If you've visited our studio, you know that music is a huge part of the classes at Ocean Sound Yoga. Each teacher carefully cultivates playlists that suits our styles, and reflects our personalities. We often get asked to share our playlists, and now we're all on Spotify so it's easy to find us (and our music) online!
We all love to find new music so if you've got something you think we'll like, let us know!
When you come to your first class at Ocean Sound Yoga, you'll immediately realize that to us, yoga is about much more than making shapes with our bodies. Yoga is a celebration of life, and an opportunity for people from all over the world, at all different stages of the practice, to come together to support one another and have a great time. Music is a big part of what we offer at Ocean Sound, and each of the yoga teachers spends lots of time and effort cultivating playlists that we love to move to, and that allow us to share another level of ourselves with our students. The first time Dani played this playlist in class I loved it so much and felt the joy reflected in my practice - I knew I had to share it with you immediately! So, here it is- check out Dani's Vinyasa Roots!
I made this playlist about a year ago, but just realized that I'd yet to share it, which is basically a tragedy because it's full of extremely epic songs. Featuring some massive classics (Earth Wind & Fire, I'm looking at you) as well as some incredible lesser-known remixes (hellloooooooooo Dr. MaD), this playlist is a crowd pleasure among kombucha-sipping yogis, but also anyone who has any sort of reasonable taste in music (if I may say so myself). Enjoy!
I made this playlist for a super fun, funky, flowy yoga class... but let's be honest. These are great songs and even if you'll never step foot on a yoga mat in your life, it's still worth listening to. These artists created soul music... without them and these classic tunes, we wouldn't have funk, hip hop, or R&B, and the world would be a terrible place. Tune into the playlist below, turn it up, and enjoy. If you are going to practice yoga to this, I recommend singing along... it will help make sure you keep breathing ;)
Reggae is such as diverse genre; modern artists like Chronixx and Protoje are so progressive and causing the genre to evolve at a fast pace. Still, the roots of the genre are so thick and strong and are just as relevant today as ever. That's why I created this playlist; to fuse together old + new school vibes into a set that makes me love to be on my mat. Classic tunes are combined with current greats, and there are also some great remixes that make legendary songs super fresh.
When I play this playlist in classes it never fails to inspire students to move and flow. The only problem is that the songs are so good it sometimes makes me not want to actually speak :P Take a listen below!
This is actually quite an old playlist of mine, but I unearthed it this morning for my practice and I'm super glad I did. It's mellow enough for a gentle hatha class or even yin, but at the same time worked perfectly for my morning vinyasa flow. It's got lots of instrumental tracks and is light on vocals which makes it a great playlist for teaching also. This playlist will encourage you to focus, find presence, and surrender. Listen to it on YouTube below!
I'm just going to come right out and say it. I played Justin Bieber in yoga class.
I really like listening to this playlist, on and off the mat. It's not super dynamic but the upbeat tunes still carry lots of energy and encourage a flowing movement meditation. Scope out the playlist below.... however, the Marti Nikko/ DJ Drez track isn't on YouTube but you can download it for free on Bandcamp here.
I made this playlist a pretty long time ago, but it's still one of my favorites. I play it in hatha classes that are a mix of dynamic movement and long, juicy stretches, but really this playlist works for vinyasa and even yin when the vibe is right. It's got lots of instrumental tracks and lots of jazzy, blues-y beats to encourage big breaths, and sinking in deep.
Sometimes 60 or 90 minutes of yin just isn't enough! I made this playlist for a 2 hour yin yoga workshop I taught on January 1, to kick off 2016 in the best way possible. 2015 was an incredible year for me, and I wanted to pay forward some of those good vibes so this yin class was also a fundraiser for the Koh Tao Animal Clinic. The clinic is run off donations, and takes care of every single animal on the island that needs it- from spaying and neutering the beach dogs & cats and providing routine vaccinations and care, to helping people bring their animals with them when they leave Koh Tao and go back to their home countries, to providing emergency care to any animal that needs it, our incredible vet Jae works tirelessly to make sure our four-legged friends are healthy. It's also thanks to her that my four rescue cats found their way off the streets and into my home, where they routinely wreak havoc in the best way possible. I can't imagine my life without Moo, Chili, Lou, and Bagheera, and I have Jae and the animal clinic to thank for that. I'm thrilled to report that the fundraiser was a huge success and over 2 dozen incredible yogis donated a total of 15 000B to the animals, which will go a very, very long way in saving lives and making our furry friends safe and well cared for. I'm so grateful, thank you everyone for coming and helping the animals (and also, thanks to special guests Lou and Baghi for being so well behaved)! Here's a few shots of them :)
Anyway, here's the playlist that serenaded us! It's great for yin but of course also nice if you just want to chill out and listen to some good tunes. You can listen to the playlist on YouTube by clicking below, although the final savasana song isn't online. You can buy it here on iTunes though, which I highly recommend :)
Lokah Samasta Sukhinu Bhavantu
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