HIP-hop and yoga may seem worlds apart in terms of style but the two will collide at a new Vital Beat studio opening in Edgewater this weekend.
The studio on Joondalup Drive will be the second for owner Kaye Waterhouse who opened the first Vital Beat in Midland two years ago.
To celebrate the launch of her second studio, Ms Waterhouse is hosting a community open day on Saturday, May 26 with free yoga classes, pop-up vendors, live DJ sets by Roughsoul, and a live art installation by The Mandella Muse.
The mother-of-one from Mundaring, who trained at Yoga 213 in Melbourne, said the studios were driven by the music selection with playlists carefully curated to match the dynamic style of the yoga classes.
“If I had to pick a music style to practise yoga to, it will always be hip-hop, RnB and soul because it feels so juicy in the body when you’re practising,” she said.
“It made so much sense to me to practise yoga to hip-hop, RnB and soul because it’s the music I listen to everyday.”
While the music sets Vital Beat apart from more traditional yoga studios, Ms Waterhouse said they were also inclusive and community focused.
“We invite people to try yoga who normally don’t resonate with this kind of practise or who are looking for someone new,” she said.
“We tend to attract a lot of beginners because the more traditional styles of yoga can be quite intimidating whereas we’re more upbeat and inclusive.”
Ms Waterhouse said people could expect high energy and plenty of laughs at the open day with several different yoga classes on offer.
What: Hip-Hop Yoga Vital Beat Open Day
When: Saturday, May 26, from 11am
Where: 17/21 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater
More info: vitalbeat.com.au