Looking for a cool tune for your yoga-class playlist that will get your students in the holiday mood without being cheesy? I have to give a shout out for fellow Akron gal Chrissie Hynde. Take a minute to listen to her holiday anthem “2000 Miles” with the Pretenders, and you’ll see why this is a perfect song to accompany a few holiday asanas.

If you’re not about the holiday music, her song “VegiTerranean, a hip vegan Italian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant in Akron (which happens to be a very risky venture in meat-and-potatoes Ohio) that I’m a huge fan of. I love a restaurant where I can order and eat anything from the menu (there are not many of those in Ohio)!

  • She is currently rocking out with a very talented and hot young Welsh singer-songwriter—J.P. Jones. Check out their band (J.P., Chrissie and the Fairground Boys) and new album, back story in addition to putting out some great new tunes like “If You Let Me.”

    Chrissie, please tell me your secret of looking so amazing (yes, I am delusional enough to think that she will read my blog!)? I’m hoping yoga is a part of the routine to keep you looking and feeling so great. If so, you are welcome at any of my Akron-area yoga classes!

    Got a favorite Chrissie song you have used on your yoga playlist? Let me know if you use any holiday music in your playlists. Also, would it be cheesy to do my Christmas Eve class with all Christmas music (I’m thinking yeah but wanted some feedback)?

    I’m liking this “Featured Yoga Playlist Artist” thing, it may just become a regular feature here at the DDD!

    Illustration: Gabriella Fabbri