WHO WE ARE &
WHAT WE DO
We are normal people. We want to have fun.
And we like yoga.
YOGA FOR BAD PEOPLE is a yoga based company focused on leading retreats, emerging from the combined visions of Katelin Sisson and Heather Lilleston. YFBP seeks out locations around the world that lends itself to quiet time and reflection as well as a multitude of physical activities, athleticism and nightlife.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY "BAD"?
In a classic text on yoga, the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika", it is stated that one of the obstacles to yoga is "adhering too strictly to rules", hence the slang term "bad". BAD, essentially meaning good, but with a little spice and an element of being unconventional and eccentric.
WHAT ARE OUR CLASSES LIKE?
Our classes could fall under a number of categories. We like to make the time for both a strong vinyasa style class alongside a more intricate exploration of the proper alignment and therapeutics of the postures.
We recognize that during a retreat, when there are other activities throughout the day, the practice needs to reflect and balance out the group dynamic, personal needs and the local environment, as well as offering a physical challenge.
All of our teachers are highly skilled at precise physical cues, and we make sure to give plenty of hand on assists throughout a class.
There are daily led meditations, which is an excellent way to kickstart a practice that you could continue post-retreat. These meditations are always optional, but those who have committed to it for the duration of the retreat have often been able to continue the practice at home. There is a potency to practicing yoga twice a day, every day with a consistent group of practitioners under the guidance of the same teachers. It will shift your practice.
One of the most important aspects of a YFBP class is the music- expect to hear anything from Outkast to Cat Power to Zeppelin to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It's not uncommon for the vibe of the class to feel like you have one foot on the mat and one foot on the dance floor. Bottom Line: we like to have a good time.