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Metal Yoga: classical vinyasa meets metal music

Jul 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Classical yoga meets melodic metal, doom, drone, and dark ambient music. Inspired by a bunch of fellow freaks who asked for a yoga class they could groove with, Metal Yoga saw its inception at the Lovecraft Bar in Portland, OR, and has since moved north to Seattle. In this unique class we practice real yoga while reaching meditative states, guided deeply inward by the heavy vibrations of such bands as Mournful Congregation, Asunder, Velnias, Spectral Lore, and Wolvserpent.

Classes usually feature one band or album and are an Ashtanga-inspired powerful vinyasa flow. Other classes include Chandra Namaskar -The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud, in which lesser-known, more relaxing and receptive sequences are explored to the weird and sinister tones of this female-fronted occult band. This class is scheduled at times of the full or new moon, or eclipse.

The music for these classes is chosen carefully as we really love metal! Atmospheric, ambient, and truly heavy bands are preferred (pop pseudo-metal and its ilk is eschewed entirely). Funeral doom, Cascadian metal (local to the Pacific Northwest), obscure, esoteric, and cutting-edge bands that lend themselves to actually calming the brainwaves of genuine metalheads are some of the favorites.

The class is an opportunity to enjoy darkly beautiful music, but the concentration is definitely on the yoga. Most classes consist of ashtanga-inspired vinyasa, or power yoga. We focus on breathing, bandhas, alignment, and proper action while performing classical yoga asanas. Classes are challenging and rigorous but are appropriate for all levels, and beginners are always welcome. Vigorous vinyasa is balanced with soothing restorative work and seated breathing and meditation practices.

All levels, beginners welcome!

As class dates are subject to change, please contact metalyogaseattle@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Visit metalyogaseattle.com for more information. Lia Leilah has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga for over a decade. To learn more about her, visit nomadashtanga.wordpress.com


Jul 3, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lia Leilah


Artspace Mt. Baker Lofts Community Room
2915 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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