Power Flow Yoga Playlist

My yoga teaching style is constantly changing, adapting and evolving, just like most yoga teachers might say. I currently teach at a few different locations around hippie town of Asheville, and a few different styles of yoga, each requiring different sequencing, overall mood and music in class! My most intense, sweaty and high energy class is hot power flow - and it requires a fun, upbeat playlist. If you’re in the mood for a flowing energizing practice, than this power flow yoga playlist is for you!

When I first began practicing, and then subsequently teaching yoga, my choice of music was kirtan (style of music based on ancient, most commonly Sanskrit chants), meditative music, nature sounds.. you get the picture. The first time I heard Rihanna and such booty shaking music in class, I was surprised! I thought, well this isn’t yoga now is it? I’m traditional like that, and as someone with a degree in Eastern Religions, and three years of experience living in an actual ashram or spiritual community, I had my doubts.

But it soon grew on me, and after years of teaching, I really appreciate the change in mood that music can make. Besides, slow meditative kirtan in a 105 degree heat with 40% humidity would just drive my students crazy! They love upbeat, rhythmic music to keep them going, and as the instructor, I try to keep their spirits high in whichever way possible. My hot power flow is definitely a form of yogic tapas (austerity that generates heat and purification).

Here’s a little preview of what a power flow practice looks like:

Now imagine that in a super hot room.. and a tad faster! Of course, practicing at the edge of the Grand Canyon was challenging enough in itself! Find more videos on my YouTube channel: Matea Yoga.

All of my classes, and hence playlists, start slow and gradually build up. They unwind in the same way, and my playlists always end with a calming song as we move towards _savasana, _corpse pose or final relaxation. I’ve created this playlist in Tidal, which is a service that provides high quality music. That is not to say it doesn’t have it’s drawbacks, as it’s expensive, and I’m not in love with the actual App, there is much left to be resolved. You can create your playlists in many different Apps and services these days, so find the one that works for you.

This power flow yoga playlist is just under one hour, as I like to start with a few minutes of silence, breathing exercises, and intention setting, and end with meditative savasana.


{TRACKS: 13; **LENGTH: 53:38}**

  1. Stargazer by Thievery Corporation
  2. Turn off the Light by Nelly Furtado
  3. Damn Girl by Justin Timberlake & will.i.am
  4. Give it to me by Timbaland, Timberlake, Furtado
  5. Black Widow by Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora
  6. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado & Timbaland
  7. Miscommunication by Timbaland & Keri Hilson
  8. Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani & Eve
  9. Luxurious by Gwen Stefani
  10. Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai
  11. Little L by Jamiroquai
  12. Fallin’ by Alicia Keys
  13. Calling the Spirits by Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

    If you’d like to practice with me, check out my schedule and come to one of my classes or workshops. Happy flowing practice, and let me know if you like the playlist!