 4755 5404

KvK: 53370578

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Terms and Conditions of Use

This website (EkhartYoga.com) is owned and operated by EkhartYoga V.O.F. (”EkhartYoga”, “Ekhart Yoga”,”we”, “our” and “us”).


Your use of this website is subject to the Terms Of Use as set out below. By accessing and using this website you agree that you have read, understood and accept these Terms Of Use.


Usage Policy
 The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. Participate at your own risk. Make sure you exercise in a light area, with enough free space around you. Wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely.


If you feel dizzy, light headed, faint or if you experience any other discomforts, stop exercising immediately and consult a medical doctor. You are responsible for your condition during your workout. Exercise within your limits. Never force or strain. Seek attention and advise as appropriate.


Before any workout you should stretch to warm up and cool down afterwards. Not warming up, cooling down and stretching properly might result in personal injury. You should avoid alcohol and drugs before practice. Also no heavy meals for two hours before workout. Keep yourself hydrated before during and after your yoga practice.


We do not recommend that you attempt any of these poses or yoga excercises without suitable experience and supervision. We offer no medical advice and you should consult a medical practitioner before attempting any excercise and particularly yoga, to ensure that you do not injure yourself. We accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of this website.


Our Privacy Policy 
EkhartYoga respects your right to privacy and we comply with our obligations under the Dutch and European data protection acts. The purpose of our Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of third party websites.
The full EkhartYoga Website Privacy Policy is detailed on our privacy page.


Intellectual Property Rights
 By using this website you agree that all the information, communications, photography, text, images, graphics, software, trademarks, trade names, logos and other materials and services on this website (the “Content”) are protected by copyright, trademark, database rights and other intellectual property laws under the national laws of the Netherlands and international treatise. All property rights, title and interest in and to the Content shall be at all times and for all purposes remain vested in EkhartYoga VOF and/or its licensors, as the case may be. You may access website and content as available: for your information and personal use, as intended trough the normal functionality of the EkhartYoga service. For streaming, 'Streaming' or 'Stream' means a contemp oraneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the internet from the EkhartYoga service to a users device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accesing website videos for any purpose or in any manner other then Streaming is expressly prohibited.


You agree not to copy, modify, download, transmit, display, distribute, perform, reproduce, licence, publish, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information contained on or forming part of this website, or otherwise use such Content of this website for re-sale, re-distribution or for any other commercial use, without the consent of EkhartYoga VOF and/or its licensors as the case may be.


Changes to the Terms of Use 
We may modify or terminate any Content on the website from time to time, for any reason and without notice or liability to any user or third party. You should check the website for changes to the Terms Of Use each time you access the website. Your continued use of the website will signify your acceptance of any revised Terms Of Use.


Links To Third Party Websites 
This website may contain links to third party websites. EkhartYoga does not own or control such third party websites and only provides links to other locations on the internet for information purposes. Access to any other website through this website is at your own risk. Your use of third party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use contained within each of those websites. EkhartYoga VOF is not liable or responsible for the accuracy of any information, data, opinions or statements on these websites or the security of any link or communication with those websites. The fact that EkhartYoga provides a link to a third party website does not mean that EkhartYoga endorses, authorises or sponsors that website.



Disclaimer

Usage Policy
 The information provided on this site is for educational purposes only. Participate at your own risk. Make sure you exercise in a light area, with enough free space around you. Wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely.
If you feel dizzy, light headed, faint or if you experience any other discomforts, stop exercising immediately and consult a medical doctor. You are resposible for your condition during your workout. Exercise within your limits. Never force or strain. Seek attention and advise as appropriate.
Before any workout you should stretch to warm up and cool down afterwards. Not warming up, cooling down and stretching properly might result in personal injury. You should avoid alcohol and drugs before practice. Also no heavy meals for two hours before workout. Keep yourself hydrated before during and after your yoga pratice.
We do not recommend that you attempt any of these poses or yoga excercises without suitable experience and supervision. We offer no medical advice. You should consult a medical practitioner before attempting any excercise and particularly yoga, to ensure that you do not injure yourself. This is particularly important if you are overweight, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions. This site may not be tailored to match your physical and mental health.We accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of this website.
While EkhartYoga uses its reasonable efforts to maintain this website in an accurate and up-to-date fashion it may contain some technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. EkhartYoga cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or omissions on this website.


