7 Philly Yoga Classes With Awesome Soundtracks

To everyone who hates “yoga music,” this one’s for you.

Some people love your typical yoga-studio music and some people list it off as one of the many reasons — among singing bowls and closing your eyes to say “namaste” at the end of a class — they avoid yoga studios at all costs. But I’m here to tell you it’s not all barely audible wind chimes and whatnot: The seven studios listed below all offer weekly classes that feature awesome, not-your-typical-yoga-music music, from hip-hop to Motown to heavy metal. So go, have at ‘em. But note: You will probably still have to close your eyes and say “namaste” at the end of class. There’s just no getting around that one.

Funky Friday!
Where: Yoga Garden Philly, 903 South Street, Bella Vista
When: Fridays at 5:45 p.m.
What: A 75-minute vinyasa class taught to a sweet new playlist every week.
Cost: $16

Heavy Metal Mondays
Where: Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, 1707 East Passyunk Avenue, South Philly
When: Mondays at 7 p.m.
What: Not only does this vinyasa class feature a heavy metal playlist, it also involves candlelight. Yes, please!
Cost: $13

Power Yoga JAM
Where: Anjali Power Yoga, 1519 South Street, Grad Hospital and 130 Haddon Avenue, Westmont
When: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Philly studio, Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Westmont studio
What: A 75-minute power yoga class taught to whatever music the instructor is feeling that night. Expect everything from funk to hip-hop to rock.
Cost: $17

Amplified Infrared Hot Flow
Where: Amrita Yoga and Wellness, 1204 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown
When: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
What: A flow-style hot-yoga class taught to energizing and eclectic music. Expect to leave feeling both energized and completely beat all at the same time.
Cost: $15

Rock & Flow
Where: The Studio at Duross & Langel, 109 South 13th Street, 3rd floor, Midtown Village
When: Thursday at 7 p.m.
What: Owner and instructor Sarah Evancho tells me yogis can expect everything from death metal to hip-hop to Motown in this vinyasa class. Just never your typical “yoga music.” And note: The class description says it’s for intermediate and advanced students, but brave newbies are always welcome.
Cost: $16

Where: Nava Yoga Center, 1200 Constitution Avenue, South Philly
When: Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
What: This Friday-evening class is designed to help you shake off a long week. Expect a playful class paired with an equally fun playlist.
Cost: $15

Happy Hour Beats
Where: Grace & Glory Fishtown, 2220 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown
When: Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
What: This hourlong power yoga class taught to fun music will leave you sweaty and happy. ‘Nough said.
Cost: $20

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  • http://www.nourishing-matters.com Emily Watson

    These are great suggestions! Some motivation to make it to a new yoga studio for sure!

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