Onward Facing Yoga 4+

richard gartner

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This innovative yoga app provides insightful instruction to yogis from all corners of the practice. Going beyond a single yoga system, each sequence builds on svadyaya (self-study) to help everybody discover their anatomy, energy, and mind.

Onward Facing Yoga is a free app with five sequences and full functionality. The paid version includes an additional six sequences, 11 sequences in total.

Choose a sequence that best meets your needs and abilities, then press play. You’ll be guided with accurate, easy-to-follow instructions. You can also customize your practice to fit your schedule by lengthening or shortening any sequence.

For yoga teachers: Each sequence includes a guide sheet with English and Sanskrit names of every pose and cues that tie the practice together. You can use this app as material for a class you’ve just been asked to sub for in 15 minutes or as a springboard for developing your own ideas.

The sequences are designed and led by Pittsburgh-based Richard Gartner, who cultivates an exciting independent spirit in yoga. He fosters a non-dogmatic and compassionate attitude about students' faculty and circumstances.

What’s New

Version 0.0.40

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

We're happy to announce a new sequence and improvements for 2017!

For the awesome possums who purchased the app, "Things are Looking Up: The Aurora Borealis Sequence" is for you.

The sequence is designed for those with vertigo, and anybody that needs to nourish and relax their lungs, neck and head.

—Resolved an issue where the app froze on certain phones
—General improvements and upgrades
—Fixed minor typos

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Streb0r ,

Amazing app for practicing yoga with pre-teens

My anxious and energetic 11 year old son and I have been practicing the shorter sequences in this app in the morning and before bed. There has been a noticeable impact on his focus, energy levels and mood.

The simple imagery of the postures helps you understand how to approach the pose, while the detailed cues help you make subtle adjustments to you body without looking at a screen.

The peaceful music and encouraging narration helps settle the mind and fully enjoy the practice.

Thank you dearly for making this app. I can’t wait to see how we advance together with time.


Hilikis ,

Best Yoga App so far

The instruction is very clear. I love how I can pace the poses to hold for longer and even “rewind” a pose to do it again.

This is a very high quality app and the instruction is very thoughtful with intuitive cues for alignment. Easy to understand the audio too so I’ll be sharing with my Mom.

Aumwriter ,

Essential Yoga App

Whereas many yoga apps run you through a sequence, Onward Facing guides you through the sequence with the possibility to explore your own practice.

RG has offered more information at the bottom of sequence with key points for each pose. It is also nice to have the common and Sanskrit name of each pose.
App also allows you to move ahead to next pose or other side easily if lacking time to hold full count without disrupting practice.

Namaste ~ a

App Privacy

The developer, richard gartner, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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