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Find Your Flow Wearing Headphones Pumping DJ Music at 'Silent' Yoga Class

By Irene Plagianos | February 26, 2015 8:36am
 Sound Off Yoga uses headphones that pump music during your yoga class.
Tune Into Music in This Yoga Class
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — To quiet your mind in this yoga class, you'll need a big pair of glowing headphones, and some house music.

Sound Off, a company that organizes “silent discos” across the country, is using its wireless, noise-canceling headsets, along with several DJs, to create a yoga class in the South Street Seaport that shuts out the sounds of the outside world.

Participants in the "silent" Vinyasa-style yoga classes will wear headphones that pump in music from a live DJ, as well as instructions from the teacher's wireless microphone.

"The experience really isolates you from the noise of the outside world," said Sound Off president Castel Valere-Couturier. "It lets you be one with yourself and the music."

Yogis can set the volume on their headphones for the music, a "deep house mix" that is selected by the live DJ in the class, as well as the class instructor, Valere-Couturier said.

The classes, which cost $20, will be held on Feb. 28 and March 3 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., inside a heated, inflated tent set up along Fulton Street.

Valere-Couturier said the company hopes to bring the yoga classes outdoors at the Seaport when the weather gets warmer.

For more information and to buy a class, head here. Classes are capped at about 30 people.