|words + playlist by Alex Mazerolle|
I was put in dance at the age of 3 and ended my career at 21. Throughout those years I probably danced to almost every genre of music, which created a very strong appreciation for song production, writing and the over all mood a song can create.
The song always dictated the movement, the theme and the vibe. When I started teaching yoga, the lineage I came from didn’t play music. So I taught without music for years and I always felt like a piece of me was missing. Once I branched out and started to really create my own sequencing and style, curating playlists for class became an obsession. I would spend hours making the perfect mix for a power vinyasa class, every couple songs reflecting the flow, the core work or the softer and subtler moments.
To me, music is essential. It’s the soundtrack to every moment of our lives. It celebrates, it lightens and it breathes. Music makes me feel. Music says the words I can’t say. Music opens me up, inspires me and most of all moves me.
A balance between new stuff, throwbacks and feel goods, always smooth enough for any yoga flow, dinner party or road trip: