We’ve been freaked out before by cemetery yoga…yes yoga in a graveyard! But never had our little horrified imaginations ever wandered to the thought of…funeral home yoga? But wait, it’s for death meditation, part of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, so of course confronting and meditating on death adjacent to an embalming room all makes sense! *shutter*
Brooklyn’s Ava Gerber had the nerve (of steel?) to snap up a vacant funeral home down the road from her local haunt Lucky Lotus Yoga, for the dead on locale:
“You couldn’t really do effective death meditation unless you were in a funeral home,” said Gerber, who has owned Lucky Lotus Yoga since 2005 and relocated from a location a few blocks away early this year. “Who would come to a death meditation in a regular studio?”
We certainly enjoy ourselves a relaxing savasana (corpse pose) but we’re mayybe not quite ready to chant amongst the dead! (note: there aren’t actually any physical dead people there anymore, as far as we know).