Heavy Metal Yoga

According to AtlantaMagazine.com, Neda Draupadi Honarvar, the owner of Tough Love Yoga and the creator of Metal Yoga, is offering "heavy metal yoga" classes four times a week at her studio in Atlanta, Georgia; it costs $10 per class to drop in.

The class description: "Listen to metal. Do yoga. Melt your face off in a very relaxing and healing way."

Honarvar, who is described as "a muscular woman in her thirties with jet black hair," explained to AtlantaMagazine.com's Charles Bethea that "some of her male friends said they would only try yoga if metal music played during class. Calling their collective bluff, she created this class and it's now the most popular at Tough Love. The soundtrack for each class is a single artist — say, NEUROSIS, ISIS, or METALLICA. The music isn't blasted, but setting up your mat right next to the speakers isn't a good idea unless you're a huge MASTODON fan."

Tough Love Yoga was located in YoungBlood Gallery and Boutique in Poncey-Highlands, until the gallery changed hands last year. Since December of 2012, it's been on Dekalb Avenue, next to Radial Cafe. 404-919-1008 / 1530 Dekalb Ave, Suite D.

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