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WTF Happened to the 30 Day Yoga Challenge?!

I had an announcement I wanted to share with you all. I didn’t anticipate having to make one, but I’ve gotten a zillion emails about this in just a couple days, so for those of you who asked what happened to some of my videos, here goes:

This will probably only mean something to those of you who knew me from the 30 Day Yoga Challenge from back in the day, but just a quick refresher… A few years ago, we at Bad Yogi decided to create a 30-Day Yoga Challenge and share it on DoYouYoga’s platform. Hundreds of thousands of you have accepted that challenge since and as many of you know, that led to a follow-up project in partnership with DYY. This was awesome for the time, but I thought you should know that Bad Yogi and DYY have decided to part ways and will no longer be affiliated. Please know that there is no bad blood between us, we’ve just reached a point where our individual goals no longer align. We’re growing in very different directions, and it’s not possible for us to maintain the same type of relationship anymore.

Here’s what that means for you:
– The 30 Day Yoga Challenge is moving so you may have noticed it’s currently unavailable. That will change soon, so stay tuned for more news there! It’s not gone forever 🙂
– If you purchased anything through DYY over the past couple of years (backing the Kickstarter, MyYogaPro, etc), you’ll still have access to that stuff, so no worries there.

As I said, this is a drama-free situation, so it’s all good news. No sad feelings or bad blood, I just wanted you to have the full picture if you’re looking for videos and wondering WTF 😉

Bad Yogi is our sole endeavor and understandably, 100% of our efforts will always have to lie here. This is and always has been my biggest passion and I only want the best of myself to be invested here with all of you.

I’m here for questions if you need as usual!

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43 Comments

  1. Megan Reddix

    Megan Reddix

    August 5, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for the DoYouYoga 30 day challenge! I am so glad I found you that way. I’m so glad to hear that there is no bad blood and that the challenge will come back soon. I loved sharing it for people just starting out!

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    Whitnj

    August 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Hi Erin! Thank you for the 30-day yoga challenge. Will it still be available for free when it comes to your site? That was one of the first video challenges for me, and I loved going back to it when I get stuck in a rut. Thank you!

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      Erin Motz

      August 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

      It’ll be returning, I’m just waiting to announce it until we have dates nailed down, AND it’ll always be free 🙂

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        Whitnj

        August 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm

        Awesome! Thank you!

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        Kasey

        August 8, 2016 at 11:26 am

        Thanks Erin! As a 59 year old, I loved the way you eased me into Yoga, and gave me options when my body just needed to go a little slower. I await the reappearance!

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        Sandra Van Eenoo

        August 10, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Thanks!!!!

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    Kathy Rojas

    August 5, 2016 at 11:31 am

    The 30 Day Yoga challenge was how I got into yoga. I was sitting on my yoga mat and typed “Yoga” on YouTube, because I didn’t know how else to get started. Your 30 Day Yoga Challenege was the first video to show! Your friendly face made me check it out and I have been following your yoga routines ever since. I’m glad they’re not gone forever though! Looking forward to more yoga.

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      Rosanne

      August 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      My exact story! Erin was the only non-overwhelming, pretentious one 😛

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        Gary Shoup

        August 6, 2016 at 5:04 pm

        My story too! Erin, your 30-day challenge was my intro to Yoga and I’ve been SO grateful every since! THANKS!
        Gary

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    Magali Value

    August 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Hi erin,

    I had bought a Warrior pass from MyYogaPro before it moved to Doyou yoga, what will happen to that content ? Will it stay with Doyou yoga or move elsewhere ?

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      Erin Motz

      August 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      that’ll stay with DYY and you’ll still have access, so no worries 🙂

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        Emmanuelle

        August 6, 2016 at 7:29 am

        Hello,
        Do you mean it will be back? as I can see it is not there anymore in DYY…
        Thank you

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    Regina

    August 5, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing. The 30 day yoga challenge helped me introduce yoga to my 4 year old and he loves it!. Can’t wait for it to be back.

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    Ken Kauffman

    August 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Oh thank goodness. I agree. I’ve been a bad yogi nowfor 2 years all thanks to Erin’s 30 day. It was the first one I tried. I’ve tried others but no one teaches like Erin.

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    Heather

    August 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Oh no! Day 30 is my go to video!
    The find chair/boat still makes me grin.
    That is how I found you too!
    I will keep an eye out for the future post.
    Thank you for all that you have done and all the time you have given! Time is one of the best gifts you can give another.
    -30 dayer/byer

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    fatguyyoga

    August 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I hope it’s back soon I’m on day 18 and I really want to finish it up!

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    Joanna

    August 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    So glad it’s coming back 🙂 I do day 25 aaaaall the time and was so sad when I logged in yesterday and it was all gone! Good news :))) xx

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    Michelle (Tampa)

    August 5, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Erin – thanks for letting us know.
    FYI – there is a link for your 30 day challenge but it takes you to a 30 day challenge with Adrienne.

    Someone is definitely trying to capture your audience…but they can never replace you :).

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      Erin Motz

      August 6, 2016 at 4:59 am

      really? do you happen to have the link?

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        Jen

        August 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm

        If you search YouTube for “erin motz 30 day yoga challenge” there are about six playlist from other teachers that pop up with “erin motz 30 day yoga challenge” as the hyperlink title.

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    Teresa Lacy

    August 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    PHEW! I thought I was losing it. Went looking for the 30-Day Challenge the other day.
    Looking forward to practicing with you again!

