What do you get when you combine Rave and Yoga? Well, let’s first take a step back to define each word using the Urban Dictionary.
Yoga: One of the most powerful and quitessential forms of exercise that requires intense mental concentration. When practiced correctly and concentrating on breathing, yoga increases flexibility, muscle definition, endurance, and mental clarity. Yoga is not for the physically or mentally weak. Anyone who downplays the effectiveness of yoga or says anything negative about it should be mercilessly beaten.
Rave: An all night dance party that attracts people from many different walks of life. Many these days have become commercialized; however there are small areas which still carry the original spirit and vibe of these parties. A rave can be held in someone’s house, outdoors, a small community hall, a large venue such as an arena or a number other places. Where there are a few people, sound equipment and a couple DJs, it can be considered a rave.
Rave Yoga combines attracting people from many different walks of life in a location where two or more people come together to practice yoga. You see, if it wasn’t for a mere coincidence, I would have not discovered yoga — a break up, walking aimlessly one afternoon on Queen Anne Avenue in Seattle and a try yoga unlimited advertisement for $25 for 2 weeks at Haute Yoga.
Rave Yoga will sorta do the same thing. With intention, I will work with a community one to three weeks at a time to find a space where the “locals” can come together to try yoga for the first time. Where am I going to do this? To be quite frank, it doesn’t matter as long as people can come together to practice yoga. It can be at a Knights of Columbus hall, an empty store front location, at a church or even a restaurant. How will I monetize this company? Hmnn. I have no idea. What can I say, I am an optimist. I also believe that if you build it, the yogi[nis] will come.
Here is the deal, I know that I am only a 200 Teacher in Training yoga student. However, given that I have been known to connect a person or two together, I believe that I have the ability to bring yoga teachers together to provide students from all walks of life and of all socio-economic backgrounds together in a space where they can quiet their mind and practice yoga in an inviting environment.
Intrigued yet? Well, if you are a Certified 200 Yoga Teacher and have an interest in being part of this project, please take 30 seconds to complete following link:
When I get closer to launching Rave Yoga, perhaps it is you that is teaching in an under-served community and helping to bring yoga to the people. If not you, then maybe you know someone. That’s right, go ahead, copy the link and post to a friend’s wall in Facebook and participate in bringing yoga to the people.