My Yoga Class Playlists
As much as we’d like to pretend that the playlist in a yoga class isn’t important, it totally is. As a yoga teacher, your playlist can set the tone for your class, whether you’re teaching a class in a studio or listening to tunes while you practice at home. Not gonna lie, I spend at least an hour every two weeks compiling and organizing music for my studio classes. Because I teach different styles of classes, I have to have multiple playlists at the ready all the time. On top of that, I have students who come consistently and would for sure give me the stink eye if I played the same set of songs every class for a month.
Now I get it, the yoga purists poo poo the idea of a ‘playlist’ having so much of an impact – it should be the ancient teachings, the asana, the tradition, right? Wrong. I mean for sure the teachings are super important but if you’re rocking a class and playing the Biebs on repeat, your students are not coming back for another class with you no matter how killer your sequencing was.
I teach a lot and find the best tool for music is Spotify. You can download it for free and check out my playlists (just search martiniyoga), the only downside is that the free version has commercials. I broke down and bought a membership just over a year ago because I liked the idea of being able to download my playlist so I didn’t need to eat up the data on my phone if I was teaching at a studio without accessible wifi. I think the $10 a month is totally worth it but please let us know if you use a different system and prefer it; we love your feedback!
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