“A lot of people thinks it sounds like a gimmick,” says Romanelli. “I think yoga teachers and chefs have a lot in common. They’re both trying to inspire a state of sensory ecstasy. The chef does it with the palate. The yogi does it with the body.”
From the student/diner’s perspective, Romanelli hopes the experience encourages people to slow down, appreciate food in a new way, and learn more about the local-food movement.
“It’s not about getting all sweaty,” says Romanelli. “The class is engaging to the point where you’re relaxed, your mind is quiet, and senses awakened.”
The Yoga for Foodies class and dinner, $70 per person (bring your own yoga mat), runs from 6:30 to 8:30 on Friday, May 7. Call 202-654-0999 or click here for more.
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