Yoga Challenge - Everything You Need to Know

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The PATHFINDER Yoga Challenge is meant as an adjacent practice to extend the roster’s ability to sustain the high mileage and challenging workouts required in the PATHFINDER Ruck Training programming. Yoga is an excellent practice for creating a healthier, more flexible and balanced body that is also better able to sustain minor injuries.


This Challenge is a separate and unique Challenge, not to be confused with the Pre/Post Miles Yoga Challenge. This Challenge’s requirements are the same for Forward, Endure and Advanced Programs.

  • 9 x :45 minutes full body yoga class that can be included at any time
  • Any beneficial physical movement of yoga, including, but not limited to, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial, Hot, Bikram and Power to Yin and Hatha are acceptable practice disciplines. Pilates is also an approved discipline.
  • The :45 minute yoga class is a standard, commonly found practice in both in-person yoga studios, as well as online via free websites like YouTube or paid subscriptions like Peloton, Alo, ROMWOD and others. While we encourage rosters to find a studio to practice in, PATHFINDER has a list of potential yoga options for rosters who feel they need a path to get started and can be found below. You can try a free ClassPass trial with 20 bonus credits* to use at a variety of yoga studios and gyms near you.

Program Challenge Requirements

  • Life, Forward, Endure, Advanced: this is an approved Challenge for these PATHFINDER programs.
  • Advanced: OCALA, Compete, Horizon, Stirling: This is not a currently an approved Challenge.

YOGA CHALLENGE Suggested Options for a free, online practice

This list is not comprehensive and are vetted suggestions only. If you have any recommendations for additional videos to suggest, please let us know! We have attempted to suggest a wide variety of practices with both men and women instructors for the largest possible audience. This listing is not meant as an endorsement of any YouTube channel's product or service.

Total Body Yoga - Deep Stretch | Yoga with Adriene

Yoga for Guys - All Level Yoga | (40 minutes, so continue stretching for another five minutes)

45-Minute Total Vinyasa Flow | Two Birds Yoga

Deepen & Flow | Yoga with Adriene

Yoga for Men - Tight Hips Yoga Flow |

Total Body Yoga | Sean Vigue Fitness

45 Minute Slow Flow Yoga - Beginner Full Body Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga with Cassandra

45 Minute Everyday Vinyasa Yoga Flow | Lululemon

Basic Guys Yin Yoga | Revive N Thrive

Whole Body Therapeutic Yoga Flow | Revive N Thrive

45 Minute Beginner Vinyasa Flow | Two Birds Yoga

45 Minute Stress Relief Yoga for Beginners | Yoga with Cassandra

Detox Yoga Fusion 1: Upper Body Yoga Workout

Shakti Power Flow | Yoga with Adriene

Full Body Workout | Body By Yoga

Yoga for Self Discipline | Yoga with Adriene

Full Yin Yoga for Men | Revive N Thrive

Restorative Yoga | Total Body Routine | Man Flow Yoga



  • Meditation practice, while soothing and beneficial, is not included in this Challenge. We do encourage all rosters to explore the many varieties of meditation for overall well-being.
  • While TaiChi, Qigong and other ancient mind-body movements are soothing, they are not in line with the physical requirements yoga represents, and are considered more of a meditation practice. These disciplines are not approved for any PATHFINDER Yoga Challenges.

YOGA CHALLENGE Additional Notes:

Yoga is classified as an integrated practice of stretching and gentle movement, breath control, and the adoption of specific bodily postures for health and relaxation.

Yoga is an acceptable workout for all PATHFINDER requirements (as are all workouts), but as is written in the opening paragraph, this Challenge is part of an adjacent practice. This Challenge is meant to be an add-on to your program so to 'double dip' -- counting the workout as both a workout and a portion of this Challenge diminishes the overall benefit of adding yoga to a more strenuous program.

Low back pain and shoulder injuries can be contraindicated in strenuous yoga. Please contact Amy Petersen at with any specific questions. However, most gentle yoga practices are fully acceptable with most body limitations. As always, with everything you do, if something hurts, stop and see a physician if pain intensifies or lingers.

Challenge Restrictions

  • Ruck safely. Communicate your route and estimated times to another individual/party who can alert
  • YOU MUST COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND RESTRICTIONS. DO NOT TRESPASS. If you are in doubt contact facility management for a clear understanding of access to and usage of any facility’s property. PATHFINDER assumes no liability whatsoever for any actions taken by a PATHFINDER roster.

PATHFINDER assumes no responsibility or liability for any injuries, damages or death. A roster assumes all risk associated with their participation in any and all PATHFINDER programming.



        • Also wondering about ROMWOD. There are the 45 min sessions and then with the shorter 20-odd minute session, maybe a short ruck to get total time up to 45 minutes could be accepted?

          As far as I know ROMWOD is based on Yin Yoga. If we can get clarification on the above it would be great. Thx!

          Jaco du Plessis
        • Could Kelly Starrett’s ROMWOD ( be considered as a yoga workout?
          On this service you can choose a 45 min total body mobility routine.
          Just a thought.

          Luis Mario Rodríguez
        • does each session count towards workouts as well?

        • is good too.

          Jonathan Hayes
        • Understood

          Kyle Jenkins

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