“Yoga and reggae are two of the utmost conscious practices—put them together and you’ve got a powerful force.”


Vancouver Now Has Reggae Yoga Classes. doyouyoga.com


Using a combination of  yoga styles and sweet reggae music with a side of dance party —reggae yoga is designed to be uplifting and positive.  Next Vancouver event is Oct 20th at One Yoga.

The classes begin with flowing, dynamic Vinyasa poses, then transition into slower Yin poses, with a break in the middle for a reggae dance party. During reggae yoga, participants are encouraged to break the “rules” of yoga, including the traditional rule of silence.

“It’s more about the feeling and the energy,” said Hoogenboom to the Province. “You want to leave here feeling positive and strong, not with your (butt) kicked and tired.”

Reggae’s generally slow tempo, heavy bass, and offbeat rhythms should appeal to yogis who like relaxing music with their practice; at the same time, reggae is definitely a little more lively than the type of music usually played in traditional yoga classes, providing interest for those who like a more “energetic” practice.