Limit of Liability 
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, EkhartYoga VOF will not be liable for any loss or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the website. In no event shall EkhartYoga be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from the statements or conduct of any third party or the interruption, suspension or termination of any services, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.
Indemnity 
As a user of this website, you agree to indemnify us against any loss, damage or cost incurred by us arising out of any violation by you of these Terms Of Use. You will also indemnify us against any claims that information or materials which you submit, post to or transmit through the Site are in violation of any law or in breach of any third party right.
Disclaimer of Liability 
With respect to content available on the website, neither EkhartYoga nor any of its employees or agents makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
 Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by EkhartYoga. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of EkhartYoga, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Governing Law
 These Terms Of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Netherlands and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Netherlands. This will not prevent EkhartYoga from pursuing a claim for breach of contract, copyright infringement or otherwise in respect of these terms and conditions in any other jurisdiction throughout the world.

See our Privacy Statement

 

Privacy Statement


Your privacy is important to us and we want you to know what we do with your data when you use our site or communicate with us.


1. Introduction

At EkhartYoga we respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Dutch and European data protection acts. The purpose of this website Privacy Statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. By visiting EkhartYoga.com, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.


2. Types of Information Collected

We retain two types of information:

Personal Data
 This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, company name, address, email address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted, clipped or anonymised and telephone number. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us.

Non-Personal Data 
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our web site. This non-personal data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.


3. Purposes for which we hold your information

Non-Personal Data
 We use the non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.
Cookies 
This website uses “cookie” technology. A cookie is a little piece of text stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. You are always free to decline our cookies. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note however, that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, some of the features and services of the EkhartYoga website may not function properly.
Personal Data.
 We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:
(i) to provide you with the information or services you have requested;
(ii) to contact you if required in connection with your request or to respond to any communications you might send to us;
(iii) to send you the EkhartYoga newsletter, event alerts, information about product releases, service notifications and to communicate with you about relevant industry information and activities. This is only pertinent if you voluntarily sign up for this service.
4. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties.  We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. All information is used solely for our own internal marketing.
We may provide non-personal data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties of the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
We will disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
5. Sale of Business
 We reserve the right to transfer information (including your personal data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of EkhartYoga provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Statement and provided that the third party only uses your personal data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.
6. Security
 Your personal data is held by EkhartYoga in accordance with industry best practices. We do not store your credit card information, number, expiry date or CVV security code on our servers. To ensure optimal security, we use a third party (Ogone Payment Services) for all credit card billing. Ogone uses a PCI-DSS compliant SSL platform, secured by encryption and authentication. We take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your personal data.
7. Users under 18 EkhartYoga.com content is not directed at users under 18 years of age. When you provide information about yourself as a user, you are thus representing yourself as 18 years of age or older. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information about visitors under 18 years of age. However if we do become aware of having collected personally identifiable information from a user under 18 without consent of a parent or legal guardian, we will remove such information from our servers.
8. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data
 You also have a right to have your personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or, in certain circumstances, erased. Please forward any such requests in writing by email to info@ekhartyoga.com
9. Right of Access to Your Personal Data
 To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email us at info@ekhartyoga.com 


10. Changes to the Privacy Statement 
Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Privacy Statement, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner.
11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
 This Privacy Statement is governed by the laws of the Netherlands, and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch courts.


12. Questions or Comments 
If you wish to contact us to discuss any matter in relation to this Privacy Statement or our processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact us.


 

Write for us

We welcome submissions from the Ekhart Yoga community who are passionate about yoga and meditation and share our aims of Real Yoga for Real People.

