©Ever wish you could completely block out the sound of cars whizzing by as you try to relax in Savasana? Or fancy a little booty shaking with your Vinyasa? Silent disco yoga may be for you.
Yes, that’s right, silent disco yoga.
I know you’re immediately conjuring up images of high school dances, but this trendy new yoga class couldn’t be further from it. Basically, yogis wear wireless headphones, which relay their teacher’s guidance as well as music, during a normal yoga class.
Since the first class in Hong Kong in 2014, silent disco yoga has transformed yoga practices worldwide, and now Sydney’s premier fitness studio Flow Athletic have brought it to Aussie shores.
Flow Athletic hosted their renowned Flow After Dark event on Wednesday 17th February and for the first time they collaborated with Silent Sounds for a silent disco yoga class. Around 200 yogis descended upon Fairground Follies (an Antique Mechanical Music Museum) for the truly unique and immersive experience, with DJ James Mack providing the live beats and yoga extraordinaire Kate Kendall leading the 90-minute practice.
“It was such an awesome night. Truly one of the best experiences in my teaching career. Electrifying. Can’t wait to do more colabs with Silent Sounds. Big things coming up!” said Kate.
The class itself is pretty straight-forward but participants found that the experience of having the instructor and music literally in one’s head enhanced the practice enormously. It feels like one-on-one private instruction, but in a less intimidating group setting. It also allows you to better observe your own practice and focus on correct alignment, without distracting ambient noises. Not to mention, transitioning from one pose to the next feels so much easier when accompanied by some funky tunes.
So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Flow After Dark events, we guarantee the next one will be bigger and better than the last.