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Updated: 7 Places Do Yoga and Drink Wine in Washington This Summer

Because vino makes everything better.
Various studios and wineries are hosting yoga and wine-tasting events in July in Washington. Photograph courtesy of Mimi Rieger.

An invigorating yoga session works wonders when it comes to relieving stress. Even better? Adding a glass of wine (or two) to the picture. Mark your calendars this month for the following vinyasa and vino events, starting with two classes this Friday.

Vinyasa & Vino at Past Tense Studio
3253 Mount Pleasant St., NW; 202-462-9642
Friday, July 12, at 6:30 PM
Kelly DiNardo kicks off a monthly Vinyasa & Vino program this Friday at her Mount Pleasant studio, Past Tense. Following the yoga class, participants are treated to a free wine-tasting with First Vine, a local importer. Friday’s tasting includes two red wines. Can’t make the yoga sesh? No problem—the wine tasting is open to the public, too. Just be sure to bring an ID. $15.

Vinyasa and Vino at Vida U Street
1612 U St., NW; 202-939-2577
Friday, July 12, at 6:30 PM
Mimi Rieger leads this “vigorous” vinyasa flow class outdoors on the rooftop of the Vida Penthouse. By 7:45 PM, you’ll be munching organic peaches and goat cheese courtesy of Sweetgreen and sipping wine and Champagne on the pool deck. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. E-mail Alex at azamudio@vidafitness.com to reserve a spot.

Yoga Under the Vines at Lost Creek Winery 
43277 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg; 703-443-9836
Thursday, July 18, at noon
Take a personal day and reboot at Lost Creek Winery’s midday yoga event. Inner Power Yoga leads an hourlong class under the pavilion followed by a tasting of Virginia wine, plus cheese and meat platters. $30 to register; $35 for walk-ins.

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard at Serpent Ridge Vineyards
2962 Nicodemus Rd., Westminster; 410-848-6511
Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 PM
Think of it as Thursday’s happy hour. The Yoga House hosts another yoga and wine session in Westminster. The 60-minute class is followed by a wine-tasting; each participant will receive a souvenir wine glass. $30 per person. 

Vin, Yin, & Zin at Tranquil Space
1632 17th St., NW; 202-328-9642
Friday, July 19, at 6:30 PM
This class is open to all levels and moves through a yin-yang fusion flow. After class, enjoy a glass of organic Zinfandel wine. Each participant is encouraged to bring a bottle to share. Class ends at 9 PM. $35 if you register online; $29.75 for members.

Yoga on the Wine Trail at Bluemont Vineyard
18755 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, VA; 540-554-8439
Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 AM
Don’t worry—the wine-tasting doesn’t start until after the early morning yoga session and a meditation walk through the vines. That’s when you’ll go on the Barrel Room Tour and meet the assistant winemaker, which is followed by lunch paired with a wine of your choice. $59 per person or $180 for four. (Yoga 4 Life regularly hosts yoga events at local wineries.)

Yoga & Wine in the Vineyard at Elk Run Vineyard
15113 Liberty Rd., Mount Airy, MD; 410-775-2513
Saturday, July 27, at 6:30 PM
The Yoga House will lead a 60-minute practice followed by a wine-tasting at Elk Run. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and, in addition to a plethora of wines, can expect fruit and cheese platters and a complimentary souvenir wineglass to take home. $38. 

This post has been updated from a previous version.

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