Find your inner peace and your inner ratchet at Dogpatch Dance and Yoga. Every Thursday and Saturday, the bright, warehouse-converted space is transformed into Britteny Floyd-Mayo aka Trap Yoga Bae’s “trap house,” a place where yogis of all levels and backgrounds are welcome.
Go deeper into your practice with Drake
Trap Yoga is the opposite of your traditional flow — and that’s the point. The one-hour class is what happens when loud, nasty beats set the stage for a centuries-old practice. Yoga Bae’s signature “ratchet affirmations” are then sprinkled in to connect movement with real life, leaving you feeling part zen, part total badass.
It’s not for yoga traditionalists
… or those who aren’t a fan of f-bombs dropping. Rather, Trap Yoga was created for everyone else: those new to yoga, who don’t quite fit the stereotype, or just want to freestyle flow and rap along to Drake and Nicki Minaj without judgement.
The East-meets-West concept is a blend of Yoga Bae’s Oakland-raised, India-trained yoga background (basically, it’s the Vinyasa flow you know with some twerking thrown in). Yoga Bae makes sure you end your namastizzle with a solid sweat — and then encourages everyone to hug five strangers on the way out.
For the first-time trap yogi
Pulling up, rest assured you came to the right place. Dogpatch Dance and Yoga is a massive studio that’s tucked on the second floor of a storage warehouse. There’s plentiful parking but classes fill up, so sign up via their website or ClassPass (Fitt tip: there’s also a coded entry, so one more reason to plan ahead).
All you need is your yoga mat (or $ to rent one) and an open mind. Classes are Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, but Yoga Bae is currently on tour, so check the schedule before swinging by. In the meantime, follow her Instagram for your daily fix of ratchet affirmations.