Halloween Yoga Inspiration!

Last Halloween, I had an AWESOME time prepping some festive classes to celebrate the holiday! I added glow sticks and black lights to the mix and it was a BLAST. To spread the joy and fun we all shared, I want to pass it along in case you could use any of it for your class as well!


  1. Main Titles (Beetlejuice) – Danny Elfman

  1. Black Magic Woman – Santana

  1. Monster – Lady Gaga

  1. Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr

  1. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

  1. Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett

  1. The Monster – Eminem

  1. Monster – Skillet

  1. Freaks Come Out at Night – Whodini

  1. This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson

  1. Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show

  1. Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival

  1. Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon

  1. I’m Your Boogie Man – KC & the Sunshine Band

  1. Thriller – Michael Jackson

  1. Demons – Imagine Dragons

  1. This is Halloween – The Nightmare Before Christmas


“The father we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” ~ Paula Guran

I then encouraged my students to consider in what ways they can revisit the magic and mystery of Halloween from their childhood and make that feeling come alive again in their hearts.

Pose Ideas:

You can obviously do whatever works best for your class. These are just my silly renaming of poses to be more festive, so that’s what I’ve included below:

Skeleton/mountain pose – shake out the bones!

Take arms high in a V shape and dive into forward fold like a vampire bat

Cat/cow/puppy poses – scaredy cat

Moon salutations

Child’s pose – pumpkin pose

Dolphin (this I threw in just for fun because it’s great headstand and pincha prep! None of which we do in my classes, but just to get them thinking outside the box!)

Crow pose – scarecrow

Chair pose – witch on her broomstick

Tree pose – weeping willow, sway it back and forth in the wind

Gate pose – creaky gate

Cobblers or simple seat with a twist – owl

Corpse – mummy

Are there any other poses you can think of to theme for Halloween?

If you’re teaching kids, be sure to check out my post about kids Halloween Yoga here!