Yoga in colour

13 : 12 : 2016 ChromaYoga : Zoned-out Spaces : The Optimised Self

London – ChromaYoga combines colour therapy, sound frequencies and aromatherapy to create a distraction-free environment

  • Each class features chromatherapy to create a multisensory experience based on the energy of colours
  • Inspired by the Ganzfeld effect, the studio uses sensory deprivation to push participants’ brains into a lucid dreaming state
ChromaYoga, London. ChromaYoga, London.
ChromaYoga, London. ChromaYoga, London.
ChromaYoga, London. ChromaYoga, London.
ChromaYoga, London. ChromaYoga, London.

Inspired by light artists Dan Flavin and James Turrell, ChromaYoga, a yoga studio due to open in January 2017, will bathe participants in the colours of the visual spectrum to induce a meditative state on the premise that colour can affect your state of consciousness. Tones of red, orange, yellow, blue or pink light will fill the room as teachers guide classes through a set of sequences.

Disenchanted by the typically distracting environment of yoga studios, ChromaYoga founder Nina Ryner wanted to create a space that enabled yoga students to focus on their practice. ‘I found that the things I was distracted by weren’t really my thoughts but more the environment of the class I was in,’ she told Amuse. ‘It started to make me think about what the perfect, distraction-free environment would be and that’s when I came up with the idea.’

Classes will also feature their own individual scent made from completely natural components and will be accompanied by bespoke soundscapes designed for each colour. Each sound or binaural beat mimics the frequencies that our brains emit in different states of consciousness, helping students to achieve a trance-like state.

The Big Picture

In the age of The Optimised Self people yearn for ambient environments that help them to escape from their negative thoughts and worries, as we revealed in our Zoned-out Spaces microtrend.