If you don’t know your Shavasana from your Vinyasa, this one’s for you.
We lust after yogis on Instagram and are continuously amazed by their flexibility, but there’s something about humming in chorus that makes us giggle. Yep, we are the ‘anti-yogi’ who probably won’t walk into a quiet class any time soon.
However, there are some inventive yoga teachers out there who’ve creating great yoga fusion classes. Some even include listening to Beyoncé in your downward dog. And for real, it doesn’t does get better than that.
Keen? Here are the best yoga classes for the anti-yogi.
Address: 6 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 2066
Professional dancer Nickie Hanley created this class, which brings the liveliness of dance and music to the practice. From Michael Jackson to David Bowie – not to mention, some A+ house tunes – this class is a perfect introduction to yoga.
Address: 54 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
Using silks to suspend oneself in mid-air, anti-gravity yoga is an experimental way to get in your morning stretches. It’s adrenalin-boosting on a few levels and will help you let go and loosen up.
Addresses: Various locations around Australia
Xtend Barre brings together elements of ballet, pilates and yoga. Focused on fitness, the class is unlikely to involve much of what the non-yogi might call ‘waffle’. Instead it’s an energy filled class with a certain ‘zen’ filling the room. You’ll get it when you go.
Hot Yoga Flow 32 degrees
Address: 14 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
This one is for everyone who worries about fainting in Bikram yoga. Slightly cooler, Hot Yoga Flow is perfect for beginners because it gets the muscles warm and supple for the multiple poses. It promotes body and breath becoming one, and can even boost cardiovascular strength.
Women’s Only Naked Yoga
Address: 3/ 228 Main St, Osborne Park WA 6017
This one is for the exhibitionists. Naked yoga features simple restorative movement and meditation. It’s a time to embrace one’s own “wobbly bits, cellulite and parts of ourselves that we may not love”. The liberated class is held in a candlelit room with nothing but total love and support.
Address: 1/5 Lamington St, Brisbane City QLD 4005
Yeezy, Drake and Beyonce blare out of the speakers as you “sweat, move and groove through your flow”. Sign. Us. Up.
Maybe we will buy that extra pair of Lulu Lemons, after all. It’s an investment, right?
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