Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Foodie Yoga the Next Big Thing?!


As a hardcore yogi who's been practicing for more than 13 years, I'm finding this latest trend on the mat quite disturbing.

Foodie Yoga is the newest brand of yoga at a New York studio. They're combining vegan food with Bikram, which sounds absolutely unsanitary. I'm all about exploring yourself through yoga—and of course I'm all about the food!!!—but this is beyond, as described in yesterday's New York Times story:

"All had signed up for a strange new hybrid of physical activity: first an hour of vigorous, sweaty yoga, then a multicourse dinner of pasta, red wine and chocolate. As soon as the lights went up, dinner was served on the floor: an (almost) seamless transition designed to allow the yogis to taste, smell and digest in a heightened state of awareness."

I really hope this is one trend that never makes its way to Chicago!

UPDATE: It's coming . . . and happening at Province in March!

1 comment:

Chef Renee said...

i love food and i LOVE hot yoga.. but the two should never meet. ew.
want to eat after yoga... sure, let's go to manny's and eat corned beef and potato pancakes with you back in your clothes, and not sweating in to the spaghetti...
NO thanks