May Playlists

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Here are all the playlists I used in my vinyasa yoga classes during the month of May. Notable artists include James Blake, Jaymes Young, Active Child, Sam Smith, Elliot Moss, Still Parade, and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

A few of my favorite songs to teach sun salutations to this month were “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn & Shy Girls, “Beginnings” by Hayden James, and “Home By Now” by Bombay Bicycle Club.

As always, the remixes can be found on my remix playlists on Spotify.

First week of May:

Second week:

Third week:

Fourth week:

Hip Hop Playlists:

Black Light Yoga Playlist:

March Playlists

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I switched up my playlists a little more than usual in the month of March. It seemed fitting, as the weather was so unpredictable and change was definitely in the air as we eagerly anticipated the arrival of spring in Boston after this especially brutal winter. The first playlist is straight up indie rock then I shifted to a little more electro stuff, following with another Sufjan Stevens tribute (including some of his new work with Sisyphus), and a couple of indie folk-y/indie poppy playlists sparked by my rediscovery of Ace Enders of The Early November’s solo project, “I Can Make A Mess.”

I also included my hip hop playlists. One week’s theme was “Emo Rappers” (think Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, etc.) and another’s was “Ellie Goulding, Rapped Up” (hip hop mashups and collaborations featuring Ellie and also remixes of her songs)

March 1-6

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/4NGB7Ew5GVL1upGkylYiVO

March 7-12

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/2cYgzdxOIsVmeBXGOtDOUL

March 12-17

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/3uQiCbqqL7d8QNloNYmzMN

March 18-22 “You Don’t Mess With The Sufjan” in honor of Sisyphus’ debut album release

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/4VWfUpsy9xwF0EU0wB9btZ

March 23-27

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/2BIaSZ35YQuUC7n8FklipS

March 28-April 1 “‘I Can Make a Mess’ of Indiepop”

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/49KrzCiCs27ahZVFADVNtU

Hip Hop Playlists:

week of March 7

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/3rlzRqBiSy6PTDCsENiGlE

week of March 14 (“emo rappers”)

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/7kKFByhwYNnlxHNySIcnH0

week of March 21 (Ellie Goulding, Rapped Up)

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/4Y6UgHykyUbUC1UQtFOLuK

week of March 28

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/2eVWfZ8qQV8C3iiloI3mi7

Black Light Playlist:

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/5LNrkIT6Iw8EbIIhaFnaNU

February Playlists

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Here are the playlists I used in all my regular vinyasa classes in February. The playlist called “workshop” from 2/8-2/14 was a collection of some of my all time favorite songs to teach to. I used it in an educational workshop about how to effectively create classes with mindful sequencing and music. I don’t often theme my playlists, but I had a little fun with it this month. After coming across a few great Sufjan Stevens remixes, I made a “Sufjan-a-thon” playlist that worked perfectly for class. He’s one of my all time favorite artists and great for teaching to. Another themed playlist, “Emo Yoga,” (well, about as emo as you can get without screamy vocals or super loud guitars) was a throwback playlist to my high school days to celebrate one of my favorite students and friends who is (sadly) moving to the West Coast this month…

I also teach to hip hop (which is often a mix of hip hop, mashups, remixes and electropop). There are two themed hip hop playlists- a “Kid Cudi-thon” and “slow jamz.” And this month I debuted an acoustic Friday night flow. I’ve included those playlists at the bottom.

Feb 1-7 http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/0fJI1ssIWPLC7NUUlHBWUm

Feb 8-14
http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/1L0Jvm8i7efkNgVflRGIGd

Feb 15-22 (Sufjan-a-thon)
http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/4VWfUpsy9xwF0EU0wB9btZ

Feb 23-28 (“emo yoga”)
http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/2nO8IPWAyNTRdjVCsR68iO

HIP HOP

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/1IfmCPVvmaMLDtdWPNhkws

Kid Cudi-thon

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/6hFu71UMXcGEmHmvQZMh6L

Slow Jamz
http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/1cyz0eSGixDA8p60wFU83l

Hip Hop Meets Electropop
http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/0dCd3UPyNoeueOAaZwNayp

FRIDAY NIGHT UNPLUGGED

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/2DjIYPlibTjGqVCvVzlkSz

http://open.spotify.com/user/michaelbmann/playlist/3UhI9LujQOcdmCxXGqkmBG