The 6 Most Experimental Yoga Classes You Can Try

Fans of yoga know that the practice comes with a slew of emotional and physical benefits. Not only does yoga help with flexibility, stress, and your general mood, but it turns out that if traditional yoga classes aren’t for you, there are a variety of different experimental yoga classes you can try to find the practice that’s right for you.

Here are the most experimental yoga classes out there. Namaste!

A young woman is meditating in a park at sunset, there is a bottle of wine next to her

1. Boozy Yoga

No, that’s not a typo—a quick Google search proves that there are plenty of instructors and institutions offering boozy yoga for the adventurous. While some places allow students to drink during class, in order to allow students to let go of their inhibitions, other places offer yoga classes where students participate in an hour-long basic vinyasa class, and then follow up the session with beer or wine.

2. Rage Yoga

When many people think of yoga, they think of tranquility, peace and relaxation. But if that’s not your vibe, rage yoga might be the class for you. Rage yoga allows students to curse, shout or even enjoy a beer while practicing. According to the founder, rage yoga isn’t merely an exercise routine…it’s “an attitude.”

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3. Laughter Yoga

According to Laughter Yoga University, laughter yoga combines elements of the deep breathing common to many yoga classes with laughter in order to oxygenate both the body and the brain, thereby making students feel energetic, healthy, and happy.

4. Naked Yoga

No matter your weight, shape, age or gender identity, naked yoga was conceptualized as a safe practice that encourages participants to challenge the social stigma of nudity and to practice self-love and radical acceptance. Students practice in the nude, although women and trans folks typically have the option to wear bottoms for menstrual-positivity purposes or for comfort.

Portrait of Woman Doing Yoga in Neon UF Light.

5. Glow-In-The-Dark Yoga

If you’re someone who loves going clubbing, or you simply vibe with the glow-stick aesthetic, then glow yoga might be worth giving a whirl. Glow-in-the-dark yoga classes incorporate DJs, glow-in-the-dark fluorescent body paint, black lights and more.

6. Cat Yoga

Can you think of any more purrfect way to relax than with a yoga mat…and a cat or two? Cat yoga is meant to help participants relax and bond with kittens, which is why certain shelters offer cat yoga in the hopes that students will fall in love with a furry friend and adopt them.

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44 comments

Barbara S
Barbara S6 days ago

thanks

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Olivia H
Olivia H9 days ago

Thank you for sharing

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Gabriel C
Gabriel C12 days ago

Thanks.

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Remigijus Zumeras

I am very sorry, but all these funny experiments with yoga do not even close to true yoga practice. It is just a tiny crumb from the treasure of true wisdom. Read the prestigious workshops of Indian teachers and you will be ashamed of such childish games. I recommend: Swami Vivekananda, Swami Prabhupada, Satja Sai Baba, Krishnamurti and others.

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Marija M
Marija M15 days ago

tks for sharing

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O15 days ago

might help get some interested

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O15 days ago

ok

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O15 days ago

I would not like to draw the mind away from relaxing and stretching and calm.

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Clare O'Beara
Clare O15 days ago

th

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Sherry K
Sherry Kohn15 days ago

Many thanks to you !

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