The new trend known as silent yoga will totally entrance you with its mix of mood lighting and LED headphones.
New types of yoga classes are a dime a dozen, but a new trend dubbed "silent yoga" stands out. Imagine doing your vinyasa in a black-lit room or a park after sunset, blissfully tuning out everything but the live audio cues and music piping into your headset. That's the sensory experience awaiting you in the latest pop-up yoga classes by Sound Off, a company that has figured out how to bottle Zen into a pair of LED-rimmed wireless headphones. (Another sensory experience? Blindfolded yoga classes.)
Your instructor's voice and the DJ's tunes (or a prefab playlist) are streamed to you via short-range radio frequency rather than amplified through speakers. (Related: Is Blacklight Yoga the New Rave Party?) That way, there's no straining to see or hear the teacher no matter how large the class, says Lauren Chiarello, a fitness instructor who has led Sound Off Classes. (Go to soundoffexperience.com to find an event near you or for studios that offer classes.) Pro tip: Slip off your headphones for just a second midsession to see everyone moving noiselessly in unison when you can't even hear the yogi's whispered commands.