Silent Disco Yoga—More Than a Trend
What to Expect In a Silent Disco Yoga Class
A Sound Off Yoga class is pretty much like your typical vinyasa flow class, except you wear a wireless headset through which you can hear your instructor as well as deep house music mixed by a live DJ. The instructor is present in the room, but doesn’t have to be amplified, because you can adjust the volume of the voice and the music, right on your headset. The noise-isolating headphones also block out ambient noise, minimizing distractions.
“It’s very cool. People say they’ve never felt so connected to the instructor before,” says Castel Valere-Couturier, Sound Off’s CEO.
Benefits of Teaching Yoga Through Wireless Headsets
One clear benefit of the wireless headsets is they allow you to have a large-scale yoga class in an area where you may not be permitted to amplify sound; for example, on the beach. The headsets also reduce the need for electricity (Sound Off uses a portable battery pack the size of an iPhone), and allow participants to adjust the volume to their liking, so people in the back of the class can hear and people in the front aren’t “blown out.”
The headsets also have three audio channels, permitting Sound Off to produce multiple fitness events in the same space at the same time, and change colors based on what the user is listening to, so you can tell who’s listening to what.
“Whether it’s indoor or outdoor, I think the shared intimate experience it creates where you’re completely in the zone is what makes it special,” Valere-Couturier says.
BY JENNIFER D’ANGELO FRIEDMAN of Yoga Journal