Please take a look at our blog for an idea of our current content and style.

Content ideas

  • We are looking for quality content from specialists in yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, yoga therapy and injuries, psychology, personal development, nutrition, recipes, yoga in relation to other sports or activities, Ayurveda, and more.
  • We also like to hear personal yoga stories from our members and teacher trainees.
  • You are welcome to run ideas for content by us first to check the idea - please note this is not a guarantee that the final article will be used.

Style and tone

  • Articles will vary in length depending on the type but should be a maximum of around 1500 words.
  • We like to keep our blog fairly informal, as if you are talking to a friend. Creativity, humor and personal insights are welcome. Please use headings to break up text. We use UK English. Use single spacing after full stops.
  • Articles should be free from advertising and commercial content unless we’ve agreed otherwise.
  • If you are including links to other websites, to other pages on EkhartYoga or in your bio please include the full link in the text rather than just hyperlinks as these can get lost in some formats.
  • Please make sure your text and images stick to copyright laws. Content should be original and have not appeared elsewhere already. You are welcome to republish your article at a later date on your own website. However, please state that it originally appeared on the Ekhart Yoga blog and include the correct URL link to it.
  • If you have used one major source for your research please include details with your submission.
  • We reserve the right to edit, change images or titles and add or remove links if appropriate. We will run any major changes by you before publishing to make sure you are happy with them.
  • Include a short bio of a few lines in the third person e.g. “Esther is a yoga teacher and writer from the UK….”.  You can include one or two links e.g. to your website and Facebook page. Here’s an example of a guest writer’s bio. We make contributor pages for our regular guest writers.

Images

  • We welcome good quality images you have to go with your article. Please make sure they are copyright free and send us the source unless they are your own photos. We can also credit another photographer under the images if they’re not your own.
  • For the main picture images can either be 16:9 minimum width 1024 x height 575 pixels or square 575 x 575 pixels. We can resize larger images if you need us to.
  • Images within the body of the text should be 760 pixels in width.  

Sharing content

While we do not pay guest writers we will support you in raising your profile through promoting your work. Your content will be shared on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. We will always credit you fully. Please help spread the word by sharing on your own networks as well. We will let you know when your content will be published.

Please send your submission along with any images to yourstory@ekhartyoga.com

Thank you!

  Sept 2015

Yoga Practice

I am a beginner. What do I need to know?

Welcome to your first encounter with yoga! One reason to do yoga is that it will make you feel great. Yoga will relax and re-energize you, and it will make you stronger and more flexible.

The first thing you should know is that you should never do anything that hurts. Of course, you are going to exercise your body, so you will feel your muscles stretching, which can sometimes be a bit painful, but that generally feels like a good pain—the ache of exertion, not the warning pain of injury.

Strengthening your body can be hard work, but again, that feels different than your body trying to alert you that something is not right for you. If you feel pain, ease off: Either the pose you are practicing isn’t right for you right now or there could be something wrong with the alignment of your body. Either way, when your body tells you to stop, listen to it!

Find more on Yoga for Beginners.

Can I do yoga while pregnant?

First of all, consult your doctor. You should consult a medical practitioner before attempting any exercise and particularly yoga, to ensure that you do not injure yourself. This is particularly important if you are pregnant.

If you have never done yoga before, the general recommendation is to not start during the first three months of pregnancy, since your body isn’t used to it.

If your body is used to doing yoga, however, you can continue. There are special pregnancy yoga courses that are wonderful to keep the body healthy, flexible, and strong throughout and prepare you for birth.

We have many pre and post natal classes on our website - please click here or choose Pre/Post under Specific Use on the main videos page. 

Can I practice yoga when I am on my cycle?

Some people prefer to stop practicing yoga, and others keep going. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t practice inversions, which interrupt the downward flow. Strong twists can be uncomfortable as well. Listen to what your body tells you! A slower, more restorative practice might be beneficial.

How long does it take to feel the benefits of yoga?

