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It’s 6 a.m., you’re up and ready to sweat. You grab your animal costume, your LED disco yoga mat and you’re off to Brooklyn’s own massive sober rave dance party where smoothies, yoga and voguing are your drugs of choice. Sounds like our usual morning! No this is not the next incarnation of Wanderlust, though [...]

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Emoga=Yoga+Emojis. If you didn’t think yoga has already jumped the metaphorical shark with its trendy combos, then wait til you hear the latest tech-savvy mashup. Welcome to Emoga, where yoga classes and poses are dictated by the little emoticons aka emojis on your smartphone. We know! You’re all like  :roll: 8-O :evil: We’re not joking [...]

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It’s summer, it’s hot out and you’re craving a cold one. But FIRST, yoga. THEN beer. There’s a class for that™ – our new catchphrase for all the crazy yoga+ everything-you-could-ever-think-of combos springing up all over the place. For instance, when you want beer AND yoga, just go to a brewery! Yoga, it’s not just [...]

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D&D Yoga: only a matter of time after Star Wars Yoga? You bet your cute little dragonassana. For the uninitiated, Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing board game you play in your basement with a 10-sided die and a bunch of your nerdy friends banning together to swing imaginary battles axes to stop the forces of [...]

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To say it’s a growing trend might be just a stretch, but this new Voga thing clearly has its appeal: Yoga+Vogueing? Because, why not? Those two words just work so well together. And all that posing. Please, you know Madonna is retroactively kicking herself in the cone-shaped boob for not making it a thing herself.

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You made me a…shadooooowboxer yogi. When it comes to what seems to be a never ending stream of yogamalgamations, boxing doesn’t really rank high on the list as most malleably harmonizing. But, hey, with yoga’s growing ubiquity at fitness centers and gyms across the country and George Foreman III’s apparent affinity for the practice (or its [...]

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Fizzy who? Physiyoga. A new-ish type of fitness program that combines physiotherapy, meditative breathing and yoga poses, which, by the way, was pretty much an underground (yet growing) hybrid until actress and Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall came out and told everyone it “saved her life.” All you Samanthas out there, take note The [...]

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Ah, the marriage of classic progressive rock, psychedelic art and modern yoga. A match made in acid trip heaven! It’s not necessarily stoner yoga, but you’ll likely feel like you’re high at Pink Floyd laser yoga class, a sensory stimulating experience dreamed up by Portland, Oregon-based Chris Calarco, who’s also previously shared the transcendental gifts of Madonna, [...]

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Speaking of the ultimate yoga class playlist, how about the sweet serenading of Metallica or the peaceful purr of Slayer or Anthrax? Welcome to Heavy Metal Yoga. “Listen to metal. Do yoga. Melt your face off in a very relaxing and healing way,” is usually what gets us on our mats, we don’t know about [...]

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