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