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Published on February 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Heavy Metal Yoga. Wait–What?

If you’ve ever attended a standard yoga class, you’ll know that there’s often a certain style of music played in the background. But then some people in Massachusetts thought “Why not try something different?”

The Satanic Temple in Salem–yes, the site of the infamous witch trials–is about to launch Black Widow Yoga. The description on their Facebook page says that they’re pursuing an independent yoga concept that favours metal instead of “traditional yoga music.” Participants pay $15 for an hour.

Inspired by other non-traditional yoga classes such as Metal Yoga Bones in Brooklyn NY, Tina of Black Widow Yoga aims to challenge your understanding of what yoga means to each individual and encourages every outsider to harness the energy within that truly connects to doomy and dark music.

So what might one expect? Something like this.




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2 Responses to Heavy Metal Yoga. Wait–What?

  1. Matt says:

    The few times I’ve chosen to endure a spin class, I’ve wondered whether there would be a market for a spin class that played punk and metal rather than the top 40 dance tracks they usually prefer. Maybe this will answer that question…

  2. Charles says:

    This is awesome! I am a yoga teacher and play heavy metal drums. I never thought to include heavy metal music in my class.

    However I did write a yoga music album that does include some darker tracks. for example “Shadow Master”
    http://itunes.apple.com/album/id972747735?ls=1&app=itunes

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