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

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Vancouver Now Has Reggae Yoga Classes. doyouyoga.com

 

Using a combination of Vinyasa and Yin yoga—a softer, more passive type of yoga in which the poses are held for several minutes—reggae yoga is designed to be uplifting and positive.  Our next event on June 13 is a special edition with Yoga on Dub,  featuring Jah9 and The Dub Treatment right from Jamaica.    Tickets here! and follow the event and get in the know with the FB event.   Jah9 is sharing Kemetic Yoga and Danielle Hoogenboom is sharing the yin yoga. The night ends with some serious music and dance party with Vancouver's  top DJ's Tank Gyal and Mandai. More Info

 

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.