You will feel some benefits immediately, such as physically feeling tension release and the body opening and muscle strengthening. The "feel good" feeling that keeps people hooked on yoga. Other benefits depend on how much you practice, and every person is different. But everybody will feel a positive change after a few weeks.

What are the benefits of practicing yoga?

Yoga has many physical benefits: It creates a flexible, toned and strong body, and it improves breathing, energy and metabolism. Yoga improves circulatory and cardiac health. It improves fitness levels, relieves pain, and improves posture.

Yoga also provides mental benefits: It makes you happier, more balanced, and emotionally calmer. It helps you relax so you can handle stress better. Yoga encourages self-confidence and helps you to focus your energy.

The spiritual benefits of yoga are also key: Yoga teaches you to be aware—aware of what is going on inside and outside of you. Yoga teaches you to be present in your surroundings and open to what is all around!

"Hug the muscles to the bones"? What does that mean?

The teacher wants you to engage the muscles. If for example it is said hug the muscles to the bones of the legs in mountain pose, it means you engage the muscles on all sides of the legs towards the bones. That actions increases strength, stability and safety around the joints.

I want to lose weight. Can yoga help me?

Yoga helps to bring the body back into balance. For example, it helps to regulate the thyroid gland, which helps to regulate your weight. When you feel balanced and positive, you are less likely to eat when it isn’t right for you, and less likely to eat what is not right for your body.

I have a medical problem. Can I still do yoga?

If you have medical issues you are not sure about, consult your doctor. We do not recommend that you attempt any of these poses or yoga exercises without suitable experience and supervision. We offer no medical advice. You should consult a medical practitioner before attempting any exercise and particularly yoga, to ensure that you do not injure yourself. This is particularly important if you are overweight, pregnant, nursing, regularly taking medications, or have any existing medical conditions.

Can I eat before yoga?

You want to have an empty stomach during a yoga session, so leave at least 2 hours between a main meal and yoga. Digestion of food requires energy, and when you do yoga after a meal, your energy goes to the muscles you’re exercising and the body can’t digest the food properly.

What is the best time to practice?

The morning is a great time to practice; you wake up stiff from the night, so opening up your body with some yoga sets you up nicely for the day.

In the evening, yoga can be a nice way to unwind.

Whenever you can fit yoga in, that’s the right time for you!

How often and for how long should I practice yoga?

Yoga is great ! Even when you practice for 1 hour a week, you will feel so much better already. For some people that is enough. Others, because they feel so good with it,  will naturally want to practice more. 

If you can practice 2 to 3 times a week, everyday if you want of course. You can practice an hour or an hour and a half when you can, but don't let unrealistic expectations stop you from practicing 20 minutes, or even 10 minutes ! When my life is busy at times I practice 20 min everyday, and that is all I need to stay balanced, strong and flexible. 

So practice how much you can, when you can. And focus and be proud of what you do, rather than focusing on what you want to do.

Is yoga a religion?

No yoga is not a religion. The history of yoga is estimated to be about 5000 years old, however there is evidence that even in earlier times people were already practicing yoga. Yoga is a philosophy and the father of the philosophy is said to be "Patanjali" . Patanjali wrote the "yoga sutra' . These scriptures provide a framework for spiritual growth and mastery over the physical and mental body.

Account and Payment

I forgot my password

Follow this link: forgot your password? and we will send you an email with a link for resetting your password.

How much is a subscription with Ekhart Yoga?

  • A monthly subscription is 12.50, your first month 1. 
    An annual subscription includes a 20% discount so it works out at 10 per month (one time fee of 120)
  • Your monthly subscription is automatically renewed each month. You are automatically rebilled about 24 hours before the end of every subscription period.
    In other words, if you sign up for a monthly subscription, a charge will automatically be placed on your credit card or PayPal account just before the end of your current subscription period.
  • You can cancel your monthly subscription in your account settings. Go to your account settings via the avatar in the upper right corner of the website. Your subscription will still be active and fully functional until the last day of your current subscription period, but please note that you are automatically rebilled about 24 hours before the end of every subscription period. So, don't wait until the last day to cancel your subscription. 
  • We do not automatically renew annual subscriptions.
  • Check out our free videos, browse around and subscribe when you're ready!

