Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1

by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble

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terry cuyler
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terry cuyler My cat likes this shes sitting here chilling on my lap and has barely moved a muscle. Favorite track: Nest of Thorns.
Rhett Huebschmann
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Rhett Huebschmann By itself, it's very mellow and trippy, yet very dark. If horror yoga wasn't a genre before, it is now. An interesting listen by itself, it's like the secret volume of Pure Moods that can keep you from running through a mall with heavy artillery. Just what I needed! Favorite track: Negative Confession.
Norman Kaltmann
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Norman Kaltmann Cause it's a good Sound to relax...
Christopher Musial
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Christopher Musial If a metal album can be chill, this is the one. Nice, droney vibe throughout. Favorite track: Negative Confession.
Danny Thelema
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Danny Thelema my wife has been trying to get me to do yoga with her. I have issues with much of pretentious "yoga hipster" culture that has developed. Black YO)))GA breaks through all of that. musically it strikes a cord with my love of black metal and ambient music. Did I mention that the music is fucking amazing?! Well it is. if you guys make a set of yoga shirts and or yoga mats I will buy them.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The BLACK YO)))GA CD & DVD combo package.

    "Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1", a one hour BLACK YO)))GA class, led by Kimee Massie. Bonus features on the DVD include the mini-documentary, “Loopholes in the Universe: the Making of Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1”, official trailers, and more.

    This package also contains the CD, "Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1" by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble. Two discs in a six-panel digipak, with a fold-out booklet to help you line up the poses with the songs, as they are crafted to flow.

    YOU CAN VIEW THE FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR “ASANAS RITUAL VOL. 1” AT THIS LOCATION: youtu.be/cmyQglkpOcI

    Includes unlimited streaming of Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • DVD + Digital Album

    "Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1", a one hour BLACK YO)))GA class, led by Kimee Massie. Bonus features on the DVD include the mini-documentary, “Loopholes in the Universe: the Making of Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1”, official trailers, and more.

    PLEASE NOTE: the CD is NOT included in this package. This is the stand-alone DVD only. If you are looking for the CD, it only comes in the CD/DVD Combo Set. Please see that option instead.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released October 30, 2015

Created by 200-hour RYT-certified instructor, Kimee Massie, BLACK YO)))GA is vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music. It incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It’s a traditional class in practice, though darker than what you may typically associate with yoga.

Since 2012, the music for these classes has been a series of mix-tapes. This particular recording, however, was performed and created by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by Kimee’s husband, Scott Massie. This ensemble has produced a soundscape tailored to create a heavy meditative space in order to spread the benefits of yoga to people within their own art and music communities: people who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc.; those who may not feel they fit into the typical yoga classes; the people who, in all rights, may most need the balance and release of yoga to return to and lead rich, fulfilling lives.

You can’t fully appreciate the light until you understand the darkness.

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BLACK YO)))GA - "Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1"

Produced and Orchestrated by Scott & Kimee Massie

Directed by Joseph Stammerjohn, Eyes to the Sky Films
Assisted by Nick Prezioso, Jason Bender, and Chris Nicholson
Edited and Arranged by Joseph Stammerjohn

Cover Art by Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studios
Layout & Design by Kimee Massie, Fresh Coffee Creative, LLC

Filmed at the Outer Skin for the Inner You, May 31, 2015

Kimee Massie
Instructor / “Cult Leader”

BLACK YO)))GIS on Film:
Scott Massie, Chad Hammitt, Jennifer Johnson, Maggie Jones, Doyle Daigle II, Allie Nickel, Nick DeMaio, Rachel Johnson-Dissel, Forrest Vinson, Rob Hawk, Nick Noir, Paige Swiderski, Laura Thavenius, Liz Morrissey, Mark Bogacki, Danielle Commisso, Toni Morrison, Kiley Brady, and Simon Tobin (invisible)

All Music Written and Performed by
the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble

Chad Hammitt – Guitar (7), Keyboard (2,3), Vocals (5)
Nick DeMaio – Guitar (2,3), Drums (7)
Adam Weston – Guitar (5,6,7)
Gene Fikhman – Guitar (5,6)
Nick Noir – Bass (2,3,7), Vocals (6)
Justin Bach – Bass (5,6,7)
Kelly Gabany – Drums (5,6,7)
Tom D’Andrea – Drums, Percussion (7)
Mark Palmieri – Cello (1,4,7,8), Vocals (5),
Danielle Commisso – Keyboard (5,6), Piano (7), Violin (2,3)
Dirac Delta – Synthesizer & Samples (1)
Mike Tamburo – Gongs (1,6,7,8)
Scott Massie - Singing Bowls (1,2,7,8)
Erika May – Vocals (3,6)
Allie Nickel – Vocals (5,6)

Tracks 2,3,5,6,7 Recorded at Treelady Studios, March 20-22 2015
Engineered by Dave Cerminara
Assistant Engineers: Liz Klehm and Josh Hirshar

Tracks 1,4,8 Recorded in Mark’s Basement
Engineered, Edited, and Mixed by Mark Palmieri

Additional Recording on Track 1 by Dirac Delta of Secant Prime
Additional Recording Throughout at Mark Palmieri, Chad Hammitt, Mike Tamburo, and Adam Weston’s Home Studios

All Tracks Mixed and Edited by Mark Palmieri with Scott Massie
Arranged by Scott Massie with Chad Hammitt and Mark Palmieri

Mastered by Zach Moore at HDdB Mastering

Released by
Screaming Crow Records
204 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120 USA

Issued under license from Innervenus. All rights reserved
BLACK YO)))GA® is a U.S. Federal Trademark Registration

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Vinyasa yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music

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