(fitness) Mini Monday Review: Downward Dogs, Donna Summer and devilish 'superfood' cocktails at Disco Yoga

The #MiniMondayReview is a bite-sized, emoji-based class review featured on our Instagram every other week. 

Here on the Detox|Retox blog we have a bit more room to give you the low down on the who/what/wear too.

This week = Disco Yogaa fun, Vinyasa flow yoga class accompanied by a disco soundtrack, usually held in a bar/club and followed by a superfood cocktail.

Disco Yoga: Not your average yoga class pic: discoyoga.uk

Disco Yoga: Not your average yoga class

pic: discoyoga.uk

WHO?

I took a yogi virgin friend to the launch event (being hosted in part by our friends at blinging beauty brand GlitterLips, so the virgin is now hoping that all yoga classes come with sequin stations and cocktails to finish).

Our class was a mix of all levels, but mostly 20/30somethings and just one lone (brave) man.

WHAT?

A nicely paced Vinyasa class with a soundtrack from a live DJ who mixed disco classics like Chic and Donna Summer to match the moves on the mat.  

The purists in our session grumbled that it wasn't fast-paced, or indeed 'yogic', enough but the location (an underground club in Shoreditch) and flyers featuring sexpots in silver leotards should have alerted them to the fact that this is not a yoga class for serious yogis wanting some inner peace. 

BUT it is a brilliant way to spend an hour getting off the sofa and getting moving with your friends, de-stressing (thanks to a combination of classic yoga moves and the tequila/coconut water cocktails at the end) and generally having a bit of midweek fun.

Lunging on the dancefloor: A class being put through their paces at Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch pic: discoyoga.uk

Lunging on the dancefloor: A class being put through their paces at Trapeze Bar in Shoreditch

pic: discoyoga.uk

WEAR?

  • Leggings - or even better catsuits - with a disco twist (try Burnt Soul for some seriously wild styles).
  • Fitted tops that won’t fall down by your ears when you're upside down. Or jiving.
  • Sequins encouraged.
  • Heels in your bag for later, because you’ll definitely want to go out.
Fit kit: Sequins and statement spandex are standard garb on the Disco Yoga mats  pic: discoyoga.uk

Fit kit: Sequins and statement spandex are standard garb on the Disco Yoga mats

 pic: discoyoga.uk

#MMR: Disco Yoga

Fitness Level? 💪  

Some yoga experience a plus, but these classes are fairly gentle. Serious yogis won't find them very challenging but it's more about having fun with your mates than perfecting your Crow pose here.

Will you sweat? 💦💦  

A bit if you push yourself, but only as much as you would dancing to disco on a steamy Saturday night.

Studio Style? 💋💋  

The classes are generally held in 'discos' meaning you'll be getting changed in the bar loos and striking poses on club floors, which generally aren't very savoury. Would suggest taking your own mat where possible. And possibly hand sanitizer. On the plus side you couldn't be closer to the bar for after class refreshments.

Music?💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 

All your disco favourites mixed by Canadian DJ Darlo to match the pace of the class.

Friendly or Fierce? 😊😊

Instructor Sarah Hunt is friendly and fabulous. DON'T come to this yoga class expecting to find yourself, DO come to have a giggle and chill

After all that stretching you'll have earned a (superfood) cocktail pic: discoyoga.uk

After all that stretching you'll have earned a (superfood) cocktail

pic: discoyoga.uk


DETAILS

Tickets from £20, including cocktail

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