Life Changing, Mind Blowing, Soul Warming those are just a few phrases that came to mind after my first ever Yoga Class at the amazing Urban Yoga, Urban Yoga, an all-new concept that will transform the way we practice yoga.
A global first, Urban Yoga challenges everything you thought you knew about the practice, and truly brings yoga into the 21st Century with its unconventional and unique practices.
With so many forms of yoga promising to help get beginners started, Urban Yoga is the game-changer of the decade. It takes all the great parts of a yoga practice and packages it in a totally fresh environment with a progressive soundtrack and specially curated visuals, making it easy for anyone to join in. Urban Yoga provides a breath of fresh air for those who have tried everything, or who can’t stand a Sanskrit passage.
Urban Yoga drops in unapologetic tunes from the likes of Chet Faker, Fleetwood Mac and a host of featured artists, mixed by Los Angeles artist DJ Jackmore to create yoga with a pulse. Combine this with fresh, jaw dropping visuals on a super-sized screen and you can forget boring. The fresh take on sound and vision is completely different to any other form of yoga. The practice promises to reinvigorate you both mentally and physically through its sensory immersion, transporting you from the mat and your mind so you can disconnect from the urban world and reconnect with yourself.
The studio hosts four classes, designed to cater for anyone from beginner to pro, including:
Urban – The signature practice is designed to be dynamic and challenging. Crafted for those with pre-existing yoga experience, this session connects the body to the mat and releases the mind through a series of sequences
Urban Base – For those new to yoga or just a bit rusty, Base classes are designed to help switch on to a yoga practice and get comfortable through a slower flow of postures
Urban Stretch – A new version of Yin, this class is lower intensity and super chilled, with slow postures and longer holds for flexibility
Urban Warrior – Just for the guys, this class specifically targets areas which are problematic for guys. For the boys Urban Warrior will help improve flexibility and core strength
Each class will feature two dedicated instructors to welcome, guide and adjust attendees so they can learn safely and quickly. This hands-on approach and tea to help relax and unwind will make Urban Yoga, an experience that truly feels better.
Urban Yoga is the brainchild of founder Jacinta McDonell who wanted to create a place for more people to connect with yoga.
“After years of attending yoga and Bikram classes, I felt there was something missing from current practices, which lack consistency and are often restrictive in their offerings and so I wanted to create something new. Urban Yoga was designed to connect anyone and everyone to the mat by combining the rhythm of music, the aesthetics of curated visuals and the assistance of great instructors to create a style of yoga that looks better, sounds better and feels better.
“With Urban Yoga, we have created a space for people to connect to a yoga practice in a way that has never been done before and provide something really special for people to experience.”
Urban Yoga is located at First Floor, 401-409 Cleveland St, Surry Hills. Participants can sign up and book classes at
Urban Yoga is a supporter of the Human Kind Project and will donate $1 to the cause for each person in attendance at every session. The Human Kind Project is an organisation invested in creating change by throwing light on the limitless possibility of human kind. Visit the Human Kind Project for more information.
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by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme