VOGA – new word in the world of fashion&workout

It seems London likes a yoga craze. Of late, there’s been classes launched for emoji yoga, dog yoga, and naked yoga, there’s been yoga on surfboards or while flying in the air.

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One amalgamation that is actually catching on is voga—yes, a fitness routine that fuses Madonna’s nineties dance moves with sun salutations. The idea is the brainchild of Juliet Murrell, a woman rarely not in Lycra.

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The former fashion and film-set designer, and fully trained yoga instructor, wanted to bring a cardio workout to her yoga. After a night watching a voguing battle at a Soho nightclub, the idea struck. “It’s more of an homage to voguing,” Murrell says, “but it’s all about feeling empowered, strong, aligned, and having fun.”

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House of Voga launched its first classes last November in East London. After a successful run of pop-up events at Shoreditch House and new hipster hangout the Bussey Building in Peckham, Murrell took classes to girls in the festival fields at Lovebox and Bestival this year.

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Voga is a dynamic fusion of yoga and “vogueing”

10611228_365065410312422_1550534765_nThis slick and angular aspect of vogueing resembles the physical alignment of yoga. In yoga we also hold poses to build strength and mindfulness and a fusing of the two disciplines adds an extra energy and purposefulness to both.

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Voga is for people who like the idea of yoga but also want a cardiac workout without losing focus. It combines the expressive moves of the ‘dance’ class with the breath synchronised movement of yoga.

VOGA LONDON || http://vogalondon.co.uk/

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