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Five Quirky Yoga Styles You Should Try



Without a doubt there’s a yoga studio around the corner from your apartment — whether it’s ashtanga, hatha, or sweat-it-out power yoga. But have you considered trying those unusual classes that go outside the normal sun salutations? Take for consideration these five weird or otherwise unconventional styles of yoga. Get wacky with your yoga practice!

Doga

Austin Doga – Austin, TX

Take downward dog to the next level by bringing your dog to yoga with you! “I have been taking my dog for two years to do doga with Nicole. The classes relax and restore and help you connect with your dog. It is a special way to bond.” – Kaitlin H

Heavy Metal Yoga

Yoga Vibe – Rochester, NY

An open vinyasa flow class set to loud music, which also emphasizes pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. The alternative way to stress relief! Plus, it’s taught by a badass yoga teacher covered in tattoos who makes the whole class feel comfortable regardless of your level of practice.

Broga

Broga Yoga LLC – Boston, MA

This yoga studio gears their classes toward men, taking away that intimidation factor that often comes with a new fitness routine. “Right away, I loved how the instructors explained the poses. As I’ve improved and become familiar with the poses, I find that I enjoy the slower pace, as it allows me to work on my form.” – Jake W

Laughter Yoga

Yoga Matrix Studio – Orlando, FL

Also known as hasya yoga, laughter helps to relieve stress so incorporating it into yoga practice through breathing techniques and adding playfulness to the class. “The serene calmness from within the studio masks the hustle and bustle of the outside area. They offer a variety of classes weekly for all ages and skill levels. Laughter yoga classes are one of my favorites.” – Sherry D

Nude Yoga

Naked Yoga For Men – San Francisco, CA

In naked yoga, you’re able to move more freely with the absence of clothes, which also helps you to gain more body acceptance. “For those who might be concerned about it, the atmosphere is not sexual at all… the instructors are all gifted and top-notch, with each having a different style and something special to offer.” – Don B
Happy National Yoga Month, yogis! Namaste.

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