The 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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