 

How do I become a subscriber?

It’s easy!

  • First, choose your plan.
  • Create your account.
  • Make the payment.
  • Roll out your mat!

How do I pay in a secure way?

You can pay online with a credit card from Visa, Mastercard and American Express, or with PayPal. 

All our credit card transactions are secure and processed by Ingenico Payment Services. We do not store your payment details on our own servers.

Visa uses Verified by Visa  for extra security when paying online.
Mastercard uses  Mastercard Securecode for added protection.

Your monthly subscription is automatically renewed each month, and you are automatically rebilled at the end of every subscription period until you decide to cancel your account.
In other words, if you sign up for a monthly subscription, a charge will automatically be placed on your credit card or PayPal account every month about 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period.

  • Make sure your card is enabled for E-Commerce transactions. Also, ensure your card has not expired.
  • Most issuers (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) don't allow automatically recurring payments with prepaid credit cards. Although it is sometimes possible to pay for the first month of a subscription, the first recurring payment will subsequently fail.
  • Make sure your PayPal account is verified and set up to enable automatically recurring payments. PayPal has different ways to verify your account , depending on the country you are registered in. Although it is sometimes possible to pay for the first month of a subscription, the first recurring payment will subsequently fail if your PayPal account isn't verified.
  • Follow these steps to become verified:
    Log in to your PayPal account.
    Click Get Verified in the Status field below your name.
    Follow the steps to complete the process.

Create a PayPal account here

If you have any questions or need help, please contact us here and we’ll get you up and running as soon as possible.
 

Can I pay with my prepaid credit card?

Unfortunately most issuers (Visa, Mastercard and Amex) don't allow automatically recurring payments with their pre-paid credit cards. Although it is possible with some prepaid cards to pay for the first month of a monthly subscription, the first recurring payment will subsequently fail.

You can subscribe for a year (we give you two months for free) or buy yourself a gift voucher for 1 up to 10 months with most prepaid credit cards.


 

I want to cancel my subscription

To cancel your subscription: log in, go to your account settings (under your avatar in the upper right corner of the homepage). On the 'subscription' tab you can cancel your subscription.

Your subscription will still be active and fully functional until the end of your current subscription period.

You are automatically rebilled about 24 hours before the end of every subscription period, so don't wait until the last day to cancel your subscription.

 

 

I want to change my payment information.

You can change your payment details in your account settings, on the 'subscription' tab. Go to your account settings via the avatar in the upper right corner of the website.

My monthly subscription wasn't renewed

If your monthly subscription wasn't renewed automatically at the end of the month, we most likely couldn't debit your credit card or PayPal account. 

To get immediate access to the videos again, just log in to your account and subscribe again. All your favourite videos, downloads and watch later videos will still be there.

Make sure your card or PayPal account is allowing recurring payments.

Prepaid credit cards:
Most issuers (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) don't allow automatically recurring payments with their prepaid credit cards. Although it is sometimes possible to pay for the first month of a subscription, the first recurring payment will subsequently fail.

PayPal:
Make sure your PayPal account is verified and set up to allow automatically recurring payments. PayPal has different ways to verify your account, depending on the country you are registered in. Although it is sometimes possible to pay for the first month of a subscription, the first recurring payment will subsequently fail.

Follow these steps to become verified:

  • Log in to your PayPal account.
  • Click Get Verified in the Status field below your name.
  • Follow the steps to complete the process.

Creditcards:
Make sure your card is enabled for E-Commerce transactions. Also, ensure your card has not expired or is expiring soon.



 

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If this does not do the trick, delete the cookies and website data from your browser:

In Chrome, go to Preferences (chrome://settings/)
Then go to History and click Clear browsing data
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De-select browsing & download history, select everything else and click clear now.

