Playlists

Starting in May, I’m teaching a gentle yoga class at Yogawood in Collingswood, NJ on Tuesday nights at 6:30.  Come and join me for some good music and a gentle moving flow!

Individual yoga sessions are also available. See the Nutrition and Wellness Services page for more information.

I make many class playlists. Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes less so. It’s more of a challenge when there is a theme I’m going for, or when the class is yin, gentle, or something where I feel there is a little less latitude. But, hearing about other people’s playlists is very helpful for me, so I am compiling my lists here as a reference for others!

This is just a sampling of the playlists that I have made for class.
You can also listen to these (and more) on Spotify by visiting my profile at http://open.spotify.com/user/lorinbarnold.

Self and Identity (90 minute vinyasa)
With songs such as:
I am The Walrus – The Beatles
Who Are You – The Who
I am Two People – Morrissey
and other identity based tunage.

Love for the Animals (90 minute vinyasa)
Get your yoga groove on while feeling the divinity of all the species!
What’s New, Pussycat – Tom Jones
Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band
Barracuda – Heart
and so many more cool tunes!

Peace Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Features songs including:
Peace in the Valley – Dawes
Peace Like a River – Paul Simon
Peace Perfect Peace – Toots and the Maytals
and more! Read the rest

Everything Will be All Right (90 minute vinyasa)
With songs like:
Something Good Coming – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Brand New Day – Van Morrison
Better Days – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
See the rest of the playlist…

You Are That (90 minute vinyasa)
Featuring:
True Colors – Phil Collins
Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips
Look At You – My Morning Jacket
You Are The Everything – R.E.M.
And many others…

Living is Dying is Living (90 minute vinyasa)
Includes songs like these:
Three White Horses – Andrew Bird
When I Go Away – Levon Helm
(Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
Go Down to the Water – Billy Bragg and Wilco
And a lot more excellent tunes.

Ska Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Skank your yoga with songs like…
Gone You Down – Steady Ups
Speak Your Mind – The Toasters
Rudie Can’t Fail – The Clash
A Message to You Rudy – The Specials
And other kickin’ tunes.

Aparigraha Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Finding non-attachment with tunes including these:
Man of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental) – Soundtrack version
Ill with Want – The Avett Brothers
Everybody Hurts – REM
What Light – Wilco
And other great songs.

Jazz Playlist (90 minute yin)
Getting jazzy with it:
Sherpa – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Goodbye Pork Pike Hat – Charles Mingus
Blues to Elvin – John Coltrane
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
And even more.

Soul Playlist (90 minute yin)
Because yoga and good music, are good for your soul.
These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
Green Onions – Booker T. & the MG’s
Hold On! I’m Comin’  – Sam & Dave
I’ve Got A Woman  – Ray Charles
That’s good stuff!

Mento, Rocksteady, & Reggae Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Because, Bob Marley, that’s why.
No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley and the Wailers
Perfect Day – The Jolly Boys
Get Up Stand Up – Toots and the Maytals
You Can Get It If You Really Want – Jimmy Cliff
And it grooves on.

Happy Songs Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Happy times with these:
Jaia Ganesha – Dum Dum Project
The Sound of Sunshine – Michael Franti
Birdhouse in Your Soul – They Might be Giants
Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That – Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Smiling time!

Traveling Songs Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Can’t stand still!
To Ohio – The Low Anthem
Destination Anywhere – Niamh Kavanagh
Miles to Go – Allison Krauss
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville – REM
Wandering – Peter Kater/Shiva Rea
Moving on…

Sacred Geometry Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
It’s geometric!
Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston
(What’s Your) Angle – Andrew Bird
You’re So Square, Baby I Don’t Care – Cee Lo Green
I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
Perfect Circle – REM
Nerdy goodness…

Love for Everyone Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Featuring songs such as…
Love is All I Am – Dawes
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Is Your Love Big Enough? – Lianne La Havas
Just Breathe – Lukas and Willie Nelson
With even more good love.

Open to It All Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
It’s all right here for you!
Shine Like it Does – INXS
Fire Away – Dawes
Do it Anyway – Ben Folds Five
I Am Not Waiting Anymore – Field Report
So much…

Rockabilly Playlist (90 minute vinyasa)
Put your red lips on for yoga class?
New York City Girls – Reverend Horton Heat
Rave On – Buddy Holly
Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby – Carl Perkins
Hot Rock – Johnny Carroll and the Hot Rocks
Mayhem – Imelda May
Oh yeah!

8 Responses to Playlists

  1. Sybil says:

    I love the playlists! I’ll bet your students leave happy and rejuvenated! – Sybil

  2. Charity says:

    I feel like I have found an old friend here in your blog! I yoga teacher with a ska practice playlist? One who loves Morrissey and understands the complications and joy of being a complicated creature in this complicated world? Thank you for your efforts to reach out. Love and light!

    • Lorin says:

      Charity,
      So glad you like them! I have a few more that I need to add 🙂

      • Diana says:

        I have also gotten great enjoyment from the songs on your playlists! After sampling a good number that were ” new to me”- I have downloaded them and they have become treasured additions to my own iTunes library. I will keep checking for new additions!

        • theveganasana says:

          I’m so glad! I am several playlists behind and will try to update them soon. If you have a (free) Spotify account, you can watch them unfold in real time 🙂

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