As daylight fades across the metropolis – we gather on a rooftop oasis... summer's energy kindling, electric lights glowing, blissful beats pulsing, connected spirit flowing...
Led by a rotating crew of your favorite yoga teachers, at each weekly session:
+ Arrive at sunset, surrounded by fluorescent skies & city lights.
+ Flow through a 75min vinyasa yoga class with live-DJ spinning soul-stirring sounds.
+ All music and instruction will be played through Sound Off wireless glowing LED headphones -- which let you hear the teacher's voice at the ideal level, while fully immersing you in a journey through sound and motion.
"STRETCH" : Yoga x Housercize x Dance party
Spandex, your downdog, your dance moves, your fabulous smile ...STRETCH it alllll out, with a mix of movement + music, throwback style.
A 50min vinyasa yoga session flows into a 20min "Housercize" dance workout. After class, Alinka throws down 80's and 90's inspired nu-disco and indie-dance beats; while a montage of classic music videos will inspire your totally rad moves. Throwback workout gear encouraged (but not required).
Sun salutations under a summer full moon. On the Soho House rooftop, BENDER hosts a midnight vinyasa yoga class, set against a backdrop of open sky and city lights. DJ Hummingbird provides deep, nocturnal and atmospheric sound selections; played through "Sound Off" wireless headphones -- which will let you hear the instructor at the perfect level and immerse you in a journey through movement and sound.
SUNSET SESSIONS : Summer 2014 - 2015
Panoramic vistas of orange and magenta… lithe bodies flowing through sun salutations, to lush rhythms spun from the DJ’s fingers. As the blazing ball of sun sets beyond the horizon, shadows grow long and city lights rise…
High above the city clamor, live-DJ yoga turns to dancing with 'connected' company under the night sky.
"SOULBENDER" : Yoga + Punch Social w/ Windy City Soul Club
Our brew of yoga, music, and libations is back – this time with deep grooves from purveyors of the much-loved dance party, Windy City Soul Club.
Flow with the Pilsen yoga tribe through a 75min yoga session, while our selectors serve Rare Soul and R&B in the splendid and acoustic Thalia Hall. After class, meander downstairs to imbibe juicy concoctions and company at Punch House.
Yoga, beats, dance party. A new and playful way to experience music -- a total sensory immersion in sound, sight, and motion...
With our new friends at Sin Label (hosts of "Shipwrecked" -- voted Chicago's best monthly party), we know that the music comes first. We love that attitude -- so we invite you all to come along on a refreshing kind of "bender." Flow through a vinyasa yoga class, while rich sound and digital art projections fill the room.
"PRIMARY FLOW" : Deep House Yoga at Primary Nightclub
Deep flow and vibrations. An intimate space immersed in tangible sound. On Thurs night March 19th, yoga goes “underground” at Primary.
Known for bringing the best local and international talent in house music, this boutique nightclub hosts BENDER for two rounds of rousing live-DJ yoga.
BENDER x BKB : Yoga meets Sound & Art
Flow on another level. A taste of Tokyo, Chicago, and Brooklyn. Street art. On Monday night Sept 29th, Brooklyn Boulders Chicago hosts a B(l)ender.
Join us and Miles Maeda -- an OG of 'live-DJ yoga' -- visiting from Japan on his DJ tour of U.S. cities. Also an experienced yoga teacher, at this unique event Miles will lead the first half of class, then handoff to Ashley Kohler as he takes over the turntables to finish with a set of atmospheric and soul-stirring beats.
After class, tour BKB’s new rock-climbing facility before the public opening, and express yourself with an interactive street art workshop.