If regular yoga’s not your thing or you want to try something new, there are plenty of unusual yoga trends to try out, including wine yoga (where can we sign up?). Read on to discover more quirky yoga classes and retreats you’ll definitely want to sign up for.
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Wine and yoga might sound like a strange pairing, but it’s more common than you might think. Sensibly the alcohol comes after the yoga, not before, or you might get a bit wobbly! You’re bound to feel chilled out after one of these sessions.
Foundation Coffee House in Manchester, UK, runs Vino and Vinyasa classes – a yoga session followed by a glass of wine, helping to establish the trend in the UK, but you don’t need to look far to find classes in the US and further afield.
This form of yoga requires excellent balance – and the ability to swim if you fall in! Surrounded by water, this is a really calming way to start your day and makes a change from being inside a stuffy yoga studio or gym. No experience is necessary and this is a form of yoga that’s suitable for beginners or less experience yogis.
Charlene Lim of Trika will be running classes with SUP Yoga on 12 and 13 of August as part of Bristol Balloon Fiesta in Bristol, UK, or why not join a SUP yoga retreat in Crete this autumn?
We all know the Germans are fond of their beer, so it seems natural that they might try to combine it with other things. Like yoga. No, we don’t get it either, but ‘bier yoga’ it’s gaining popularity in Australia and Thailand. Beer yogis drink during the exercise and somehow manage to keep their balance and composure. You can find a number of classes in London run by Funzing, but we’re sure the craze will spread to the rest of the UK very soon.
BoxingYoga is a growing organisation with classes in the US, UK and further afield. Unlike more traditional yoga, this is more of a fitness regime than a relaxation method. A great choice if you’re looking for a more energetic workout.
Kajza Ekberg, co-founder and master coach of BoxingYoga says: “BoxingYoga systematically strengthens and stretches the entire body and offers fighters a considered approach to explore coordination, body awareness and correct posture alignment. As a result, BoxingYoga helps to drastically shorten recovery time and cultivates relaxation and muscular tension release. These are important factors in order to prevent injuries and optimise a healthy body and mindset.”
We all know laughter can give you a warm glow and boost your mood, but did you know you can also combine it with yoga? Check out Laughter Yoga UK to find events near you, or Laughter Yoga USA to find events in America.