What Is Trap Vinyasa™?

 

Laced with trap music, a heavy drum-based genre of rap originating from the South, Trap Vinyasa is a high-energy cardio class combining dynamic yoga postures with sensual dance (#twerksomething) and boxing elements that allow you to experience liberty through movement while releasing years of body dysmorphia. Designed to help you rejoice over the skin you're in while meeting beginner yogi's exactly where they're at, this is more than a class, Trap Vinyasa is a body positive yogic experience! You'll leave boldly embodying self acceptance and emanating self love with this kickass community!

do Classes Sell Out?

 

You heard right! Because this is a high-intensity class we prefer to keep the space intimate to ensure students are flowing through the movements safely. With that being said we cap the class at 35 students. Best way to ensure your spot is secure is to purchase a 4-class series pass, allowing you a safe space to grow in a set sequence and its postures. We recommend set series for beginner yogis as the sequence remains the same to ensure you see and experience the progress you've made in the postures and your practice as a whole!

 

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Safety First, Ya'll!

 

Please keep in mind this is an intermediate yoga fitness class & discern your comfort-level accordingly. Avoid forcing yourself into a shape or posture. If it doesn't feel right in your body then it may not be suitable for you at this time. Connect to your body's wisdom & move mindfully as well as liberated. Most importantly, have fun! 

As much as we want to keep ya'll safe, we've got to protect our team too! Please click the link to fill out the liability waiver. All NEW STUDENTS are required to fill out this waiver in order to participate. Thank you!

 

 

 

The Founder

 
 
What started out as a way to explore self expression in my yoga practice while flowing to trap music in my living room has become something much bigger than me, it’s become an opportunity for folks to embody self love!
— Abiola Akanni Founder of Trap Vinyasa

Hello, my name is Abiola. I’m first generation Nigerian-American. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and currently reside in Seattle WA. Growing up with Nigerian parents I was heavily surrounded by African music; my father’s an amazing dancer and I learned West African dance from watching him and my mom at Nigerian parties. At the same time, living in Atlanta I was immersed in hip hop, home of trap-rap music and stripper culture. My cousins were dancers and taught me how to move when I was very young. It was instinctual for me to combine the 2, traditional west African dance with modern hip hop and I’ve been dancing like that ever since. 

When I started practicing yoga a decade ago my practice was fairly militant as I was becoming reacquainted with discipline and gaining self awareness. As my practice developed I found more expression in the asanas when I flowed to trap rap, RnB or west African music. I wove dance elements into my home sequences and allowed my body to move how it wanted to. It felt very intuitive to do so especially because of my background. I also found more self expression and acceptance in my practice when I moved that way as the music supported my exploration.

Those close to me know me as an aspirant ball of energy with an incredibly motivated outlook on life. My competitive Type A personality worked in my favor for several years as an athlete and entrepreneur, but it also ate away at my self esteem, body image and relationships. As a result I struggled with substance abuse and depression for some time. 

That's when yoga came in. The practice found me by way of Bikram yoga 9 years ago, at a time where self awareness and balance were essential to my emotional development and empowerment. Since then, the practice has become my way of life, gifting me with the tools necessary to build the life of my dreams while becoming the woman I've always wanted to be.

Yoga finds each of us in a unique time and space. The practice itself has a life of its own and will see you through. I'm here to help guide your growth; to tell you to push, but to also pull, to dive deep, but also to relax, to inhale, but don't forget to exhale.

When we embrace change on our mat, we invite it into our lives.