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In Internet Explorer, click Tools, and select Delete Browsing History... . 
Deselect Preserve Favorites website data, and select Temporary Internet files and Cookies 
Click Delete.

I forgot my password

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I'm having trouble playing the videos

If your video is not playing, or isn't playing as it should, please try the following;

1 Clear your website data and restart your browser.

  • Chrome: 
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  • On your iPad:
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If your browser is not updated it may cause problems with your streaming. Is your browser updated? You can find the latest updates here.

4 Check your internet speed

When your Internet connection is slow, try using the lower quality video setting. You can find the video quality button in the lower right hand corner of the video (cog icon). You have a choice of 3 options.

  1. 720P HQ (highest quality for fast Internet speeds)
  2. 720P (recommended setting)
  3. 360P (for slow/mobile Internet, this will give you lower quality video, but it may help with streaming)

5 Do you Adblock or anti-virus software?

  • Check if your anti-virus or Adblock Plus software is interfering with your video streaming.

Still having trouble?

If you're still having trouble viewing the videos, contact us and we'll do our best to help you fix the problem. Please include the following information in your email:

  1. The device you are using (laptop, desktop, iPad etc.)
  2. The system you are using (e.g. Apple, Windows, Android etc.)
  3. Your internet connection speed (take a test here)
  4. Your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc.)

Can I watch the videos on my Tablet or Mobile phone?

Yes you can, our website has a responsive design, and you can view the videos on your iPad , Android Tablet, iPhone or Android phone. Viewing video on a mobile device requires a fast internet connection, try using Wifi if you can.

We recommend using the Chrome browser on your Android tablet or phone.

EkhartYoga App

Where can I download this app?

The App iOS is available on the Apple App Store for your iPhone or iPad. 

The App for Android phones or tablets is available from Google Play

What is the EkhartYoga app for?

Our app allows EkhartYoga members to download up to 10 videos for free AND streams any video from your device to your TV using Chromecast or Apple TV. 
So no matter where you are, we can be there with you too, whether that's on top of a mountain, in your living room on your TV or even on your holiday abroad.

Can anyone use this app?

This app is for EkhartYoga members only. Becoming a member is easy and for the cost of a normal yoga class you get unlimited access to our entire library of classes for a whole month, not to mention guided programs and free downloads (via the app). You can find out more about becoming a member here

How do I log into the app?

After downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play, launch the app and when prompted, use the same login details that you use to access EkhartYoga.com. 

I can't seem to log in to the App?

Here are a few reasons why login fails:

  • You have entered the wrong email/password
  • You are attempting to login when you have no internet connection or you have mobile data disabled for this app
  • You no longer have an active EkhartYoga membership. You can check the status of your membership by in your account settings.

How do I find the classes I want to download?

We recommend that you choose your videos beforehand on the website and place them into your favorites. Your favorite list syncs up with the app so that you can easily find the videos you want.

You can also search for classes directly in the app by class title, style or by teacher.

How do I download videos onto the app?

Once you have found the video you want to download, click on the thumbnail and it brings you the video. From here you can stream it directly on your phone, send it to your TV or download the video. Click the orange download button on the bottom right of the video then choose the size of the download you would like. It should automatically start downloading.

Video size: The smallest size is good enough quality for watching on your phone but if you wish to view videos on your tablet we would recommend that you download a larger size.

How many videos can I download?

You can download up to ten classes onto your device. And the great news is that you can change those 10 anytime you want!

Where can I find my offline videos?

Simply click on the downloads symbol - an arrow pointing downwards - to find your offline videos.

Will the app use up my mobile data?

In the settings of your phone or tablet you can indicate if you want to use your mobile data for this app or not. By deactivating mobile data, you insure that this app will only use WiFi.

Once you have downloaded a video you can watch it from your device without using the internet. We recommend you search for and download videos when you are on WiFi. If you wish to leave a comment under a class or stream classes to your TV, this will take you back online.

