Wireless headphones meet asana. And it’s more than the next fad—it’s a pretty smart fix for a variety of teaching challenges.
Ever wish you could hear your yoga teacher whispering softly in your ear? Or that you had a way to block out the sound of ambulances and fire trucks whizzing by as you try to lose yourself in Savasana? Sound Off Yoga may be for you.
What to Expect In a Silent Disco Yoga Class
Any 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,”
We use wireless headphone technology to produce a wide variety of events, from weddings to bar mitzvahs to yoga classes, where participants use headsets on the patio in the garden or the beach. A technology that is useful in yoga classes, especially outdoor classes.
Benefits of Teaching Yoga Through Wireless Headsets
At Yoga BamBam in Hong Kong—acroyoga in the park was followed by sunrise and sunset yoga sessions right on the beach, which couldn’t have amplified sound. People loved it.” 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 or at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) . The headsets also reduce the need for electricity 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 us 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,”
Yoga Journal Tried It
Yoga Journal went to a Silent Yoga class at South Street Seaport’s inflatable SUGARCUBE venue in downtown Manhattan (all of the events sold out, with the exception of one overflow class) and yes, the headphones stay on, even during inversions. They also most certainly block out all ambient noise: At the SUGARCUBE event, you couldn’t hear the instructor at all until you put on your headset, due to the sound of an air compressor keeping the cube inflated. But once the headphones were on, all you heard was the teacher and the music. Pretty cool.