A Dungeons & Dragons–themed yoga class has landed in Brooklyn (video)

A Crown Heights arts space is offering yoga inspired by the fantasy game with poses like “sword one” and “dice rolling”

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D&D Yoga at LaunchPad

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First naked yoga, now…Dungeons & Dragons yoga? Yes, you read that right. LaunchPad, an arts space in Crown Heights, is offering this undeniably bizarre class where yoga and forest adventures collide.


In this fantasy-meets-fitness experience, creator and experimental artist Scott Wayne Indiana narrates the classic fantasy game while yogi Sarah Dahnke instructs the class, which is donation-based. She's created new poses like "flipping a switch," "sword one" and "dice rolling"—one way to mix up your regular downward dog and plank routine. And since role-playing wouldn’t be true to its name if it didn’t involve a little improv, Dahnke has no problem making up relevant yoga poses if she feels so inspired by the story being told.


Indiana's concept isn’t a push to get fantasy devotees to improve their flexibility or introduce yogis to the world of D&D. According to Brooklyn Paper, he wanted to bring a guided narrative to yoga practice, and was intrigued by the idea of bringing two very different communities together. So if you’re looking to get your Dungeons & Dragons on while sweating it out at the same time, LaunchPad’s next offering of D&D Yoga is obviously where you need to be. That's March 22 at 11am (suggested donation $5; symplvision@gmail.com to reserve your spot).


See the fantasy-inspired action from the first class, in January (via Animal New York):



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