Heavy Metal and Yoga Mix in Black Yoga

YO)))GA_Logo_purpleThe Village Voice profiles Kimee and Scott Massie, whose “Black Yoga” class trades New Age soundscapes for heavy metal, stoner rock and more:

This is Black Yoga, a take on the ancient Indian practice/frequent girlfriend bonding ritual for those who “get bored with the sound of birds and waterfalls,” says Kimee, who concocted the class with her husband Scott (vocalist of a thrash band called Storm King). The room is dark, the new-age talk kept to a minimum, and the soundtrack a mix of trip-hop, industrial rock and doom metal.

“I don’t think of it as better or worse than your typical yoga class–just different, for a different crowd,” says Kimee (who also teaches more a traditional class at a suburban health spa).

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12 Comments on "Heavy Metal and Yoga Mix in Black Yoga"

  1. DeepCough | Oct 23, 2013 at 10:38 pm |

    This tune is great for aligning my chakras.


  2. Oh man, Dark Buddha Rising is pretty fantastic. I want.

  3. Calypso_1 | Oct 24, 2013 at 2:38 am |

    Even among the Raksasha there are devotees of Dharma.

  4. oh you mean, we don’t have to confine ourselves to one tiny subgenre of ambient music? >.> you’re blowing my mind man.

  5. Earthstar | Oct 24, 2013 at 10:58 am |

    This is just sad. Let’s do yoga on bath salts now too.

  6. jasonpaulhayes | Oct 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm |

    Okay this next position is called the Downward Cerberus… begin with a Primal Scream and follow by bending over backwards and climbing the walls as you spew black tar vomit. You could just do a Baphmetis Meditation and go for a hike in the woods, works for me.

    Or … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnaClnVnj_c

  7. Mike Notlisted | Oct 25, 2013 at 4:53 am |

    What most people call Yoga these days is not Yoga. It is just a physical workout.While I listen to a few of the bands mentioned in this article, I don’t find anything about this to be interesting. Just some people who listen to Doom and Drone playing music they prefer listening to in a workout class. More power to the fat asses if they want to get in shape I guess.

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