Silent Disco Yoga - The New Flow

Silent Disco Yoga

Disco yoga? Yeah, it’s a thing.

Kate Kendall leads Flow Athletic devotees through Silent Disco Yoga Moves

Kate Kendall leads Flow Athletic devotees through Silent Disco Yoga Moves

Last week I was invited to a warehouse space in St Peters in Sydney’s inner west. All I knew was that I’d be participating in ‘silent disco yoga’, that I should bring a mat and have my lobes prepped for headphones.

The evening was a special event – Flow After Dark - put on by Flow Athletic, the wellness space run by a yoga teacher and former NRL player in Paddington that’s been bridging the gap between cardio and calming since they opened in 2013.

So it’s no surprise that the revolutionary wellness space would bring disco yoga Down Under.

When the steely roller door lifted on the secret space, hundreds of legging-decked gals and head-banded guys eagerly paced inside with their yoga mats to find a place amongst an undercover fairground of carousels and boardwalk-style games and entertainment. The location was the event space favourite, Fairground Follies.

We were all handed glow-in-the-dark headphones courtesy of Silent Sounds and once kitted up, Kate Kendall, co-owner and yoga director of Flow Athletic lead us through an hour of Asana practice.

Back bends and other inversions were avoided since they would’ve been a little tricky with a headset on, but it was an otherwise energetic sequence of series one moves. The music was more ambient than upbeat but I’m told there might be another more beat-laden event in the near future.

Silent Disco Yoga inside Fairground Follies 

Silent Disco Yoga inside Fairground Follies 

Already a hit in Hong Kong and the US where companies like Sound Off are extending their shushed sounds to other activities like Zumba and Barre classes.

Sound Off in the US

Sound Off in the US

Disco Yoga in Melbourne also offers a powerful Vinyasa session and freestyle dancing lead by a live (and not so silent) DJ playing house music. 

Pic courtesy of Disco Yoga website 

Pic courtesy of Disco Yoga website