Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you see sometimes you Yogi just Hypnotizes me...
So as you have probably guessed we're a group of weirdos at Nourishing focus and like to do things that are different.
Continuing are weirdness last night we headed down to Yoga 213. Now although we do appreciate the meditative and healing principles of traditional yoga we would be lying if we didn't say this was the BOMB (insert sizzling emoji).
Think snoop dog meets peppermint tea.
Yoga 213 has created classes that are set to your favorite hip hop and RnB tracks. We find this mix perfect as during normal yoga (silence) we struggle. We love a good belly laugh, to tap our feet to the bass and to be honest can't concentrate to the sound of our own thoughts.
The 2 main styles are:
Perfect for beginners, this class focuses on a Vinyasa slow flow sequence with emphasis on breath and alignment. The music is set to a quiet beat of uplifting and relaxing reggae, acoustic, folk and old school r’n’b. Think the Marleys, Fleetwood Mac, Jurassic 5, Jill Scott and James Vincent McMorrow. We leave the last 10 minutes of this class for inversions like the headstand and the handstand. This is a great class to learn the basics as well as the trickier poses
This class focuses on fluid Vinyasa flow holding postures set to loud Hip Hop music and is recommended for advanced Yogi’s but welcome to all levels. Highlighting the Flow, this class works the entire body with an emphasis on arms, legs and core. The music is set to a loud beat ranging from old and new hip hop, acoustic, electronic and reggae. Think Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z, R.Kelly and Frank Ocean. In the last 10 minutes we turn the music down and start to relax, finishing with a 5 minute Savasana. The teacher is there as a guide for your personal practice and we encourage all variations and extensions that you may like to take!
Last night we checked out the Hip hop lead by the incredible Tarin Calmeyer, who can drop it like its hot into any yoga inversion you can think of (wowzers). We really enjoyed this class and even got to have a few minutes freestyle (trying headstands and balanced poses that tickled our fancy).
|Tarin ^^^ she rocks|
We are definitnely keen to head back (745am tomorrow to be precise) and would definitely recommend it to anyone new to yoga, old to yoga, loves a beat or fears the potential of silence.
Nourishing Focus' inner Yogi's