There’s a different kind of yoga in Houston that throws a wrench in the “zen” one would expect: Rage Yoga.
“Yoga itself actually means union, so union with yourself,” said Ashley Duzich, a Rage Yoga instructor. “That’s not always just super calm, breathing, practicing quiet time...like a lot of yoga places are. Some people need to release and let go.”
Duzich teaches the classes twice a month at Brash Brewery in the Heights.
“Rage Yoga is a practice that involves breathing, stretching, Moodra, yoga postures and a lot of bad humor," she said.
During the classes, participants are encouraged to yell or scream anything they want to find release.
“One of the funniest things I think I ever heard was, ‘I told you to do the dishes!’” she said.
Since the class is at a brewery, there are also beer breaks in between poses, although drinking alcohol is not required.
“We are all angry about something, and we all have been holding onto an F-bomb for a little bit too long, so, that’s what this does," Duzich said. "It allows you to have a safe space to let go of your anger and frustration and rage in a healthy way and then also wash it all away with some ice-cold beer!"