Flow in the Dark playlist

This past Saturday night, I taught a class I had been wanting to teach for a long time. Late night, lights out, super vibey. The concept was a flow that moves us past the external circumstances where we compare ourselves to other people and give us the opportunity to simply get lost in our own practice, free and totally ourselves. I felt very clever when I named it Flow in the Dark. The fact that everyone thought there would be glowsticks and neon was besides the point.

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Loaded with organic, rhythmic movement, the highlight for practitioners was the freestyle flow portion in the middle of class. I stopped talking and everyone just let loose. Bodies were moving, emotions were high, and most of all - thoughts were absent. Everyone was completely absorbed in the moment - totally present - and I had a huge smile on my face. 

It was an awesome sight and I wanted to share the music that took us to that place.

On a side note... someone asked me to describe the playlist for the class and I said "Ummm... tribal electronic?"

See if you agree.

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Life lesson and ultra yoga playlist

When I'm not practicing yoga, I really love teaching it. Particularly a strong vinyasa flow. Like my Tuesday/Thursday 6pm at Green Monkey. It's a special feeling - harnessing the energy of a roomful of sweaty, breathing, beautiful shiny beings. So when I teach a vinyasa flow, music is really important to me. It sets the tone. The opening, the closing, the natural crescendo that a class takes on. Normally I love some dope beats, some great acoustic, definitely hip-hop, maybe some chill electronica or classical to wrap it all up.

This weekend was the craziness that is the Ultra Music Festival in downtown Miami, which I witnessed from my window all weekend with a smile. It's an excellent opportunity for me to share the most important thing I've learned from five years of living in Miami…

Don’t fight it. Embrace it.
— Amy Elisabeth Steiner Dannheim

This lesson will take you places in this town. Just ride the wave. Surrender to this city, in all it's wackiness. Smile and breathe through it. So embracing Ultra and it's pounding base, with wide arms, I made an Ultra playlist for the flowin' yogis tonight in class. Techno? Tech-yes.

You can find me and more tunes on spotify here too. 

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