For a second, I thought "Vino and Vinyasa" was a misprint in my yoga magazine. Candidly, I didn't want it to be one, so it would relieve the tiny bit of guilt I felt having a glass of wine before teaching my yoga class recently. After some research (while sipping a glass of wine), I came across some interesting articles on this cool combo. Not that I needed more research than my own...
One article compared the "practice of yoga", to the "art of drinking a glass of wine" and here's how:
1. Both make you feel good.
2. Each give you a sense of exploration.
3. They generate the energy to connect to others.
4. Both are good for a healthy lifestyle (ok maybe some moderation is needed here).
5. You can enjoy yoga and wine, just about anywhere, at any age, (over 21) with anyone!
Yoga-and-lifestyle guru David Romanelli introduced Yoga for Foodies, debuting at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona. The three-night retreat included morning and afternoon yoga sessions, followed by a wine or chocolate tasting or even a three-course meal. Usually classes end by chanting "om" not by comparing the scent of a Cabernet to a Tuscan blend.
Check out these exotic yoga retreats - but be on the lookout for information on a special "Vino and Vinyasa" retreat with my friend Jonelle Hancuff, owner of Half Moon Wellness in Atlanta.
Just imagine being in a beautiful vineyard, sampling amazing wines, after a sunset yoga class!
Or join us in the spring at Barnsley Gardens outside Atlanta or The Miraval Resort and Spa, my fav!
Love to hear from you if you interested in joining us at a retreat next year. I guarantee there will be lots of yoga and wine too!