We flowed through what Angelica called our ‘vino-yasa’ and moved into everything from chair pose to a warrior sequence. Let me tell you, a reverse warrior with a glass of wine in your hand is no simple feat.
Despite the playful elements – like clinking glasses with your neighbour while in plank pose – I was surprised to find the class wasn’t all that different from other yoga practises I’ve tried.
Except, I never once felt intimidated. And sometimes (I stress the *sometimes* part) that can be the case for beginners in other yoga classes. As much as you try to focus on your own body and headspace, there are days where you can’t help but compare yourself to the five-foot-ten gazelle at the front of the studio with her ankles wrapped around her ears.
During this class, there was not even a hint of that. In fact, we were all actively encouraging one-another.
No one cared if a pose didn’t work out – we were all there to learn and have a good time. The end result was a group of strangers on a rooftop, having a laugh, dishing out compliments and moving their bodies in the sunshine.
Just try and tell me that isn’t good for the soul.
“I like to describe this class as an entertainment experience through the vehicle of a yoga class. More like a ‘yoga party,’ where everyone’s invited,” Walker shared.
“I wanted to create a community for yogis and non-yogis alike to celebrate life through mindful movement.
“And what better way to do that than with a glass of wine with your friends on a yoga mat, guided by a fun, dynamic instructor who is there to remind you of all of the things you have to be grateful for?”
After experiencing it for myself, I’d really have to agree.
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