Yoga Spanda with Anya Porter — Yoga Plus Breakdance!

Anya Porter
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If you’re free this Saturday night, come out for fun times at YogaWorks Soho. Anya Porter is doing another Yoga Spanda — her mashup class teaching both yoga and breakdancing.

I went last month, to the inaugural event at Mark Morris Dance Studios, and had a super great time. We spent the first hour doing slow Vinyasa yoga, with a focus on drawing everything up towards the core. This prepped our minds, and protected our lower backs, when we moved to the floor. (The action of tucking the tail, finding a “cat spine” in each pose, was a really helpful tip for days to come.)

The second hour was breakdance: uprock, a six step, and a freeze. Don’t worry about looking like a complete idiot; the class was very beginner-friendly. I am the gangliest, slowest breakdancer in the world, and I had tons of fun.

The class has live music; funk and soul provided by DJ Scribe. “Spanda” is the pulse of life, the ebb and flow of each pose, and part of the exercise is feeling the beat, exploring yoga plus music.

Here’s the video:

This month’s class is at YogaWorks Soho, so you can decompress in the sauna afterward. Details:

Yoga Spanda at YogaWorks Soho
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
7 pm – 10 pm

This event is bound to be an amazing one…  We have landed the fabulous YogaWorks Soho equipped with a beautiful studio, showers and SAUNAS!!!!  Also featuring refreshments and bites following class from Sattvic Succulents!!! And last but not least, FREE GOODIE BAGS AND SAMPLES from Khushi Spa in Tribeca!!!  We also have some collaborations in the working for an amazing event at Le Poisson Rouge that evening…  breathe, break it down…  spa and sip…  then walk over to LPR to work it out for the rest of the evening!!!

Register at http://bhaktiandbreakdance.tumblr.com/yogaspanda
$25 pre-reg, $30 day-of
Pre-register and get a free week of classes at YogaWorks Soho!

See you there?