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    Katarzyna

    August 6, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Uff, good to know! Those videos are my favourite and it would be a huge loss if they disappeared forever 🙂 thank you Erin for your good energy! 🙂

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    Darlene Branson

    August 6, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Your 30 day challenge is awesome and I do it often, the length of each session fits in nicely with my daily routine. I LOVE how you make yoga inclusive for every body and level, you are a big reason I’ve been able to find peace in my hectic journey in life. Thank you!

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    Sarah

    August 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    The 30 day challenge was my first yoga experience and now I teach! Love that you made it available. Thank you 🙂

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    Whitney W.

    August 6, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Glad to hear that they will be coming back. You were the first person to make yoga accessible to me. I didn’t feel like I had to be perfect from the start (like I did every other time I tried) and your attitude was amazing.

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    Allie

    August 7, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Omg the 30 day yoga challenge was how I started doing yoga! Can’t believe I found it almost 3 years ago now… Was bored one day with my friend and we searche for yoga on YouTube and found you! Still do the videos every once in a while so glad they will be up elsewhere! Thinking about finding those videos just makes me want to thank you for making yoga seem less intimidating, I did those videos for over a year and eventually worked up the courage to start taking classes at a studio that I now love and have met some axing people through it. Thanks so much for doing those videos because honestly started yoga a few years ago has helped me so much through some hard times in the past few years!

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    Niki

    August 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Hi Erin!
    I am a little bit sad now, because your 30 days yoga challenge was my first meet with yoga, only a few weeks ago, so I could not finish it because it disappeared from youtube. I am really waiting for that we get back it somehow. It is important for me to prove to myself that I can do this for 30 days.
    On the other hand very big thank you for your work I am sure it is a great help for all of us who follow you!!!

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    Mike

    August 8, 2016 at 6:40 am

    man i am gutted, was really looking forward to re-doing the 30 day challenge 🙁 it was sooo goooood!!!

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      Mike

      August 8, 2016 at 6:41 am

      unfortunately yoga with adrienne does not feel the same…

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    Sue Angles

    August 8, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Love yuh Erin – Ms. BAD YOGI – trust you and know ‘things happen – things change’. Been with you for some years now and I’m staying right there.
    We know you’re there for us and we’re sticking by you.
    Love Soos xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    kat

    August 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    To this day I still send people who want or Yoga in their lives to the 30 day Challenge. When the new location for the vids come out will send them all there.

    Thank you for the info.

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    James R III

    August 11, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Thank You for the 30 day Challenge. It is such a great way to get into yoga and like a bad yogi earlier i do day 25 all the time to start my days. Cant wait for it to come back.

    Keep rocking.

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    Jenni

    August 11, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hi Erin,

    Really glad to hear they aren’t gone forever. I’m wondering if there’s any kind of rough ballpark they will be back? I had gone to do them today as I’m easing back into exercise from an injury and was devestated to find them gone! But appreciate you’re in the midst of changing things up so thought it was at least worth asking. Are we looking at a long time, or just a few weeks or somewhere in the middle?

    And thank you for creating such an awesome group of videos for all of us.

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    Emmet

    August 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Any ETA on when the videos will be back up?

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    Crystal

    August 23, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Erin,

    Will you email the Bad Yogi club with an update once the 30 day yoga challenge has moved?? I was talking to someone about doing PBYP, but I really think she ought to do the 30 day yoga challenge first before diving into PBYP since she hasn’t done much yoga in the past. It’s nice to get used to the lingo and learn the basic poses.

    Thank you!

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    Ness Young

    August 24, 2016 at 5:01 am

    The removal of the 30 day programme also brought me to your site. I wondered if there was any chance of it reappearing as I am also new and after 4 days or so felt it was perfect but then it was taken off line. The new one is not quite the same.

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    AZ

    August 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I am so glad to hear that these videos aren’t gone. I loved so many of them. I was sad to look today and find they were no longer on doyouyoga. I look forward to finding out where they can be found! I do hope you will email the bad yogi club when they are available again so I can promptly bookmark their new location.

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    Sarah

    September 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Erin Motz is the best! So miss you at DYY!! Can I have the 30 day challenge back? 🙁

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    Sadie P

    September 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I emailed DYY to ask about the 30 day challenge & when it would be back up. It doesn’t sound like they have plans to put it back online:
    “That old challenge was 3 years old and Erin and the DYY team decided it was time to move on. Thus, our new 30 Day Challenge teacher, Jessica Rose. All the other Erin Motz videos are here to stay.”
    Hopefully, DYY will either change their mind or the representative that emailed me has bad information.

    In the mean time, I did find the videos on archive.org:
    https://archive.org/details/30dayyogachallenge

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      Clora

      September 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you Sadie P for the link. I have been dying to do the Day 13 video and I find this one extremely beneficial for me.

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    Angela M.

    October 5, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Sadie P you are awesome! I’ve been searching for these and am so happy I can do them again! Erin is the best and I can’t quite get used to other instructors. Best day ever!!

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    Annette Montalvo-Rivera

    December 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I had decided to get into yoga and remembered your challenge on DYY for an hour I searched on YouTube I knew what some of the videos looked but could not remember your name, then I searched DYY I knew thats where I had seen it before but to no avail so i thought i was losing my mind (well whatevers left anyway lol) finally was able to find it on YouTube. But after reading this now I know i wasn’t crazy.

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    amber

    June 6, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I have been trying to log in to my yoga pro, I purchased a pass way back when and have lifetime access, however, I cannot log in, I have tried resetting my password based on my username and my email address, I never receive the password reset email, I have also contacted support on the website but never hear anything back. Can you help me?

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