Doom Metal Flyer - Yoga pose with monster heads
Live Music Class Image - Green Baritone Guitar
Meditation Image - Poplar Leaf
Image from the Hubble Space Telescope!

Image from the Hubble Space Telescope!

Mystical Hug classes are appropriate for all levels, including beginners. For most classes, the stye is a moderate pace, blending Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga. Dress in comfortable clothing and arrive a few minutes before class starts to get settled. On your first day, you'll need to fill out a quick waiver form. Mats are available for free. Drop ins are welcome. 

Have you ever wondered if doom metal and yoga would make a magical combination? Well, wonder no more! Mystical Hug Doom Metal Yoga is a welcoming all-levels class where we'll have fun practicing some feel-good yoga moves to some very non-traditional yoga music. We'll pick a different album to explore in entirety each week, or move through a magical metal playlist. Think: Pallbearer, Dark Castle, OM, Sumac, Yob, SubRosa, or King Woman. This class is taught in a style that allows you to get deep into the music and your own body. Requests are encouraged!  Click here to check out Mystical Hug Doom Metal Yoga on KATU News

Combining looping ambient guitar with psychedelic synths, earthy nature sounds, and everything in between, Ambient aLive is a music and yoga experience that allows you to go beyond the usual. Our house musician is Veliko (@VelikoPDX).

Move to some space-themed jams, both live and recorded, and enjoy an extra-long space meditation at the end of class that will leave you remembering YOU are made of the same stuff as stars.

This class is an opportunity to unwind and to give your nervous system a chance to return to its natural relaxed state. Poses are held for 2-5 minutes each, with some gentle movements in between. Props will be used heavily throughout the class, so that every body feels great.

If you enjoy the relaxation meditation at the end of every class, then join us for this event! The class is broken up into a few different exercises and we'll do some small/gentle movements in between, so you won't need to sit in stillness for a full hour. All levels are welcome, including those who are new to meditation.

Doom Metal Yoga this fall!

Tuesday, October 1, 8, 22, 29 and November 5
7pm - 8pm

$17/class or $70 for all 5 classes
Pre-registration is recommended
Flying Tortoise Academy (4400 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR)

Full 5-Week Doom Metal Series Pass (Save $15)
70.00 85.00

October 1, 8, 22 and 29 are recorded artists, Nov 5 is doom-inspired ambient music

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When we asked students what they liked about the class, here's what they said:

Doom Metal is amazingly powerful for yoga. It’s awesome.
— Patrick Miller
- Kali’s awesome, informative and relaxing teaching style.
- Small class size.
- Excellent doom metal music.

Kali is very observant, attentive, approachable and knowledgeable rolled into one amazing person. She really connects with everyone in the class and helps everyone get their best out of it.
— Anna Plotkin
Variety of flows, classes were versatile and different every time.
— Anu Korhonen
...the freedom to go along at whatever pace was comfortable for me as a first timer.

[Kali is...] very friendly and welcoming. Makes everyone feel comfortable and doesn’t make learning yoga feel intimidating.
— Jeff
I like that the doom metal yoga classes are available to people of all skill levels and the personal touch of having music/chanting/readings before the class and during savasana.
— Kathryn Jones