"Loopholes in the Universe" is the featurette included with the BLACK YO)))GA: Asanas Rituals Volume 1 DVD. It is directed and edited by Joseph Stammerjohn and features footage from a forthcoming documentary about BLACK YO)))GA. It also features an unreleased song by The BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble entitled "Acoustic Hangover."
Created by 200-hour RYT-certified instructor, Kimee Massie, BLACK YO)))GA is vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. It incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It’s a traditional class in practice, though darker than what you may typically associate with yoga.
Since 2012, the music for these classes has been a series of mix-tapes. This particular recording, however, was performed and created by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by Kimee’s husband, Scott Massie. This ensemble has produced a soundscape tailored to create a heavy meditative space in order to spread the benefits of yoga to people within their own art and music communities: people who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc.; those who may not feel they fit into the typical yoga classes; the people who, in all rights, may most need the balance and release of yoga to return to and lead rich, fulfilling lives.
The BLACK YO)))GA CD and DVD package will be released on October 30, 2015 in a nice two disc digipak with an fold-out booklet to help you line up the poses with the songs, as they are crafted to flow. The stand alone amaray DVD only digipak will follow in January 2016.
BLACK YO)))GA - Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1
Produced and Orchestrated by Scott & Kimee Massie
Directed, Edited and Arranged by Joseph Stammerjohn, Eyes to the Sky Films
Cover Art by Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studios
Layout & Design by Kimee Massie, Fresh Coffee Creative, LLC
All Music Written and Performed by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble
Screaming Crow Records
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