Inhale, exhale. It’s time for yoga.
You know yoga as a physically, mentally and spiritually relaxing activity that makes you strike poses and feel good about yourself. Traditionally, yoga is seen as a meditation ritual that encourages tranquility.
But now, thanks to Rage Yoga, those thoughts have been turned upside down(ward dog).
Rage Yoga is a new wave of yoga classes, defined on their website’s homepage as, “A practice involving stretching, positional exercises and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen as f***.”
Lindsay-Marie Istace, Rage’s founder, created the classes as a gateway for those who want to say “namaste” but never felt like they fit into the conventional ways of regular yoga classes.
What makes her courses different? Located in the basement of a pub, Istace gives each of her students two tickets, both good for a $4 pint of beer. She also encourages foul language, laughter and shenanigans. “If these offend you, Rage Yoga is not for you,” she writes on the site.
Once you get past the alcohol and cursing, the class starts and ends with a calming moment and is based off a Vinyasa-styled yoga, completed at a slower pace.
But before you sign up, you should know that the classes are currently located in Calgary, which is in Alberta, Canada. Don’t lose hope, though – thanks to her Kickstarter campaign that did wildly well, she’s received funding to start making online classes that will be available in the next few months. (Keep an eye out for updates and announcements classes by going to her blog.)
So once those are up and running, you’ll be able to do yoga while you nama-stay at home.
Photo by lucytoon