Fitness: Stretch the Rules

11 Yoga Classes You Didn't Know Existed

From goats to doom metal, Portland yoga ventures far beyond standard styles.

By Rebecca Jacobson December 28, 2017 Published in the January 2018 issue of Portland Monthly

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Goat Yoga

Image: Lainey Morse

Sure, there’s hot yoga and Iyengar, power vinyasa and yin. But Portland yoga ventures far, far (further than advisable, sometimes) beyond standard styles. All of these are real.

GOAT YOGA Oregon-born trend, currently sweeping the globe

BUDDHA BUD YOGA Get high (on cannabis)

AERIAL YOGA Get high (assisted by silky fabric slings)

NAKED YOGA For the really anti-Lululemon crowd;

PIG YOGA The li’l squeakers love belly rubs

YOGA + BEER Sweat first, swig later

PURR YOGA One hour on mats, 30 minutes with cats

LAUGHTER YOGA For maximum endorphin release

ACROYOGA Partner yoga, with humans

DOGA Partner yoga, with canines

DOOM METAL YOGA Indian flutes: out. SubRosa, Pallbearer, Sumac: in

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