How can I stream videos to my TV?

Please note that you need to have WiFi to stream videos to your TV. You can stream videos directly to your TV using Chromecast, Apple TV or with your Samsung smart TV. Once you have picked your video, click the streaming button (underneath the video on the left hand side) and pick your streaming device. Make sure your TV and your streaming device are turned on :)

How do I log out of the app?

Simply click on your profile picture on the top right of the screen or swipe from right to left. There you will find an option to logout of the app.

How can I tell if I have already downloaded a video?

If you have already downloaded a video you will see a delete option in place of the orange download button under the video. This is how you know the video is already in your download list!

Video Downloads Help

How do I download a video?

Follow these steps to download a video (members only):

  • Log in
  • On the Videos page, click on the video of your choice. (This will take you to the video detail page)
  • Click the 'Buy download' button
  • Pay through our secure payment system. (With credit card or PayPal)
  • Find your downloadable video under the 'My downloads' tab on the Videos page.
  • Download your video by clicking the purple download button in the video, or the download link.

    Please note that the videos will not directly download to your iPad/iPhone; use a desktop or laptop computer to download the videos and then transfer via iTunes to your iPad/iPhone.

I have downloaded a video, where did it go?

After clicking the download button in the video, your computer starts downloading the video file to your hard disk. Where it puts the video depends on the settings in your browser.

If you can not see the video file on your Desktop, please look in the 'Downloads' folder of your browser.

Firefox: Tools>Downloads
Safari: View>Show Downloads
Chrome: Window>Downloads
Internet Explorer: Press CTRL + J

Please note that the videos will not directly download to your iPad/iPhone; use a desktop or laptop computer to download the videos and then transfer via iTunes to your iPad/iPhone.

Can I download a video more than once?

Yes, if you have lost your download(s), you can download your videos again. 

  • Go to 'My downloads' on the Videos page.
  • Select your video
  • Click the button in the video or the download link to start downloading.

Please note that the videos will not directly download to your iPad/iPhone; use a desktop or laptop computer to download the videos and then transfer via iTunes to your iPad/iPhone.

How long does it take to download a video?

The amount of time it takes to download your video will vary according to the length of the video and your internet connection speed.

Below are some examples, if you want to know your download speed take a speedtest at www.speedtest.net

 

Video Length Download Speed Download Time
30 min. 1 Mbps / 0.125 MB aprox. 25 min.
60 min. 1 Mbps / 0.125 MB aprox. 50 min.
90 min. 1 Mbps / 0.125 MB aprox. 70 min.


Please note that the videos will not directly download to your iPad/iPhone; use a desktop or laptop computer to download the videos and then transfer via iTunes to your iPad/iPhone.

When I click on the purple download button nothing happens

There could be an active pop-up blocker in your Chrome browser settings.

When you click the purple download button in the video, a small white square with a red cross appears in the top right corner of your Chrome toolbar. 

Click this icon and a dropdown appears. Then click "allow ekhartyoga to use pop-ups"

Now you can download!

Please note that the videos will not directly download to your iPad/iPhone; use a desktop or laptop computer to download the videos and then transfer via iTunes to your iPad/iPhone.

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About our DVDs

Will your DVD's play in my country?

Yes, we have two different formats: NTSC and PAL.
Most countries use PAL as standard format, however most DVD players in the US for instance take only NTSC.
Therefore anyone ordering our product from an "NTSC-country" will by default receive a DVD in NTSC format.
Shipments to PAL countries will receive a PAL DVD

Are these DVDs suitable for beginners?

If you are a complete beginner, the short answer is no. However If you have done some basic beginners classes, or our beginners series, you should have no problem!

DVD Delivery and Postage

All DVD's are posted using Standard Post from the Netherlands. As a rough guide estimated delivery times to certain locations are: 

• Europe – 2/5 Working days
• US – 5/10 Working days
• Rest of the World – 7/14 Working days

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