It's the exercise trend that has swept the world, and popped up in Sydney and Melbourne in the process. And yet, somehow silent yoga hasn't made its way to Brisbane. On September 11, The Urban Bliss Sound Off Experience will change that in one of the CBD's most central and visible public spaces.
Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like: keen yogis will stretch and shoosh, with teacher Esther Wallace-Hill delivering cues regarding poses and movements via wireless headphones. Attendees will also listen to music piped straight into their ears during a 75-minute class that's open to yoga fans of all experience levels.
Up to 250 people can participate — and while those that do will pay to take part, all proceeds raised will go towards a good cause. The event is designed to not only promote the latest yoga style, and help Brissie's stressed out citizens bend, stretch and breathe their way to inner bliss, but to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute's mood disorder diagnosis, treatment and prevention efforts.
And if you're on the Gold Coast and can't attend, don't worry — you're won't miss out. Not just silent yoga but silent disco yoga is coming your way courtesy of Flow After Dark. It's clearly a great time to exercise as quietly as possible in the Sunshine State.
The Urban Bliss Sound Off Experience takes place in King George Square. at 5.30pm on September 11. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the event's Facebook page.