Yoga-Fusions: Unique Yoga Inspired Fitness

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

The popularity of yoga seems to be growing exponentially, sparking more peoples interest daily. Not only do we have a variety of classical yoga styles and some exciting contemporary yoga styles that take yoga off the mat, but we also have a few fun yoga-fusion styles that bring together some of the most popular forms of fitness practiced today.

BODYFLOW™: A LES MILLS™ fitness program that combines Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates into a workout that builds flexibility and strength by utilizing controlled breathing, concentration and a choreographed series of postures and movement.



BUDOKON®: A mixed martial and yogic arts system. Created by Kancho Cameron Shayne, the name Budokon translates as “the way of the warrior spirit”. The practice includes Yoga Asana, Mixed Martial Arts, Holistic Nutrition, Philosophy, Life Coaching and Meditation.



Hiking Yoga or Yoga Hikes: A style that takes yoga outdoors with a combination of hiking and yoga. Depending on the level of the class and the location of the hike the intensity of this workout can very. If you are someone who enjoys yoga, hiking and the outdoors, what more could you ask for?



PiYo™, Piyogaor Yogalates™: No matter what name is given to the >fusion of pilates and yoga is designed to build physical strength, increase balance and flexibility as you work to create stability in the core. Expect a class that is fun, fast paced and challenging that includes signature yoga and pilates moves with a cardio twist.


Yoga Bootcamp: A blend of vinyasa style yoga with high-intensity interval training that includes squats, lunges and free weights. This new workout has taken off with classes in gyms, studios, at parks and on the beach. If you want an intense workout that includes some yoga moves, this may be just you’ve been looking for.

These are interesting takes on a timeless practice that are introducing many to the practice of yoga. If you are interested in learning more visit the links provided and check out a class near you!


by Ashley Freeman RYT

Ashley Freeman is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Certified in Raja Yoga, her experience includes private in-home lessons, workplace wellness programs, and group instruction teaching various class formats and yoga styles. Find her on

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