The 'new' new age music for modern yoga fans

Chimes, pipes and bells are being replaced by electronic dance music and live pop performances according to Yoga teacher Merryn Lee Perez.

Yoga is big business and still on trend. Yoga classes are popping up everywhere. Yoga in gyms, on YouTube, on paddle boards, on skis, in competitions, whatever, wherever… (but) the practice of yoga is more about a shift in consciousness than a shift in physical appearance.

Contemporary music and music culture is facilitating this ‘shift in consciousness’ to a new generation of yogis. Large scale yoga events (like Wanderlust) and retail and yoga hybrids (such as Tantris in the US, founded by a record label executive) are all about appealing to a new market.

Wanderlust is a global yoga lifestyle company. It encompasses Wanderlust Festival, the largest multi-day yoga and music festival in the world and Wanderlust 108, a one-day “mindful triathlon” in urban parks across the world. The company was founded in New York City in 2009 as a joint venture between Velour Music Group, C3 Presents and Starr Hill Presents. It hosts multiple experiences across key resort locations, such as the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Chile and Mexico. In Australia events have been held on the Sunshine Coast as well as capital cities.