Some may say that drinking as you do yoga defeats the purpose of it, but others say it can help you relax your body—especially if it’s your first time.
If you’re not used to taking classes, yoga can be more difficult than many people initially realize. Twisting your body into different positions it’s not used to can be challenging. That’s exactly why yoga instructor Eli Walker decided to open up a “Drunk Yoga” series.
Here you’ll practice low intensity Vinyasa with a glass of wine in your hand (forcing you to hold the position correctly, too, so the glass won’t tip over!). Sipping on wine during your 45-minute yoga session is intended to help people new to the practice loosen up a bit and make it easier to flow into various positions. This is ideal if you’re not particularly flexible yet. Don’t worry, you’ll get there! And probably with the assistance of everyone’s good friend, vino.
This is a fun spin to classes and an awesome introduction into yoga. The positions Walker chooses for this class incorporate holding your wine.
The class takes place on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Drexler’s on Avenue A. Get your tickets to the next class here!