the future sound of yoga

Australia's future sound of yoga
When it comes to yoga, we like to go trend-spotting every now and then. (Witness our picture from a recent anti-gravity yoga). Some may see these types of classes as contamination in the yoga pool, others as evolution. We say switching up the routine and trying something new is the way to go. (Yoga is like crème brulée: divine and perfect just the way it is but sometimes you just want to try that crazy new dessert, right?)

the future sound of yoga

If you're craving something a little different, look no further than Sydney's own yoga-dance fusion: The Future Sound of Yoga: "The movements are a combination of traditional yoga poses and free-form dance. A live DJ creates the soundtrack, which is drawn from electronic dance music (e.g. Ambient, Trip Hop, Progressive, Tech House) and atmospheric band/artist albums (e.g. Bjork, Sigur Ros, Radiohead)." We call it electronica-induced bliss.

who's behind the future?

Matt and Angel met at a Chemical Brothers show at Glastonbury in 2005. The rest is history. They have very different backgrounds (she studied dance in London, entered the advertising world and then quit to teach yoga; he studied philosophy at Oxford) but their love of music drew them together. Now they're bringing their passion on the road, hosting one-of-a-kind events, freeing people to lose themselves in music while breaking a sweat. They've relocated to Australia but this summer they'll be at the Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong (June 11) and at the Life Centre in Islington (London, England - June 27; July 2 & 9).

the future is a complimentary yoga mix

If you're dying to experience The Future Sound of Yoga without the airfare and jetlag, check out their complimentary playlist (a seamless, 60-minute DJ mix for yoga) available to download on their site. Matt has meticulously crafted the mix for your practice, whether you're at home or a teacher in the studio. It's a great thing to have in your back pocket if you've got plans to travel this summer and you plan on sweating on the road. I've been enjoying it while writing this and yes, I may have gotten out of my seat to do a little Thom Yorke impersonation now and then. I confess.

Our educators in Australia are big fans of The Future Sound of Yoga. After talking to Matt and Angel and enjoying the playlist, we can see why. Maybe it's time to book a flight to Sydney. We can't think of a better way to burn off some crème brulée - no, make that a hot jam doughnut. What yoga trend is next on your menu?

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Hi there! I went to a SMY session at lulu Square One this past Victoria day weekend where we practiced mixed flow yoga with the addition of music and drumming. There was a bit of dance too as we were moving and grooving in certain postures but it was something totally new for me and a great experience! In a strange way the music helped to create focus (quiet down the thinky-brain and get the yogi-brain going more) it was really cool! Time to head to Sydney :)

Comment by Anil N. Singh — June 2, 2011 @ 10:05 am

Can’t wait to get my hands on this! My yoga routine on will get that much better!

Comment by Greta — June 2, 2011 @ 11:44 am

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to give it a listen.

Comment by Andrew — June 2, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

FSY is an unbelievable experience! It was one of my favourite classes while I was in Sydney, and if any of you ever get the chance to try it for yourself, you’ll see what I mean! Angel is an amazing teacher, and the class is unlike anything else I’ve ever tried. Angel, Matt – you guys know you would sell out every event if you came to Canada, right?

Comment by Desirae — June 4, 2011 @ 8:53 am

Incredible. I’m starting off Monday morning with this mix. And that makes the week ahead look pretty sweet from the start. Thank you for sharing Future Sounds! And welcome back, Elissa!

Comment by erin @ well in l.a. — June 5, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

I went to this a few weekends ago in London and can’t recommend it highly enough – such a freeing and fun experience and a great way to meet fellow yogis!!

Comment by Stephanie — July 7, 2011 @ 3:22 am

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